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'American Restoration' Stops By The Boardwalk For The Next Two Wednesdays

01/17/2012 06:04 pm ET | Updated Mar 18, 2012

It's been a big winter for Santa Cruz on national television and the hits keep on coming. Chris Rene placed third in X Factor a few weeks ago, and last week the Food Network's Restaurant: Impossible staged one of its most dramatic episodes at the downtown restaurant, Hoffman's Bistro and Patisserie.

Wednesday at 10 p.m. Seaside Company president Charles Canfield will provide the drama in this show's version of Pimp My Ride. It's not a car or amusement ride that's being pimped, but a 100-plus-year-old machine called a Mutoscope that was basically the first movie player.

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