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Discovery Channel Called Today About the 57 Skyliner

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A while back, one of the Moderators, possibly Matt, had posted about an upcoming show. On a lark, I wrote to them about dad's 57. They called me today and want to do an interview via Facetime. It sounds like a neat show, where they talk about the cars and the story of how they came to get them, etc. I'm not sure I will get through the interview without crying while trying to tell my dad's story. I will probably blow it, however, it sounds like a neat show even if the 57 isn't on it. 

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9 minutes ago, Steve_Mack_CT said:

From what I know of you VL, they will get a great story & ambassador for the hobby.

Oh Goodness. I am nervous! 😱 As much as the car and my dad deserve it, I'm not sure I can go through with it. Lol

 

Thanks for the kind words. 

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14 minutes ago, victorialynn2 said:

A while back, one of the Moderators, possibly Matt, had posted about an upcoming show. On a lark, I wrote to them about dad's 57. They called me today and want to do an interview via Facetime. It sounds like a neat show, where they talk about the cars and the story of how they came to get them, etc. I'm not sure I will get through the interview without crying while trying to tell my dad's story. I will probably blow it, however, it sounds like a neat show even if the 57 isn't on it. 

Good for you Vicki! Let us know if they do interview you please?

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13 minutes ago, Ed Luddy said:

Good for you Vicki! Let us know if they do interview you please?

It is Wednesday am. I will let you know how it goes. I’m worried I will ugly cry when I talk about my dad. Haha

 

They would ship it to LA the end of February and have me go down if they do a story. 

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You are better and stronger than most,i know what you are doing takes time from your time.Most would scrap,sell,or not worry.Always love your post.I wish you luck with the show.,Just stay strong.The cries never go away,as far as your parents.

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The 57 should be the first episode with you telling the story. It would guarantee them a great following as it is a great looking car and owner plus you know what you are talking about! Have fun don’t worry about tears and be sure to let us all know when we should watch it. 

Dave S 

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5 minutes ago, SC38DLS said:

The 57 should be the first episode with you telling the story. It would guarantee them a great following as it is a great looking car and owner plus you know what you are talking about! Have fun don’t worry about tears and be sure to let us all know when we should watch it. 

Dave S 

We will see. Not a done deal. 

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See if they will ship in that coffee bunch from your Dad's old diner. They know everything. You can just stand to the side imitating Keely Smith. And roll your eyes.

 

Bernie

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This might be one of my worst ideas. Haha. We will see what happens. A good story if they tell it right and I can keep from ugly crying telling it. 

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VL2, I'm wishing you the best as I think you would be an asset to that show. Don't worry about crying, just tell them to edit some of it out.

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I really want to focus in his love of cars, starting as a teen growing up in Dearborn and how he restored so many to original condition for the next generation. The focus is the 57 and it is a good example of this. I hope that’s the spin they want to put on it. He’s been a great keeper of so many cars. 

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Yes be nervous, but you and only are the expert in your story. So be confident and assured, you have a good story that will grab a lot of heart strings. I imagine you speak as well as you write so you should do very well.

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5 hours ago, John_S_in_Penna said:

During your interview, have a picture of your dad

which you can hold up for the camera.  He's a 

part of the story too.

He is the story. 

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Was getting ready to say that.He is the story.I hope all goes well and they not edit the process.Victorialyne is 1 in millions,trying to sell the rusty parts to,someone who may need.them.I love what she is doing,hope all goes well with the show.

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Good luck Victoria, I've no doubt you'll be great.  Stories from the heart are what people desire the most and your story is certainly from the heart. :)

 

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I just finished the interview. They are doing 12 episodes initially. They will edit the interview and submit it to the producers for consideration. 

 

I did tear tear up talking about my father but was able to get through it. I’d say with so few episodes, there’s a very small chance of the 57 being chosen, however I do think this is a great format for a car show and I look forward to seeing it in when it airs. 

 

I’m so glad that’s over now!

 

They asked me why this car is special to my father and I and what I think it’s worth. They’d ship it to La to appraise on air. I reminds me of Antiques Road Show but with cars. 

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1 minute ago, stakeside said:

What will be the name of the show and the day it starts? Sounds like a great idea for a show.

The show is still unnamed. They are filming in a February. Not sure when it would air. 

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VL2. From what we know about you, your dad’s passion and the car, it will be a great episode. Don’t worry if you do not hear anything for awhile as these shows are usually sold to networks at two or three conventions each year. They may make one or two plus show the potential future episodes to possible buyers. If sold then they will produce the rest of the issues. My daughter has been a supervising producer for a TV network for years. She gets pitched hundreds of shows a year. Hope it works out. Have fun. 

Dave S 

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V.L., Please tell me what FACETIME is ...... I don't know. 

 

When you make it to the screen,  I'll be able to tell my car friends you're the greatest gal I know ....... that I haven't met.

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4 hours ago, bobg1951chevy said:

V.L., Please tell me what FACETIME is ...... I don't know. 

 

When you make it to the screen,  I'll be able to tell my car friends you're the greatest gal I know ....... that I haven't met.

FaceTime is a video call on an iPhone or Mac laptop. 

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4 hours ago, victorialynn2 said:

FaceTime is a video call on an iPhone or Mac laptop. 

Thank you, I'm slipping behind on the new innovations.

I think I'm the only guy with a rotary dialer on my old cell phone.:D

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