Finally 'The Classic Car show' has started to be televised in Australia. Series 1 episode 1 was on tonight.
I enjoyed the history of the Mustang. Though I don't like them it was interesting to hear about the Triumph TR7. A comparison between the classic Mercedes 300SL and Mercedes SLS was light but entertaining. (The SL was my favourite. I've seen one out once)
The barn find of a studebaker didn't look as bad as what the presenter suggested. He didn't even look under the bonnet ! If anyone has watched Pete C's restoration of the Cortina Mk III called Swampy, you know that anything can be saved, as long as you have the determination and practical knowledge. The banter between the presenters seemed too scripted at times but overall I enjoyed the show and am really pleased it is now to be shown here.
The programme itself had the makings of being a decent series. There were some good sections where presenters showed genuine affection for the cars and made it interesting but sadly the bad bits outweighed the good bits and I gave up watching.
Batgirl is spot-on about the scripted banter, it was strained and just not funny, and the two presenters could not have been a worse choice. I regularly skipped through the links they were in to get to the interesting bits such as Bruno Senna's test drives.
The other bit that got me was QW's presentation about classic cars - or rather cars that he owned - telling people to go out and buy them as the prices were rocketing, in other words he wants people to shell out big money for the very cars he's trying to flog.
I'm going to say this once and once only Gene: Stay out of Camberwick Green!
..... The other bit that got me was QW's presentation about classic cars - or rather cars that he owned - telling people to go out and buy them as the prices were rocketing, in other words he wants people to shell out big money for the very cars he's trying to flog.
I'm always sceptical when a tv show or a car magazine does a piece on cars that are 'going to be classics' one day. Well they really don't know, no one knows, and they always seem to pick some real odd cars. They need to go back and revisit what they recommended 5 years ago and see if they were right. It doesn't count when they pick something like a Jag, well even I could be successful picking the luxury brands.