Kiwi-made Paddock Hacks TV show trailer (+video)

October 28th, 2010 by Darren Cottingham

There appears to be a growing number crazy kiwi blokes out there getting into paddock hacking. But what exactly is this paddock hacking all about? Well, it involves taking an old crapper car, getting it running again, stripping it down, then racing it like it’s stolen through paddocks and various unchecked terrain until it’s completely busted. Sounds like fun right? Well plenty of us seem to think so and that’s why we are the first nation in the world to have a TV show dedicated to paddock hacks.

While it is just a pilot at this stage, the first trailer for Paddock Hacks has been revealed online and it’s already gathering global interest. At this stage much is unknown about the show, like the racing format and regulations but also how exactly thrashing old japanese cars through paddocks can make good viewing for a whole TV season. But it can’t be any worse than Shortland Street and for now, the preview trailer is pretty awesome and somehow makes you proud to be a kiwi.

Check out the teaser video below and be sure to let us know your thoughts on paddock hacking and this new TV Show in the comments section. Continue reading “Kiwi-made Paddock Hacks TV show trailer (+video)” »

U.K.’s Fifth Gear TV show cancelled

October 20th, 2009 by Darren Cottingham

Fifth Gear TV show

According to the British press, TV program Fifth Gear, the main competitor of the automotive show Top Gear, has come to an end. Apparently, the last season of Fifth Gear attracted just one million viewers which forced channel Five to cancel it. The information has been confirmed by Vicki Butler-Henderson, one of the hosts of Fifth Gear. The cancelation marks the end to a show that was itself launched out of the cancelation of the original Top Gear back in 2001.

An inside source said the end of Fifth Gear was not dictated by budget cuts, but by the fact the show did not make it into the top 30 most watched shows on channel Five. This had a significantly negative impact on the advertising revenue of the show.

Fifth Gear was launched seven years ago and although Channel Five was happy with the show it’s time to try something new.