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tv2nite.jpg(Tuesday, August 29th, 2006) Not a bad night of TV!  Classic Tractor Fever visits a tractor show — if you’ve never been to one it’s time to find your local tractor show and attend.  They’re always fun for the family.

Between Overhaulin’ and Pimp My Ride there’s certain to be plenty of automotive bling brung. The French Luggage segment on Made in America proves that you, too, can be interested in something as mundane as luggage.

All times are central.

  • Machinery of the Past: McCormick Deering binder, 12 A John Deere pull type combine, Massey Harris self propelled combine, British built Field Marshall tractor (RFD-TV, 5 p.m.)
  • DIY Tools & Techniques: Pneumatic (DIY, 5 p.m.)
  • How It’s Made: Episode 44: Grinding Wheels, Compost, Window Blinds, Milk (Discovery, 6 p.m.)
  • How It’s Made: Episode 29: Wheel Loaders, Vegetable Oil, Hand Tools, Cotton Swabs (Discovery, 6:30 p.m.)
  • Classic Tractor Fever: “Let’s go to a Tractor Show.”, The Florida Flywheelers show featuring Massey Harris and John Deere tractors (RFD-TV, 6:30 p.m.)
  • PINKS: Mustang vs Wooly Mammoth (Speed, 6:30 p.m.)
  • Overhaulin’: Customs (TLC, 7 p.m.)
  • Rides: Core (TLC, 8 p.m.)
  • Pimp My Ride (MTV, 8 p.m.)
  • Pimp My Ride (MTV, 8:30 p.m.)
  • Overhaulin’: All in the Family (TLC, 9 p.m.)
  • John Ratzenberger’s Made in America: Wilson Footballs, Ansul fire extinguishers, American Ironhorse motorcycles (Travel, 9 p.m.)
  • Pimp My Ride (MTV, 9 p.m.)
  • John Ratzenberger’s Made in America: French Luggage, Chris Craft yacht factory, USA Today (Travel, 9:30 p.m.)
  • Pimp My Ride (MTV, 9:30 p.m.)
  • Trade School: Farrier Science (DIY, 9:30 p.m.)
  • Build Or Bust: The Detroit Designer (Speed, 10 p.m.)
  • Unique Whips: It’s Electra! (Speed, 11 p.m.)

Our insomniac’s suggestion: Machinery of the Past (RFD-TV, 1 a.m.), Classic Tractor Fever (RFD-TV, 2:30 a.m.), or Build Or Bust (Speed, 3 a.m.).


2 Responses to TV Tonight: A Full Night of Machines

  1. Jason says:

    This weekend I was channel surfing, which I rarely do (thank *you* TiVo), and stumbled upon the Discovery show Dirty Jobs. I’d recommend it.

    Here’s a link to the Discovery Channel promo site for the show:

  2. Nick Carter says:

    Yeah, Dirty Jobs is cool, but it is split between two types of jobs. A lot of the segments consist of shovelling X, with X being any one of a number of disgusting substances. Some of the segments are toolmonger worthy though…We’ll try and suggest it when the “shovelling x” factor is minimal.

    The segment on replacing airplane wing fuel bladders was claustrophobia inducing….

    A lot of shows have the hybrid factor, between having tool use and some other aspect – all the Trading Spaces/Extreme Home Makeover/While You Were Out shows do have interesting tool-centric aspects but just not enough to justify them, generally.

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