Remember that car show we rambled on about some months ago? Well, the first episodes of ‘The Car Years‘, presented by Vicki Butler-Henderson and Alex Riley are finally about to grace our screens on 7th May with a double bill on ITV4.
The show which happens to be sponsored by the very friendly Footman James outfit will endeavour to celebrate some of the most important cars in our illustrious automotive history.
A double-bill helping of the show will be given a prime-time evening slot from 8 pm – 9 pm on the 7th May 2019. This will be the initial episode of a scheduled six challenges where presenters VBH and the rather dubiously dressed Mr Riley set out on individual missions in a bid to ‘sell’ what they deem to be the most outstanding car in 1964.
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The classic battle begins with the effervescent Vicki standing her ground in the usual 70s platform boots, stating her ‘cast iron’ case for the iconic Porsche 911 while the deluded Alex seems to dream an American ‘straight-line’ muscle car should be victorious and fights the corner of the legendary Ford Mustang.
Only one car can win, and adjudication comes in the form of three expert judges. A panel of famous faces and industry experts join the show’s cast, each doubling up as an expert commentator and helping tell the stories and backgrounds behind the stand-out cars.
The first episode sees Quentin Willson, presenter and journalist; Chris Routledge, Managing Director of leading auction house Coys and ex-Top Gear and current The Grand Tour script editor Richard Porter make the big decision on whether the 911 or the Mustang win.
Official trailer for the show:
Episode Two 8.30pm – 9.00pm
The second instalment will begin directly after the first at 8.30pm – 9.00pm and involves the presenters choosing a supercar which was born in 1984, but sums up that the decade in which it was built.
Vicki opts for the beastly turbo-powered Group B Ford RS200 while Alex champions Miami Vice and peoples favourite the beautiful Ferrari Testarossa. The winning car is chosen once again by Chris Routledge and Richard Porter this time joined by former F1 star, journalist and broadcaster Karun Chandhok on the expert panel.
Footman James Managing Director, David Bond explained:
“Vicki, Alex and the rest of the presenting team make the show. The programme has the right balance of learning about what makes these iconic cars special and the stories behind how they came to life, delivered with beautiful photography and humour. I challenge everyone to watch the first episode and not head straight to the classifieds.”