DVD Review: American Restoration Collection Two
There are a lot of reality TV shows now that deal in some way with old and interesting antiques, and American Restoration has to be one of the best, primarily because they deal in making dreams come true. Rather than being about haggling over the price of something you’ve found picking through someone’s garage, or about destroying dreams by telling a punter that their rare find is a copy in a dodgy pawn shop, Rick Dale’s job is to take people’s treasure and restore it to original condition, turning a rusty piece of junk into a feature object for a man cave.
And not only that, but Rick is (well, he’s portrayed at least) as a likable, down to earth, genuine guy. His crew of restorers are a funny bunch that enjoy playing practical jokes, and they always know the history of the piece they are restoring.
Whilst the show is so obviously scripted, the antiques and restorations are real, and the process is often breath-taking.
From your standard rusty coke machine to a mule drawn petrol tanker, the projects in this collection range from $600 to $10,000, and each and every punter walks away more than happy with the craftsmanship employed.
It’s a fascinating and humourous show that the entire family can enjoy.
Rating: PG Coarse language.