Ed China leaves Whealer Dealers

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#1 Ed China leaves Whealer Dealers

Post by mgcjag » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:21 am

Hi All...just heard that Edd is leaving whealer dealers......he has a video clip explaining why if anyone wants to look or can post it here..basically the UK production company was taken over by a US firm...who found the workshop side of the show too difficult so they wanted to reduce the amount of time on it.....this being Eds domain he was not happy with the corner cutting so has left.....he has announced that Ant Anstead will take his place...
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#2 Re: Ed China leaves Whealer Dealers

Post by Simon P » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:55 am

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#3 Re: Ed China leaves Whealer Dealers

Post by Nickleback » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:57 am

Ed's announcement here:


Ant's announcement here:
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#4 Re: Ed China leaves Whealer Dealers

Post by cactusman » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:02 pm

So the Americans take over and, guess what....yep..they f@@k it up....well there's a surprise...well done Ed I say.
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#5 Re: Ed China leaves Whealer Dealers

Post by Gfhug » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:15 pm

It is interesting to read the Wikipedia page for Edd (it's on wiki so it must be true :roll: ) that his MOT business went bankrupt in 2016 with debts of over £600,000. Maybe too much time playing the TV showman and not enough being a businessman? Feel sorry for those owed money.
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#6 Re: Ed China leaves Whealer Dealers

Post by mgcjag » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:19 pm

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#7 Re: Ed China leaves Whealer Dealers

Post by Nickleback » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:26 pm

Ed has also resigned as a Director of Cummfy Banana Ltd the motorised furniture business on 1st March 2017
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#8 Re: Ed China leaves Whealer Dealers

Post by Tbob » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:47 pm

Too bad. My favorite guy on my favorite car show. WheelerDealers left out the "reality" that the other shows feel compelled to concoct.

Ill give the new format a chance, but Edd's account of the producers heartburn doesn't bode well.
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#9 Re: Ed China leaves Whealer Dealers

Post by Mark Gordon » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:20 pm

I never saw Wheeler Dealers but my favorite car show was "A Car is Reborn" with Mark Evans. It ran on Friday nights and although it wasn't a "how to" that gave all of the info one would need to restore an E, it did show the complete strip down and how to do the job the right way, including lead loading. It was a nice way to unwind with a cold one after a week's work. It ran before I got my E type and I wish that the networks would re-run it because I think that I would appreciate it a lot more now that I've done a fair amount of resto on my car over the past few years.
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#10 Re: Ed China leaves Whealer Dealers

Post by Durango2k » Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:00 am

Mark,

You can find it on youtube with swedish subtitles or buy the DVD from amazon or ebay which I did.

He made a lot more like that, he built a cobra, a plane....

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#11 Re: Ed China leaves Whealer Dealers

Post by Mark Gordon » Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:09 pm

Yeah, Carsten, our local station carried the plane and a helicopter. I've watched some of the Youtube reruns, but the ones that I've found seem to be incomplete and I'd much rather watch shows on my high def TV than a computer screen. I always found Evans' shows informative and entertaining with just enough schmaltz thrown in to attract a wider audience. Much better content than the recently run Grand Tour series by our old friends Clarson, Hammond and May.
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#12 Re: Ed China leaves Whealer Dealers

Post by Herzeg » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:47 pm

I really enjoyed when they built an AC Cobra replica, I've always dreamed of having one. The strangest part is that Evans is apparently a VET originally :scratchheadyellow:

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#13 Re: Ed China leaves Whealer Dealers

Post by Durango2k » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:22 pm

Yes, I thought about building one on XJ6 parts. But in total it's too costly and Felix is not that interested, and I habe still the E-Type and a DS23 to restore so for about 5 years there's no time frame. Maybe then.

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