For the Love of Cars

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For the Love of Cars

Postby bmcecosse » Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:49 pm

Very good feature and rebuild on an Escort Mexico - and 'get rid of the spot lights' - exactly what I have been saying for some time now ! Take the hint lads........ :roll: :lol:
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Re: For the Love of Cars

Postby chickenjohn » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:17 am

Yes, I saw that program and it was the best classic car based TV I've seen since, the Beetle/Campervan/Kit car "crisis" series. Like the above, FTLoC showed actual work going on with the cars, no fake arguments and no fake drama and no awful humor and no fake buying and selling of classic cars. The "Crisis" series didn't actually have any crisis in it, just a self imposed deadline.

Take note rubbish car program makers such as bernie, Liepu Mark Evans and the equally awful Mike Brewer and Ed China!
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Re: For the Love of Cars

Postby M25VAN » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:36 am

Yes, very good program. I think they teased us with a few of bits, "building" the engine, describing the construction of the roof panel. Those are the kind of things we want to see more of. :)
Having said that, I found the chats with actual owners and the historical bits very entertaining.
All in all the best classic car program for ages. Much better than the volcano car of Johnny Vegas. :roll:

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Re: For the Love of Cars

Postby MarkyB » Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:29 am


"Once you break something you will see how it was put together"

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Re: For the Love of Cars

Postby Matt » Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:55 pm

I know there has got to be a balance... (I came in 20 mins late) but it seemed to me that there was only about 20% on the actual car - the rest of it was going to meets and the like?
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Re: For the Love of Cars

Postby StaffsMoggie » Mon Apr 21, 2014 2:49 pm

But why on earth are Escorts so vastly over priced??? A Dolomite Sprint will always blow them into the weeds..... For a lot less money.

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Re: For the Love of Cars

Postby les » Mon Apr 21, 2014 2:51 pm

I suppose the title should have indicated it would have little restoration content. Apart from a few instances, just a load of waffle from some big heads. Very disappointing. Still there's no business like show business. :D


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Re: For the Love of Cars

Postby alexmcguffie » Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:43 pm

I'd put it at average. Middle aged blokes doing doughnuts an a restoration expert who never had dirty hands! Better than the fat cockney and Canadian but still can't beat Fast n Loud on Discovery.
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Re: For the Love of Cars

Postby bmcecosse » Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:18 pm

The rally footage was good - everyone of my age was envious of the Escort Rally cars (not necessarily of the 'Mexico') - while we fiddled about trying to squeeze a wee bit extra power from a Mini engine! :D As a TR7 owner I should support the Dolly comment - but sadly the fragility of the engine rather lets them down. The Ford engines are pretty well 'unburstable' when properly assembled.
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Re: For the Love of Cars

Postby chuffit » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:44 pm

i must say i quite enjoyed the programme a mix of rallying and restoring, hard to fit it all into an hour and wont please all :D

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Re: For the Love of Cars

Postby simmitc » Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:28 pm

When are the doing a Minor?

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Re: For the Love of Cars

Postby bmcecosse » Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:43 pm

Compared to 'Classic car Rescue' which I am watching right now.......Love of Cars is 100 times better! :roll:
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Re: For the Love of Cars

Postby les » Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:50 pm

Classic car rescue must be bad then!!


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Re: For the Love of Cars

Postby bmcecosse » Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:24 pm

It is desperate.... :cry:
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Re: For the Love of Cars

Postby chickenjohn » Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:45 pm

Anything with Bernie, Liepu, Mark Evans or Ed China and Mike Brewer is desperate!

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Re: For the Love of Cars

Postby bmcecosse » Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:01 pm

Oh the Evans programmes were pretty good, I thought.
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Re: For the Love of Cars

Postby chickenjohn » Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:31 am

The annoying problems as well as the awful "humor" are quite nicely summed up in this web page:-

"http://freespace.virgin.net/tommy.sandham/maketv.htm"

And numerous instances of dodgy workmanship. The MGB inner rear wings for example.

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Re: For the Love of Cars

Postby Tudge » Tue May 06, 2014 6:27 pm

Cracking show. And the landy they did in the next episode was top too.
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Re: For the Love of Cars

Postby POMMReg » Tue May 06, 2014 8:11 pm

Not a single bald headed cockney sparrah shahting either!
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Re: For the Love of Cars

Postby Tudge » Tue May 06, 2014 11:19 pm

I presume you're refering to the chap on the channel 5 programme? Our family gave up on that half way through the last programe, despite the fiat 500 being a favourite, because of the 'drama' some television producers clearly see the need to cram into their programs.
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