Roadkill is an automotive restoration television show that transforms trashed up beaters into modified road demons. What we love most about this show is creating something so beautiful out of nothing. Coincidentally, it’s the perfect metaphor we see in our students who enroll in our traffic school online.
The projects seen on the show vary from downright challenging to goofy and absurdly fun. But, don’t you think it’s odd that every project ends on a positive note? It seems almost suspicious. That’s why we’ve done some investigative journalism to pull back the curtains on this popular T.V show. We’re diving deep to discover what really happens to the cars on Roadkill.
This 1968 Ford Ranchero restoration was a very familiar project for fans of the show. This car’s “notable achievement” was its long journey from Alaska to Los Angeles. But, if you ask us – they might as well call it the 1968 Ford Mentiroso (Spanish for liar.)
But, after doing some research and questioning, we concluded that David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan did, in fact, conduct heavy restoration to the original vehicle. That’s not stopping us from diving deeper!
Do you really expect us to believe that they took a broken down 1950 GMC Pick-Up Truck and drove it off the lot, where it sat for 30 years? Likely story, Roadkill. Instead of calling the show Roadkill, they should rename it to Road Fibbers, because that’s all they do to the viewers.
However, again, after a careful examination of the research, we discovered they were able to the beater running. Something still smells off, so the sting story continues!
The General Mayhem
Here is a prime example of what really happens on Roadkill. Freiburger and Finnegan just so happened to be sitting on a ‘68 Dodge Charger, which, was essentially, three pieces of scrap metal attached to wheels. Then, they somehow put a transmission in from a literal motorhome. Supposedly they created it over 6 months – the perfect amount of time to get a brand-new car delivered.
Editor note: after rereading the notes taken during several credible interviews, we have concluded this car was actually restored on the show.
Come on, really? Do they honestly think viewers will believe the hosts brought the bare body of a ‘55 Chevy Bel Air Sedan to a shop and had it restored with a 530ci Mopar Performance Hemi? That idea is – ahem – blasphemy!
Seriously? They did that? That’s so cool! I mean – the search continues to find the real answers.
Finally – the truth you’ve all been waiting for! They were given a 1971 Datsun 240Z that was rustier than your little league throwing arm. It was a valiant attempt, but after doing some hard-hitting research we discovered what really happened. After they successfully rebuilt the car to near perfect operating condition, the engine gave out when the hosts drove back from Arizona “after filming.”
There you have it. Nearly all the cars they built on Roadkill continue to work. You can clearly see this is another example of Hollywood Reality TV elites us feeding us fabricated lies.
If you’re ever conducting your own car restoration, and get a ticket for violating a traffic law, you should enroll in traffic school online. It’s the easier way to keep your insurance rate from skyrocketing for being a reckless driver. But, you’ll never be as reckless as the hosts from Roadkill.