About the Show
Tim Shaw and Fuzz Townshend employ graft, mechanical expertise and tender loving care to restore rusty but much-loved old motors to their former glory for their surprised owners
Series 1 Summary
The British have always had a love affair with their cars, but when life gets too busy or problematic, sometimes the relationship can get a little rusty. That's where the Car S.O.S team steps in.
Meet car enthusiast and TV presenter Tim Shaw and master mechanic Fuzz Townshend as they join forces to rescue rusty classic vehicles from their garage prisons.
Employing grease, graft, mechanical expertise and a little tender loving care, the petrol-head pair undertake a series of dramatic automobile interventions across the UK, returning some much-loved old motors to their former glory by transforming them, inside and out.
In goes a dusty, tarnished mess and out comes a shiny restored automobile, just in time to hand the keys back to the shocked owner.
Episode 1 - Cosworth in Crisis
TV presenter Tim Shaw and master mechanic Fuzz Townshend come to the rescue of Darren's 1986 Ford Cosworth, which was neglected after a family tragedy.
Episode 2 - Beetle Mania
Fuzz and Tim attempt to renovate 'Boris', a Volkswagen Beetle that may once have been a beauty but soon found itself rusting in the garage.
Episode 3 - Phoenix Jeep
Tim and Fuzz embark on a rapid renovation project to surprise Dick Masters, the owner of a US Army Jeep that survived World War II only to be damaged in an arson attack.
Episode 4 - Fiat Fiasco
Tim and Fuzz meet Jeremy, who lost his wife and was unable to work after a car accident. Can they end Jeremy's bad luck and give his Fiat Spider the makeover it so desperately needs?
Episode 5 - Anglia Angels
Fuzz and Tim encounter the Hutchings-Clarke family, who all drive Ford Anglias except James, whose own model doesn't even have an engine. Will the guys manage to restore it?
Episode 6 - The Rover's Return
Rover-lover Steve's health issues have ended his dreams of renovating his 1972 P6. Can Tim and Fuzz beat the odds and save Steve's beloved car?
Episode 7 - Triumph of the Stag
Tim and Fuzz head to Portsmouth on a mission to rescue injured former navy diver Morgan's 1976 Triumph Stag and, hopefully, put a smile back on his face.
Episode 8 - Austin Re-Powered
Fuzz and Tim visit Suffolk to secretly restore a charismatic but worn-out 1928 Austin 12 Tourer - 'a mobster's car' as Tim puts it.
Despite its many problems, the duo are confident that they can repair this grand old dame of the road.
Episode 9 - Zodiac Come Back
Tim and Fuzz head to Norfolk to revive an ageing Ford Zodiac.
They plan to help the owner get behind the wheel of his beloved car for the first time in 20 years, but tensions soon arise when Fuzz changes the paintwork back to the original colour scheme.
Episode 10 - Lotus Flowers
Fuzz and Tim are off to Warwickshire to spruce up a 1970 Lotus Elan, whose ex-racing driver owner has a painful spinal injury that has prevented him from maintaining the vehicle.
Car S.O.S synopsis
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