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The Velocity Channel is in a Rut

It seems like every time I sit down and look at the guide there's a show that features guys with tattoos and weird beards/hairdos working on 60s muscle cars somewhere in the high desert. Yes, there's Wheeler Dealers and Chasing Classic Cars, but the others bore me. If I see another rusty Camaro frame I think I'll scream. And all the scripted, made-up drama. Enough!
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Yep. and they all want to put HUGH tires, slammed to the ground and a monster engine in it. Same old same old. I do like the Fantom Works show because they mostly build and restore the car to normal specs. He has built a few of the big tire mods but they work on rare older cars.
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All of the guys on those shows are so unlike all the car guys I know, and I know a few.
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Velocity channel new rule:
ya gotta have DB facial hair to have a customizing cars show.
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I too enjoy Fantom Works for the reasons stated above. Takes on some non car projects too. Would love to have the 53 Caddy he restored. Dan Short is retired Army Major started as enlisted and moved up. Think he flew helos. Does odd stuff too. Heinkel(?) 3 wheeler, Citroen
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All of the guys on those shows are so unlike all the car guys I know, and I know a few.
I so agree! Nailed it.
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I have people say to me - you're like those guys on TV - restoring old cars, buying and selling. I say no because I don't have enough tattoos and enough drama to keep it interesting for the viewing public..................
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i like how you can watch 100 hours of those shows and not learn how to install a battery. or do an oil change. or adjust a seat.
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I wish they’d do an ‘old motorcycle’ show again.


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Speaking of motorcycle shows... have you seen the Henry Cole series from England?

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Just make sure it doesn't include the Tuttles......

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I agree the only shows I like are CCC and Wheeler Dealers.

Restoration Garage (they guys in Canada) is pretty good but sometimes they get into shop drama. I like it because they restore some really unique cars.

I used to like *****in' Rides but all their cars look the same. The GM Futureliner was really cool on that show however.
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The formula. Lets see, it has to have "rims", 26" . Preferred black so they dont show brake dust. Air bags for stance. Thats so you cant go over speed bumps without planning ahead. It also has to have that cool patina. Real handy if you are too lazy to paint and do body work. Too many shows doing the same thing.
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Cue-ball Bernie = drama queen!!
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Yep. and they all want to put HUGH tires, slammed to the ground and a monster engine in it. Same old same old. I do like the Fantom Works show because they mostly build and restore the car to normal specs. He has built a few of the big tire mods but they work on rare older cars.
And the best way to test drive a car you just spent thousands fixing up is to do smoky donuts in the parking lot.

Fantomworks is the only car show I can stomach, they actually restore old cars and do European and American iron.

I also like Jay Leno's garage but they just show cars not work on them.
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Texas Metal is the one I watched last night...more of the same from owners demanding crazy builds, in short timespans.....but it is better than watching Hallmark Christmas movies that my wife wants to watch.
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Fantom Works dragged an old, ratty Stearman fuselage into the building on one of their episodes recently.

Dan said they knew it would be at least a year long process. They put it in a corner... that should be interesting once they get it going.

Garage Squad is pretty good. They don't pimp their builds out too much.

For me, when there's a 60-70s era muscle or pony car, it just looks silly once the wheels go beyond one inch over stock diameter. On any of those shows, just once I'd like to see them stay with stock diameter or at most 1" over.

Remember when "Plus One" was the concept that online tire places were offering? Like if your car had 14" wheels, they'd sell you a complete wheel/tire package with the tire of your choice and it was because it was for better handling because of the smaller sidewall? And they'd calculate the O.D. of the larger tire so it wouldn't screw with your speedometer too much, if at all.

That made sense. I never ordered a set, but it was a reasonable idea. Now, putting 17s and 18s on cars that were designed with 15s, etc. just looks sooo wrong. I often don't even want to see the final part of the show because it turns my stomach with the goofy tall wheels.
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To be fair, it's been all downhill since the early days of Speedvision







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I liked the old Speedvision. I enjoyed watching David Hobbs host “Legends of Motorsport”.

Velocity could be worse though, do we really need another show with Muscle Car rebuilds?
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I agree the only shows I like are CCC and Wheeler Dealers.
Agree and would add Legendary Motorcars and FatomWorks; these are the only two shops I would let work on one of my cars......

My least fav include Graveyard Carz and Grease Monkey........
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