The Top Gear thread started me thinking about all the car shows on teevee. There are tons........Fast and Loud, Bitchin' Rides, All Girls Garage, Kounting Cars blah blah, a bunch of truck ones, and the auctions. I will on occasion watch Fast and Loud and learn things, and I enjoy the Barrett Jackson auctions, but for the most part the whole "time line panic build shows" don't do much for me. The truck fix up shows I sometimes watch, I have an old truck I am restoring .....but they are only half about fixing, the rest is just an ad for what they installed. My truck is a two wheel drive so the four by four stuff doesn't apply anyway. The one show that I have learnd a ton from is another British show, Wheeler Dealers. Premise is one guy hunts down desirable older cars he thinks he can turn a profit on, and he takes them back to his buddy who is a great mechanic, and he fixes them up to sell. He is really an all around car repairman. He does body and paint, and interior work also. He also calls in guys who know really specialized stuff, no matter the repair it is shown through at a normal pace, lots of explaining, and pretty decent camera work. They go through problem solving and repair and restoration step by step with tons of tips on how to do everything from brakes to sunroofs and power windows. Even simple tips for cleaning interiors are pointed out. Both the guys are pretty personable, and the only real drama is whether they turn a decent profit, and to me they never make enough for all the work they put in. They have sold some cars for what I consider a pretty minor profit and they really don't get too upset. Anyway.......just wondered if there were any car show nerds out there.