This weeks special release interview is with great friend of the show Dennis Pittsenbarger (he was last on in Episode 123). Dennis is a veteran radio show host and big time “car dork” that cannot help but get his hands dirty on anything automotive. His specialty is paint and body and he has been featured in Hot Rod magazine articles doing just that. Dennis is loud, boisterous, and high energy which is what attracts peoples attention. This attention and automotive knowledge has garnered him a TV show on the Discovery Network called “Highway To Sell!”
Dennis explained Highway to Sell as a way to see a real car get built. The cars on the show will not be the extremely highline “Chip Foose” style cars seen on other shows, these will be normal nice restorations like what you may see in your neighbors garage. He also said you are going to see the screw ups too, just as you’d see in any real restoration..
The premise of the show is that Dennis and Slick approach car owners with an offer to restore their car. The catch is the owner only retains a 25% share of the vehicle and have an opportunity to buy the car back at auction with the 25% as a discount. This lets the former car owner decide if they actually want it after the restoration is done, or do they want a cut of the cash.
Dennis said they have six shows in the can and it took them eighty days to film them. He mentioned that he took eight days off work during that time, then admitted that he went back and worked on cars even on his days off.
Thanks for the interview Dennis, see you Monday night September 1st!
This interview sponsored by our pals at National Parts Depot – your premier source for muscle car restoration parts!