Outback car hunters TV show

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Outback car hunters TV show

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Just watched episode 6 featuring mokes.

This show follows a couple of restorers who travel the Australian western Outback and flip or restore scrap cars.

Two scrap moke bodies purchased for a case of beer…
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End result. They usually do two different car models per show, and it’s more of a salvage operation followed by a quick cosmetic fix up, than a proper restoration - but at least the abandoned cars are being saved.

The show airs on Quest and Discovery+ (UK & IRE)
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Good to see a couple of rare Aussie little wheelers back on the road.
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Outback Car Hunters - Quest Channel (UK)
"A desert dash unearths two Mini Moke shells that could make a big profit. S1, Ep6"
https://www.sky.com/watch/title/series/ ... /episode-6
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This episode was on Quest yesterday. Quick cosmetic fix up is an excellent description of what they do. If you've ever watched the UK show Flipping Bangers you've got some idea of the quality of restoration.
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Fast forwarded through most of the programme, interesting to see that Australian classic car series seem to follow the same dumbed down, low attention span format as all the crap UK and USA ones that are now regularly churned out on TV. Although I suppose at least a Moke was saved which otherwise might not have been.

Oh for the good old days of Mark Evans and his 'A Car is Reborn' series back in the early days of the Discovery channel in the UK, sadly he was just about to do the Mini when his series was cancelled as too demanding of modern channel surfing audiences.....
https://www.thetvdb.com/series/a-car-is-reborn
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I watched the Outback car Hunters thing, also on FF thought it was pants.
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mab01uk wrote: Mon Jan 10, 2022 7:51 pm Fast forwarded through most of the programme, interesting to see that Australian classic car series seem to follow the same dumbed down, low attention span format as all the crap UK and USA ones that are now regularly churned out on TV. Although I suppose at least a Moke was saved which otherwise might not have been.
I would say the format is a result of appealing to a generic “reality” TV audience rather than a reflection of the Australian classic car scene. Most of the network TV is the same rubbish you’ll find everywhere else

You only need to go to YouTube to see that there is a market for unnecessarily complicated and niche videos on literally everything under the sun. When you don’t need to impress a panel of executives or appeal to random people on the street you can make hour long videos on assembling a mini gearbox
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I agree, it is just a shame that despite going from a handful of TV channels in the UK to 100+ there no longer seem to be any classic car shows that fit in the middle ground between generic “reality” TV rubbish and unnecessarily complicated niche videos on YouTube, along the lines of Mark Evans and his 'A Car is Reborn' series.
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It’s not great but just about watchable as the two leads are pretty likeable. Better than ‘put yer aand out’ Brewer anyway.
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