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T.V and the real deal hotrod builder

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by JimSibley, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. That's hilarious, thanks
  2. JimSibley
    Joined: Jan 21, 2004
    Posts: 3,213


    That is the best description I have heard. you, my friend, "get it"
  3. old-hermit
    Joined: Sep 16, 2007
    Posts: 39

    from SC

    Of all the reality car/bike shows "Chop, Cut, Rebuild" is about as close to reality as it gets and it ain't worth wasting 30 minutes on.
  4. zibo
    Joined: Mar 17, 2002
    Posts: 2,346

    from dago ca

    The first season of Biker Buildoff was cool.
    Build a running bike in a month vs another guy.

    It was before the builders turned into primadonnas.
    The dude from Florida built his tank out of a sportster tank I think,
    broke down on the ride out, etc.
    Then they actually ride them a good distance to be judged.

    There are alot of good builders out there,
    I'd go against someone!!

  5. tigerShark
    Joined: Oct 18, 2006
    Posts: 210

    from Tampa Bay

    power block is good but theres not much low buck/budget/everyday joe stuff on there. first thing they do with every project is swap in the latest gm crate motor. i would like to see these guys paying theyre dues at the swap meets and junk yards. that would interest me more. maybe power "block could add a 5th show. they could call it "the home built rod" or budget rodder". it would be even cooler if it was filmed in someones 2-car garage.
  6. Dave L
    Joined: May 27, 2007
    Posts: 233

    Dave L
    from Idaho

    I have to agree here, In my opinion, (and no you dont have to beat it out of me) take our Tech Archive for example, that would be a great start to a "how to" show, stuff like getting bargains at the swap meets, yanking parts out of a salvage yard, and making things work with what you have.

  7. Tetanus Shot
    Joined: Jan 8, 2006
    Posts: 1,082

    Tetanus Shot

    "Build Them White" staring Jimmy White

    a show about one of hot roddings most talented least known famous super hero's trying to make it. doesn't want to be rich, doesn't want to be famous. just wants to make a living and support his family doing what all of us love, building period perfect hot rods. a show about flawless fabrication and the day to day struggles of trying to keep the shop doors open.

    I'd watch it
  8. Maybe Tetanus Shot could show us just how he built that A.
  9. Power block is close,at least it's got Courtney, But they brought in that snotnosed tuner car kid on horsepower and dropped Chuck that sucked Chuck is one of us just a back yard about that bald guy on muscle car....ah screw it thats still to early in the morning, Id rather work on the ride before its too hot outside:D
  10. Choptop
    Joined: Jun 19, 2001
    Posts: 3,303


    not even that, I've worked on COPS and you can do ALOT with editing. Nothing was ever staged, but one can turn what was a "C" or "D" story into a high "B" story with the magic of editing.

    You are right though, its as close as you are going to get.

    Like Evel, I've got a few shows up my sleeve... but doing a TV show is expensive all the way around. Even if you do a "pay-to-play" deal. You can buy air time on some cable channels, and you get x% of the advertising slots, they get the rest, but you pay up front and then you have sell your ad slots to make money. Last time I checked one smaller cable channel (Outdoor Channel) wanted ~$30k for 13 .5 hour episodes and you got 2.5 minutes/ episode to sell.

    This does not count the cost of production, which is LARGE.

    it can be done, but its tough.

    There is a pilot brewing in the Billetproof Headquarters.

    watch this space for updates :D.
  11. Appleseed
    Joined: Feb 21, 2005
    Posts: 1,053


    Cops rules. Thank god cable runs the shit out of those shows. Don't they have like 7 or 8 hundred episodes? I always like to see some turd run from the cops, they could be black, white, mexican, donkey, female, etc.. and they all say the same crap almost word for word. " I didn't do nuthin'. Why are you cuffing me?" Ha ha ha!
  12. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
    Posts: 9,024

    1. 60s Show Rods

    It would definatly be cut down :D...I wish I could share my TV shows..but I'm
    trying to put togther a pilot to pitch,,,
  13. JimSibley
    Joined: Jan 21, 2004
    Posts: 3,213


    Now we are talkin. Im thinkin you could do the same thing using a multitude of guys. i would love to see an episode on plowboy, or jimmy Benitez, shoot one week in my mess would make a pretty good episode. you could even do episodes on car clubs, or artists.I would love to see a show like this with a travelling commentator, that spends a week or 2 with a different builder and edits it down to a 30 minute spot.
  14. I think TV oughta have a crank on it.....
    That way if you were stupid enough to still watch it after all that hand cranking, we would at least have an idea what you were like.
    Most of these shows are pretty much like WWF wrestling was in its heyday...remove the drama and the ratings would plummit.
    Back to the subject...I don't think there is any real need for the hotrod shows already on muchless another one based on more of a reality theme....
    No ordinary joe viewers would want to see someone actually building a car- that by far exceeds their attention span.....
  15. Choptop
    Joined: Jun 19, 2001
    Posts: 3,303


    Just so ya'll know SpeedVision is shooting a "Kustom Kulture" show that will be out in Feb. I have no idea if its going to be any good. They shot an entire episode at the 2007 Billetproof Detroit show. The content from that show ids great, but a show can be made or broken in the editing. We'll see. We gave them good material.

    the show is being produced by the same crew that produces Dream Car Garage.
  16. JimA
    Joined: Apr 1, 2001
    Posts: 4,796


    Umm... I think I know where you got that title- I'll tell my dad it made the HAMB! ;)
  17. DrJ
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 9,418


    I watch shows like "This Old House" all the time, and I guess enough others do too or they wouldnt still be on TV.
    I don't see why someone can't do "This Old Car" or better, "This Old Hotrod"
    They might be surprised at the turnout!?!
  18. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792


    The HAMB has a lot of members and I enjoy reading the threads where pics are posted from different events. In fact the best threads are the event pic threads. So, how about, instead of taking pics, people take videos and post them here or better yet....

    (drum roll) HAMB Tube! A website much like YouTube, but ONLY traditional rods and customs. Moderators could police it so that none applicable crap wouldn't get posted. Think how much more info could be passed on about a car, if you had the owner tell you about it. A lot of guys with cars would love to give a 10 minute talk about their car, if they knew it would be posted on a site where it would get seen by people who really give a rats ass.

    Chances are just about everyone on this site has seen a car at an event and talked to the owner about it. Next time, you could have a camera and record it and post it. Hell, they sell one use video cameras at Walmart and drug stores that record 20 minutes of video with sound for $20. You can even edit them, but that would actually take away from the experience.

    HAMBtube...... kinda has a ring to it.
  19. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792


    It may be real as far as the chases and crooks, but I have yet to hear a "real" cop ask/tell someone, "Stop resisting!". "Shut the fuck up or I'll blow yer fucking head off!" is more like it. The cops on that show are just too polite, I have to laugh my ass off.
  20. Tetanus Shot
    Joined: Jan 8, 2006
    Posts: 1,082

    Tetanus Shot

    haha yeah, I was going to say that thanks to JimA's dad for the title, but i wasn't 100% sure that was your dad and didn't want to step on any toes, it was good to see you at breakfast too. post some pictures of his roadster!
  21. leon renaud
    Joined: Nov 12, 2005
    Posts: 1,934

    leon renaud
    from N.E. Ct.

    My favorite PBS tv show was The Wood Wrights Workshop no drama no hype just a good build even if it isn't cars, Now if someone could come up with a rod related program along the same lines I think it would be a winner.
  22. JimSibley
    Joined: Jan 21, 2004
    Posts: 3,213


    I like the sound of that.
  23. Evil, I am gald you covered this. I was just goign to chime in and say F tv, got get MFS dvds. and Kiwi Kev you are right about the HAMB as well its a well rounded Online Tv show . lol I spenf a majority of my online time right here on the HAMB.... If not here, then researching traditional rods etc.

  24. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,631

    from Hypocrisy

    I don't wanna see a show hosted by Courtney Love, I don't think anybody does.
  25. 61 chevy
    Joined: Apr 11, 2007
    Posts: 891

    61 chevy

    why is it, all those shows have a tight deadline to finish, like do 2 weeks work in 1,they all make it, if it was real, some would fail, i know, its tv
  26. You are preaching to choir here. Thanks for saying what I have been telling my family. Your last sentence sums it up.
  27. mustangsix
    Joined: Mar 7, 2005
    Posts: 1,297


    They tried that, but I think the producers got confused and instead of Jimmy White, they got Barry White......sooper dooper muscle cars and all.
  28. Choptop
    Joined: Jun 19, 2001
    Posts: 3,303


    the problem with online is:

    all of the production expense, none of the advertising income.
  29. JimSibley
    Joined: Jan 21, 2004
    Posts: 3,213


    It seems to me that the hamb could aliminate a lot of production costs. No travel time if each contributor filmed himself. No payed employees except maybe an editor,who could serve as commentator. No payed cast or crew. I guess all it would need is a facilitator that could edit it, and we could distribute a monthly hamb video magazine via the internet. i myself would sign up and pay a monthly subscription to something like this.
  30. two shows come to mind for me. "Cruzin' northwest" was on saturday mornings here in the drizzly p.n.w. The show was done by the folks who do "Cruzin' norhtwest" magazine. I dont know if its still on anymore. Another show is "Go Kustom" on one of the uhf channels or cable access channels. I find it on under{obviousley}"Go Kustom"

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