The car freak in North America has more choice than ever before in shows aimed directly at them. In fact, it’s gotten to the point that any media putz with an interest in cars can put together a TV show. If they’ve got the bucks to produce it well, chances are that some network or another will pick it up. Unfortunately, if it looks good, the North American public (ok…the American public. Us Canadians are just along for the ride) will watch it. If it’s half assed drivel, oh well, the masses saw their ad spots. It’s gotten to the point where it really pisses me off when I see some tools creating bad automotive tv.
This brings me to this evening’s rant. As a blogger who works in the car industry, you would think that I might overload on car stuff. Well, you would only be half right. If I’m the only one in the house, I’ll likely have Speed tv on in the background, even if I’m not actually watching. Earlier tonight, I walked by the TV just in time to see the so called pro on Chop Cut Rebuild give his obligatory maintenance tip, sponsored by one of the major oil companies.