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For The Love of Cars Channel 4 8.00pm 10May
« on: May 10, 2015, 04:52:48 PM »
we should know better than to hope for much , but I shall tape this tonight . " In this edition........enter the world of microcars driving a Messerschmitt........... ill fated Sinclair C5 . They also help an owner restore a vintage FIAT 500 in time for an auction   
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Re: For The Love of Cars Channel 4 8.00pm 10May
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2015, 05:23:06 PM »
Cheers, will look in if I can.
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Re: For The Love of Cars Channel 4 8.00pm 10May
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2015, 06:24:14 PM »
The series has been reasonably sensible so far so. No one has blown anything up, dropped a caravan onto anything from a great height or any TG style stunts so I'm looking forward to watching it.
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Re: For The Love of Cars Channel 4 8.00pm 10May
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2015, 06:48:29 PM »
But I find it disappointing how little coverage there is of the restoration process and how much time is spent on TG-style 'storyline'.  It's like the producers can't believe anyone would want to see car restoration in a car restoration programme - probably because it doesn't interest them.  I mean, it would be like having a programme about opera full of people singing all the time.....


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Re: For The Love of Cars Channel 4 8.00pm 10May
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2015, 07:22:44 PM »
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Re: For The Love of Cars Channel 4 8.00pm 10May
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2015, 08:56:41 PM »
it could have been a lot worse , and just for Bob a mention of Messerschmitts and invalids  ;)
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Re: For The Love of Cars Channel 4 8.00pm 10May
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2015, 08:59:41 PM »
Thoroughly enjoyed it. Even caught a glimpse of my Inter at the museum.

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Re: For The Love of Cars Channel 4 8.00pm 10May
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2015, 09:09:34 PM »
I paused at the glimpse of your inter Bob and told my dad about it

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Re: For The Love of Cars Channel 4 8.00pm 10May
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2015, 07:37:56 AM »
Far better than I expected! They got the history wrong, bubbles and micros did not date from Suez 1956 and the Fiat 500 did not set the ball rolling. By accident or design they did perpetrate the "no reverse gear" myth with the Trojan and Messerschmitt both being pushed backwards, but I admit that this might have been because the Trojan was being awkward and it was quicker to push the KR than use its reverse.

On the plus side they did show the fun and strongly argued the point about the huge size of modern cars and moden congestion NEEDING a re-birth of micro cars which are acceptable to most drivers.
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Re: For The Love of Cars Channel 4 8.00pm 10May
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2015, 08:27:19 AM »
Yes, I thought that about the reverse gear thing. It will leave most watchers with the idea that the cars do not have one. I would imagine the presenters would have known though as reverse is marked on the gate of the Trojan and who ever loaned the schmitt would have explained the dynastart arrangement. The car builder/restorer seems well clued up. We never see any sign of Mr Cooper on these programs featuring the museum, is he camera shy?

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Re: For The Love of Cars Channel 4 8.00pm 10May
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2015, 01:39:09 PM »
For anyone not in the UK, they have posted the full episode on YouTube here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewFeX6IrHvw


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Re: For The Love of Cars Channel 4 8.00pm 10May
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2015, 01:47:33 PM »
Thanks Jim for that . Funnily enough one thing I was very aware of throughout was one of the presenters , the taller darker guy, seemed obsessed with his self image . He repeatedly made remarks about what he looked like , perhaps that's just being in the media  :) oh and u the way the largest collection ever ? I don't think so  :D
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Re: For The Love of Cars Channel 4 8.00pm 10May
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2015, 01:58:58 PM »
The fellow driving the KR was genuinely enthusiastic about it. The fellow behind was less so. Having driven and been driven in KRs and TG 500s I think that is pretty fair comment, definitely Drivers' Cars!
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Re: For The Love of Cars Channel 4 8.00pm 10May
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2015, 06:47:44 PM »
The program is on again this evening at 8.00pm on channel 4seven