Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas

We have had a fantastic pouring out of support in the last few days from CJ Pony Parts, Stangnet, and people who are psyched about the show. I am hoping that on Monday we will have some good news for all. Until then, have a joy filled, peaceful Christmas celebration. God bless!

Monday, December 20, 2010

New release

All,
This just added from our friends at St. Farm. Check out 2 different videos that they did on their program Hi-Tech Toolbox.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uegEbR5bmAk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVz6up9-V2s

December20, 2010

Good day everyone. A little pre-Christmas update: 5500 views of the trailer. Nice work all who are spreading the news. Our latest help has come from Tampa Racing, Mustang Daily, Mustang Heaven, and (get this) Mustang Owners Club of Great Britain. Thanks for spreading the word all.

So here is thinking out loud: from everyone we have heard nothing but positive feedback about the idea for the show. The other day a guy comes in and says: that the show might not have the "drama" or "tension" for good TV.
I will be the first to admit we are not going to have a storyline every week that is a "do or die, gotta finish this build or else" theme. We will not have people fighting for the sake of fighting or should I say "entertainment". We will not have boxing ring installed so we can hash out our problems for the world to see, or fire people for the sake of it. However we will have some of the greatest cars from the Mustang world on here. And the story of the people who own them. We will show some great power and handling upgrades, how to restore parts correctly, racing, auctions (do's and dont's, and the excitement that goes with getting your dream car), the worlds best car shows (and what it takes to put one together), what it takes to develop a specialty Mustang and then market it. You will meet people from the Mustang press. Are you getting the theme? It's about you and your car. It's about what we do with the worlds greatest production automobile and the story that goes with it. From what I know about this little world in which I live everyday, the Mustang community is never boring. What do you think?

Monday, December 13, 2010

December 13, 2010

Good morning all. With your help the trailer hit 5200+ views! Nice job everyone.

Here's the status update: Discovery Channel sent us our Dear John letter. Here is what it said:
Thank you for your recent program submission to Discovery Channel. We appreciate not only the opportunity to review your proposal, but also your patience while the submission went through our review process.

Regretfully, we have to decline your submission. There is a great deal of value to your project. Unfortunately though, this proposal does not meet the current programming and inventory needs of the Discovery Channel. Please note all treatments/proposals have been discarded and tapes recycled.

Thank you again for giving us the opportunity to review the materials and for your continued interest in the Discovery Networks.

Sincerely,

Discovery Channel Program Development


We received a similar letter from HD network.

My dad says 'if it were easy, everyone would do it'. Agreed. So in the spirit of not giving up, we continue to shop to networks, have also gotten a few quotes on airtime, meeting with our entertainment attorney this week. He has some connections with producers, agents, networks. Lastly a meeting with a large prospective advertiser. Stay tuned for more info.

Thank all of you for your interest and support. Please continue to share with your like minded friends.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

November 30, 2010

Good morning all. Hope everyone had a great turkey day. Ours was swell.
As of this AM our YouTube link has had over 4700 hits! Very nice everyone. We have made submission to Discovery channel. These guys do a lot of stuff (Dirty Jobs, Myth Busters, Storm Chasers, American Chopper, Military Channel, Science Channel to name a few) and we thought this could be a good fit. Please keep your fingers crossed. We have also retained an  entertainment lawyer. He has some very good contacts and we hope this also furthers our efforts.

Please be aware that we are also on Twitter, Facebook, Google Buzz. All under American Pony Builders. Log on and leave us a message.

More to come. Have a great week!

Monday, November 22, 2010

November 22, 2010

Happy Monday! With nearly 4400 hits on the video and tons of comments we are feeling good about the fact YOU like it. Many comments on making sure we include their favorite year Mustang. The loudest group: FOX. Rest assured they will be part of the program. Our mechanic has Fox that has some great performance mods and our metal man has a Fox that is gorgeous. (yea i know we should have shown them. My bad.) So the news today, we are submitting to a few networks and know the process will take them a few weeks. As soon as we hear from them we will let you know. Until later, have a fantastic Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 15, 2010

November 15, 2010

Good morning all! Quick update: Over the weekend we had over 800 hits on our video trailer on YouTube! After 2 (two) short weeks we have over 3700 hits. We have had such a great response from people. Many have asked how they can help us. The best thing you can do is spread the word to all of your like minded friends. If you belong to a Mustang or Ford car club ask them to post the link on their website (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbAAGyIwoHQ&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL.) We will in turn use the hits we have gotten along with your feedback to use as ammo when we are shopping networks.

We sincerely appreciate your support for what we are doing. Stay on this website as we modify and update it. Have a great week.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Update November 8, 2010

Good Morning all! As of this morning There have been over 2400 views of the trailer. Thank all of you who watched and commented. Speaking of comments here are some of the popular ones:

Q: Great show! What date, time, and channel is this on?
A: we are currently shopping networks as we speak. Please follow are progress right here at http://www.americanponybuilders.com/.

Q: Will you feature any Fox bodies?
A: If it is Mustang we will.

Q: Is this going to be on TV or the web?
A: We are shopping for a TV network.


Although we are very interested in doing a weekly 1/2 hour TV show, we may entertain a webcast. What would you prefer? Why?

Friday, October 29, 2010

American Pony Builder TV show trailer coming Monday!

The video for the proposed TV show "American Pony Builders" will air Monday, November 1, 2010 at 9AM CDT. Please come to http://www.americanponybuilders.com/ to view. Thanks!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Welcome To American Pony Builders

Where The Rubber Meets The Road!
World renowned Shelby and Mustang restorer Jeff Yergovich doesn’t just love Mustangs, he LIVES MUSTANGS!

Jeff has been restoring Shelby’s and Mustangs for 35 years along with designing some of his own. He has seen the good, the bad, and the beautiful. In addition to showing you some of the greatest vintage and late model Mustangs on the planet in his shop (R&A Motorsports) Jeff will take you with him to car shows, auctions, events and show you the products he uses and why, along with great tech tips. Every car has a story, every owner has a story.

This is where the rubber meets the road, this is AMERICAN PONY BUILDERS!