Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Fifth Gear is back from the dead… again

Like a zombie that just wouldn't die, Britain's more serious motoring show Fifth Gear is set to return to our screens with Tiff Needell back at the helm. According to a tweet, filming for the new series has already commenced and the show will broadcast on Quest in September 2018. The show's revival shouldn't really come as surprise, with Fifth...

The Grand Tour spotted filming in Detroit

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Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May and the entire team from The Grand Tour were recently spotted filming in Detroit, shooting scenes for an upcoming episode of the show's third series. The trio were spotted driving along Grand Boulevard in front of the historic Packard Automotive Plant. Rather fittingly, the vehicles they were driving all originate from Detroit - the...

Top Gear’s future in doubt after Matt LeBlanc quits

The BBC have announced today that Matt LeBlanc is set to leave Top Gear - in a move which will no doubt upset current fans of the show. LeBlanc will depart after the completion of the upcoming Series 26, with the aim of spending more time with his family and friends. “My experience on Top Gear has been great fun....

Edd China set to star in yet another YouTube series

Edd China is coming back to YouTube, but we're not talking about Edd China's Garage Revival. Instead, everyone's favourite mechanic is set to star in a new weekly YouTube series called Built by Many - which is set to debut towards the end of this year. "We want to celebrate our automotive heritage by keeping classics cars on the road....

Richard Hammond’s crash the best thing that happened to Rimac

Almost one year on from a spectacular crash that almost cost Richard Hammond his life, Rimac has revealed that the subsequent media attention they received helped improve sales of their all-electric Concept One supercar. In case you missed it, Hammond spectacularly rolled one of the US$980,000 machines off a hillside at a Swiss Hillclimb event last year - in an...

Wheeler Dealers: S15 E8 – Lancia Fulvia

Budget: $10,000 Purchase Price: $9,500 Final Cost: $14,105 Selling Price: $33,000 Profit/Loss: +$18,895 Mike finds a rare, rally-bred 1972 Lancia Fulvia. He and Ant must fix its bad CV joints, a broken heater, cracked dash and a debris-clogged fuel system. Work Completed: Driveshaft assembly rebuilt, gearbox oil seal and CV joints replaced to address oil leak around the gearbox, heater control valve replaced, plastic dashboard...

Wheeler Dealers: S15 E7 – Datsun 510

Budget: $6,500 Purchase Price: $5,000 Final Cost: $11,930 Selling Price: $20,000 Profit/Loss: +$8,070 Mike and Ant drag a rare 1972 Datsun 510 2-door into the 21st century. The engine is in good order, but the bad paint job, gearbox and bodywork let it down. Work Completed: Parts of rear driver's side wing replaced using a part of the replacement rear wing which comes with the...

Wheeler Dealers: S15 E6 – Porsche 924

Budget: $5,000 Purchase Price: $3,700 Final Cost: $8,380 Selling Price: $TBC Profit/Loss: +$TBC Mike takes on a Porsche 924, the first car he ever turned around on the series. Will fixing oil leaks and worn interior be enough earn a profit? Work Completed: Engine main seals replaced to address oil leak, engine parts cleaned and painted, cam belt and tensioner replaced, sump gaskets replaced, clutch...

Jeremy Clarkson gets it hilariously wrong on Millionaire

Viewers are loving Jeremy Clarkson on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, with the show attracting an audience of 5.7 million viewers at its peak. But it hasn't all been smooth sailing for the show's temporary host. In the latest episode, Clarkson over-confidently told a contestant he had got an answer right, but was shocked when the computer told him...

Wheeler Dealers: S15 E5 – International Scout

Budget: $8,500 Purchase Price: $8,000 Final Cost: $15,800 Selling Price: $22,500 Profit/Loss: +$6,700 Mike hunts an early SUV - a 1970 International Harvester Scout 800A. Ant’s repair includes rebuilding a leaky transfer case and replacing the interior. Work Completed: Transfer case rebuilt, steering box assembly replaced with newer and stronger parts, full respray from yellow to green, wiper system converted from vacuum-operated to electrically-operated system,...

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