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Old 23rd March 2017, 13:50   #16
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I remember, many years ago he had appeared on Top Gear trying to make a James Bond car and in another episode, raced his sofa car against some other 'weird' cars.

The sofa hold the world record for fastest sofa in the world!
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After 13 series of Wheeler Dealers, Ed China is bowing out.

Why?

The orginal producer was Attaboy production who sold out to the US Based Velocity TV. They found during the last series that filming Edd's detailed fixes was not easy so they want to make that superficial.

Ant Anstead will be replacing Edd

Things will not be the same without Edd
Ed China was pretty much the centre of the show. Mike was really good in getting a cheeky deal for his purchases but the real work was done at the workshop. Ed made the modifications and restorations look so simple that even a novice would want to give that a go. The USP of the show was in the details of these restorations and sometimes they managed to capture almost every step of it.
I wish all the best to Ed. Sure many will miss him in WD.

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Wheeler Dealers wont be the same without Ed. Endearing and resourceful, he had a knack for making a complex restoration look easy, all without losing the interest of the viewer.

Anyway, sometimes going solo is a new avenue that leads to even greener pastures.
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Hope he isn't replaced by the "American Choppers" kind of big tattoo guys who deal with more on screen swearing than repairing.
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Its the only car show I ever liked, not Fifth Gear and certainly not Top Gear. Mike Brewer and Edd China's partnership began I believe in a show called Auto Trader where Mike helped people find their ideal car in the showroom and Edd either helped people restore their vehicle to have it up for sale or assisted Mike in sorting out myths and common problems of identifying good used cars and getting the best out of the buck. This was, perhaps the all-in-one buyers guide.

Then Wheeler Dealers spun off of it and got technical, totally mech-geek and at the same time honest as well if one can see the initial episodes. It would've been a TRP nightmare if not for Edd who has the unique ability to explain something as complex as car-mechanics in a manner that was so simple and so illustrative that kids could learn it easily. He truly showed that underneath the glitz and glamour of a car body, is simple plumbing, electrical wiring and electronic circuitry. He is the mechanic of mechanics and his flair for solving problems on the cheap and using moderation and restraint in repairs is a far cry from the real-world mechanics.

The series got ruined the second they set foot in America and set-up shop there, it was fine till the day Mike simply procured vehicles to give to Edd. Here we have 2 blokes from U.K, who all of a sudden have set up a shop in California and are wheeling-dealing out of U.S, making acquisitions that seemed at best "choreographed" and not really showing a sale happening at the end of a few episodes, this to me showed that these two became the puppets of the producers and had no decision making powers of their own.

Like all shows, this one had to taper off as well, and its good that Edd didn't buy into the nonsense. He should just have his own mega-garage back in U.K and help thousands of car owners solve their issues, we all know he was born for it and people will pay even triple just for his orange gloves to create magic on their car.
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Today I visited the Classic car & Restoration show in Birmingham. Very interesting. Talk of these three show days, Mike and Ed.

https://www.facebook.com/MrWheelerDe...4463572543441/

We bumped into them and listened to a couple of their public appearances. Everybody very polite and professional wishing the other guy all the best and looking forward to a making something new.

Apparently Mike, his wife and daughter have been getting death threats over this break up. Ridiculous, Ed put an excellent comment on his Youtube page.

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Some piccies I took yesterday at the Classic Car & Restoration show in Birmingham, UK.

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You can read some more, especially on Mike and Antís live performance at the bottom of this thread:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/diy-do...ml#post4174943 (My Car Hobby: A lot of fiddling, and some driving too! Jaguar XJR, Mercedes W123 & Alfa Romeo Spider)

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Here you can watch Mike and Ant. This is an edited version as the total live shows were a full half hour. Still interesting to hear his perspective



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I used to watch the Mike and Edd Duo diligently.
Edd always came out trumps with his superb restorations.
How I wish we could have an Edd out here in India!
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