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Discovery Turbo brings DESERT CAR KINGS

To show history come alive as junked cars become collectibles.

May 25, 2011:

Love cars? So does father-son team of Ron and Jason McClure, whose family business is Desert Valley Auto Parts — which houses over 10,000 rust-free vehicles over 100 sun-baked Arizona acres. Their goal?  To restore classic American cars to their original glory and get them back on the road, while discovering the unique and historically significant qualities of each car — and of course, to fetch a fair price at auction.

Discovery Turbo will telecast DESERT CAR KINGS on Wednesdays at 9 pm starting May 25th on Discovery Turbo.

The McClures and their crew are not merely contended with providing original parts for thousands of car collectors and restoration junkies each year but are constantly on the hunt for cars to restore — seeking them out in backyards, barns and even on their own massive lot. They seek to get as many classic American cars fixed up and back on the road as possible.

Episodes from the series:

Parts and Restoration

The McClures clash over restoring a '65 Thunderbird when there's more to be made dismantling it for parts. Selling affordable classic cars tests the foundations of the family business, but it all comes down to the auction.

Young vs. Olds

Ron challenges Jason and crew to restore a 1970 Oldsmobile 442 from his private lot. Then it's a throw-down between father and son to see who is faster in the newly restored car vs. Ron's personal 442.

Hitchhiker's guide to galaxie

The Desert Valley crew races to find a higher horsepower engine for a 1962 Ford Galaxie, one of the precursors to the muscle-car era, while a break-in has the McClures worried about securing their treasure trove of classic cars.

Cuda woulda shoulda

Ben, the new shop manager, finds himself in a tight spot after a shop accident breaks the most valuable part of the 1964 Plymouth Barracuda restoration, then the crew lets off some steam in the first ever shop vs. yard demolition derby.

Pickup line

What Jason McClure thought was a simple 1955 Ford F-100 restoration turns into anything but as a new shop manager and engine problems make the going tough for the Desert Valley Auto Parts crew.

Drive like a champion

The crew at Desert Valley faces one of their greatest challenges in the shape of a 1950 Studebaker Champion, when rare parts and urban legends about the car's hidden features send the crew scrambling.

Charger showdown

The Desert Valley crew restores a '68 Dodge Charger, the masterpiece of American muscle that once roared through Hazzard. Then it's Charger vs. Charger in a showdown 43 years in the making.


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