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jefe46
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Sep 16th, 2017 04:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

They never included labor costs in their expense of restoration. They lost on every project and the show succeeded only from advertiser funding.

It was a BS program with a typical used car hustler and a decent mechanic who was obviously instructed to keep his mouth shut about the obvious.

I would have preferred the guy, whose name I do not recall.. maybe Mike ? would have left and Edd could have carried on with someone else less repulsive.

However, the program certainly beat most of the American car trash shows.. such as Fast and Loud.. what a collosal jerk.

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Sep 16th, 2017 04:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I quite like Chasing Classic Cars.

We trade cars, and always have, so my view is always towards making a profit.

I would love to get into the higher level vehicles, but that is some very short grass to chew.

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Sep 16th, 2017 05:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"It was a BS program"

JFC -- yeah, we get it -- their projects didn't make money. This was one of the few shows that showed an actual mechanic doing mechanic stuff rather than some bimbo in yoga pants unpacking an alternator while mentioning the manufacturer's name and web address as she cuts away to another commercial.

And yes -- Brewer is a wank, but he obviously appeals to some of the WD audience -- I suspect those who don't own a toolbox.

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Sep 16th, 2017 05:52 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Another reason I'm glad I cut the cord last year. I really liked the early episodes in the UK.

As for Clarkson, the Grand Illusion or whater they call it became a parody of the BBC show.

Move along, nothing to see here.

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Sep 16th, 2017 07:23 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Edd really *is* Wheeler Dealers. Without him it will be that show in name only. Edd was very good at sussing out problems and explaining how to fix them in a way that even a non wrench turner like me could look at and think hm, if I had the tools I could probably do that.

Velocity has a disturbing tendency to ruin car shows. Look at what they did when they rebooted Overhaulin'.

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Sep 16th, 2017 07:26 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"This was one of the few shows that showed an actual mechanic doing mechanic stuff rather than some bimbo in yoga pants unpacking an alternator while mentioning the manufacturer's name and web address as she cuts away to another commercial"

This times a million

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Sep 17th, 2017 05:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If you want to see a warts and all in depth show on building and renovating cars, (and other things like helicopters), Mark Evans "A .... Is Born" series is hard to beat.

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Sep 17th, 2017 09:01 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Brewer is a twit.

Edd was the show.

I liked it even knowing their $ math was a fiction.

Velocity will one again take a good thing and ruin it.

But Brewer will make coin.

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Sep 17th, 2017 03:48 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Overhaulin', got "overhauled" and it is worse for it.

The creepy, cutesy, talky talky guy about ruins it for me. Add to that the cutesy talky talky requisite female. Useless.

Another two worsts in American auto TV is the MoPar idiot in Oregon and the American version of Top Gear. Unwatchable.

I believe I saw a bit of the new Wheeler Dealers and it couldn't hold my interest for 2 minutes.





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Sep 18th, 2017 01:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Jefe it hasn't been on yet:) I'll reserve judgement. What I've read is the producers wanted more glitz less technical which is Ed China's forte. Hopefully he'll land a gig and keep it technical.

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Sep 18th, 2017 01:16 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Referencing the Wheeler Dealers I saw.. my brother said it was an advertisement.




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Sep 18th, 2017 04:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ed was upset that the actual work on the vehicle by him was short changed for the more Wheeler dealer other guy. He wanted people to not see so much him, but what went into these semi-restorations they would do. He wanted camera time for nuts and bolts.

I agree on most of the others. Non celebrities attempting celebrity, such as Richard Rawlings (sp).

The Mopar guy in Oregon may be worsein his attempts at cutesy, and his strange obsession with his daughter creeps me out, even if the cars are stellar builds.

My absolute favorite is Wayne Carini in Chasing Classic cars, and not even him, but Roger, his brilliant old mechanic.

(This message was last edited by jay1vinton at 06:43 PM, Sep 18th, 2017)

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Sep 18th, 2017 05:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Chasing Classic Cars is a legit show.

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Sep 19th, 2017 10:34 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I just watched Graveyard Carz for the first time in a few years. The first season I watched had all kinds of antics in the shop with the daughter's lugnut baby daddy and some other knucklehead, and there was very little actual work done on the cars. I will say the show actually is better now, although Worman is still a weenie.

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Sep 20th, 2017 12:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Chasing Classic Cars is a legit show."

The show is interesting -- I like seeing some of the old (and newer) cars, but it's not something I can relate to. I don't see myself working on a $250K car anytime soon.

The show would be much more interesting (to me) if they dedicated more time to the restoration process rather than having the camera on Carini for the last ten minutes looking pissed off at the auctions when his cars tank.

I expect Carini is a swell guy to hang with as long as you have $100MM in your checking account, but otherwise, he seems like a dick.

Regardless, he seems to know what he's talking about and is obviously successful, so I keep watching.

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Sep 20th, 2017 12:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah I'm with NSR on Chasing Classic Cars. They still go on my DVR but I rarely watch them. The cars are too expensive and there's little about the repair and restoration process. The story is often the same - never enough $ at the auction.

I have been enjoying Leno's car show. He seems to be a genuine car guy and just love talking about them with people.

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Sep 21st, 2017 08:13 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The critical thing about the "old" Wheeler Dealers that differentiated it from the other car shows was the lack of a fake "deadline". The car took as long as it took to fix. No hyped up "We gotta fix this by Thursday at 2:32pm because the owner will be here" BS.
The show was trying to make money on resale, but that was usually NOT the 'be all, end all'. Some cars made a good profit, some cars made very little (the Pacer or the Chevy Luv pickup for example!).


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Sep 21st, 2017 10:21 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I watch “overhaulin “ sometimes. I like the story about doing it for people who help others, but I can’t stand seeing them take a legit classic car and chop it up to make a customized version of that car . I told my wife not to ever let them do that to my Oldsmobile . Yuck.


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Sep 21st, 2017 10:57 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The worst for me was when the previous incarnation of Overhaulin' had Sheryl Crow doing over Lance Armstrong's already-nice (maybe a high number 3 or low number 2) and original 1970 GTO and turning it into a Foosemobile. I wept for that car.

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Sep 21st, 2017 01:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I here that itchy. I saw an episode recently where they brought in a 1970 442. It appears to be all original right down to the stripes , rallye wheels and original drive train. The painted it a silver color(was originally blue) and chopped it all out with the typical foose treatment totally ruining a great stock all original 442 . I felt bad for the man. Its shown like that that make velocity hard to watch.

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