He tells it like it is. No mater what the commercials try to tell you nobody looked forward to the next issue of Motor Trend. We were not the engineers and re-designers that the Fantomworks staff is, but I was always reminded of the care and dedication. Every week old cars come with new obstacles including irate car owners, personality clashes, cost over-runs, parts problems and walkouts. Seems like every time a channel that specializes in automobiles is taken over, the new channel management has their head up their asses about what shows to keep and who to cancel. Dan brought back happy memories of a youth long gone. Several of the cars Dan has done were cars that my extended family once owned.
Every car has a story, but if you can't prove to Dan that you truly care about your car and want The Job done right then he won't accept your business. For instant unique whips bolt on crap. The episode that featured the beautiful white 59 impala was absolutely ridiculous. I really like this show. I will discontinue watching this channel! Short was ready to call it quits. I retired in 2011 and this show is one of the only ones that catches my attention due to doing the restorations properly. Where to countdown FantomWorks air dates? The guys do the work and sometimes sweat and get dirty doing it.
Start to finish it presented the beginning to end process with customer, work needed and what it cost. Hopefully Motor Trend will reconsider. I will truly miss Fantomworks, Dan and his talented team. One of the only reasons I was watching your channel was for fantomworks!! Real folks can actually go there and able to afford to do it. Please rethink this decision and bring this great show back! Dan is a real stand up,no nonsense straight shooter. As an auto tech this show delivers on many levels and goes into some depth on the how to get things repaired right. From what he said in the letter he posted, it was a major pain in the ass having those camera and sound guys all over the place, and it was having an adverse effect on his crew and his business, and it had been going on for years.
Best wishes for the future and keep it salty. Fantomworks is my favorite car show. All good things come to an end and all that… I totally agree! All the current re-runs and remaining shows sucketh. Of all the car shows this is the one I will miss most. The story lines flow so evenly and the employees are very entertaining.
Congratulations cancelling Fantomworks is a good start to destroying your network. Dan Short is a real guy, a real Vet and a great leader and hands on kind of guy. Attention to detail, the entire process from start to finish, attention to detail, dealing with problems they run into… The list goes on! Grearheads love to see the nuts and bolts on automotive reality shows but its getting harder and harder to find anything but fluff. Unless Motortrend is replacing Fantom works. Motortrend… I stopped subscribing to your magazine in my teens…. Sad to see they are canceling the show, one of the few I like to watch.
Would I want to work for Dan, maybe not, but I would have his shop work on my cars. Whoever decided to cancel FantomWorks has the intellectual agility of a small soap dish. I really enjoy a number of shows on Velocity. Just my luck- the very best show on Motor Trend gets canceled! This is not a good start for the new motortrend network. Real honest straight forward people that have a great diverse crew that does great work at a reasonable price.
I anxiously await the new season each year. There are currently no shows where the real car enthusiast can learn and attempt a build on a realistic budget. Fantom works is one of the better shows. All we can hope for is that someone starts a new network and brings back some of this programming. . Please bring them back and cancel Graveyard instead.
When will be FantomWorks next episode air date? One look at this site and anybody could see how popular the show was. And now the morons at motortrend have canceled it. When Motorweek took over Velocity Channel I knew they would ruin the the content of it by pushing the the Motortrend brand…which is why no one reads their magazine or should I say auto parts and auto ad magazine…Famtomworks was the first show I watched on Velocity which made me tune into other shows. Very disappointed your show is not continuing but wish you all the best. FantomWorks was one of the good ones, showed how problems can occur and be resolved and the pitfalls buyers face when inspecting classic cars prior to purchase. Somebody will know what show i mean.
Fantomworks covered as much of the restoration process as they could in 60 minutes. I'm 71 yrs old and I started driving a 1955 Desoto in 1964. Cancelling FantomWorks is a really stupid move. I even figured out the labor rate so when they pulled out the bill with the parts cost, I could figure out how much a quality A1 restoration really cost. You got so many other stupid car shows on there that you could take off!! In FantomWorks, restoration expert Dan Short and his team only have a heart for those who genuinely love their cars. I hope another network will pick up Fantomworks. I agree with not watching the car shows who cares about all that.