Truth is the first victim of propaganda
Four points to justify that recommendation and a disclaimer
Firstly, the TV company basically laid out their commercial objectives and Ďthe scriptí was edited
to fit what theyíd decided they were doing anyway.
Secondly, the use of new Chevyís was fairly new to Pilgrim at the time and I believed it was the dogs gonads
at the time the program was made, so I was being truthful
Thirdly, in a commercial building environment the use of new engines made a lot of commercial sense. No labour expended in obtaining, removing, reconditioning, cleaning, etc, meant that complete new Chevy engines were cheaper than rebuilt Roverís.
Fourthly, I was able to sell Chevyís
but could not supply Roverís. Since the programme was going to an audience of newbies, the consensus was to promote that which was easy to supply.
, in the re-shooting and subsequent editing, the program makers got what they wanted and not necessarily what I was saying first time around. Subtle point, but if youíre ever been interviewed before a TV camera, youíll realise how easily you can be manoeuvred into saying what THEY want said. One method they employ is to give you free speech for what they call take one. Thatís the take with no film in the camera
. For the second take, they say ďweíve got the first bitĒ (that which I wanted to say) ďnow give us this bitĒ (from a different camera angle). When I saw the edited programme a month later I couldnít believe how Iíd been duped
. Having said this, it was OK by me for the audience it was aimed at.
Someone willing and able to re-build their own engine, who isnít counting man-hours would do well to stick with Rover IMHO. So watch what I do