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Southern Steel

Discovery Channel (ended 2005)


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Southern Steel

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After 21 years of working long days and sleepless nights, Randy Simpson is finally living the dream. He owns his own custom motorcycle shop and has the opportunity to build one-off customs on the Discovery Channel. Southern Steel is set in the small town of Lynchburg,Va with founder and president Randy Simpson running the company his way, in the fast paced race to the top of the custom motorcycle building industry. The crew at Milwaukee Iron do more than pick up a motorcycle parts catalog and start ordering parts,these guys fabricate!Produced by Pilgrim Films.
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  • My heart felt condolences go out to the family and friends of the late Gary woolford of Milwuakee Iron who past away on Sept. 27th 2005. R.I.P. and thanks for the memories.moreless

    This show has a lot of promise. With the loss of a very key master builder, designer and of course four leaf clover hunter Gary Woolford. It might be too hard for the show to bounce back. In my eyes, it still has a chance if the show doesn't get the axe by Discovery channel before it gets the chance to fight for survival.
  •  Another motorcycle building show set within the walls of Milwaukee Iron. Very similar to American Chopper without the constant bickering.

     Good, mellow show. It\'s much more relaxing to watch than many of the Discovery Channel\'s other reality shows like American Hot Rod and American Chopper. The people at Milwaukee Iron actually seem to get along with each other, and build some pretty nice bikes. I\'ll miss it when it\'s off the air!
  • "Southern Steel" is another in the reality build it show genre, but lacks the unique twist to make it a recurring draw.

    The number of build-it reality shows has grown with the acceleration worthy of a speed machine. Unfortunately, the shows are not as well thought out as the contraptions they create. This show is in the mold of "American Chopper" with a larger cast of colorful individuals. All are involved in the creation of a motorcycle, the "Steel." The only unique factor is the geographical location and cultural qualities of this below the Mason Dickson Line crew, "The Southern." This is the mix that creates "Southern Steel." Unfortunately, that is it.

    The show needs a unique twist to set it apart from "American Chopper," "Monster Garage," and "American Hot Rod." It is too bad the creators did not take the time to fine tune the concept. The characters could be used in other ways. At present, it is just another two wheel build it show for those who did not complete their fix with the weekly episode of "American Chopper."moreless