No mention of Lotus; Morgan, the oldest of those still making cars; TVR or any others other than the dismissive "Anyone could get a glass fibre body and stich a Ford side-valve..."
True, but given that they were really only covering fairly mass-produced stuff, I thought that it was a decent effort with no glaring mistakes.
It hasn't been mentioned on TNF, so I'm assuming that either no-one has seen it, or maybe they were just too shocked to comment, but Channel 5 are currently running a series on restoring classic cars, the latest effort messing about with a Ford Mustang is on tonight. The series is almost indescribably awful, bad beyond belief, in fact an insult to viewers' intelligence. In the first prog they ruined an innocent E-Type, and in the second they massacred an old 911. Last week was just plain silly, they "restored" a hopelessly rotten MGB in just a couple of weeks, buying new parts like chrome bumpers for about one tenth of the proper prices, and using at least two different cars in the sequence, a B owning friend reckons probably three. They clearly used a new monocoque from BL Heritage £1000 at least, and claimed to have fitted chrome bumpers to a rubber-bumpered car, when of course the suspension and front and rear metalwork on those two are significantly different. The funniest bit was where one worker did an all-nighter, and claimed to have removed a "factory fitted" Webasto roof (surely those were only ever dealer-fitted?) and welded a perfectly shaped sheet of steel over the hole with no trace of a join, absolutely ludicrous. Then at the end, an "expert valuer" walked around the car, no test drive or even looking underneath, and wrote a frankly silly valuation down and handed it to the two incompetents responsible, singularly charmless pair with zero acting or presenting ability, a 'Cock-er-nee' from central casting with awful false teeth, and a clueless Canadian, neither of whom seemed to do much apart from argue with each other. Have a look at as much of this drivel as you can stand, as the Cockney character might well say, "It's all a complete load of tom-tit !".