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leela09

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« Reply #240 on: 09-09-2009 10:28 »

I loved this weeks show when they tested 3 budget priced supercars and Calrksons car lost it's brakes and all had lost at least half their horsepower.

I think they are hinting that "The Stig "is Michael Schumacher.
It's in this months mag.
PatchChord_Adams

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« Reply #241 on: 09-09-2009 22:50 »

Can't wait for the Veyron v. Airplane next week!
leela09

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« Reply #242 on: 09-10-2009 05:00 »

Can't wait for the Veyron v. Airplane next week!
I saw the Veyron test and still can't believe that at top speed the Veyron has a time limit of around 10 minutes.
Then out of gas.
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« Reply #243 on: 09-13-2009 00:09 »

Can't wait for the Veyron v. Airplane next week!

Is that a past TG program right? They did 2 Veyron vs airplane races actually.. one against the Eurofighter and other against a Cessna 182 across europe..


Quote from: leela09 link=topic=13377.msg1063439#msg1063439
I saw the Veyron test and still can't believe that at top speed the Veyron has a time limit of around 10 minutes.
Then out of gas.

"Coming up to top speed ..wich means the tyres will last only 15 minutes... but its ok.. because the fuel runs out in 12 "

When Jeremy raced that SLR across europe he said that at top speed it emptied a 19 galon fuel tank in 20 minutes..and that was a 620hp car
leela09

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« Reply #244 on: 09-13-2009 05:32 »

That's the appeal of Top Gear.Nobody in their right mind would use these for personal transport,so we live our fantasies through Jeremy and his crew.
They run through some amazing cars.

But you know you could actually modify a BMW and drive it an organized race.My uncle drove a F production car in south Florida in SCCA sanctioned meets.Really cool,but he never would let me touch his "baby".
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« Reply #245 on: 09-16-2009 06:42 »

I wound up linked to this forum for some reason, and thought the Clarkson fans might get a laugh out of the comments from offended Uhmericans. I sure as hell did.

Top Gear has definitely grown on me at this point.
Zed 85

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« Reply #246 on: 09-16-2009 19:45 »

I laughed. Tetchy Americans. big grin
leela09

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« Reply #247 on: 09-18-2009 20:29 »

Can't wait for the Veyron v. Airplane next week!
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Wow the Veyron cost Volkswagon 5,000,000 pounds to produce.
I wonder if they deliberately make the races closer to stimulate interest?Or could they be edited to tighten finishes?
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #248 on: 06-07-2010 20:41 »

Top Gear series 15 to start June 27th
Tweek

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« Reply #249 on: 07-05-2010 14:47 »

I'm enjoying the series so far, I laughed till I cried during the Reliant Robin section laff
Zed 85

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« Reply #250 on: 07-05-2010 18:29 »
« Last Edit on: 07-12-2010 02:01 by Gopher »

Yep, that pretty much had me in stitches as well. big grin
Funnily enough I hadn't seen many Reliants around on the roads lately, until that report, and then I saw three seperate ones in as many days. And this is the south! tongue Although that said, there was a mining community down here once upon at time...


Well, what do you know? Rubens Barrichello... big grin tongue
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« Reply #251 on: 07-19-2010 09:06 »

It is a shame that there were no Robins in this week's episode, I'm sure it could have been converted into a motor home with little difficulty laff
Archonix

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« Reply #252 on: 07-26-2010 12:22 »

Just now watched the Ayrton Senna tribute on Top Gear. Need a moment...
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #253 on: 07-26-2010 23:45 »

New ep was pretty clool, James May pushing the limits of the new Bugatti Veyron. Can't believe how much the tyres cost though, especially given how long they last (or don't)...
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« Reply #254 on: 08-07-2010 14:40 »

Some of the last few Top Gears have been the best I've seen in a long time, this series has been pretty great.
ilovebender.com

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« Reply #255 on: 03-06-2011 16:10 »
« Last Edit on: 03-06-2011 16:13 »

I like it, bump.

Jeremy Clarkson is funny, I saw this episode on Dave 'UK Channel, this might be a cliché but, not a person' - that I hadn't seen before, Dave show all the old episodes...

They were given a challenge, to turn Cars in to art, and given a gallery up north to do it.

Was cool.
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« Reply #256 on: 03-07-2011 13:16 »



It is a great show, though I only get to watch episodes on Netflix and clips on YouTube.  I especially liked the car-boat and semi truck challenges.
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« Reply #257 on: 04-14-2011 12:30 »
« Last Edit on: 11-15-2011 17:54 »

 big grin
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #258 on: 04-14-2011 19:37 »

Clarkson is a legend, you take him too seriously...
LobsterMooch
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« Reply #259 on: 04-15-2011 15:51 »
« Last Edit on: 11-15-2011 17:54 »

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Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #260 on: 04-15-2011 18:56 »

A bit harsh, but I can see why he gets a lot of hate, but I sorta like him for that as he just carries on anyway. Top Gear is just as much about comedy as it is cars since Hammond and Captain Slow joined, so many classic moments. I don't agree with everything Clarkson says, but I take most of it with a pinch of salt...
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« Reply #261 on: 04-15-2011 18:59 »

Clarkson is the reason I watch Top Gear.
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« Reply #262 on: 04-15-2011 20:51 »

Clarkson has the ability to be immensely arrogant without being utterly hated. It took him a while to get there though.
DrThunder88

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« Reply #263 on: 04-15-2011 21:20 »

Given the amount of pre- and post-production they do on the show, that Clarkson still portrays himself as arrogant, which is something I wouldn't expect an arrogant person to do, speaks more to the fact that he's playing a caricature of himself.  Yes, he's probably an insufferable ass, but it likely gets magnified for the sake of continuing the chemistry between the hosts.  I also doubt James May is such a sullen loser as he appears to be on the show, but that's the sort of thing that gets distilled out of his actual personality and played up on screen.

That being said, Netflix now has all of season 2 to season 12 or 13.  If I'm not around PEEL as much over the next few weeks, that will be why.
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« Reply #264 on: 04-15-2011 21:40 »

Clarkson is the reason I watch Top Gear.
Huh, he's the reason I don't watch it.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #265 on: 04-15-2011 21:48 »
« Last Edit on: 04-15-2011 21:50 »

Given the amount of pre- and post-production they do on the show, that Clarkson still portrays himself as arrogant, which is something I wouldn't expect an arrogant person to do, speaks more to the fact that he's playing a caricature of himself.  Yes, he's probably an insufferable ass, but it likely gets magnified for the sake of continuing the chemistry between the hosts.  I also doubt James May is such a sullen loser as he appears to be on the show, but that's the sort of thing that gets distilled out of his actual personality and played up on screen.

That being said, Netflix now has all of season 2 to season 12 or 13.  If I'm not around PEEL as much over the next few weeks, that will be why.

Good to see American's digging the British humour, there's just something about it, it's just... British y'know, in that classic kinda old but new skool way...
Svip

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« Reply #266 on: 04-15-2011 22:13 »

Clarkson is the reason I watch Top Gear.
Huh, he's the reason I don't watch it.

Must be because you are Irish and have no humour.  No wonder you all drink.
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« Reply #267 on: 04-17-2011 00:57 »

We have a different sort of humour, one that doesn't involve ridiculously annoying middle-aged British twats obsessed with cars. big grin
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #268 on: 04-17-2011 05:21 »

Its clear Clarkson plays a role , mostly as a buffoniced version of himself and most things he sais are jokes not suposed to be offending.

He plays stereotypical jokes , like the ones everybody says in their close circles , but at virtually everyone.... including the british and specially himself..
I renember that when that "group" that goes arround smashing pies in famous people's faces .. Clarkson was one of the very few to take it humorously and turn it into more humor "Good shot.. (eats part of the pie) mmmm delicious"

He is wrong in many things and maybe he is hatefull in his "real life" self.. but most of the things he sais have to be taken humorously..and are scripted
Svip

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« Reply #269 on: 04-17-2011 20:14 »

Or I suppose FazeShift doesn't watch Futurama because of the stuff Bender and/or Zapp Brannigan says?
RS 2thou

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« Reply #270 on: 04-18-2011 06:52 »

You're doing it wrong if you take Clarkson seriously, in a single episode he made racist comments about the Mexicans, Australians, and Germans. And yet for some reason only the Mexicans got offended enough to make a complaint.
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« Reply #271 on: 04-18-2011 16:04 »

I sort of agree with Fazshift, not liking Clarkson doesn't mean you lack a sense of humor. I don't find him offensive either as I don't take him seriously, I just find him tedius, like he is trying too hard to be controversal.
Svip

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« Reply #272 on: 04-18-2011 18:45 »

That's not agreeing with Fazeshift, that's making a rational statement opposing Clarkson's personality.
LobsterMooch
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« Reply #273 on: 04-18-2011 19:24 »
« Last Edit on: 11-15-2011 17:53 »

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Svip

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« Reply #274 on: 12-29-2011 02:02 »

Just saw the India Special.  More British flags upside down.  But it had the Mexican flag, so that was an upside moment for me.  I knew something was wrong instantly when he began painting a vertical green strip.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #275 on: 12-29-2011 13:18 »
« Last Edit on: 12-29-2011 13:19 »

The India Special was pretty good. Delivering the food by car was the funniest part, along with the absolutely insane things on the roads later on. I don't envy them driving along with those huge tyres though. That guy who drove into the side of Jeremy Clarkson, and didn't seem to give a flying fuck when he was spoken to, and then just drove off, wtf lol!...

Some of it was a bit predictable; I mean who didn't see James May's air conditioning getting broken from a mile off? Good stuff though...
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #276 on: 01-06-2012 14:57 »

Some of it was a bit predictable; I mean who didn't see James May's air conditioning getting broken from a mile off? Good stuff though...

What wasnt predictible was the effective revenge from James sabotaging Jezza's heater..

i laughted at that because in my Golf its just as easy to do as put the heater on max , the vent control to face and blower to max and then just pull the knobs out and thats it... you are stuck with a full head on heater and there is nothing you can do about it (unlike james who could stop and recharge the AC)

lol at the mexico stuff too... actually after withnesing how bad they took the jokes about them one wonders how they took this..

And this comes from a person who throws donkeys out of towers  wink
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #277 on: 01-06-2012 16:00 »

This somewhat sums up my feelings on 'Top Gear'.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #278 on: 01-06-2012 22:18 »
« Last Edit on: 01-06-2012 22:20 »

If he is so infuriated and angry at the insensitive things Jeremy Clarkson says as jokes, I can't even begin to imagine how he would feel if he watched Tosh.0. Not even in the same ballpark of offensive.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #279 on: 01-07-2012 00:25 »

He's not really worried about things being offensive as is probably evident from his own work ('Jerry Springer: The Opera'). He's just, as he explains at the end, using the values of 'Top Gear' to satirise 'Top Gear'. Hilariously so, I might add.
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