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Interview with Jimmy Shine - Car Warriors Prize Pack

Car Warriors' host Jimmy Shine takes a few minutes to tell fans about his passion for cars. Watch the exclusive clip above. See his response to "What car would you customize if you could customize any car?" This special clip is brought to us by Speed Channel's Car Warriors. Be sure to tune in tomorrow night (Friday Feb. 24th) for the season 2 preview. As you may know we're hosting a Watch-Twitter-Win event on our Twitter page (@onscreencars). Besure to tune in! You might be a lucky winner of the prize pack below!

Season 2 - Speed Channel's Car Warriors - Friday 2/24 10PM EST

Sweat, blood and tears are about to fly as a new season of Speed Channel's Car Warrior previews Friday 2/24 at 10PM EST. Two teams from different backgrounds will come together head to head to build two custom cars in just 48 hours (previously 72 hours). New host Jimmy Shine will be the ultimate judge as to who wins. The first episode will feature two early 70s Chevrolet Camaros. If you're not completely up to speed on Car Warriors be sure to check our article about the show from last season. But please come back. We've got some exciting news about the premiere! On Screen Cars will be hosting a special event during the preview! There's a very simple procedure to follow to be entered into the contest. As you watch the premiere keep an eye our Twitter feed (@onscreencars). We'll be posting up trivia questions throughout the show. If questions are replied to (don't forget our tag @onscreencars) and answered correctly you will be entered for a chance to win a Car Warrior's Prize Pack! Simple right? We'll see. Yours truly will have the questions ready for you! Be sure to spread the word. We're all excited to be chosen for this opportunity!

New Show - Car Warriors - Speed Channel

Images from Looks like the Speed Channel has something new for us car nuts this week. Car Warriors, a new series springs up on Wednesday nights at 9pm starting Feb. 23rd 2011. The series Car Warriors will feature a custom car build off style competition between classic car building stars and local hot rod shop guys and girls. Not to mention an all star panel of judges to include legendary George Barris, `King of the Kustomizers`, So-Cal Speed Shop’s Jimmy Shine - Star of `Hard Shine` and “Mad Mike” Martin - Star of `Pimp My Ride`. Images from The set of the show is at the famous Ted Moser's Picture Car Warehouse at the Los Angeles Center Studios. For those are not familiar with this venue's history, let's just say it's where they build and store a lot of the famous TV/Movie cars we talk about on this blog. Now that we've covered the who and where, what about the "what"? Well the "what" is the objective of the show. Which is the fact two teams of eight (stars vs. locals) using the shop's resources will have just 72 hours to design, dissemble, build and polish 2 cars to be judged by the star panel. The task of building these monsters in such a tight time frame will be sure to test the wits, stamina and skills of it's contestants. We're looking forward to see what materializes out of this series. I'm sure we'll all be in for a surprise. You can find out more about this series at See ya next time! Images from Images from Images from Images from

Car Movies/TV Series On Netflix Instant Play / On Demand

Netflix's on demand service is growing daily. Over the last few weeks I've been taking down the names of awesome car movies found on Netflix's on demand service. We started posting the links here in this post. Some of the ones that stuck out were Cannonball Run II, Over the Top, Gator, XXX, Convoy, etc. The best part is they're all instant play no waiting*. If you're not familiar with Netflix's service. Let me explain. It's easier than ever to watch movies at home without stepping foot outside your front door. For a small fee of 8.99 a month you get access to hundreds of movies available instantly online through your computer or streaming device*. Not to mention Netflix's DVD mailing service. You can browse through movies you'd like to see and place them in a queue. Your first title will come in the mail, watch it or keep it for as long as you like (no late fees). Once you return it (paid postage provided by Netflix) they'll mail the next one on your list. Between the two bundled services you can find just about anything you're looking to watch. For those who may already be using Netflix's streaming service*. Let me fill you in on a box that's changing how you watch your favorite online titles. Before most fokes used their computer to view Netflix on-demand. However with the new Roku streaming box, you can sit in the comfort of your living room while you watch those great car movies on your big screen. The Roku box retails for about $99 dollars (depending on the model). The interesting fact is you can watch more than just Netflix using the box. There are hundreds of Roku free/paid channels and content providers. It's a steal. You can find out more about the Roku streaming box using our Amazon link below. * Denotes Internet Connection Required

The Big List Starts Here!

Smokey and the Bandit on Netflix

Smokey and the Bandit II on Netflix

Convoy on Netflix

The Cannonball Run on Netflix

Bullitt on Netflix

Christine on Netflix

Corvette Summer on Netflix

Mad Max on Netflix

Knight Rider: Season 1 on Netflix

Gator on Netflix

The A-Team: Season 1 on Netflix

XXX on Netflix

The Fast and the Furious on Netflix

2 Fast 2 Furious on Netflix

Pawn Stars: Season 1 on Netflix

Days of Thunder on Netflix

Ghostbusters 2 on Netflix

Lock Up on Netflix

Octane on Netflix

American Muscle Car: Season 1 on Netflix

Thelma & Louise on Netflix

Car Wash on Netflix

Gamer on Netflix

Die Hard on Netflix

Cars That Changed the Automobile Industry on Netflix

Modern Marvels: Monster Trucks on Netflix

NASCAR: The IMAX Experience on Netflix

First Look: Dukes of Hazzard - General Lee - LEE1

The first five episodes of the Dukes of Hazzard TV show were shot in Georgia during November 1978. A total of six Dodge Chargers were used for filming. These first General Lees were built by Warner Brothers and are identified by extra markings on their VIN tag (LEE1, LEE2 and LEE3). Above is a video of the first jump performed using the famous General Lee, labeled "LEE1". In this post we'll be talking about the LEE1. Here's your First Look at The General Lee! LEE1 Before Dukes of Hazzard As with most of the 321 General Lees used, LEE1 had a semi-short life on the show. Before Dukes of Hazzard, LEE1 was a Light Bronze Metallic (Mopar Paint Code T3) 1969 Dodge Charger with a black vinyl top. Under the hood packed 383 V8 backed up by a TorqueFlite automatic. LEE1 was equipped with air conditioning (A/C) and drum brakes on all corners. Experts say that LEE1 may have belonged to a college student somewhere in California, as there was a student parking decal found on the windshield. Becoming a General Lee Warner Brothers production crew made a lot of modifications to turn the Copper Charger into a General Lee. Most noticeable of course is the Hemi Orange paint job with the Confederate Flag on the top. Gone is the black vinyl top. Other details include the 01 number on the driver and passenger doors. A Radio Shack CB antenna and under the CB dash unit, kept the boys in constant contact with Uncle Jessie and the gang. The wheels are American Racing Vectors, 10 spoke. Can't forget about the black push bar on the front and the full roll cage in the cabin. Several pounds of concrete were added to the trunk to help keep the nose level on landing during jumps. Chrome strip on the rocker panels? Yep, chrome strips were only featured on the LEE1. They're very noticeable in the clip above. After General Lee LEE1 was reused later in the show in episode 4, "Repo Men". It was painted a dark blue/green color with a big "71" on the top and had Nascar sponsor decals on the side. The American Racing Vectors were replaced with gold painted steel rims. The sides of the car were banged in further to give the appearance of a battered race car. The car was portrayed as Richard Petty's "Tire Test Car." Then it was retired to a Georgia junkyard, where it would remain for over two decades before it would be resurrected. If it hadn't been for Dukes of Hazzard fans Travis Bell and Gary Schneider, it may still be there. Back from the Dead The two found the LEE1 in July of 2000. The car was a wreck, of course. But after it changed hands a few times, the car was completely restored. Precise measurements were made of all the artwork on the flag and side 01 logos. Then the car was media blasted and repainted it's original color Light Bronze Metallic and sprayed over with a cheap orange paint. All the artwork was redone by hand, every star pointing in the right direction. These guys wanted to stay true to the car's state before the first jump. Check out our Gift Shop for some exciting Dukes of Hazzard stuff! Final Thoughts There are many General Lees, however there is only one LEE1. It's pretty interesting how people can come together and pool their resources to bring back a part of history. Some people would say it's just a another hunk of metal. But to the fans it's much more. Thanks for joining us for this First Look at the General Lee. Stay tuned for the next On Screen Cars! Reference: IMDB, Wikipedia,,, Edmund's Inside Line
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