Not bad, but more entertainment than enlightenment
Norman Repacholi | Melbourne, Australia | 06/03/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I would still recommend this dvd to anyone who got into the 'Rides' series or enjoys watching American Chopper. However, it's just not quite all up there, the dvd doesn't run continuously - the show is broken up by the 'overhaulin' logo coming up (in preparation for some commercials) then kicks straight back in with a recap on most occasions...to me this detracts from the overall viewing experience, because it just breaks the continuity of the show and doesn't let you get completely into it.
The special features are an excellent addition and add some more enjoyment hours to what is still a pretty good dvd. The concept of tricking the mark, and tricking out the car is fine, but I just wish more time was spent on the actual build and why specific products are being used (other than for the reason they were donated by the respective companies for some product placement advertisements). That's where my 'too much entertainment' comes in The overriding factor in this production is the work/designs of Chip Foose which warrant a complete series in themselves and in Overhaulin' represent the enlightenment. I'm sure i wouldn't be the only one to part with money so see a number of chip foose creations go from concept to completion.
Anyway, i'm digressing...I'd give it 5 stars, but the quasi add breaks spoil it a little. If this sort of thing doesn't bother you then consider this a 5 star rating"
Juan P. Verdiquio | 02/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am from Argentina and I own a restoration Garage, let me tell you the guys that work on that show are very good profesionals. They do, great restorations with just some minor touches of excentricity. If you love cars, this is a MUST show, just sit down in front of the TV and enjoy the best rides ever.
Paulo Mello | Brazil | 03/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This set of DVDs were very, very nice. I hope the next season they show more details on customizing the cars.