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nakman
01-27-2014, 07:09 PM
This just in...


My name is Scott Goldstein and I am a Casting Director for the company behind the hit car show Top Gear. I am writing you because we are currently casting a brand new series and we are searching for outgoing, fun loving car enthusiasts!


The shows name is “Mud, Sweat and Gears” and it will give car enthusiasts the ultimate one of a kind experience: to modify and race a car that they design. We are looking for teams of two who will work alongside one another in order create and drive their kick ass car!


I am writing you with the hopes you may be able to email this information out your club members, or post it on your Facebook page. I think this is an opportunity that anyone passionate about cars would love!


Attached is a flyer with all the shows casting information. We are doing interviews now, and are set to begin filming in the next two months. If any of your clubs members are interested they must respond to the information asked for in the flyer ASAP. The great thing is we are interviewing potential teams via Skype. Thus not posing a huge inconvenience to anyone who would like to audition.


If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at anytime.


Thank you so much,




Scott Goldstein Casting Director
BBC Worldwide
O: 323-785-8789
F: 323-785-8776
E: Scott.Goldstein@bbcaproduction.com

MisledYouth
01-27-2014, 07:35 PM
I want in, but if I built something, it wouldn't work.

Squishy!
01-27-2014, 08:14 PM
I want in

Rezarf
01-27-2014, 10:43 PM
I call uncle Ben!

Hulk
01-28-2014, 12:06 AM
I'm thinking Marco.

Rezarf
01-28-2014, 08:15 AM
I'd carry Marco and Kevin's bags to the vent just to be a fly on the wall with those two.

Drew

80Series
01-28-2014, 09:48 AM
Is this thing really legit? Seems a little fishy to me since they ask for so personal information such as name and contact info. I work in the fraud department at a credit union and see similar fraud everyday. Don't get me wrong this really seems like a sweet deal, but whenever it seems too good to be true it always is. Plus it doesn't seems like there is anything from BBC or anything I can find online stating this is legitimate. Just my 2 cents.

Hulk
01-28-2014, 11:02 AM
I found a discussion online about this (from 2012):
When they film the Top Gear shows here at the old El Toro base, all the emails I get for audience stuff is gmail as well. From being at the productions, it sounds like BBC is funding/producing the american version but the production company is a US outfit. None of the releases or stuff you sign has BBC listed on it anywhere. That's pretty much true of any TV show. Very few if any are produced by the actual network that broadcasts it.
I'm betting it's legit. It probably wouldn't be a risk to contact them, at least.

AxleIke
01-28-2014, 12:22 PM
I want in.

AxleIke
01-28-2014, 12:22 PM
I'll send them an email.

AxleIke
01-28-2014, 12:26 PM
Just sent it off.

AxleIke
01-28-2014, 12:30 PM
And, already a response:

The show would film for a total of 4 days in Southern California. Travel, hotel, meals and a small per diem will be provided. We are filming during the months of March and April.

We are looking for teams of two who are capable of doing modifications to a vehicle as well as being able to then race it.

If you have any additional questions please feel free to give me a call.

AxleIke
01-28-2014, 12:36 PM
So, Kevin and Marco, since you have been deemed the two designers/fabbers/racers, what say you??!!!

You know you want to do it!!!! :D:D:D:D:D:D

rover67
01-29-2014, 11:18 AM
Whoa sweet, I'll check it out today!

Isaac did you write down a 2nd? Kevin?

AxleIke
01-29-2014, 01:59 PM
No, I didn't apply, I just asked about it. I can't do it anyway, I'll be out of town for all of march and the first part of april. You and Kevin should apply is what everyone is saying.

Brucker
02-05-2014, 12:26 PM
So has anyone else actually interviewed with them or even applied?

Brucker
02-21-2014, 04:07 PM
So has anyone else actually interviewed with them or even applied?

Anyone?

Fishy
02-21-2014, 05:38 PM
I can do it.

In the 100....... IFS FTW!

Who's with me? Marco? UB? {crickets.......crickets}

Brucker
02-21-2014, 09:59 PM
I can do it.

In the 100....... IFS FTW!

Who's with me? Marco? UB? {crickets.......crickets}

If you haven't applied yet, I believe it is too late to be considered. Don't quote me on that. Just an assumption.

Was inquiring if anyone else had gotten a call back, an interview, 2nd round back ground check, or even farther in the process?

AxleIke
02-23-2014, 12:25 PM
I inquired, but since it was going to be filmed in March, I couldn't do it.

Brucker
04-04-2014, 12:29 AM
http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/bbc-america-greenlights-unscripted-series-mud-sweat-and-tears-1201122579/


BBC America has given the green light to the new vehicle transformation series “Mud, Sweat and Gears,” hosted by UK car journos Tom ‘Wookie’ Ford and Jonny Smith. The hour-long spot will be produced by BBC Worldwide Productions for BBC America and BBC Worldwide’s new Brit channel.

In each of the eight unscripted episodes, daredevils Ford and Smith both captain a team of two fellow car enthusiasts and are given 24 hours to mutate, supersize or reconstruct ordinary vehicles to compete in stunt challenges.

The series was ordered by BBC America’s general manager Perry Simon and Tracy Forsyth, BBC Worldwide’s VP of commissioning, original content. Nathaniel Grouille serves as exec producer and showrunner alongside exec producer Trice Barto.

“Mud, Sweat and Gears” is set to join BBC America’s “Top Gear”-driven Monday night lineup and will follow the popular car series which, now in its 21st season, which is on target to be its highest rated in the U.S. The new series will be part of a slate of unscripted programming including “Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan,” “The Graham Norton Show” and “Million Dollar Critic.”

In addition to BBC America, “Mud, Sweat and Gears” will be launched across the BBC’s international channels. It is also the first commission to be announced for the new male-skewing factual entertainment channel BBC Brit, set to bow in markets outside of the U.S. this year.

Shooting for “Mud, Sweat and Gears” begins next month in California.

Brucker
04-14-2014, 07:05 PM
Just returned from filming our episode. Had a fantastic time with some awesome hosts and crew. Show should be very entertaining!

Hulk
04-14-2014, 07:40 PM
Just returned from filming our episode. Had a fantastic time with some awesome hosts and crew. Show should be very entertaining!

Cool! Who was on your team?

Brucker
04-14-2014, 11:53 PM
Cool! Who was on your team?

A good buddy of mine who also owns a metal fab shop (non 4x4 related) here in Colorado along the front range.

Brucker
12-10-2014, 08:03 PM
You will have to excuse me, I have been holding this news in for months and am a little excited. A little over 7 months to be exact. And some know that I haven't done a great job at it. But after having to sign a NDA with a HUGE penalty, I figured keeping my mouth shut was for the best. Any way, if you know me, have met me, or have even read anything I have posted online, you can easily see I am good at making an ass outta myself. That and that I LOVE vehicles, of all shapes, sizes, and types. And someone at BBC America thought that would be a perfect combo for an episode of their new car based reality show, "Mud, Sweat, and Gears". Here is a description of the show:


BBC AMERICA’s Mud, Sweat and Gears is a brand new competitive car show which hurtles onto screens in the New Year. Each week hosts Tom ‘Wookie’ Ford and Jonny Smith captain a team of two car nuts and go head-to-head to transform everyday vehicles. They have 24 hours to mutate, supersize and reconstruct – once transformed, the vehicles are raced in three extreme missions involving head-to-head sprints, timed challenges and stunts, lots of stunts. The missions are daring, adventurous, fun, and competitive – and all tied to different episode themes rolling out each week. Mud, Sweat and Gears premieres Monday, January 26 at 10:00pm ET on BBC AMERICA.


And a couple links:

http://www.bbcwpressroom.com/bbc-america/programs/mud-sweat-gears/

http://www.bbcamerica.com/mud-sweat-gears/

I can't really say much still because of the NDA, but I hope to be able to share with you all my full experiences once it has aired. I will say that it was a blast to film, and the two host, Tom Ford and Jonny Smith, were great. And our location for the shoot was downright awesome. It was truly an experience I won't forget. Heck, people all over the world will get to watch me make an idiot of myself. How many can say that?

The episode I will be in is set to air March 9th at 8pm MST. And I hope you will all be able to tune in and get a good laugh at my expense. Can't wait to see how they portray myself and my good buddy who was my teammate. Hopefully not too much like the a..holes we are in real life ;)

I would like to host a small viewing party on the night of the air date, and am searching for a great venue. Needs to have plenty of TV's and access to food and alcohol and be close to Longmont/Boulder area. Anyone know of a decent spot? I was thinking of calling the newish Cinebarre in Louisville to see if they could accommodate. Thinking a movie theater could be a neat setting. Any other thoughts?

Inukshuk
12-10-2014, 09:49 PM
Cool!

"Spy
Season 1 | Episode 7 | Original Airdate: March 9th, 2015 | 10:00PM

Jonny Smith and Tom ‘Wookie’ Ford lead two teams and build their visions of the ultimate spy cars. Jonny, joined by car-crazy fabricators Tino and Aaron from Colorado, is all about the style, power and mystique. Wookie, however, thinks that gadgets rule, which is perfect for his team of high-tech brainiacs Erica and Jeff from San Francisco. They race in three intense spy-themed missions, where Jonny takes the disguise and ambush theme to the extreme!"

http://www.bbcwpressroom.com/bbc-america/programs/mud-sweat-gears/#episodes

rover67
12-10-2014, 09:57 PM
bad arse!! I cant wait to see it!

nakman
12-10-2014, 10:04 PM
That's awesome!!! and yeah, I think getting a Cinebar or similar would be ideal. Or just a bar that is willing to take a break from March Madness..

Brucker
12-11-2014, 01:20 PM
Thanks all. I am very excited to see how it turned out. I should say one thing though, don't believe everything you see on TV. ;)

Brucker
12-17-2014, 12:24 AM
Thanks again guys! :beer: Still searching for a great venue if there are any more ideas!

It was a blast to be a part of. Really wasn't ever nervous. But now I have some butterflies. Never like seeing myself on film.

They finally put the first trailer/commercial for the show on You Tube. I also have the press photos from each episode that I will try and post some of later when I find some more time. But any way, I hope the series turns out half as good as they promise it will. The hosts have a great sense of humor and are all about giving each challenge their very all.

Here is a look at the commercial:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppIw1N2nAA4

Brucker
12-18-2014, 05:45 PM
The second commercial/trailer:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoxwjJhDpuo

Big Cruiser Guy
12-27-2014, 11:18 AM
Is this thing really legit? Seems a little fishy to me since they ask for so personal information such as name and contact info. I work in the fraud department at a credit union and see similar fraud everyday. Don't get me wrong this really seems like a sweet deal, but whenever it seems too good to be true it always is. Plus it doesn't seems like there is anything from BBC or anything I can find online stating this is legitimate. Just my 2 cents.

It's legit. Been in production already. It's on the BBC America website: http://www.bbcamerica.com/mud-sweat-gears/

And Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mud,_Sweat_%26_Gears

And Variety: http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/bbc-america-greenlights-unscripted-series-mud-sweat-and-tears-1201122579/

Brucker
12-27-2014, 01:05 PM
It's legit. Been in production already. It's on the BBC America website: http://www.bbcamerica.com/mud-sweat-gears/

And Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mud,_Sweat_%26_Gears

And Variety: http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/bbc-america-greenlights-unscripted-series-mud-sweat-and-tears-1201122579/

Think we already answered if it was fake or not. :D Did you not catch the part about me being on an episode? :confused:

Big Cruiser Guy
12-27-2014, 11:04 PM
Think we already answered if it was fake or not. :D Did you not catch the part about me being on an episode? :confused:

Nope. My bad. New job, exhausted most of the time.

Brucker
12-28-2014, 12:38 AM
Nope. My bad. New job, exhausted most of the time.

Hope you know I was just ribbing ya a little. Congrats on the new gig! :beer:

Big Cruiser Guy
12-28-2014, 09:45 AM
Hope you know I was just ribbing ya a little. Congrats on the new gig! :beer:

Thanks, it's exhausting, but in the long run I think it will work out. Just Holiday Rush right now.

Hulk
01-06-2015, 12:33 AM
They finally put the first trailer/commercial for the show on You Tube. I also have the press photos from each episode that I will try and post some of later when I find some more time.

This looks awesome. Let's definitely do a watching party.

Brucker
01-09-2015, 12:04 PM
Been doing a little research into venues lately. Think I may have finally found a pretty neat place. If they say it's a go, I will post up details.

Thought I would give a couple teaser photos. These are all press release photos, not anything that isn't pre-approved by BBC.

From episode 1:

http://www.bbcwpressroom.com/content/uploads/sites/2/2014/12/UF1A0956-1024x679.jpg

From episode 5:

http://www.bbcwpressroom.com/content/uploads/sites/2/2014/12/X8A1707_original-1024x689.jpg

And from my show, episode 7:

http://www.bbcwpressroom.com/content/uploads/sites/2/2014/12/UF1A4976-1024x682.jpg

Brucker
01-14-2015, 01:48 PM
Here is a sneak peak at the first episode airing Monday, January 26th:


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Brucker
01-19-2015, 10:18 PM
New promo out today that shows my teammate and I doing what we do best, laughing in the face of danger

We are on for a whole second or two about the :15 mark
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Brucker
02-02-2015, 12:14 AM
I know a few of us don't get BBC America. So I thought I would post up a link to the first episode. BBCA is offering it free of charge for a limited time. Check it out here:

http://www.bbcamerica.com/mud-sweat-...-full-episode/

Brucker
02-03-2015, 03:02 PM
viewing party details: http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?p=261862#post261862

Brucker
02-10-2015, 11:49 PM
Found out that the BBC Nordic channel has more information listed than the BBC America site. This resulted in finding a couple more photos from my episode, as well as a fairly decent sneak peak into the episode.

I think this is what we did the majority of the time we were out there (I am the one with the red beard):

http://asset-manager.bbcchannels.com/i/2d4g80000dw1000

Link to the video as I can't embed it:

http://www.bbcnordic.com/video/?v=441783

Brucker
03-03-2015, 05:01 PM
Ooo, less than a week till the episode airs. I am actually getting nervous.

On another note, last night's episode was the "Off Road" one that I was originally scheduled to be in. They ended up having to change dates to get permitting in the area being filmed, and I wasn't able to make it out at that time. It was filmed before mine so I got to hear a bunch about it while on set. Lots of juicy behind the scenes stuff. The people they replaced us with are actually from Boulder. Boyfriend/girlfriend team. Anyone happen to know them? I would love to have a sit down with them and get their take on the experience. From the sounds of it, I am happy I missed it.

Brucker
03-06-2015, 01:43 PM
My episode airs this Monday on BBC America right after Top Gear! Party starts at 7:30, shows at 8pm.

Even got a few Shirts, hats, and stickers to give away!

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/11046836_945487228794997_6597117202894118557_n.jpg?oh=77bbb7ab39c8f90d6e5dc7ac791069cc&oe=558F0FA2&__gda__=1435652222_7aafd8248e3ffe26afbdf6e3a04edb41

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10169213_945487152128338_2537637499682449950_n.jpg?oh=d409e4827250b5153912b8fbeac574b7&oe=5570ECB1&__gda__=1434316397_5c8c50f7db8498a6f001a9df318e2537

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10172868_945487315461655_3380208226286239552_n.jpg?oh=3a0a57e1adce43483de68ed3f0f68244&oe=557ACFA1&__gda__=1433483467_6ee51b580c3984009792aa4459f484a6

Hope you all can make! :beer:

Brucker
03-09-2015, 11:34 AM
Party and show are tonight!

Local newspaper interviewed me recently:

http://www.timescall.com/longmont-local-news/ci_27667574/longmont-man-builds-spy-car-bbc-americas-mud

A Longmont man will make his television debut Monday night on BBC America's "Mud, Sweat and Gears."

Aaron Brucker, who owns Brucker Brothers LTD, a metal fabrication business, got the opportunity to compete on the vehicle competition show, which will air at 9 this evening.

The shows hosts welcome two-person teams, in this case Brucker and his friend, Tino Behr. Each team is asked to construct a certain kind of car and put that car through a series of challenges. For Brucker's episode, he was tasked with turning an old car it into the ultimate spy car. Brucker was discovered through a friend in the auto business, who had been contacted by the casting agency, and he said yes because "it looked like fun."

He said the filming process, which took place several months ago in California, can be daunting on reality shows; "completely insane," he said.

"It's kind of hard to put into words," Brucker said. "You basically have way too much to do and not enough time. It's weird to being in front of a camera when you aren't used to that kind of thing."

The show required him to build a car in a single day, with little knowledge of what he was going to have to do.

"They never told us exactly what we were going to do," Brucker said. "It was literally blind faith."

But it turns out his experience made him a perfect fit.

"I build and fabricate pretty much anything out of metal," he said. "My passion is four-wheel-drive cars."

Brucker wouldn't spoil the outcome for viewers, but he said that winning isn't really the point anyway.

"It went well," he said. "The show is all about having fun, so it doesn't matter if you win or lose. If you lose they blow up the car you built."

Regardless of whether his car ended up in a ball of fire at the end, Brucker said he loved the experience.

"Where else are you going to be given a chance where someone is going to give you a car and give you a chance to do crazy things to the car?" he said.

Brucker will host a watch party for the show at Breaker's Grill for anyone who wants to come.

"They should check out the show," he said. It's a really funny show, and it's really well done."

Brucker
03-10-2015, 12:21 AM
Great turn out tonight! Especially for it being a Monday evening. I heard a couple different attendance numbers, lowest was 37, highest 43. I am good say around 40 people. Even a couple people came just because they saw the newspaper article.

Thank you to all those who were able to make it out. I hope you enjoyed yourselves! I know Tino and I enjoyed ourselves, and you all made that happen.

So what did you all think of the show? Honest answers please!

And anyone take any photos?