As others stated, SPEED turned to crap when it switched from Speedvision.
I am wondering if us canadians will get Velocity TV or if we already have access to it?
I miss the days of CBS coverage of NASCAR with Benny Parsons and Ned Jarrett.
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If any motor show, regardless of its network affiliation, that is supposedly aimed at an audience interested in motor sports goes to the macho or just plain stupid guy reality show toilet searching for an audience or starts wasting everyone's time with endless banter by boring talking heads doing what amounts to infomercials I change sports and go 'surfing'. If I can't find the remote quick enough to mute or switch channels I start yelling - SHUT THE F... UP! So many of these shows make the vehicle a prop rather than the star .
I'll occasionally watch some of the auction shows [when completely bored] but with the sound off so I needn't listen to the hamster brain commentators or the 'floor rats' trying to intimidate the bidders to spend more foolishly .
There is plenty of actual racing captured on video each year that would make a weekly motor show a success. Such a show could co-exist with the rest of the crap being sold as motor shows these days. The question is, who's going to sponsor and then air it?
Last edited by Rowayton; 10-04-2012 at 08:37 AM.
I still don't understand what everyone is complaining about with Speed and their programming. Here is this Saturday's line up and being fall and the end of many race series for the year it's one of the slower ones.
It has 4.5 hours of F1
4 hours of building type shows
10.5 hours of Nascar coverage
3 hour of other race stuff (Monterey, All-American Victory, etc)
2 hours of infomercials
Yes, Nascar is just under half of the programming on this day but set your DVR for the other 11.5 hours of car related shows. If you go back to earlier this summer there are other big chunks like Grand Am that will add another 3 hours of non Nascar programming. Bunch of babies in here.
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