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Old 05-11-2006, 06:53 AM
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Here's one I bet you didn't know

Well maybe you do but I didn't. Back when Trucks first started Stacy David had a co-host. Then all of a sudden he was gone and nothing ever said. I was snooping around on the internet and ran across this Mel Fair Mel was the director, writer, and producer for trucks. I'm sure glad Stacy upstaged him though. The guys been in all kinds of TV shows and some movies since. So if ya didn't know, now ya do

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Mel Fair has nearly 20-years of award-winning experience in the entertainment industry. His resume includes broadcast news-working for NBC and CBS affiliates. While at the CBS affiliate in Fayetteville/Fort Smith, Arkansas, he earned Associated Press honors as a producer, writer, sports anchor & reporter. Mel's experience extends to cable programming on ESPN and Spike TV as well. While at Spike TV, he earned numerous awards from the International Automotive Media as a producer, director, writer, host and reporter on top-rated automotive shows like TRUCKS! and Car and Driver Television. Mel has also appeared in more than 15 independent films and numerous episodic and daytime shows including CSI: Miami, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The District, Miss Match, Hunter (The Series 2003) General Hospital and Passions . In addition, Mel has lent his voice-over talents to numerous CD ROM projects, including Shrek 2 as the Magic Mirror, Everquest II and Tribes Vengeance, as well as television and radio spots for U.S. Cellular, Outback Steakhouse, Kawasaki, Polaris snow mobiles, KFC and Golden Corral to name just a few

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It's interesting that he was the director as well. Back before he left as co-host they did a show on rebuilding an early hemi. Some of the information about rebuilding the hemi Stacey's co-host gave on the show was inaccurate. I e-mailed Stacey about it and he sent me a really nice (long) e-mail outlining how his co-host had been fired because he didn't stick to the script. Now I'm thinking he just decided to stay behind the camera and let someone who knew what he was doing stand in front of it. Too bad Stacey's gone cause the new hosts are a couple buffoons.

Just checked Stacey's web site and from what I gathered from his commentary (reading between the lines) I don't think the parting was amicable. He is developing a new "how to" show that will be on soon. Looking forward to that show because Stacey says it will include much more hands on how to stuff.

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Old 05-11-2006, 12:16 PM
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Looking forward to that show because Stacey says it will include much more hands on how to stuff.
Ditto. Of the Power Block, Trucks! was the only one I really enjoyed, as it seemed that Stacey knew his stuff, and wasn't just reading a pre-printed report.
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It's my understanding that Kevin Tetz (unfortunately, the quiet one) is a pretty good painter. I think he laid down the paint on Copperhead. He also did one of the restoration shows on DIY involving a Vespa. I wouldn't write him off. And since he had Ian from 4 x 4 do the show with him a couple weeks ago, I wonder if he and Paul aren't getting along.
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I worked on Trucks as a technical advisor when they installed Superlift's 1999 6" Chevy Independent kit.
I cannot speak for any time other than the week I was there, but then Mel was not the director or anything other than a co-host with Stacy.
Stacy and I became good friends and I can assure you he is one really nice guy who does know he way around a hot rod. Mel was not mechanical what-so-ever but did seem like a nice enough guy.
I know Stacy will do a great job at his next adventure which is right around the corner.
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I get a kick outta Stacy.
He seems pretty cool. I bet he is funny off the show. Hg
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