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sideache
07-30-2006, 10:58 PM
I love the show Top Gear. Unfortunately they don't air anymore of the episodes in SoCal. What are some of your favorite segments?
Here's one of mine.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=ydASBfm8rtU&search=top%20gear%20carver

78Z
07-30-2006, 11:17 PM
The Winter Olympics one was great as well.

07-31-2006, 07:00 AM
Clarkson in the Atom.
Giggling like a schoolgirl while his face flapped in the wind.

kennypinkerton
07-31-2006, 09:09 AM
I like the Coupes that are not a porsche for under $1500. And the supercars for under $10,000 challenges.

I also like just about any of the crazy races with a car agianst just about anything else.

If you read the FAQ's and can figure it out on your own... and have broadband... You can get every new episode the monday after it airs here...
http://www.finalgear.com
...or so I've heard. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Scott_Hower
08-01-2006, 06:24 AM
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Clarkson in the Atom.
Giggling like a schoolgirl while his face flapped in the wind.

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Mine too... "I am an animal!!"

PATR8
08-01-2006, 09:16 AM
Top Gear did a segment on the TR 8, any one have an ida where I could find it? I have googled it and come up with hundreds of segemnts but not this one. Thanks

Nunyas
08-01-2006, 11:41 AM
one of the more fun ones I like is the one where they raced a 130HP Bugeye Sprite against some 200+HP Peugeot "Hot Hatch" up the "famous" Prescott Hillclimb course. Stig drove both cars up the hill, and the Bugeye won... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOIupobZmVo )

Let's see... then there's the "old race cars" (primarily rally cars) vs modern cars (the part where they raced a Ford Escort Cosworth against a new Ford Focus was great)... and the old sports cars vs new sports cars.

Then there's the Lotus Exige S vs the Ford Mustang GT... this one is probably my most favorite clip.( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGx1Au8Rh9c )

The Veyron vs the airplane was good fun as well. This one ran a full episode, if I'm not mistaken.

kennypinkerton
08-01-2006, 07:05 PM
I remember one with a bit on a tr-6 too... But I can't find it now. I have recordings of all of the last 3 seasons too, I guess I need to rewatch them all, and catalog what's in each of them. (or is there an online index?) I need to get the first 4 seasons... I've also watched some of the 90's ones before Tiff and Jeremy had a ego battle, and Tiff went on to do Fifth Gear, and BBC dropped Top gear for a couple years. Those are pretty good shows too.

swift6
08-01-2006, 07:18 PM
On the TR6 episode I think James was driving it around with the top down, as he should, on a typical (light drizzle)British day.

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michalotti_tr
08-02-2006, 07:53 AM
As I recall, he called it a "Proper bloke's car"

drooartz
08-02-2006, 11:06 PM
If you sign up for the forums on http://www.finalgear.com, there are some episode guides which you can search. Hypothetically, you can get all the episodes of the current show. I wouldn't know, of course, but gathering the entire set is possible, and might even be quite enjoyable. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Series 8 (most recent series) is also available to view on the BBC site now legally:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbctwo/programmes/?id=top_gear

VitSport6
08-02-2006, 11:56 PM
I have only seen a few but the Atom, M5 and Toyota truck shows were my favorite.

TRDejaVu
08-03-2006, 03:05 PM
Why can't they have interesting car shows like this or Fifth Gear over here? They cover more of the driving experience and "what-ifs", than the bland US ones which are just like a new car advertisement every week.

My other beefs are with the resto shows which rarely show you anything practical and the collector car shows which cover "trailer queen" cars that only Jay Leno can afford.

OK, its very hot here in PA, hence the rant. I think I feel better now.

Nunyas
08-03-2006, 03:24 PM
it's because we have what they don't have... We have OPMA (Over Protective Mothers of America) standing in the way telling everyone that if shows like that air over here then our kids will be driving crazy because of shows like it and video games. Mean while, movies that depict decapitation and maming now get a PG-13 rating...



erm... sorry... i think i went a bit off the deep end there.

RobSelina
08-04-2006, 12:00 PM
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one of the more fun ones I like is the one where they raced a 130HP Bugeye Sprite against some 200+HP Peugeot "Hot Hatch" up the "famous" Prescott Hillclimb course. Stig drove both cars up the hill, and the Bugeye won... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOIupobZmVo )



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That's my fav!

JamesWilson
08-04-2006, 12:20 PM
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Nice to see an LBC doing its thing....

Nunyas
08-05-2006, 05:41 PM
I'm dieing to see that TR6 clip now.... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif


I was watching one of season 8's episodes the other night (the one where they hi-jacked a radio station, and kept calling a Cadillac glorified Saab) and in one of the traffic report scenes a saw the front right of a CB MGB peak out from behind some car. Nothing major, but still fun to see them out and about in the modern world... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

drooartz
08-06-2006, 10:27 PM
The TR6 episode is Series 2 #5, June 8, 2003. There's a a couple of indexes available online the detail what's in each show. That's a good bit--might just pop off and watch it before I go to bed.

healeyneil
08-08-2006, 07:10 AM
Sorry to say that there are lots of people in the UK that think Clarkston etc are Irresponsible and somehow force people to go out and drive like loonies

Baz
08-08-2006, 07:14 AM
I have to admit, back in the early 90's he did a bit on the Renault 5 GT Turbo. Because of him I bought one, and drove like a looney. I wasn't forced however, back then I was quite capable of being irresponsible without any help.

Steve_S
08-08-2006, 01:59 PM
I don't buy that. They do their test driving on a closed race track, and the real performance driving is done by a professional race car driver in a full racing suit and helmet. Blaming the show for kids acting like idiots is idiotic in itself. Movies like the new "Fast and the Furious" are far more at blame than a TV car review show.

Nunyas
08-08-2006, 04:22 PM
eh... I chaulk young wreckless driving to hormones and competitiveness...

sideache
08-08-2006, 09:40 PM
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I don't buy that. They do their test driving on a closed race track, and the real performance driving is done by a professional race car driver in a full racing suit and helmet. Blaming the show for kids acting like idiots is idiotic in itself. Movies like the new "Fast and the Furious" are far more at blame than a TV car review show.

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I'm not so sure. After watching this particular episode, I was influenced to put wheels on my couch. My backyard shed also moves fairly fast. I'm awefully impressionable. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

http://www.supadump.com/videos/044-autos.php

Steve_S
08-09-2006, 01:20 AM
Oh man, that's good stuff! ROFL! I just wonder how they ever got such creations road legal in the UK.

Baz
08-09-2006, 06:58 AM
If the 'Ford Ka' can be made legal, anything can.

Nunyas
08-11-2006, 05:17 PM
hah! I just found the TR6 clip on You tube...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGh_cXJawDQ

It's the "blokiest bloke's car" ... heheh

kennypinkerton
08-11-2006, 09:53 PM
And all that manhood from Jaqmes May - aka Cap'n Slow. The guy who likes big saloons and mansion lifestyles. It makes the car that much more special! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif