UKTV has commissioned brand new UKTV Original, Lazy Boy Garage (10×30′), for its award-winning entertainment channel Dave.
The series, which is produced by October Films, follows three best friends into the world of international car ‘flipping’ – where cars are quickly resold for profit – at Roadhouse Motor Co. in Stamford, Lincolnshire.
Dubbed ‘lazy boys’ because they don’t leave the garage, motoring journalists Jonny Smith and Tom ‘Wookie’ Ford, and garage owner Tim Glover, hunt down classic car wrecks from across the world to do up and sell for fortunes to international buyers. The team rely on social media and a network of international fixers to aid them in their hunt for valuable vehicles.
From Ford Cortinas preserved in the Spanish heat to Russian camper vans in Vladivostok, the Lazy Boy Garage will stop at nothing to discover the best hidden motors on the globe, but every buy carries a risk. Complicated logistics, unreliable car quality and unexpected costs leave the team nervously awaiting the arrival of their new buy as it’s shipped thousands of miles, wondering ‘Is it rust… or gold dust?’.
Lazy Boy Garage has been ordered for Dave by UKTV director of commissioning, Richard Watsham and UKTV genre general manager, Steve North. The series is produced by October Films and commissioned by UKTV’s commissioning editor, Joe McVey.
UKTV’s Joe McVey said, “My history of buying used cars is patchy at best, so I really wanted to commission this show to learn how to avoid making any more costly mistakes. Watching a vintage VW in a ball of flames on the hard shoulder of the M40 is a mistake you only want to make once and hopefully one that Dave viewers will never have to make!”
Gareth Cornick, Executive Producer for October said; “It might seem ridiculous, but by using the internet and never leaving the garage to bring in the cars and the parts, the Lazy Boys are giving us a master-class in ‘How to – and not to – buy and sell cars’. For the viewers it will be an exciting, fun, eye-opening show that the Boys hope might inspire a new generation of car flippers!”
Dave channel director, Luke Hales, said; “We have a long history of brilliant motoring shows on Dave and this is no exception – the cars the Lazy Boy Garage team are finding are out of this world – or at least out of this country. We hope the Dave viewers enjoy following the team as they hustle to hunt down, restore and sell-on some brilliant cars.”
Lazy Boy Garage will TX on Dave in February 2019 and will also be available on UKTV Play. It follows the announcement of more brand new UKTV Originals coming to Dave in 2019, including Hurricane Man, Expedition With Steve Backshall, Hypothetical with Josh Widdicombe and James Acaster, and new series of Yianni: Supercar Customiser, the award-winning Taskmaster, and scripted comedy Porters.