Goblin Works Garage on Quest

Goblin Works Garage on Quest

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King Herald

23,501 posts

161 months

Monday 15th January 2018
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e30m3Mark said:
So we turn a blind eye to rubbish like this as giving them (the program makers) honest feedback might kill it off? In its current form that may be no bad thing. It doesn't have to kill it off though does it? It could simply encourage them to try harder?
Exactly.
I don’t think the people who screen write it and those who decide to air it have any interest in cars or bikes, but are thinking purely of the profit margin involved.

It must be embarrassing for the actors having to follow the turgid ‘plot’, designed to draw in as many punters as possible while loosely adhering to some sort of automotive content.

Roadkill, American as it may be, seems to be about the only automotive program on TV that appears somewhat natural and unscripted. Very little of the traditional fake-drama and stupidity, just car guys doing car stuff. And enjoying themselves at the same time.

zeb

2,914 posts

163 months

Monday 15th January 2018
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RacerMDR said:
before though - maybe consider what we love as a hobby, sport and even professional is being eroded.

We are in an age where many people want to ban noise, speed, fun with cars and bikes at all.

I met these guys - as they had a live viewing of the first episode. They're really nice people and are trying to get something off the ground that is in the field that we all are supposed to love being on Pistonheads.

Have we forgotten starting our own careers, companies and passions? It's hardly easy to get things off the ground.

I can imagine it is massively difficult to even get something like this on TV.

I personally want more, not less - and so i'm going to give it a proper chance.

Don't watch it fine, but don't try and kill it by complaining surely?

Next we will be going around complaining about petty st like private number plates and loud (yet legal) exhausts
I'm not forgetting anything but peeing on the windscreen in the first five minutes of the programme? come on . Its crass and childish and brings nothing to the programme. The norton thing? what was that all about? Bit of free airtime for norton but a blind man on a galloping donkey would struggle to say that was improved. The escort was not made better. All my critisism is constructive....IMHO the show was utter garbage, there are better programmes about both british and american.

e30m3Mark

12,829 posts

118 months

Monday 15th January 2018
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King Herald said:
Roadkill, American as it may be, seems to be about the only automotive program on TV that appears somewhat natural and unscripted. Very little of the traditional fake-drama and stupidity, just car guys doing car stuff. And enjoying themselves at the same time.
I really like Roadkill, despite knowing bugger all about American cars. It's an easy watch, highly informative and the genuine chemistry between the presenters shines through. They're also honest (as far as I can tell anyway) about what they do and don't do to the cars themselves.

Personally I think a rest-mod based program would be really popular here in the UK. You only have to take a glance at the hugely eclectic mix that attend the Retro Rides Gatherings each year! When they churn out nonsense like this though, its small wonder it attracts such negative responses. The YouTube link below is more what I would have had in mind and the subject matter would be interesting to non petrol heads too I reckon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSiG7oNXC6w

kingkongsfinger

150 posts

116 months

Monday 15th January 2018
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The worst bits of Wheeler Dealers and GMG added together with very wooden hipster presenters who made a mediocre car.

I can not forgive them not putting RS center caps on the wheels never mind the crass paint job and chavvy dash, cant wait for next week's.


King Herald

23,501 posts

161 months

Monday 15th January 2018
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e30m3Mark said:
Personally I think a rest-mod based program would be really popular here in the UK. You only have to take a glance at the hugely eclectic mix that attend the Retro Rides Gatherings each year! When they churn out nonsense like this though, its small wonder it attracts such negative responses. The YouTube link below is more what I would have had in mind and the subject matter would be interesting to non petrol heads too I reckon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSiG7oNXC6w
I shall peruse that in detail later. biggrin

This is one I quite enjoyed, but then I’m into building stuff, fabrication and welding etc.

https://youtu.be/7hCPODjJO7s

droopsnoot

6,905 posts

187 months

Monday 15th January 2018
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Finally watched this just now, though I did end up jumping through a lot of it, all the motorbike bit, all the tailored suit bit. It started going downhill when that guy talked about how the Mk2 Escort on his trailer had "eighties styling".

Pericoloso

40,351 posts

108 months

Monday 15th January 2018
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droopsnoot said:
Mk2 Escort on his trailer had "eighties styling".
Missed that corker.....biglaugh

e30m3Mark

12,829 posts

118 months

Monday 15th January 2018
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Quite a few comments on their FaceBook page, although the positive ones do seem a little suspicious. Appears they've been deleting a lot of the negatives.

gareth_r

Original Poster:

3,181 posts

182 months

Monday 15th January 2018
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e30m3Mark said:
... There is an episode coming up with a lowered Land Rover and it'll be interesting to see if that's an idea they lay claim to? It was done years ago on Retro Rides...
https://www.performanceandclassiccars.com/copy-of-...

"This is a one off and, as far as we know, one has never been slammed before, so very probably it is the only one in the world."

Anyone who knows how to initiate an internet search would beg to differ. smile


suffolk009

3,987 posts

110 months

Tuesday 16th January 2018
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RemaL

24,656 posts

179 months

Tuesday 16th January 2018
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well I enjoyed the show. Only knew about it from my BIL telling me about it .


zeb

2,914 posts

163 months

Tuesday 16th January 2018
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suffolk009 said:
The Low-Landie is for sale: https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C879617
as is the already sold mk2 it would appear.

and they can't spell cibie.......rolleyes

TheAngryDog

9,264 posts

154 months

Tuesday 16th January 2018
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200Plus Club said:
it was better than the "Yiannimise" TV show on Dave yesterday. jaysus.
Oh my days Bruv, how could you not like it? rofl

King Herald

23,501 posts

161 months

Tuesday 16th January 2018
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TheAngryDog said:
200Plus Club said:
it was better than the "Yiannimise" TV show on Dave yesterday. jaysus.
Oh my days Bruv, how could you not like it? rofl
I saw some of that, unfortunately. High end super car customiser, isn’t he? So, he was getting his trainees to ‘wrap’ this car, and........

Pericoloso

40,351 posts

108 months

Tuesday 16th January 2018
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TheAngryDog said:
200Plus Club said:
it was better than the "Yiannimise" TV show on Dave yesterday. jaysus.
Oh my days Bruv, how could you not like it? rofl
I'm giving the Yianni show one more chance tomorrow night but not hopeful.

"Everybody look at me ,I'm a sleb"

e30m3Mark

12,829 posts

118 months

Tuesday 16th January 2018
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King Herald said:
TheAngryDog said:
200Plus Club said:
it was better than the "Yiannimise" TV show on Dave yesterday. jaysus.
Oh my days Bruv, how could you not like it? rofl
I saw some of that, unfortunately. High end super car customiser, isn’t he? So, he was getting his trainees to ‘wrap’ this car, and........
He's so cool under pressure though Bruv! They literally had like 4 days to wrap a P1 in pink cling film or he'd like, be so angry Bruv and the blonde fella who like collected it, would have had to come back a day later. Oh my days, it was sick Bruv, I'm telling' ya. In another episode they had like 3 days to wrap some of Mercedes van for a rapper! Then, in another episode they had to wrap a Range Rover for some moose from Newcastle! They only had a few days and the pressure was pure crazy Bruv!

It would appear there's a theme running.

Pericoloso

40,351 posts

108 months

Tuesday 16th January 2018
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Tomorrow night new series of Salvage Hunters classic cars ,aired straight after Yiannimize.


I'm not that keen on Drew whatsisname but got to be better than Yianni.

Just looked at what Yianni is doing tomorrow ,wrapping a member of Geordie Shore cast ,utter dross !

Edited by Pericoloso on Tuesday 16th January 18:30

DippedHeadlights

391 posts

149 months

Tuesday 16th January 2018
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For the reasons above I've just about given up watching car stuff on normal TV.
It's so easy now with Youtube on an Ipad and a Chromecast to show it on big TV.
The only issue is finding stuff. There is no easy index so it all seems to be by recommendation.
So, what is everyone else watching?

The stuff I've subscribed to is:
Jay Lenos Garage (of course)
Petrolicious (variable but some outstanding stuff)
TrionicSeven (if you are in to Saab 95s)
Harrys Garage (The Evo bloke, great cars and great knowledge, he drives exotics to Italy regulalry)
Number 27 (90s Porsche and Italian stuff, buying a classic 500 and driving it "home" was interesting)
Bjorn Nyland (Running a Tesla in Norway - interesting look at the practicalities although I find his presentation style a bit annoying)
and my current favourite:
Home built by Jeff (An Aussie bloke who has put together a fabulous orange 911 and is now working on a 240z)

200Plus Club

6,700 posts

223 months

Wednesday 17th January 2018
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I honestly assumed the DJ Sloth or whatever he was on Yiannimise was a spoof. It turns out he's a genuine Tim Westwood clone who believes he's ghetto. And they were wrapping his work van with a huge scrape on the wheel arch. It's not tv, is it....

My current faves are chasing classic cars just for the simplicity of seeing some nice old stuff. Roger will "go through the carbs" and they'll polish it up and stick $50k on the price. You also get to see all the big auctions in America without having to visit. It's ok.

The other I like is the new wheeler dealers, it's ok I suppose in the scheme of things. He's no Ed tho!

I'm also currently enjoying "editing" down the Grand tour by just fast forwarding all the guff bits and watching the actual car test shennanigins , I couldn't sit through a full episode it would burn into my soul listening to all the self congratulatory guff.

Bring back Alan De Cadanet for a new series I say!!!

TheAngryDog

9,264 posts

154 months

Wednesday 17th January 2018
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e30m3Mark said:
King Herald said:
TheAngryDog said:
200Plus Club said:
it was better than the "Yiannimise" TV show on Dave yesterday. jaysus.
Oh my days Bruv, how could you not like it? rofl
I saw some of that, unfortunately. High end super car customiser, isn’t he? So, he was getting his trainees to ‘wrap’ this car, and........
He's so cool under pressure though Bruv! They literally had like 4 days to wrap a P1 in pink cling film or he'd like, be so angry Bruv and the blonde fella who like collected it, would have had to come back a day later. Oh my days, it was sick Bruv, I'm telling' ya. In another episode they had like 3 days to wrap some of Mercedes van for a rapper! Then, in another episode they had to wrap a Range Rover for some moose from Newcastle! They only had a few days and the pressure was pure crazy Bruv!

It would appear there's a theme running.
It's well sick Bruv, it's like sicker than sick.