Hopefully they will focus on building instead of drama. Either way I will watch it
Hopefully they will actually show them working on the cars instead of all the stupid crap they do.
Ya, these are the same "hopes" everyone in my household (and, I imagine just about most mature adults) had. So much for hope, huh?
The show is really kind of growing on me. At first I was very disapointed. I thought that what a shame it was to have a Mopar only show and all they had was a couple of guys playing around and seeing how they could annoy each other. Now I get it. It is still not one of my absolute favorite shows, but it is curtainly watchable. I doubt that any of us would learn any thing about Mopars by watching the show but I could see someone just getting started in our hobby could learn a thing or two. Anything that encourages new participants to get into the Mopar game is ok in my book.
TinCuda, I applaud your positive outlook. I seriously doubt I will ever "get it" when it comes to this show (until they "get it" and "get with" / get in synch with their viewing audience, which they're losing more of every week) but, I gotta respect your level of tolerance. On the other hand, and I consider myslef to be a pretty "average" or "mainstream" person, I sincerely feel this show alone portends to DRIVE AWAY more people who might be sniffing around the fringes of the hobby than it would / could ever attract. I mean, c'mon, really . . .
The guy up here in Canada that bought my 71 440+6 Cuda said he had these guys restore a couple of cars for him with great results. Quality work and cheaper then average prices...
I honestly cannot remember the last time ANY TV show / series disappointed me as much as "Graveyard Carz" does but, I intend to never let my disgust over the transparent (really, REALLY third-rate) drama, p*ss poor acting, Mark's seeming fascination with himself or wasted footage cross over to have me make any 'assumptions' as to their ability to actually re-build / resurrect pieces of automotive art!
Hats off to anyone that can do a tv show and operate a restoration business at the same time.
I'll go ya one further: hats off to anyone that can do a tv show actually about restoring cars
and operate a restoration business at the same time!
After viewing the show I would like to hear from all that watched for your opinions. I still have Mark's personal Email address I'm sure that he would like to know what our opinions are.
PLEASE bear in mind your first sentence; and, I would REALLY appreciate it if Mark got a chance to see all our comments. I am not sure his appreciation would be in turn, though. Definitely feel free to forward mine: Graveyard Carz, as it is currently being produced, is without a doubt one of the auto TV-magazine industry's greatest opportunities lost but, depending on Mark's motivations, I truly don't think it is too late for him / the producers to turn this thing around and produce a show worthy of the cars they are restoring, not to mention the valuable time and sensibiities of the intended viewing audience.
Mark does good work and really does love Mopars.
I will never slight Mark's work until he works on a car of mine and give sme reason to. I should be so lucky to have access to him and I am sure he'd get everything on the car, perfectly right. I guess that is why I am so disappointed in him / the show (d*mn p*ssed off, actually) - - - this is such a missed opportunity. Not just for us, the viewers but, for him, his employees, and his family, as well. What a shame, man . . ., what a shame . . .
All the drama is for the masses of lemmings to keep the ratings high enough to stay on the air.
I don't believe that for a minute. First of all, "the masses" don't watch specialized auto industry TV-magazine shows on the Speed or Velocity channel (just one reason why the cable companies don't include it in the basic, "for the masses" packages). Secondly, the shows "for the masses" do drama much, much better than Graveyard Carz does. Pick ONE thing and be great at it (e.g, restore cars). And, don't do a second thing (e.g., half-*ss a weekly TV magazine) that will hurt your credibility in how you do the first.
Came on at 9:00 and I shut it off by 9:06 when the wedding crap started. Mark does a bad job at acting (none of them are good actors) like a tough guy. Hopefully they took the viewers advice/criticism and will actually feature working on the cars instead of all the other crap but I ain`t holding my breath.
I couldn't agree more; and dang, there is that "hope" word again. Like the 3rd or 4th time the viewers have expressed "hope" for Graveyard Carz taking a fresh direction . . . but, is Mark (or the producers, or anyone) listening?
That's the beauty of DVR, I ffwd through it. It is a shame he tries so hard to come off that way
Yep, that what's we've decied we're doing; we're recording it only and we now fast forward with the sound off past any scenes with Mark in them at all (especially is his lips are moving), just looking for any shots of the cars or anyone else talking (especially Royal. And, I don't think its a 'shame' Mark W. dilutes what could be a great auto-show; to me, it is not only unnecessary, it is unexcusable.
Honestly this show has almost 10 minutes worth of interesting....the rest is for house wives...........
Yep; and, FWIW, everyone I know now refers to it as simply, "B*tches with Wrenches"
(and that is NOT intended as ANY kind of a slam against any female --- the woman I watched this season's first episode with put it aptly, "Holy crap, these guys whine more than any woman I have EVER known!"
I can do without the drama. Got to agree with the others here that DVRd the show; skip commercials and the drama. I was hoping that with the reshoot of season two that a lot more “How-To” would make its way into final production.
For the record, that's like the 4th or 5th (at least) reference to "hope" for Graveyard Carz taking a fresh direction (hopefully, before Mark's p*ss-poor acting makes them and the entire show obsolete. Definitely a ticking clock, though . . .)
Maybe Mark will log into this site and see our responses.
Oh man, we can only hope . . oops, make it 7 "hopes", now!
My guess is the car is so bent, it wasn't worth supporting it.
Change the word 'car' to 'show' and it sounds like that could be a "tombstone phrase" for the demise of Graveyard Carz, UNLESS Mark logs on here, does some reflection and decides to re-focus the show (and cameras) on what the show is SUPPOSED to be about. That is, THE CARS, man!
Thank gosh for DVR's and the Fast Forward button!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
JAN 29 UPDATE and "Fair Play". Last night's episode IMHO was a dramatic improvement in the right direction -- the first 37 minutes (and then the last 10 minutes) were the kind of production that would (will) keep me, and I'm surethe broadest demographic of viewers, coming back. Kudos on the episode featuring completion of the green '71 Charger and the visit to every Mopar-lover's dream customer's garage! D*mn incredible collection that gent owns!