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Javier Lopez

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« on: 01-04-2006 14:01 »

So, anyone more here also watchs Top Gear?
i like it a lot, specially the hummour, i take most of things they say like they are mean to be, jokes.

The last season was hell short (maybe jeremy`s spine?) but funny.. and that Buggatti Veyron...   eek

                 
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Archie2K

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« Reply #1 on: 01-04-2006 14:17 »

Is one of the greatest shows ever. Certainly the most enjoyable motoring show to watch. I really want James and Richard to find a form of transport faster than a car though. They show the inherent ineptness of public transport, getting from the station to where you are actually going to.

So how far out does Top Gear go? I've certainly seen it on BBC World in Greece. It won an Emmy in the US (betcha didn't know that, guys!).
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #2 on: 01-04-2006 14:27 »
« Last Edit on: 01-04-2006 14:27 »

Actually if they were not given so many delays they might have won..

I also laughted at the classic supercar challenge in wich they bought those old cars and Jeremy`s engine exploded..

when :

Richard: And so far we have that Jeremy`s Masserati is slow, James`s Lamborguiny is rubbish, and my Ferrari...
Jeremy: isnt a Ferrari
Richard: It`s a Ferrari!
Jeremy: it`s not a ferrari, teetch be quite!
Richard: It`s a... I have noT, its a, i not,it, i .i...
Jeremy: so lets get back to the action!


Or the classic:

Jeremy: Whats this?...It`s a teetch whitening kit!
Coilette

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« Reply #3 on: 01-04-2006 15:05 »

I love watching Top Gear  smile

My favourite that's fresh in my memory was actually from an old Clarkson TV Show (Unleashed I think)

Jeremy: It's about relaxing as being tickled

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« Reply #4 on: 01-04-2006 16:09 »

I love the format of Top Gear now, they've finally got it right.  With the studio audience.  I'd love to do that fast lap too!
Archie2K

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« Reply #5 on: 01-04-2006 16:32 »

Blind yourself and you might be allowed on the track. The amusement that a blind man directed by Clarkson can go round the track father than Richard Whiteley (bless him) or Harry Enfield.
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #6 on: 01-04-2006 17:50 »
« Last Edit on: 01-04-2006 17:50 »

anyone can go faster than Whiteley , i watched his lap when it came up and it was like driving at street at 50km/h.. in the follow throught you could se the Liana passing at low revs and lower speed..

I love the fact that the fastest non-F1 pilot is in fact a  woman! , good ellen mcarthy! . that will show those machist who are all day saying thay a woman is necesarily a bad driver, (most of them actually are, but not for being human)

I dont understood WHY in this series they didnt tried the new Alfa 159, they love Alfas come on, and is the top chasis in the BMW 3 series segment.

The only things i dont like of the show:

-Over-British: I respect other cultures and i hate stereotypes, i undestood that the show is british,but they are all day esting TVRs,Astons,Marcos,Morgans, and so on.. cars that nobody cares.. Also they overmock other peoples about stereotypes,that can be funny , i admit, but there is a limit even on funny shows like this.

-Anti-Diesel: I drive a petrol Golf GTI,i drived a diesel orion and my father and brother (and the rest of my family in fact) owns diesel engines..  is funny mock diesels, but, only for being diesel they say directly is rubish. Sorry, i like the Turbo-Diesel Inyection (TDIs) engines a lot, not only for fuel economy, but because they have HUGE torque in the low-med rev zone, so driving a TDI of 110 or more hp is very similar to drive a V6 or a V8, i love torque in the low-med rev zone more than peak-power. I want to push the pedal and feel the car moving up from the low rev, not go until 7400rpm with no torque bellow.. so for that i love diesel engines, and turbo diesel engines are better than normaly aspirated petrols in that matter, with the plus of fuel economy, they should see like that, and in fact there was a program were they tested a diesel VW Lupo against a 1.4 petrol Lupo, and Jeremy said he liked more the diesel for the torque in the low-med rev zone. Why then they are allways mocking up ever sinze. Its funny but they give no break, any idiot who watch the show and have no idea will surely hate diesels and will not know why..

Plus, guess for example what diference there is between my Golf GTI 8v engine and the 16v twin cam engine..

the Twin cam 16v develops 27hp more, and gives you 1000rpm more (from 6500-7500). But the 8v, (mine) has in fact more hp and torque than the 16v until 4500rpm, so in real life, in the low-med zone, wich is the zone you will use more, the 8v is faster than the 16v, and the 16v will only faster if you drive in "racing mode"...

anyway i hope next season is longer and that it will launch sooner than this year`s spring season, wich launched in MAY..

                 
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« Reply #7 on: 01-07-2006 02:09 »

I really enjoy Top Gear... thanks to BBC World, we get watch it Canada as well.

Since you guys like Top Gear, I think you might like this site that features reviews written by Robert Fargo.

Here's a link: http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/content/11284468012104915795/


here's an excerpt (Ford Explorer 2005):

"Explorer? I just met her. And you know what? I like her. I know: falling in love with a 14mpg SUV at this precise moment in time is like getting engaged to the boss’ daughter a week after the old man’s been indicted by the SEC. Still, Ford’s provided plenty of justification for the love that dare not speak its name. Less poetically, they’re giving them away! Arrive at your local Ford dealer on a rusty bicycle with a note promising to pay a hundred bucks a week, and I reckon they’ll hand you the keys to a new Explorer in less time than it takes to pump $50 worth of premium down its steel-lined gullet"

Ben

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« Reply #8 on: 01-07-2006 06:17 »
« Last Edit on: 01-07-2006 06:17 »

Bittorrent it every Monday when it's showing. It's one of the best shows on television, anywhere.

I desperately wanted them to put the Stig in the Veyron and do a lap of the track, though. No fair!

I used to watch the old format Top Gear with both Tiff and Jeremy on BBC World when I was in high school and still living with my parents (I do miss cable sometimes..) and enjoyed it thoroughly, but I agree with Melll, the new format blows the staid old one out of the water. One of the free-to-air networks here has started showing it, but from two years ago. I have them on my PC already...

 
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It won an Emmy in the US (betcha didn't know that, guys!)

Well, anyone who watches the show would, considering they talked about it on air..
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #9 on: 01-07-2006 06:37 »
« Last Edit on: 01-07-2006 06:37 »

Acording to their website the Stig did drive the Bugatti Veyron, the site said "the Stig cryed when he drove it", but there is no lap time, my guess is that Bugatti (VW) didnt allow them to do the power lap, but they had the bugatti on the studio and they drived it a bit on the track..

In the other hand, i really think that the programme staff know who the Stig is, in the past they said they didnt know even who he was and that was proved wrong sinze he was Perry Mccartie , but then they "killed" the old stig hand have the new one, who is a lot better than the old one (just see the times) . They are with him all day and he is in every test, they must know who he is. Also i renember in one forum of Peugeot, Top Gear did a generation battle of old vs new style, one guy of the forum was called to Top Gear to lend his Peugeot 205 GTI to the battle, and his car was requested by TopGear in the past for other test and he said the new Stig was other guy because he renembered the old one and the new one is another bloke.
Also all guests speak to him when learning the track.

By the way, Richard`s cars change is even faster than Jeremy`s. He owned a Porsche 911 carrera 83 for years, then he sold it to buy his beloved Dodge Charger, but in way less than a year he sold the Charger to buy a Morgan,wich arrived this may. And then now he sais he ordered a new Porsche 911 Carrera S. So now he is selling the Morgan? wow, thats car changing..
Zed 85

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« Reply #10 on: 01-07-2006 07:57 »

Oh I love Top Gear - I've watched it since it was the old format and the new format is much better.
I don't know about Anti-Diesel, I still remember that report Jeremy did where he drove an Audi (I think) Diesel from London to Edinborough and back on a single tank of petrol (though that was at a leisurely pace while sacrifising virtually every other gas guzzling feature like A\C, radio, windows, stoping and starting)
It made me seriously think about getting a Diesel as my first proper car - whenever that may be. I love my Volvo dearly, but I can only do about 210-50 miles before I need to tank her up. Unfortunately my dad has a Volvo diesel and I think there have been several occasions in my driving where I have had to accelerated quickly to avoid an accident (like, the blind junction I have to negotiate just to get out of my house with most cars coming from the blind direct naturally ignoring the speed limit) and in those circumstances I feel the Diesel may have failed me.
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #11 on: 01-07-2006 08:46 »
« Last Edit on: 01-07-2006 08:46 »

In the contrary Zed, a good diesel is the best for those situations, because turbo diesel engines, specially modern ones (excluding the small engines ones, like 1.4-1.6 and 1.7, from 1.9 is ok) have all the punch and torque in the low, so when you need to acelerate quick a diesel will get off faster than the equivalent petrol.

Jeremy didnt sacrificate the radio, only he told that heavy metal/rock makes you to get a right foot heavier, so he used Radio2 all the way..

sinze im not english im wondering whats all those jokes about Radio2...

oh.. and drive economicaly is pretty hard, i currently hold the 2nd record of distance made with one tank of fuel in a Golf II GTI in our VW GTI club, i managed to make 840km with 57liters petrol.. it was even funny because the boredom of making 400km of motorway at 90km/h was overtaken by the "lets see how far i can go with this fuel" intrigue.

I would start a "what car you own/drive" thread but dont know if there is allready one open.. or recent
Archie2K

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« Reply #12 on: 01-07-2006 10:12 »

BBC has four standard radio stations. Radio 1 is the young person's radio station and plays all the modern music and features loud presenters. Radio 2 is more old person's playing easy listening music and old hits. Radio 3 plays classical music and Radio 4 is talk and news.

There was much cheering when Radio 2 attracted more listeners than Radio 1, proving once and for all that modern music is shite. Hence the jokes.

Jeremy Clarkson is incredibly racist against other cultures in the show, however it is all done very tongue in cheek. If you actually read anything he says seriously he has a lot of respect for other cultures and what they do. Even Americans.

The old style Top Gear was still the most enjoyable motoring show on TV but the current one has more family appeal and not just to petrolheads. The decision to put it on Sunday night was sheer genius.
Ben

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« Reply #13 on: 01-07-2006 11:13 »

Tiff was, and still is, the better driver, although not nearly as TV-friendly. Too bad the other presenters on Fifth Gear are just so damned annoying.
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #14 on: 01-07-2006 19:27 »

Tiff and Vicky both had racing career pasts on their hands, so they are betters drivers..

Its odd, non of the current Top Gear presenters have racing past, and in Fifth Gear three of them have.
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #15 on: 01-08-2006 07:38 »

Oh by the way..
why James won the "Golden cock" award?

my english is not perfect..but i understood that he got a stain in his pants due to splash back from the tub?

(i understood little of the dialoge wich said in the take)

Richard: where had you been?
James: i was for a (-splash?-)
Jeremy: Ohh!! its (not understood)

you guys help?

RS 2thou

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« Reply #16 on: 01-08-2006 09:29 »

Thats such a funny and good show, only a pity when I missed the ep. with Monaro, but they should've had BA GT instead
Ben

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« Reply #17 on: 01-08-2006 10:00 »

True, the Falcon-based products definitely out-do the Holdens at the moment, but the former wouldn't really have much relevance to the UK market.
NoSocialLife

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« Reply #18 on: 01-08-2006 10:42 »

I'm not that into cars...(as I cannot drive them) but when my dad makes me watch it..I am not as repelled as other shows he watches. Funny as hell too!
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #19 on: 01-09-2006 08:32 »

Zed, Ben, dont make me quote myself and tell my why James won the "golden cock" award   big grin
Archie2K

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« Reply #20 on: 01-16-2006 15:12 »

cock = penis
splash = spillages from the penis when urinating in a hurry
golden = urine

Have fun in your Spanish dictionary looking them up  wink
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #21 on: 01-17-2006 07:29 »

nonononono

you are heavily mistaken...

by the way what a nasty mind you got..

the "golden cock" award is an award they give every year (sinze past year) for the biggest mistake o "cock" and the award is a literally golden cock, that jeremy bought two years ago i renember from the savings of a Lupo diesel over a petrol one.

Last year jeremy won the "golden cock" award for leaving the camera men and director in a montain with a Land Rover Discovery to get back and in the flight home Jeremy discovered to his horror that he has the Discovery keys in his pocket..

I dont need a dictionary to know that:

cock= male chicken  big grin, other thing is the mean of the word in the context
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« Reply #22 on: 01-29-2006 16:50 »

Tonights "best of" show is bloody fantastic!

Featuring Jeremy's review of the M5 when his pieces to camera are interrupted by the satnav woman.  Which he hated til he hit the "M" button.

The full-size remote control car thing was fantstic!

Driving 3 supercars around France (after trying to actually get em out of the car park).

All in all, pretty damn funny.
canned eggs

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« Reply #23 on: 02-02-2006 00:41 »

You remember the one where they raced a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti against a plane from England to Switzerland?  Well, Sport Compact Car magazine in the US is getting in on the action.  They raced a 525 hp R32 Skyline against a plane from LA to Vegas.  Some of the most heavily policed highways in the world.  And the stooge on the plane even got to drive himself to the airport.

The car won by one minute.
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« Reply #24 on: 02-09-2006 12:43 »

What kind of plane?  hmpf
canned eggs

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« Reply #25 on: 02-09-2006 23:11 »

Well, look, the idiots on the plane have to get to and from airports, which is never easy.  And they have to use public transportation at least some of the time, which is a death sentence.

And I just watched Top Gear on the Discovery Channel, coincidentally.  They borrowed an Enzo off Pink Floyd's drummer.  I'm not a big fan of the Enzo. 

Meh.
mookie427

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« Reply #26 on: 02-10-2006 05:07 »

top gear=best motoring show to come out of britain ever!

best quote from it, has got to be Richard Hammond, back in series three or four:

"I, am a driving GOD!" good god he got some stick for that.

and the fact that in the last race they did, James wasn't qualified to fly the plane at night  big grin

AND they tried to destroy a Toyota Hilux Pickup. It didn't die! They crashed it into walls, drove it down steps, submerged it in the sea, set it on fire, hit it with a wrecking ball, and put it on top of a block of flats, then blew the flats up! IT DIDN'T DIE!
canned eggs

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« Reply #27 on: 02-10-2006 10:53 »

I've seen a Hilux with 1.86 million miles on it.  On two engine rebuilds.  I've tried to kill one, too.  It doesn't happen.
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« Reply #28 on: 05-29-2006 08:51 »
« Last Edit on: 05-29-2006 08:51 »

 
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Originally posted by mookie427:
best quote from it, has got to be Richard Hammond, back in series three or four:

"I, am a driving GOD!" good god he got some stick for that.


My god that Bowler Wildcat was a beast! I'd love to drive that through some local woods!

Another great quote from Hammond is:
"I have not had my teeth done!"

Like when they took the Ferrari , Ford GT and Zonda to that bridge in France and they're talking about the cars and he just shouts it and theres an echo  smile

I love that episode. I can't stop watching it. I especially love the part where they are coming out of that multi story. That was amazing  big grin

*BUMP*

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« Reply #29 on: 05-29-2006 10:08 »

 
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Originally posted by mookie427:
top gear=best motoring show to come out of britain ever!

best quote from it, has got to be Richard Hammond, back in series three or four:

"I, am a driving GOD!" good god he got some stick for that.

and the fact that in the last race they did, James wasn't qualified to fly the plane at night   big grin

AND they tried to destroy a Toyota Hilux Pickup. It didn't die! They crashed it into walls, drove it down steps, submerged it in the sea, set it on fire, hit it with a wrecking ball, and put it on top of a block of flats, then blew the flats up! IT DIDN'T DIE!

Maybe Jeremy should have used that Toyota to make his amphibious car instead of the one he bought. Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't that one die after he stuck a super-boat engine on it and (accidentally) capsized it?
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« Reply #30 on: 05-29-2006 17:57 »

the Buggatti Veyron kicks ass but it is a bit dear and they didnt do the stearing and brakes untill the last minute
BeanBeanBean!

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« Reply #31 on: 06-14-2006 19:26 »

As if we arn't getting Top Gear for another 3 weeks cos' of the friggin' football. How queer. I WANT CARS!
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« Reply #32 on: 07-17-2006 04:55 »

Last night's episode was classic, the section where they went caravanning had me laughing so much tears were running down my face even though I'm sure some of they problems were staged  laff
mookie427

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« Reply #33 on: 07-17-2006 11:29 »

I agree. It was hilarious! How stupid were they to try and put out the fire with a sofa cushion?????
aslate

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« Reply #34 on: 07-18-2006 16:12 »
« Last Edit on: 07-18-2006 16:12 »

I only recently started watching it, but it was brilliant.

Last night's caravaning episode is a MUST SEE. You need to watch all 3 parts, they're just the caravaning part, not the whole episode:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
RS 2thou

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« Reply #35 on: 07-19-2006 03:33 »

Top Gear is back on Aussie TV, the first ep had that car soccer, damn that was good
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« Reply #36 on: 08-01-2006 04:02 »

So the series has ended already. What was that, six episodes? Must be Clarkson's back that's the problem!

Sunday's episode has to the best I've seen in a long time (having only seen the first episode of this series anyway). The van challenge was great. I had a feeling Richard's van was going to tip over in the police chase bit -- he took the corner just a little too fast.
The Bill music playing over James' "chase" had me in tears!  big grin
mookie427

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« Reply #37 on: 08-01-2006 04:18 »

definitely one of the highlights of this oh-so-short season was them pointing out Jesus in the Top Gear audience  big grin
Ben

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« Reply #38 on: 08-01-2006 05:39 »

I'm pretty sure they could've fitted Richard's van in the back of James'..
BeanBeanBean!

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« Reply #39 on: 08-01-2006 11:36 »

I only caught half of that episode cos' I was at work. Damn the bastards! I loved the van bit. Jeremy just not wanting to crry out physical labour and using James' van to take his own door off tongue
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