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Modern automotive tech TV needs a shot of realism and The Doc is aiming to please
Like many of you, we remember the early days of automotive-based television. Shows like MotorWeek, Shadetree Mechanic, WindTunnel with Dave Despain, and others. These were shows that offered an honest look at new cars, motorsports, and vehicle repairs without all the drama of one week deadlines, shop employees full of attitude, and other added-in nonsense. Sure, the average TV viewer enjoys that, but for real gearheads, we don’t want the drama and the fakery. We want real repair tips, restoration projects, barn finds, and so forth. Chris Ingrassia feels the same.
You might know Chris as “The Doc” from his video series Operation Mustang on Mustang restoration topics or through his restoration business Mustang Restoration, Inc. It is these videos he has been producing that had people literally stopping in his place of business asking him “why don’t you do a show?” Chris felt there might be an opportunity to do so, but needs the Mustang loving public to help via his petition site—www.thedocneedsashow.com.
“There are so many goofy reality shows out there, I really feel one which actually helps those who share our passion would be an asset for a lot of at home garage classic car fanatics—after all, that’s where the love and passion is born and grows. In addition, I feel there is something to be said for the concept that I have, regarding a show helping those find those long lost vehicles. It contains real emotion, drama, history, how to information, and just a lot of fun,” Chris states.
He’s already shot a pilot concept, which you can view HERE. Chris’ goal is 100,000 online signatures to get the ball rolling and show cable industry types that a truly interesting automotive enthusiast-worthy cable TV show is something people will indeed tune in for. If Chris has ever answered one of your tech questions or one of his past videos has helped you out, do the man a solid and sign his petition and maybe we’ll get to see some good automotive TV on the tube once again.