Lines of fluid coming from beneath a CART Champ Car is the first sign of a broken part of some sort and usually means that someone's race has just come to an ignominious end.

Now, thanks to Jesse James and his band of renegade car builders on the Discovery Channel mega-hit series 'Monster Garage', a line of fluid pouring from one particular Champ Car could signify the beginning of a new career path for what was once a 750hp turbocharged racing machine.

James and his Monster Garage crew have accepted the challenge of turning a Champ Car into a working street-line painter for an upcoming installment of the popular program, which is the second highest rated show of all cable series among males 18-49. The crew, which will include current Champ Car team owner and potential series owner Paul Gentilozzi, has a limited amount of time and funds to transform the car into a working street painter according to the show's premise.

"I think its kinda cool to take something that would be a flower pot for the rest of its life and turn it into something loud and fast that works," said James.

Under the rules of the show the team can spend no more than $3,000 cash for parts and Jesse and his crew have only one week to design, build and roll out the machine. The Champ Car episode, which is broadcast Monday nights from 8-9 p.m. Eastern Time, is slated to air in November.



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