UKTV orders car ‘flipping’ series for Dave

UKTV has commissioned new original Lazy Boy Garage for entertainment channel Dave.

The series, which is produced by October Films, follows three best friends into the world of international car ‘flipping’ – where cars are revamped and resold for profit.

Based at Roadhouse Motor Co. in Stamford, Lincolnshire, motoring journalist Jonny Smith, Top Gear Magazine Editor Tom ‘Wookie’ Ford and garage owner Tim Glover, seek out classic car wrecks to transform into lucrative deals with international buyers.

The title was ordered for Dave by UKTV director of commissioning Richard Watsham, UKTV genre general manager, Steve North, and UKTV’s commissioning editor Joe McVey.

Lazy Boy Garage will TX on Dave in February 2019 and will also be available on UKTV Play.

McVey said: “My history of buying used cars is patchy at best, so I really wanted to commission this show to learn how to avoid making any more costly mistakes. Watching a vintage VW in a ball of flames on the hard shoulder of the M40 is a mistake you only want to make once and hopefully one that Dave viewers will never have to make!”

Gareth Cornick, executive producer for October said: “It might seem ridiculous, but by using the internet and never leaving the garage to bring in the cars and the parts, the Lazy Boys are giving us a master-class in ‘How to – and not to – buy and sell cars’. For the viewers it will be an exciting, fun, eye-opening show that the Boys hope might inspire a new generation of car flippers!”

Dave channel director, Luke Hales, added: “We have a long history of brilliant motoring shows on Dave and this is no exception – the cars the Lazy Boy Garage team are finding are out of this world – or at least out of this country. We hope the Dave viewers enjoy following the team as they hustle to hunt down, restore and sell-on some brilliant cars.”


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