Wow! A lot of good stuff here. Having never created a show quality build, I do know that it takes patience, and attention to detail. Perhaps one day I'll take a shot at one, but as of now those two things elude me. That's why I came back to the hobby in the first place, to improve in those areas so it will help me at work.
I haven't, but I plan to put a couple on display, maybe in a case. One of the guys in the office across they way has a NASCAR curbside in his office so it's not a new idea there. One of the models I plan to display was given to me by one of the truck drivers and I'd like him to see I appreciate the gift as well.
Wheeler Dealers, FantomWorks, Bitchin' Rides. They give me inspiration and motivation in building my models. Each of these do more in-depth building and less of the drama than some others, although there is some in every one because I believe the producers of these shows don't know car guys and think that every show has to have some ridiculous drama scene. I like Graveyard Cars but they have way too much drama. I also like Legendary Motorcars but I don't think they have a show anymore. They had a bit too much drama as well though.