(11-23-2017) – All things change. The seasons, the cars in your garage, and yes….especially those shows on your TV. Remember when Shelly Long left “Cheers” on NBC and Kirstie Alley replaced her? No one knew who Kirsty was, but she became so popular, the show lasted another NINE seasons!! When Edd China left Wheeler Dealers after an incredible run, shocked fans turned their anger, on his affable co-host Mike Brewer. The Twitter trolls came out and rained their discontent on Mike, Velocity and anyone else who dared disagree that letting Edd leave was sacrilidge! It got pretty brutal. Enter Ant Anstead, a pretty popular car show host in the UK who entered this crap storm and not only survived it, but put his own touches on the WD franchise, and frankly….made it better. Different, but better. Don’t get me wrong, we still love Edd (and hope to have him on a future TAC) but Ant is a good guy, a good car guy….and as we found out at SEMA 2017 in Las Vegas this year, he’s pretty funny and entertaining!! He and Mike are a great team, breathing some new life into WD!! The guys tell us about their first wheels…the little known nicknames they gave their first cars, could Wheeler Dealers return to the UK for some shows? How did Ant find out he was being offered the gig to be Edd’s replacement, and how he already knew about the opening! Listen to them below….and see if you agree with me (or don’t). I’d love to read your responses.
ONE OTHER NOTE : we now have TWO accounts on iTunes….one for the new episodes on radio.com (#94 and up) and our Talking About Cars “Classic”….(#93 and earlier)….