Login | Register
SearchMy Stuff
My ProfileMy PreferencesMy Mates RSS Feed
2 3 ... 9 10
Reply to Topic
Author Discussion

R.E.J.S

Original Poster:

2,318 posts

80 months

[news] 
Friday 25th April 2008 quote quote all
Im just watching an episode of Wheeler Dealers now and he is bringing a Range Rover classic back to life, he is fitting a new head lining, what a tricky job this bloke has got the patience of a saint as his so called mate Mike Brewer buys him some proper snotters for him to test his ability!

LuS1fer

31,743 posts

130 months

[news] 
Friday 25th April 2008 quote quote all
Perhaps he can bring Mike's brain back to life...

sniff petrol

13,043 posts

97 months

[news] 
Friday 25th April 2008 quote quote all
Anyone that can build those mad sofas with engines must be very adept mechanically. Isn't he turning them out at £50k a pop?

Gizmo535

18,096 posts

94 months

[news] 
Friday 25th April 2008 quote quote all
Edd China is the guy who made the motorised sofa (and drove it to the Ring!). Certifiable nutcase but has made a living out of his skills - I'm not jealous, at all...

xxplod

2,265 posts

129 months

[news] 
Friday 25th April 2008 quote quote all
A colleague of mine used to work for Edd. I think his business didn't make a lot of money until the TV stuff starting coming in.
Advertisement

B17NNS

12,680 posts

132 months

[news] 
Friday 25th April 2008 quote quote all
[quote=pete nice from volkszone.com]I used to work for Edd, & have met Mike quite a few times. The TV companies love the presenters to be all 'TV' when they are around. If you get to chat to mike when nobody is around he is a really nice bloke.

I was on the wheeler dealers beach buggy episode. I was the seller of the blue beetle.
It actually belonged to Edd, who sold it to the tv company, it had been sitting in the yard for about 2 years before hand.
Edd used to play with VW's in his younger days but has moved on to more radical projects. He doesn't really care for aircooled stuff to use seriously these days but has had a fair share of them in his time.

The show is light entertainment, it's not a documentary & is supposed to be fun. The buyers & sellers are bought in as extras from the crew's friends & familly. It makes it much easier to control & is safe. The production crew are on a tight schedule to get about 6 cars done in around 8-10 weeks.

The production crew buy the cars, they know fk all about cars & often buy a pup. Thats why when you see them for sale there is often a load more work been done as it's not 'in the script'

It's all a bit of fun & the TV crew want the presenters to be a bit OTT...


http://www.volkszone.com/VZi/showthread.php?t=3135...

Hyperion

8,321 posts

85 months

[news] 
Friday 25th April 2008 quote quote all
Edd is a bodger - 'Let's slap some filler over that rust and make it look good until it rains'.
I don't rate his quality of workmanship at all.

peaktorque

1,725 posts

96 months

[news] 
Friday 25th April 2008 quote quote all
Is there a new series of this coming soon? I really like this program for some reason. nuts

Edited by peaktorque on Friday 25th April 23:13

sniff petrol

13,043 posts

97 months

[news] 
Friday 25th April 2008 quote quote all
peaktorque said:
Is their a new series of this coming soon? I really like this program for some reason nuts
Me too, manage to learn the odd trick too as with "a xxxx is born" series.

hman

5,794 posts

79 months

[news] 
Saturday 26th April 2008 quote quote all
he's also pretty tall, saw him stood next to a 635 the other day on tv he dwarfed it!

sniff petrol

13,043 posts

97 months

[news] 
Saturday 26th April 2008 quote quote all
hman said:
he's also pretty tall, saw him stood next to a 635 the other day on tv he dwarfed it!
Did you see him do the mini? That was funny seeing him squeeze in it.

ozzerr

348 posts

83 months

[news] 
Saturday 26th April 2008 quote quote all
Hyperion said:
Edd is a bodger - 'Let's slap some filler over that rust and make it look good until it rains'.
I don't rate his quality of workmanship at all.
The guy has fantastic abilities when it comes to repairing cars.Sorry you know better,my mistake.

LuS1fer

31,743 posts

130 months

[news] 
Saturday 26th April 2008 quote quote all
B17NNS said:
I was on the wheeler dealers beach buggy episode. I was the seller of the blue beetle.
It actually belonged to Edd, who sold it to the tv company, it had been sitting in the yard for about 2 years before hand.
Edd used to play with VW's in his younger days but has moved on to more radical projects. He doesn't really care for aircooled stuff to use seriously these days but has had a fair share of them in his time.

The show is light entertainment, it's not a documentary & is supposed to be fun. The buyers & sellers are bought in as extras from the crew's friends & familly.
Ah, great, another "entertainment" programme then. So it's a lie from start to finish. Any chance someone could actually make a fact-based car programme? You'll be telling me next that Wrecks to Riches isn't true :Rolleyes:

Alfahorn

6,279 posts

93 months

[news] 
Saturday 26th April 2008 quote quote all
hman said:
he's also pretty tall, saw him stood next to a 635 the other day on tv he dwarfed it!
He was stood in front of me at the NEC last year in the queue for the coffee shop, I'm 6"2 and felt like a dwarf next to him.

paul38

194 posts

83 months

[news] 
Saturday 26th April 2008 quote quote all
I honestly had began to think edd wasn't actually a mechanic but based on absoulty nothing and was thinking he was really just acting for the purposes of the show. as i said based on nothing apart from the titles at the end when he was listed as a presenter and other unheard of names under the mechanic title.

So glad to hear hes not just an actor. Although i hate watching it while my wifes in the room, she has taken a major dislike to the way he describes things and occasionally imitates him. Does amuse me and so watch it some more, now i even enjoy taking the piss out of "amercias next top model" and such things even more laugh

bob1179

13,733 posts

94 months

[news] 
Saturday 26th April 2008 quote quote all
I quite like watching him do his stuff, I sort of figured that it would all be staged. Still, I don't get too many car programmes in my part of the world and the Discovery Channel is my saviour! I'm not sure if they are showing it in the UK, but out here we are currently getting re runs of 'A Trike Is Born' and 'A 4x4 Is Born'.

Top stuff!

thumbup

Redlake27

1,921 posts

129 months

[news] 
Saturday 26th April 2008 quote quote all
Having a programme showing us how to fit headlining to a Range Rover perhaps is evidence that we may just have a few too many TV channels.....

Morningside

18,950 posts

114 months

[news] 
Saturday 26th April 2008 quote quote all
Redlake27 said:
Having a programme showing us how to fit headlining to a Range Rover perhaps is evidence that we may just have a few too many TV channels.....
Well it beats all the other umpteen programmes on how to boil an egg. smile

I like him, he seems like a real hands on chap. You know, the type you could call up on a Sunday afternoon to help balance your carburettors AND he would enjoy doing it and afterwards you would go for a blast up the road and then off to the local pub.

I think he should be given his own series (but I thought this for years)

Edited by Morningside on Saturday 26th April 09:47

eliot

5,972 posts

139 months

[news] 
Saturday 26th April 2008 quote quote all
Morningside said:
Redlake27 said:
Having a programme showing us how to fit headlining to a Range Rover perhaps is evidence that we may just have a few too many TV channels.....
Well it beats all the other umpteen programmes on how to boil an egg. smile
Or paint a wall..
or Sell a house
or dig your garden

Strawman

5,509 posts

92 months

[news] 
Saturday 26th April 2008 quote quote all
There was a post on here a couple of months ago supposedly from one of the producers, asking if we wanted another series.
2 3 ... 9 10
Reply to Topic