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#1 twinpotter

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Posted Oct 05 2016 - 08:14 AM

Just wanted to share the Car SOS program, that I have been avidly watching on UK tv of late and especially a one of special, with Sir Stirling moss and one of his racing car restorations.
I felt it would be interesting for others here at this site. Just in case you haven't heard of, or seen the show, here is some links and descriptions of the program, plus a link to the Sir Stirling Moss episode.
It as some interesting stuff and info on Sebring.

PROGRAM:  Each episode begins with Shaw and Townshend picking up and reviewing the featured car. Shaw will discuss why the car is being restored with the nominee's relatives, while Townshend inspects the car's state, working out the amount of work needed. The car is then winched onto a trailer, and taken to Townshend's workshop, where it is inspected further by all of the restoration team. As the work on restoring the car begins, Shaw is given a list and travels the country to find the needed parts, often portrayed in a comedic, 'blagging' manner. Shaw and Townshend will occasionally break from the restoration, leaving it in the safe hands of the team to visit other restored models of the same car, test driving them and talking with other owners. Towards the end of the restoration, Shaw will invite the nominee's family to discuss setting up a fake scenario or event, in which they can return the car to the owner. The fake event is also usually presented in a comedic manner, with Shaw often being in a form of disguise, before revealing who he is, and his intentions to the owner, who is then presented with their restored cars.

SPECIAL: A special aired as the first episode of the third series featuring Sir Stirling Moss. A 1962 Sebring Austin Healey Sprite, once driven at Sebring as part of a racing team featuring Steve McQueen and Sir Stirling Moss, was restored by the team and was placed in the Heritage Motor Centre museum once completed.[2] In the 1962 race, a sister car was driven by Moss to a class win, and second overall. That car had since been destroyed, leaving the team car, restored by the team, as the only Sebring Sprite left in the world.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car_SOS

Link to Special: https://www.youtube....VvkrZ6yUwGIWnMO


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Edited by twinpotter, Oct 05 2016 - 09:03 AM.


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Posted Oct 06 2016 - 03:40 AM

Thank you TP!
That was fun to watch :thumbup:

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Posted Oct 06 2016 - 10:40 AM

Great episode TP, thanks! :thanks:

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Posted Oct 06 2016 - 02:42 PM

Thanks guys. Glad you enjoyed 😊

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Posted Oct 06 2016 - 08:21 PM

Enjoyed the episode very much! Thank you Twinpotter :)




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