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.
Forgive my ignorance but what is the Quest channel? I have a Freeview television, can I get Quest?
According to Wikipedia the current channel numbers for Quest are:
Channel 76 (+1)
Channel 114 (HD)
Channel 167 (SD/HD)
Channel 168 (+1)
Channel 172 (SD)
Channel 144 (SD/HD)
Channel 244 (+1)
Channel 831 (SD)
Channel 169 (HD)
Channel 213 (+1)
Quest moved on Freeview a few months ago so might move again sometime.
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.
I watched it on Dplay.
What is Dplay?
only to end up with a car that car lost all of its authenticity.
Looks like the "Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA)" agrees.
“In FIVA’s view, vehicles so converted cease to be historic vehicles, unless they are subject only to ‘in period’ changes.”
“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.”
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.