American Chopper

Well this program has finally made it across and is on cable here. Sat down tonight with my dinner and decided to see what it was all about.

What a *@?£^ shed load of crap, the program that is , not my dinner.

So we have father and son riding down the road on what can best be described as a 0 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 locomotive with the middle three axles missing, powered by a diesel cement mixer engine, front forks must have a dose of AIDS because no one want's to go anywhere near them.

Father hogging the camera saying I had no idea when I built this first bike where it would all lead. BUILT ????, that's not building, that's assembling.

Building is starting off with 500 pounds of raw stock and a while later having your own design. Not bolting a pear shaped piss pot onto a 5 bared farmers gate and saying 'look what I've built'

Anyway, managed 20 minutes of it before I had to either switch off [ marvelous invention that ] or loose my dinner down the big white telephone. Dinner won. Pity with all these 10,000 knobs, buttons and things on the 137 remote's we have that you can't program a show never to appear. If you could this one has got to go to the top of the list.

-- Regards,

John Stevenson Nottingham, England.

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John Stevenson
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Have you ever seen American Hotrod, now that is a much better series.


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Stephen Woolhead

What? Your actually find time to eat. Your priorities are up the spout John ;-) Dear oh dear. GeoffH Norfolk - UK

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ROFLMAO about your reactions!!!!

Ayup, I am a 'left coast yankee' and that ***show*** is really too funny. I watch an episode once in a blue moon. Blowhard of a father, a son with an elevated sense of his own worth. Flashy motorcycles with all the ***real*** engineering done by outside contractors. Just watch it, if you can, for the laughs.

Actually to me, the best shows on US television on auto restoration, aircraft home building are the ones from your side of the pond!

Now have you folks made any good Model Engineering shows? Nothing here absolutely nothing, sigh. Tales of a Boatbuilder Apprentice

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Dave Fleming

Not quite model engineering, but Fred Dibnah's good viewing:-

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DVD so, if you can read them you won't have the PAL/NTSC problem that you might get with video tapes.

Mark Rand RTFM

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Mark Rand

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