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New restoration series producers appeal for funds
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.