Highway to Sell: We interview Dennis Pittsenbarger


We at at Gearhead Daily really try to keep our ear firmly planted to the rails of the car industry. When we heard of the new Discovery TV show Highway to Sell premiering September 1st at 10PM ET/PT we were interested. What made it more interesting is that seeing our friend list on Facebook included one of the main characters of the show, Dennis Pittsenbarger. It didn’t take us long to grab his ear on the phone and he gave us the skinny.

Hey Dennis! I think we run in a lot of the same circles!

Ha ha! I think we do, I had to give up a lot of cool opportunities to do this show for Discovery but everyone was very gracious and understood what I needed to do.


So, give us the run down on the show, are we going to be seeing you restore a ’99 Accord? 

My buddy Slick has a thing for old school hot-rods, like the ’30’s and 40’s stuff. I really like the muscle cars, pony cars and enjoy the pro-touring side of the industry. So, no, you won’t be seeing us redoing a ’99 Accord. The idea behind the show is to find old cars that the owner couldn’t finish and we do it for them. They then can take the cash and run or buy it back at a severely reduced rate to fix it up.


What would you say has been your proudest moment?

I’d say the paint job on the Camaro you’ll see in the first episode. I haven’t painted a car in 15 years and that’s where I cut my teeth. You know, I’m one of those guys that talks the talk ya’know? The humidity in Florida at that time of year is brutal so getting paint to stick to that thing, I was pretty impressed with myself. 


And what would you say is your… not so proud moment thus far?

Ha! Probably being a wuss when it comes to the heat! The temp read close to 100-degrees and the feels like temp is close to 115, inside a paint booth it’s damn near unbearable. 

Fair enough! What else do you want people to know about the show?

Look man, this show is all about cars that you can drive and have fun with. We were put on sometimes impossible time lines to finish these cars. This show isn’t for rich guys who just want to buy a car and park it, this is for real car guys who want to drive their cars. We give them the option to take the cash or take the car and walk away, for whatever reason they want, whether it be money or sentimental or otherwise. I don’t want to reveal too much, but there’s certainly a part of the show that people will want to see. 

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