Vintage Voltage

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  • TV-PG
  • 2020
  • 6 Seasons
  • 7.2  (52)

Vintage Voltage is a show from Motortrend that captures the essence of the golden era of motoring. Hosted by two classic car enthusiasts, Richard Morgan and Simon Lawson, the show takes viewers on a ride through the automotive past to explore the history, design, and performance of some of the most legendary cars of all time.

The show is split into several episodes, with each one covering a different vintage car model. Richard and Simon dive deep into the backstory of each car, from the initial inspiration behind its design to its unique features and technical specifications. The hosts have a passion for classic cars that is evident in every episode, and their enthusiasm is contagious for viewers who share their love for vintage automobiles.

Throughout the show, Richard and Simon also explain the challenges and joys of owning and restoring classic cars. They provide insights into the intricacies of engine restoration, bodywork, and other important aspects of the restoration process. Additionally, they offer tips to viewers who are looking to get started in classic car restoration, highlighting the skills and tools necessary for the task.

What makes Vintage Voltage more than just a standard car show is the attention given to the cultural and social impact of cars. The show examines the contexts in which these classic cars were produced, highlighting key events and cultural shifts that affected the evolution of motoring. As a result, viewers get a fascinating look into how car design and technology has evolved over time in response to changes in society.

In each episode, Richard and Simon take to the road to experience the vintage cars they are featuring first hand. They drive the cars in different settings, from city streets to open country roads, giving viewers an immersive experience of what it’s like to drive a vintage car. Their commentary during these road trips offers valuable insight into the driving experience of each car, from the feel of the steering wheel to the sound of the engine.

Another key aspect of the show is the production value. The camera work is stunning, capturing every detail of the cars and their features. The editing is slick, with transitions between the present-day footage of the show's hosts and the archival footage of the cars, blending together seamlessly. The visuals, paired with the sound design, create a cinematic experience for viewers that is both informative and entertaining.

The format of the show is also unique. Rather than being a traditional episodic series, each episode of Vintage Voltage is designed as a standalone feature. Viewers can enjoy the show in any order they choose, focusing on their favorite classic car models or learning about new ones. This open format also allows the show to delve deeper into the features and design of each car, providing more detail than a traditional episodic format might be able to achieve.

In summary, Vintage Voltage is a must-watch show for anyone with a passion for classic cars. The combination of expert knowledge, immersive experiences, and beautiful visuals make this show a standout in the genre. Richard Morgan and Simon Lawson are engaging hosts, and their love for vintage cars is infectious, making it easy for viewers to get swept up in the nostalgia and romance of the golden age of motoring. Overall, Vintage Voltage is an excellent tribute to some of the most iconic cars ever produced, and a reminder of how far automotive technology has come.

Vintage Voltage is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (22 episodes). The series first aired on March 26, 2020.

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Porsche 944
10. Porsche 944
March 31, 2022
Owner Lee loves his 944 - which has a reputation as one of the best handling Porsches ever built - but it has become unreliable, and with advancing age he finds it hard to drive. Moggy is tasked with converting this manual coupe into an automatic, easy-to-drive electric sportscar. It's a massive mission as he has to move the powerplant from the front to the rear and balance the weight of the new batteries.
Gordon Keeble
9. Gordon Keeble
March 24, 2022
Only 99 of these bespoke British sports tourers were ever built. It used to be a V8 petrol gas guzzler, but owner Anthony now wants a clean, speed machine. Everything about this car is handmade, from the interior to the fibreglass bodywork. Moving the motor from the front to the rear of the car is tough enough, but ECC also have to build a one-off cage inside the car to handle the weight of the new batteries. And when the car catches fire during some complex welding….the team wonder if they will ever complete this conversion.
BMW 3.0 CSi 'Batmobile'
8. BMW 3.0 CSi 'Batmobile'
March 17, 2022
The BMW ‘Batmobile'- nicknamed after its outrageous body kit - is a 1970s racetrack icon. Owner Michael had one on a poster on his bedroom wall as a child, but now he dreams of creating a super quick E-BMW. Bought as a non-runner at auction his car is riddled with rot and has an interior full of mould. With a nut and bolt, bare metal restoration and full upgrade to a 450HP Tesla motor this build challenges the whole ECC team as they work to get this car shipshape for super yacht captain Michael.
Volkswagen Beetle
7. Volkswagen Beetle
March 10, 2022
When entrepreneur Aeron drops off his 1971 VW Beetle he hopes to kickstart a new business selling electric classics direct to the public through his dedicated E-Showroom. For Moggy the challenge is to convert the Beetle at a price which will give Aeron enough profit margin to develop and grow his business idea. Moggy needs to keep a close eye on every cost, to ensure that this car is a practical electric conversion with a realistic end sale price. When they discover damage to the paintwork, a potentially expensive respray threatens both the budget and the business model.
BMW Isetta
6. BMW Isetta
March 3, 2022
Owners Tom and Aleks love their eccentric ‘bubble car' but are too scared to drive it on the London streets. It is slow and has a dangerously difficult gear change, but they can see a bright future for the little microcar if Moggy can convert it to electric. This is the first three-wheeler the team have tackled and the unique engineering challenges need ingenious space-saving solutions. Super-cheap motoring and a congestion zone free life await our city slickers if ECC can nail this micro conversion and get the Isetta back on its three wheels.
Volkswagen Type 2 Camper
5. Volkswagen Type 2 Camper
February 24, 2022
This 55-year-old, classic camper has been a family friend for owner Nick for years. But it is unreliable, slow and hard to drive so now he wants to convert it to electric. Moggy knows and loves all things VW, so he relishes the chance to give this old bus a new lease of electric life. Nick wants the camper to look the same but perform like a 21st century EV. The team struggle to make his vision a reality as they strengthen, update and convert the car….. while retaining the original patina.
Land Rover Series 2A
4. Land Rover Series 2A
February 17, 2022
The VIP owner of a 1970 Land Rover wants to remain in the shadows and bankroll the conversion from afar. Not fazed by their mystery client the team crack on, converting this 4x4 for an electric offroad life. ECC have converted Land Rovers before but this older, more fragile car is in desperate need of restoration and is taken back to a bare shell before they begin the painstaking work of creating a 21st century E-Landie. Moggy decides on a full-on test drive across the wilds of Wales, but will the EV be able to tackle the tough terrain?
Austin Mini
3. Austin Mini
February 10, 2022
Moggy creates a Mini with ten-times more power than the old petrol version, for enthusiastic owner Simon. The car has been in Simon's family since the 1970s and after a full restoration and EV conversion he wants to hand it on to his daughters. The Mini is a very small car, so trying to shoehorn in a powerful Tesla motor to the tiny engine bay is a mission. Then electrical issues with a battery box threaten to stop the project in its tracks. Eventually the team finish this challenging build and take it to a nearby airfield for a ‘flat out' test drive.
DMC DeLorean
2. DMC DeLorean
February 3, 2022
Owner Leighton bought his DeLorean with the idea of converting it to electric
Porsche 911
1. Porsche 911
January 27, 2022
Entrepreneurs Mark and Charlie want to build a new business selling electric Porsche 911s and they've asked Moggy to develop the prototype. Tasked with improving every aspect of the car
Where to Watch Vintage Voltage
Vintage Voltage is available for streaming on the Motortrend website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Vintage Voltage on demand at Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime, Philo, FuboTV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    March 26, 2020
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (52)