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C3 Corvettes to be Featured on SPEED’s CAR WARRIORS

by Keith Cornett on April 12, 2011

DVR Alert: Corvettes to be Featured on SPEED's CAR WARRIORS

The premise behind SPEED’s CAR WARRIORS is pretty simple. Give two teams identical cars and 72 hours to turn it into a custom ride. At the end of each show, a panel of celebrity judges evaluates the cars and selects the winner. The latest show airs this Wednesday at 9pm EST and surprise, the two teams are each given a 1976 Corvette to work their magic on.

When you have only 72 hours to turn around a project that would normally take a year, fireworks are certain as sleep-deprived “Type A” personalities work to make their designs into reality. Luckily, the teams are working in a huge state-of-the-art speed shop featuring just about any tool or part needed to get the job done.

When the two teams have completed their builds, the three celebrity judges, ‘Mad Mike’ Martin of Pimp My Ride, So-Cal Speed Shop’s Jimmy Shine and legendary Hollywood car builder George ‘King of the Kustomizers’ Barris, evaluate the cars based on their expert fields to proclaim one of the cars as the show’s winner.

Here are some pictures from this week’s CAR WARRIORS featuring Corvettes from 1976:

1976 Corvettes featured on SPEED's Car Warriors 1976 Corvettes featured on SPEED's Car Warriors Lot S65 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
1976 Corvettes featured on SPEED's Car Warriors 1976 Corvettes featured on SPEED's Car Warriors Lot S65 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
1976 Corvettes featured on SPEED's Car Warriors 1976 Corvettes featured on SPEED's Car Warriors Lot S65 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
1976 Corvettes featured on SPEED's Car Warriors 1976 Corvettes featured on SPEED's Car Warriors Lot S65 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
1976 Corvettes featured on SPEED's Car Warriors 1976 Corvettes featured on SPEED's Car Warriors Lot S65 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

If you want to see what the finished Corvettes look like and which team wins the competition, you’ll have to tune in to SPEED on Wednesday evening.

The show premiered in February and already has had its share of controversy in its short life. Several weeks ago, one of the teams sued the show claiming the results of the competition were fixed. Both sides eventually came to an agreement.

CAR WARRIORS airs Wednesday nights at 9pm EST on SPEED.


Source:
SPEED

Related:
Johnny O’Connell, Jimmie Johnson and DeAngelo Williams on SPEED’s Test Drive: Corvette
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