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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Shows people working hard while having a good time. Shows how math, art, and science can be applied in the real world.
Violence & Scariness
Some personality conflicts, but nothing major.
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Products & Purchases
Lots of self-promotion of Boyd Coddington, as well as other car-related brands.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this reality show set in a high-end body shop follows the day-to-day work of refurbishing American cars. This show offers a glimpse into real-world applications of math, design, and engineering. Some minor personality conflicts arise, but most are handled professionally. The staff is racially diverse but is exclusively male.
Is It Any Good?
As with many of its fellow car-centric reality shows, American Hot Rod is a great opportunity to show teens that work can be both hard and fun and that plenty of people turn their passions into successful businesses. The fact that viewers see tattooed guys using math to solve mechanical problems and people dealing positively with setbacks is an added plus.
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