Unless she starts appearing butt naked they should dump her shit. I take
that back, they should just dump her period. That and the 2NR TV. And the
ads that run over the programs. And maybe show the frigging programs in
order. And while they're at it bring back Shadetree Mechanic and add Popular
Hot-Rodding TV, My Classic Car, Hot Rod TV, and Dream Car Garage. Then dump
the fishing shows.
I watch them b/c occasionally they will have some REAL import muscle (we
just get the ****, everyone over in japan is driving Skylines and TT Supras,
not this civic SI and celica GT garbage we get) . I enjoy the segments on
Supras and the like and the occasional German turbo car that they hop up,
but last week was abysmal, even HP TV is gettin kinda sketchy w/ that Honda
they threw thousands of $$ at to get it to like 160HP. On a side note,
someone mentioned them never talking about 1/4 times on the import shows,
thats a trend, the magazines never mention HP either. I think they are
embarassed : )
Isn't "import muscle" an oxymoron? ;) It cracks me up that these guys put
thousands of dollars into an import. It's like chroming a turd. Put the
same money into a real car and they could actually go fast.
The twins on that show have their own website. twinsturbo.com. They
have some decent credentials, including building one of the first
serious U.S. Toyota Supras with Vinny Ten of The Performance Factory in
New York, but it says they parted ways in 1999, and I can't remember if
Vinny's car was all that fast before 1999. :)
I wouldn't be surprised if the twins really do know what they are doing
but have to play the slow, bling-bling cars up for the TV show. The VW
GTi on there had good gains for $3000 (which of course could be done
cheaper), it gained about 70hp and 70lbs-ft at the wheels. Good gains,
but it was still only at 200 of each at the wheels. Not bad power on
such a small car, though.
The show is growing on me. They do put forth mostly-accurate
information and do showcase some more serious imports, as well as a nice
domestic now and then. One can only hope showing guys trash-talking to
each other right before running 16.7s is maybe just an inside-joke by
there are some import cars that I would qualify as muscle (most are not
available over here anymore). I'd say the Supra TT and skyline GTR would be
good starters (and have HUGE upgrade potential, head on over to to4r.com to
see what I'm talking about). The Nissan Silvia (240sx w/ turbo engine) was
awesome too but never made it over here. Dont get me wrong, i'd take a Z06
over any of the above mentioned, im just saying that the japanese do have a
penchant for making fast cars, its just the stupid american kids that buy
the junk models to race instead of f-bodies.
On 21 Jun 2003 16:42:18 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (Me) puked:
Do you expect parents to pay for insurance on a big ol' V8 so some
retarded high school kid can go out and kill themselves? Well, I paid
for my own insurance, but had a '68 V8 Stang when I was 15, I guess my
parents didn't care much for me...
Kinda makes me laugh when the biggest mod in the car is a DVD player.
Do you want polite or do you want sincere?
They can kill off the hunting shows too, they just make me sick.
It's weird watching the Powerblock with a relaxed Michelle though. I can't
help but wonder what the producers told her. ;o)
I agree with your show choices except for "My Classic Car". I just can't
take that guy seriously, with his moustache that he could hang his keys off
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