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New restora­tion se­ries pro­duc­ers ap­peal for funds

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News -

A team of clas­sic car fans that helped make Wheeler Deal­ers a global hit needs your help make a new restora­tionfo­cused TV se­ries a re­al­ity.

At­taboy TV will start film­ing the new show, Wheel to Wheel next Fe­bru­ary if it can se­cure enough fund­ing for each episode. The new pro­duc­tion is be­ing partly funded by TV dis­tributer TCB Me­dia, but clas­sic car fans are be­ing asked to help fund the rest via an on­line cam­paign on the Kick­starter web­site – to the tune of £25k per episode.

At­taboy TV says that back­ers will be given re­wards, such as hav­ing their cars fea­tured on the show and be­ing able to join show pre­sen­ter Marc Pri­est­ley – who cur­rently presents The F1 Re­port on Sky – on set dur­ing film­ing.

The com­pany plans to make at least six episodes for the first se­ries, with the op­tion of ex­tend­ing this to 10 de­pend­ing on how suc­cess­ful the fundrais­ing is. It will then be dis­trib­uted to TV chan­nels around the world, in a sim­i­lar for­mat to Quentin Will­son’s The Clas­sic Car Show.

TCB man­ag­ing di­rec­tor An­drew Shaw says the team is con­fi­dent it has a suc­cess­ful for­mat on its hands and wants to use its Wheeler Deal­ers ex­pe­ri­ence to show­case clas­sics like the Hillman Avenger, MG Midget and Volk­swa­gen Bee­tle dur­ing the pro­posed new se­ries.

‘ The idea is to fea­ture a few dif­fer­ent cars each episode, and visit clas­sic fans who are restor­ing their cars, giv­ing a help­ing hand while giv­ing an in­sight into what makes each of their cars won­der­ful.

‘We want to fo­cus on clas­sics that peo­ple can af­ford, and the show will have a very down to earth feel. We’ve found there’s a def­i­nite au­di­ence for peo­ple who want to know more about how clas­sic cars work, and what’s in­volved in fix­ing them up.’ David simis­ter www.kick­starter.com/ projects/1092216986/wheel-to-wheel­car-tv-se­ries

The MG Midget is one of the clas­sics at­taboy TV would like to fea­ture on wheel to wheel, but the show­maker needs cash sup­port.

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