starfireelvis

Garage Squad TV show—need feedback

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4 hours ago, starfireelvis said:

Let me try this again.

 

Since there are no italics for emphasis that I am aware of, I am using caps.  I am not screaming.  But if replies like this keep up, I may start.

 

As I said.  I AM NOT FAMILIAR with the show, for the reasons outlined above.   I AM INQUIRING AS A FAVOR TO A FRIEND (which I have learned is cause in itself for suspicion of ulterior motives).   I ASKED FOR ANSWERS.  Not snark, judgmentalism, or an inquisition.

But, If that’s the playing field, I guess I’ll strap my helmet on and go at it as I apparently must. 

 

You know, George, there are different, more tactful ways of making your point rather than the “how is it that she and you thinks she has a chance at being selected for the show?” route.  WE. DON’T. KNOW.  Which is WHY I AM ASKING.   Got it??

 

You could have made every one of your points previous to that—which would actually be informative—without the cross-examination at the end.   But, I guess this is 2019, the internet, and whatever else keyboard warriorism does to massage egos.

 

 

 

 

Yes, I do "got it". You and/or she know about Garage Squad from your original post. That would lead one to believe you and/or she has some idea of the premise of the show. I detailed some scenarios of how a person and their car appear to be selected for the show. I also stated that the people featured on the show appear to own one car that is unfinished, and some of the reasons given in the show for why it's unfinished. 

That all said, I believe my question is/was a legitimate one given the fact that she owns several of them. You may think my statements and questions may not be very tactful, but I prefer direct - that way there is no mistaking what I'm saying. ANNNND, that said, I'm sorry I hurt your feelings. 

Two final thoughts:

Would you care to answer my question anyway?

If not, will you keep us posted on how you and your friend make out with getting on the show? 

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4 hours ago, starfireelvis said:

Since there are no italics for emphasis

 

Look at the slanted I above the box you type in. Press the I until the box turns shaded. Clicking the B also gets bold and italic.  Clicking the button until it goes white returns to normal.

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7 hours ago, Frank DuVal said:

 

Look at the slanted I above the box you type in. Press the I until the box turns shaded. Clicking the B also gets bold and italic.  Clicking the button until it goes white returns to normal.

Now that I am on my iPad instead of my iPhone, I see it plain as day!  Thanks for taking the time to address this.

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8 hours ago, George Smolinski said:

Yes, I do "got it". You and/or she know about Garage Squad from your original post. That would lead one to believe you and/or she has some idea of the premise of the show. I detailed some scenarios of how a person and their car appear to be selected for the show. I also stated that the people featured on the show appear to own one car that is unfinished, and some of the reasons given in the show for why it's unfinished. 

That all said, I believe my question is/was a legitimate one given the fact that she owns several of them. You may think my statements and questions may not be very tactful, but I prefer direct - that way there is no mistaking what I'm saying. ANNNND, that said, I'm sorry I hurt your feelings. 

Two final thoughts:

Would you care to answer my question anyway?

If not, will you keep us posted on how you and your friend make out with getting on the show? 

8 hours ago, George Smolinski said:

 

My friend asked me for assistance regarding the application for this show.  I let her know that I would be looking into it.  That is where I am at now.

 

If anything eventuates from this, I will provide details provided that is her desire to do so.

 

No feelings hurt.   I asked a question, I expected an answer, not a rhetorical exercise.   The reasoning behind the "why" the question was asked is irrelevant.   

 

That being said, no apologies necessary.  Ready to move on from this.

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On 9/7/2019 at 8:04 PM, ejboyd5 said:

I'm always suspicious of any post that inquires for "a friend." Trolls and pot stirrers abound.

 

It's not fair to think a forum member with over 570 post's is a troll, and I am sure it was a mistake.  As John S in PA pointed out, what Elvis inquiring about to help a friend is very admirable, and just want an opinion and advice. 

 

Had the pleasure of having one of my cars in class 27E with Starfire Elvis  at the GN in Williamsport a few years ago. It was good to see him this year in Auburn at the GN when we bumped into each other enjoying the show

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Lots of opinions here. Bottom line it is not for the "Home Hobbyist", it is for someone close to Chicago who has an interesting car/story that has at least a basically sound rolling chassis and for life reasons cannot do it themselves. They do not restore cars, it is more of a restification process designed to turn the vehicle into a running, driving, presentable, inspectable, licensable car that the owner could take to a local or unjudged show. Parts used are often repops or replacement but rarely NOS. No attempt is made to create a "numbers match" car. Rock Auto appears to be a sponsor.

 

If that fits what someone needs then it is a great service particularly since only fanatics can tell the difference. Besides currently resto-mods bring more money than correct originals.

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I've never seen Garage Squad, but it sounds like "Search and Restore."

 

 

 

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On 9/7/2019 at 8:59 AM, Mikefit said:

I'm sure if I drove by their shop I would  just keep on looking. 

 

I have seen enough of those shows that I just drive by hobby car shops or car lots that I would have stopped at in the past. I ran into a couple of wannabe TV star shop owners and decided I didn't want to meet any more.

 

My guess is that I am not the only one. And I am sure abstaining from the temptation to stop has saved me some money. Not so good for the businesses, though.

Bernie

 

On 9/8/2019 at 9:31 AM, starfireelvis said:

One month from today I’ll be on the road towards the greatest show on Earth...

 

Yesterday I decided not to go to Hershey this year. The main factor was that I didn't want to go to the greatest 4 door, dually, truck and camper cluster on Earth.

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Cheer up, Bernie!  I guess you just washed your

cherished Buick and then a flock of 2000 migrating

starlings flew overhead---

 

Hershey is a great car show, with probably 1200 of

the most interesting and diverse cars you'll see anywhere!

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The car show is great. As well as the car coral.

 

Last time I went there were masses of travel homes and their tow trucks taking up a lot of spaces. The owners appeared to be very territorial. Trailers were butted end to end tightly. The few openings were homesteaded with tables and chairs and generators were running on the opposite side. The Chocolate Field was mostly truck and camper rigs, but there were plenty in the other fields, too.

 

My work never allowed me time to go until the early 1990's. Then you would see a guy sleeping in a truck camper with his parts or a small travel trailer. What is there now was a detractor from me enjoying the meet as I had in the 20 years prior. I am cheerful enough as is. And I generally make the best of inconveniences. The trucks and campers just choked the fun out of it for me.

 

2 hours ago, John_S_in_Penna said:

Hershey is a great car show, with probably 1200 of

the most interesting and diverse cars you'll see anywhere!

 Correct. That is Saturday.

 

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The Turkey Rod Run is enough for me.

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