Car Masters: Rust to Riches is a series that is destined to stay — it has the energy of an endless reality show due to the widening scope of what the crew can do.
Netflix’s Car Masters: Rust to Riches season 3 was released on the streaming service on August 4, 2021.
As we stated in season 2, Car Masters: Rust to Riches is a surprisingly well-thought-out reality series that flagrantly angles towards the petrol heads, but at the same time, shows some recognition to the process of converting tired cars and trucks and converting them into something special for trade. From my perspective, I’m not a car enthusiastic, and I’m not entirely interested in the process of auctioning and trading. If this were a series about motor racing, my ears would peak. However, what grabs my attention in this highly creative show is the business acumen behind Gotham Garage’s passion. Despite loving their world, this pressure to make a profit, and be within budget, gives the series an added dimension; there’s plenty of honesty in the concept. It’s not a show-off gig for interested scrap car marketeers.
Not much sets itself apart from its predecessor in Car Masters: Rust to Riches season 3. By sticking to the same concept, the Netflix reality series gives eager audiences 8 more chapters of glorious renovations and tricky encounters. The first chapter shows the crew turning a 1933 Ford replica into an art deco Delahaye; there’s plenty of raised eyebrows on whether they can make the car drift, especially on a highly technical track.
But there’s clearly longevity in a series like this. With so many many models of vehicles, Car Masters: Rust to Riches has the same sell-by-date a the likes of Top Gear, where the possibilities and scope are endless. It will be interesting to see if Netflix expands the brand with the crew and brings in specials, putting the crew on projects that far exceed the realms of their garage. But with the budget always a factor, that may seem unlikely for now (Netflix, throw that cash, baby!).
Regardless, Car Masters: Rust to Riches is a series that is destined to stay — it has the energy of an endless reality show due to the widening scope of what the crew can do.
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