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Glow-worm
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Vintage Voltage is a television programme that follows the conversion of classic cars from their original combustion  engine power to running on electricity.

In the United Kingdom it is showing on the Quest channel.

I thought this thread could be used to discuss the episodes as they are shown.

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Posted : 28/06/2020 12:18 am
Clive Pigeon
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Forgive my ignorance but what is the Quest channel? I have a Freeview television, can I get Quest?

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Posted : 28/06/2020 1:00 pm
Glow-worm
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According to Wikipedia the current channel numbers for Quest are:

Freeview
Channel 12
Channel 76 (+1)
Channel 114 (HD)

Freesat
Channel 167 (SD/HD)
Channel 168 (+1)
Channel 172 (SD)

Sky
Channel 144 (SD/HD)
Channel 244 (+1)
Channel 831 (SD)

Virgin
Channel 169 (HD)
Channel 213 (+1)

Quest moved on Freeview a few months ago so might move again sometime.

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Posted : 29/06/2020 3:08 pm
TRG
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Vintage Voltage is available on Amazon Prime Video through Motortrend.

https://www.amazon.com/Vintage-Voltage-Season-1/dp/B085RGKTNT

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Posted : 29/06/2020 3:18 pm
Toby
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I watched it on Dplay. What is the point of converting a vintage car into an EV? The bloke spent a load of money on a classic VW Karmann Ghia and then threw another £30,000 on the electric conversion only to end up with a car that car lost all of its authenticity. What a waste of money. I don't think I will be watching the rest of the series.

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Posted : 29/06/2020 4:12 pm
TRG
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Posted by: @toby

I watched it on Dplay. 

What is Dplay?

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Posted : 29/06/2020 4:27 pm
Orsan Cart
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Posted by: @toby

only to end up with a car that car lost all of its authenticity. 

Looks like the "Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA)" agrees.

They say:

“In FIVA’s view, vehicles so converted cease to be historic vehicles, unless they are subject only to ‘in period’ changes.”

And:

“Hence if any owner, motor engineer or manufacturer chooses to make such conversions to a historic vehicle, FIVA would strongly recommend that any changes are reversible, with all the original components marked and safely stored. In this way, the vehicle may – if so desired in the future – be returned to its original state and may once again become a historic vehicle.”

Quotes taken from the article "EV conversions slammed by classic car experts" on Autocar.

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Posted : 29/06/2020 4:54 pm
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Posted by: @toby

I watched it on Dplay. 

What is Dplay?

Dplay is the online catch up service for the Quest channel and several other British TV channels. Here is the link https://www.dplay.co.uk/show/vintage-voltage

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Posted : 29/06/2020 6:19 pm
Orsan Cart
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I have watched all the episodes of vintage voltage shown so far and think it is becoming predictable. Pretty much the same thing happens every week, just with a different make of car.

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Posted : 30/07/2020 12:48 pm