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#1 Matt Brighton

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 04:38 PM

Hi

 

I caught the tail end of a spin off from Salvage Hunters (Drew Pritchard)  by pure chance last week ...which sees him now buying / getting "restored"  / and selling classic cars.

 

i am a fan of his Salvage Hunter series which focussed on furniture/architectural salvage and now on Quest he's started on his other passion cars.

 

First episode was a lotus Elan 2+2 and a Mk1  Golf GTI -

 

Not much to set it apart from other offerings yet... except I find him  a likeable and knowledgeable character .... 

 

This week (wednesday night) he searches and "restores" then sells amongst others a  Cooper S.

 

Should be worth a watch - if for nowt else than  for the OCD element in us all  to get angry when he gets something wrong...

 

Quest Channel - Wednesday evening... enjoy !

 

 

Matt - brighton


Edited by Matt Brighton, 14 February 2018 - 08:25 AM.


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 04:43 PM

http://www.theminifo...s-classic-cars/

 

talking about it here Matt.

 

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 05:05 PM

Oh yes - 

 

I liked it too - the mini is this week... not sure if its a cooper though- will be interesting to see. He's a likeable and knowledgeable presenter - .

 

The poor copies of american shows are hard to watch,  I saw a few mins of goblin garage and don't think I will be back -

 

Car SOS is "ok" were it not for the silly set up pieces.

 

Still mourning the loss of ed china on Wheeler Dealers -  but having seen the new format I can't see why he left - Ant Anstead got plenty of screen time to natter about the tech side of things on a cosworth escort ...

 

Anyhow - I will be tuning in  - at least its not Property/DIY related...

 

All the best

 

Matt


Edited by Matt Brighton, 22 January 2018 - 05:14 PM.


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Posted 22 January 2018 - 10:54 PM

The Mini seems to be a G suffix reg Mk 4 shell concoction so don't get your hopes up

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 08:29 AM

The Mini seems to be a G suffix reg Mk 4 shell concoction so don't get your hopes up

 

 

Oh well.... nowt wrong with a G reg mk4 ( O_O ) ...... at least its an hour of not watching Kirsty n Phil, Kevin McCloud  or George Clarke and his flippin amazing spaces). 


Edited by Matt Brighton, 25 January 2018 - 08:54 AM.


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 11:17 AM

Oh yes - 

 

I liked it too - the mini is this week... not sure if its a cooper though- will be interesting to see. He's a likeable and knowledgeable presenter - .

 

The poor copies of american shows are hard to watch,  I saw a few mins of goblin garage and don't think I will be back -

 

Car SOS is "ok" were it not for the silly set up pieces.

 

Still mourning the loss of ed china on Wheeler Dealers -  but having seen the new format I can't see why he left - Ant Anstead got plenty of screen time to natter about the tech side of things on a cosworth escort ...

 

Anyhow - I will be tuning in  - at least its not Property/DIY related...

 

All the best

 

Matt

 

It looks on the whole to be accepted that its had a good start matt although with a little confusion as to why pritchard is even there. Personally I think its looking to fill the wheeler dealers gap with a more low key enthusiast approach which is no bad thing as WD has gone all yeehaw and get you some 'o that these days.

 

I still think Car SOS is the best programme as I like what fuzz does and he's honest about approach, cost and timescales if you read his column in classic car weekly. Tim Shaw shennanigins is just a bit of filler for the non car person sat on the sofa with you!!.

 

More british based car programmes is a good thing......unless its that stunningly awful goblin works thing that is....... :ohno:



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Posted 23 January 2018 - 03:59 PM

He's very into classic car/motorbike  scene - and you can see him in the background at the auction bidding episodes of For the Love of Cars.

 

Its apparently his cash that buys all the cars  -  and I recon he can easily afford it .....what with a "stall" for secondhand stuff at Liberty store W1 as well as his main business and other TV series.

 

I like his style of presenting -  and like us all - he loves old stuff inc cars..

 

Agree - didn't like the Goblin Garage either ...... - I like a well turned ankle as much as the next man .....but its a bit insulting to what little intelligence I have to include some token "crumpet for the lads " on the show. That said - I will probably give it another try if nothing else is on.

 

 

 

Best

 

Matt


Edited by Matt Brighton, 23 January 2018 - 07:21 PM.


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 05:42 PM

I quite enjoyed the Goblinworks programme - the MGB concept was good - thought some of the bodywork was a bit suspect though. Can't warm to Drew although his taste in vintage can't be faulted.



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Posted 24 January 2018 - 02:00 PM

Watched the 1st episode of Goblin thought it was garbage, who in their right mind joy rides a straight rust free shell and stuffs it then urinates on the windscreen to clean it. Don't think you you'd last 5 mins in a proper 'shop. Back on thread I liked the 1st episode of the salvage hunter spin off easy on the eye.



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Posted 24 January 2018 - 09:58 PM

I'd want a genuine mk2 for that money or a really nice late Cooper instead.

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 10:20 PM

Reminds me of Triggers brush .

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 06:55 AM

Enjoyed the programme loved the Porsche -  the mini looked a bit of a mongrel.

 

Switchgear/ column /rod change interior not cooper and looked later than a G reg despite the badgeand reg no , single carb, no cover on dash rails.

 

"tactfully" there was no mention of it being a cooper s and i am sure that any reference to it being so - or not -  when presented to Mr Huddersfield Spares was edited out.

 

That said....I thought it  it looked very nice , though the prices for bodywork and paint looked cheap to me...

 

Considering ts a TV show for more general consumption (than us geeks who contribute to owners forums and 7am ! and would happily watch hours of video of an a series engine rebuild) .... I still think its one of the better ones of whats available.



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Posted 25 January 2018 - 08:43 AM

They did mention at one point that it had been re shelled however didn't elaborate.

 

Other than the number plate and maybe the bonnet and boot badges I didn't see anything which was 'G' plate.

 

Anybody else notice that it was actually incomplete when 'finished'? no interior light cover/lens, no rear number plate lamp, wiring hanging where it should be clipped to the drivers side inner wing and looked like the wiring covered in over spray are just what I spotted before I switched off

 

 

 

  



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Posted 25 January 2018 - 08:51 AM

Yes,,,, and yet despite all that...

 

someone who knows what he's looking at,  and probably more than most of us about mini's  paid £11k...

 

(makes me think twice before booking another track day at Brands ......and where I park)

 

Best

 

Matt



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Posted 25 January 2018 - 09:06 AM

Yes,,,, and yet despite all that...

 

someone who knows what he's looking at,  and probably more than most of us about mini's  paid £11k...

 

(makes me think twice before booking another track day at Brands ......and where I park)

 

Best

 

Matt

or was that just a TV number?






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