Behind the Scenes at FantomWorks
Please browse our TV FAQ.
Have questions about the TV show or what goes on behind the scenes? Below you will find the most frequently asked questions about our show. Some questions span multiple categories, so don’t be surprised if you see the same question in more than one location. We want to make it easy for you to find answers. If your question isn’t here or you want more information, don’t hesitate to contact us.
TV Show Questions
1. Does FantomWorks sell cars?
The vehicles restored at FantomWorks are customer owned. Each customer has either purchased or already owns their classic vehicle before bringing it to us for restoration. As a classic car restoration and repair shop, our job is to provide our customers with the services to improve or renew the look and performance of their classic automobile. FantomWorks does, however, host a free site where you can list or browse listings of classic cars for sale. You can view our courtesy listings here: http://classifieds.fantomworks.com/
2. How often does filming occur at FantomWorks?
The production of a TV show requires a lot of time and effort. Especially when filming at a fully functional auto shop. FantomWorks has projects both on and off screen and the crew is constantly working to make sure that our standard of quality work is maintained throughout. As a result, filming is almost constant. Our film crew does their best to catch every moment, which often requires coverage of several projects at once.
3. How can I get my car on the show?
If you would like to submit your vehicle for consideration to be restored at FantomWorks, please fill out our contact form below. FantomWorks does their best to accommodate all of our potential customers. That being said, we cannot guarantee that every project will make it onto the show. After we have received your information and determined that we will be able to take on your project, our producers will meet with Dan and decide which vehicles are going to be followed through the restoration process.
4.Who pays for the restorations?
All restorations are paid for by the customer. FantomWorks is, as previously stated, a fully functioning antique vehicle restoration company. We provide a range of services for our customers’ antique vehicles from full restorations, to modifications, to tune ups and inspections. As with most businesses, we are not able to provide these services for free.
5. Is the show scripted?
The short answer is no. The show is unscripted. All of the crises, triumphs, fights, laughs, and most importantly the work is real. It is impossible to show every hour of every day on TV, so yes, you will mostly see highlights from the process. As Dan likes to say, “FantomWorks is not a show about a car restoration company, it is a car restoration company that is being filmed.”
6. Is it filmed on a set?
FantomWorks is filmed on location at DRS Automotive FantomWorks. It is a full restoration garage for classic automobiles, americana, aircraft, and boats. It is not a set.
7. Are the deadlines real?
The deadlines are very real. We always do our best to have work completed on time, unless that means sacrificing quality. Any extra time that would cause us to go over a deadline to return a customer’s vehicle is discussed and approved with the customer beforehand.
8. Is there a way to watch the show if I don’t have the Velocity channel?
Yes! You can check out highlights from the show on our website or Velocity’s website. Velocity has also made our second season available on Amazon and Amazon Prime.