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apprentice

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1,218 posts

143 months

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Friday 21st September 2012 quote quote all
Heads up, Channel Five Monday 24th Sept 20:00

http://www.channel5.com/shows/classic-car-rescue


Bernie Fineman and Mario Pacione restore shameful rust buckets to their former ‘classic car’ glory in this new six-part series. In a TV first, viewers will also get the opportunity to win the restored classic car at the end of each episode by entering weekly competitions!

The fiery duo will restore a Jaguar E-Type, a Mini Cooper, a Cadillac, a Ford Mustang, a Porsche 911 and an MGB Roadster. Working to a tight deadline and an even tighter budget, they scour scrapyards, wasteland and backyards to find bargain wrecks with great potential. Having found the cars, they then need to source the rare, original parts and piece together the vital organs of these sleeping beasts to re-create their classic beauty.

But will the job be good enough to impress an expert valuer and put a glittering price tag on the gleaming bonnet? Sparks and spanners fly as Bernie and Mario meet designers, engineers, owners and lovers of these magnificent cars and discuss why these models turned dreams into reality, how they introduced new technology and why they were such a success.

After hard work, some late-nights and last-minute sorties for spare parts, the day arrives for the official presentation and viewers can finally see why these cars became such classics.


Anyone know the "fiery duo",
apprentice

andym1603

1,046 posts

55 months

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Friday 21st September 2012 quote quote all
Just seen the advert for this. It has that loudmouth bald tt from chop shop as one of the presenters.
Cannot see this being a proper programme.

keefr22

78 posts

82 months

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Friday 21st September 2012 quote quote all
Channel 5 version of 'Wheeler Dealers'....??

LordBretSinclair

2,870 posts

60 months

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Friday 21st September 2012 quote quote all
andym1603 said:
Just seen the advert for this. It has that loudmouth bald tt from chop shop as one of the presenters.
Cannot see this being a proper programme.
+1. It'll probably be as bad as the offerings from Mr. Brewer and Mr. China - definitely one to miss frown

lotus72

482 posts

149 months

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Friday 21st September 2012 quote quote all
Didn't 'Wheeler Dealers' do EXACTLY this?? Get an ol' classic, 'restore' it, then give it away in a competition? I think they did..........still, nice to get some new ideas on the telly, eh?
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Riley Blue

7,036 posts

109 months

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Saturday 22nd September 2012 quote quote all
andym1603 said:
Just seen the advert for this. It has that loudmouth bald tt from chop shop as one of the presenters.
Really? Bugger, just as I was beginning to look forward to it...

McClure

1,632 posts

29 months

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Saturday 22nd September 2012 quote quote all
lotus72 said:
Didn't 'Wheeler Dealers' do EXACTLY this?? Get an ol' classic, 'restore' it, then give it away in a competition? I think they did..........still, nice to get some new ideas on the telly, eh?
Yeah, a Jag XK8.

From memory I think they just changed the wheels and grill, and gave it a polish.

mikey77

506 posts

71 months

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Saturday 22nd September 2012 quote quote all
What's shameful about a rust bucket?

T*ss*rs.

JCW

896 posts

90 months

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Saturday 22nd September 2012 quote quote all
Thanks for the heads up on this so I have set it up on series link.

kdri155

215 posts

34 months

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Sunday 23rd September 2012 quote quote all
[quote=lotus72]Didn't 'Wheeler Dealers' do EXACTLY this?? Get an ol' classic, 'restore' it, then give it away in a competition? I think they did]

I remember Mark Evans presenting a programme on Channel 4 or 5 called Dream Machine, after the build Amanda Stretton test drove and then it was offered as a prize.

JBT

35 posts

29 months

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Sunday 23rd September 2012 quote quote all
Yeah I remember it too, first car they restored was a Ferrari 308 GTB, or it might have been a GTS.

williamp

12,295 posts

156 months

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Sunday 23rd September 2012 quote quote all
Also, new on Quest (on digital, channel 38?) there is a new programme advertised called "south beach classics" about a US based classic car dealership. Could be interesting

"....Ted's buddy Dutch Frank drives a hard bargain on a Monte Carlo and a Mustang. Plus, a customer has second thoughts about a Camaro trade - how will Ted react?...."

dmulally

3,807 posts

63 months

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Monday 24th September 2012 quote quote all
kdri155]otus72 said:
Didn't 'Wheeler Dealers' do EXACTLY this?? Get an ol' classic, 'restore' it, then give it away in a competition? I think they did]

I remember Mark Evans presenting a programme on Channel 4 or 5 called Dream Machine, after the build Amanda Stretton test drove and then it was offered as a prize.
One of the best television moments of all time was supplied by Mark Evans. Some girl was restoring a car and it wasn't going well. He came over to help motivate her by giving her a jumbo sized portrait of himself. The whole handing over ceremony on the doorstep was quality.

jet_noise

1,493 posts

65 months

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Monday 24th September 2012 quote quote all
Dear a,

sounds like an opportunity missed but I'll give it a go,

regards,
jet

Pistom

1,535 posts

42 months

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Monday 24th September 2012 quote quote all
Just watching this right now.

Oh dear.

Wheeler Dealers come back, all is forgiven.

Edited by Pistom on Monday 24th September 20:45

LordBretSinclair

2,870 posts

60 months

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Monday 24th September 2012 quote quote all
I've changed channels - total cr*p from start to when I gave up all hope frown

rigga

4,342 posts

84 months

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Monday 24th September 2012 quote quote all
Garbage .....but with shouting Bernie what did i expect

Act Daft

173 posts

39 months

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Monday 24th September 2012 quote quote all
Typical TV Garbage

jamieandthemagic

458 posts

75 months

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Monday 24th September 2012 quote quote all
British version of pimp my ride, and defiantly made for American tv.

How much fills was in that crunched rear wing..........no I don't want to win it.

Could have been a really good show, zero detail about the engine work, mostly about finding the car and history behind it.

Just hope they don't go and butcher something I'd like.

Roy C

3,466 posts

167 months

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Monday 24th September 2012 quote quote all
Surely the car that was "Rescued" was the one they didn't buy.

Predictable fake "reality" TV. But then we already knew that...
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