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    Custom DeLorean Builder Rich W's Avatar
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    Rich W's Custom DeLoreans in the UK (sort of) on Channel 4 Car TV Show

    Well, it's been two months since the Channel 4 film crew was here in the U.S. to video some content for an upcoming Car TV Show this Spring.

    http://www.digitalspy.com/british-tv...channel-4.html (story at this link is over 2 months old now)

    The show will be somewhat similar to the Wheeler Dealer DeLorean show, with a DeLorean project, as well as stories about "all things DeLorean"
    from interviews of members of the DeLorean community, to rare original DeLoreans, to some radical custom DeLoreans (and my creations).

    Luckily, the crew had almost authentic Irish Weather during the Midwest filming, with 57 degrees and heavy fog, all day long on December 4th,
    instead of the 50 degree drop in about 48-50 hours, with only 7 degrees on Saturday, December 7th, only a few days later.

    Although the temp was relatively warm, the heavy fog contributed to damp stainless panels, all day long, until about 4pm when filming wrapped.
    The interviewing went well, except for Phil's big, puffy, nylon coat causing background noise on his mic, and the occasional light rain and drizzle.

    Sorry, no preview photos allowed until "official" preview photos are released, but that should be happening within the next month or so.
    I was not given the exact TV air date yet, but it does appear the show is still on-track for it's originally intended mid-March release.

    I will post more air date details once I have them confirmed and I will post a few preview photos soon, when I can.

    Note: If the timing works out, I should have a DVD copy here for the DMC Club Spring Brunch event in early April.
    Last edited by Rich W; 02-04-2014 at 12:55 PM. Reason: fixed my typical type-o's and added note

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    Custom DeLorean Builder Rich W's Avatar
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    UK TV Show "Cars" will debut on Channel 4 in April 2014

    Sorry, no exact date released yet, but since the episode production just ended last week, the episode will not be broadcast until early April.

    Attaching a few "official/unofficial" photos "leaked" during the final stages of the episode production in the UK toward the end of February.

    Channel-4-Cars-Show-video-1.jpg

    Channel-4-Cars-Show-video-2.jpg

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    Is this one of your cars that they exported or was a trip to Rich's World O'DeLoreans just a sidebar to the episode?
    Dermot
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangermouse View Post
    Is this one of your cars that they exported or was a trip to Rich's World O'DeLoreans just a sidebar to the episode?
    As I mentioned in the original post ...

    The show will be somewhat similar to the Wheeler Dealer DeLorean show, with a DeLorean project, as well as stories about "all things DeLorean"
    from interviews of members of the DeLorean community, to rare original DeLoreans, to some radical custom DeLoreans (and my creations).

    As for the DeLorean in the photos, similar to Wheeler Dealer, the car was a project
    purchased by the production company to refurbish during the episode.
    Unlike Wheeler Dealer, this DeLorean was a "locally" purchased project.
    They might have been better off with one of my DeLorean project cars.

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    Senior Member Dangermouse's Avatar
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    That's what I was wondering. Did they buy one of you project cars and video the creations while they were there picking it up, or were the two things independent of each other.

    Got it
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    Minor Update ...

    After a few email exchanges this week with the folks in the UK, it sounds like the show will debut later this month.

    Although the debut is delayed, they are continuing to edit the show, to include as much DeLorean content as possible.
    At last contact, they were adding more photos with the voice-over portions of the show, and I just sent more photos.

    So, it's looking more like a debut at the end of April, but if I hear about a date "etched in stone", I will post it here.

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    Custom DeLorean Builder Rich W's Avatar
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    Update - Series Debut - For the Love of Cars (Channel 4)

    Update - the Series Debut is this Sunday, but the First Episode is not the DeLorean Episode.

    Email from the producers below, including a teaser YouTube video with some DeLorean footage.


    Hi Everyone,

    On behalf of everyone at Love Productions and Channel 4 I would like to say a massive thank you.
    Each and every one of you has been involved in a fantastic series featuring 6 iconic, British cars
    and we hope that we have done you and your chosen, beloved vehicle proud.

    The first episode of the 7-part series of For the Love of Cars will broadcast on Sunday at 8PM on
    Channel 4. This first episode is all about the brilliant Ford Escort Mexico. So please do tune in!

    You can find a promotional clip here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyPn6BTCoto and for
    those of you who are on Twitter the official tag is #lovecars.

    It would be great if we could circulate this around all the clubs and classic car forums.

    Wishing you all the very best,
    The Love of Cars Team

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    Custom DeLorean Builder Rich W's Avatar
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    Update ... DeLorean Show will debut on Sunday, May 25th, 2014

    Update ... for those in the UK, the Love of Cars - DeLorean Show will debut on Sunday, May 25th, 2014.

    I am hoping a copy of the show will be "in the mail" the next day, so I will have a copy before DCS 2014.

    If I get the DVD copy in time, I will have to twist Ken K.'s arm a bit (lol) so we can play it during DCS one day.

    As you have probably seen from other threads and posts, my projects will only be a very small part of the show,
    with the refurbishing of a DeLorean being the main focus, along with interviews with Kathryn DeLorean and others.

    And, as expected, a big thanks to Rob Lambrock and all the DeLorean owners in the UK that helped make this show
    "chocked-full" of great DeLorean content, as can be seen in the small sampling in the promotional clip.

    Promotional clip link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyPn6BTCoto

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    I was over in the UK a couple of weeks ago and saw an episode in which they featured a Triumph Stag. It was excellent and they treated the Stag with a lot of respect. If the episode featuring the D is anything like that, it'll be awesome.

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    Tonight's episode featured the MG TC; they also showed a preview for next week's Delorean episode. The clip featured, amongst other things, Rich and the presenter driving the D Rex, and a shot of (I assume) the project car billowing smoke or steam from the engine area.
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