I'm not much of a petrolhead having only bought my first car just a couple of years back and that's a small practical one.
However when I'm away of business trips I do like to watch some of the car shows on Discovery. One of my favourites is Wheeler-dealers. The idea of the show is that the guys buy up some old car, do it up and then sell it on. What I find interesting is that you get to see the car taken apart and the guys explain what jobs are simple and what tools are needed and what needs to be sent out to a specialist.
You can watch Wheeler Dealers on the Shed channel or buy the DVD.
Whilst I was reading about Wheeler Dealers I spotted Chop Shop London Garage which appears to be the UK's answer to American Hot Rod. Bernie and Leepu build custom motors from scratch in their Brick Lane Garage.
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