SEASON FIVE

ROADKILL

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THRASHING ROADKILL PROJECT CARS!

EPISODE 1

STORYLINE
In this episode you’ll see a huge road trip that includes Freiburger-versus-Finnegan showdowns with crazy burnouts in the General Mayhem and General Maintenance; drag racing with the Blasphemi, General Mayhem, Draguar, and Vette Kart; and road-racing in the Vette Kart and General Maintenance. It’s all part of Roadkill Takes America, presented by Dodge, an event that was held in August of 2015.


WRECKER ADVENTURE! HARRY TOW MEETS PIGPEN

EPISODE 2

STORYLINE
A ’71 Ford Crew Cab 4x4 tow truck. Yeah, exactly what Finnegan and Freiburger need in their lives. In this episode of Roadkill, powered by Dodge, the guys trek to Colorado to meet up with cool fans who sold ’em the homebuilt, 460-powered tow truck that instantly became known as Harry Tow, or Harry for short.


MULLET-CAR THRASH BATTLE!

EPISODE 3

STORYLINE
Roadkill is powered by Dodge, which honestly has nothing to do with us needlessly destroying a Chevy and a Ford in this episode. It’s the mullet-car showdown, a battle of dirt-cheap beaters: an SN95 Mustang V-6 and a third-gen Camaro with a 305 that’s so gutless it might as well be a V-6. Don’t worry, neither one of these junkers was worth saving, but we prove that a couple of guys with some useless cars can have a whole lot of fun throwing caution to the wind in full-thrash mode on an off-road racetrack. Good air! And when parts finally fall out of the engines, Freiburger’s Jeep comes out to put the mullet cars out of their misery. Enjoy this throwback to the early days of Roadkill: It’s just like the van vs. wagon thrash battle (Episode 6) and the cop car shootout (Episode 12).


ROADKILL 50TH EPISODE SPECIAL! 10-CAR SHOWDOWN!

EPISODE 4

STORYLINE
Roadkill survived 50 episodes! In that time, we’ve built a whole lot of cars, and in this episode we’ve got a shootout of the 10 that are still running and driving (and that have appeared on the show since our similar competition for the 25th episode).


WILL IT GO 10S? MAZDARATI IS BACK!

EPISODE 5

STORYLINE
Roadkill powered by Dodge brings back a Mazda pickup powered by a 455 Oldsmobile in the bed! In this episode of Roadkill, the guys pull out all the stops to push the Mazdarati into 10-second territory by doing a top-end rebuild in the staging lanes of a dragstrip, road-tripping on HOT ROD's Drag Weekend event, and then making one heroic pass with the nitrous button pushed!


WHEELSTANDING DUMP TRUCK! STUBBY BOB’S COMEBACK

EPISODE 6

STORYLINE
Bam! Stubby Bob goes big-time in this episode of Roadkill, presented by Dodge. In episode 44 of Roadkill, Mike Finnegan and David Freiburger took a 1950 Ford F6 dump truck and shortened the wheelbase to just 102 inches so it would look freaky-cool—but the truck wasn’t road trip–ready by the end of the show. This time, the truck is transformed by a supercharged big-block Chevy in the back with a Gearstar 4L80E transmission and a V-drive from a boat—all set up like a ’60s dragstrip exhibition wheelstander. But as the buildup continues, the big question is whether the weight balance and the massive dualie tires will really allow the truck to jerk the wheels off the pavement or not. The answer is some action you can’t miss. Roadkill is supported by Optima Batteries, CRC Industries, Lincoln Tech, Cooper Tire, Pioneer, and Jegs! We also thank Weiand, Gearstar, and Slims Fab Farm for help with parts for this episode.


JUNKYARD 1956 BUICK HACK!

EPISODE 7

STORYLINE
We literally hack a '56 Buick Century out of a thorn bush it’s been sitting in for 25 years, then continue slashing as we attempt to mount the body on a '73 Corvette chassis. Oh yeah, we hacked up that car, too. Watch for more Sawzalls, weed whacking, and plasma cutting per minute than any other episode of Roadkill.


DIRT-TRACK CHALLENGER RESCUE AND THRASH!

EPISODE 8

STORYLINE
The guys made a trek north to Oregon to hang out at a Mopar-and-llama farm to revitalize the winner of a Facebook coolest car contest, a 1970 Dodge Challenger that used to dirt-track race in the '90s.


CUMMINS DIESEL IN A CADILLAC!

EPISODE 9

STORYLINE
Finally, a diesel swap on Roadkill! Fans asked for it, but they couldn’t have seen this coming: the victim is a 1991 Cadillac Brougham, now converted into the swingin’ Broughammer with a Cummins turbodiesel! Join Freiburger and Finnegan with special guests Tony Angelo and Lucky Costa from the Hot Rod Garage show as they hit Colorado, dig through a private junkyard, and emerge with black-smoking, tire-churning, sky-launching power. Roadkill is powered by Dodge—this time, literally!


SWAP-MEET SPEED FOR ROADKILL NIGHTS!

EPISODE 10

STORYLINE
Roadkill Nights is an event series with legal drag racing on Woodward Avenue in Pontiac, Michigan. Follow along as we take our clapped-out 1970 Dodge Challenger dirt-track car to the Mopar Nationals in Columbus, Ohio, buy a bunch of questionable speed parts from the swap meet, install them on the spot, and road-trip to Pontiac Firebird 400/four-speed car, Mike Finnegan’s dream machine.


THE BOOST CABOOSE!

EPISODE 11

STORYLINE
What if you could have a supercharger on any car, any time? In this episode of Roadkill powered by Dodge, that was the plan with the Roadkill Boost Caboose, a trailer with an engine that powers a centrifugal supercharger that sends boost to the tow vehicle! And, it’s not just any tow vehicle -- it’s the long-lost Roadkill 1978 Chevy Monza Spyder from episode 16 that was boosted with five leaf blowers mounted under the hatch. This application of boost is a few notches more absurd, but does it really work? Watch as David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan head to a secret high-speed, high-tire-smoke test facility to find out.


THE MINI-TRUCK AND ROAD RUNNER EPISODE!

EPISODE 12

STORYLINE
On this episode of Roadkill powered by Dodge, both David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan get their dream car! Who wins that game is up to you: Is it Finnegan with his 1968 Datsun 520 mini-truck, or Freiburger with his 383-powered 1971 Plymouth Road Runner? One thing's for sure, the Datsun delivers a lot more suffering, and no one can believe it's more reliable than the Road Runner. Don’t miss the special guest appearance by Fred Williams from Dirt Every Day!


FREIBURGER VS. FINNEGAN $1,500-CAR SHOOTOUT!

EPISODE 13

STORYLINE
Roadkill fans always ask to see a competition with hosts David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan going against each other, so we finally deliver it in Episode 59 of Roadkill powered by Dodge! The idea was to have each guy buy a car for $1,500 and enter the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational in Las Vegas. But there was a catch: the cars could not be American-made. Finnegan ended up with a 1974 Honda Civic—now known as Laphonda—and Freiburger had to go rear-wheel drive with a rotary-powered 1985 Mazda RX-7…but then the whole thing went “Roadkill” in a huge plume of Honda smoke. The story ends up with burnouts, road-tripping, engine explosions, engine swapping, racing, and, as usual, thrashing around in the desert. That’s a lot of fun for $3,000 worth of cars.


ROADKILL VS. MIGHTY CAR MODS!

EPISODE 14

STORYLINE
This is the episode fans of Roadkill and Mighty Car Mods have been demanding for two years! It’s also a bonus episode of Roadkill powered by Dodge—the 13th installment of the 2016 season! David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan finally got together with Marty and Moog of Mighty Car Mods, Australia’s most popular YouTube show for gearheads. The four guys came to an agreement: RK would build the most American car possible for the MCM blokes, and then Marty and Moog would assemble an absurd icon of Mighty Modding for the Roadkill boys. Both teams gave all: Roadkill jammed together a 1969 Chevy Impala stuffed with the supercharged, 489ci big-block Chevy that was formerly in the Crusher Camaro; and Mighty Car Mods hacked the Subarute out of a hapless turbo WRX. There’s no way to imagine the fun that explodes across the language barrier when these four get together for some killer burnouts and mad skids!


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