DRAMA! DRAMA! DRAMA!
Well, the DRAMA! DRAMA! DRAMA! keeps coming on TV. It seems every few weeks there is a new car building show. They air a new group of car builders that build more DRAMA than cars! They manage to set themselves on fire, break stuff, and forget to do something important to the build just to add to the drama.
Is this good for the Industry? Maybe yes and maybe no. It’s like pro-wrestling or as they call it “Sports Entertainment”. So is this now called “Car Entertainment”? All these car building shows have helped promote the Industry on one hand and on the other have hurt it.
They find some wreck for $1,000 – spends $7000 to fix it up and sell it for $15,000. And they do this in 8 days! But in reality anyone who has built a car knows this is not a realistic formula!
This is nothing more than “Car Entertainment”! But it’s fun to watch.
The only two shows’ I enjoy watching are “Overhaulin’ ” and “Wheeler Dealers”. Chip Foose is the BEST! And those two guys in England have a great show.
The rest just fall into the “Car Entertainment” slot. They try to outdo one another in the DRAMA! DRAMA! DRAMA! department. In my opinion, the car building Industry has benefitted from these shows AND these shows have also hurt the Industry with false hope and unrealistic expectations, not to mention unrealistic time frames. It’s a 50/50 deal. If you enjoy watching the DRAMA keep watching, if you want a car built do some real extensive car builders search online and talk to some real car builders, not the “DRAMA Kings”.
Hey, that’s a great name for a car building TV show!
Keep Them Rolling!