"Classic Car Rescue" Channel 5 on Mon 24th Sep 20:00

"Classic Car Rescue" Channel 5 on Mon 24th Sep 20:00

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LordBretSinclair

4,076 posts

135 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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As an aside - did anyone notice that one of their "experienced crew" was wearing an Orange County Choppers T shirt??

So that's where the programme makers get their ideas about entertaining interaction between the 2 main characters !!!! frown

S2Mike

3,065 posts

108 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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I must have blanked out much of the episode, missed the 911 bumper on the bench, the E Type parked outside, and the Choppers T-shirt,
Ah bliss, must be survival instinct saving me from traumatic experience.

RESSE

5,160 posts

179 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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S2Mike said:
I must have blanked out much of the episode, missed the 911 bumper on the bench, the E Type parked outside, and the Choppers T-shirt,
Ah bliss, must be survival instinct saving me from traumatic experience.
I wish I had 'blanked out'.

The sunroof fitted to the E Type is giving me nightmares.


Jagmanv12

1,564 posts

122 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Having watched the first programme I have not wasted my time watching the "Bodge it Brothers" molest further cars.

Surely the producers realise what they have made are terrible programmes by reading the comments on the CH5 website? Or are they so dumb/conceited/whatever that they think these are good programmes?

As a previous poster wrote, this programme may appeal to the Big Brother viewer. That's the problem - TV is dumbed down to the lowest level of viewer. Who with any intelligence would have thought that a contrived load of rubbish like BB would run for so many series!! Watch out Car Rescue may run as long! yikes

Crosswise

410 posts

144 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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I didn't see all of it, but I did see the brilliant 'set up' of the rear axle falling out, what an utter farce this programme is. The rear axle is bound to fall out if you chop the leaf springs just before the shackle pins and no doubt unbolt the rest. There is no way it could be so rotten that the lever arm shock absorbers and all 4 spring hangers can't support the weight of the assembly. Also both check straps and the prop shaft would have to be disconnected and even then there is the handbrake cable and brake lines. Why would anyone set out to make a programme this ridiculous? It is not in any way accurate and completely misrepresents the industry. It's not even entertaining. Oh, and the MGB's 'secret weapon' was not it's suspension!

That sunroof isn't a webasto by the way, it's a Britax Weathershield sunroof and it was a factory option. Why did they remove this one but not the one on the E-type, I think it's already been established, because they use 2 different cars! So they didn't really. There are so many differences between the 2 engine bays and interiors it's just not worth trying to list them all. You don't see them doing any of the bodywork and it would have been a huge job, I expect that's because they didn't.

mgtony

3,453 posts

148 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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So, the removal of the MGB's sunroof and attempt at patching in a panel was because the second car they used had no sunroof.
What would have been the problem with deciding that the original one was too rotten and showing viewers how bad it was once stripped, Then going back and buying the second car? It wouldn't have done their budget much good, but also wouldn't have made them look like a couple of plonkers.

AndyLeysh

72 posts

102 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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From the other PH thread at:
http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...



Adds nicely to the total farce that CCC has become...

Loving the PH detective work so far though and if nothing else, the number of times I've fallen off the sofa in tears of laughter at the priceless PH comments makes up for having to stay watching this scensorede to stay up to date...biggrin

mgtony

3,453 posts

148 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Why don't they save a few quid by not sending Bernie all over the country looking for a car and just get super Mario to buy it over the phone, that's what happens anyway. curse

FailHere

779 posts

110 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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I must say that I'm impressed with Channel 5, that despite the heavy moderation, they have left up the comments on their own website saying that the programme is rubbish; perhaps the moderator agrees and has removed complimentary ones (assuming there were many).

hedgefinder

3,418 posts

128 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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FailHere said:
I must say that I'm impressed with Channel 5, that despite the heavy moderation, they have left up the comments on their own website saying that the programme is rubbish; perhaps the moderator agrees and has removed complimentary ones (assuming there were many).
i dont think they were doing that initially, many of the first comments were removed after the first programme, I think the sheer volume of negative comments made them give up to some extent.

200Plus Club

7,658 posts

236 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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its actually becoming worth watching now just to spot where the "rigged" portions are like the axle falling out, the "spray round the cloth", the rotten chassis collapsing as it was jacked etc etc etc.
i think most people thought/had twigged a second car must have been used or alternatively they didnt actually do any repairs to the chassis and just painted a rot box up to make it shiny.
this is set to be a future classic in its own right, and for all the wrong reasons! :-)

i look forward to the visit of the valuer, purely for the comedy value it adds to the programme, as he asks searching questions such as "is this british racing green", "did you take it back to bare metal" and "did it have rubber bumpers at first". very searching and thorough indeed, a true professional.

tr7v8

6,365 posts

186 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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I've just mailed Maze Media which is Adrian Flux's PR Co. about what the association of their client is doing with this shambles of a programme.

AndyLeysh

72 posts

102 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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Not just parts from a skip next week, looks like the whole bloody car... rofl

jas xjr

11,309 posts

197 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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AndyLeysh said:


Not just parts from a skip next week, looks like the whole bloody car... rofl
mmm that red paint and primer look . three times in four episodes

Negative Creep

22,246 posts

185 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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Kind of like WWE and Jeremy Kyle, it's one of those things I shouldn't watch but have. No seatbelt when driving the mk.2 Jag at the beginning, tut tut.

AndyLeysh

72 posts

102 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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jas xjr said:
mmm that red paint and primer look . three times in four episodes
It's on page two of 'how to make a cheap and crappy telly program about old cars'. biggrin

Oh and re paintwork, my prize for the most retarded/far-fetched moment so far in series 1, (and only, hopefully), must be the spraying over the cloth on the MG's roof bit, although the torched off axle is running a very close second... rofl

Edited by AndyLeysh on Wednesday 10th October 01:38

woodytype S

638 posts

195 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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I watched 5mins. I have never seen more crap than that on TV before.

nicanary

7,590 posts

104 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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I just realised last night - they were working on the MG whilst parts of the Porsche were in the workshop and the E-Type was in the yard. So what about this "they've only got three weeks to complete the job" claim?

Were the same three weeks allocated to all three cars? The whole show is a lie, a fabrication of untruths, a farrago (c. Harold Wilson) of cheating and misrepresentation.* Can a TV show be "done" for misleading the public?

  • I always wanted to be a barrister.

S2Mike

3,065 posts

108 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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Give that lot on Rogue Traders a call..!!

Roy C

4,135 posts

242 months

Wednesday 10th October 2012
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They cut'n'shut cars and they cut'n'shut the truth, but it's only make-believe TV.

It would be possible to make a decent TV program about classic car restoration, but the research and detail would be very expensive.

And they're only making telly for goldfish after all.