1912Staver

Rust Valley Restorers , a new low ?

Recommended Posts

Did anyone else catch the debut of a new History channel car show "Rust Valley Restorers "? Verging on unwatchable in my humble opinion, I was curious as it is filmed reasonably near to me in British Columbia's interior. Every cliché in the book and the most absurd premise imaginable.

 

Greg in Canada..., surely TV land can do better.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I remember when the History Channel had 

good programs on HISTORY;  when the

Learning Channel had programs for LEARNING.

 

I gave up my television service a few years ago

and don't miss it in the least!

  • Like 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just looked them up. I am not much of a fan of "entertainment for the masses" anyway.

 

But this made me laugh:

 

"Sup bro'. We're here about your car on Craigslist."

image.thumb.png.0d80e9128ad2868f88e902addf63f7b3.png

 

How about a show called Drunk Casting Crew? Appearance and body language are completely lost in this century.

Bernie

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you're a white guy older than 50 and still sporting dreadlocks, you have made a very wrong turn in your life somewhere.

  • Like 13
  • Thanks 1
  • Haha 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Matt Harwood said:

a white guy older than 50

 

I bet he's the tyrant boss.

 

I've seen those three before. ----- with their other hair.

 

image.png.d4c20c8b3b4c4468d5091737d51e8a32.png

 

I just realized- that's not hair. Its the macrame like my ex brother in law learned to make in rehab.

Edited by 60FlatTop (see edit history)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, 60FlatTop said:

 

image.thumb.png.0d80e9128ad2868f88e902addf63f7b3.png

 

 

Guy in the center looks like James Cromwell... younger brother maybe? lol.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Guy on the right looks like there MAY be some hope for him. RUN AWAY, RUN AWAY......bob

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, 60FlatTop said:

I've seen those three before. ----- with their other hair.

 

image.png.d4c20c8b3b4c4468d5091737d51e8a32.png

 

 

No, I'm pretty sure it's these three...

 

HTAK-1.jpg

Edited by joe_padavano (see edit history)
  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 hours ago, 60FlatTop said:

I just looked them up. I am not much of a fan of "entertainment for the masses" anyway.

 

But this made me laugh:

 

"Sup bro'. We're here about your car on Craigslist."

image.thumb.png.0d80e9128ad2868f88e902addf63f7b3.png

 

How about a show called Drunk Casting Crew? Appearance and body language are completely lost in this century.

Bernie

A young version of David Crosby (Crosby Stills Nash and Young)  on the left,  on the same type creative self medication,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The short one is Ron Jeremy. Rusty Rhodes must have led him to Rusty Valley.

 

I am pretty sure I saw the middle guy nailed to a chair in House of a Thousand Corpses. (I do have the soundtrack from that movie).

  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The sad part is that they throw buckets of advertising money at those guys. If you Google the net worth of some of the cast of those TV shows it is down right incredible. I don't usually watch those shows but on occasion I catch one and some of the work they do is comical. I remember one show and they used 1/4" x 2" cork instead of frame webbing on a '34 Ford. How long do you think that lasted?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I find it amazing that you guys know who Ron Jeremy is! :) :)  

 

ah my friend, we could say the same about you! :D

 

Errr....aaahhh.... Isn't he the guy that restored Camaros back in the '70s?  :):wub:

 

Edited by AJFord54
reply (see edit history)
  • Like 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What a terrible tv show.  stats with an old Dart Swinger, all kind of swearing  and all of a sudden the car is done and sold.   show some car restoration.  not much credibility to this cast and show.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If I was in the restoration business, I would be ashamed of the portrayal of my occupation by most of these TV shows.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The one good restoration show with a Kissel Gold Bug going to Pebble Beach lasted for only one episode. It had everything going for it IMO, and the show died after the one and only showing, never understood that. Bob 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't see all that well, but I thought it was Mike and Frank....

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep - These guys are laughing all the way to the bank.  Unfortunately, I too remember when the History Channel was about History.  We've been "dumbed down".  I'd like to see the AACA do their thing one more time.  Where's our hero Tom Cox when we need him?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

These car shows are often not meant for auto enthusiasts.  We are not the target market.  They are meant for people who find this sort of thing entertaining.  If you don’t like a show, it’s because it’s not a show that was made for you to like.  It was made for someone else.  Turn the channel.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 12/7/2018 at 12:50 PM, 60FlatTop said:

 

I just looked them up. I am not much of a fan of "entertainment for the masses" anyway.

 

But this made me laugh:

 

"Sup bro'. We're here about your car on Craigslist."

image.thumb.png.0d80e9128ad2868f88e902addf63f7b3.png

 

How about a show called Drunk Casting Crew? Appearance and body language are completely lost in this century.

Bernie

 

I wondered what happened to The Offspring.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 minutes ago, Buick64C said:

I wondered what happened to The Offspring. 

 

Oh, Yeah.

image.png.99a21c73e6161f2cd9a3bfe9314ead9c.png

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh, Yeah, summer suburban afternoons in the 80's/ early 90's. It's a wonder most survived. I was more of a Janes addiction fan, however the Offspring were good too.

 

 

Greg

Edited by 1912Staver (see edit history)
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, 39BuickEight said:

These car shows are often not meant for auto enthusiasts.  We are not the target market.  They are meant for people who find this sort of thing entertaining.  If you don’t like a show, it’s because it’s not a show that was made for you to like.  It was made for someone else.  Turn the channel.

Good point, I've never had the chance to use a forge or blacksmith equipment , but I'm a faithful fan of "Forged in Fire". Nine times out of ten I can pick the winner or runner up just after the introductions. Good show. Bob 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now