My Station wagon and I will be on TV!

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  1. zzzizxz

    zzzizxz Well-Known Member

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    Great news everyone!



    In the beginning of January, I found a post on Reddit that said that Discover Channel was looking for cars for a new TV series.

    It is a bit like Antiques Roadshow, only with cars, and they were looking for cars with interesting stories. They specified a few times that they were more interested in the story of the car than the condition.



    While I don't know the story of my car before I bought it, I do know that it wasn't driven all that much, seeing as how it was only driven 107,000 miles in thirty-two years. I've put almost 60,000 miles on it in just the five years I've owned it!

    I like to think that with it's previous owners, it was stuck around town, never getting to feel the open road.

    Once I bought it though, it had a second chance. An opportunity to experience it's life the way it was meant to live. Taking road trips! In five years, it has visited 30 states, seen almost every state east of the Mississippi, and been to countless national, state, and local parks. To have a new owner with a new young family, an a new lease on life.



    THAT is a story worth telling, in my opinion, so I filled out the application and sent it in.



    A few days later, I got an email asking for a short phone interview. I passed that, because they asked for a longer Skype interview. About a week after that, I learned I had made it to the second to last round.

    Friday, Feb 9th, I got the final call. I'm headed to CALIFORNIA!!



    They told me they would ship the Station Wagon out to Los Angeles before I get there. Then, they would fly me out. The day after I arrive would be the filming day, and I would fly back on the third day.



    While I am excited to be able to get on a TV show with the wagon, I was even more excited about having the car in California. I really wanted to be able to drive it home, as we would be able to visit more states.

    I asked them if they would let me drive it home. They initially said no, but after talking with a supervisor, they changed their mind and said I could drive it home!



    With that news, I will fly the kids out with me, and we will drive back together. My wife will be able to fly out with us, and drive with us through all the interesting parts of the trip. Tentatively, she will fly home from Colorado Springs, while the kids and I drive through the flat-lands.)



    I'm always looking for new and interesting routes and road trip ideas, even when I don't have a specific trip in mind. One of the routes I had recently learned about was US route 50. I knew it was one of the roads here in Cincinnati, but I didn't know anything more about it. I was reading an article about it, and learned that it is one of the first transcontinental highways in the U.S. It runs from Ocean City, MD, to Sacramento, CA.



    I decided that since we were starting in California, the most interesting way to get home would be to drive US 50 from Sacramento to Cincinnati, so that's the plan.



    We will fly out to LA on February 27, filming will be the 28th, and on March 1st, we will start the drive.



    This past Saturday, Feb 17th, the truck showed up to pick up the car.

    Not only is it going to California, but it is traveling in luxury! I was not expecting this truck to show up, that's for sure!


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    Awesome, let us know when the episode will air on tv.
     
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    Congrats
    Now really how cool is this, Fly out with the Kids, be on TV and then drive home, they will tell their grand children about this adventure.
     
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    zzzizxz Well-Known Member

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    Thank you! The show is supposed to be in the May lineup, and I'm not sure which episode I will be on. I'm assuming they will tell me, and I will definitely let everyone know!
     
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    ModelT1 Still Lost in the 50's

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    :thumbs2::clap::1st::character0182::chirp:
     
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    Are you warming up your tee-vee, already, Sir?
     
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    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    That is really neat. I kind of wish I would have seen that original post on Reddit.
    I'm looking forward to reading about how it all turned out and seeing the episode.
    Good luck!
     
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    ModelT1 Still Lost in the 50's

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    Let us know when it will be on and I'll warm up the Tee Vee.:thumbs2:
     
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    how awesome! Congrads. Take some warm clithes, for California it is freezing here, low 30's to 40 at night!!! On way to Sacramento drive Hwy 101 , not Hwy 5. Great scenery and stops-such as the Madonna Inn at San Luis Obispo, Hearst Castle plus etc. The Monterey and 17 mile drive. Enjoy!
     
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    Sounds like the kind of thing you could do, Jeremiah.....
     
  13. OrthmannJ

    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    Well, I do think that my car has a neat history/story.
     
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    zzzizxz Well-Known Member

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    Well,
    We made it home!
    No definite word on when the show will air. They guess either Summer of Fall lineup. I'll keep you all posted.

    If you are interested in seeing some pictures, you can see them here.

    https://imgur.com/a/PWyUb
     
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    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    I checked out your photos. Looks like you had an amazing adventure! I'm looking forward to seeing your car on TV.
     

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