John Hames, the American Car Prospector, travels around America searching for "Gold on Wheels," those Iconic automobiles of the past that have become the basis of the American Car Culture, finding and buying desirable vintage cars in need of restoration and talks to their present owners, collectors and others who are vintage car enthusiasts about America's love of The Car.

Cars, Americana, Reality, History


8 x 60 HD Episodes Available

EP1 American Car Prospector
On the Prowl

John Hames, the American Car Prospector, finds include a classic 1955 Buick Century; a 1970 Mustang Grande; a 1964 Cadillac Bullet car; a 1955 MGA; and a motorcycles museum.

EP2 American Car Prospector
Residential Roundup

John Hames finds a 1966 Stingray Corvette parked in a residential garage; then a rare 1968 Dodge Charger and a biker who appears to be less than friendly.

EP3 American Car Prospector
One Ton Fury

The American Car Prospector finds a black 1962 Lincoln suicide-door; a gritty 61 Ford Econoline pick-up; then he meets a fabricator who has a Rat Rod that John truly worships.

EP4 American Car Prospector
 Prospecting Imports

John Hames stumbles across an original 1954 Austin Healy 100. His elation is short-lived as he continues his search that results in him coming face to face with an angry man.

EP5 American Car Prospector
Duelling Porsches

The American Car Prospector meets a collector of vintage Porsches, who has a 356 T-6 and a 912 E; next, he takes a look at a 1951 Chevy truck completely custom built.

EP6 American Car Prospector
Hello Gorgeous!

John Hames discovers a 1951 MGTD Midget sports car, a 1958 Corvette Go-Kart body, a stash of international motorcycles, a classic Olds Cutlass 442 convertible, and more.

EP7 American Car Prospector
Muscle on My Mind

John Hames gets behind the wheel of a 638-horsepower Corvette ZR1; is introduced to a 1929 Hudson Dual Cowl Phaeton; then he finds a 1970 Oldsmobile 442 and more.

EP8 American Car Prospector
Another Ace in the Hole

John Hames is given a lead on a race car that was built back in the ‘60s. With the fuel injection alone worth $20,000, will John have the money to get this deal away?