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Rasta Blasta blasting onto television with 'Rust Valley Restorers' set in Shuswap

December 06, 2018 - 3:34 PM

TAPPEN - The Rasta Blasta is set to make his small-screen debut tonight, introducing thousands of people to classic cars, beautiful Shuswap scenery, and a colourful cast of characters.

"Rust Valley Restorers" premieres tonight, Dec. 6, on the History Channel. It stars Mike Hall, better know as the Rasta Blasta, and his crew of auto mechanics. Episodes focus on the team trying to restore broken-down cars to their former glory.

Hall became a minor celebrity last year when he tried to sell his five-acre parcel of land in Tappen. The catch? It was filled with over 300 cars Hall had collected over 40 years. He'd been meaning to repair them, but by 2017 he'd only managed to touch-up four due to time constraints.

Now he's got a chance to tackle the rest. While he was unsuccessful in selling his valley of forgotten cars, he captured the attention television producers. Mayhem Entertainment, in association with Corus Studios, produced the show for the History Channel. It will fit in snugly with programming such as "Counting Cars" and "Big Easy Motors."

In the show, Hall, along with his friend and son, will work their way through a series of neglected vehicles. The show also promises to provide a peek into the lifestyle of people in Tappen and the surrounding area.

"When other people look at this junk, they just say it's garbage," Hall said in a video trailer for the series. "But when I look at it I see something that can be brought back to life."

"Rust Valley Restorers" premieres at 10 p.m. today, Dec. 6 on the History Channel.

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