VELOCITY'S "IRON RESURRECTION" RETURNS TO GIVE NEW LIFE TO RUSTED OLD WRECKS
--Joe Martin, Amanda Martin, Shag and the Martin Bros Customs Team Create Eye-Catching New Vehicles in Season Two Premiering Tuesday, July 11 at 10 PM ET/PT --
(Silver Spring, Md.) - Breathing new life into the worst rusted out wrecks is Joe Martin's specialty. For years, as proprietor of Martin Bros Customs in Austin, Texas, he, his wife Amanda and his best friend Jayson "Shag" Arrington have found, customized and restored all types of cars, trucks and motorcycles for a range of clients. Now there back knocking off the rust and putting on the cool in the sophomore season of Velocity's hit series IRON RESURRECTION premiering Tuesday, July 11 at 10 PM ET/PT.
IRON RESURRECTION is the real deal when it comes to car restoration. In each episode, Amanda and Shag search Texas for maligned motorized treasures that Joe and the skilled Martin Bros Customs team can build into one-of-a-kind vehicular masterpieces.
Shag knows the art of the deal while Amanda keeps the Martin Bros Customs shop focused and on budget. When they bring a car back to the shop, viewers get an up close, detailed look at Joe's creative restoration process from draft sketch through to the last lug nut being tightened and the body being expertly polished. Raising the dead is never easy, but together this Texas team of gearheads can restore any rusted pile of metal into the hottest cars and craziest choppers in the world.
IRON RESURRECTION airs Tuesdays at 10 PM ET/PT beginning July 11 only on Velocity.
Full Episode Order Below (All Times ET/PT)
Tuesday, July 11 at 10 PM
Martin Bros Customs can't wait to transform an old 1970 Chevy C10 truck into a powerful autocross hot rod. The build looks promising when Shag and Amanda track down a wicked 700 horsepower supercharged engine with more bite than a Texas rattlesnake. However, they find themselves desperate and empty handed after an extensive search for a sturdy cab. It's crunch time and Joe and the team may just have to rebuild from frame to fender. Out of options they struggle to resurrect this rusted wreck to powerhouse pick-up.
Tuesday, July 18 at 10 PM
The era of the Great Depression has just rolled into the shop in the form of a 1935 Chevy Master. Made famous by the gangsters of its time, the Master features a distinctive grill, wood interior and suicide doors. Cool doesn't begin to describe this car. But at 82 years old - it's going to take an awful lot of Martin Bros magic to resurrect this relic.
"Super Low Metro"
Tuesday, July 18 at 10 PM
Known for their killer cool paint jobs, Martin Bros Customs flips this build on its head. A weather beaten 1959 Metro rolls into the shop for an extreme makeover from the inside out. The team puts on a new frame, custom interior, high powered LS 5.3-liter engine, specialty wheels and a lavish air suspension system that can kiss the ground. It's the Flintstones meets the Jetsons with a surprise twist for its new owner.
"62 Corvette Fuelie"
Tuesday, August 1 at 10 PM
Martin Bros Customs gets to work their magic on a rare, early American-made, 360 horsepower, fuel-injected classic - a 1962 Chevy Corvette. The customer wants his muscle car restored to original factory condition including a new paint job. With costs on the climb the Corvette's weathered body and antique power plant threaten to kick this build straight to the curb.
Tuesday, August 8 at 10 PM
Martin Bros Customs' latest client loves her trucks, particularly the 1950 Chevy. The plan: find an antique body, fit it on a brand-new frame and running gear, and give it the latest power plant on the market. But with a list of customizations the size of Texas, this build is going to test Joe Martin's mechanical genius. If he wants to turn this vintage truck into a modern high performance vehicle, Joe and his crew must pull off the impossible.
"Good to Go GTO"
Tuesday, August 15 at 10 PM
One of the kings of classic American muscle is the Pontiac GTO. Known for its sizzling performance and smooth body style this is one of the fastest cars of its time. Joe Martin gets his hands on an old 1969 and gives it his signature twist; low slung with lots of stylish body mods and a new power train that will have those super wide tires smoking hot.
"Smoking Hot Ghia"
Tuesday, August 22 at 10 PM
Volkswagen's Karmann Ghia doesn't make enthusiasts think classic Americana, but when Amanda stumbles across a 1971 model she throws down the gauntlet to her husband Joe. The team digs in, changes its stance, ramps up the horse-power and gives it a killer paint job. Along the way they uncover a pile of problems that could stop them from making any money on this job.
"Power Infused Impala"
Tuesday, August 29 at 10 PM
Joe Martin can hardly believe his luck when he finds a pristine 1962 Impala owned by a customer who wants to cut it up, strip it back, stiffen up the ride and add more horses than a Texas ranch. It's a classic Martin Bros Customs custom job, but everything comes to a crashing halt when budget issues threaten to leave this Impala job in limbo.
"Champagne Super Nova"
Tuesday, September 4 at 10 PM
Joe Martin gets his hands on a sweet 1967 Chevy Nova and the crew has some modifications in store including independent front suspension, narrowed rear-end, a fuel injection system, and finished off with a brand new lavish interior and custom paint job. All this work comes at a cost. Shag and Amanda need to find a buyer with deep pockets fast.
Tuesday, September 11 at 10 PM
When a customer turns up at Martin Bros Customs with a 1959 Chevy Impala it looks more like a parts donor than a serious project. But Joe can't turn down a car with this classic style and comes up with a rad plan; take the body off, add a new suspension, add a new motor, install a new transmission and disc brakes, and top it off with a cherry paint job. This is just the kind of project Joe and the crew live for but it's going to require a pile of parts and some serious love.
IRON RESURRECTION is produced for Velocity by Discovery Studios. Rob Kerr is executive producer for Discovery Studios. For Velocity, Peter Neal is executive producer, David Lee is vice president of production and Robert Scanlon is executive vice president and general manager of Velocity and Automotive Content.
Velocity, a division of Discovery Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), is the only television brand that focuses on delivering automotive content to enthusiasts and viewers. Velocity programming is engaging, entertaining and informative, featuring the very best of the automotive world as told by the genre's top experts and personalities. The fully HD network is available in 71 million homes, and viewers can enjoy their favorite shows anytime, anywhere through Velocity Go - the network's TVE platform featuring live and on demand access to complete seasons. Viewers can also connect with Velocity at Velocity.com, as well as on Facebook at http://facebook.com/VelocityTV, on Twitter @Velocity and on Instagram @Velocity.
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