I haven’t been posting much on Saturdays lately as the viewer counts is usually pretty low on the weekends but I thought I would bring up a special series for an occasional Saturday where I get things off my chest that simply bug me. :)
This Saturday it is about hot rods. I admit that the Velocity channel on cable is my most frequently viewed channel. First of all there is nothing about Trump on it and secondly I love to watch creative people work. Now I admit that some of those hot rod show on Velocity don’t have much creativity. One of those is the show Iron Resurrection. I often find their creations not much more than “lipstick on a pig” and bad lipstick at that. They don’t seem to worry about the functionality or reliability of what they build as long as it looks good to them and I emphasize “them”.
Another topic in this realm is how almost all the hot rods being built now are two inches off the ground? What were they thinking?? That is maybe ok if you are buying the car to put into your “collection” and never drive but putting those cars on the road is insane, especially on U.S. roads which are among the worst in the world. Hit one pothole and the bottom of these cars are trashed. I like beauty but functionality must also accompany it.
Now don’t get me wrong, not every show on Velocity is of the Iron Resurrection genre. There are many others that show creative genius and are a pleasure to watch. My favorite (but not the title) is Bitching Rides from Salt Lake City. Those guys know how to make a hot rod and have fun doing it….