Waynes show is the only reality show I watch other then mythbusters. His older mechanic should have his own show.
Yes, Roger is a real character! Guy I know, Bill Rutan was on the show when Wayne restored then sold his old Hill Climb car he got from another local guy. VW Bug pan with Porsche motor and tricked out suspension. Held the record at Mt. Washington for decades. Roger and Bill raced against one another in the 50's and 60's.
EDIT: Most people don't know, but the camber compensater (anti-roll device) from a Porsche 356 bolts right onto VW bugs and Kharman Ghia of similar vintage. Still don't understand how people pay so much for those old, underpowered 356's....??
Because they stamped a number on every part and they are now collection worthy.