Fiat Coupe Forum Fiat Coupe Forum
- Founded by Kayjey & James Northam - Funded by the Club for the benefit of all owners -
mixed RSS feedall RSS feeds
(this will scroll you to the RSS box)
Fiat Coupe Club UK
join the club
Fiat Coupe Forum
 
» Announced
    Old Forum BACK!
    Forum RSS feed!
    Images - finally!


» Related sites
    www.fiatcoupeclub.org
    www.fiatcoupe.net


» External data
    chatroom
    owners
 
Who's Online
5 registered (ioksotot, Rosso, patrickstar, Edinburgh, robcal), 80 Guests and 5 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
2,588 Registered Members
65 Forums
108,771 Topics
1,294,578 Posts

Most users ever online: 546 @ 30/08/2007 19:16
Top Posters
stan 32079
barnacle 31719
Theresa 22692
bockers 20993
pinin_prestatyn 19865
PeteP 18558
JimO 17908
Nigel 16843
Jim_Clennell 16212
Vickster 15915
RSS Feeds
Club Events
Club Information
Track Events
Rolling Road/RWYB
Social Events
Non-UK Events
Coupé Related Chat
Coupé Spotting
Coupé News/Press
Buying/Selling Advice
Insuring a Coupé
Basic FAQ's
How to Guides
Forum Issues
Technical Problems
General Maintenance
Styling
Tuning
Handling
ICE and Alarm
Coupés for Sale
Coupés Wanted
Parts for Sale
Parts Wanted
Group Buys
Business Forum
Other Vehicles for Sale/Wanted
Other Items for Sale/Wanted
Haggling/Offers
Ebay links
Other Cars
Other Websites
General Chat
Topic Options
#1599668 - 02/05/2017 07:53 Wheeler Dealers new series
Cooperman Offline
Club member 215
Enjoying the ride

Registered: 08/06/2008
Posts: 864
Loc: Kent, South East
I have enjoyed this show over the years and the combination of Mike Brewer and Edd China worked well for me. It seems that it's success however may have been its undoing as the production is now with an American outfit Velocity and the changes they wanted to its format in reducing Edd's fixes segment meant he decided to quit.
The new series will have Ant Anstead in Edds role it seems. I suspect it will lose a number of UK viewers in its bid to appeal to the more lucrative US market.
_________________________

Top
#1599681 - 02/05/2017 12:33 Re: Wheeler Dealers new series [Re: Cooperman]
samsite999 Offline
I AM a Coop

Registered: 09/10/2007
Posts: 11044
Loc: ,
The early ones they took two episodes to cover a car, and it was lots more hands on, lots more "Skill" tips and dealing with local company's and people to get parts. This I enjoyed although the spray work on a Mr2 had me in tears.
More and more its not been about the restoration work, its almost a soap theater. It moved away along time ago from what I enjoyed and just have no interest in watching
_________________________

Top
#1599686 - 02/05/2017 13:52 Re: Wheeler Dealers new series [Re: Cooperman]
PeteP Offline
Ex El Presidente /Treasurer
Forum veteran

Registered: 22/12/2005
Posts: 18558
Loc: Aldershot
The early one were 2 half hour shows though Sam.

I've got to agree that it all went south once they started up with the US workshop. Really dumbed down for local consumption I think. Then there were the pathetic attempts to show Mike getting his hands dirty pretending to do something.

I shan't bother watching the next series: Just more anodyne American crap in prospect.
_________________________
16VT and X1/9 1500

Top
#1599690 - 02/05/2017 16:23 Re: Wheeler Dealers new series [Re: Cooperman]
andyps Offline
Club member 1482
Enjoying the ride

Registered: 16/12/2005
Posts: 1104
Loc: Pontefract, West Yorkshire
The other option is Car SOS and they have now started putting more detail of the mechanical bits out via social media - keeps the programme shorter and appealing to the non-techies but those who like to understand more about car repairs can see the detail. Seems like quite a good compromise to me, even though Tim is incredibly annoying with his "blagging" of parts etc.
_________________________
Andy


Top
#1599693 - 02/05/2017 16:58 Re: Wheeler Dealers new series [Re: andyps]
PeteP Offline
Ex El Presidente /Treasurer
Forum veteran

Registered: 22/12/2005
Posts: 18558
Loc: Aldershot
Originally Posted By andyps
even though Tim is incredibly annoying with his "blagging" of parts etc.

+1
_________________________
16VT and X1/9 1500

Top
#1599727 - 03/05/2017 06:30 Re: Wheeler Dealers new series [Re: Cooperman]
patch234 Offline
Je suis un Coupé

Registered: 28/09/2009
Posts: 7635
Loc: Thornton Cleveleys and Azerbai...
Well, it can't be any worse than the new TopGear set up. So.... smile
_________________________

Top
#1599774 - 03/05/2017 15:06 Re: Wheeler Dealers new series [Re: Cooperman]
Jimbo Offline
Je suis un Coupé

Registered: 16/12/2005
Posts: 9702
Loc: Gone
Ant Antstead is an absolute perfectionist and genius when it comes to restorations, not the Wheeler Dealer slap some stickers on it and get it out the door bull s**t.
Why would Ant degrade himself to such a cheesy low budget show with that pie eating wide boy.

Top
#1599783 - 03/05/2017 15:58 Re: Wheeler Dealers new series [Re: patch234]
Brilly1uk Offline
Club member 1034
My life on the forum

Registered: 20/04/2012
Posts: 1737
Loc: Glos
Originally Posted By patch234
Well, it can't be any worse than the new TopGear set up. So.... smile


Note to self...Not to be drawn! laugh
_________________________
Fiat Coupe 20VT
Alfa Romeo Spider 939
BMW X1 XLine

Top
#1599794 - 03/05/2017 17:22 Re: Wheeler Dealers new series [Re: PeteP]
Zam Offline
Club member 1512
Reaping the fruits

Registered: 03/05/2016
Posts: 68
Loc: West Wales
Originally Posted By PeteP
Originally Posted By andyps
even though Tim is incredibly annoying with his "blagging" of parts etc.

+1


+ another 1

Top
#1599866 - 04/05/2017 12:46 Re: Wheeler Dealers new series [Re: Zam]
bockers Offline
Hon Club Member 007
Forum Fossil

Registered: 16/12/2005
Posts: 20993
Loc: Chertsey in the Thames
Originally Posted By Zam
Originally Posted By PeteP
Originally Posted By andyps
even though Tim is incredibly annoying with his "blagging" of parts etc.

+1


+ another 1

and another +1 Makes me cringe.

Top
#1599869 - 04/05/2017 13:11 Re: Wheeler Dealers new series [Re: Cooperman]
oxfordSteve Offline
Forum is my job

Registered: 16/12/2006
Posts: 3909
Loc: The Faringdon Folly
Not as bad as Brewer coming over with his "do a deal" bit for parts and end up paying list....
_________________________



Top
#1600223 - 09/05/2017 16:40 Re: Wheeler Dealers new series [Re: Cooperman]
JKD Offline
Forum is my job

Registered: 20/09/2008
Posts: 4384
Loc:
After all these years, they've never had a Fiat Coupe on the show.

Top
#1618869 - 13/04/2018 16:18 Re: Wheeler Dealers new series [Re: Cooperman]
ePiFaNT Offline
Club member 1413
Reaping the fruits

Registered: 24/04/2014
Posts: 58
Loc: Norway
Hastily Peter Solberg-translated from a post on a norwegian Facebook group;

"Hi! We´ve worked with Edd China on a new program in Norway, where he visits people in their own garage, who for whatever reason has gotten stuck on their project. Edd visits and helps them bring their car back on the road. We've done a pilot episode and will try to sell this here in Norway and internationally.

In the first episode we visit Stian Jørgensen from Trøgstad who renovates a Golf GTi MK1 in his garage."


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7jUwrR17Lo

No connections to anyone involved other than being a norwegian myself.

Top
#1618871 - 13/04/2018 16:43 Re: Wheeler Dealers new series [Re: ePiFaNT]
DaveG Offline
Club member 311
Forum is my life

Registered: 16/12/2005
Posts: 6750
Loc: Lightwater, Surrey, UK
Originally Posted By ePiFaNT
...he visits people in their own garage, who for whatever reason has gotten stuck on their project.

Now that might work for me, my old SpiderEuropa has not run for maybe 10 years now, but I'd never get on "Car Sausage" since I haven't had any life-changing health issues or family bereavements (apart from parents, to be expected) and would not therefore be "worthy", and besides, they had 2 Fiats already in the last series (a 500 at the start and a Dino Coupe at the end)
_________________________
2000 Pearl White Plus & 1996 Portofino 20vt
1985 & 2016 2017 Fiat 124 Spider + XF Sportbrake

Top
#1618878 - 13/04/2018 20:26 Re: Wheeler Dealers new series [Re: Cooperman]
Cooperman Offline
Club member 215
Enjoying the ride

Registered: 08/06/2008
Posts: 864
Loc: Kent, South East
Bumped into Mr Brewer at the Practical Classics show and asked when he was going to get to a coupe and he said it was being planned and to keep watching smile
_________________________

Top
#1618888 - 13/04/2018 21:42 Re: Wheeler Dealers new series [Re: Cooperman]
robcal Online   content
Club member 1573
Making a profit

Registered: 21/06/2009
Posts: 296
Loc: Benfleet, Essex
I can't stand Mike Brewer. I also find the profit margins laughable - by spending x, we raised the value of the car by y. No factoring in of the dozens of hours of labour / tools egg.

Top
#1618890 - 13/04/2018 22:00 Re: Wheeler Dealers new series [Re: robcal]
BBR Offline
Club member 1435 - Membership
My life on the forum

Registered: 15/05/2011
Posts: 1531
Loc: Hemel of the Hempstead
Originally Posted By robcal
I can't stand Mike Brewer. I also find the profit margins laughable - by spending x, we raised the value of the car by y. No factoring in of the dozens of hours of labour / tools egg.


I think they represent what the enthusiast would expect if doing the same i.e. no labour charges, tools used over and over egg

Originally Posted By Wikipedia

Summary
The programme was created with a DIYer in mind. The costs, and thus any profit or loss for a given project, are assessed without consideration of the labour costs of the mechanic (the assumption is that a well-equipped and able enthusiast could complete all work himself) but if repairs require professional help, like body resprays, complicated electronics, or windscreen replacements, they are added to the final cost.




Edited by BBR (13/04/2018 22:05)
_________________________
16v NA Blitz Blue

Top
#1618896 - 14/04/2018 08:17 Re: Wheeler Dealers new series [Re: BBR]
jimboy Offline
Club member 857
Forum is my job

Registered: 18/03/2008
Posts: 4196
Loc: highlands
I'm up for any car related program whatever the format. You switch on & go with the flow,simple. Obviously some are more contrived with than others & some have more cringeworthy patter than others, that's the way it is. The car is the star as far as I'm concerned & all the shiny bits that are being bolted on. We all have different slants on these programs & that's the way it should be.

There are some annoying/irritating individuals on television that is for sure, & if it got to the stage where I couldn't stand a certain presenter so much I would just switch off, I'm not at that stage. I even watch at times the American offerings & there are some really irritating geeks on their automotive shows.
_________________________
I'm an old git & happy with it,most of the time

Top
#1618908 - 14/04/2018 11:42 Re: Wheeler Dealers new series [Re: Cooperman]
Gripped Online   content
Club member 1144
I need some sleep

Registered: 20/12/2005
Posts: 3016
Loc: S. Wales. Way beyond my means
I loved Wheeler Dealers, mostly for Ed's spannering and orange gloves. I remember the hilarious image of him sat in a Lotus Elan (I think) with his head sticking out above the windscreen. Being 6ft 7" must rule out a few cars. The Coupe (especially with sunroof) would be a squeeze too.

Agreed on the sill "profit" disregarding the 1000 man hours Ed put in. V sad that the US have fiddled with the format.


Edited by Gripped (14/04/2018 11:43)
_________________________

Top
#1618947 - 14/04/2018 23:52 Re: Wheeler Dealers new series [Re: Gripped]
JKD Offline
Forum is my job

Registered: 20/09/2008
Posts: 4384
Loc:
After all these years, they've never had a Fiat Coupe on the show.

Top
#1619978 - 04/05/2018 22:34 Re: Wheeler Dealers new series [Re: Cooperman]
ePiFaNT Offline
Club member 1413
Reaping the fruits

Registered: 24/04/2014
Posts: 58
Loc: Norway
Pilot episode out now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaW9Sg5NPyE

Really did enjoy this, even with the VW laugh


Edited by ePiFaNT (04/05/2018 22:48)

Top
#1621490 - 06/06/2018 22:05 Re: Wheeler Dealers new series [Re: Cooperman]
pfoe Offline
Forum is my life

Registered: 29/09/2006
Posts: 5910
Loc: The smoking area
Had first hand experience with Mike brewer and he was far worse than the TV could construe.
Very much looking forward to an Edd led series though, I'll check out the pilot soon
_________________________
Back in a super powered Sprinty

Top
#1621540 - 07/06/2018 22:42 Re: Wheeler Dealers new series [Re: Cooperman]
Morrison Offline
Club member 1566
Making a profit

Registered: 29/07/2007
Posts: 288
Loc: S Wales
I watched the pilot recently, thought it was quite good, no budget - here's how you fix a car, without brewer getting in the way.

Not quite car SOS as the car (and owner) was in decent shape to start with.

I love car sos too, especially Tim's cringworthy give me those parts free scenes. Someone always seems to be chopping onions in my house at the end of show.

Top
#1621552 - 08/06/2018 08:13 Re: Wheeler Dealers new series [Re: Cooperman]
BBR Offline
Club member 1435 - Membership
My life on the forum

Registered: 15/05/2011
Posts: 1531
Loc: Hemel of the Hempstead
I enjoyed the pilot - all the best bits of Wheeler Dealers without the VERY annoying Brewer distractions and fabrications
Car SOS wins hands down still
_________________________
16v NA Blitz Blue

Top