What’s your favourite car show ?

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Re: What’s your favourite car show ?

Postby pbar » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:14 am

I think my favourite is Shed & Buried at the moment. Those guys seem very genuine, are having a great time and I really want to be in their little gang! Who wouldn't want to do what they do. That Henry Coles has had one varied life. I think he's done everything except join a circus. And it wouldn't surprise me if he did that one day.

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Re: What’s your favourite car show ?

Postby andyd » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:04 am

pbar wrote:I think my favourite is Shed & Buried at the moment. Those guys seem very genuine, are having a great time and I really want to be in their little gang! Who wouldn't want to do what they do. That Henry Coles has had one varied life. I think he's done everything except join a circus. And it wouldn't surprise me if he did that one day.

I have seen them all and now bored of the repeats :( Hopefully they will make a third series soon....

Amazing how much stuff some people hoard :shock: Much of it will probably end up scrapped when they pass on.

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Re: What’s your favourite car show ?

Postby pbar » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:32 am

andyd wrote:
Amazing how much stuff some people hoard :shock: Much of it will probably end up scrapped when they pass on.


It's mad isn't it, why have a dilapidated barn full of classic cars. machinery, bikes and memorabilia which you have no intention of ever letting them see the light of day or restoring, just standing there doing nothing.

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Re: What’s your favourite car show ?

Postby andyd » Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:22 am

pbar wrote:
andyd wrote:
Amazing how much stuff some people hoard :shock: Much of it will probably end up scrapped when they pass on.


It's mad isn't it, why have a dilapidated barn full of classic cars. machinery, bikes and memorabilia which you have no intention of ever letting them see the light of day or restoring, just standing there doing nothing.

:agree: It annoys me when I see the old cars just sat there dirty and uncared for, let someone else take them on and use them.

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Re: What’s your favourite car show ?

Postby Paul G » Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:19 am

pbar wrote:I think my favourite is Shed & Buried at the moment. Those guys seem very genuine, are having a great time and I really want to be in their little gang! Who wouldn't want to do what they do. That Henry Coles has had one varied life. I think he's done everything except join a circus. And it wouldn't surprise me if he did that one day.


My favorite Henry Cole programme is World's Greatest Motorbike Rides. I love seeing all the things and places that he visits along the way. Very entertaining and a bit different to either a standard car/bike show or travel show.

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Re: What’s your favourite car show ?

Postby andyd » Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:07 pm

Paul G wrote:
pbar wrote:I think my favourite is Shed & Buried at the moment. Those guys seem very genuine, are having a great time and I really want to be in their little gang! Who wouldn't want to do what they do. That Henry Coles has had one varied life. I think he's done everything except join a circus. And it wouldn't surprise me if he did that one day.


My favorite Henry Cole programme is World's Greatest Motorbike Rides. I love seeing all the things and places that he visits along the way. Very entertaining and a bit different to either a standard car/bike show or travel show.

Yes, they are good to watch.

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Re: What’s your favourite car show ?

Postby pbar » Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:19 pm

Paul G wrote:
My favorite Henry Cole programme is World's Greatest Motorbike Rides. I love seeing all the things and places that he visits along the way. Very entertaining and a bit different to either a standard car/bike show or travel show.


A quick glance on his Facebook page tells us that he is currently filming another one.

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Re: What’s your favourite car show ?

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:31 pm

andyd wrote:I have seen them all and now bored of the repeats :(

:agree: Great show, but I've seen all the episodes several times over.
Good to hear that there is a new series in the making.
I much prefer watching Sam instead of Henry though....

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Re: What’s your favourite car show ?

Postby QuadCamCapri » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:09 pm

Wrecks to Riches wasn't bad, was on about 10 years ago but all episodes on YouTube as I watched them again recently, they restore muscle cars and upgrade the running gear etc.
On YouTube you've got 'Project Binky', better than anything on TV, lots of great fabrication, 16 episodes so far. Beware, if you've not seen it before you'll probably end up watching all 16 in one go.
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Re: What’s your favourite car show ?

Postby timfromull » Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:26 pm

Blaze And The Monster Machines.......its educational too. :cheers:

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Re: What’s your favourite car show ?

Postby pbar » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:07 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:Good to hear that there is a new series in the making.


It is a new road trip thingy Henry Cole is currently filming, not another series of Shed & Buried. Although I too hope that they do another.

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Re: What’s your favourite car show ?

Postby pbar » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:01 am

QuadCamCapri wrote:On YouTube you've got 'Project Binky', better than anything on TV, lots of great fabrication, 16 episodes so far. Beware, if you've not seen it before you'll probably end up watching all 16 in one go.


I see what you mean. I had a look after reading your post, and you're right it is infectious.

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Re: What’s your favourite car show ?

Postby QuadCamCapri » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:20 am

pbar wrote:I see what you mean. I had a look after reading your post, and you're right it is infectious.


I've been waiting 3 months for 'episode 17' to get my next fix :)
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Re: What’s your favourite car show ?

Postby Noel » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:59 am

Got through 10 episodes of Project Binky yesterday.... have to pace myself now as there's only 6 more to go right?
The quality of the work is very impressive.

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Re: What’s your favourite car show ?

Postby andyd » Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:49 pm

Engine Addict with Jimmy de Ville is repeated tonight at 6.00 on Quest and hour later Quest + 1.

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In Engine Addict with Jimmy De Ville, Jimmy will explore abandoned factories, junk yards and deserted airfields to unearth an incredible range of combustion engines across the globe.

Drawing on the guidance of local engine experts, Jimmy will uncover the history and heritage behind these iconic engines and the vehicles they powered, and modify them for use in his own extreme hand-built vehicles.

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Re: What’s your favourite car show ?

Postby andyd » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:50 am

WD was far better in the early years when it represented the work you could do to a car in your own garage/workshop using basic tools, and hopefully sell on for a profit......

Later series where they started using laser wheel alignment, terraclean engine cleaning, and other high end machinery made it unreal for 'Mr Average'.

Some nice cars on the programme over the years, but less was more IMO.

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Re: What’s your favourite car show ?

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:41 am

andyd wrote:WD was far better in the early years when it represented the work you could do to a car in your own garage/workshop using basic tools, and hopefully sell on for a profit.......

Funnily enough, the Capri episode from the first series has just been shown on Quest. WD is showing it's age when they could buy a Capri laser for £400 and a Sapphire Cossie for £4100.... :)

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Re: What’s your favourite car show ?

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Re: What’s your favourite car show ?

Postby andyd » Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:00 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
andyd wrote:WD was far better in the early years when it represented the work you could do to a car in your own garage/workshop using basic tools, and hopefully sell on for a profit.......

Funnily enough, the Capri episode from the first series has just been shown on Quest. WD is showing it's age when they could buy a Capri laser for £400 and a Sapphire Cossie for £4100.... :)

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I saw some of the Capri episode which made me realise how different WD has become.
Allegedly the Capri was the only car they lost money on....Just goes to show the last 10/15 years how prices have shot up :shock:

I suppose the general idea was, if you make money as we do then you can up your budget and invest in more equipment and better cars?
Nice thought, but in the real world can't see it being that easy :?

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Re: What’s your favourite car show ?

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:13 pm

andyd wrote:Allegedly the Capri was the only car they lost money on

Not so, according to Wikipedia.
They lost £245 on the Capri, £770 on a Suzuki SJ, £2325 on a VW T3, £85 on a Mercedes 190E, £35 on a Range Rover, £75 on a Jaguar XK8 and £3107 on an AMC Pacer. Of course, as noted previously, the real-world losses would have been much more, as the figures shown on the programme don't involve labour or workshop costs.
To be fair to the lads, they've made huge profits on some cars, including £20,200 on a Corvette. Most of the losses and the smaller profits are from the earlier series.

I agree that there is a huge difference between the early programmes and the later ones. They must have had a much smaller production budget on the early years, as all the episodes feature down-to-earth classics that the man on the street could afford.

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