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ON SOUTH BEACH CLASSICS, THE COOLEST CLASSIC CARS ARE BOUGHT AND SOLD IN THE SIZZLING HEAT OF MIAMI Discovery Channels Hottest New RealitySeries Friday June 17th at 9AM ET/PT to 12 noon. In a place where it’s all about seeing and being seen, Miami attracts big personalities and big stars – many who will pay top dollar to stand out in the crowd. Discovery Channel’s new series SOUTH BEACH CLASSICS, Friday June 17th from 9AM-12noon ET/PT, is set amidst the flash and glamor of Miami, where the people who wheel and deal automobiles at Florida’s largest classic car dealership are just as colorful and vibrant as the people who buy them. Husband and wife business partners Ted and Robin Vernon -- along with the eclectic crew they’ve affectionately dubbed “the gargoyles†-- buy, sell, trade and exchange some of the most unique classic automobiles on the market. SOUTH BEACH CLASSICS is set amidst the crazy action at South Beach Classics where Ted and Robin deal in cars that range in price from a few thousand to well over 1 million dollars. Like a kid in a candy store, Ted, a no-nonsense, gregarious Long Islander, lives to find, buy and sell the most unique, automotive treasures out there. Robin, an outspoken, stunning blonde who runs the dealership and Ted, is a master at selling cars, but she and her husband don’t always agree on how to run the business. With over 300 cars on the lot at any one time, the action and the deals are fast and furious. The Vernon’s clientele range from professional athletes to local Miami Beach high school students, all looking for that one-of-a-kind vehicle. Executive producer for Pioneer Productions, Stuart Carter, says, “Ted and his business make for fascinating viewing – with plenty of laughs along the way. He and his wife are terrific, larger than life characters, and the people who come onto the lot every day make for a rich and entertaining mix.†SOUTH BEACH CLASSICS is produced for Discovery Channel by Pioneer Productions. For Pioneer, Stuart Carter is executive producer. Susan Winslow is executive producer for Discovery Channel. 1923 Ford Track T California Car This car is for sale on the lot where Discovery Channel is filming. Ft. Lauderdale, April, 2011: South Beach Classics, Discovery Channel’s new series, is just as hot as the heat of glamorous Miami, where it is filmed. Husband and wife business partners Ted and Robin Vernon — along with the eclectic crew they’ve affectionately dubbed “the gargoyles†— buy, sell, trade and exchange some of the most unique classic automobiles in the world at one of America’s largest classic car dealerships. The Vernon’s clientele range from professional athletes and presidents of small countries, to local Miami Beach high school students, all looking for that one-of-a-kind vehicle. With irresistible charisma, Ted Vernon, a former wrestler and film star, revels in the zeal of the deal. Robin Ziel Vernon, an articulate, statuesque blonde and talented artist, is the brains behind Ted’s brawn and is masterful at selling cars and running the business while managing to look like an angelic vision. Wheelin’ and dealin’ their 300 classic cars is fast and furious, especially when Robin has to oppose her husband, who has his own ideas about how to run their business. Executive producer for Pioneer Productions, Stuart Carter, says, “Ted and his business make for fascinating viewing – with plenty of laughs along the way. He and his wife are terrific, larger than life characters, and the people who come onto the lot every day make for a rich and entertaining mix.†Even if you aren’t a classic car buff, you’ll find this series interesting because of its fascinating historical factoids, frequent glimpses into the lives of the rich and famous, and cinematography of stunning South Beach.

Year:  1980 or older

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