Yes it’s back. The new series of Car S.O.S. starts tonight (Thursday 9th of April 2015) on the National Geographic channel.
For those of who have not seen the programme its hosted by Fifth Gear’s Tim Shaw and the mad mechanic Fuzz Townshend. It’s classed as a make-over show but that does not do it justice. The hosts take away classic cars and secretly renovate them to their former glory. We are not talking about the sort of ‘make-over’ which takes 2 hours and a tin of paint. Skilled experts work for three weeks to a proper and properly impressive job. Technically the engineering work carried out is amazing but there is also a human interest element to the programme that makes it great family viewing. The car owners are all deserving folks who for various reasons have become unable to finish their car renovations.
Sir Stirling Moss
One of the cars featured in this series is the Sebring Sprite. Only four were made for the Sebring 3 Hours in 1962 for a team of superstar drivers. This team included Sir Stirling Moss. The team’s challenge is to convert this old wreck (virtually untouched for 50 years) into a car which can again be safely raced – maybe even by Sir Stirling Moss himself!