Favourite Motoring Show?

Which Do You Watch?

  • Top Gear

    Votes: 8 72.7%
  • Wheeler Dealers

    Votes: 5 45.5%
  • Car SOS

    Votes: 3 27.3%
  • Fast n Loud

    Votes: 1 9.1%
  • Sin City Motors (aka 'Welderup')

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Diesel Brothers

    Votes: 1 9.1%
  • Salvage Hunters : Classic Cars

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Ice Road Truckers

    Votes: 1 9.1%
  • Train Truckers

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Super Truckers

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
I guess you all have one that you watch, more than others, all of you Petrol-Heads out there?

I'll nail my colours to the mast

Top Gear
I like Flintoff & Harris, they work well
(albeit not as good as Clarkson, May & Hammond did)
The McGuiness guy bugs the hell out of me

I remember it in the days of Angela Rippon & William Woollard
(the trio of Vicki Butler-Henderson, Quentin Wilson & Tiff Needell worked for me too)

Fast n Loud
AKA; the Richard Rawlings ego-show?
Aaron Kaufman is watchable, & they turned out some fantastic work
(I still want the '78 Trans-Am that they built for the 'Bandit Challenge')

Sin City Motors
Love it!!
I'd have most of their builds, although sadly they're impractical over here
Plus downright illegal
They may have problems with emissions testing too:whistle:

Diesel Brothers
Again, yes please!!!
Same constraints as 'Sin City Motors'

There was a TV special, where Sparks Motors (Diesel Brothers) went head to head with Welderup

Salvage Hunters :Classic Cars
I so want that Range Rover they found in Spain:wub:

Ice Road Truckers/Train Truckers

Sadly they both suffer from a degree of sensationalist graphics

Super Truckers
I used to see the Metcalfe Farms trucks about, on the A1

I forgot to add Goblin Works Garage
Some gorgeous builds, particularly the bikes
Although the engineering of the Fiat 500 was lovely
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Top gear and the early Fast and Loud shows. Grand tour is another good watch but almost a carbon copy of Top Gear.

Most of my motor viewing lately is on YouTube.


Not So Special One
North Yorkshire
I used to love Overhaulin’ with Chip Foose, he used to renovate old American classics, the care and detail put into these vehicles was outstanding.
I also like Top Gear, the chemistry of Clarkson, May & Hammond unfortunately is no longer there but the new team are still good.
Grand Tour and Car SOS both are a good watch.

Did anyone watch Chop Shop with Bernie and Leepu, it was entertaining but god did they turned out some rubbish!
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Just about surviving
Only watch top gear when I come across it channel surfing. I used to watch it all the time but Jezza et al became a bit all about themselves.
Liked progs James May made on his own. Nerdy but up my street. I managed to see a bit of a GT and thought it to much like late series TG.
Not really seen much of the others. Ice road truckers gf's eldest used to watch when he lived here. Every episode seemed the same.


Never used Über Member
The Grand Tour is still the daddy of them all, although the latest incarnation of TG is massively improved.

Can't stand Wheeler Dealers. Mike Brewer couldn't negotiate a deal if his life depended on it and we could all turn a profit if we didn't factor the cost of dozens (or more) hours of labour into the equation. Not to mention how they repeatedly find incredibly rare and expensive spare parts just lying about or being given away for virtually nothing.


Flouncing Nobber
None of them. There are two main streams, factual and entertainment:

Of the entertainment side Clarkson, May and Hammond were the varsity. Alas, they've squeeze the formula so hard for so long theres nothing much left. The BBC continues to try and copy it with Top gear, but it's a pale imitation for people who think Bon Jovi is heavy metal.

Then there are the factual programmes that tend to spout the accepted rubbish about cars and reinforce preconceptions to a smugly satisfied public rather than do any serious journalism. You'll see evidence of this in phrases such as "...beautifully built...", despite the fact they've not dismantled the car, measured tolerances or optically examined the finish, so have no actual metric as to the standard of build or finish. They mix impressions with preconception and sell it to a gullible public as fact, and by and large they lap it up.

And in between theres Wheeker Dealers, sort of straddling the genres, but Mike is an annoying twerp who ruins it.

So no, there aren't any motoring programmes out there that would compel me to stop watching the porn channels.


Über Member
If The Speedshop ever becomes a series, then it'll be that. Really enjoyed the one they did last Sunday night.
I cant take Ice Road Truckers seriously at all. Its so over dramatised that its almost like a mockumentary.


I was right about that saddle
Ed China from WD lives near me - I said hello to him recently whilst on my bike as he was moving the contents of his garage to avoid flood damage. He was moving a bike as it happens.

I love to binge on car programmes. The newest one on D.PLAY I recommend is Chrome Underground

Also recommended is Bitchin' Rides and of course Goblin Works

It's all trash TV really - 60 minutes of people messing around and 30 seconds of actual car construction.

I like Skol

Hold my beer and watch this....
The kids love sin city motors so I inevitably end up part-watching some of their builds. Having dabbled with cars all my/their lives, including a recent full Land Rover rebuild, we always end up discussing how we could make something similar (if we had a workshop, a stack of cash and no need to work for a living! :rolleyes:).

The programme certainly has appeal to people of that ilk.
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