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Every once in a while, the Monster Garage folks pick a somewhat rare car (a '70s big-block 'Vette, for example) and hack it to bits in the name of Discovery (and/or ratings). The victim on the upcoming August 22nd show was an old split-window Beetle, chopped up and hopped up within an inch of its life by the build crew with the intention of smacking the timing lights in the nine-second range. The style of the car reminds us of host Jesse James' Chongo Blanco bike, which in our opinion, is the meanest-looking thing ever to come out of West Coast Choppers. [Thanks to Marc and his dad Frenchy for the tip.]

Monster Garage built a 9 SEC VW! Come Check it out [SoCal Euro]

Fly High Esperante: Jesse James Leaves the Ground [Internal]