7.5
59 votes
Car Masters: Rust to Riches

Car Masters: Rust to Riches

Netflix 2018

The colorful crew at Gotham Garage overhauls an eclectic collection of cars and trucks, trading up to a showstopper they can sell for big bucks.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Car Masters: Rust to Riches

Car Masters: Rust to Riches - S1E8

#1 - Back to the Future

8.16

Season 1 - Episode 8

The crew hustles to complete its ambitious upgrade of a 1955 Futura in time for a big auto show. Has Gotham Garage finally landed its six-figure car?

The episode was rated from 50 votes.

Car Masters: Rust to Riches - S2E8

#2 - Petersen Built

7.97

Season 2 - Episode 8

The crew collectively weighs the opportunity of a lifetime — one that entails a great deal of prestige, but comes at a hefty cost.

The episode was rated from 34 votes.

Car Masters: Rust to Riches - S1E5

#3 - Frank'N'Bus

7.94

Season 1 - Episode 5

Shawn locates an unconventional option for the bus engine but struggles to find a potential buyer. The crew gets some help from a hot-rod icon.

The episode was rated from 50 votes.

Car Masters: Rust to Riches - S2E7

#4 - Deal with It

7.90

Season 2 - Episode 7

As Mark overhauls a 1947 military-style Dodge Power Wagon, Shawn finds himself in the driver’s seat when he surveys buyers for a 1960 Plymouth XNR.

The episode was rated from 30 votes.

Car Masters: Rust to Riches - S1E6

#5 - Life-Size

7.87

Season 1 - Episode 6

The team aims to bring some Hot Wheels dreams to life in order to trade up for a rare Lincoln Futura replica. Shawn tries to rein in Mark’s impulses.

The episode was rated from 47 votes.

Car Masters: Rust to Riches - S1E7
#6 - Two for the Money
7.80
Season 1 - Episode 7

The team members race to beat the clock in pursuit of a six-figure car. Mark's quest for a shop truck brings up meaningful memories.

The episode was rated from 46 votes.
Car Masters: Rust to Riches - S1E4
#7 - Junkyard Jewels
7.78
Season 1 - Episode 4

Shawn and Mark get a sweet haul in a trade. Tony and Caveman tag-team a 1956 Chevy truck as Constance takes on a vintage VW microbus.

The episode was rated from 51 votes.
Car Masters: Rust to Riches - S2E3
#8 - Something Borrowed, Something Renewed
7.76
Season 2 - Episode 3

As Shawn tries to rectify a deal gone bad, he pushes Mark to take on a sentimental project. The garage gets a chance to impress a splashy new client.

The episode was rated from 29 votes.
Car Masters: Rust to Riches - S2E5
#9 - Later, Vaydor
7.72
Season 2 - Episode 5

Shawn pursues the pieces he needs for a big trade while Mark puts his stamp on a kit car. The garage is treated to a surprise visitor: Caveman’s mom.

The episode was rated from 29 votes.
Car Masters: Rust to Riches - S2E6
#10 - The Crow
7.71
Season 2 - Episode 6

Mark and Shawn finally make progress on a big deal. The crew fixes up a jalopy for a local race, then dives in to upgrade a legit vintage race car.

The episode was rated from 31 votes.

Last updated: oct 09, 2020

Comments

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Sounded interesting but I couldn't get past the Discovery Channel-style forced personalities and interactions.

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Sometimes it gets a bit annoying when they explain everything 3 or 4 times but all in all it's an interesting show with really nice car builds, even if you aren't into the older American cars. I enjoyed it.

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I would comfortably call this a "mixed bag". It has its moments, including some really nice transformations, but you have to sift through a lot of average content. It's like someone wanted to directly mirror a standard TV car show, but without any.. magic. It includes: * Every time they plan on selling a car, they'll say one price on the phone, then when they actually show off the car they'll bump the price significantly and hope the buyer goes for it. If the buyer says no, they'll ask for something else in return, or move on to the next person. They call this "making a deal", but it just seems super disingenuous to me. * They keep talking about "a big payday", but [spoiler]you won't see one in either season[/spoiler] * In terms of actual car modifications: you'll see them find/receive the car, the initial teardown, the planning stage, a bit of scattered work here and there, and then it'll **always** jump to a quick spraypaint and then straight to a finished build, making it hard to see how they went from A to B. This is **very** unsatisfying and was a common theme throughout the show * As mentioned in another review, they repeat the same things a lot. At the start of an episode, directly after the intro, and then every time someone says something while working, they repeat it sitting in front of the camera. If they're in the middle of working on a specific build, they'll walk you through the planned build multiple times, as if you weren't watching 15 minutes before. This is a Netflix show, not on TV where you might miss part of it. * I actually feel that by [spoiler]splitting into two garages[/spoiler] for Season 2 [spoiler]they actually lost some of the overall charm because they were no longer a single team all coordinating with each other all the time[/spoiler] Overall, it's an alright way to kill time, has some really fancy builds, and you won't hate yourself after it. I wouldn't watch a third season though.

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It was a nice little diversion.

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