Speed Makers Profiles Guys Who Build Speed
Thursday, March 24 at 8 PM and 11 PM EST
Friday, March 25 at 8 AM
Friday, April 8 at 10 PM
Check you local listings.
Speed Channel debuts an all-new show called Speedmakers. Produced by Michael Hoff productions, the same guys who brought your Ultimate Factories and Megastructures, this episode focuses on Factory Five customers who build and race their cars.
“Episode 2: MEGA Kits
Can’t afford a $1,200,000 Ferrari Enzo, a 25 million Learjet or a radical speedboat or exotic watercraft? Well, if you’re handy with tools, and have a modest nutshell stashed away, you may be in luck! For a fraction of the cost of those “if you gotta ask you can’t afford it” dream toys, you can build your own dream machine. Thanks to the wonderful world of kits, if it’s worth lusting after, chances are it’s available as a “build-it-yourself.” Factory Five says “Forget Ferrari!” They help you build a world-class supercar in your garage with their custom kits. Want to live out your “TOP GUN” fantasy? With $500,000 and the ViperJet MKII kit, you can build your own personal “fighter jet.” If you dig the idea of catching BIG air, then get a load of the $85,000 Universal Hovercraft UH-19XRW Hoverwing. This ground-effect amphibious vehicle (AKA hovercraft) flies two to six feet above the water. And you won’t even need a pilot’s license!” – SpeedTV.com
These guys were here at Factory Five last fall and we did some really fun performance driving videos with them with the GTM and the Mk4 Roadster. Should be a fun episode. The schedule is 9 PM for Top Fuel Dragsters and 10 PM for Megakits (that’s us!). You can log onto the Speed Channel’s website and vote for which episode you want to watch (hint: vote for Mega Kits).
We’ve done some pretty fun broadcast shows in the last year or so. If you can’t wait until Thursday, here’s a link to the latest of episode of HorsePower TV featuring the Factory Five ’33 Hot Rod Coyote engine install. You can watch the whole episode online.