part classic car series on Channel 5|
at 7pm on Channel 5
The new 13 part series of one hour programmes
is a carefully crafted patchwork
of parts seemingly aimed at various groups with an interest in the classic car
world. The content of the episodes so far suggests that pattern is likely to be
seen in the following programmes.
But for many real classic car enthusiasts the most welcome feature was the programme
avoided overblown stunts and other TopPrat type of crass material. You can see
past episodes each for a limited period on the Channel 5 website. Channel
See a review of Episodes 1, 2 and 5
our review of Episode 6 which featured the MGB and MGBGTV8. More
our photo screengrabs of the MGBGTV8 from Episode 6
on the series?
Do post your views on the series or on any feature in any
episode on the thread running on the V8 Bulletin Board. V8BB
also the Classic Car programme on BBC Four on their iPlayer. More
Dassett Hills in Warwickshire
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an MGBGTV8 feature in the series?|
An MGBGTV8 features in the Channel 5
video flying by on a straight country road with Quentin Willson at the wheel
saying "Ding Dong!" That car appears to be a Green Mallard press V8
which featured in the Autocar roadtest on 16th August 1973 published as the model
was launched. From the pattern of the first two episodes it looks as if the V8
will feature as one of the classics seen as an example of "an affordable
classic that gives you all the nostalgic feel-good . . for a mere £5,000"
- maybe £15,000 in this case. Since
the filming MGBGTV8 prices have been moving ahead as the recent Anglia Car Auctions
sale results show.
Fry has been in touch today to say he has heard that his Mallard Green press MGBGTV8
is likely to appear in the sixth episode which is due to go out on Thursday
5th March at 7pm.
The filming was high up on the Burton Dassett Hills in Warwickshire to the south
of Gaydon on a section of straight country road. The photo session included several
other MGs - an early MGB Roadster, a restored
car with a new Heritage bodyshell, the last MGBGT, an MGC and a new Frontline
Car Auctions report & MGBGTV8
price guide & Channel
5 promotional video
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