Some important things Richard Hammond has to keep in mind for his new workshop
Since there totally weren't enough posts about Hammond's workshop over the last weeks here's another one
Searching for the right co-presenters
Some of you might not have known, but Richard Hammond is not a tall man. In his new TV series however he'll have to look heroic so people trust him to fix cars. This is why it is very important that the co-presenters aren't much taller than Hammond, and I'd say the crew succeeded at this. Coincidentally the people they chose seem to be quite good mechanics too which might come in handy.
Searching for the right cars
Now, there has been an enormous amount of suggestions for cars Hammond should restore recently, but I haven't seen one that suggested the most important car to be rescued. In the Top Gear episode where the presenters tried to grow their own gasoline, the Renault Espace convertible they had made earlier somehow got hit by a mobile studio and seemed to have suffered quite badly from that. You might think that the car isn't worth being restored because it never really worked in the first place and even set a car wash on fire. However, it is a four door convertible, so if Hammond and his new repair gang restore it in a proper way you'll be able to ride around in lots of style and will have enough space to take all the other stylish people of your town with you.
Choosing the right location
This is always important for any show. If you want to film elephants and lions, it's not a good idea to film your TV show in the center of London or Munich, unless you don't mind a weird man with a red nose and colorful hair running through the picture all the time. The same is the case for filming interesting classics, you will probably not find those on top of Mount Blanc or at the bottom of the Red Sea. A better place to film the show then would be a field, because from time to time mainly older men come their with their old cars. If Hammond makes himself very small which shouldn't be hard, he can secretly sneak towards one of those and maybe 'lend' it for his show.
Finding the right parts
Many people who restore or modify classics can get to the point of having a classic to work on fairly easily, but mess up when it comes to the new parts they'll give the car. Especially the wheels seem to be a problem zone here, you won't have to search long before finding a classic car in perfect condition that's ruined by having ugly rims. This might seem like a little detail, but it's actually a very important styling item and if it doesn't look good everybody will be unhappy, as the shocking depiction underneath demonstrates. In contrast to that, there's the same scene but with beautiful stock rims fitted to the classic car which is proven to result in a much happier atmosphere.
If you are Richard Hammond or belong to the crew that films the new show, you're welcome for these helpful tips, if you're not then sorry for literally wasting your time. But remember: Stock wheels are the source of joy and success.