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320: Joe and Amanda Martin, Motortrend’s Iron Resurrection

Show Date: 08/01/2020

(Season 14 EP 31)

Season 4 of Iron Resurrection saw many changes for builds and personnel.

Joe’s concern was that the viewers had a chance to see the amount of work in each build. They could see the talent of the Martin Bother’s team.  There was tremendous pressure to just crank out one build after another for the sake of TV ratings. He made a decision to work on fewer projects and have the production crew show detailed scenes of what it takes to build a frame, fabricate metal, interiors and paint.

Additional pressure was filling vacated positions in the shop. When Shorty and Kato left the team, it was more than having to find skillful replacements – they were family. Season 4 introduced us to the new members and it didn’t take long for viewers to see that Joe picked the right people.

We will be asking Joe and Amanda about those changes and how they felt it went. Do they feel having a project going two episodes worked better for the team. Plus, we heard that production of season 5 has been delayed due to COVID. How does that affect the shop and the staff?


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