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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kianok, Apr 16, 2014.
For the Love of Cars - Episode Guide - Channel 4
Are we in for a let down...
This was watchable, but very little on the actual restoration itself. More about the history/info on the car they are restoring.
A decent watch, and i'll watch next weeks, but it wasnt as good as I'd hoped. But atleast they did do a new slant on things rather than just try to copy wheeler dealers.
there is also a similar car resto series starting on Quest soon too, this, along with Channel5's Classic Car Rescue, topped off with Wheeler Dealers means there is a few watchable things on the box at the moment.
I'd have liked a bit more workshop work to be televised, but overall I enjoyed it. Nice to see the history of the car, and even nicer to see it without Mike and Edd.
Overall enjoyable, and I'll certainly be watching the rest of the series.
Pretty good, but not enough of the practical, still I've series linked it.
Put me off when they went on about the history and all the laddish chat actually, don't see what they were trying to represent.
I turned over about 10 mins in......say what you want about Mike and Ed but its more about the car than the presenters IMO....
If you'd been there in the 70's you'd have understood.
Not so sure about that...I most certainly was and I don't..
Presumably you weren't part of the "fast Ford" scene then?
Round my way, in the 80's, we had a name for those that were not part of the fast Ford scene……
Everyone I knew either had, or wanted, an XR3. I was different. I had an XR2.
But I think they forgot all the about the Twin Cam, RS & later versions of the RS, Droop snoop, Harrier.
On the program they spoke of quick escorts, did anyone on the site ever drop a pre cross flow 1340 or 1500 cc lump into a 105E Ford Anglia, not forgetting changing the lower track control arms so as to give it a negative camber.
Yep! been there, classic front struts, lowered, etc had ANGLEBOX written on the bonnet and boot. Also had mk1 GT Cortina's and a lotus, plus Mk2 1600E, then XR3is Later in life had an RS turbo with
'kiss my RS' on the back. What a misspent youth, great times though
Anglia- my first car-I bought it aged 15 and stripped it /renovated/modified it for when I was 17 I dropped my anglia about an inch all round-Lotus 5 1/2 inch steel wheels(which you couldn't give away then!) with hub caps, second anti roll bar, shirt button steering wheel, bucket seats, vg95 brake linings. home made centre dash with 4 dials, rev counter let in next to the speedo and ignition/light switch moved accordingly, 28/36 DCD webber and bunch of bananas exhaust-on a 997!! All sourced from the local scrapyards for peanuts (Insurance and being a student prevented any muscle transplants) Probably my favourite car though- I really bought into it-happy days....
The episode on the Land Rover will feature "a real life Lawrence of Arabia".
I didn't realise that the original was merely a work of fiction.
I thought that ocurred in the 80's not the 70's.
TBH I had my share of Fords back then, 1 Escort, 4 (yes four) Capri's, 2 transits (1 with a tipping body), 1 4x4 Sierra, 2 Granadas (1 an estate), a Cortina crusader estate, .....there may even be one (or two) that I forgot......
Presentation = 2
Content = 4
Nodding off factor = 10
Same old stuff regurgitated as usual not helped by sh*t presentation.
If they are going to do this stuff they need to do it "Fred Dibnah" style.
1. Someone who knows what they are talking about.
2. Someone with some actual passion for cars.
3. Someone who can get across the enthusiasts point.
Found it bland at its best unfortunately.
You mean they should put a pile of logs under the car, set them on fire and then run like hell whilst sounding a big hooter ??
That would "up" the interest factor.....
Ahh, the Ford Clitoris...it's Red and every ****'s got one...?
What year was yours DM?!