Just when you got to thinking that there was just no more reality to do shows about we find out that the auto parts business is inherently frenzied. Its ultra-competitive, product can be hard to locate and customers are often less than forgiving. But for Joe Ferrer and his burgeoning family owned business, BS&F Auto Parts (http://www.bsandfautoparts.com/), an extra ingredient was needed €“ life in The Bronx.
Based on an award-winning New York Television Festival pilot, Hard Parts: South Bronx is national cable television network SPEED€™s intense new primetime television series that debuts with a Special Preview onSaturday May 19, immediately following this year€™s running of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race from Charlotte Motor Speedway. Weekly episodes of the show can be seen every Thursday at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT premiering May 24.
€œIt€™s about my customers, as they want everything right now €“ or yesterday €“ they want it as fast as possible,€ Joe Ferrer said. €œBut as fast as they want the parts, they don€™t always pay in the same amount of time. Those are some of the difficulties you go through with a business like this. The economy is not exactly the best of times for any of us €“ it€™s a fight. It€™s a battle every single day.€
€œThe stakes are clear,€ added Mark Hickman, NorthSouth Productions Executive Producer & Partner. €œIf something is wrong with your car and you can€™t get to school, you can€™t get to work or you can€™t deliver a pizza – it€™s alarming. In some form or fashion everyone relies on their automobile and it€™s the unsung heroes of the parts business that keep a lot of those cars going.
€œWhat you see in the program is very real, so much so, the store is like an emergency room, but with more energy and excitement,€ Hickman continued. €œTheir clients demand that BS&F get them the part quickly. So it really is that kind of incredible pace and energy, from the minute the store opens at 7 a.m. until it closes at 5 p.m. It is a challenge to shoot because we are producing during the course of their business day. We sometimes want his (Joe Ferrer€™s) attention to a scene or something we need to capture, but he€™s more interested in getting a muffler out to his client – which is what he does.€
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