A few minutes of talking with San Diego-based former chiropractor Bill Wu is all it takes for it to become clear as to why he was chosen to be on the new Discovery Channel show “One Car Too Far.” He’s a gear head, a character, and he’s found a way to realize his dream on a fulltime basis.
Discovery Channel’s “One Car Too Far” Sundays 9 p.m.
On the episode of “One Car Too Far” that airs on Sunday, August 26, Wu and Humphrey have to problem solve their way out of the frozen peak of a volcano. The two must navigate over dangerous crevasses, ice fields, and razor sharp ice slopes — all in freezing temperatures.
MacGyver will soon have some competition in the form of San Diegan Bill Wu.
Wu and former British Special Forces soldier Gary Humphrey, aDaniel Craig 007 double, co-star in a new reality TV dramadventure. Their mission: To find a four-cylinder Jeep that has been airlifted and dropped somewhere in the remote Chilean wilderness. Then, in a race against the clock, to drive it off mountain tops, across glassy glaciers riddled with bottomless crevasses, over rocky volcanic terrain and through rain forests, relying only on their wheels and their wits.
The series, “One Car Too Far,” premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. on Discovery Channel. Wu, a racing competitor and self-admitted car fanatic who customizes and sells Hummers, uses his “engine-uity” to fashion weapons from car parts, seal a cracked radiator with an egg and substitute a twig for a snapped spark plug wire. He even replaces a broken axle with a log. As for the Mission Beach resident’s wife, Cindi, luckily she didn’t realize the life-threatening perils her husband faced until after the five episodes were filmed.