Hard Shine: Hot-Rodding Gets a New Antihero in Jimmy Shine

Jul 9, 2007 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Edmunds.com News

“Jimbo, you go in first. And if you guys can act surprised....”

Photos Jimmy Shine wears his Bonneville gear as he kneels beside the SO-CAL roadster. via Edmunds.com News

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1 - 17 of 17 Comments Last updated Jan 27, 2014
Gryphonfox

Yuba City, CA

#1 Jul 20, 2007
"Hard Shine" is the worst piece of reality TV garbage I have ever seen. The editing in this show is terrible, you can tell that there is large time differences from one scene to the next. The show has no organization, it should have either been a technical show showcasing the skills the trainees were being taught, or a reality tv show with all the requisite drama...TLC has failed by not accomplishing either, instead presenting a strange mish-mash of both that doesn't work. Lastly, please don't model shows around egotistical blowhards like Jimmy Shine...you do your network and quality programming a disservice.
JOSH NUNNALLY

Fort Mohave, AZ

#2 Jul 24, 2007
I WAS WONDERING ABOUT THE 68 DODGE CHARGER WHATS THE PLANS FOR IT.
JOSH

Fort Mohave, AZ

#3 Jul 24, 2007
SHOOT I LIKE THE SHOW HARD SHINE IF I COULD I WOULD WORK FOR JIMMY SHINE AND HOPETO GET MY HANDS ON THAT 1968 DODGE CHARGER MY DREAM CAR. I CANT WATE TO SEE THAT CAR ON ALL FOUR WHEELS I WISH IT WAS MY DODGE.
surfsup - manhattan beach

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Aug 6, 2007
What a blowhard...sounds like you have a chip on your shoulder that has nothing to do with tv. I'm an editor myself and the cutting is pretty slick, the story flows and TLC is on the right track with this show.
Bring it on...grind your axe somewhere else, hayseed!
Gryphonfox wrote:
"Hard Shine" is the worst piece of reality TV garbage I have ever seen. The editing in this show is terrible, you can tell that there is large time differences from one scene to the next. The show has no organization, it should have either been a technical show showcasing the skills the trainees were being taught, or a reality tv show with all the requisite drama...TLC has failed by not accomplishing either, instead presenting a strange mish-mash of both that doesn't work. Lastly, please don't model shows around egotistical blowhards like Jimmy Shine...you do your network and quality programming a disservice.
Boohoo

AOL

#5 Aug 9, 2007
WOW, this is a daycare for custom car builders.
Im a girl, please do not tell me how to build a custom car. Boo hoo.

This show is a bad joke.
Boohoo

AOL

#6 Aug 9, 2007
another wow.

These are the top 5 they had to pick from. WOW.

I am glad I do not have to pay 100K for a custom car from these guys.

When you work for a company you do what the boss tells you to. No questioning the boss.
Boohoo

AOL

#7 Aug 16, 2007
Finally, the Boss is starting to Shine.
We have dreams, but reality is what it is. If I cant paint a car, it will be hard to teach me to in 6 to 8 weeks, If I cant build a race engine, it will be hard to teach me to, and so on.

A cool car is art work, you have to be born with talent. Business run on schedules, things need to be built, cars have to be delivered. I have no talent, but teach me to be an artist, a doctor, a computer specialist, and so on.

Bake some cookies, and leave the grease work to men. Put effort in, or go home. No I in TEAM.

Together we make the boss money, then we can cash out paychecks. I did not make the rules, but I know how the system works. I work for what I have, Mommy, and Daddy do not take care of me.

Thank you all, and God bless us all, and our Troops.
Maui

Kihei, HI

#8 Sep 1, 2007
Boohoo wrote:
Finally, the Boss is starting to Shine.
We have dreams, but reality is what it is. If I cant paint a car, it will be hard to teach me to in 6 to 8 weeks, If I cant build a race engine, it will be hard to teach me to, and so on.
A cool car is art work, you have to be born with talent. Business run on schedules, things need to be built, cars have to be delivered. I have no talent, but teach me to be an artist, a doctor, a computer specialist, and so on.
Bake some cookies, and leave the grease work to men. Put effort in, or go home. No I in TEAM.
Together we make the boss money, then we can cash out paychecks. I did not make the rules, but I know how the system works. I work for what I have, Mommy, and Daddy do not take care of me.
Thank you all, and God bless us all, and our Troops.
PETE let her stay way too long because of what her Daddy has in his garage. Happy that whiney PITA is gone! Pete, stay out of it! It's Hard Shine, not the Pete Chaporis Show.
Pourinthecoal

Canada

#9 Sep 6, 2007
That woman was the biggest POS ever, classic disrespect for those that have achieved greater things than she has... or ever will. Worst part was she wouldn't listen two shits of what a current legend Jimmy tells her. I'd hang on his every word.

Anyway, what happened with the blonde kid today? He really blew his lid over something that seems so stupid. Won"t get a job that way. Jimmy seems too nice and patient on the show, however many know that his ego is quite big. Could this be the root cause?!

Either way I love the show, just wish they'd have less redundant promos at easch commerical break, disrespects the regular watchers.
Laura

Smyrna, GA

#10 Sep 14, 2007
OK, so I missed the last show, who won the job?
Laura

Smyrna, GA

#11 Sep 14, 2007
So I missed the last show, who won?
Tim

Plattsburgh, NY

#12 Sep 15, 2007
Laura wrote:
So I missed the last show, who won?
I also missed the show if you find out let me know
Jamie Matco

Canada

#14 Sep 17, 2007
Dave won!
Lets see a lot more of Jimmy Shine!
Northern Ontario thinks your show Shines!
Hansen

AOL

#15 Sep 20, 2007
Loved this show. Watched each episode.
Do some more.
Makes me feel like i'm still living in SoCal. That '57 Chev gasser in blue was superb!
slick

Toronto, Canada

#16 Sep 24, 2007
Cool theme,cool boss's, excellent machinery,
I found shine and co. ADDICTIVE.
Hope theres more ta come.
Arc Master

Redondo Beach, CA

#19 May 11, 2013
The builds that come out of SoCal are badass but the show Hard Shine blows. A few episodes and I was so sick of the girl Sarah to the point that I had to change the channel. What an idiot she is. A good idea but poor casting plus Shine himself is one boring dude on camera.
harly1825

Pittsburgh, PA

#20 Jan 27, 2014
The cry baby must go, she is nothing but a drama queen, It wouldn't be bad if she was nice to look at, but she is not, skinny, skanky, she doesn't want to learn, just wants everybody to fell sorry for her.

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