We've seen some good car shows, and we've seen some bad ones. But this has to be just about the worst one we've ever seen – and that mostly comes down to its host.

Though better known as a rapper, there was a time when Vanilla Ice hosted a car show. And not in the States, either: it was broadcast on Men & Motors, a dedicated car channel jointly operated by ITV and Sky, two of Britain's biggest broadcasting companies. Richard Hammond used to host on the channel long before he joined Top Gear. So did Princess Tamara of Spain. And unfortunately so did Rob Van Winkle, also known (for better or worse) as Vanilla Ice.

The producers, in their infinite wisdom, had rap Van Winkle over here presenting to the extreme modified hatchbacks and sedans like the Vauxhall (née Chevy) Nova, Citroën Saxo and Ford Sierra. You know, because the kids these days. Or those days. Which is when we were kids, come to think of it. Anyway, the results were a bit like Ali G, only Vanilla was serious – or tried to be, anyway. Check out the hook while the DJ revolves it in the four clips below.








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      Kenwood
      • 6 Months Ago
      Just wanted to add that I stand with the group who sticks up for Vanilla. I applaud him for keeping his career going, doing what he likes and trying different things. He seems like a decent guy and I'd definitely relish the chance to meet him at a Cars and Coffee, have a drink with him and chat about cars. Ripping on him for what he did decades ago is what's really lame.
        Bernard
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Kenwood
        The fact that he was wise enough to move on from that is very respectable. Too many can't get passed letdowns like that.
      MotionDesigner
      • 6 Months Ago
      Rice, rice baby.
      PoMoMangler
      • 6 Months Ago
      Vanilla Ice makes the world more interesting.
      Alan Dobson
      • 6 Months Ago
      Love his show on DIY, the Vanilla Ice Project. Seems like a genuinely good guy on the show. I think he's better at flipping houses than hosting a car show --
        Cool Disco Dan
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Alan Dobson
        He did some kitchen redo in an amish house and it was a really good show.
      Narom
      • 6 Months Ago
      Never knew Men and Motors actually had cars shows, i only remembered what came on late at night
      Justin Campanale
      • 6 Months Ago
      If it wasn't for Fred First, Vanilla Ice would take the crown as the most annoying person making "music" today
        Making11s
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Justin Campanale
        "Today"? What day in 1999 do you think it is?
        Chris
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Justin Campanale
        In terms of annoyingness, I don't think either even hold a candle to Adam Lambert, Nickelback, and all those prissy boy bands.
          Chris
          • 6 Months Ago
          @Chris
          Oh and Justin Beiber...
      Andre Neves
      • 6 Months Ago
      Should've brought his 5.0
      NY EVO X MR GUY
      • 6 Months Ago
      Do do do dodo do dooo. Ice ice baby. I'm going to YouTube Jim carey on in living colour as vanilla ice. Good times.
      Corby
      • 6 Months Ago
      What did he do in any of these videos to warrant you bashing on him. He was well spoken. Asked simple questions and didn't pretend to know things. You guys should be ashamed of producing the article and wasting our time.
      Jaybird248
      • 6 Months Ago
      Rob lives in my Florida neighborhood. He renovates and flips houses now and recently got a businessman of the year award. Still does occasional personal appearances as a rapper for charity and such. No more car shows, at least that I know of. I don't wonder why.
        damianvargas
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Jaybird248
        I've heard him on interviews and he has definitely proven himself quite the businessman. So while it's ok I guess to have a chuckle at his expense he seems to be getting the last laugh as he definitely paid attention when learning how to completely not flame out like other has been stars.
      aatbloke1967
      • 6 Months Ago
      Autoblog, the Vauxhall Nova was Vauxhall's version of the Opel Corsa A and d├ębuted in 1983. It bore no relationship to the Chevrolet Nova in any guise.
      Kenwood
      • 6 Months Ago
      Kind of reminds me of some bad car shows that came out of Canadian TV several years back like Tuner Transformation and Sports Car Revolution. They were the kind of shows that were pretty amateurish but entertaining nonetheless. I enjoyed watching them on weekend mornings for a couple years and was disappointed when they went away.
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