Wondered where our Transport Evolved shows have been — or why there have been no updates to our YouTube Channel?
We thought it was about time to give you an update.
Dear Transport Evolved Readers and fans,
As some of you might have noticed, we’ve been operating on a lower-than-usual output for the past month or so, with our main Transport Evolved news site producing modest stream of articles but our YouTube channel lying dormant for the past five weeks or so.
As a consequence, we’ve had a steady stream of comments from viewers and readers asking us what’s going on and more importantly, when (or if) they should expect new shows.
Some have even worriedly asked if we’re planning on returning at all.
Luckily, our absence from YouTube hasn’t been caused by any kind of extra-terrestrial event, crisis or health issue. Rather, it’s been a consequence of a 4,850-mile relocation of the main Transport Evolved studios from Bristol, UK to Portland, OR, USA.
While the majority of our editorial team has stayed exactly where they were at the start of the summer, I — and my family — have been in the throws of a pretty huge move. And because airlines don’t take kindly to an entire studio being shipped by air a third of the way around the world, we’ve had to rely on a shipping container to move our stuff from point A to point B.
That includes our main studio editing machine, our lighting rigs, and our green screen equipment. It also includes the lion’s share of the various B-roll libraries we use to bring you the show every week. And while we’d initially planned to bring you a stripped-down version of the show during the summer months, we’ve yet to officially move into our new studio. And that means we’ve not yet found anywhere quiet enough to film the show — and an Internet connection fast enough to upload it to YouTube.
Where’s the container? Right now, it’s somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, having navigated both the Atlantic Ocean and the Panama canal, something that I’m very pleased about. It’s due to arrive in the Pacific Northwest in a few weeks, but the exact date and time of its arrival depends on the weather and the current wait times at the local sea port.
Next week, we’ll finally move into our new temporary studio and with any luck, a new Internet connection will follow. Equipment permitting, we should have a TEN for you in a few more week’s time, even if our full set hasn’t arrived yet.
In the meantime, I’d like to ask you to be patient. We are coming back — and we’ve got some truly amazing plans for the coming months. It’s important to all of us here at Transport Evolved to focus on quality of content rather than quantity of content, and we think you, our readers and viewers agree.
Finally, while we’re not going to be online this week, I’m going to be taking part in National Drive Electric Week tomorrow with Micah, the latest addition to the Transport Evolved fleet. We’ll be among the many cars on display in Wilsonville, Oregon. If you’re in the area, do drop by and say hi!
Thanks for being patient, keep an eye out for updates — and be prepared for the awesome new things we’ve got planned for you all!
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