CES Cannock had a visit from Car SOS presenter Tim Shaw recently, as he filmed for the latest series of the hit program. The show, which airs on National Geographic and Channel Four, involves the refurbishment of cars in a state of serious disrepair. This usually takes place without the owner’s knowledge, when they can’t afford to do it themselves due to medical or financial reasons.
When the team discovered that the Car SOS team desperately needed a Vauxhall Astra, GTE MK1 exhaust, they contacted the show immediately and informed them that we could supply it, once again displaying our industry superiority. Absolutely delighted, they asked if they could film as they picked it up.
Tim arrived at the Cannock branch, and was greeted by assisted manager Chris, who promptly handed him the exhaust. However, at that point the film crew decided that it would be better if there was a short background story to make things more interesting.
An hour later and the plan had been put in place. Stunning the film crew with his impeccable acting skills, Chris informed an eager Tim that the last exhaust left was reserved for a Mr Patel. After leaving disappointed, the ingenious presenter was then filmed waiting outside for Chris to leave, he then entered the warehouse and approached Ashley. In an Oscar worthy performance, Tim pretended to be Mr Patel, and handed over the cash for the reserved exhaust. An understandably fooled Ashley then led him to the exhaust and handed it over, at which point the presenter made a run for it.
Although entertaining, none of it made it to the final cut, which aired on 26th May 2016. However it was a pleasure hosting the Car SOS team for the day, and genuinely being able to provide them with the part they needed, when no other company could. Showing them just what distinguishes our customer service from everybody else’s.