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2 New shows have been introduced.
Rides has appeared on TLC (cable) and features customized vehicles. Yesterday, the show covered 2 CA companies (West Coast and 310) that deal with makeovers. Most of the cars come straight from the assembly line. There was even an Enzo Ferrari that was getting a new set of wheels. Imagine buying a 1/2 million dollar car and not getting the wheels you want! Next week, the show will cover the making of matchbox look alikes (they are driveable).
Discovery channel on Friday night carries American Hotrod. I haven't seen the show but should be great if it fits the name.
 

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Got me there, Hudson. Ferrari's are not in my atmosphere. There are none in my neighborhood.
What really me got me was that money IS REALLY no object to these customers.
At least for last night, all the changes were cosmetic. Also, the method of painting was like MAACO; mask it off and spray rather than take it apart.
 

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A show about cars like that holds little interest for me as I will almost undoubtedly ever be able to obtain one. I guess I lost interest as reality set in, I used to love lambo's, ferrari's, porsche's etc. Now I just don't care so much.
 

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Rides is a good show. They had the Chicayne on the first week, and then last week they had the cobra concept car. This weeks sucked. Who gives about sound systems? One guy had a 10inch plasma screen put in the dash of his H2. Man, everyone loves these H2's! Hummer and GM must be making a killing with them. There are also a few new shows on speed coming in feb. And American Hot Rod looks like a good show.

And like they said on the show, that enzo was 2mil. Because there is such a limited number, the price is climbing as more and more people want it. You have to have already owned an F40 and an F55. They said that the last one shoudl fetch 3mil.
 

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Hopefully, Rides will cover cars other than the millon dollar variety. They must have something for everybody. I think that the show centers on the peoples' personality rather than turning wrenches.

Every so often, ESPN will carry a Mother's-sponsored show with Don Garlits. Basically, they go to different car shows to check out the exhibitors. I have seen it on Sunday nights. Maybe it is the Fox Sports channel (one of the two).

Another show that I watched once or twice is the Super Tuners on Spike. I really have to hand it to the younger guys that are getting 400+ ponies out of those small cars. And to do the mods under a hood that is stuffed with electonic gizmos and sensors-not like a 60's vehicle that had tons of room and maybe a pcv. Fuel management systems, etc.; there is a ton of technology now.
 

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There is still no better shows that the "PowerBlock" on Spike-TV. Trucks, Car and Driver, and Horsepower are all pretty good. Trucks and HP-TV are filmed about 10 minutes from where I live so I often see project vehicles up close and personal :D
 

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Originally posted by oldskls10@Jan 23 2004, 03:59 AM
There is still no better shows that the "PowerBlock" on Spike-TV. Trucks, Car and Driver, and Horsepower are all pretty good. Trucks and HP-TV are filmed about 10 minutes from where I live so I often see project vehicles up close and personal :D
Those shows rock... I just can't get into the Funkmaster Flex style of show where the host seems to know nothing about cars but gets all fired up about 62" spinners on an Excursion. :mf_boff:
 

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Originally posted by thetooth+Jan 23 2004, 05:08 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (thetooth @ Jan 23 2004, 05:08 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-oldskls10@Jan 23 2004, 03:59 AM
There is still no better shows that the "PowerBlock" on Spike-TV. Trucks, Car and Driver, and Horsepower are all pretty good. Trucks and HP-TV are filmed about 10 minutes from where I live so I often see project vehicles up close and personal :D
Those shows rock... I just can't get into the Funkmaster Flex style of show where the host seems to know nothing about cars but gets all fired up about 62" spinners on an Excursion. :mf_boff: [/b][/quote]
Hes actualy a really big muscle car enthusiasts, its jus that 24 inch spinners and sound systems is what rappers and sports players want in there H2,s E'lades, etc. He did a few muscle car resto's for Queen Latifa and Ludacris. Also, he did a custom ride for 50 cent. He seems to own a lot of sweet cars, and he knew a lot about PDiddy's 58 Vette. The powerblock just got a revamp with that dead looking indy car girl, and new import and bike shows. Car and Driver TV just animates the hatred they have for american cars. HP TV is good, and Trucks is good. They seem to be getting off track with big price build ups. I wish someone would do a third gen build up as that car is the most neglected gen of all the fbodies, yet its a great platform for handling and performance. They announced that they would build up someones car in a contest. I think Im gunna enter that. Who knows right?
 

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Power Block is great. On Horsepower, everytime they show the black Nova, I yell to my wife or daughter "My Nova looked just like that!". Then I start sobbing.
In reality, my Nova looked like that car from the outside only since it ran a relatively warm 350 motor (Holley carb, Hooker headers, Edelbrock manifold, GM cam) and other add ons (but no fat slicks nor tubbed rear end).
I usually take a pass on the trucks depending what they are covering.
There is another show (or was) that was strictly into racing. It features 2 younger fellows that really get into the technical part of building and racing cars.

Funkmaster.
Yeah, I have watched it but can't get too interested in the number of tv screens or those spinner wheels that make a big portion of the show.
 

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Originally posted by bigals87z28+Jan 23 2004, 06:12 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (bigals87z28 @ Jan 23 2004, 06:12 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by [email protected] 23 2004, 05:08 AM
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@Jan 23 2004, 03:59 AM
There is still no better shows that the "PowerBlock" on Spike-TV. Trucks, Car and Driver, and Horsepower are all pretty good. Trucks and HP-TV are filmed about 10 minutes from where I live so I often see project vehicles up close and personal :D

Those shows rock... I just can't get into the Funkmaster Flex style of show where the host seems to know nothing about cars but gets all fired up about 62" spinners on an Excursion. :mf_boff:
Hes actualy a really big muscle car enthusiasts, its jus that 24 inch spinners and sound systems is what rappers and sports players want in there H2,s E'lades, etc. He did a few muscle car resto's for Queen Latifa and Ludacris. Also, he did a custom ride for 50 cent. He seems to own a lot of sweet cars, and he knew a lot about PDiddy's 58 Vette. The powerblock just got a revamp with that dead looking indy car girl, and new import and bike shows. Car and Driver TV just animates the hatred they have for american cars. HP TV is good, and Trucks is good. They seem to be getting off track with big price build ups. I wish someone would do a third gen build up as that car is the most neglected gen of all the fbodies, yet its a great platform for handling and performance. They announced that they would build up someones car in a contest. I think Im gunna enter that. Who knows right? [/b][/quote]
Oh, sweet. Maybe I'll watch it again. It could be that I caught a bad episode full of spinners and tv's and gave up too early. :)

What do you guys think about Monster Garage (given that you ignore the episode where they butcher that sweet El Camino :( ) ?
 

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Man, everyone loves these H2's! Hummer and GM must be making a killing with them.
I don't care a thing about these Bradley Shopping Vehicles other than the fact that I'd rather GM profit on posers over Porsche/VW and BMW.

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My props go to the non-posers who go for the 2500 Suburban and 2500 Avalanche, for their abilities, the Rainier, for its subtleties, and the SRX for its superiority.

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I don't have cable, but I always dig Monster Garage. It's probably genetic.

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