Hemmings Motor News Blog Blog

Hemmings Motor News Blog

Hemmings Motor News has been around since 1954. We're proud of our heritage, but we're also more than the Hemmings full of classifieds that your father subscribed to. Aside from new editorial content every month in Hemmings, we have three monthly magazines: Hemmings Muscle Machines, Hemmings Classic Car and Hemmings Sports and Exotic Car.

While our editors traverse the country to find the best content for those magazines, we find other oddities related to the old-car hobby that we really had no place for - until now. With this blog, we're giving you a behind-the-scenes look at what we see and what we do during the course of putting out some of the finest automotive magazines you'll ever read.

Previous in Blog: What Cars Are On Your Powerball Shopping List?   Next in Blog: Who Says You Can't Race in Winter?
Close
Close
Close
6 comments

Discovery Channel Seeking Star of “Garage Rehab”

Posted January 21, 2016 9:00 AM by dstrohl

Have you ever run a successful auto repair business? Are you good with people? Do you think you have what it takes to be a star on the small screen? Want to add Fast and Loud's Richard Rawlings to your speed dial list? If you answered yes to the above, the Discovery Channel wants to hear from you, as it's currently casting for the star of a new reality series, Garage Rehab.

Those who've watched televisions shows like Kitchen Nightmares or Hotel Impossible know the format: A down-on-its-luck business reaches out to an expert in the field for help, said expert brings along a camera crew, and after much weeping, wailing and the occasional thrown dish, a small business is transformed. Substitute thrown wrench for thrown dish, change restaurant or hotel to auto repair facility, and you have the premise of Garage Rehab.

Who wants to be a reality TV star? No, really.

Reply

Interested in this topic? By joining CR4 you can "subscribe" to
this discussion and receive notification when new comments are added.
Guru
Hobbies - DIY Welding - Wannabeabettawelda

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Annapolis, Maryland
Posts: 7448
Good Answers: 430
#1

Re: Discovery Channel Seeking Star of “Garage Rehab”

01/21/2016 2:25 PM

I'm about reality TV show'ed out. Really. Bring back TV worth watching. Beverly Hillbillies, Gilligan's Island, I Love Lucy, Carol Burnett Show, McHale's Navy, Johnny Carson, Hogan's Heroes, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, . . . . . Oh wait, they're on MeTV and Antenna TV. Okay, happy now.

Reply
Guru

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: About 4000 miles from the center of the earth (+/-100 mi)
Posts: 9257
Good Answers: 1050
#3
In reply to #1

Re: Discovery Channel Seeking Star of “Garage Rehab”

01/21/2016 8:09 PM

Real actors cost money. The producers have discovered that amateurs will do it for free and are more than willing to make fools of themselves for their 10 minutes of fame.

Reply
Guru
Hobbies - DIY Welding - Wannabeabettawelda

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Annapolis, Maryland
Posts: 7448
Good Answers: 430
#4
In reply to #3

Re: Discovery Channel Seeking Star of “Garage Rehab”

01/21/2016 8:48 PM

Good point. I hadn't considered that angle.

Reply
Guru
Technical Fields - Project Managers & Project Engineers - New Member

Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Texas.Baytown
Posts: 697
Good Answers: 26
#5
In reply to #3

Re: Discovery Channel Seeking Star of “Garage Rehab”

01/22/2016 8:03 AM

I predict the day when there wont be any "real actors". Everything will be animation, cost less.

__________________
If you want to know how well a broom works you do not ask the guy selling the broom or the guy who designed the broom, you ask the guy using the broom.
Reply
Guru

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: About 4000 miles from the center of the earth (+/-100 mi)
Posts: 9257
Good Answers: 1050
#6
In reply to #1

Re: Discovery Channel Seeking Star of “Garage Rehab”

01/23/2016 8:23 PM
Reply
Guru

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: by the beach in Florida
Posts: 31859
Good Answers: 1751
#2

Re: Discovery Channel Seeking Star of “Garage Rehab”

01/21/2016 3:13 PM

I'm eager to see the level of success that will be obtained....and wish the producers luck....

All right you guys listen up....there's going to be a lot changes around here....

__________________
All living things seek to control their own destiny....this is the purpose of life
Reply
Reply to Blog Entry 6 comments
Interested in this topic? By joining CR4 you can "subscribe" to
this discussion and receive notification when new comments are added.
Copy to Clipboard

Users who posted comments:

Brave Sir Robin (2); Rixter (2); SolarEagle (1); texasron (1)

Previous in Blog: What Cars Are On Your Powerball Shopping List?   Next in Blog: Who Says You Can't Race in Winter?

Advertisement