After more than a year away from our screens, Edd China is back with what he hopes will be a new program series.
In Edd China’s Garage Revival, Edd visits car owners whose restoration projects have got the better of them, to help to get them back on track. In this pilot episode, Edd travels to Norway to get a Golf MK1 GTI back where it belongs – on the road.
If your favourite part of Wheeler Dealers was always the workshop scenes, Edd China’s Garage Revival should be exactly what you’re looking for. It keeps what was good about that particular show while removing some of the less popular aspects – such as the haggling, buying and selling of the vehicles.
Edd’s new series has yet to be picked up by a TV network, but rather conveniently the 40-minute episode length would be ridiculously easy to adapt to a 1-hour timeslot with ad breaks included. Judging by the current ratings on YouTube – 2,700+ thumbs up and just 9 thumbs down – we think it won’t take long for the offers to come flowing in.
What did you think of the pilot episode? Let us know in the comments below!
That was an enjoyable watch and great to see Edd back in the groove.
Some might say it needs a bit of fine tuning – but to be honest I think ‘as-is’ is perfectly okay. I think Edd has a natural style and a personality that will really make this work. Great to see some good technical workshop content and the idea of Edd working closely with the vehicle owner is a big tick in the box.
Well done Edd and I hope this new project works out.
I am pleased to see that Edd has broken away from MIKE BREWER who constantly wanted to take all the credit for the very excellant work carried out by a very clever mechanic , who seems to have an natural tallent for presenting vehicle related works
It was a real pleasure to see Edd again, doing what he does so well.
I love the show format, though frankly, we would most likely watch
Edd, in almost any show format. He is just a pleasure to watch,
so we hope to see a lot more of him soon. 🙂
So glad to see Ed back; love the format and, with some tweeks this show could be as successful as Wheeler Dealers; plus I’ve got a project I could do with some help to finish, a 1947 mk VI Bentley (Special). :-).
Great show and love Ed as a presenter, explaining how to do things, look forward to this getting it’s own slot on a good tv channel
Having watched the pilot I’d argue that it’s mostly a good show that just needs some fine-tuning (pun intended). With a format very similar to Velocity’s Garage Squad, Edd manages to bring his comfortable delivery and knowledgeable insights into the equation. Recognizing that this was just a pilot, one can forgive a few things that didn’t quite work (e.g. too much time spent on the headlining project compared to the engine). I also wondered why Edd ended up having to go to Norway to film this – the language barrier and complex Norwegian inspection regulations seemed strangely unnecessary given that I’m sure he could’ve found plenty of punters in the UK who would want his help on their project cars.
Bottom line, it’s good to once again see Edd in front of the camera working on classic cars. Hopefully, the show will get picked up and tweaked soon.
Grand Tour 3 Ed vs Ant !