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#2459899 - 03/02/18 10:38 AM ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING?
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I started watching their antics with cars and trucks last week.Great show my girlfriend and I watched a couple nights ago.They raced a high mileage prius against a gremlin they picked up for 700 bucks.They blew the motor in the prius then towed it I think 137 mi,with the gremlin so they could run over the prius with a british tank!that crap was funny!
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#2459907 - 03/02/18 10:53 AM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: rdrnr6970]
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RK sold out, or got drug along, to Discovery channel

That's why you see that jackhole rawlins assmnokey show on the MT site now.

Going to be interesting what happens from here on out with RK...

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#2459909 - 03/02/18 10:57 AM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: rdrnr6970]
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Say goodbye to the free content on YouTube.......
Next on the chopping block, I'm told.
As long as the content is still good, I'll keep subscribing and weeding through the ass monkey and American chopper garbage. I'm guessing discovery will find a way to screw up roadkill. eyes
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#2459912 - 03/02/18 11:03 AM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: rdrnr6970]
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I signed up for motor trend on demand, for 4.99 a month, it's well worth it. I like roadkill garage better than the regular road kill show and you only get it on mtod.

I figured they'd end up on tv eventually. Certainly far more entertaining than the car shows discover has now.
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#2459915 - 03/02/18 11:17 AM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: rdrnr6970]
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The show is a trip, and the guys do the wrenching themselves. up
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#2459943 - 03/02/18 12:35 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: jeff968]
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It is a lot better then other car shows ive watched.We get it on the VELOCITY channel.


Edited by rdrnr6970 (03/02/18 12:36 PM)
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#2459944 - 03/02/18 12:38 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: rdrnr6970]
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The hemi charger they built shudda beat the asssmonkey dart.They built a track car.thats why they beat the roadkill charger.
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#2459953 - 03/02/18 12:57 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: rdrnr6970]
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Roadkill has been on youtube for years

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#2459958 - 03/02/18 01:09 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: sp392]
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yeah,hadnt watched it on you tube.
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#2459979 - 03/02/18 01:41 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: rdrnr6970]
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Originally Posted By rdrnr6970
yeah,hadnt watched it on you tube.



They still upload them there once a month

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#2459984 - 03/02/18 01:50 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: sp392]
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cool!
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#2459987 - 03/02/18 01:53 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: rdrnr6970]
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#2460021 - 03/02/18 03:17 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: rdrnr6970]
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Just watched an episode where they used $1500 worth of leaf blowers as superchargers on a V8 Monza. While I understand it's entertainment, it was actually quite stupid.

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#2460023 - 03/02/18 03:20 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: Dcuda69]
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Yeah I want too crazy about that episode either.lol with that exception ive like all the episodes I watched so far! drive


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#2460047 - 03/02/18 04:12 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: rdrnr6970]
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didnt know roadkill was on discovery...lenos show on nbc business channel isnt bad, i would like to see engine masters or a show like it put on tv,the reality crap and the sunday morning shows that advertise more than they build are not very entertaining.

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#2460162 - 03/02/18 06:20 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: rdrnr6970]
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Has Roadkill jumped the shark, so to speak? Their magazine flopped, Elena Sherr left. The show is nothing like what it used to be. Once Dodge came on board things changed, some good, some bad. They lost a lot of viewership when they went to a paid channel format with Motortrend on Demand. Time will tell.
Personally I love the show and what they do, or used to anyways.
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#2460181 - 03/02/18 07:00 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: rdrnr6970]
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It's not really roadkills fault. Discovery bought mtod fired a bunch,of people and cut budgets. Then they crammed all their bogus shows on mtod. Subscriptions are now up because people who like ass monkey and that ilk can pay five bucks a month to see all those silly shows without paying for cable.
Pretty smart business move actually. Just sucks for the fans of all the roadkill type shows. They've already dropped house of muscle. We'll see what else they do.
I work in the tv biz. Pretty standard stuff unfortunately.
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#2460274 - 03/02/18 10:03 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: NV69B7RR]
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Originally Posted By NV69B7RR
Has Roadkill jumped the shark, so to speak? Their magazine flopped, Elena Sherr left. The show is nothing like what it used to be. Once Dodge came on board things changed, some good, some bad. They lost a lot of viewership when they went to a paid channel format with Motortrend on Demand. Time will tell.
Personally I love the show and what they do, or used to anyways.


This. It’s still good, but not as great as it used to be. People on here said going corporate wouldn’t hurt, of course it did. I like the other originals on mtod, but the new crap is the same stupid tv formula. Only one not totally contrived is the chasing classic cars show.
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#2460351 - 03/03/18 01:51 AM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: SomeCarGuy]
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I like Road Kills antics and all....we get it here on velocity channel.
The episode of Finnigans Hemi motivated gasser '55 was cool. up
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#2460384 - 03/03/18 07:27 AM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: rdrnr6970]
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I watch on youtube. Got hooked on entertainment of it. They really don't try to teach you anything and I like that. Reminds me of when I had that mud truck and tried to build it on the cheap. Dump it off the trailer and it would soon break. Frustrating for me, entertainment for everyone else.
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#2460387 - 03/03/18 07:35 AM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: rdrnr6970]
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I love it, the MTOD is well worth the money even though it is getting polluted with the velocity stuff. I really like "Chasing Classic Cars" and I have enjoyed that being available on MTOD but that is the only velocity add on I have watched and it will likely stay that way.

According to Frieburger he will do everything in his power to keep roadkill real. I really hated to see Elana go, she was great with roadkill and when she did stuff for Hot Rod.
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#2460391 - 03/03/18 07:50 AM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: Bad340fish]
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Originally Posted By Bad340fish
I love it, the MTOD is well worth the money even though it is getting polluted with the velocity stuff. I really like "Chasing Classic Cars" and I have enjoyed that being available on MTOD but that is the only velocity add on I have watched and it will likely stay that way.

According to Frieburger he will do everything in his power to keep roadkill real. I really hated to see Elana go, she was great with roadkill and when she did stuff for Hot Rod.


Agreed, Elana has been a friend of mine for twenty years and was a great part of roadkill. I went to the zip tie drags in January with her and her husband and got to hang out with freiburger, finnegan, dulcich, etc. They really put on a fun event and were super bummed about her leaving. I think there is talk of her doing freelance stuff here and there as she is quite popular with the roadkill fans.
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#2460392 - 03/03/18 07:54 AM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: rdrnr6970]
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Yes I think she has enough of a following now that she will do great Freelance. My Dad and I normally bump in to her on a Drag Week. The two times my car has made it into Hot rod for drag week coverage she has written it.
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#2460394 - 03/03/18 07:59 AM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: Bad340fish]
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Originally Posted By Bad340fish
Yes I think she has enough of a following now that she will do great Freelance. My Dad and I normally bump in to her on a Drag Week. The two times my car has made it into Hot rod for drag week coverage she has written it.


Very cool! Glad you got to work with her. Like I said, she is good people! From one Tulsan to another! laugh2
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#2460413 - 03/03/18 09:11 AM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: rdrnr6970]
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I've been watching RK and dirt every day, on YouTube for years. I don't I is if it's my internet or what but the quality is terrible. Much better on tv now even though it seems like all the old shows, I'm still watching it on tv.

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#2461117 - 03/04/18 05:41 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: rdrnr6970]
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LOL. Love reading comments. Glad you guys like the show.

Here we were tearing apart Blasphemi... again... a few episodes back.

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#2461162 - 03/04/18 06:56 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: Devil]
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My favorite was the low rider episode with Stubby Bob a close second. I have a friend who likes watching car related shows who thinks Roadkill is stupid. I said to him... "Do you know how I know you are not a gear head?"

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#2461248 - 03/04/18 09:21 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: rdrnr6970]
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Originally Posted By rdrnr6970
It is a lot better then other car shows ive watched.We get it on the VELOCITY channel.


We watch it on Velocity too.

Kayse like watching it too. laugh2

It's hilarious to see them doing what a lot of people think about building but never do.

Yes, some of the ideas are idiotic but they are entertaining. laugh2
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#2461397 - 03/05/18 08:32 AM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: rdrnr6970]
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Roadkill is one of the best shows out there..
I hope they keep it going
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#2461466 - 03/05/18 10:52 AM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: rocksmopar]
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#2461762 - 03/05/18 08:58 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: rdrnr6970]
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I liked the show better in the old days.... but maybe familiarity breeds contempt? I really can't explain it.

I do have one question, though. Are Freiburger and Finnegan really that inept?

The Fury Lemons car.
The Disgustang.
The Rotsun.
Stubby Bob.
Finnegan's Firebird.
The Raunchero.
The Mazdaratti.
The Dirt Track Challenger.
The Draguar.
Their Bonneville Speed Car.
Even Blasphemi!

ALL these cars have at any point in the show failed catastrophically and repeatedly. Are these guys REALLY that hard on their toys? Are these all manufactured "failures" just to create drama within the show? Are these two guys really this inept?

They fail to plan things out ahead of time. They jerry-rig things that they know are going to fail (but pretend to hope for the best). They botch things completely yet decide against all better judgement to continue. The way Finnegan was hammering the shifter in the Rotsun, well, by golly - no wonder the poor thing broke!

Time after time, you can depend on some kind of failure. Even with the Disgustang.... "Hey, let's take an engine that has barely run in 30 years, go do full throttle donuts with it and hope it doesn't starve itself for oil!" "Oh darn, it did anyway!"

I notice patterns. In people, in work and in life.



Don't get me wrong, I like the show! I especially enjoy Roadkill garage where they seem to be a little less retarded. But the sheer amount of failures - and stupid ones at that - just rub me the wrong way.


Edited by RamblerMan (03/05/18 08:59 PM)
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#2461829 - 03/05/18 10:36 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: RamblerMan]
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Originally Posted By RamblerMan
I liked the show better in the old days.... but maybe familiarity breeds contempt? I really can't explain it.

I do have one question, though. Are Freiburger and Finnegan really that inept?

The Fury Lemons car.
The Disgustang.
The Rotsun.
Stubby Bob.
Finnegan's Firebird.
The Raunchero.
The Mazdaratti.
The Dirt Track Challenger.
The Draguar.
Their Bonneville Speed Car.
Even Blasphemi!

ALL these cars have at any point in the show failed catastrophically and repeatedly. Are these guys REALLY that hard on their toys? Are these all manufactured "failures" just to create drama within the show? Are these two guys really this inept?

They fail to plan things out ahead of time. They jerry-rig things that they know are going to fail (but pretend to hope for the best). They botch things completely yet decide against all better judgement to continue. The way Finnegan was hammering the shifter in the Rotsun, well, by golly - no wonder the poor thing broke!

Time after time, you can depend on some kind of failure. Even with the Disgustang.... "Hey, let's take an engine that has barely run in 30 years, go do full throttle donuts with it and hope it doesn't starve itself for oil!" "Oh darn, it did anyway!"

I notice patterns. In people, in work and in life.



Don't get me wrong, I like the show! I especially enjoy Roadkill garage where they seem to be a little less retarded. But the sheer amount of failures - and stupid ones at that - just rub me the wrong way.


I guess you have a good mechanical record, me I Roadkill a lot. Just look at how many cars you listed and imagine what it takes to maintain them. I wouldn't call them inept more like Murphy's law hits more often as the amount of vehicles increase. twocents
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#2461868 - 03/06/18 12:02 AM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: moparpollack]
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Originally Posted By moparpollack
Originally Posted By RamblerMan
I liked the show better in the old days.... but maybe familiarity breeds contempt? I really can't explain it.

I do have one question, though. Are Freiburger and Finnegan really that inept?

The Fury Lemons car.
The Disgustang.
The Rotsun.
Stubby Bob.
Finnegan's Firebird.
The Raunchero.
The Mazdaratti.
The Dirt Track Challenger.
The Draguar.
Their Bonneville Speed Car.
Even Blasphemi!

ALL these cars have at any point in the show failed catastrophically and repeatedly. Are these guys REALLY that hard on their toys? Are these all manufactured "failures" just to create drama within the show? Are these two guys really this inept?

They fail to plan things out ahead of time. They jerry-rig things that they know are going to fail (but pretend to hope for the best). They botch things completely yet decide against all better judgement to continue. The way Finnegan was hammering the shifter in the Rotsun, well, by golly - no wonder the poor thing broke!

Time after time, you can depend on some kind of failure. Even with the Disgustang.... "Hey, let's take an engine that has barely run in 30 years, go do full throttle donuts with it and hope it doesn't starve itself for oil!" "Oh darn, it did anyway!"

I notice patterns. In people, in work and in life.



Don't get me wrong, I like the show! I especially enjoy Roadkill garage where they seem to be a little less retarded. But the sheer amount of failures - and stupid ones at that - just rub me the wrong way.


I guess you have a good mechanical record, me I Roadkill a lot. Just look at how many cars you listed and imagine what it takes to maintain them. I wouldn't call them inept more like Murphy's law hits more often as the amount of vehicles increase. twocents


Or when the cars haven't been driven in years or came straight out of the junkyard. Part of the shows charm, in my opinion. Different strokes, I guess.
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#2461890 - 03/06/18 05:10 AM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: hosehead]
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Originally Posted By hosehead
Originally Posted By RamblerMan

ALL these cars have at any point in the show failed catastrophically and repeatedly. Are these guys REALLY that hard on their toys? Are these all manufactured "failures" just to create drama within the show? Are these two guys really this inept?
Part of the charm and what makes it different from every other car show, I suppose.

They fail to plan things out ahead of time. They jerry-rig things that they know are going to fail (but pretend to hope for the best). They botch things completely yet decide against all better judgement to continue. The way Finnegan was hammering the shifter in the Rotsun, well, by golly - no wonder the poor thing broke!





Or when the cars haven't been driven in years or came straight out of the junkyard. Part of the shows charm, in my opinion. Different strokes, I guess.

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#2461894 - 03/06/18 05:49 AM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: hosehead]
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Originally Posted By hosehead
Originally Posted By moparpollack
Originally Posted By RamblerMan
I liked the show better in the old days.... but maybe familiarity breeds contempt? I really can't explain it.

I do have one question, though. Are Freiburger and Finnegan really that inept?

The Fury Lemons car.
The Disgustang.
The Rotsun.
Stubby Bob.
Finnegan's Firebird.
The Raunchero.
The Mazdaratti.
The Dirt Track Challenger.
The Draguar.
Their Bonneville Speed Car.
Even Blasphemi!

ALL these cars have at any point in the show failed catastrophically and repeatedly. Are these guys REALLY that hard on their toys? Are these all manufactured "failures" just to create drama within the show? Are these two guys really this inept?

They fail to plan things out ahead of time. They jerry-rig things that they know are going to fail (but pretend to hope for the best). They botch things completely yet decide against all better judgement to continue. The way Finnegan was hammering the shifter in the Rotsun, well, by golly - no wonder the poor thing broke!

Time after time, you can depend on some kind of failure. Even with the Disgustang.... "Hey, let's take an engine that has barely run in 30 years, go do full throttle donuts with it and hope it doesn't starve itself for oil!" "Oh darn, it did anyway!"

I notice patterns. In people, in work and in life.



Don't get me wrong, I like the show! I especially enjoy Roadkill garage where they seem to be a little less retarded. But the sheer amount of failures - and stupid ones at that - just rub me the wrong way.


I guess you have a good mechanical record, me I Roadkill a lot. Just look at how many cars you listed and imagine what it takes to maintain them. I wouldn't call them inept more like Murphy's law hits more often as the amount of vehicles increase. twocents


Or when the cars haven't been driven in years or came straight out of the junkyard. Part of the shows charm, in my opinion. Different strokes, I guess.

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#2461910 - 03/06/18 07:24 AM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: rdrnr6970]
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thumbs RK is top of my list of car 'TV' shows. I watch most of them, even FnL because, hey, a bad car show is still a million times better than the housewives of xyz or most of the other garbage out there!
Like you guys, I really hope that RK doesn't lose what made it great and different, let's see........

BTW, if you like RK and haven't checked out Finnegans Garage (also YouTube), then do, I think you will like it too.....
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#2461998 - 03/06/18 11:03 AM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: rdrnr6970]
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I can tell you with 100% certainty that nothing is made up on the show. Sure something might break to quickly and we have to re-shoot a line or two. That duct tape/ziptie/bailing wire engine mount might have let go and put the engine into the hood. But it is all legit.

They are just working under money and time constraints that lend them self well to the sort of shenanigans we do.

What you see on Roadkill and Roadkill Extra is just a small portion of the crud that goes on. Like at Roadkill Nights, it really was just one thing after the next, after the next. We never thought they would race.

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#2462012 - 03/06/18 11:48 AM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: Devil]
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Its a reality TV show, sure there are mechanical antics. That’s what makes the show. Look at the jeep rat rod episode. A lot of mechanical issues should of been addressed but they had a timeline. Their breakdowns were expected.

Man, some of you guys really need to lay off the coffee!!


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#2462034 - 03/06/18 12:38 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: rdrnr6970]
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Roadkill is my favorite TV show period. I really appreciate the lack of personal drama. They may have deep pockets when there's a problem, but they do have real problems.
Favorite episode is the "3 day engine rebuild". Lots of suffering in that episode, just like real life projects.

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#2462049 - 03/06/18 01:15 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: rdrnr6970]
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Sometimes I feel like F and F really don't like each other anymore but they do it because its their job. Love the show regardless.
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#2462066 - 03/06/18 01:45 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: Bad340fish]
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#2462076 - 03/06/18 02:08 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: rdrnr6970]
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#2462131 - 03/06/18 03:49 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: hosehead]
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Originally Posted By hosehead
It's not really roadkills fault. Discovery bought mtod fired a bunch,of people and cut budgets. Then they crammed all their bogus shows on mtod. Subscriptions are now up because people who like ass monkey and that ilk can pay five bucks a month to see all those silly shows without paying for cable.
Pretty smart business move actually. Just sucks for the fans of all the roadkill type shows. They've already dropped house of muscle. We'll see what else they do.
I work in the tv biz. Pretty standard stuff unfortunately.


So, did Elena cut ties with hotrod totally? I like her small writeups in the HR rag

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#2462136 - 03/06/18 03:53 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: Devil]
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#2462146 - 03/06/18 04:10 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: moparpollack]
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I guess you have a good mechanical record, me I Roadkill a lot. Just look at how many cars you listed and imagine what it takes to maintain them. I wouldn't call them inept more like Murphy's law hits more often as the amount of vehicles increase. twocents


Actually, I have a terrible record. BUT, I learn from my mistakes. I know damn well if it possibly can bite me in the ass; it will bite me in the ass!

That's why I cover my bases. Having said that, I'm sure my budget is a fraction of Roadkill's budget! grin

And, on the topic of the Disgustang, yeah, I would acknowledge that it's motor was probably not long for the world and completely untested. But I certainly would not have taken it out to do donuts. And then miraculously, here's a rebuilt, tested, dyno'd Ford small block?? Nah. That was planned.


I've Roadkill'd before myself. But I did about an hour's worth of planning and things went down with only minor Glycerine Poisoning. :lol:



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#2462281 - 03/06/18 07:36 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: RamblerMan]
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Originally Posted By moparpollack


I guess you have a good mechanical record, me I Roadkill a lot. Just look at how many cars you listed and imagine what it takes to maintain them. I wouldn't call them inept more like Murphy's law hits more often as the amount of vehicles increase. twocents


Actually, I have a terrible record. BUT, I learn from my mistakes. I know damn well if it possibly can bite me in the ass; it will bite me in the ass!

That's why I cover my bases. Having said that, I'm sure my budget is a fraction of Roadkill's budget! grin

And, on the topic of the Disgustang, yeah, I would acknowledge that it's motor was probably not long for the world and completely untested. But I certainly would not have taken it out to do donuts. And then miraculously, here's a rebuilt, tested, dyno'd Ford small block?? Nah. That was planned.


I've Roadkill'd before myself. But I did about an hour's worth of planning and things went down with only minor Glycerine Poisoning. :lol:



They have engines lying everywhere. It did legit go down like you saw. No setup or anything. The car ran pretty good, just smoked a little. No way to forsee it locking up like it did.

Elana has gone freelance. She had recently been head editor at Roadkill Magazine and the Roadkill website. Both of which have recently been killed. She might still do the blurb in Hot Rod, like I do. But there are a lot of changes going on at Hot Rod right now. So we shall see.
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#2462357 - 03/06/18 09:14 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: rdrnr6970]
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Watched 2 more episodes today...still on the fence.

Motorhome/Charger build. Really? The only place to grab a running 440 is to buy a whole beat up motorhome and then have no plan what to do with the rest of it? Cut it up and put it in a dumpster? The 440 was banging threw the carb in MH and still doing it in the Charger(my guess is it was lean or late timing)All that work to swap it but not an effort to make it run right? Didn't get the converter into the trans right and tore up the pump gears...1st time at this? Stuck the trans dipstick in with RTV but not the bell bolt through the bracket to hold it in and it comes out on the freeway...really? You expected RTV to hold that in?


Next up..the Hemi/55. MUCH,MUCH MUCH better episode. Good coverage on the build with less antics.The end product showed the effort. Great car!

I'll likely watch a few more and I like the theme of the show. F and F are entertaining for sure but some of this is realcrazy

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#2462366 - 03/06/18 09:32 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: dart4forte]
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Originally Posted By dart4forte
Originally Posted By hosehead
It's not really roadkills fault. Discovery bought mtod fired a bunch,of people and cut budgets. Then they crammed all their bogus shows on mtod. Subscriptions are now up because people who like ass monkey and that ilk can pay five bucks a month to see all those silly shows without paying for cable.
Pretty smart business move actually. Just sucks for the fans of all the roadkill type shows. They've already dropped house of muscle. We'll see what else they do.
I work in the tv biz. Pretty standard stuff unfortunately.


So, did Elena cut ties with hotrod totally? I like her small writeups in the HR rag


She told me that they(discovery) reduced her job to sitting at a desk doing social media so, she decided to leave. I know all the roadkill people are super bummed that she's gone but discovery channel holds the cards. I am confident she'll be around in some capacity. I know she is very popular with the roadkill fans. I watched her sign autographs for hours at the Tucson zip tie drags.
If discovery has half a brain they'll bring her back in some capacity. twocents
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#2462386 - 03/06/18 10:28 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: hosehead]
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Originally Posted By hosehead
Originally Posted By dart4forte
Originally Posted By hosehead
It's not really roadkills fault. Discovery bought mtod fired a bunch,of people and cut budgets. Then they crammed all their bogus shows on mtod. Subscriptions are now up because people who like ass monkey and that ilk can pay five bucks a month to see all those silly shows without paying for cable.
Pretty smart business move actually. Just sucks for the fans of all the roadkill type shows. They've already dropped house of muscle. We'll see what else they do.
I work in the tv biz. Pretty standard stuff unfortunately.


So, did Elena cut ties with hotrod totally? I like her small writeups in the HR rag


She told me that they(discovery) reduced her job to sitting at a desk doing social media so, she decided to leave. I know all the roadkill people are super bummed that she's gone but discovery channel holds the cards. I am confident she'll be around in some capacity. I know she is very popular with the roadkill fans. I watched her sign autographs for hours at the Tucson zip tie drags.
If discovery has half a brain they'll bring her back in some capacity. twocents


There is a bunch more then that involved. But yeah, with Roadkill Magazine dead, she got stuck. Actually Discovery was going to let her go when the magazine died.

Unfortunately everyone I worked with when I started with Hot Rod has now either left the company or moved into other fields in the company. It's sad to see it happen. Elana was the last one.
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#2462418 - 03/07/18 12:10 AM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: Devil]
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The car ran pretty good, just smoked a little. No way to forsee it locking up like it did.


hahaha, really?? I saw that coming a mile away. Maybe I should play the lottery more often.

It's almost like playing the Walking Dead Drinking Game: Think of the worst possible thing that can happen, and that will happen.

I'll concede that it may not be setup, but it's gotten very predictable. Any adult knows that you don't take a junkyard fresh, untested motor and blast it at full throttle and do donuts starving it for oil. Ray Charles' Ghost was sitting next to me while watching that episode and HE saw that coming.

Quite frankly, with the knowledge that Freiburger and Finnegan have, they should know better, too.
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#2462471 - 03/07/18 08:07 AM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: rdrnr6970]
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of coarse they know better, but they still try. Makes it interesting to me. my favorite is the 440 duster. Crop duster or whatever they named it. The end result was my favorite kind of build. When I was growing up that's the kind of stuff people i knew were building.

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#2462481 - 03/07/18 08:28 AM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: JAMESDART]
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They do some interesting stuff. But they just tear up and destroy too much for my taste.
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#2462567 - 03/07/18 11:12 AM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: rdrnr6970]
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R Kill and GYC are what I watch, the Garage Squad is good.

Take these shows for what they're worth, they are not instruction TV. It's entertainment. 2 shows that have Mopar connections and content. Beggars can't be choosers.

Is there an Eric Rood or Root on the show any? I bought some parts from him as they'd bought a Magnum for 24 hours of Lemons, but it was too far gone. Good guy to deal with.
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#2462579 - 03/07/18 11:33 AM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: Magnumguy]
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FWIW the Road Kill Dirt Track Challenger just about killed me. A semi brought it to the Mopar Nats about a week before the event. Well, there was no one there but me to help unload it and naturally it was on the top rack of the semi. With no brakes.I stood on the endgate of the semi as the truck driver and I pushed it out. Did I mention no brakes? it comes rolling out and gains speed at the last second the truck driver throws a wedge under the tire to keep it from falling off the endgate that is 8' in the air. Meanwhile I am hanging onto the driprail by my fingertips and barely have my toes on the edge of the ramp. Damn near pushed me off the endgate to the asphalt below and I could envision that POS Challenger landing on top of me. I'm cussing and screaming at the truck driver, felt like it took an eternity for that endgate to lower the car and me to the ground.
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#2462625 - 03/07/18 01:05 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: rdrnr6970]
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They have pulled worse out of junkyards and driven them a lot further. Junkyard Barracuda, Earl-Camino, Dirt-Track Challenger, Pig Pen 50 GMC (Had bent in half exhaust pipe, but ran fine).

Eric Rood was only on screen in the episode with the Missing-Linc where they did the Lemons Escape from Moscow. He's associated with the LeMons series and did some writing for Roadkill Magazine. He's a good guy who lives here in Chicago.
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#2463089 - 03/08/18 11:02 AM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: Devil]
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I've tried to give the show a chance but..... Reminds me of watching two teenagers 40 years ago cobbling together an Olds 394 into a '50 Chevy. No skill, no class, no finesse. I mean really, leaf blowers for superchargers??? I'll go back to Fantomworks.
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#2463103 - 03/08/18 11:36 AM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: 6PakBee]
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Originally Posted By 6PakBee
I've tried to give the show a chance but..... Reminds me of watching two teenagers 40 years ago cobbling together an Olds 394 into a '50 Chevy. No skill, no class, no finesse. I mean really, leaf blowers for superchargers??? I'll go back to Fantomworks.


You mean the show where the owner thinks proper braking is all 4 wheels locking up?
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#2463112 - 03/08/18 11:59 AM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: rdrnr6970]
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Good god I hope this isn't indicative of the intelligence of writers at HR from now on.

"The difference in engine displacement for the 318cid, 340cid and 360cid engines is not in the bore or stroke but in the piston height. The piston in the 360cid engine is the smallest and also the lightest of the three allowing for more displacement overall. In addition, these use a press-fit piston pin as opposed to the floating piston design used in the other LA-engines."

Dumb as a box of rocks and the rocks want their box back!

http://www.hotrod.com/articles/big-power-small-packages-360cid-mopar-small-block/

Cam Benty - what a name for a guy that writes this stuff. I guess "Wrong Info" was taken and where are the editors/proof people on these things. Jeez.

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#2463115 - 03/08/18 12:04 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: crackedback]
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Originally Posted By crackedback
Good god I hope this isn't indicative of the intelligence of writers at HR from now on.

"The difference in engine displacement for the 318cid, 340cid and 360cid engines is not in the bore or stroke but in the piston height. The piston in the 360cid engine is the smallest and also the lightest of the three allowing for more displacement overall. In addition, these use a press-fit piston pin as opposed to the floating piston design used in the other LA-engines."

Dumb as a box of rocks and the rocks want their box back!

http://www.hotrod.com/articles/big-power-small-packages-360cid-mopar-small-block/

Cam Benty - what a name for a guy that writes this stuff. I guess "Wrong Info" was taken and where are the editors/proof people on these things. Jeez.


Unfortunately all that stuff is now freelance. Heck, even the guys they are hiring are pretty dumb. The last people with passion and knowledge are being pushed out for cheaper, dumber individuals. Sound familiar?
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#2463128 - 03/08/18 12:25 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: rdrnr6970]
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It's an embarrassment to the people publishing this garbage, freelance or not.

There are other nuggets of nonsense in that "article" (term used loosely).

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#2463180 - 03/08/18 02:11 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: crackedback]
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Originally Posted By crackedback
Good god I hope this isn't indicative of the intelligence of writers at HR from now on.

"The difference in engine displacement for the 318cid, 340cid and 360cid engines is not in the bore or stroke but in the piston height. The piston in the 360cid engine is the smallest and also the lightest of the three allowing for more displacement overall. In addition, these use a press-fit piston pin as opposed to the floating piston design used in the other LA-engines."

Dumb as a box of rocks and the rocks want their box back!

http://www.hotrod.com/articles/big-power-small-packages-360cid-mopar-small-block/

Cam Benty - what a name for a guy that writes this stuff. I guess "Wrong Info" was taken and where are the editors/proof people on these things. Jeez.


Cameron Benty has been writing articles since at least the early 90’s. He was even editor of Car Craft.
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#2463204 - 03/08/18 02:59 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: Spaceman Spiff]
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Originally Posted By Spaceman Spiff
Originally Posted By crackedback
Good god I hope this isn't indicative of the intelligence of writers at HR from now on.

"The difference in engine displacement for the 318cid, 340cid and 360cid engines is not in the bore or stroke but in the piston height. The piston in the 360cid engine is the smallest and also the lightest of the three allowing for more displacement overall. In addition, these use a press-fit piston pin as opposed to the floating piston design used in the other LA-engines."

Dumb as a box of rocks and the rocks want their box back!

http://www.hotrod.com/articles/big-power-small-packages-360cid-mopar-small-block/

Cam Benty - what a name for a guy that writes this stuff. I guess "Wrong Info" was taken and where are the editors/proof people on these things. Jeez.


Cameron Benty has been writing articles since at least the early 90’s. He was even editor of Car Craft.


Yeah that softens the blow, not at all.

So much worse that he's been around as long as he has.

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#2463206 - 03/08/18 03:01 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: crackedback]
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Originally Posted By crackedback
Good god I hope this isn't indicative of the intelligence of writers at HR from now on.

"The difference in engine displacement for the 318cid, 340cid and 360cid engines is not in the bore or stroke but in the piston height. The piston in the 360cid engine is the smallest and also the lightest of the three allowing for more displacement overall. In addition, these use a press-fit piston pin as opposed to the floating piston design used in the other LA-engines."

Dumb as a box of rocks and the rocks want their box back!

http://www.hotrod.com/articles/big-power-small-packages-360cid-mopar-small-block/

Cam Benty - what a name for a guy that writes this stuff. I guess "Wrong Info" was taken and where are the editors/proof people on these things. Jeez.


Holy crap! Someone actually wrote that,does someone proof read that? Then it actually gets published? That whole bore x bore x stroke formula was apparently wrong...it's all about piston height. Not feeling bad about cancelling my subscription a long while back.....not at all.


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#2463241 - 03/08/18 03:43 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: Spaceman Spiff]
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Originally Posted By Spaceman Spiff
Originally Posted By 6PakBee
I've tried to give the show a chance but..... Reminds me of watching two teenagers 40 years ago cobbling together an Olds 394 into a '50 Chevy. No skill, no class, no finesse. I mean really, leaf blowers for superchargers??? I'll go back to Fantomworks.


You mean the show where the owner thinks proper braking is all 4 wheels locking up?


I'm not going to defend Fantomworks as being always correct. Worm style hose clamps and Dorman bolts are not my idea of 'restoration' hardware. But IMHO it's still better than RoadKill.
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#2463530 - 03/08/18 11:01 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: rdrnr6970]
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I thought Cam did popular hot rodding? No wonder that one failed.

The whole hobby is doomed if the main publication for it prints something that obtuse!
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#2465054 - 03/11/18 11:42 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: Devil]
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Originally Posted By Devil
Originally Posted By hosehead
Originally Posted By dart4forte
Originally Posted By hosehead
It's not really roadkills fault. Discovery bought mtod fired a bunch,of people and cut budgets. Then they crammed all their bogus shows on mtod. Subscriptions are now up because people who like ass monkey and that ilk can pay five bucks a month to see all those silly shows without paying for cable.
Pretty smart business move actually. Just sucks for the fans of all the roadkill type shows. They've already dropped house of muscle. We'll see what else they do.
I work in the tv biz. Pretty standard stuff unfortunately.


So, did Elena cut ties with hotrod totally? I like her small writeups in the HR rag


She told me that they(discovery) reduced her job to sitting at a desk doing social media so, she decided to leave. I know all the roadkill people are super bummed that she's gone but discovery channel holds the cards. I am confident she'll be around in some capacity. I know she is very popular with the roadkill fans. I watched her sign autographs for hours at the Tucson zip tie drags.
If discovery has half a brain they'll bring her back in some capacity. twocents


There is a bunch more then that involved. But yeah, with Roadkill Magazine dead, she got stuck. Actually Discovery was going to let her go when the magazine died.

Unfortunately everyone I worked with when I started with Hot Rod has now either left the company or moved into other fields in the company. It's sad to see it happen. Elana was the last one.


I call corporate B/S and that's what it is too...B/S! I miss
Elana, she was cool!
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#2465307 - 03/12/18 03:30 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: rdrnr6970]
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Just started watching this a while back when they started showing them on Velocity. The earlier ones with Freiburger on them are cool, the one I watched this weekend where they pulled a 76 El Camino out of a barn to go racing was sorely disappointing. No Freiburger (although I like Finnegan). The new guy wasn't that great (Tony something). Plus they started doing the thing that I HATE about car shows. Some idiotic producer thinks that people want to hear some third-rate cheezy rock music over the sound of the cars. Those producers should be drawn and quartered.

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#2465341 - 03/12/18 04:39 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: rdrnr6970]
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I've been watching roadkill since near the beginning. I liked the older episodes better where it was doing something on the cheap and having fun. The later episodes get into spending some serious money on stuff or plain doing stupid things with beater cars. But still worth watching over the other junk that's out there. Hot Rod garage is good too. Both are on the top of the list of youtube stuff I regularely watch.

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#2465355 - 03/12/18 05:09 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: rdrnr6970]
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Friedburger is pretty much in every episode except a few. Hot rod garage is the on Tony and Lucky do now. Originally Frieburger did that one too. My favorite is Roadkill garage, Frieburger and Dulich, I like them as a pair way more than Finnegan.

The one episode I didn't like much was where they took the hellcats and a viper and basically tried to destroy them. I know they were test/crush cars, but still painful to watch.

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#2465504 - 03/12/18 08:47 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: Silver70]
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Originally Posted By Silver70
Friedburger is pretty much in every episode except a few. Hot rod garage is the on Tony and Lucky do now. Originally Frieburger did that one too. My favorite is Roadkill garage, Frieburger and Dulich, I like them as a pair way more than Finnegan.

The one episode I didn't like much was where they took the hellcats and a viper and basically tried to destroy them. I know they were test/crush cars, but still painful to watch.


They were not crush cars, they all ended up in the TEN fleet. Elana drive the viper for a few months I believe and had a good write up on it. The Charger turned into "General Maintenance" and the Challenger ended up in the fleet somewhere, Freiburger drove it on one lap of america. So as bad as they thrashed them, they cleaned them up and put them back to work lol.

I think Tony will be in more and more episodes, he isn't bad and he works well with Finnegan it seems.


Edited by Bad340fish (03/12/18 08:48 PM)
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#2466237 - 03/14/18 05:58 AM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: rdrnr6970]
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started watching show after seeing the thread on you tube. I figured they are on a time crunch & just cut corners & their antics are " just for the audience" BUT, watched the Crusher Camaro at PRI show and it was tough! they absolutely appeared to be Clueless.

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#2466287 - 03/14/18 09:37 AM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: titan]
Bad340fish Offline
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Originally Posted By titan
started watching show after seeing the thread on you tube. I figured they are on a time crunch & just cut corners & their antics are " just for the audience" BUT, watched the Crusher Camaro at PRI show and it was tough! they absolutely appeared to be Clueless.


I would probably look pretty clueless also. If I had to do a motor swap from a blown rat to an EFI LS in the middle of a trade show I could imagine some challenges coming from that lol. They did drive it to California the episode after that if I remember right.
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#2467707 - 03/17/18 10:38 AM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: Devil]
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Loc: Chicagoland
Originally Posted By Devil
Originally Posted By RamblerMan
Originally Posted By moparpollack


I guess you have a good mechanical record, me I Roadkill a lot. Just look at how many cars you listed and imagine what it takes to maintain them. I wouldn't call them inept more like Murphy's law hits more often as the amount of vehicles increase. twocents


Actually, I have a terrible record. BUT, I learn from my mistakes. I know damn well if it possibly can bite me in the ass; it will bite me in the ass!

That's why I cover my bases. Having said that, I'm sure my budget is a fraction of Roadkill's budget! grin

And, on the topic of the Disgustang, yeah, I would acknowledge that it's motor was probably not long for the world and completely untested. But I certainly would not have taken it out to do donuts. And then miraculously, here's a rebuilt, tested, dyno'd Ford small block?? Nah. That was planned.


I've Roadkill'd before myself. But I did about an hour's worth of planning and things went down with only minor Glycerine Poisoning. :lol:



They have engines lying everywhere. It did legit go down like you saw. No setup or anything. The car ran pretty good, just smoked a little. No way to forsee it locking up like it did.


I've heard rumors that oil pressure guages are pretty cheap and easy to install these days...

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#2467781 - 03/17/18 02:42 PM Re: ROADKILL TV SHOW R U WATCHING? [Re: rdrnr6970]
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Registered: 01/21/03
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Loc: Northern OH
Another vote for Roadkill garage being better than roadkill. Frieburger and Dulich seem to have better chemistry.

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