Episode 98: Car TV Shows

On this week’s episode of Grease the Wheels we are starting out with a question: do car TV shows give people unrealistic expectations as to what we do for a living? Most of these shows condense an entire frame-off restoration and hundreds of hours of absolutely meticulous body, paint, and fabrication work into a nice and neat 48 minute package. This makes them really pretty cool to watch for the most part, as long as they are not also fabricating human drama that is completely unnecessary. But the broader question is, does this make our jobs look a lot easier than it usually is, and is there any room for programming that is a little less polished, and a little more real? Judging by the following this podcast has attracted over the last almost-2 years, we’d say yes. Also we ask you, our listeners what you would want a GTW TV show to look like: what would you want us to do?

Also Uncle Jimmy talks about his 3 favorite things to watch: Car shows, assembly videos, and Sweet Home Alabama with Reese Witherspoon.

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