A Car is Born

and other workshop adventures


115 episodes


Jungle TV & i2i


Discovery > 70 countries

Mark's Role

Producer & Presenter

The original mechanics format kicks off with the complete build, from scratch, of a classic V8 supercar.  Presented and filmed in a way that makes viewers feel they are there, as it happens, step-by-step.

No script.  No voiceover.  No contrived jeopardy.  Made for amateur enthusiasts and fronted by one of their own.

In all, eight Is Born series follow Mark Evans on ten ambitious workshop adventures – kit builds and major restorations.  And, not just cars. There are motorbikes, an extreme off-roader and even a couple of aircraft!

Discovery H&L’s most popular mechanics strand in the UK.  Globally, Discovery’s most successful international lifestyle format. 

V8 AC Cobra replica

Europa Kit Plane

1965 Jaguar E Type

Rotorway Kit Helicopter

Westfield Race Car

Harley Davidson WLC45

Triumph Bonneville T120R

VW Beetle Trike

V8 Land Rover 100

MGB Roadster

Royal Television Society Award – Best Presenter (nominee)

Even if this column appears for twenty years, I doubt it will ever feature a more automotive-obsessed celebrity than Mark Evans.

Andrew English

The Daily Telegraph

Dr Mark Evans is a science communicator with an international profile as a TV presenter & producer