"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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e21Mark

14,014 posts

131 months

Tuesday 3rd September 2013
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I always thought details of prize winners, in large competitions such as these, had to be made public?

prand

4,821 posts

154 months

Tuesday 3rd September 2013
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I agree, even if the prize winning looks dodgy, and is essentially deception (but the production co happily admit the whole show is a fabrication), there's nothing really here to get outraged about, bar the fact that such utter ste got on the telly in the first place.

jeremyc

18,622 posts

242 months

Tuesday 3rd September 2013
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e21Mark said:
I always thought details of prize winners, in large competitions such as these, had to be made public?
They are, and they have done. smile

http://www.channel5.com/articles/winners

e21Mark

14,014 posts

131 months

Tuesday 3rd September 2013
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jeremyc said:
e21Mark said:
I always thought details of prize winners, in large competitions such as these, had to be made public?
They are, and they have done. smile

http://www.channel5.com/articles/winners
So it shouldn't be too hard for Channel 5 to give that information to anyone requesting it?

lowdrag

10,818 posts

171 months

Wednesday 4th September 2013
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So here's their reply:-

Thank you for your further enquiry regarding the Classic Car Rescue competition.

Following your email, we would like to reiterate that all the prize cars were awarded to the winners, however in some cases, the cars were then subsequently sold by separate arrangement. As we are not privy to the terms of any further sale of the cars, we are not in a position to comment upon the sale price.

I can't be bothered to pursue this, but it is obvious that something is afoot in that all the cars were given as prizes and then some offered for sale to the same person who put them on Ebay at around half the "valuation". How come all the cars were offered to the same person? How come, assuming the Ebayer isn't in this as a benefactor, the prices he paid must have been substantially less than his reserves. I can't be bothered to go on, but if we have one of our legal eagles following this then I hope he will get to the bottom of thie story.

e21Mark

14,014 posts

131 months

Wednesday 4th September 2013
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Could you let me have the email address of whoever you were mailing please?

Crosswise

410 posts

144 months

Saturday 5th October 2013
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The series is starting in Australia tonight, I actually feel quite ashamed.

lowdrag

10,818 posts

171 months

Saturday 5th October 2013
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e21Mark said:
Could you let me have the email address of whoever you were mailing please?
Missed this post, so sorry and here's the answer you seek:-

Your Reference: VA/988334/IK (Please quote this reference in all further correspondence)


Date: 2nd September 2013


Dear Tony

Thank you for your recent enquiry regarding the Classic Car Rescue competition.

All cars featured as Classic Car Rescue competition prizes were offered to the prize winners. By agreement, some of the cars were subsequently sold by the production company to a third party.

Thank you for your interest in Channel 5.

Yours sincerely


Ian
VIEWER ADVISOR

4rephill

4,444 posts

136 months

Saturday 5th October 2013
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This thread is funny! biggrin

It starts off with people saying how badly bodged these cars are and that there's no way in the World that they'd want anything to do with any of them (without even actually seeing the cars in the Metal mind you!), and now we have people getting concerned as to who might be benefiting form the sale of these cars and making accusations of underhand dealings!

If you're that concerned about the winners of these cars, carry out background checks on the winners and contact them to find out what happened with the cars!

As I see it though, based on the issues with phone-in competitions and the likes that have occurred in recent years, I can't see Channel 5 risking the embarrassment and a big fine due to running a bogus competition - It would be far too easy for the broadcasting authorities to figure it out.

I also can't see a problem with the scenario where by the winners are offered the option of a cash alternative to the car if they want, with the car then being sold by a single agent on behalf of Channel 5.

As Shakespeare once wrote, it all seems to be: "Much Ado About Nothing!"

Frankly, life's too short to worry about it! - Unless of course you've far too much time on your hands! wink

Liquid Knight

15,679 posts

141 months

Saturday 5th October 2013
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This is Pistonheads.

Where time on your hands matters.



Edited by Liquid Knight on Saturday 5th October 12:21

Fastpedeller

2,991 posts

104 months

Saturday 5th October 2013
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All for the good if the "winners" get a cash deal instead - especially if the cars are then put in the crusher~! I don't want good classics to be crushed, heaven forbid, but judging by the resto they've received......)

e21Mark

14,014 posts

131 months

Saturday 5th October 2013
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They were cheap, back street blow-overs with a script that makes Eastenders look like Shakespeare.

An automatic E type with 70's glass sunroof? I'd be intrigued to know how many people entered the competition to win that?


andyps

7,792 posts

240 months

Saturday 5th October 2013
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e21Mark said:
An automatic E type with 70's glass sunroof? I'd be intrigued to know how many people entered the competition to win that?
Probably quite a few. I don't generally enter this sort of competition and didn't for any of the series but easy to figure that for a £1 text you could have an E-Type, albeit an automatic with a glass sunroof, whereas without spending that £1 you have no E-Type.

hedgefinder

3,418 posts

128 months

Saturday 5th October 2013
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andyps said:
Probably quite a few. I don't generally enter this sort of competition and didn't for any of the series but easy to figure that for a £1 text you could have an E-Type, albeit an automatic with a glass sunroof, whereas without spending that £1 you have no E-Type.
but you would still have your £1...

Anaconda666

158 posts

121 months

Saturday 5th October 2013
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If you won the prize was a choice between the car and a cash sum which, I do believe, was £10,000. I guess that the sensible option was the cash prize.

Fastpedeller

2,991 posts

104 months

Saturday 5th October 2013
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Anaconda666 said:
If you won the prize was a choice between the car and a cash sum which, I do believe, was £10,000. I guess that the sensible option was the cash prize.
idea Ahh maybe not? the lure of TV fame....... Look at how much Chitty Chitty Bang Bang achieved at auction - no real reason for this (not really a car, just a film prop)
Oh I can see it now in years to come...... "At auction this lovingly restored car which featured on TV - What am I bid?" biglaughheherofl

mywifeshusband

519 posts

156 months

Monday 21st October 2013
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They're coming back

http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/cars/438179/Ma...

"The master technician, known as the "Gordon Ramsay of garages", grew up in a council flat in London's East End and is not averse to colourful outbursts when things do not go his way."


e21Mark

14,014 posts

131 months

Monday 21st October 2013
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Oh dear.

storminnorman

2,357 posts

110 months

Monday 21st October 2013
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Oh fk.

hedgefinder

3,418 posts

128 months

Monday 21st October 2013
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i am honestly at a loss to understand why...there are plenty of better programmes of a similar concept.