Lorainne is the spokes model version of the 959; I just don't get her, either.
As a fellow Velocity fan, which is your favorite show?
What's My Car Worth
West Coast Customs
I love Wheeler Dealer...it's a ginormous British fraud, but's it's fun to see what they buy the car for and then what Ed needs to do fix. Learn a lot.
I LOVE CCC - actually met Wayne Carini at Monterey Week last year. He and his group and my wife and I were all smashed at the bar of a packed restaurant as we waited for our tables. He bought me and my wife a glass of wine and we shot the breeze. Super nice and he's like 5 feet tall. He's got a severely autistic daughter and my wife used to teach autistic kids. Came up because he had a fleece on that had some autism awareness logo and he and my wife got to chatting about it.
Back to the shows:
CCC WAS great. It's just good now. The new season has a bunch of cars that are simply not interesting to me (Pierce Arrow, etc). I loved the episodes with Herb Chamber's Daytona or the barn/shed find Dino.
WMCW - is good, but get's repetitive. Lorainne is strikingly beautiful - very classy - but she is a HORRIBLE host. Insanely wooden. The show is good, but it's too repetitive for me and the guy with the cigar bugs.
Fifth Gear - I just can't get into it. Don't know why, but when it's on, I find myself playing around on line.
My favorite shows are Shifting Gears, Tech Toys/World's Most Expensive Rides (which they just rerun all the time) and I do enjoy West Coast Customs and the new Overhaulin'. I don't really like those types of cars, but I enjoy any show that shows me car restoration.
Mecum bores me. Boring cars. Boring show.
Wheeler Dealers is awesome. I love how they get giddy about turning a car for a $500 quid profit (less the 5,000 hours of 'free' labor)! I love the cars they do - Moke, A310, Esprit, Citroen DS, etc. Best of all is Mike's cockney accent. 'Old out yer 'and, fella. You just bought yerself a crackin' mota. My mate Edd sorted out all the fiddly bits. Ta da'