Netflix and chill: The top 5 petrolhead series to keep you occupied and off the road this lockdown 3.0!
For almost every Malaysian, the current nationwide Lockdown 3.0 between 1-14 June 2021 will mean that we are mostly limited to the confines of our home, as there is an enforcement of travel restrictions for inter-district and inter-state travel.
This is a big bummer for car enthusiasts as we feel like our wings have been cut off. With no horsepower and road to help with our mechanical addiction, perhaps it's best to look to Netflix to help fill the void.
No matter what your interests are, Netflix has the show to keep you preoccupied during this lockdown. With that being said, here are some of the best car-junkie programmes currently available on Netflix, that delivers that high-octane thrill or greasy satisfying restoration urge.
Those who dream of building a sleeper and beating factory standard fast cars at the traffic light should definitely tune in to Fastest Cars. The drivers of exotic supercars put their street cred on the line against deceptively fast sleeper cars built and modified by true gearheads. Can the build not bought ethos persevere? You'll have to check Fastest Cars to find out.
Car Masters: Rust to Riches
Car Masters Rust to Riches gives you an inside look at the famous Gotham Garage, wherein every episode, these modification experts transform an old rust bucket into a one-of-a-kind piece of automotive art. With the final products giving such builders like Chip Foose a run for his money, Gotham Garage definitely creates some of the most stunning resto-mods out there.
Rust Valley Restorers
Love seeing neglected old cars brought back to their former glory? Then Rust Valley Restorers is for you. What makes Rust Valley Restorer different from other restoration programs is the personality of Canadian, Mike Hall and his crew. Also, unlike other restoration shows where celebrities are the main target, this one focuses on the average Joe customers with average Joe budgets.
Formula 1: Drive to Survive
For motorsports and Formula 1 enthusiasts, this series is a deep dive and an immersive journey behind the scenes of recent Formula One. It significantly exposes drivers, managers and team owners who live life in the fast lane — both on and off the track — during each cutthroat season of Formula 1 racing.
More of a gymkhana fan? Then this reality competition about street racing where the skills of elite drivers in staged scenarios and obstacle courses will be on display is the one for you. Although this is only a one-season ten-episode show, it's still definitely worth watching, especially when elite street racers from around the world test their limits in supercharged custom cars on the biggest, baddest automotive obstacle course ever built. The obstacle courses are really quite something!