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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,546 ✭✭✭ Agricola


    Is this a straight knock off of wheeler dealers?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,259 ✭✭✭ sogood


    I have only seen the episode with the Jeep, which was ok. I was a little bit disappointed though, as it follows the same format as many others, with much of the emphasis being placed on background info, owners profile, etc. in an attempt to appeal to the largest possible audience. Wheeler Dealers is about the most straightforward (although a little contrived at times) programme in this category.

    My all time favourite would have been "A car is reborn" when Mark Williams restored an E Type Jag. It followed the whole process in great detail, over a whole series, as opposed to cramming it into 30 minutes.

    Don't get me started on Top Gear! It's all well and good reviewing the latest offering from Masseratti or puttting two supercars head to head on a disused airport runway, but it doesn't really apply to me, as I don't have €400,000 to spend (or whatever they cost) Then there are the three stooges presenting it..........................................

    I would like to see a genuine resto/repair programme, dealing with real, everyday cars and potential, affordable classics. Genuine reviews, outlining known issues and fixes. But that's just me. I think there's way too much "reality" TV about at the moment, most of it very far removed from any reality that I've ever known. It's a pity to drag potentially interesting and informative TV down into the same bottomless pit of mindless mental bubblegum.

    Just my thoughts, but then, I'm biased!!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,358 ✭✭✭ kev1.3s


    Mark Williams had an excellent series called wreck rescue where he spent each episode with a budding restorer and there project. I was particularly impressed by the girl who put that pile of frogeye sprite shaped rubbish back together! Shame it only seemed to last one series but it obviously goes to show that there simply aren't enough of us to support this kind of program without all the entertainment added in.


  • Registered Users Posts: 530 ✭✭✭ unfit2006


    kev1.3s wrote: »
    Mark Williams had an excellent series called wreck rescue where he spent each episode with a budding restorer and there project. I was particularly impressed by the girl who put that pile of frogeye sprite shaped rubbish back together! Shame it only seemed to last one series but it obviously goes to show that there simply aren't enough of us to support this kind of program without all the entertainment added in.

    Must look that one up . May be up on Youtube.

    Car SOS is ok. I have seen both programmes to date. Almost 20 out of the total 40 minutes is given over to non-tecnical/car related content.

    Its a pity really as other programmes dealing with specialised sports and hobbies seem to devote more of the content on the activity itself. The fishing programmes are a good example. Maybe thats because they have a wider viewer fanbase to begin with so they dont have to add all the flannel.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,031 ✭✭✭ johnk123


    unfit2006 wrote: »
    Must look that one up . May be up on Youtube.

    Car SOS is ok. I have seen both programmes to date. Almost 20 out of the total 40 minutes is given over to non-tecnical/car related content.

    Its a pity really as other programmes dealing with specialised sports and hobbies seem to devote more of the content on the activity itself. The fishing programmes are a good example. Maybe thats because they have a wider viewer fanbase to begin with so they dont have to add all the flannel.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABRCPl8zwhc




    Here you go! Found it! Good show, not too much time spent on anything other than the cars. Fair play to her too!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,383 ✭✭✭ jimmyw


    kev1.3s wrote: »
    Mark Williams Evans

    Sorry, correction:D



    Where have you all being? This is old news.;)If you buy "Practical Classics" magazine, you will be very familiar with Fuzz.There is not enough emphasis on the resto work itself, and too much on that co host fella Tim Shaw, who ever he is.....


    http://www.magazinesubscriptions.co.uk/filedepository/productimages/practical-classics/thumbnails/practical%20classics%201_800_600_120523115202.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,358 ✭✭✭ kev1.3s


    Whenever I get stressed out with my project I cheer myself up by thinking about the heap of **** she started with.


  • Registered Users Posts: 530 ✭✭✭ unfit2006


    Just after watching both parts of the Frogeye restoration on Wreck Rescue.
    That car was in some state to begin with. You have to admire that girls determination to see it through.
    Had to smile at her using the big spot welder and when she was lifting on the gearbox. Fair dues to her.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,101 ✭✭✭ Max Headroom


    Typical Irish attitude....piss and moan about the lack of car programmes on tv...then piss and moan about them when they appear.....:rolleyes:

    Any car resto programme ,be it Car SOS, Desert car kings, wheeler dealers..etc.......its all good in my eye...;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,259 ✭✭✭ sogood


    Typical Irish attitude....piss and moan about the lack of car programmes on tv...then piss and moan about them when they appear.....:rolleyes:

    Any car resto programme ,be it Car SOS, Desert car kings, wheeler dealers..etc.......its all good in my eye...;)

    And that's your opinion, which you are entitled to have and to express.In the same way that I expressed the opinion that for the most part, the quality of these programmes is questionable. DIY, fishing, model making, model railways etc. are all catered for, and catered for with much better content. With so many motorists about, you would think that even a very small interested percentage would justify better presentation and content, but instead, the producers have gone for the mass audience, giving us 30 minutes of programming with about 10 (or less) minutes of worthwhile content.

    PS. Expressing an opinion is far removed from "pissing and moaning"


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,189 ✭✭✭ JabbaTheHut


    sogood wrote: »


    Don't get me started on Top Gear! It's all well and good reviewing the latest offering from Masseratti or puttting two supercars head to head on a disused airport runway, but it doesn't really apply to me, as I don't have €400,000 to spend (or whatever they cost) Then there are the three stooges presenting it..........................................!

    You're taking things too seriously. I, like the vast majority, and you, have no hope of affording most of what cars they review, but I still like looking at the cars in action. I find the guys funny, although a nice bit of what is done is contrived too. But I don't let it get to me. It's entertainment. If it's not to you're liking then don't watch it. Simples

    Now. Off to watch Top Gear US :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,259 ✭✭✭ sogood


    You're taking things too seriously. I, like the vast majority, and you, have no hope of affording most of what cars they review, but I still like looking at the cars in action. I find the guys funny, although a nice bit of what is done is contrived too. But I don't let it get to me. It's entertainment. If it's not to you're liking then don't watch it. Simples

    Now. Off to watch Top Gear US :)

    I know what you're saying and yes, Top Gear can be entertaining in it's own particular way, but I would just like to see something a bit more genuinely informative and realistic. "Three men in a boat" doesn't pretend to be about boating, it's about three entertaining, amusing guys tootling about in a boat. So maybe Top Gear should be renamed "Three guys messing about with cars etc."

    I suppose, bottom line is, I'd just like to see more genuine restorations/fixes etc. For slapstick I'll stay with Curly, Larry and Moe.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,740 ✭✭✭ Arthur Daley


    2013 car SOS thread resurection I know.

    But went to see ska legands The Beat in the academy tonight and who is playing drums for them now?
    Only Mr. Fuzz Townshend. He was very good. The man can try his hand at anything.


  • Registered Users Posts: 72,652 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm


    He's been playing drums with famous enough groups since the 90s.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,346 ✭✭✭✭ mfceiling


    colm_mcm wrote: »
    He's been playing drums with famous enough groups since the 90s.

    Think he played with Pop Will Eat Itself.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,101 ✭✭✭ Max Headroom


    2013 car SOS thread resurection I know.

    But went to see ska legands The Beat in the academy tonight and who is playing drums for them now?
    Only Mr. Fuzz Townshend. He was very good. The man can try his hand at anything.


    Was it the Ranking Roger or Dave Wakeling Beat....???..Fuzz plays with RR i think


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,740 ✭✭✭ Arthur Daley


    Ranking Roger and son. Plus Pauline and the selector on tour. 30 euro tickets some entertainment for the value


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,069 ✭✭✭ Tzar Chasm


    mfceiling wrote: »
    Think he played with Pop Will Eat Itself.
    Yep, I remember them doing 'ich bin ein Auslander' on the Late Late when I was a small chap. Radically altered my perception of the universe.

    Apparently he makes most of his money writing film scores

    He's quite handy with the spanners too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,101 ✭✭✭ Max Headroom


    Ranking Roger and son. Plus Pauline and the selector on tour. 30 euro tickets some entertainment for the value


    Who's on sax now..??


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,740 ✭✭✭ Arthur Daley


    On sax a chap called Mark chico Hamilton.

    Their original sax player from the 80s Saxa died tuesday. But he was 87. Ranking said he was at their show in Birmingham last weekend.

    They are all in Belfast tonight.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,101 ✭✭✭ Max Headroom


    On sax a chap called Mark chico Hamilton.

    Their original sax player from the 80s Saxo died tuesday. But he was 87. Ranking said he was at their show in Birmingham last weekend.

    They are all in Belfast tonight.


    Yeah..R.I.P Saxa...saw them a very long time ago when i had a cortina with a 2tone sticker.. ....was the gig good.??...I saw Pauline a couple of years ago, she can still sing (note to Debbie Harry..:))..


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,740 ✭✭✭ Arthur Daley


    Great 3 hour gig. Can't go wrong with a bit of ska and especially friday night.

    Fuzz gets around does the nec shows, has his own classic garage. And what a classic car and bus nerd he is. Big knowledge. Cool guy


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