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Rust Valley Restorers host finally selling his 500 cars, Shuswap property

The cast of Rust Valley Restorers.
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September 12, 2021 - 2:31 PM

The host of a popular History Channel show is finally selling his Tappen property and roughly 500 cars after years of planning to retire.

Mike Hall became a local celebrity back in 2017 when he tried to sell his five-acre parcel of land in the Shuswap. The catch? It was filled with more than 500 cars Hall had collected in the last 40 years.

The show Rust Valley Restorers stars 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.

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

Now, Hall said the “field of dreams” has finally been sold and an Electric Garage auction for the cars will be held at the property, Oct. 2 at 9 a.m. The auction will be taped live for the show, which received a green light for season four back in May. Two seasons of the show are also available on Netflix.

He doesn’t know if the show will continue. “It’s all up in the air. I’m turning 65… so I’ll keep 20 or 30 and see what happens but we’re still filming this year,” he said.

Attracting a massive fan base for its unique approach to restoration, Rust Valley Restorers is a Top 10 program amongst men ages 25 to 54, according to Corus Studios, which owns the History Channel.

Hall said the feeling of leaving the property hasn’t sunk in yet. “I’ll let you know the day of the auction when they’re all gone.”

“Forty years of my life is going to vanish in one day. I mean, I’m kind of sad but like, I don’t know. What do you do? There are no guarantees in life, I could drop dead tomorrow and then what’s going to happen with the cars?” he said.

Hall will be keeping mostly muscle cars and a dodge convertible.

For more information on the auction, visit the Electric Garage website.

Watch Rust Valley Restorers on the History Channel in Canada and Motor Trend in the U.S.

- This story was corrected at 1:11 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, 2021 to clarify Hall is selling his cars and has not yet sold them. Additional information has been added to clarify where the new season of the show can be viewed.

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