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Currently has the new series of Car SOS on, where they restore an Elise. This is followed by The Lost Lotus, where they restore an original Elite 

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Ooh when did that start? Despite the irritating Tim, I do like the show particularly because of the skills Fuzz and his men bring to each resto. 

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Today’s was the first of the new series. Started at 9.00pm, but I believe there’s a +1 - and a catch-up service as well 🙂

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I find Car SOS pretty much the best show of its kind. They always seem to do a thorough and honest job, and for someone who deserves it. And if you think of a certain Mike, you'll not find Tim irritating at all. 😄

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Saw it on catch up yesterday and I now remember having seen it before. Seems this one isn't a new series after all and I also recall from the last time I watched it, taking issue with Fuzz calling a simple coilover damper/spring assembly a 'Chapman Strut'. That aside though, I can forgive him that little error as he is still a good and highly skilled fella. :)

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Yeah, you're right. The guide (see attached) said it was a New Series, but I guess that's to More 4, as I believe it was originally shown on National Geographic on 11 April 2019.

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FWIW, the actual new series of Car Sausage is ‘Series 8’ and starts on the NatGeo channel on March 17th. 

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Wow - that'll be good to watch - thanks for the heads-up 👍

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I didn't realise until someone mentioned it on Facebook today but it was Tim Shaw's wife who put his Esprit up for sale for 50p when they were having a marital dispute.


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I actually enjoy Car SOS.  It's not pretending to be anything it's not and I met Tim a couple of years ago and he's was an ok chap, not the total prick he portrays in the show.

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The partner of a great-niece of mine is a mechanic who worked for Fuzz at Westgate Classics.  He said they did the work properly (I'm certain they did because he is one of those people who like things to be right) and often had all-nighters to meet the deadline.

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13 hours ago, USAndretti42 said:

I didn't realise until someone mentioned it on Facebook today but it was Tim Shaw's wife who put his Esprit up for sale for 50p when they were having a marital dispute.

Ive always thought  the idea for car sos came from this very forum who did the same sort of thing to a forum members car many many years ago.

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?? do not see it in the program?

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Just watched the programme great watch and lovely ending 

I was intrigued by the guy who did the electronic dash displays , would love it in my Evora then at least I can see the speedo and warning indicators lights etc 

I wonder if he could do similar job on Evora ?

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Thought it was a great program. (Why the f##k is Rick Wakeman doing unfunny cameos? - Did I miss something?)

Also wasn’t aware Tim was a current owner of a beautiful S3T until last night.

Loved the idea on the changeable dash apart from the loss of originality.


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