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posted 2005-May-8, 3:57 pm AEST
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O.P.

Does any one know when the new season of top gear starts??

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posted 2005-May-8, 4:13 pm AEST
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May 22nd :) can't wait

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posted 2005-May-8, 4:29 pm AEST
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LoneWolf writes...

Does any one know when the new season of top gear starts??

I don't mind this show too much but do prefer watching Jeremy's ole sparring partner Tiff Needell on Fifth Gear which is currently up to ep 7 for 2005.

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posted 2005-May-8, 4:35 pm AEST
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Im not such a big fan of The Fifth Gear... I prefer Top Gear...

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posted 2005-May-8, 4:38 pm AEST
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jlc car writes...

Im not such a big fan of The Fifth Gear... I prefer Top Gear...

Boom boom!

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posted 2005-May-8, 8:45 pm AEST
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Only about 2 weeks, 0 days, 8 hours, 16 minutes, and 6 seconds until the new Top Gear season starts on May 22nd! :D:D

meanwhile, 5th gear has been pretty average so far this year.

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posted 2005-May-8, 9:00 pm AEST
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mexiwi writes...

Is it shown on BBC World on Foxtel?

Has been on BBC World in the past so the new season probably will be too.

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posted 2005-May-8, 9:17 pm AEST
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cool :) may 22nd!
i read somewhere that it was going to be back in july.

i much prefer top gear over fifth gear. tiff is too nice when reviewing things.. and he's always smiling.

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posted 2005-May-8, 9:39 pm AEST
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5th Gear is good - cant wait for Top Gear to start again though, Jeremy Clarkson brings it to a whole new level

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posted 2005-May-8, 10:04 pm AEST
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brewie writes...

Interesting to note that the BBC World version is an edited down 30 minute episode

Yeah I though it was, I kept coming across it just as it was finishing (supposed that's one pro for the Foxtel IQ ripoff) and noticed it kept saying it had a 30min slot. Dunno why they can't give it the full 60min.

5th gear is on Arena or one of those channels, but don't really watch it.

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posted 2005-May-9, 12:07 am AEST
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think the biggest part they cut out is that Reasonably Priced Car Challenge.
Which I have to say is rather boring (mostly unknown bristish star) and it's no biggie that it's gone...

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posted 2005-May-9, 8:09 am AEST
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Fifth Gear is a cheap imitation of Top Gear.

Clarkson could kick Tiff's arse any day.

think the biggest part they cut out is that Reasonably Priced Car Challenge.
Which I have to say is rather boring (mostly unknown bristish star) and it's no biggie that it's gone..


I disagree.

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posted 2005-May-9, 11:08 am AEST
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Tone. writes...

Clarkson could kick Tiff's arse any day

In what? A thumb wrestle???

Clarkson is more of a "hack" at driving. He's more in tune with a common people who strive/dream to drive the cars he does.

Tiff on the other hand, has far more experience behind the wheel than Clarkson does. Tiff relates what the car is doing. He is able to extract far more out of a car than Clarkson ever could. Take a look at Tiff's review of the Audi RS6 Estate...

Clarkson seems to believe that slideways is faster. Why do you think he has the Stig?

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posted 2005-May-9, 2:49 pm AEST
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Tone. writes...

Fifth Gear is a cheap imitation of Top Gear.

Clarkson could kick Tiff's arse any day.


Tiff is a champ, Jeremy and tiff go way back, they are good friends, in all of clacksons dvd's tiff likes to make an appearance! Tiff also use to be on top gear many years ago

I terms of driving, tiff has alot more experience, Jeremy's driving skills are no where as good as tiff's

on the other hand i do like jeremy and his reviews better, jeremy will bag all the crap things and have a good laugh where as tiff is all goodie, and only compliments the good things and takes it way to seriously!

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posted 2005-May-9, 7:24 pm AEST
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brucebastard writes...

In what? A thumb wrestle???

Not in driving, obviously. He's just a lot more entertaining overall.

Actually, none of the hosts on Top Gear come across as being real drivers as such - hence, The Stig. However, for sheer entertainment value, Top Gear kicks Fifth Gear's arse all over the shop.

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posted 2005-May-9, 7:48 pm AEST
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Joey Joe Joe Junior Shabadoo writes...

I terms of driving, tiff has alot more experience

Including F1, even if it was only brief.

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posted 2005-May-9, 7:50 pm AEST
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Vicki Butler-Henderson and Tiff were on Top Gear until it took a break back around 2002.

Jason Plato used to be on channel 4's Driven, which naturally disappeared a few years ago.

Top Gear is by far the most entertaining of the 3 - especially with their stunts (eg playing darts with cars on a hydraulic canon and a quarry).

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posted 2005-May-9, 10:18 pm AEST
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finally a top gear thread!

I've contemplated making one for ages, but never actually been motivated enough.

hope they test the Koenigsegg CCR this season. they didn't give the older CC8S model the gratitude it deserved - it was only a test model anyway.

anyway I saw one of these babies today, checked it out thoroughly. who wants to touch me?

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Ruled by Secrecy writes...

who wants to touch me?

Ooooh!! Me! Me!

Seriously, I cannot wait to see what the team has going for this new series. I just know I'll be salivating at the preview they always give on the first episode :P...

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posted 2005-May-10, 12:37 am AEST
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I read that Top Gear have filmed another Nürburgring peice for the new season, cant wait :D

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posted 2005-May-10, 1:47 am AEST
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Fifth Gear is so so much better than Top Gear - Jeremy Clarkson is good but his ego has gone way out of control, and the way they have the awkward audience standing around is really irritating.

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posted 2005-May-10, 9:38 am AEST
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I like both, but watched the Fifth Gear on lifestyle channel last night and they had the V8 Monaro up against the V8 MG. The Monaro won, easily!

Both programs have reviewed the Monaro and both said it was the most fun and pure muscle car they had driven for years. They both also noted the price, about 30K (Sterling) which was very low for the quality of the vehicle which was very comparable to the european competition.

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posted 2005-May-10, 9:45 am AEST
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 nJm  writes...

Top Gear is by far the most entertaining of the 3 - especially with their stunts (eg playing darts with cars on a hydraulic canon and a quarry).

I thought the Volvo jumping Caravans on Top Gear, was the most entertaining.

As well the review of all those Korean cars, I feel sorry for anyone that owns a Kia Rio or Hyundai Accent, Nasty cars!

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posted 2005-May-10, 10:14 am AEST
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hey maybe The Stif is actually Tiff but BBC are too scared to reveal a rival host is driving their cars ;)

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posted 2005-May-10, 11:59 am AEST
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Shakow writes...

I thought the Volvo jumping Caravans on Top Gear, was the most entertaining.

How many bouncy castles can you jump in an icecream van? The answer, is none.

Or trying to find out just how "unbreakable" a Toyota Hilux really is.

Cant wait for the new season to start!

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mko writes...

The Stif

LOL! Nice typo :D (should be The Stig)

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Parscheese writes...

mko writes...
The Stif

LOL! Nice typo :D (should be The Stig)


Maybe he is being sarcastic?

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posted 2005-May-10, 10:56 pm AEST
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NTRabbit writes...

Or trying to find out just how "unbreakable" a Toyota Hilux really is.

haha, that was great. it just wouldn't die!

i hope they have another big challenge (similar to the db9 and that ferrari vs public transport they did last year) planned for this series. those were fun to watch :)

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posted 2005-May-10, 11:16 pm AEST
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Jeremy Clarkson squares up against a Challenger 2 tank in the new Range Rover Sport; James May and Richard Hammond play five-a-side footie with the Toyota Aygo; the Mercedes CLS AMG - a 4 door saloon that looks like a 2 door coupe and the Element, a funky, family car from Honda.

Also tonight James Nesbitt is the 'Star in a Reasonably Priced Car' and a chance for the viewer to vote for the greatest driving song of all time.


This is why I like TopGear

Tank vs RR Sport. Hehehehe ... can't wait.

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posted 2005-May-11, 9:34 am AEST
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I'm waiting for them to test drive the new BMW M5 and M6!

Top Gear magazine was at the Nurburgring a few months ago to test drive the new Range Rover Sport - with snow on the 'ring...

They also went out in an Aston Martin V8, although I think it was a pre-production test car.

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posted 2005-May-19, 9:51 pm AEST
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Only a few more days fellas!!! who else is excited?

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posted 2005-May-23, 4:07 pm AEST
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The first episode has been out for a few hours.

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posted 2005-May-24, 12:09 am AEST
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That was great, loved the Ayago soccer!

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NTRabbit writes...

loved the Ayago soccer!

Yeah, me too!

I couldn't believe how rough they were playing!!
They must have a decent budget.
Or Toyota forgot to tell the guys how their cars should be treated ;)

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posted 2005-May-24, 1:00 am AEST
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wish they would show it on free to air tv.

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posted 2005-May-24, 7:19 am AEST
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Parscheese writes...

I couldn't believe how rough they were playing!!

After that Hilux stunt from a couple of years back, Top Gear must be convinced that Toyotas are basically indestructible.

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posted 2005-May-24, 1:44 pm AEST
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Quote of the episode

"Is this car for lovers of hip-hop, or for those that need a hip op"

About to watch the series finale of Fifth Gear - bring on the m5.

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Well after watching that 5th gear review of the M5, i've just had to change my jeans...

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posted 2005-May-24, 4:10 pm AEST
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top gear is the best show ever. period.

i almost forgot how awesome it was, but then I watched the Ayago soccer and the Range Rover Sport vs Challenger 2 tank...

there's nothing bad about this show. its perfect. now I'm off to kidnap the children of australian FTA TV channels, in a bid to get one of them playing episodes of TG all day long, every day, until I get bored.

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gone in 60 kbs writes...

wish they would show it on free to air tv.

they show Top Gear on FTA tv, so i cant see why they cant do it here, not that it matters to me.

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smarm writes...

Quote of the episode


"The new Range Rover sport - can it outrun a 120mm tank shell?"

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posted 2005-May-25, 3:20 pm AEST
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anyone know if it will be shown on bbc world this week ??

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yeah having no foxtel mag its hard to know when its on

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Ruled by Secrecy writes...

top gear is the best show ever. period.

You've got that right ... even my wife (who BTW isn't a car nut) thinks that this show is fantastic.

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genxor writes...

i hope they have another big challenge (similar to the db9 and that ferrari vs public transport they did last year) planned for this series. those were fun to watch :)

On the preview footage it did look like that they were doing something like that again ... this time Clarkson's in a Merc McLaren SLR ... drools ....

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The great car vs. transport journey is to Oslo

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posted 2005-May-25, 11:26 pm AEST
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Doggie2k writes...

yeah having no foxtel mag its hard to know when its on

Aren't there online guides available? even if not directly from Foxtel?

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posted 2005-May-25, 11:54 pm AEST
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Top Gear
First transmission - 11 June 2005

Saturdays @ 09.30; 16.30 GMT
Sundays @ 01.30; 13.30; 20.30 GMT
on BBCWorld

www.bbcworld.com/content....asp?pageid=2567

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posted 2005-May-26, 12:59 am AEST
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One of the better shows I get a good laugh from Jerremy he is a funny bugger. Also the little Toyota's playing soccer was pretty damn good

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posted 2005-Jun-3, 5:08 pm AEST
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They seriously need to bring this show onto FTA....

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posted 2005-Jun-4, 3:40 am AEST
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I watch it every sunday 8:30pm BBC every week, last week there was a nice wrap up of last season. Enjoy guys.

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posted 2005-Jun-4, 6:30 pm AEST
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LOVIN it :D can't wait till they showcase the M5.

haha everything is great execept they're a bit bias towards the british cars ie. aston martin db9 - although it is sexy

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demistified writes...

aston martin db9

hell yeah

i love the show but cmon a DB9 isn't the best car, i don't think it deserves its own category on the "cool wall", and last season they put the enzo ( i think) in the uncool section WTF for???

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Doggie2k writes...

yeah having no foxtel mag its hard to know when its on

www.tvguide.com.au - It's my 2nd most visited site :)

Ep1-2005 is damn funny, I wanna play some soccer.

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LoneWolf writes...

and last season they put the enzo ( i think) in the uncool section WTF for???

Cause half the people who drive them are over 60.

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Risky☺ writes...

Cause half the people who drive them are over 60.

true but the show is not about who drives the cars its about how cool they are and that car is cool

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LoneWolf writes...

i love the show but cmon a DB9 isn't the best car, i don't think it deserves its own category on the "cool wall", and last season they put the enzo ( i think) in the uncool section WTF for???

I love the show as well, but the cool wall is dumb. It just comes down to Jeremy and his usually stupid reasons for cool or uncool.

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LoneWolf writes...

true but the show is not about who drives the cars its about how cool they are and that car is cool

You haven't seen the segment on the Honda Element then. :D

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Tankc4 writes...

the cool wall is dumb. It just comes down to Jeremy and his usually stupid reasons for cool or uncool.

nah. i think he's spot on with his reasons.

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Risky☺ writes...

Cause half the people who drive them are over 60.

I believe the best quote was taken from an audience member "cause i cant see a cool person driving one"

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demistified writes...

LOVIN it :D can't wait till they showcase the M5.

5th Gear have road tested the M5 in the final episode of this current series worth a look. Tiff was doing the driving and just loves the sideways action

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posted 2005-Jun-6, 12:42 am AEST
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Most recent episode is pretty good. Shocked at the fact that Jeremy didn't like the MC12... Also the segments where they have to buy a car for 1500 pounds (about $AU3750) are always hilarious.

Can't wait for the next ep, I badly want to see the Ferrari F430. In one of Jeremys newspaper articles he simply says the car is perfect.

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LoneWolf writes...

hell yeah

i love the show but cmon a DB9 isn't the best car, i don't think it deserves its own category on the "cool wall", and last season they put the enzo ( i think) in the uncool section WTF for???


Jeremy has a very biast and stubborn thing going on at the cool wall. Jeremy raves on and on about the DB9 simply because its British, there are alot of cars for the same money that would totally outcalass the DB9.

Also he claims that the Enzo is "Seriously Uncool" because not enough cool people would own one. Seriously it's not about the people who own it, it should be about the car itself. I frankly cant think of a cooler car than the Enzo.

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kronz writes...

I frankly cant think of a cooler car than the Enzo.

I can think of plenty, including the DB9 and the F40. I dont much care for the Enzo at all.

Like he has said time and time again, its got nothing to do with "class", its entirely his opinion of what car Kristin Scott Thomas, and now some newsreader, would think was cool if you drove up to her front door in it. Id much rather have the DB9 or the M5 or the SLR than an ugly piece of red carbon fibre strapped to a Ferrari V12.

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posted 2005-Jun-6, 1:22 am AEST
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I'm not really a sportscar kindof guy... but the DB9 makes me hope the teacher doesn't call me up to the front of the class. :P

That UKP1500 car challenge thing was priceless as was the asking the audience if they'd move any cars around.

The Porsche.
- Which one?
The yellow one.

HAH! BAD MOVE :D

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posted 2005-Jun-6, 1:32 am AEST
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-Which one?

-The Evo

-When Neville Chamberlain stepped out of the plain and waved the piece of paper around, that was the last time someone was as wrong as you are now.

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posted 2005-Jun-6, 6:25 pm AEST
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NTRabbit writes...

Id much rather have the DB9 or the M5 or the SLR than an ugly piece of red carbon fibre strapped to a Ferrari V12.

You'd rather have an M5 over an Enzo ?

err

They look like normal BM 5 series, apart from a few subtle changes..An enzo would slaughter an M5, about 1000X the headturner, sounds better..

must I go on

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posted 2005-Jun-6, 6:49 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-6, 6:49 pm AEST
O.P.

kronz writes...

You'd rather have an M5 over an Enzo ?

i'd rather have the EVO 8 fq400 over the M5, or any beamer

but never over the enzo

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posted 2005-Jun-6, 8:35 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-6, 8:35 pm AEST

LoneWolf writes...

i'd rather have the EVO 8 fq400 over the M5, or any beamer

but never over the enzo


There are nicer cars. The DB9 is deservedly in the fridge I think.

I loved the first joke of the season on green cars. The reasonably priced car tests and the sub UKP1500 test was very entertaining.

User #64431   4198 posts
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posted 2005-Jun-6, 8:36 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-6, 8:36 pm AEST
O.P.

Gozza writes...

There are nicer cars. The DB9 is deservedly in the fridge I think.

yeah ofcourse there are, but if i were to get an aston, i would prefer the vanquish

User #8900   2289 posts
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posted 2005-Jun-6, 9:09 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-6, 9:09 pm AEST

My local Volvo dealer is also an Aston dealer and I was lucky enough to be there when they moved the DB9. It sounds incredible when you fire it up :)

The DB9 is supposedly superior to the Vanquish in most ways, from gearbox to interior.

User #6056   1888 posts
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posted 2005-Jun-6, 9:26 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-6, 9:26 pm AEST

 nJm  writes...

The DB9 is supposedly superior to the Vanquish in most ways, from gearbox to interior.

Yeah, I keep hearing that too. In one of the eps of Fifth gear the gear box (i think) kept on breaking in the vanquish.
The DB9 definately deserves to be in the fridge. Wonder where they're giong to put the convertable though.

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posted 2005-Jun-6, 9:28 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-6, 9:28 pm AEST

kronz writes...

You'd rather have an M5 over an Enzo ?

err

They look like normal BM 5 series, apart from a few subtle changes..An enzo would slaughter an M5, about 1000X the headturner, sounds better..

must I go on


The Enzo only turns heads with its sheer ugliness and the prancing horse badge. I know exactly what an M5 is, and i also know that the Enzo is just a little bit on the fast side of speedy, but its not a car i would ever want.

Now a Mercedes-McLaren SLR, thats a supercar i would like to have. German engineering, Italian speed and the good looks that vanished between the F40 and F60 Enzo.

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posted 2005-Jun-7, 8:10 am AEST
posted 2005-Jun-7, 8:10 am AEST

kronz writes...

You'd rather have an M5 over an Enzo ?


At least you can drive the M5 on Australian roads. The Enzo would be a nice track day car, though personally I would opt for something like the Koenigsegg CCR now that is a special supercar.

User #50924   1328 posts
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posted 2005-Jun-7, 9:33 am AEST
posted 2005-Jun-7, 9:33 am AEST

NTRabbit writes...

Now a Mercedes-McLaren SLR, thats a supercar i would like to have. German engineering

German engineering?? Try British - McLaren did the engineering & development work.

User #18536   8986 posts
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posted 2005-Jun-7, 12:56 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-7, 12:56 pm AEST

ye topgear is quite entertaining. i love fifth gear too as it's no bs, just straight car reviews and GREAT driving.

i LOVE the TVR sagaris they reviewed in fifth gear. personally i'd take the sagaris and the db9 over almost any car as they're just so perfect.

i also loved the jag aroudn the nurburgring segment from last season. that was pretty funny and that german chick really made JC look crap :D
"i could do that time in a van" lol

both shows are great.

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posted 2005-Jun-7, 1:02 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-7, 1:02 pm AEST

LusDekkar writes...

The DB9 definately deserves to be in the fridge. Wonder where they're giong to put the convertable though.

ew convertibles :p

User #6518   2041 posts
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posted 2005-Jun-7, 1:30 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-7, 1:30 pm AEST

If I won the lottery today, tomorrow I'd be the owner of a brand new M5 (or M6 if the M5s were out of stock, or I'd wait a bit until either became available to buy)

I wouldn't even consider any other car, it's just *exactly* what I want.

User #8393   3610 posts
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posted 2005-Jun-7, 2:34 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-7, 2:34 pm AEST

If I won the lottery today, tomorrow I'd be the owner of a brand new M5 (or M6 if the M5s were out of stock, or I'd wait a bit until either became available to buy)

Don't expect to have either car until the end of 2007, even if ordered today

User #6518   2041 posts
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posted 2005-Jun-7, 3:02 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-7, 3:02 pm AEST

If I won the lottery today, tomorrow I'd be on the waiting list for a brand new M5.

User #27114   951 posts
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posted 2005-Jun-7, 3:29 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-7, 3:29 pm AEST

the Maserati MC12 was bloody quick on ep2...it overtook the Enzo on the lap time sheet to be the quickest car ever on the show.

i thought it looked good besides jeremys remarks but the rear spoiler was truly god aweful

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posted 2005-Jun-7, 3:31 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-7, 3:31 pm AEST

fbc writes...

German engineering?? Try British - McLaren did the engineering & development work.

My mistake on the origins of McLaren, and im still assuming there is something german underneath all that - it is a tricked out SL55 after all.

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posted 2005-Jun-7, 5:07 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-7, 5:07 pm AEST

r u k u s writes...

that german chick really made JC look crap :D
"i could do that time in a van" lol


look out for an upcoming TG episode...

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posted 2005-Jun-8, 9:30 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-8, 9:30 pm AEST
O.P.

r u k u s writes...

that german chick really made JC look crap :D
"i could do that time in a van" lol


i remember that
that was so funny
she owned him

User #2134   2542 posts
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posted 2005-Jun-8, 10:34 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-8, 10:34 pm AEST

Yea the SLR is just a tricked up SL55 motor in a carbon body. It's more a GT car than anything fast around a track, too heavy to compete with a Carrera GT or Enzo, but wonderful to go for a long drive in i reckon.

I would prefer an RS4, M3, M5, M6 or SLK55, SL65 or anything from Porsche over a Ferrari. Ferrari is just wanky richness to me, plus if you join the aus ferrari club (it one exists) only a handful of people would turn up. Joing Eurocca.net or if in a BMW, dtmpower.net you can have heaps of people turn up for club meets.

I like Tiff better than the fat blading guy. Tiff actually seems to be able to drive a little better and has racing history if im correct. The little fat man and his lanky counterpart seem more like any other Tv presenter, bit more of entertainers than drivers.

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posted 2005-Jun-9, 1:28 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-9, 1:28 pm AEST

Ben Morgan writes...

Ferrari is just wanky richness to me

Here here!

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posted 2005-Jun-9, 3:01 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-9, 3:01 pm AEST

Ben Morgan writes...

Ferrari is just wanky richness to me

I s'pose you'd sneeze at the chance to own an Enzo if you had the bananas in the fruit bowl? Perhaps you'd prefer a hotted up Falcon taxi?

Ben Morgan writes...

plus if you join the aus ferrari club (it one exists) only a handful of people would turn up.

It's called exclusivity - you don't see 500 Ferraris on the way to work/school etc. everyday like you do with Falcons and Commodores now do you? Anyway, regardless of attendance numbers, you could always meet Simon Hackett there...

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posted 2005-Jun-9, 3:20 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-9, 3:20 pm AEST

radar writes...

I s'pose you'd sneeze at the chance to own an Enzo

Yea i would actually, living in australia makes it a totally useless car for me to own. It's purely designed for track work, nothing else, it looks like a toy as well. Enter 911 Turbo or a GT2, I'd prefer one of these, much more flexible, spare parts are cheaper and generally easier to drive, the ferrari F1 shift in the enzo is too harsh for daily driving.

It's called exclusivity - you don't see 500 Ferraris on the way to work/school etc. everyday like you do with Falcons and Commodores now do you?

Well I'd rather have friends. Okay would you goto a club which had yourself and 3 other guys OR something like dtmpower or eurocca and have minimum of 20? All of which are genuinely interested in cars and not compensating for the extra space in between their legs.

Also you can't really tune an Enzo, there is no personality to it. An tuned M6 with Hartge body kit and wheels, that's got personality!

have a look, the car is hot: www.hartge.de

Edit: its funny there is a porsche at the ferrari club day.

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posted 2005-Jun-9, 3:37 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-9, 3:37 pm AEST

Ben Morgan writes...

Yea i would actually, living in australia makes it a totally useless car for me to own. It's purely designed for track work, nothing else, it looks like a toy as well.

You can't register them to drive them on our roads in the first place. It's the sort of thing you put on a truck and take to the track. Even if you could drive them in Australia, the shocking standards of our roads would see the Enzo ruined within the first 500 metres of driving on most roads. It's a supercar, not a supermarket special for picking the kids up with.

Ben Morgan writes...

Well I'd rather have friends. Okay would you goto a club which had yourself and 3 other guys OR something like dtmpower or eurocca and have minimum of 20?

Something tells me that there is more than 3 people who own Ferraris and attend Ferrari club meets. You don't have to own a brand new current model Ferrari to be in the club.

Ben Morgan writes...

All of which are genuinely interested in cars and not compensating for the extra space in between their legs.

*Yawn*

Ben Morgan writes...

Also you can't really tune an Enzo, there is no personality to it.

That really is a stupid statement. Yes, you really need to personalise a car that cost some $AU 1.8 million of which there are only 9 in the Australia, don't you?

Why on earth would you want to modify a Ferrari Enzo? You'd slash its resale value with every twist of the modifiers spanner, and quite frankly you'd be stupid to even consider such a move.

An tuned M6 with Hartge body kit and wheels, that's got personality!

have a look, the car is hot: www.hartge.de


If you call an awful nose that ruins the previously good looks of the car personality, then yes, that 6 series oozes personality.

Ben Morgan writes...

Edit: its funny there is a porsche at the ferrari club day.

Yes, it's quite hilarious.

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posted 2005-Jun-9, 3:46 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-9, 3:46 pm AEST

radar writes...

If you call an awful nose that ruins the previously good looks of the car

Speaking of, you looked at an Enzo next to an F40 lately?

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posted 2005-Jun-9, 10:58 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-9, 10:58 pm AEST

radar writes...

That really is a stupid statement. Yes, you really need to personalise a car that cost some $AU 1.8 million of which there are only 9 in the Australia, don't you?

Why on earth would you want to modify a Ferrari Enzo? You'd slash its resale value with every twist of the modifiers spanner, and quite frankly you'd be stupid to even consider such a move.


Considering that the car is not so practical as a daily car one would presume that it would spend a fair amount of time on the track. All circuits are different and therefore you need to tune the car specifically for that particular track. I don't think the Enzo is all that easy to tune in that regard. I believe that is what Ben Morgan is saying.

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posted 2005-Jun-11, 5:09 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-11, 5:09 pm AEST

radar writes...

f you call an awful nose that ruins the previously good looks of the car personality, then yes, that 6 series oozes personality.

Your one of those people who like white AU falcons aren't you?

You personalise cars so you can say: This car is unique, there is not a single car in the world that is exactly the same. Yea i drive an Enzo... its like the same as everyone elses, so yea.

If i personalised an e46/e36 M3, i can compete in a drift contest and then go and compete in a hill climb. I can promise you that an Enzo cannot win both competitions, unlike an M3 or a Skyline.... Let alone be able to drive home at the end of the day.

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posted 2005-Jun-11, 5:16 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-11, 5:16 pm AEST

Ben Morgan writes...

Your one of those people who like white AU falcons aren't you?

Especially Series I AU's, those grills were sexy to look at! Or maybe not.

Ben Morgan writes...

You personalise cars so you can say: This car is unique, there is not a single car in the world that is exactly the same. Yea i drive an Enzo... its like the same as everyone elses, so yea.

Well there are all of 399 Ferrari Enzos on the road worldwide, it's not exactly an M3, STi or V8 Commodore which every man and his dog happens to drive. They make more of those each month than there will ever be of the Enzo, so hence I think personalising an Enzo is something hardly worth doing.

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posted 2005-Jun-11, 5:24 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-11, 5:24 pm AEST

NTRabbit writes...

Speaking of, you looked at an Enzo next to an F40 lately?

next to the Enzo the F40 is FUGLY :P

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posted 2005-Jun-11, 5:50 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-11, 5:50 pm AEST

A64X2 writes...

next to the Enzo the F40 is FUGLY :P

I think you have it backwards there. The F40 is an awesome looking car, the Enzo is fairly bad. Not the worst going around, but still fairly bad.

User #54714   4290 posts
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reference: whrl.pl/RCCja
posted 2005-Jun-11, 10:49 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-11, 10:49 pm AEST

NTRabbit writes...

I think you have it backwards there.

absolutely not

The F40 is an awesome looking car

argghh! you aren't serious are you? It looks hideous. Maybe back in the 90's it looked ok but next to the enzo it looks pathetic. Guess thats my opinion though.

the Enzo is fairly bad.

enzo is a masterpiece. Man, you got no style! :p

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posted 2005-Jun-11, 11:06 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-11, 11:06 pm AEST

A64X2 writes...

absolutely not

Most definitely

argghh! you aren't serious are you? It looks hideous.

It looks fantastic, it has all the style that the Enzo lacks. Its those ridiculous holes in the chassis near the wheels that do it, trying to cash in on Ferraris (now vanished) F1 dominance by giving it pseudo-F1 styling. Them and the raised rear wheel arches.

The F60 is just a hideous car, they really need to sack the designer that came up with it, along with whoever designed the rear end on that new Ferrari Americana or whatever it was.

User #54714   4290 posts
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posted 2005-Jun-11, 11:21 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-11, 11:21 pm AEST

NTRabbit writes...

Most definitely

not likely

It looks fantastic, it has all the style that the Enzo lacks

i agree - and believe me, the enzo wouldnt want to be styled like that.

User #34016   4901 posts
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posted 2005-Jun-11, 11:30 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-11, 11:30 pm AEST

A64X2 writes...

the enzo wouldnt want to be styled like that.

Like that no, since it is a new car, but it really needs to be styled in something other than the ugly facade it has now. Hopefully Ferrari recovers from this attrocity to do something special with the F80.

User #54714   4290 posts
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posted 2005-Jun-11, 11:38 pm AEST
edited 2005-Jun-12, 2:19 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-11, 11:38 pm AEST (edited 2005-Jun-12, 2:19 pm AEST)

Stuff this, buy a 911 turbo or GT3, M5 V10, Corvette C6 Z06 or a Skyline GTR. Nothing in the world handles/goes/stops/steers as good as these. Case closed :)

User #21445   4250 posts
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posted 2005-Jun-13, 5:46 am AEST
edited 2005-Jun-13, 5:52 am AEST
posted 2005-Jun-13, 5:46 am AEST (edited 2005-Jun-13, 5:52 am AEST)

New Season New Season New Season!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Its starting its just as good as ever.

Watch out for for the Weissman vs TVR
DR Who Driving
Bat Mobile

But for me the Aston Martin DB9 test is the best! Oh and its not what you actually think!

Edit: I hope you all have voted for your top driving song on their website
www.bbc.co.uk/topgear

User #34016   4901 posts
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posted 2005-Jun-13, 7:39 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-13, 7:39 pm AEST

"You see the thing and think its going to be advanced as mud; but honestly, it corners like a Cylon Interceptor"

User #8393   3610 posts
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posted 2005-Jun-13, 10:25 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-13, 10:25 pm AEST

Bit of a weak ending. But damn, i love that Weissman

User #5853   4416 posts
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posted 2005-Jun-14, 6:33 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-14, 6:33 pm AEST

the opening of the local community pool with the rolls (literally) was a hoot!

User #61753   367 posts
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posted 2005-Jun-15, 4:35 am AEST
posted 2005-Jun-15, 4:35 am AEST

S2E03 out yet?

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posted 2005-Jun-15, 4:50 am AEST
posted 2005-Jun-15, 4:50 am AEST

Vassili Zaitsev writes...

S2E03 out yet?

If by that you mean S6E03 then yes, it was on BBC Two Sunday night

User #5853   4416 posts
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posted 2005-Jun-15, 6:28 am AEST
posted 2005-Jun-15, 6:28 am AEST

what driving song did you guys vote for (if you voted)?

i didn't vote, but my personal favourite would be; Paul Oakenfold - Ready Steady Go, its the track used during the car chase scene in The Bourne Identity (when Matt Damon is driving the Mini).

User #42170   736 posts
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posted 2005-Jun-15, 9:32 am AEST
posted 2005-Jun-15, 9:32 am AEST

I wished they actually raced that batmobile around the track :( i mean, it's got a REAL engine.....

still reckon it looks fugly. Astons are beautiful, the interior is amazing!

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posted 2005-Jun-15, 10:37 am AEST
posted 2005-Jun-15, 10:37 am AEST

yeah i agree.. would of been nice to see them spend more time on the batmobile and show the interior..

i wonder how the batmobile would go against that tank from episode 1..

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posted 2005-Jun-15, 3:31 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-15, 3:31 pm AEST

demistified writes...

still reckon it looks fugly.

Looks pretty good if you look at it not as a car, but as the urban assault vehicle that it really is

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posted 2005-Jun-15, 9:23 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-15, 9:23 pm AEST

Vassili Zaitsev writes...

Thanks, thats what I meant. Couldn't find it on Channel Torrent

Unfortunately i cant tell you where to find it without getting the post deleted, however you could try the news and discussion (no longer download, after pressure from the BBC) website www.finalgear.com

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posted 2005-Jun-16, 3:12 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-16, 3:12 pm AEST

NTRabbit writes...

Looks pretty good if you look at it not as a car, but as the urban assault vehicle that it really is

i dont really like the design of the vehicle though. doesnt look batman at all:(...but then again, they need new designs to attract more viewers..

DB9 is hot! the v8 vantage concept is even hotter!!

User #8006   13517 posts
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posted 2005-Jun-18, 6:17 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-18, 6:17 pm AEST

"I now declare the pool....open!"

DB9 looks damn good on the inside and frontend but the rear looks weird, maybe because it was a convertible.

User #21445   4250 posts
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posted 2005-Jun-27, 5:52 am AEST
posted 2005-Jun-27, 5:52 am AEST

Top 5 driving songs of all time are up
www.bbc.co.uk/topgear/driving_song

Please get bat out of hell out of there!!!!

Not revealing anything about this week.

Edit: I gota say it........ Why didn't they use real ammo on Jeremy!!!!

User #25765   2300 posts
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posted 2005-Jun-28, 3:00 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-28, 3:00 pm AEST

That must have been fun. Throwing around a Boxter and a SLK while guys shoot at you. Talk about getting the adrenalin pumping!!

User #34016   4901 posts
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posted 2005-Jun-28, 3:04 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-28, 3:04 pm AEST

Damon Hill was my favourite for the Stig, he even gets them the cars. I guess it must be a well known British/European Group A driver.

I like the Top Gear F1 boar, maybe it will encourage some more past/current F1 drivers to take a stab at the Liana!

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posted 2005-Jun-28, 7:49 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-28, 7:49 pm AEST

Now I know what to ask the wife for for Christmas... oh sexy Maserati how I long to hold thee...

Err. Excuse me for a moment :D

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posted 2005-Jun-28, 9:55 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-28, 9:55 pm AEST

NTRabbit writes...

I like the Top Gear F1 boar, maybe it will encourage some more past/current F1 drivers to take a stab at the Liana!

I'd like to see them enlarge it a bit. I'd love to see a Superbike rider, or a Rally driver, or a BTCC driver on that board :D

LOL would be funny to see Jason Plato on Top Gear...

User #11764   2677 posts
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posted 2005-Jun-28, 11:03 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jun-28, 11:03 pm AEST

That Maserati is a beautiful car wish i had the money for one.

User #8393   3610 posts
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posted 2005-Jun-29, 11:13 am AEST
posted 2005-Jun-29, 11:13 am AEST

I'd kill for the DB-5. What a beautiful car to look at.

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posted 2005-Jul-4, 6:12 pm AEST
edited 2005-Jul-4, 7:03 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-4, 6:12 pm AEST (edited 2005-Jul-4, 7:03 pm AEST)

Hey guys anyone know anything of the New episode?? How long is this one?? Double??

*its normal length and out and about

User #8006   13517 posts
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posted 2005-Jul-4, 9:08 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-4, 9:08 pm AEST

60min

An epic race from London to Oslo with Jeremy in the Mercedes McLaren SLR and Richard and James on a boat. This week's 'Star in a Reasonably Priced Car' is David Dimbleby and there's another chance to vote for the favourite driving song of all time.

User #8393   3610 posts
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posted 2005-Jul-4, 10:35 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-4, 10:35 pm AEST

What a great episode, I haven't laughed so much for ages, unbelieveable what happenned to all the boats!

User #32955   1145 posts
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posted 2005-Jul-4, 10:57 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-4, 10:57 pm AEST

bloody brilliant. that's all I have to say.

Any signs of Top Gear dwindling have been permanently erased in my mind after this episode. pants-filling does not do it justice.

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posted 2005-Jul-4, 11:34 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-4, 11:34 pm AEST

EvIlPaNdAs writes...

Top 5 driving songs of all time are up
www.bbc.co.uk/topgear/driving_song

Please get bat out of hell out of there!!!!


I've been voting heaps for it, Clarkson will bust sonething if it wins

User #34016   4901 posts
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posted 2005-Jul-5, 2:37 am AEST
posted 2005-Jul-5, 2:37 am AEST

"Some say he naturally faces magnetic north, and that all his legs are hydraulic - all we know is that he's called The Stig"

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posted 2005-Jul-5, 2:55 am AEST
posted 2005-Jul-5, 2:55 am AEST

mexiwi writes...

I've been voting heaps for it, Clarkson will bust sonething if it wins

hahaha
i like your thinking
another vote for meat loaf, just because they hate it! :D

User #20579   20435 posts
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posted 2005-Jul-5, 7:36 am AEST
posted 2005-Jul-5, 7:36 am AEST

Nothing wrong with Bat Out of Hell its a great song

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posted 2005-Jul-5, 1:20 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-5, 1:20 pm AEST

NTRabbit writes...
I like the Top Gear F1 boar, maybe it will encourage some more past/current F1 drivers to take a stab at the Liana!

Yeah, we could get Mark Webber in there to do a race! Just hope he makes it to the finish line...

I thought the cars under 1500 was a great segment, you kind of knew the Jag wouldn't make it anywhere but it was a good fun episode. That said, I haven't watched episode 6 yet, just about to view it now.

User #27114   951 posts
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posted 2005-Jul-5, 5:16 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-5, 5:16 pm AEST

OMG! the DBR9 racer pwned ....i sooo want one */drooools all over the carbon fiber body ;p *

the sound was incredible when the stig let it go off the line

the mclaren wasnt too shabby either ;)

...back to playing GT4 i guess

User #32517   1648 posts
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posted 2005-Jul-5, 6:16 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-5, 6:16 pm AEST

I wonder why they didn't get a lap time for the carbon fibre DB9 which will be sold?

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posted 2005-Jul-5, 6:18 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-5, 6:18 pm AEST

Tommo writes...

I wonder why they didn't get a lap time for the carbon fibre DB9 which will be sold?

Because it isnt street legal - they've said it before, the only cars that go on that list are ones that can go over a speed bump. The special racing version definitely cant do that.

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posted 2005-Jul-6, 2:56 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-6, 2:56 pm AEST

Because it isnt street legal - they've said it before, the only cars that go on that list are ones that can go over a speed bump. The special racing version definitely cant do that.

Yet they got a time for the DBR9. I think it would've been worthwhile to see how similiar they DBRS9 and the DBR9 are.

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posted 2005-Jul-6, 4:48 pm AEST

smarm writes...

Yet they got a time for the DBR9. I think it would've been worthwhile to see how similiar they DBRS9 and the DBR9 are.

The DBR9 doesnt go on the board though, it was just something fun for them to drive - the actual fastest time around the track is held by an old F1 car at about 58s (i think), but that doesnt make it to the hot lap list for the same reason.

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posted 2005-Jul-6, 9:49 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-6, 9:49 pm AEST

NTRabbit writes...

The DBR9 doesnt go on the board though, it was just something fun for them to drive

and then after that they showed the DBRS9 which is the version of the DBR9 that will be sold.

smarm is saying they should've tested both!

User #8393   3610 posts
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posted 2005-Jul-7, 11:28 am AEST
posted 2005-Jul-7, 11:28 am AEST

smarm is saying they should've tested both!

Bingo

User #7411   23733 posts
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posted 2005-Jul-9, 7:59 am AEST
posted 2005-Jul-9, 7:59 am AEST

Best. Episode. Ever.

The Heathrow-Oslo race was so funny!

User #5967   6265 posts
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posted 2005-Jul-10, 7:52 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-10, 7:52 pm AEST

Some Top Gear news for you (im guessing this will be covered in tonights ep as well) - Jezza (during what he believes he did in prep for his Sunday Times car review of the Vauxhall (Holden) Monaro VXR) has slipped 2 discs in his back and has been told he cannot drive for at least 2 months.

Supposidly all the driving stuff for Top Gear is already filmed, only the studio fillers are done the wednesday before the show.

User #27720   9516 posts
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posted 2005-Jul-10, 9:20 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-10, 9:20 pm AEST

Will tonights ep still be on? I was thinking maybe they would just continue the coverage of London on the BBC instead..

User #8393   3610 posts
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posted 2005-Jul-10, 10:08 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-10, 10:08 pm AEST

Going back through a couple of old eps, the 100 pound car challenge was gold.

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posted 2005-Jul-11, 12:17 am AEST
posted 2005-Jul-11, 12:17 am AEST

Damn they cut away from topgear about 5 minutes into it, and never came back..

Oh well, i guess it was to be expected with all the stuff thats going on in London

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posted 2005-Jul-12, 8:49 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-12, 8:49 pm AEST

So, it looks like Sabine will drive instead of JC. She did a fantastic job in the transit van, overtaking other cars!

User #34016   4901 posts
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posted 2005-Jul-13, 1:37 am AEST
posted 2005-Jul-13, 1:37 am AEST

Looks like Sabine Schmidt - the blonde woman pro racer from the Nürburgring Jaguar episode - is going to be doing all the track testing in Clarksons place for the second half of the season, or if the entire seasons worth has already been shot then it will be footage for next season. Pretty cool I say, she's on awesome driver and pretty good looking (in my opinion at least)

To finish, "Some say that he lives in a tree, and that his sweat can be used to clean precious metals - all we know is that he's called The Stig"

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posted 2005-Jul-13, 3:02 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-13, 3:02 pm AEST

Does anyone else think that Sabine could be the Stig?? Who is the Stig anyway?? Does anyone know??

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posted 2005-Jul-13, 3:19 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-13, 3:19 pm AEST

Mickey o 68 writes...

oes anyone else think that Sabine could be the Stig?? Who is the Stig anyway?? Does anyone know??

From what I've read and seen my vote is that it's Damon Hill remember when he did his stint in the Suzuki Liana a couple of weeks back JC hinted at it when he said ' A lot of people think that you are the Stig let me smell your breath.. ah yes pure Magnesium' which was the same thing he said about the Stig the week before.... " some say his breath smells of pure magnesium etc..."

User #5853   4416 posts
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posted 2005-Jul-13, 3:45 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-13, 3:45 pm AEST

The Stig

surprised its still a mystery, first hit on a google search came up with the above.

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posted 2005-Jul-13, 3:59 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-13, 3:59 pm AEST

brewie writes...

Damon Hill

At least they have a damn good driver to test the cars (unlike the dickhead host - whatever his name is), Damon Hill is a legend.

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posted 2005-Jul-13, 4:06 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-13, 4:06 pm AEST

Сhris writes...

unlike the dickhead host - whatever his name is

jeremy clarkson ;)

don't think top gear would be what it is today with him

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posted 2005-Jul-13, 4:35 pm AEST
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Matt writes...

don't think top gear would be what it is today with him

Yep, would be much better without him.

;)

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posted 2005-Jul-13, 4:44 pm AEST
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Matt writes...


surprised its still a mystery, first hit on a google search came up with the above.


Perry Macarthy was the old "black" Stig, they killed him off a season ago. (drove a Jag off an aircraft carrier) www.bbc.co.uk/topgear/do...ig_broadband.ram

The identity of the new "white" Stig is still unknown.

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posted 2005-Jul-13, 4:47 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-13, 4:47 pm AEST

Сhris writes...

Yep, would be much better without him.

;)


Would be terrible without him, Clarkson makes the show!

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posted 2005-Jul-13, 4:54 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-13, 4:54 pm AEST

NTRabbit writes...

Clarkson makes the show!

Agreed - he's a funny guy. I don't agree with all his opinions, but at least he has some, unlike everyone on Australian TV.

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posted 2005-Jul-13, 5:37 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-13, 5:37 pm AEST

Mark Davies writes...

Agreed - he's a funny guy. I don't agree with all his opinions, but at least he has some, unlike everyone on Australian TV.

I agree - Clarkson is funny and often very politically incorrect in his opinions, which I think is actually quite refreshing these days!!!

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posted 2005-Jul-13, 5:48 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-13, 5:48 pm AEST

brewie writes...

Clarkson is funny and often very politically incorrect in his opinions

"Its a car obviously that looks like a fish, so if you live in Cornwall don't leave it on the street 'cause a Spanish person will nick it"

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posted 2005-Jul-13, 8:24 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-13, 8:24 pm AEST

Сhris writes...

Yep, would be much better without him.

You might as well watch Fifth Gear, then.

The quality of the driving is better, but the delivery is as boring as batshit. If Tiff wasn't such a talented driver, Fifth Gear would send me to sleep.

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posted 2005-Jul-13, 8:42 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-13, 8:42 pm AEST

Tone. writes...

The quality of the driving is better, but the delivery is as boring as batshit. If Tiff wasn't such a talented driver, Fifth Gear would send me to sleep.

Don't forget VBH, maybe I am alone here but there is nothing sexier, IMHO, than chick behind the wheel who can drive and express her excitement about what she is experiencing. She might not be the hottest chick on TV but she sure can drive.

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posted 2005-Jul-13, 9:28 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-13, 9:28 pm AEST
O.P.

The Edge writes...

She might not be the hottest chick on TV but she sure can drive.

hell YEAH she can drive for sure

and about Clacrkson...he may be abit of a dick sometimes but the show wouldn't be the same without him...i love the races he does againts Hammond and May...looking forward for another one

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posted 2005-Jul-13, 10:16 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-13, 10:16 pm AEST

The Edge writes...

Don't forget VBH, maybe I am alone here but there is nothing sexier, IMHO, than chick behind the wheel who can drive and express her excitement about what she is experiencing.

No, her constant squeeling drives me nuts, I hate her. It's the main reason I skip most of the segments she does, her voice simply irratates me.

She might not be the hottest chick on TV but she sure can drive.

That I will agree with.

User #7411   23733 posts
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posted 2005-Jul-13, 10:19 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-13, 10:19 pm AEST

The Edge writes...

She might not be the hottest chick on TV but she sure can drive

Yeah, she's not a bad driver.

A driving comp between VBH and Sabine would be interesting.

I get the impression that the difference between Fifth Gear and Top Gear is that the former is a show about cars, the latter is light entertainment that happens to have cars in it. And, oddly enough, I enjoy Top Gear a lot more than Fifth Gear. Go figure.

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posted 2005-Jul-13, 10:20 pm AEST
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Tone. writes...

A driving comp between VBH and Sabine would be interesting.

Sabine is great, I love it when she tries to speak English.

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posted 2005-Jul-13, 10:36 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-13, 10:36 pm AEST

Tone. writes...

I get the impression that the difference between Fifth Gear and Top Gear is that the former is a show about cars, the latter is light entertainment that happens to have cars in it.

How often do they test cars on Fifth Gear by running them through an Infantry Training area and getting a squad of Irish Guards snipers to shoot at it?

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posted 2005-Jul-14, 4:32 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-14, 4:32 pm AEST

NTRabbit writes...

How often do they test cars on Fifth Gear by running them through an Infantry Training area and getting a squad of Irish Guards snipers to shoot at it?

Boy that was good fun...the cars were good too!

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posted 2005-Jul-14, 6:45 pm AEST
edited 2005-Jul-14, 6:51 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-14, 6:45 pm AEST (edited 2005-Jul-14, 6:51 pm AEST)

NTRabbit writes...

The DBR9 doesnt go on the board though, it was just something fun for them to drive - the actual fastest time around the track is held by an old F1 car at about 58s (i think)

I thought it was held by a FA2 Sea Harrier. It made it around the track in 31 seconds.

User #42170   736 posts
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posted 2005-Jul-14, 10:38 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-14, 10:38 pm AEST

guys, do you think those race around europe is fake? From the camerawork

I mean, the camerman would have to have a leet car to catch up with jeremy, and sometimes get ahead of him, get in position, wait for the car to pass, then jump back into car and start the chase all over.

looks fishy to me :P

edit: DAMN the slr is nice

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posted 2005-Jul-14, 11:29 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-14, 11:29 pm AEST

demistified writes...

I mean, the camerman would have to have a leet car to catch up with jeremy, and sometimes get ahead of him, get in position, wait for the car to pass, then jump back into car and start the chase all over.


I would have thought that they would take the footage and then edit it back in Guildford, just like making a movie. It's almost never shot from start to finish. They usually group similar scenes and then edit it in the end....

Unless it's the Matrix, then it is shot from start to finish ;) LOL

(Or Russian Ark or the Honda Accord ad)

User #33341   295 posts
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posted 2005-Jul-15, 12:18 am AEST
posted 2005-Jul-15, 12:18 am AEST

Helicopter maybe?

Either that or quite a few different camera crews. Either way is feasable.

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posted 2005-Jul-15, 1:03 am AEST
posted 2005-Jul-15, 1:03 am AEST

demistified writes...
guys, do you think those race around europe is fake? From the camerawork

I was thinking the same thing, but they'd probably be using a heli to move the camera's most of the time. I can't remember off hand but did they have any outside pictures of the SLR on the autobahn? I think they were all from inside the cabin which would just leave the slower roads for the cameramen to be on. That said, they would have to be speeding to pass Jeremy because he would have been at the speed limit the whole time... except when the speed limit was 60-and a bit...

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posted 2005-Jul-15, 7:16 am AEST
posted 2005-Jul-15, 7:16 am AEST

Tommo writes...

That said, they would have to be speeding to pass Jeremy because he would have been at the speed limit the whole time... except when the speed limit was 60-and a bit...

You'd imagine that Clarkson would have to take rest stops here and there. Perhaps the film crews caught up every time he pulled over to fill the tank or take a leak, and then started filming again just after they got back on the road?

Would be the most plausible explanation I can think of.

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posted 2005-Jul-15, 10:04 am AEST
posted 2005-Jul-15, 10:04 am AEST

I mean, the camerman would have to have a leet car to catch up with jeremy, and sometimes get ahead of him, get in position, wait for the car to pass, then jump back into car and start the chase all over.

The leet car that they use is the ford mondeo. From what I've read on the finalgear forums, they use multiple camera crews, spread over the course. As he mostly has to stick to the speed limit, it's not a big problem to film the chase scenes, the bits where he doesn't (ie. german autobahn), are the bits that only have in car camera shots.

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posted 2005-Jul-19, 5:57 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-19, 5:57 pm AEST

How awesome was the F430? Now thats a ferrari, 10x better looking than the Enzo.

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posted 2005-Jul-19, 6:15 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-19, 6:15 pm AEST

The F430 was alright, the rest of the episode was crud.

Next week is looking up however, with the review of the m5.

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posted 2005-Jul-19, 9:01 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-19, 9:01 pm AEST

smarm writes...

The F430 was alright, the rest of the episode was crud.

yeh i'd have to agree..it looked good on paper (f430, TT, 350Z, crossfire) but really wasnt flash after the first segment.

and i do like the soft top F430 better ;p

User #45024   1675 posts
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posted 2005-Jul-20, 6:57 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-20, 6:57 pm AEST

sorry for this
this is that british car show right?
what do they do on the show?
is it worth a look?

User #46192   3124 posts
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posted 2005-Jul-20, 7:46 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-20, 7:46 pm AEST

the ferarri was nice!!

i rode my bike behind a 360 (on da road) a few days ago...

god it makes the best sound...

the show doesnt appeal as much as it did before..

and the jereamy introducing the stig "some says...some says"

ITS GETTING REALLY OLD AND ANNOYING NOW!!

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posted 2005-Jul-20, 8:40 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-20, 8:40 pm AEST

Adam writes...

and the jereamy introducing the stig "some says...some says"

ITS GETTING REALLY OLD AND ANNOYING NOW!!


I find that really funny actually

This show was definitely missing something this week

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posted 2005-Jul-20, 10:03 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-20, 10:03 pm AEST
O.P.

blitzkrieg writes...

is it worth a look?

hell yes!!!!

what do they do on the show?

test cars...have "races" and other cool stuff...like trying to see if a landrover can outrun a tank on muddy terrain.....

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posted 2005-Jul-21, 3:16 am AEST
posted 2005-Jul-21, 3:16 am AEST

Doggie2k writes...

I find that really funny actually

This show was definitely missing something this week


There are always going to be good ones and not so good ones, law of averages

User #11764   2677 posts
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posted 2005-Jul-21, 4:16 am AEST
posted 2005-Jul-21, 4:16 am AEST

That Ferrari is awesome I want one !

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posted 2005-Jul-21, 5:35 am AEST
posted 2005-Jul-21, 5:35 am AEST

Serriously, that is the best V8 i have ever seen!

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posted 2005-Jul-24, 7:14 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-24, 7:14 pm AEST

I do have to say that I agree with all 3 of them when it comes to Skylines, up to but not including the Rolls Royce with a set of pens in the glove compartment.

User #32517   1648 posts
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posted 2005-Jul-25, 6:43 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-25, 6:43 pm AEST

Anyone happen to see the article in the motoring section in Saturdays(?) Advertiser about the Ford GT? Jeremy made it into the article because of his awful luck with the car, you'd think that Ford would be treating Jeremy a bit better considering how many people watch Top Gear.

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posted 2005-Jul-25, 6:49 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-25, 6:49 pm AEST

and read his columns. Don't forget that half of England reads his Sunday Times columns every week.

User #5853   4416 posts
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posted 2005-Jul-25, 8:55 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-25, 8:55 pm AEST

latest episode is pretty good!

not sure if it was because of the particular cars being tested but the stig's driving around the top gear track appeared sub par.

hot hatches segment was interesting, although always having to do the bhp to kW conversion can become tiresome.

the segment on the BMW M5 was great, really have to wonder why the car doesn't just come with the 'M' mode pre-selected. the sat-nav can easily be disabled, just don't enter a destination! silly jeremy ;p

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posted 2005-Jul-26, 2:26 pm AEST
posted 2005-Jul-26, 2:26 pm AEST

Matt writes...
the sat-nav can easily be disabled, just don't enter a destination! silly jeremy ;p

Yeah but it isn't just the sat-nav, the radio seems to be a rather big problem as well and not to mention trying to change from FM to AM while your driving. Its very well that he loved the car in M mode when he was out in the country and no other cars were in sight, but when your stuck in the traffic in the morning it'd become very frustrating driving that car. It was pretty funny when the sat-nav was telling the Stig where to go.

User #27720   9516 posts
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posted 2005-Aug-1, 12:14 am AEST
posted 2005-Aug-1, 12:14 am AEST

For some reason it just wasn't on tonight, i watched it yesterday though, and i'm pretty sure it would have been the same episode

But still, they didn't even replace it with anything important, just some random and boring show..

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posted 2005-Aug-1, 12:33 am AEST
edited 2005-Aug-2, 12:43 am AEST
posted 2005-Aug-1, 12:33 am AEST (edited 2005-Aug-2, 12:43 am AEST)

Tommo writes...

Yeah but it isn't just the sat-nav, the radio seems to be a rather big problem as well and not to mention trying to change from FM to AM while your driving.

I'm sure that it's not as bad as he was making out - he was probably trying to prove a point about how he didn't like the interface of the car.

Let's face it - anyone that can work out how to log on to Whirlpool would love to sit down for an hour or two and get the car set up just the way they like it.

However, someone that has trouble programming a VCR is going to be really infuriated with it.

Is TopGear on TV in Australia?

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posted 2005-Aug-1, 12:35 am AEST
posted 2005-Aug-1, 12:35 am AEST

Mark Davies writes...

Is TopGear on TV in Australia? I've only seen it on channel BT.

Its on BBC World on Sundays at 11:30pm (usually, heh) and also other times in the week i think they replay that episode

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posted 2005-Aug-1, 12:46 am AEST
posted 2005-Aug-1, 12:46 am AEST

Tommo writes...

the radio seems to be a rather big problem as well and not to mention trying to change from FM to AM while your driving.

definitely agree with the other matt on this point, i think clarkson was trying to prove a point.

idrive isn't that difficult to use. it has lots of features/options but for the most part it is unnecessary to delve any deeper than the first couple of sub menus.

User #21445   4250 posts
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posted 2005-Aug-1, 6:01 am AEST
posted 2005-Aug-1, 6:01 am AEST

This weeks is great.... The off roading stuff is fantastic

User #50404   607 posts
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posted 2005-Aug-1, 6:36 am AEST
posted 2005-Aug-1, 6:36 am AEST

I reckon Evil Panda!! I want a Buggy!! ANd how cool were those Icelandic Buggys going up those Cliffs!

User #64431   4198 posts
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posted 2005-Aug-1, 6:35 pm AEST
posted 2005-Aug-1, 6:35 pm AEST
O.P.

i saw the last few episodes...when jeramy asked the german chick if she was free this autmn does thet mean she willl be doing some driving...damn she can drive

i hope she is......

User #36608   7239 posts
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posted 2005-Aug-1, 7:27 pm AEST
posted 2005-Aug-1, 7:27 pm AEST

This weeks was pretty good, the off road toys are great - I'll have one of the buggys too.

Good to see Mark Webber give the F1 Driver in a reasonably priced car a go - I liked the T-Shirt.

User #6056   1888 posts
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posted 2005-Aug-1, 8:43 pm AEST
posted 2005-Aug-1, 8:43 pm AEST

Yeah the t-shirt he got was cool. I want one... but then i don't drive as fast as he does, so maybe i don't deserve to wear it.
Those buggys from iceland are awesome.

User #5853   4416 posts
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posted 2005-Aug-2, 12:09 am AEST
posted 2005-Aug-2, 12:09 am AEST

very enjoyable ep this week, enjoyed all the segments.

goo mark webber! he's the stig (if we believe the shirt)!! ;)

must say, the host of the British Big Brother is a hell of a lot better than Gretel Killeen (in looks, dress sense and personality)

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posted 2005-Aug-2, 4:32 am AEST
posted 2005-Aug-2, 4:32 am AEST

LusDekkar writes...

Those buggys from iceland are awesome.

I started a thread about that racing series here last year, it didnt get a single reply.

Hopefully the competitiveness that resides within all racing drivers will get Jensen Button, David Coulthard and perhaps some of the smaller team drivers to have a crack at the Liana.

User #21445   4250 posts
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posted 2005-Aug-2, 4:58 am AEST
posted 2005-Aug-2, 4:58 am AEST

Latest Rumour in the UK is This is the stig

User #42170   736 posts
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posted 2005-Aug-3, 10:15 pm AEST
posted 2005-Aug-3, 10:15 pm AEST

haha fun episode - anyone catch that hottie behind jeremy while he was talkin to webber :)

User #34016   4901 posts
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posted 2005-Aug-9, 12:49 am AEST
posted 2005-Aug-9, 12:49 am AEST

"Some say that he's terrified of ducks, and that there's an airport in Russia named after him - all we know is he's called The Stig"

User #50404   607 posts
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posted 2005-Aug-9, 11:34 pm AEST
posted 2005-Aug-9, 11:34 pm AEST

I want to be a japanese Drfit Racer! in my MX5 doing Donuts while standing half outside my car and waving to the cameras!

How good did the monaro look while the Japanese guy was driving!

User #5853   4416 posts
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posted 2005-Aug-10, 2:03 pm AEST
posted 2005-Aug-10, 2:03 pm AEST

nice to know...there are more F series pickup trucks in the world than there are australians!

User #32517   1648 posts
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posted 2005-Aug-10, 5:37 pm AEST
posted 2005-Aug-10, 5:37 pm AEST

I thought the camera work for the lambo section was excellent, but I'm still wondering how long it takes to put that roof on!

User #6583   766 posts
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posted 2005-Aug-10, 5:45 pm AEST
posted 2005-Aug-10, 5:45 pm AEST

Matt writes...

there are more F series pickup trucks in the world than there are australians!

I thought it was quite funny when some random dude pinched the stuff out of the back of the F-150 while Jeremy was blathering on about how crap it was :)

Edit: It's just a shame that we will have to wait a couple of months for the new season now... Oh well. Hopefully 5th Gear will be better with its hour long episodes!

User #34016   4901 posts
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posted 2005-Aug-10, 9:46 pm AEST
posted 2005-Aug-10, 9:46 pm AEST

I didnt like the look of that lambo, dont know why. A little low and wide maybe... or maybe it was just the yellow, might look better in black.

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posted 2005-Aug-10, 11:47 pm AEST
posted 2005-Aug-10, 11:47 pm AEST

Tommo writes...

but I'm still wondering how long it takes to put that roof on!

have to keep in mind that often a car's negative aspects reported on top gear are exaggerated to make a point and also because its funny ;)

User #32517   1648 posts
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posted 2005-Aug-11, 12:21 am AEST
posted 2005-Aug-11, 12:21 am AEST

Matt writes...
have to keep in mind that often a car's negative aspects reported on top gear are exaggerated to make a point and also because its funny

Yeah but you can't help but wonder, eh? Too bad the credits were cut off the video because I would like to have heard that amazing song James made!

User #35484   458 posts
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posted 2005-Aug-11, 8:34 am AEST
posted 2005-Aug-11, 8:34 am AEST

Tommo writes...

I'm still wondering how long it takes to put that roof on!

Probably not really that much of a concern really. I bet there's enough of an air buffer created at >100km/h or so that you wouldn't get wet even with the roof down.

Just don't stop.

User #63653   1725 posts
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posted 2005-Aug-24, 3:09 pm AEST
posted 2005-Aug-24, 3:09 pm AEST

Is season 6 of Top Gear finished? How many episodes are there in the season?

User #17022   1155 posts
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posted 2005-Aug-24, 3:15 pm AEST
posted 2005-Aug-24, 3:15 pm AEST

Just writes...

Is season 6 of Top Gear finished? How many episodes are there in the season?

Yes it has finished :( and there were 11 episodes.

User #63653   1725 posts
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posted 2005-Aug-24, 5:42 pm AEST
posted 2005-Aug-24, 5:42 pm AEST

Damn, short season.... thanks though.

User #33040   2141 posts
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posted 2005-Aug-25, 1:48 am AEST
posted 2005-Aug-25, 1:48 am AEST

The season hasn't finished.. but the SERIES has...
more season 6 coming, maybe with more Sabine! ;)

User #21445   4250 posts
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posted 2005-Sep-26, 5:20 am AEST
posted 2005-Sep-26, 5:20 am AEST

Good News all... BBC2 is currently broadcasting the first of its "Best of Series"... Which means there is probably about 3-4 weeks to go before the new stuff... (Rumour has it Sabine will be back!)

Oh and the Stig is Wiki'd
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stig

User #7411   23733 posts
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posted 2005-Sep-26, 5:46 am AEST
posted 2005-Sep-26, 5:46 am AEST

According to forum.finalgear.com:

Rumour has it that Series 7 of Top Gear starts in mid-November, and will only be running for 6 episodes. Sabine WILL be testing cars, but it's not clear whether or not she'll be hosting as well.

User #39764   4744 posts
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posted 2005-Sep-26, 5:25 pm AEST
posted 2005-Sep-26, 5:25 pm AEST

hey do you guys know if they ever did a story on the rx7/8?

User #26861   662 posts
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posted 2005-Sep-26, 5:38 pm AEST
posted 2005-Sep-26, 5:38 pm AEST

Pete182 writes...

hey do you guys know if they ever did a story on the rx7/8?

Yeah JC did one while back for the RX-8. He loved it.

User #21445   4250 posts
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posted 2005-Sep-27, 9:50 am AEST
posted 2005-Sep-27, 9:50 am AEST

I prefered the Monaro test actually.... To see the totty English boys be impressed by an awsome aussie made car. (Oh i don't buy into the whole Ford Vs Holden Debate) But as an aussie in London... It made me feel homesick!

User #8393   3610 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-11, 7:01 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-11, 7:01 pm AEST

The new series of fifth gear has started. One hour long episodes now. Not too bad, the banter was a bit forced, as were the digs at TG.

User #8021   16722 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-18, 4:39 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-18, 4:39 pm AEST

Cant wait for the return of top gear... pity itll only be 6 eps this season, but they are coming back in full force in 2006.

User #64431   4198 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-18, 10:32 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-18, 10:32 pm AEST
O.P.

zyrorl writes...

Cant wait for the return of top gear... pity itll only be 6 eps this season, but they are coming back in full force in 2006.

only six how come?

is it cause clarkson threw is back.....poor bastard

User #20579   20435 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-18, 11:48 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-18, 11:48 pm AEST

Clarkeson hasnt been able to do a lot of testing because he had suffered a major back injury. It was explained in the previous series

User #8393   3610 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-19, 12:01 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-19, 12:01 pm AEST

The latest 5th gear was mildly entertaining, pity Vicki can't drive. Tiff was great in the F1 car.

User #5967   6265 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-25, 5:33 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-25, 5:33 pm AEST

SBS climbs aboard Top Gear pick-up

MIPCOM NEWS: Australia's SBS Television has licensed two series of irreverent BBC motor magazine Top Gear from BBC Worldwide Australasia, it was announced today.
www.c21media.net/news/de...00&article=27141

User #33040   2141 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-25, 7:58 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-25, 7:58 pm AEST

bacco|007 writes...

www.c21media.net/news/de...00&article=27141

was just going to post it!
*AWESOME* news! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

User #8393   3610 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-25, 11:22 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-25, 11:22 pm AEST

As long as they don't air the 30minute BBC World eps, it'll be fantastic.

User #17999   18613 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-27, 1:13 am AEST
posted 2005-Oct-27, 1:13 am AEST

smarm writes...

The latest 5th gear was mildly entertaining, pity Vicki can't drive. Tiff was great in the F1 car.

I watched this episode recently. After watching a whole season of Top Gear, this was painful to watch. It's so geeky - so forced and awkward.

Tiff can certainly drive, and I've enjoyed Tom Ford's writing before.

But I can't stand Vicki B-H's voice, and I can't believe some people lust after her - she's far too fat and ugly to be allowed on TV.

I think SBS has made the right choice by licensing Top Gear.

User #77284   1513 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-27, 1:51 am AEST
posted 2005-Oct-27, 1:51 am AEST

smarm writes...

pity Vicki can't drive.

But she can out drive Jeremy. Plus she's hotter to look at.:)

I like both shows but I think I would have to give the nod to Fifth Gear. Even though I like Jeremy.

User #77284   1513 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-27, 1:56 am AEST
posted 2005-Oct-27, 1:56 am AEST

Mark Davies writes...

and I can't believe some people lust after her - she's far too fat and ugly to be allowed on TV.

Now now, talk like that and I'll have to go have a sook and whinge about you.:)

User #33040   2141 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-27, 1:59 am AEST
posted 2005-Oct-27, 1:59 am AEST

Top Gear returns to BBC Two at 8pm on 13 November.
:D

I wonder if we'll see more of sabine :D :D :D now SHE can drive!

User #8393   3610 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-27, 9:52 am AEST
posted 2005-Oct-27, 9:52 am AEST

Fifth gear is getting better and better. Tom should be doing more stuff on the show.

User #47676   11111 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-27, 11:09 am AEST
posted 2005-Oct-27, 11:09 am AEST

Sunrise3500 writes...

I wonder if we'll see more of sabine :D :D :D now SHE can drive!

I hope so - she's pretty cute and sure can drive alright! Her in that Ford Transit was one of the best things in the last series. Absolutely mad.

I was reading the latest Wheels magazine where the guys took a Porsche Cayman out to the Nürburgring and did a lap in 13 minutes - and she was doing just over 10 in the van!

User #2223   5834 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-27, 11:36 am AEST
posted 2005-Oct-27, 11:36 am AEST

this is EPIC

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posted 2005-Oct-27, 11:44 am AEST
posted 2005-Oct-27, 11:44 am AEST

Dodgy Tone writes...

I was reading the latest Wheels magazine where the guys took a Porsche Cayman

you mean porsche cayenne?

User #47676   11111 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-27, 12:19 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-27, 12:19 pm AEST

zyrorl writes...

you mean porsche cayenne?

No, the Cayman - the new hardtop priced between the Boxster and the 911.

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posted 2005-Oct-27, 12:58 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-27, 12:58 pm AEST

Dodgy Tone writes...

No, the Cayman - the new hardtop priced between the Boxster and the 911.

And borrows from both parts bins too. Actually the Cayman looks like it will be a Big Hit for Porsche.

I still can't understand why you see so many Cayenne's on the road. Unless the lease payments are very attractive, which is the only thing attractive about that particular vehicle and the stereo typical clowns that drive them.

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posted 2005-Oct-27, 1:36 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-27, 1:36 pm AEST

peejay68au writes...

talk like that and I'll have to go have a sook and whinge about you.:)

Heh - talk like that and I'll have to refer you to a decent optometrist. :)

User #12831   2442 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-27, 5:52 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-27, 5:52 pm AEST

Fairfax are going to make an Australian Top Gear clone - www.dtvforum.info/index.php?showtopic=22767

Program Details : Saturday 29 October 2005
4pm - 4.30pm : Drive
TEN
Sport/Motorsport Premiere

Unashamedly passionate and opinionated about cars, Mike Stahl and Alison Cratchley drive you to the edge and back!

User #38143   3972 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-27, 6:50 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-27, 6:50 pm AEST

Interesting, will definitely have to have a look.

User #7411   23733 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-27, 8:23 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-27, 8:23 pm AEST

xterm writes...

Fairfax are going to make an Australian Top Gear clon

Sounds more like a Fifth Gear clone to me. Half hour format, token female etc. The only blatantly TG-like bit is the Hot Lap with their mystery driver, 'The Chip'.

Stahly should make it reasonable to watch - he's definitely one of Wheels' better writers, and is almost Clarksonesque in his writing style. Whilst I don't have overly high hopes for Drive TV, it should be at least semi-decent.

User #47676   11111 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-27, 8:38 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-27, 8:38 pm AEST

xterm writes...

Alison Cratchley

Hmmm, she was in Water Rats wasn't she?

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posted 2005-Oct-27, 9:06 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-27, 9:06 pm AEST

Dodgy Tone writes...

Hmmm, she was in Water Rats wasn't she?

www.imdb.com/title/tt0115417

User #8423   14337 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-28, 12:04 am AEST
posted 2005-Oct-28, 12:04 am AEST

xterm writes...

Unashamedly passionate and opinionated about cars, Mike Stahl and Alison Cratchley drive you to the edge and back!

Pft, it will be just as bad as the car show on channel 9. But, I'll see how it turns out.

User #50931   9347 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-28, 12:14 am AEST
posted 2005-Oct-28, 12:14 am AEST

Tone. writes...

Sounds more like a Fifth Gear clone to me. Half hour format, token female etc. The only blatantly TG-like bit is the Hot Lap with their mystery driver, 'The Chip'.

Stahly should make it reasonable to watch - he's definitely one of Wheels' better writers, and is almost Clarksonesque in his writing style. Whilst I don't have overly high hopes for Drive TV, it should be at least semi-decent.


At least the driver's not 'The Speed Steerer' as originally mooted.

Drive TV should at least be better than Fifth Gear which, with Tiff Needell's review of the Koenigsegg dismissing it out of hand on the strength of a couple of warm up laps and the move to an hour long format, now annoys me.

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posted 2005-Oct-28, 12:28 am AEST
posted 2005-Oct-28, 12:28 am AEST

xterm writes...

Fairfax are going to make an Australian Top Gear clone - www.dtvforum.info/index.php?showtopic=22767

Program Details : Saturday 29 October 2005
4pm - 4.30pm : Drive
TEN
Sport/Motorsport Premiere

Unashamedly passionate and opinionated about cars, Mike Stahl and Alison Cratchley drive you to the edge and back!


it's been on before... it's far from a top gear clone. it's... crap :/

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posted 2005-Oct-28, 1:05 am AEST
posted 2005-Oct-28, 1:05 am AEST

Sunrise3500 writes...

it's been on before... it's far from a top gear clone. it's... crap :/

I doubt its ever been on before, seeing as this is the first TV show that Fairfax has ever made!

User #17438   2935 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-28, 8:32 am AEST
posted 2005-Oct-28, 8:32 am AEST

xterm writes...

I doubt its ever been on before, seeing as this is the first TV show that Fairfax has ever made!

Well it has a very familiar ring to it I am sure I have seen a version of it before too nore than 5 years ago. The Car Show was another failed local production as far as content and style goes.

User #35436   1677 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-28, 9:50 am AEST
posted 2005-Oct-28, 9:50 am AEST

The Car Show is just a big advertisement it seems like to me.

Hopefully DriveTV won't be too scared to say what they think, though I'm pretty skeptical. Being on a Saturday arvo there's a good chance I'm going to forget to watch it anyway.

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posted 2005-Oct-28, 10:09 am AEST
posted 2005-Oct-28, 10:09 am AEST

Sunrise3500 writes...

it's been on before... it's far from a top gear clone. it's... crap :/

No it hasn't. This is a new show (which... erm... 're-imagines' Top Gear). You're probably thinking of one of the myriad of other crap Australian motoring programs that's been on.

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posted 2005-Oct-28, 1:27 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-28, 1:27 pm AEST
O.P.

xterm writes...

I doubt its ever been on before, seeing as this is the first TV show that Fairfax has ever made!

there was a show called drive that was on channel nine i think...can't remember the name of the host, it was an ok show....nothing near as good as topgear

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posted 2005-Oct-28, 3:36 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-28, 3:36 pm AEST

LoneWolf writes...

there was a show called drive that was on channel nine i think...can't remember the name of the host, it was an ok show....nothing near as good as topgear

that's the one I'm thinking of
it was crap.
it was hosted by two guys i think(?? if i remember correctly), that were on tv a lot more like 10 years ago... can't say i see them on nowadays.. i can remember the faces, but not the names

User #12831   2442 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-28, 4:55 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-28, 4:55 pm AEST

Wasn't the Channel 9 one "The Car Show" and it had the host of Sale Of The Century?

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posted 2005-Oct-28, 5:54 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-28, 5:54 pm AEST

xterm writes...

Wasn't the Channel 9 one "The Car Show" and it had the host of Sale Of The Century?

AFAIR yes, it had Glenn Ridge hosting it *shudder*

User #39764   4744 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-28, 7:50 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-28, 7:50 pm AEST

bobbinbrisco writes...

Yeah JC did one while back for the RX-8. He loved it.

you know which season this was in?

User #39733   1115 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-28, 9:56 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-28, 9:56 pm AEST

Pete182 writes...

you know which season this was in?

[03×05] - November 23rd, 2003

User #7411   23733 posts
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reference: whrl.pl/RIbiW
posted 2005-Oct-29, 11:35 am AEST
posted 2005-Oct-29, 11:35 am AEST

Sunrise3500 writes...

that's the one I'm thinking of
it was crap.
it was hosted by two guys i think(?? if i remember correctly), that were on tv a lot more like 10 years ago..


It was DriveTime. Michael Stahl hosted that one, too. Unless you're thinking of that godawful thing with that trumpet player and that bird that used to be on Play School ...

Of course, the Top Gear format we now know and love wasn't around back then, and the producers of DriveTime obviously didn't have the inspiration or foresight of Jeremy Clarkson to draw upon.

Remember, back in 1998 when DriveTime was made, Top Gear was in its old incarnation. A very good, very competent show ... but - in hindsight - quite dry, along the lines of DW's Auto Sport und Motor.

What worries me about Drive TV is that someone like Harold Screwball from the Australian Pedestrian Association or whatever his bullshit one-man-whingebag lobby group is called will complain about The Chip promoting unsafe driving, thus effectively causing Drive TV to be heavily watered down should it make it to a second series.

I'll be watching it, and no doubt Drive TV will end up on Channel BT if it's half decent.

User #18252   12613 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-29, 2:52 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-29, 2:52 pm AEST

I saw mention of this new program a few months ago.

I didn't know it was going to be on this soon. I'll check it out and see what it's like.

User #64488   423 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-29, 3:42 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-29, 3:42 pm AEST

The Edge writes...

I still can't understand why you see so many Cayenne's on the road.

Some people are Porsche fanatics.
When the bloke has a 911 Turbo, the wife has a Boxter and then suddenly they get a couple kids and a dog ... they don't want to be putting then in a Landcruiser.

Plus if you drive one around the city you stick out like a sore thumb, whether for good or bad reasons.

Can't wait for the new series of Top Gear, bad thing about Clarkson's back though, keeps him a bit more subdued.

User #34621   5978 posts
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reference: whrl.pl/RIbQH
posted 2005-Oct-29, 3:59 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-29, 3:59 pm AEST

Smoothie writes...

Can't wait for the new series of Top Gear, bad thing about Clarkson's back though, keeps him a bit more subdued.

we have sabine schmidt doing the driving :) The ring sabine :)

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posted 2005-Oct-29, 4:01 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-29, 4:01 pm AEST

We have something new, "Who is The Chip?"

User #47793   577 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-29, 4:19 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-29, 4:19 pm AEST

Chip?

where the hell did they get the name from?
just tried to get something that sounds like stig?

man ...

oh well ...
suppose it's alright so far.

User #5967   6265 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-29, 4:22 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-29, 4:22 pm AEST

Its Fifth Gear on sleeping pills...

BTW - the answer for the comp is 56 ;)

User #12831   2442 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-29, 4:23 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-29, 4:23 pm AEST

Yeah its very tame compared to Top Gear or Fifth Gear..

And whats with the constant non stop music, bad music at that, they dont even show us how the car sounds.

Just makes it feel cheap and tacky.

User #38143   3972 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-29, 4:24 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-29, 4:24 pm AEST

Yeah, name will take a long time to get used to but I've just realised why they called it that, like a "computer chip". Still could of found something that didn't sound so much like The Stig.

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posted 2005-Oct-29, 4:26 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-29, 4:26 pm AEST

scripted???

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posted 2005-Oct-29, 4:26 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-29, 4:26 pm AEST

It seems ok, but a bit too scripted. The rent-a-crowd is the worst. And also 'the chip', surely they could have come up with something more original. Though I guess most of the audience would never have heard of the stig.

User #38143   3972 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-29, 4:27 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-29, 4:27 pm AEST

Definitely needs time to find it's feet.

How did you find out that bacco|007?

User #5967   6265 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-29, 4:28 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-29, 4:28 pm AEST

that was my first guess in the sms comp, it sms's you back to tell you if youve got it right or not.

How can you compare the Megane to the WRX?!?

User #12831   2442 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-29, 4:30 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-29, 4:30 pm AEST

LOL They are reviewing the Renault, yet they are also giving one away in the competition, and Renault is listed as one of their official partners...

Objective review.. i think not.

User #38143   3972 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-29, 4:30 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-29, 4:30 pm AEST

Ah, cheers.

I agree rent-a-crowd was awful, well hopefully the show gets better and people actually want to turn up.

User #5967   6265 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-29, 4:31 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-29, 4:31 pm AEST

The show is advertiser funded, hence the continous plugs for Shell Optimax & Bridgestone.

The review of the Megane was too much like a PR script for me

User #12831   2442 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-29, 4:36 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-29, 4:36 pm AEST

Its not 56, i sms'ed it and told me it was wrong.

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posted 2005-Oct-29, 4:38 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-29, 4:38 pm AEST

bacco|007 writes...

The review of the Megane was too much like a PR script for me

but what kind of arrogance do you have to have to claim that the Renault was overdesigned. Certainly none if you work on a shoddy car show like that. And the chip? I mean who the hell tries to hustle a car around a track by getting it sideways? Can they not afford a black helmet? This show was a complete joke. Not entertaining, or funny, just annoying, boring and basically a complete pile of dogs droppings.

User #7411   23733 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-29, 5:05 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-29, 5:05 pm AEST

Hmm.

It's better than The Car Show.

However, it did read a little too much like an infomercial.

You can sort of tell they're on a low budget. And perhaps Stahly should stick to writing - he didn't seem all that natural in front of the camera.

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posted 2005-Oct-29, 5:10 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-29, 5:10 pm AEST

Wow, this show was worse than I thought it would have been.

The crowd was absolutely bored stiff, one of the guys in the back was looking at the roof at one point.

And what was with the laughter, that was about as natural as an ashtray on a motorbike.

And 'The Chip' must be some deadshit VL Commodore driving yobbo, surely they could get an actual race car driver that knows that getting it totally sideways during a timed run doesn't help your time.

I was _very_ disappointed, as someone mentioned, way too much music, too little burnouts.

I'll go out onto a limb and say 'The Car Show' is better, at least they don't try and imitate Top Gear. If you are trying to imitate something that has been around for ages and absolutely rocks, you have to do a much better job than 'Drive'.

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posted 2005-Oct-29, 5:11 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-29, 5:11 pm AEST

Tone. writes...

You can sort of tell they're on a low budget.

They are on a ~$100,000 budget, so they've got some money to play with.

User #18252   12613 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-29, 5:11 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-29, 5:11 pm AEST

On a side note, I think this show could get better if they stopped trying to be like Top Gear so much.

Get rid of that sleep deprived audience and they'd have a good show.

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posted 2005-Oct-29, 5:41 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-29, 5:41 pm AEST

eXtreme writes...

Get rid of that sleep deprived audience and they'd have a good show.

get rid of the audience, the presenters and the chip and then youd have a better show. It was woeful.

User #30299   11177 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-29, 5:47 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-29, 5:47 pm AEST

what day is the new episodes?

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posted 2005-Oct-29, 5:53 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-29, 5:53 pm AEST

LUCK © writes...

what day is the new episodes?

Top Gear or Drive?

User #64431   4198 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-29, 9:06 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-29, 9:06 pm AEST
O.P.

what ever happend to that car comp the had on top gear two seasons ago...remember where the people had to vote for 5 cars and they would do up the winnig car....i think the mini won and they were meant to show it last season...

what the heck happened?

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posted 2005-Oct-30, 7:00 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-30, 7:00 pm AEST

eXtreme writes...

The crowd was absolutely bored stiff, one of the guys in the back was looking at the roof at one point.

And what was with the laughter, that was about as natural as an ashtray on a motorbike.

And 'The Chip' must be some deadshit VL Commodore driving yobbo, surely they could get an actual race car driver that knows that getting it totally sideways during a timed run doesn't help your time.


Man you cracked me up dude LOL, I've never seen Fifth gear but because of this I wanna watch it! I've seen a couple off Tiff's reviews back when he was on TopGear but thats about it....

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posted 2005-Oct-30, 10:11 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-30, 10:11 pm AEST

¥kza™ Petronas writes...

Man you cracked me up dude LOL, I've never seen Fifth gear but because of this I wanna watch it! I've seen a couple off Tiff's reviews back when he was on TopGear but thats about it....

I think the reference was to the new Australian show Drive.

Top Gear and Fifth Gear are British shows ... hence would be harder for them to find VL Commodore Yobbos.

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posted 2005-Oct-31, 6:56 am AEST
posted 2005-Oct-31, 6:56 am AEST

Smoothie writes...

Top Gear and Fifth Gear are British shows ... hence would be harder for them to find VL Commodore Yobbos.

Their equivalent would be GTi Hot Hatch yobs, terrorising council estates in their Peugeot 205/Mk II Golf GTis.

Or maybe I've been watching too much of The Bill.

User #8900   2289 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-31, 8:19 am AEST
posted 2005-Oct-31, 8:19 am AEST

You left out Ford Sierra Cosworths :P

I've noticed that there's a bunch of Top Gear episodes from 1989-1991 floating around on channel BT.

User #12831   2442 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-31, 4:35 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-31, 4:35 pm AEST

Drive have added a feedback link for the Drive TV show at their website -
drive.com.au/DriveTV/Feedback.aspx

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posted 2005-Oct-31, 5:08 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-31, 5:08 pm AEST

xterm writes...

Drive have added a feedback link for the Drive TV show at their website -
drive.com.au/DriveTV/Feedback.aspx


This is what I wrote in:

I have to admit; even 'The Car Show' outdoes 'Drive'.

Why on earth would you guys even bother trying to duplicate such a highly successful series such as 'Top Gear'? It outdoes 'Drive' ten fold.

The audience in 'Drive' is totally dead to the world, they wouldn't even know what time it is, let alone what on earth is going on.

And 'The Chip'?! What on earth are you guys trying to pull, if you guys even bothered watching 'Top Gear', you would see that 'The Stig' actually knows how to drive! Unlike 'The Chip' who keeps power sliding each corner, which doesn't even posses and increase in the total lap time.

To be perfectly honest, before this show even becomes remotely interesting or watchable, the cloning of 'Top Gear' needs to cease, you will never match or surpass the pure watching pleasure of 'Top Gear'.

And lastly, why would you even bother doing a road test on a Renault when they are one of the show's sponsors?!

User #18252   12613 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-31, 5:11 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-31, 5:11 pm AEST

Oh I love it, it just keeps getting better.

Have a look at Alison's driving career (or lack thereof):

Allison Cratchley

Talented Actor/Presenter Allison Cratchley launched her acting career in 1995 with a regular role as Constable Emma Woods in the hit series ‘Water Rats’. Allison thrived on six years of action packed experiences where she performed all her own stunts, including scuba diving, jet skiing, boat chases and combat. She has also starred in Australian feature films “The Finder” and the high octane, turbo charged action drama about fast cars “In the Red”. Allison’s popularity on Water Rats led her to presenting on the Footy Show, Sydney Weekender and hosting the Dally M Awards. In 2002 Allison hosted “Get Over It” a makeover show for the ‘unlucky in love’ on Arena at Foxtel. With a passion for thrills and spills Allison is looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead with her new presenting role on ‘Drive’. Allison is also currently completing an associate diploma in Journalism


EDIT: For those interested, the lap time this week is 54s.

User #7411   23733 posts
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posted 2005-Oct-31, 5:47 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-31, 5:47 pm AEST

Well, I've sent my feedback to Drive:

It's nice to see an Australian attempt at a quality car-related TV show. Up until now, I've had to rely on the odd VHS tape of Top Gear that mates have taped off Foxtel for me. However, your show - whilst you guys were obviously trying to make a good program - fell short of my expectations.

A short list of suggestions that I feel would improve your show substantially follows:

(1) Ditch Alison Cratchley.

(2) Get Michael Stahl to write the scripts as well, possibly with help from some of the Motor guys, such as David Morley and Paul Cockburn.

(3) Get a chase car with a camera on board. Motion shots during the road tests do add something, just ask Top Gear or Fifth Gear.

(4) If you can't do a 'studio audience' properly, don't do it at all.

(5) Don't review stuff you're trying to sell/give away. Your credibility went down the toilet as soon as the clueless Cratchley bint started crapping on about how she doesn't like the plastics in the car, but she loves the rest of it. Puh-leeze ...

(6) Sell the show to 7, so that Grant Denyer can be involved somehow. He can drive and has some personality.

(7) Ditch Alison Cratchley.

(8) Replace 'The Chimp' with a real racing car driver, not just the person in the floor crew that happens to be able to do the coolest handbrake turns.

(9) I know you have to watch your P's and Q's, but couldn't you manage to get Stahly to do at least ONE burnout? if Jeremy Clarkson can do them, why not Stahly?

(10) Ditch Alison Cratchley.

I wouldn't be so critical were it not so blatantly obvious that Drive TV appears to be the result of a back seat gropefest between Top Gear and Bright Ideas.

I trust you'll use my constructive criticism to improve your show.

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posted 2005-Oct-31, 6:03 pm AEST
posted 2005-Oct-31, 6:03 pm AEST

Tone. writes...

Well, I've sent my feedback to Drive:

I like what you've said.

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posted 2005-Nov-1, 12:50 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-1, 12:50 pm AEST

Thanh Ha writes...

Definitely needs time to find it's feet.

I think someone ran them over...

User #6103   6601 posts
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posted 2005-Nov-1, 11:50 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-1, 11:50 pm AEST

I hate it how when they talk, they make it shamefully obvious they haven't got a clue or even care about what they're saying, but rather they are just trying to recall their prescripted speech.

And those fake body language expressions the guy does and trying to pathetically put emotion into his words when it is purely all just a shitload of scripted sentences just angers me how people like that can be so successfully. No real talent, just looks like they came out of how to be successful on TV lessons.

User #25765   2300 posts
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posted 2005-Nov-2, 12:29 am AEST
posted 2005-Nov-2, 12:29 am AEST

This thread is getting a little off topic. Maybe we should leave Drive talk to another thread before readers think we're dissing Top Gear!!!

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posted 2005-Nov-2, 7:22 am AEST
posted 2005-Nov-2, 7:22 am AEST

F I writes...

No real talent, just looks like they came out of how to be successful on TV lessons.

Unfortunately, when it comes to people with motoring knowledge who have done TV, there really isnt much to choose from in Australia. It's why the same few faces keep re-appearing, and why thse programs fail to create any real interest.

Top Gear for example, its the personalities that carry the show. It doesnt really matter what they're reviewing, its fun to watch nevertheless. Stahl comes across as a boring prat.

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posted 2005-Nov-2, 8:33 pm AEST
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posted 2005-Nov-2, 8:33 pm AEST (edited 2005-Nov-2, 8:43 pm AEST)

just saw some clips from drive... my god how crap is it... they try so hard to be top gear... they are like underground gear..

having watched allison driving the renault megane made me spew.. she drove it like a grandma...

edit: and why the hhell would you test drive a AUTO monaro CV8-Z... what a shit show...

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posted 2005-Nov-2, 9:21 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-2, 9:21 pm AEST

What movie?

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posted 2005-Nov-2, 11:12 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-2, 11:12 pm AEST

zyrorl writes...

having watched allison driving the renault megane made me spew.. she drove it like a grandma...

LOL! my bro said exaclt the same thing

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posted 2005-Nov-3, 8:56 am AEST
posted 2005-Nov-3, 8:56 am AEST

Please stick with the original topic. Thanks.

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posted 2005-Nov-3, 2:09 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-3, 2:09 pm AEST

zyrorl writes...

having watched allison driving the renault megane made me spew.. she drove it like a grandma...

It isn't a real Renault test drive unless you get a rear wheel off the ground.

As for Top Gear, do we know when it starts on BBC2, and also SBS?

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posted 2005-Nov-3, 2:22 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-3, 2:22 pm AEST

 nJm  writes...

As for Top Gear, do we know when it starts on BBC2, and also SBS?

Are SBS planning to air it???

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posted 2005-Nov-3, 3:04 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-3, 3:04 pm AEST

 nJm  writes...

As for Top Gear, do we know when it starts on BBC2, and also SBS?

Nov 13 on BBC2, and 'sometime over the next few months' on SBS.

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posted 2005-Nov-3, 6:08 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-3, 6:08 pm AEST

zyrorl writes...

edit: and why the hhell would you test drive a AUTO monaro CV8-Z... what a shit show...

They did an auto Monaro cause it was the only one they had. All stock is sold and that car actually belongs to somebody who bought it privately.

And yes the show is very try hard top gear and is crappy.

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posted 2005-Nov-5, 7:43 am AEST
posted 2005-Nov-5, 7:43 am AEST

faisan writes...

They did an auto Monaro cause it was the only one they had. All stock is sold and that car actually belongs to somebody who bought it privately.

goes to show how crap it is... if they couldnt even get the manufacturer to send them one

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posted 2005-Nov-5, 4:45 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-5, 4:45 pm AEST

zyrorl writes...

goes to show how crap it is... if they couldnt even get the manufacturer to send them one

I guess GM didn't want to send a car over from Australia.

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posted 2005-Nov-5, 5:18 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-5, 5:18 pm AEST

cant wait for the next season of Top Gear!

ps: lol! now i wanna watch Drive just to see how bad it really is :D

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posted 2005-Nov-5, 5:57 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-5, 5:57 pm AEST

pretty sure thats cprisoners CV8-Z from the ls1 forums, got a HSV senator to use while they had it

Thanh Ha, zyrorl was talking about drive being crap, which it is

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posted 2005-Nov-5, 6:15 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-5, 6:15 pm AEST

NuffNuff writes...

Thanh Ha, zyrorl was talking about drive being crap, which it is

Thanks zyrorl, the line was blurring for me because I just recently saw the Monaro being tested in an old Top Gear episode. :D

User #21445   4250 posts
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posted 2005-Nov-8, 6:16 am AEST
posted 2005-Nov-8, 6:16 am AEST

NOTICE: New topgear series. Starts BBC 13th November.

Also Jeremy Clarkson has made a new DVD as well!

User #25043   27419 posts
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posted 2005-Nov-8, 9:08 am AEST
posted 2005-Nov-8, 9:08 am AEST

why not watch drive instead. the show is almost the same.

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posted 2005-Nov-8, 9:11 am AEST
posted 2005-Nov-8, 9:11 am AEST

Skitt Marks writes...

why not watch drive instead. the show is almost the same.

Because we want to watch a car show instead of being force fed toilet waste.

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posted 2005-Nov-8, 8:23 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-8, 8:23 pm AEST

Skitt Marks writes...

why not watch drive instead. the show is almost the same.

Bait Alert!!!

User #8393   3610 posts
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posted 2005-Nov-8, 10:20 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-8, 10:20 pm AEST

Latest fifth gear was alright. Crap review of the volante though.

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posted 2005-Nov-9, 6:24 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-9, 6:24 pm AEST

EvIlPaNdAs writes...

Also Jeremy Clarkson has made a new DVD as well!

:O :O what dvd?!!?!!?

User #39733   1115 posts
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posted 2005-Nov-10, 11:17 am AEST
posted 2005-Nov-10, 11:17 am AEST

I was browsing some TG forum and found some info on what they are doing this upcoming season. Sounds very very good.

Here, Here, Here, and Here

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posted 2005-Nov-10, 9:02 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-10, 9:02 pm AEST

Radix Lecti writes...

I was browsing some TG forum and found some info on what they are doing this upcoming season. Sounds very very good.

BRING IT ON!

Thanks for the link to the article.

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posted 2005-Nov-10, 10:18 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-10, 10:18 pm AEST

Radix Lecti writes...

I was browsing some TG forum and found some info on what they are doing this upcoming season. Sounds very very good.

Here, Here, Here, and Here


awesome!
really looking forward to that jezz vs hammond/may race :D :D :D

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posted 2005-Nov-11, 5:48 am AEST
posted 2005-Nov-11, 5:48 am AEST

Sunrise3500 writes...

:O :O what dvd?!!?!!?

www.bbcshop.com/invt/vcd...t=icat,4,,18,105

User #47671   3678 posts
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posted 2005-Nov-11, 10:29 am AEST
posted 2005-Nov-11, 10:29 am AEST

Radix Lecti writes...

I was browsing some TG forum and found some info on what they are doing this upcoming season. Sounds very very good.

Here, Here, Here, and Here


it is also available here: www.topgear.com/content/...tories/04/1.html

User #7411   23733 posts
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posted 2005-Nov-14, 5:57 am AEST
edited 2005-Nov-14, 6:28 am AEST
posted 2005-Nov-14, 5:57 am AEST (edited 2005-Nov-14, 6:28 am AEST)

TG is on!! w00t!!

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posted 2005-Nov-14, 6:19 am AEST
edited 2005-Nov-14, 6:27 am AEST
posted 2005-Nov-14, 6:19 am AEST (edited 2005-Nov-14, 6:27 am AEST)

Well, it's finished in the UK.... let's see when it'll be on repeat. *ahem*

PS. It's a hoax, surprise surprise.

User #53995   1869 posts
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posted 2005-Nov-14, 7:32 am AEST
posted 2005-Nov-14, 7:32 am AEST

so drive is crap and fifth gear is crap, huh ?

still better than anything produced in Aus. !

oh - there isn't anything. ?

Top Gear only Rules since Clarkson fronted it - it used to be average before that.

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posted 2005-Nov-14, 8:30 am AEST
posted 2005-Nov-14, 8:30 am AEST

motomartin writes...

so drive is crap and fifth gear is crap, huh ?

still better than anything produced in Aus. !


Drive is produced in Australia. I like fifth gear, though the woman is pretty annoying. Top Gear is much better though.

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posted 2005-Nov-14, 11:34 am AEST
posted 2005-Nov-14, 11:34 am AEST

w00t w00t w00t watching top gear now, justgot home from work!

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posted 2005-Nov-14, 12:33 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-14, 12:33 pm AEST

new season is here... well and bloody truly... i just finished watching it... btw asking fot torrents is banned on this forum..

They reviewed the new ASCARI, the aston martin vantage, BMW M6, Carrera S and more...

Top gear is funny, it makes you feel excited... Drive... well drives you to sleep...

User #11764   2677 posts
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posted 2005-Nov-14, 2:14 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-14, 2:14 pm AEST

I can't wait to see this episode.

User #27114   951 posts
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posted 2005-Nov-14, 4:45 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-14, 4:45 pm AEST

Oh YES! ohhhh yessss! OHHHH YESSS!!!

User #32517   1648 posts
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posted 2005-Nov-14, 6:17 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-14, 6:17 pm AEST

Surprising that they'd trust Jeremy to have a race across Europe in a $3 million car.

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posted 2005-Nov-14, 6:23 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-14, 6:23 pm AEST

Great episode, Clarkson made some classic calls about the french and germans in it. I'd still prob have the M6 over the 911 I think.

User #32517   1648 posts
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posted 2005-Nov-14, 6:27 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-14, 6:27 pm AEST

Unfortunately my pigeons aren't travelling very fast, it'll be a while till I can see this episode.

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posted 2005-Nov-14, 6:47 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-14, 6:47 pm AEST

Tommo writes...

Surprising that they'd trust Jeremy to have a race across Europe in a $3 million car.

we talking about the bugatti veyron?

if anyone id trust it would be him or the stig..

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posted 2005-Nov-14, 7:18 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-14, 7:18 pm AEST

Damn the stig hammered it on the Isle of Mann.

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posted 2005-Nov-14, 8:47 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-14, 8:47 pm AEST

God crowned The Stig with the almighty driving powers... the chip on the other hand was beaten to death with the shit driving stick..

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posted 2005-Nov-14, 8:54 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-14, 8:54 pm AEST

zyrorl writes...

Top gear is funny, it makes you feel excited... Drive... well drives you to sleep...

How true is that...I had high hopes for Drive - what a joke!

User #34016   4901 posts
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posted 2005-Nov-14, 11:58 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-14, 11:58 pm AEST

The Stigs arrival on the Isle of Man cracked me up.

Good episode, but Hamster trying to talk like Clarkson for some of the things he normally does, ie introducing the Stig for the power lap, just doesnt work.

User #25043   27419 posts
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posted 2005-Nov-15, 4:35 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-15, 4:35 pm AEST

just caught a promo ad for braniac. is the guy hosting the show still doing top gear?

User #35436   1677 posts
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posted 2005-Nov-15, 4:55 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-15, 4:55 pm AEST

Skitt Marks writes...

ING TO
Skitt Marks... just caught a promo ad for braniac. is the guy hosting the show still doing top gear?


Yep.

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posted 2005-Nov-15, 4:55 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-15, 4:55 pm AEST

zyrorl writes...

we talking about the bugatti veyron?

if anyone id trust it would be him or the stig..


I'd trust Tiff Needle a long time before I'd trust Jeremy with a car.

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posted 2005-Nov-16, 1:50 am AEST
posted 2005-Nov-16, 1:50 am AEST

GreyWolfe writes...

I'd trust Tiff Needle a long time before I'd trust Jeremy with a car.

There is no doubt Tiff is a far superior driver to Clarkson but his voice/delivery is insanely annoying. Clarkson on the other hand, while a bit of a spanker is hilarious :)

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posted 2005-Nov-16, 8:11 am AEST
posted 2005-Nov-16, 8:11 am AEST

GreyWolfe writes...

I'd trust Tiff Needle a long time before I'd trust Jeremy with a car.

REALLY!

Unfortunatley so did Jaguar when they launched the XK the end result was one very bent Jaguar.

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posted 2005-Nov-17, 2:37 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-17, 2:37 pm AEST

The Edge writes...

REALLY!

Unfortunatley so did Jaguar when they launched the XK the end result was one very bent Jaguar.


As a driver, he still shits over anything Jeremy can pull out of his ass, amusing or not.

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posted 2005-Nov-17, 3:42 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-17, 3:42 pm AEST

NTRabbit writes...

The Stigs arrival on the Isle of Man cracked me up.

yeh, normally the Stig's introductions annoy me >>> very tacky IMO and Hammond only makes things worse.

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posted 2005-Nov-17, 3:44 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-17, 3:44 pm AEST

DarkFuzion writes...

yeh, normally the Stig's introductions annoy me >>> very tacky IMO and Hammond only makes things worse.

I love the Stigs introductions when Jeremy does them!

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posted 2005-Nov-17, 3:45 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-17, 3:45 pm AEST

NTRabbit writes...

I love the Stigs introductions when Jeremy does them!

I'll admit they're less painful ;)

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posted 2005-Nov-18, 7:45 am AEST
posted 2005-Nov-18, 7:45 am AEST

GreyWolfe writes...

As a driver, he still shits over anything Jeremy can pull out of his ass, amusing or not.

Perhaps. No I agree totally with you BUT if it was YOUR car and YOUR money WHO would you trust. Personally I would trust Clarkson has he has a bigger audience. Lets face it the vehicle manufacturers are looking for maximum exposure. They could give the car to Mark Skaife but who would a gibe a $h!t?

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posted 2005-Nov-18, 10:34 am AEST
posted 2005-Nov-18, 10:34 am AEST

I mean in a 'who is more likely to fsck up my car' sense, not a 'who can be the biggest git and get the most laughs on tv' sense.

User #40212   763 posts
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posted 2005-Nov-18, 3:00 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-18, 3:00 pm AEST

Can anyone post an update on when the new series of Top Gear will be gracing our screens here in Australia?

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posted 2005-Nov-18, 3:43 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-18, 3:43 pm AEST

SЯB writes...

Can anyone post an update on when the new series of Top Gear will be gracing our screens here in Australia?

All I have heard is that its been picked up (by the ABC I think), no mention of when they are going to show it, or even if they have taken the real episodes or the awful cutdown versions being made for the US - same episodes, but with Star in a reasonably priced car and some other "British" content removed.

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posted 2005-Nov-21, 7:04 am AEST
posted 2005-Nov-21, 7:04 am AEST

Best Points This week

Celebrity Driver
The Map

But i think the remote control car wins!

The poor caravan!..... I have to say this is one of the best episodes ever!

The Audi RS4... Looks brilliant.

User #8900   2289 posts
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posted 2005-Nov-21, 9:43 am AEST
posted 2005-Nov-21, 9:43 am AEST

Still not out on channel bt yet. Will have to wait patiently...

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posted 2005-Nov-21, 12:23 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-21, 12:23 pm AEST

 nJm  writes...

Still not out on channel bt yet. Will have to wait patiently...

still not on. ahhh common how long does it take to upload in England?

User #8393   3610 posts
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posted 2005-Nov-21, 2:26 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-21, 2:26 pm AEST

It's been out for a few hours, at least on Channel Usenet.

Great episode, godbless this show. mmmmm Angelina

User #13059   9190 posts
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posted 2005-Nov-21, 7:24 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-21, 7:24 pm AEST

Doubt it's been mentioned yet, but SBS just advertised that Top Gear is coming to SBS!

User #8393   3610 posts
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posted 2005-Nov-21, 7:31 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-21, 7:31 pm AEST

Apparently it said, "Stay tuned... coming up next".

Not listed for tonite, i believe it's starting next week.

User #36608   7239 posts
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posted 2005-Nov-21, 7:38 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-21, 7:38 pm AEST

I searched the SBS website for "Top Gear" and it showed up at 7.30pm on Mon 12/12/05.

Had *New Series* in the description, I guess Mythbusters finishes up with the Christmas Special on 5/12 and Top Gear takes over the week after.

User #41571   1602 posts
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posted 2005-Nov-21, 7:38 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-21, 7:38 pm AEST

7:30pm, 12th December according to www.sbs.com.au/whatson/i...gdate=12:12:2005

Woohoo! Wonder which series it will be?

User #6056   1888 posts
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posted 2005-Nov-21, 7:46 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-21, 7:46 pm AEST

In this episode, the Aussie Holden Monaro is tested against the best of British and American car technology on a Welsh beach.
Was that in series 5 or 6? I can't remember

User #41171   2511 posts
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posted 2005-Nov-21, 7:47 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-21, 7:47 pm AEST

SBS gets Mythbusters, which Ten copies with Brainiac, which is hosted by Richard Hammond, who also hosts Top Gear, which is picked up by SBS... what's the next link in the chain?!!!

::eyeroll::

(edit: stupidity)

User #8393   3610 posts
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posted 2005-Nov-21, 7:58 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-21, 7:58 pm AEST

Was that in series 5 or 6? I can't remember

5 from memory

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posted 2005-Nov-21, 8:27 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-21, 8:27 pm AEST

LusDekkar writes...

Was that in series 5 or 6? I can't remember

Series 5 - Episode 01 - 24.10.2004

Sorry I couldn't be more specific.

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posted 2005-Nov-23, 4:59 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-23, 4:59 pm AEST

Has anyone been watching the new series of Top Gear/? OMG I just want a new Audi RS4 Jerremy has just said its better than an M3 Beemer in fact Biblically good

User #32517   1648 posts
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posted 2005-Nov-23, 5:36 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-23, 5:36 pm AEST

Yeah that's why were talking about it here :)

The Audi looks pretty good, but personally I'm waiting on the episode with the race involving the Bugatti Veyron.

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posted 2005-Nov-23, 7:01 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-23, 7:01 pm AEST

Tommo writes...

The Audi looks pretty good, but personally I'm waiting on the episode with the race involving the Bugatti Veyron.

yes me too! dear god that thing will be phenomenally fast...

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posted 2005-Nov-23, 7:18 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-23, 7:18 pm AEST

zyrorl writes...

dear god that thing will be phenomenally fast.

Not just phenominally fast. It will be AAA-STONISHING!!

And on that bombshell ...

User #28442   7259 posts
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posted 2005-Nov-24, 4:12 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-24, 4:12 pm AEST

just saw the season preview.. all i can say is

omfgveyron

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posted 2005-Nov-25, 10:12 am AEST
posted 2005-Nov-25, 10:12 am AEST

smarm writes...

Great episode, godbless this show. mmmmm Angelina

Got to love the way James and Jeremy stared at the TV with Angelina on it while Richard carried on with his spiel!

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posted 2005-Nov-27, 9:02 am AEST
posted 2005-Nov-27, 9:02 am AEST

I'm really loving this new series of Top Gear.

They are getting right into it, it's damn hilarious.

User #47676   11111 posts
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posted 2005-Nov-27, 9:40 am AEST
posted 2005-Nov-27, 9:40 am AEST

The Audi RS4 looks like a bloody good car. That rock-climbing guy was insane! No way I'd be climbing that without a harness.

They must have a pretty good budget to go around smashing up those radio controlled cars - not something you're ever likely to see on an Australian car show.

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posted 2005-Nov-27, 11:10 am AEST
posted 2005-Nov-27, 11:10 am AEST

Dodgy Tone writes...

The Audi RS4 looks like a bloody good car.

It has to be the first Audi that i've ever raised an eyebrow about.

They must have a pretty good budget to go around smashing up those radio controlled cars

I doubt much/any of the r/c equipment would have been damaged, just $100 paddock bashers.

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posted 2005-Nov-27, 11:29 am AEST
posted 2005-Nov-27, 11:29 am AEST

Dodgy Tone writes...

They must have a pretty good budget to go around smashing up those radio controlled cars

Cheap second hand cars are in abundance in the UK as was proved when they have previously bought second hand cars for under 100 pounds. Unfortunatley the same cannot be said over here in Australia where to get something equivalent you would be looking at WELL over $3,000.

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posted 2005-Nov-28, 11:48 am AEST
posted 2005-Nov-28, 11:48 am AEST

anyone watching todays ep ! w00t :D

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posted 2005-Nov-28, 4:24 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-28, 4:24 pm AEST

Supercar bit was entertaining but a bit long... as was the whole thing with Hammonds teeth ;-)

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posted 2005-Nov-28, 4:29 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-28, 4:29 pm AEST

smarm writes...

Hammonds teeth ;-)

i swear he's had his teeth done...

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posted 2005-Nov-28, 4:57 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-28, 4:57 pm AEST

"I haven't had them done"

I liked the return of Captain Slow as well.

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posted 2005-Nov-28, 7:21 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-28, 7:21 pm AEST

I loved that bit when they were going out of the carpark in paris, couldn't stop laughing!

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posted 2005-Nov-29, 10:05 am AEST
posted 2005-Nov-29, 10:05 am AEST

I'm really starting to lust over the F430. I think that was the biggest grin I've seen on May's face in a while and when a car can make even Captain Slow drive it fast it's normally something fairly special.

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posted 2005-Nov-29, 11:25 am AEST
posted 2005-Nov-29, 11:25 am AEST

I like the preview for the ep in two weeks time:

On this week's Top Gear - the biggest challenge yet - can Jeremy in an £830k Bugatti Veyron beat the boys in a light aircraft flown by Captain Slow? What is faster a car or a dog, and Alan Titchmarsh is the 'Star in a Reasonably Priced Car'.

Next week is the 10,000 pound supercar challenge, should be a corker if it's like their other challenges.

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posted 2005-Nov-29, 11:49 am AEST
posted 2005-Nov-29, 11:49 am AEST

smarm writes...

On this week's Top Gear - the biggest challenge yet - can Jeremy in an £830k Bugatti Veyron beat the boys in a light aircraft flown by Captain Slow? What is faster a car or a dog, and Alan Titchmarsh is the 'Star in a Reasonably Priced Car'.

mmmm bugatti veyron... i so cant wait for that beast!

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posted 2005-Nov-29, 4:38 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-29, 4:38 pm AEST

That was a great episode, mainly because I love the Zonda.

The Ferrari's I think have been lacking in the design department since the Enzo came along. Even upclose at this years Sydney Motorshow I didn't think they were all that much compared to say the Lambo's.

What i'd give to have a job like these 3 lucky guys...

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posted 2005-Nov-29, 6:49 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-29, 6:49 pm AEST
O.P.

ok this may be a bit old but does anyone remember season 5 (not last season but the one before that).

they had this segment going where you would vote on 4 old school cars and at the end of the season they would restore it (i think it was called "restoration rippoff") and show it to us at the start of season 6 (last season)

i think they had a Mini
the queens mother mother old range rover
jeames Deans porsche/lotus
and another one

they announced the winner, the mini, on the last episode of season 5 and it was meant to be unveiled at the start of season 6 but never happened

does any one else remember this

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posted 2005-Nov-29, 8:27 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-29, 8:27 pm AEST

Yeah I remember this... Perhaps it's taking a bit longer then expected.

I really wish they did up the car from A Clockwork Orange

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posted 2005-Nov-29, 8:39 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-29, 8:39 pm AEST

Best line in the recent episode with James May in the Porsche

"I love these things, and I'm Captain Slow"

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posted 2005-Nov-29, 8:49 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-29, 8:49 pm AEST

Loved the latest episode.

I think Fifth Gear has no chance of making up the difference between these two shows.

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posted 2005-Nov-29, 9:06 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-29, 9:06 pm AEST
O.P.

eXtreme writes...

Loved the latest episode.

oh yeah

i love it when all threee of em go on a "road trip"...so damn funny...

couldn't stop laughing at the carpark scene

Best show for me...i hope it goes on for a while

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posted 2005-Nov-29, 9:11 pm AEST
posted 2005-Nov-29, 9:11 pm AEST

LoneWolf writes...

couldn't stop laughing at the carpark scene

I agree and poor little Richard was genuinely concerned lol.

I also had to laugh out loud at Jeremy's comment about Richard pampering up because he is a homosexual.

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posted 2005-Dec-1, 9:05 am AEST
posted 2005-Dec-1, 9:05 am AEST

eXtreme writes...

I agree and poor little Richard was genuinely concerned lol.

Pagani had probably told them "you break it, you buy it". :)

Yeah that carpark part was hilarious. Why didn't they just go out the entrance? Would have made more sense.

What a hoot it would have been driving those cars around France - that bridge was awesome.

The Ford GT must be bloody thirsty - typical American gas guzzler. I would have thought the 7.3 litre V12 would use more juice.

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posted 2005-Dec-1, 9:34 am AEST
posted 2005-Dec-1, 9:34 am AEST

Dodgy Tone writes...

The Ford GT must be bloody thirsty - typical American gas guzzler. I would have thought the 7.3 litre V12 would use more juice.

Ford reckons it gets 21 mpg but that's probably if you putter around sedately and I doubt that's what you'd be doing in convoy with a Zonda and an F430.

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posted 2005-Dec-1, 10:24 am AEST
posted 2005-Dec-1, 10:24 am AEST

LineNoise writes...

Ford reckons it gets 21 mpg but that's probably if you putter around sedately and I doubt that's what you'd be doing in convoy with a Zonda and an F430.

Well, if it was only the F430 (with James driving) and the GT then you could probably even pull 30MPG :P

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posted 2005-Dec-1, 12:52 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-1, 12:52 pm AEST
O.P.

Ben M writes...

What i'd give to have a job like these 3 lucky guys...

i'd give my right testical to have a job like that

man the bit with the remote control "cars" looked awsome and the flying astra....u could freak the shit outta people with that thing

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posted 2005-Dec-1, 9:16 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-1, 9:16 pm AEST

I much preferred it when they played Conkers with caravans.

We need more shows like Top Gear on TV. Irreverant but sincere.

And perhaps whatever channel is showing Drive on will realise the current format is a flop, and kill it before my eyeballs melt into little puddles of plastic goo.

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posted 2005-Dec-5, 7:08 am AEST
posted 2005-Dec-5, 7:08 am AEST

This weeks episode is not as good as last!

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posted 2005-Dec-5, 10:02 am AEST
posted 2005-Dec-5, 10:02 am AEST

I thought the funniest thing about the most recent show was putting a speed camera on the Minister of Transport's Hot Lap.

Also that he is name was "LADYMAN" :P

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posted 2005-Dec-5, 2:12 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-5, 2:12 pm AEST

Great episode today, the supercar segment worked out exactly how i thought it would.

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posted 2005-Dec-5, 2:46 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-5, 2:46 pm AEST

What day is the new episode on foxtel?

User #41571   1602 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-5, 3:22 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-5, 3:22 pm AEST

Can someone tell me which season they will be showing on SBS? I've only seen season 1 and 2 and everything so far this season.

Those who have seen every show should be able to work out which season from www.sbs.com.au/whatson/index.php3?id=1139

It is nine episodes. Thanks!

User #8393   3610 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-5, 3:53 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-5, 3:53 pm AEST

Season 5.

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posted 2005-Dec-5, 6:11 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-5, 6:11 pm AEST

Ahh what a way to start the episode, the Zonda F mmm!

My only gripe is Top Gear + Fifth Gear don't give the cars enough silent time. I wanna see and hear the car for a minute on it's own, not have them all dribbling on in the background about how crap or good the car is.

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posted 2005-Dec-5, 6:52 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-5, 6:52 pm AEST

next ep is going to own all eps... bugatti veyron !@!! w00t

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posted 2005-Dec-5, 7:06 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-5, 7:06 pm AEST

Pavarotti writes...

I thought the funniest thing about the most recent show was putting a speed camera on the Minister of Transport's Hot Lap.

Best hot lap ever! Better than finding out how well Webber did in the wet.

After seeing these new Top Gear episodes, I'm getting bored of Fifth Gear.. not sure I'm going to tune in anymore.

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posted 2005-Dec-5, 7:35 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-5, 7:35 pm AEST

Thanh Ha writes...

After seeing these new Top Gear episodes, I'm getting bored of Fifth Gear.. not sure I'm going to tune in anymore.

They're reviewing the new Honda Civic, thats a good enough reason for me to download this weeks ep!

User #7411   23733 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-6, 6:31 am AEST
posted 2005-Dec-6, 6:31 am AEST

The only gripe with this week's TG is that there wasn't enough time for the Zonda F.

That said, the £10,000 Supercar Challenge was one of the best things I've seen on TG. It was highly amusing and action packed.

I still get a feeling that next week's episode (Bugatti Veryon in a race across Europe) is going to be epic, and possibly the greatest episode of TG ever. I'm going to watch that one on the projector!

User #21445   4250 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-6, 7:56 am AEST
posted 2005-Dec-6, 7:56 am AEST

Oooo Sorry guys didn't realise you were now a week behind with episodes.... Last weeks episode, the one with the super cars was great!!!!

The next week, with Super cars from the 70's under 10k pounds, i didn't find as good

User #39733   1115 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-6, 10:02 am AEST
posted 2005-Dec-6, 10:02 am AEST

Tone. writes...

I still get a feeling that next week's episode (Bugatti Veryon in a race across Europe) is going to be epic, and possibly the greatest episode of TG ever.

That should be good, captain slow flying a cessna and Jeremy flying in the Veyron :)

User #6056   1888 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-6, 10:29 am AEST
posted 2005-Dec-6, 10:29 am AEST

Radix Lecti writes...

TO
Radix Lecti... That should be good, captain slow flying a cessna and Jeremy flying in the Veyron :)


Yeha i'm really looking forward to next week's ep.

Hope they take the Veryon around the track :D

User #36608   7239 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-6, 11:54 am AEST
posted 2005-Dec-6, 11:54 am AEST

This week was pretty good, a week of records on the track and Hamsters teeth(still).

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posted 2005-Dec-6, 12:06 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-6, 12:06 pm AEST

LusDekkar writes...

Hope they take the Veryon around the track :D

No doubt the Stig will do a hotlap and beat the Zonda F

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posted 2005-Dec-6, 4:36 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-6, 4:36 pm AEST

Ben M writes...

No doubt the Stig will do a hotlap and beat the Zonda F

Yeah i'm interested to see that. The Veyron has alot of power but it's also a bit porky :|

They both have almost identical power to weight ratio's

Zonda F = 510 hp/tonne

Veyron = 520 hp/tonne ish for the production model.

I'd tip the Zonda simply due to the lower weight.

User #47676   11111 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-6, 6:52 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-6, 6:52 pm AEST

Good episode this week - how good did that Zonda F sound?!

Loved the Clio vs mountain bike race - these guys do some crazy stuff.

Those supercars were hilarious - what pieces of crap! And Captain Slow with his "Peppermint Rhinoscerous" line, funny guy.

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posted 2005-Dec-6, 7:02 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-6, 7:02 pm AEST

Nskz writes...

Yeah i'm interested to see that. The Veyron has alot of power but it's also a bit porky :|

They both have almost identical power to weight ratio's


yes... but veyron has brute force on its side as well as more advanced aerodynamics... better tyres and apparently also better handling... but i guess we'll find out much more when they review it...

I'd tip the Zonda simply due to the lower weight.

i wouldnt just yet, i love both cars but... the veyron is just brutal..

User #8006   13517 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-6, 7:09 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-6, 7:09 pm AEST

I'll put money on it that the track (airfield) is wet again, it seems every 2nd run is!

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posted 2005-Dec-7, 6:39 am AEST
posted 2005-Dec-7, 6:39 am AEST

Ben M writes...

I'll put money on it that the track (airfield) is wet again, it seems every 2nd run is!

What do you expect? Sun? I haven't seen Sun for close to 3 weeks.

As for the test drive in the Zonda F... Lets just say its quick, however the test driver.. No not the stig, but the celeb... I Still can't believe it!

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posted 2005-Dec-7, 8:46 am AEST
posted 2005-Dec-7, 8:46 am AEST

EvIlPaNdAs writes...

No not the stig, but the celeb... I Still can't believe it!

She was awesome and obviously very competitive. And it looks like she could have gone quicker too if she didn't screw up the final corner.

User #34016   4901 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-7, 2:28 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-7, 2:28 pm AEST

The Edge writes...

She was awesome and obviously very competitive. And it looks like she could have gone quicker too if she didn't screw up the final corner.

I think that with the speed she carried through the corner, the time loss for going off would have been minimal. Would have put her right on par with Damon Hill though.

User #30299   11177 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-7, 4:25 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-7, 4:25 pm AEST

Wonderful © writes...

What day is the new episode on foxtel?

User #35436   1677 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-8, 8:42 am AEST
posted 2005-Dec-8, 8:42 am AEST

So this gets shown on Fox in Australia?

User #52713   2927 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-8, 9:43 am AEST
posted 2005-Dec-8, 9:43 am AEST

Its on SBS next week.

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posted 2005-Dec-8, 11:15 am AEST
posted 2005-Dec-8, 11:15 am AEST

cainen writes...

So this gets shown on Fox in Australia?

Edited version (30min) gets shown on BBC World. Episodes are way behind too.

BlackMagic writes...

O
BlackMagic... Its on SBS next week.


Series 5 starts on SBS next week, UK (and Ch BT) are currently up to Series 7 Ep 4

User #28945   20260 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-8, 11:22 am AEST
posted 2005-Dec-8, 11:22 am AEST

That F430 Spider has owned my heart and soul since the first moment I laid eyes on it ^_^

User #36341   434 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-8, 6:49 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-8, 6:49 pm AEST

series five thier summer series from 2004
still its always good value

User #8021   16722 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-12, 11:22 am AEST
posted 2005-Dec-12, 11:22 am AEST

all hail bugatti king of all cars.

top gear is out for those who dont know (and has been for a few hours)

User #75264   1247 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-12, 11:29 am AEST
posted 2005-Dec-12, 11:29 am AEST

is the Bugatti Veyron Clarksons favourite car now?

User #8393   3610 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-12, 11:52 am AEST
posted 2005-Dec-12, 11:52 am AEST

Epic episode. Love james may as Captain Captain Slow.

And the hidden teeth whitening kit

User #8021   16722 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-12, 12:12 pm AEST
edited 2005-Dec-12, 12:22 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-12, 12:12 pm AEST (edited 2005-Dec-12, 12:22 pm AEST)

Bean Counter writes...

is the Bugatti Veyron Clarksons favourite car now?

yes.. hell yes.

its a monster.

pity the stig didnt put it around the track:(

i want one:(

User #28442   7259 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-12, 6:42 pm AEST
edited 2005-Dec-12, 7:01 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-12, 6:42 pm AEST (edited 2005-Dec-12, 7:01 pm AEST)

What a terribly sad ending to the veyron episode..

And it's true.. :(:(:(

User #8423   14337 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-12, 7:06 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-12, 7:06 pm AEST

I didn't even know it was on, lucky I looked! Good-o's to SBS for airing it the show.

User #45136   5270 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-12, 7:27 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-12, 7:27 pm AEST

yep i was flicking channels and was suprised to see it on sbs
too bad its from 2 years ago

User #41171   2511 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-12, 7:27 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-12, 7:27 pm AEST

Anyone else feel a bit of national pride when the guys rated the Monaro?

User #8393   3610 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-12, 7:29 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-12, 7:29 pm AEST

yep i was flicking channels and was suprised to see it on sbs
too bad its from 2 years ago


Actually, just over 1 year old.

User #27026   2107 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-12, 7:31 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-12, 7:31 pm AEST

Wow. it was great to see it on TV. :) ..... about time too.

The SMH Guide didn't judge it to favorably. Is that because it has close ties with the "Drive" program ???

Regards

AXE

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posted 2005-Dec-12, 7:31 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-12, 7:31 pm AEST

Flashman writes...

Anyone else feel a bit of national pride when the guys rated the Monaro?

Yeah I do, sort of... Terribly old episode. That was like 3/10/04

Maybe 5-6 weeks back they test the newer monaro, and take it drifting around their test track..

So anyone else seen yesterdays episode yet?

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posted 2005-Dec-12, 7:33 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-12, 7:33 pm AEST

AXE writes...

The SMH Guide didn't judge it to favorably. Is that because it has close ties with the "Drive" program ???

Screw SMH. Top Gear is the premier car review show in the world. 250 Million viewers per episode.

User #35436   1677 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-12, 7:52 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-12, 7:52 pm AEST

Just finished watching the latest ep. Interesting that the Veyron costs 5mil pounds to build but they sell it for 850k.

User #28442   7259 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-12, 7:54 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-12, 7:54 pm AEST

12.5 Million AU$ to develop
2.1 Million AU$ to buy

User #7311   1812 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-12, 7:55 pm AEST
edited 2005-Dec-12, 8:28 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-12, 7:55 pm AEST (edited 2005-Dec-12, 8:28 pm AEST)

Eating hair is very dangerous. I can't believe he's going to go ahead with it.
Oh wait, wasn't a head of hair, just a bit. Still.yuck.

User #33690   11186 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-12, 7:56 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-12, 7:56 pm AEST

AXE writes...

The SMH Guide didn't judge it to favorably. Is that because it has close ties with the "Drive" program ???

Where abouts can I read that review? Link?

User #28442   7259 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-12, 8:19 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-12, 8:19 pm AEST

Pretty sure they will be lapping the Veyron next week

www.bbc.co.uk/topgear/thisweek
"It's so good, the Stig cried after driving it"

User #45136   5270 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-12, 8:31 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-12, 8:31 pm AEST

anywhere on the net we can watch the latest episodes?

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posted 2005-Dec-12, 9:01 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-12, 9:01 pm AEST

kronz writes...

Pretty sure they will be lapping the Veyron next week

Not on next week :( Have to wait til the week after.

User #58155   6065 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-12, 9:17 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-12, 9:17 pm AEST

Just finished watching the latest ep. Interesting that the Veyron costs 5mil pounds to build but they sell it for 850k.

Me too...... OMFG I want it, I want it now! I've always wanted a Ferrari F60 but that was a little out of my reach ($1.1MiL AUD) So I switched my focus to something a little bit more affordable a 360...... But now, NOW I want that Veyron! (Something tells me I'm going to go back to the 360)

User #28442   7259 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-12, 9:27 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-12, 9:27 pm AEST

I'm starting to save now..seriously.

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posted 2005-Dec-12, 9:40 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-12, 9:40 pm AEST

Homerlovesbeer writes...

Where abouts can I read that review? Link?

It is in the "Guide" - a print supplement with the Monday SMH

Regards

User #8021   16722 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-12, 9:42 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-12, 9:42 pm AEST

kronz writes...

I'm starting to save now..seriously.
they'll be all gone by the time you get the money:*(

User #5031   1006 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-13, 3:35 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-13, 3:35 pm AEST

The Veyron won't be available in Australia anyway. Their only making LHD, not RHD from what I read on Carguide.

User #47676   11111 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-13, 4:11 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-13, 4:11 pm AEST

Man how good did that Veyron look, and go!

They didn't show Jeremy filling her up very often, which he would have had to do. Uses 100 litres of fuel in 12 minutes going flat out!

Still, I'd have one. :)

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posted 2005-Dec-13, 4:30 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-13, 4:30 pm AEST

Dodgy Tone writes...

Uses 100 litres of fuel in 12 minutes going flat out!

What?! That sounds excessive.
If by flat out you mean 400kph, then in 12 minutes, it should cover 80km.
100L per 80km works out to be 125L/100km.
That would be rivalling jet aircraft, or have my calculations been incorrect?

User #47676   11111 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-13, 4:46 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-13, 4:46 pm AEST

un balanced writes...

That would be rivalling jet aircraft, or have my calculations been incorrect?

Your calculations are correct - and Jeremy did say it'd empty the tank in 12 mins at 400km/h. Would be cheaper to take a jet. :)

User #20579   20435 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-13, 5:12 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-13, 5:12 pm AEST

Now that was the best Top Gear yet, how good was that race.

User #7411   23733 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-13, 9:23 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-13, 9:23 pm AEST

OMFG.

That Bugatti ... whoah!!

Not the best race ever, it did seem a little scripted. However, it was still entertaining. That said, that car was the real star. To be honest, I have difficulty remembering which cars Clarkson used in the previous races. However, I won't be forgetting the Veyron in a hurry.

User #11764   2677 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-13, 9:38 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-13, 9:38 pm AEST

I want that Bugatti veyron !!! what a car.

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posted 2005-Dec-13, 9:42 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-13, 9:42 pm AEST

SM writes...

The Veyron won't be available in Australia anyway. Their only making LHD, not RHD from what I read on Carguide.

Not many people will be rushing in to buy one, I suppose.

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posted 2005-Dec-13, 9:48 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-13, 9:48 pm AEST

happyspader writes...

Not many people will be rushing in to buy one, I suppose.

There would be a few. We have fair few millionaires here :)

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posted 2005-Dec-14, 12:37 am AEST
posted 2005-Dec-14, 12:37 am AEST

Tone. writes...

To be honest, I have difficulty remembering which cars Clarkson used in the previous races.

Last one was an SLR vs a Boat, one before that was a DB9 vs a Train, and the one before that was a 612 vs an Airliner :)

User #20579   20435 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-14, 6:44 am AEST
posted 2005-Dec-14, 6:44 am AEST

The order was DB9 , 612, SLR, and the Veryon

User #7411   23733 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-14, 7:27 am AEST
posted 2005-Dec-14, 7:27 am AEST

Something Broke writes...

The order was DB9 , 612, SLR, and the Veryon

To be fair, the first 3 cars - whilst each are very good in their own right - do pale into insignificance in comparison with the Veyron.

I vaguely recall Clarkson driving the others, but I was more engrossed in the story and the race rather than the details. This most recent race ... well, the Veyron was the star.

User #14793   716 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-14, 7:51 am AEST
posted 2005-Dec-14, 7:51 am AEST

You should all read Jeremy Clarksons review he wrote. Pretty much exactly the same facts as what he said in the show :)

driving.timesonline.co.u...890873_1,00.html

User #18686   2004 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-14, 7:51 am AEST
posted 2005-Dec-14, 7:51 am AEST

I only just recently started watching Top Gear and I must say they are a bunch of dicks with not-so-funny jokes. I'd still watch it though. I find 5th Gear much more appealing though, maybe because I started watching it first.

BTW who remembers the episode from this year i think where JC said "Bugati are trying to build a car with 1000 HP that goes 400 kmh, like that will ever happen, ho ho ho"

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posted 2005-Dec-14, 9:26 am AEST
posted 2005-Dec-14, 9:26 am AEST

iGGY writes...

BTW who remembers the episode from this year i think where JC said "Bugati are trying to build a car with 1000 HP that goes 400 kmh, like that will ever happen, ho ho ho"

I thought you said you only just started watching it? I'm pretty sure that was series 5 which was the end of last year/beginning of this and is on SBS at the moment.

Top Gear shits all over Fifth Gear IMO, mainly because of the photography and spectacular locations. It is a beautifully shot show.

Edit: I still do like Fifth Gear though and watch it each week.

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posted 2005-Dec-14, 9:45 am AEST
posted 2005-Dec-14, 9:45 am AEST

Yeah, i got a couple of them recorded, so I watched the one with the comments about the Veyron (Land Rover on the mountain, Viper) and the one aired on SBS (the Monaro-Jag-XC300 shootout).

User #8900   2289 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-14, 10:23 am AEST
posted 2005-Dec-14, 10:23 am AEST

I find 5th Gear a bit painful. Tiff and Vicki were better on Top Gear. Fifth Gear is similar to how Top Gear was about 10 years ago - fairly factual and bland. They test the cars and talk about new safety inovations etc. Yes Tiff is a great driver, but that doesn't make up for the fact that now days 5th Gear are trying all these crappy special effects which ruin their films. For a while it was the constant use of a fish-eye lense. The test of the M6 told me nothing I didn't already know and all we really saw were over exposed, blurry shots of an M6 oversteering around the same corner over and over again.

Still, I guess I should be thankful that I can finally watch a car program with Jason Plato without putting up with Mike Brewer (Channel 4's now discontinued Driven).

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posted 2005-Dec-14, 8:28 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-14, 8:28 pm AEST

 nJm  writes...

find 5th Gear a bit painful. Tiff and Vicki were better on Top Gear. Fifth Gear is similar to how Top Gear was about 10 years ago - fairly factual and bland.

Yeah me too.... No jokes, no humour, just facts..... I enjoy everything about Top Gear except the "Reasonably Priced Car"part where they interview someone.... Except when its an F1 driver :)

User #20579   20435 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-14, 10:27 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-14, 10:27 pm AEST

Did anyone see the last episode of 5th gear, hmm well if thats the best cars they could come up with I think they need to take a permanent holiday. Sif a M5 is betther than a Zonda F infact they failed to drive the Audi RS4 which would have smoked the Porshe as best car

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posted 2005-Dec-14, 10:52 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-14, 10:52 pm AEST

¥kza™ Petronas writes...

I enjoy everything about Top Gear except the "Reasonably Priced Car"part where they interview someone....

Yeah for me it all depends on whether or not I know who the celebrity is, and whether or not they are just plain boring. Some are good, some are not, and some are saved by great footage of the "practice laps" :P

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posted 2005-Dec-15, 12:55 am AEST
posted 2005-Dec-15, 12:55 am AEST

There's a "Jeremy Clarkson - Heaven and Hell' DVD out and its a lot of fun to watch. Same Top Gear-ish jokes, but those jokes don't get stale do they? :P

User #28442   7259 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-19, 7:31 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-19, 7:31 pm AEST

Sigh, another old ep..

That one on just then was from 10th October 2004...

One of my favourite eps though.

User #35436   1677 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-19, 7:41 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-19, 7:41 pm AEST

They're all going to be old eps on SBS. It's series 5.

User #24565   9857 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-19, 8:05 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-19, 8:05 pm AEST

I quite enjoyed the show tonight.

The F40 what a blast from the past good to see old things never die young...

:)

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posted 2005-Dec-19, 8:24 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-19, 8:24 pm AEST

cainen writes...

They're all going to be old eps on SBS. It's series 5.

Considering that only make about 20 episodes a year, and a bare 18 this year, I dont think it will take SBS too long to go through the back catalogue.

User #27114   951 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-19, 9:16 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-19, 9:16 pm AEST

©£ONeST@® writes...

I quite enjoyed the show tonight

here here!

havent got the old series so its good to relive a great show

User #49348   3699 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-19, 10:19 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-19, 10:19 pm AEST

I heard they're taking this show off very soon :( Great show tonight. Geri Halliwell looks real weird there.

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posted 2005-Dec-19, 10:41 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-19, 10:41 pm AEST

I heard they're taking this show off very soon

Where did you hear this? What were the given reasons for pulling it?

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posted 2005-Dec-19, 10:42 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-19, 10:42 pm AEST

King Yubbo writes...

heard they're taking this show off very soon :(

Taking it off from where? This is only the second episode on SBS, I highly doubt its leaving there yet. Its also the biggest show on BBC2, so I doubt its going to vanish from there either. Unless you are mistakenly referring to the fact that the episode on the 27th of December in England is the last one for the current season?

User #35466   962 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-20, 12:24 am AEST
posted 2005-Dec-20, 12:24 am AEST

All I have to say is thank you SBS!!!

User #49348   3699 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-20, 12:35 am AEST
posted 2005-Dec-20, 12:35 am AEST

I think they're running 8 episodes only.

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posted 2005-Dec-20, 8:48 am AEST
posted 2005-Dec-20, 8:48 am AEST

How long will it be before cable pulls this one off sbs as well...

User #60215   1594 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-20, 11:10 am AEST
posted 2005-Dec-20, 11:10 am AEST

Hey I think it's a great show. Dispite being old episodes. If you haven't seen Top Gear then it's just great to see them road test some of the best cars around, or what supposedly are the best cars... till you realise you pay all that money and the gear knob falls off. :D

I'm glad they did that segment on the small cars. I've been looking at some small cars. The Citron looks nice, except I hated the steering wheel. Lucky I lost interest since Top Gear says Citron just make crappy cars that fall appart.

User #39417   5290 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-20, 12:56 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-20, 12:56 pm AEST

Last night was not a very interesting episode (unlike last week) they did hardly any driving and way to much talking in the studio. They had some of the nicest cars and wanted to see them really put to the test.

R3D

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posted 2005-Dec-20, 1:59 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-20, 1:59 pm AEST

King Yubbo writes...

I think they're running 8 episodes only.

SBS bought the rights to 2 seasons, probably 5 and 6, total of 20 episodes. Seems just a bit wasteful for a network with as low a budget as SBS to buy 20 and show less than half.

How long will it be before cable pulls this one off sbs as well...

Its already on cable, BBC world channel

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posted 2005-Dec-21, 1:49 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-21, 1:49 pm AEST

NTRabbit writes...

Its already on cable, BBC world channel

Yes but aren't they the 30min "condensed" versions. (last time I saw one anyway...)

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posted 2005-Dec-21, 2:12 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-21, 2:12 pm AEST

pme writes...

Yes but aren't they the 30min "condensed" versions. (last time I saw one anyway...)

Yeah they are, the normal episodes, ad free are around 45min each.

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posted 2005-Dec-21, 2:28 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-21, 2:28 pm AEST

OCC|xlr8ed writes...

Yeah they are, the normal episodes, ad free are around 45min each.

Correction: 59min

User #70631   1418 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-23, 10:00 am AEST
posted 2005-Dec-23, 10:00 am AEST

AFAIK, the TG we see here in Oz on SBS and payTV is not the same as the original show in the UK. I've seen shows called "TG Extra" which are the repeats shown later on another BBC channel and they're apparently the ones distributed to BBC World. They've definitely had some content omitted, and due to music licensing issues, their "soundtracks" are often different as well. As such the shows that the rest of the world sees aren't quite as "good" as those aired in the UK... but they're still very much worth watching.. :)

User #32517   1648 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-26, 9:13 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-26, 9:13 pm AEST

So what was faster, the dog or the car?

*cough*

User #39733   1115 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-27, 9:47 am AEST
posted 2005-Dec-27, 9:47 am AEST

It's on today in UK.

..

Is Jeremy faster driving in real life or on a computer game? What will break first at sub zero temperatures, a car or Richard Hammond?

Sounds good, LOL hamster in freezer.

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posted 2005-Dec-27, 9:49 am AEST
posted 2005-Dec-27, 9:49 am AEST

Radix Lecti writes...

It's on today in UK.

Ohh ok, Thought it was on Sunday ><
Thanx

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posted 2005-Dec-27, 10:42 am AEST
posted 2005-Dec-27, 10:42 am AEST

¥kza™ Petronas writes...

Ohh ok, Thought it was on Sunday ><
Thanx


Yeah, from memory it got bumped for the football.

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posted 2005-Dec-28, 7:04 am AEST
posted 2005-Dec-28, 7:04 am AEST

pepsiscrap writes...

Yeah, from memory it got bumped for the football.

Yup I was at the pub watching the footy.

Just saw the episode, it wasn't the best but still ok

User #8393   3610 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-28, 10:58 am AEST
posted 2005-Dec-28, 10:58 am AEST

It's out.

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posted 2005-Dec-28, 1:30 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-28, 1:30 pm AEST

watched it a few hours ago.. really good, glad to see veyron take out hte best car award...

and jeremy just couldnt make the NSX go around laguna seca fast enough to beat his ps2 time:(

no more top gear until spring in europe (autumn here)

User #58155   6065 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-28, 2:24 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-28, 2:24 pm AEST

I think i'll wait for the 350mb version

User #8393   3610 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-28, 4:15 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-28, 4:15 pm AEST

700mb sound was a bit off.

The first 3/4 of the ep was gold, everything after the awards was crap. The Mx-5 bit was crap as well.

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posted 2005-Dec-28, 5:13 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-28, 5:13 pm AEST

zyrorl writes...

watched it a few hours ago.. really good, glad to see veyron take out the best car award...

Well I think even though the Veryon is a great car but why give it to something that very few can actually afford to buy. My choice would have been the Audi RS4 expensive yes but more affordable and still a great car

User #30979   7295 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-28, 5:15 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-28, 5:15 pm AEST

i dont see it!! where is it!! i dont see it!!

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posted 2005-Dec-28, 5:27 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-28, 5:27 pm AEST

smarm writes...

700mb sound was a bit off.

is this the m00tv rip?

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posted 2005-Dec-28, 5:36 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-28, 5:36 pm AEST

DarkFuzion writes...

is this the m00tv rip?

Yes. Apparently there is another version out but I haven't seen it around yet.

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posted 2005-Dec-28, 5:37 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-28, 5:37 pm AEST

Something Broke writes...

My choice would have been the Audi RS4 expensive yes but more affordable and still a great car

RS4 won an award too.

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posted 2005-Dec-28, 5:38 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-28, 5:38 pm AEST

cainen writes...

Yes. Apparently there is another version out but I haven't seen it around yet.

gothic...

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posted 2005-Dec-28, 6:21 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-28, 6:21 pm AEST

¥kza™ Petronas writes...

I think i'll wait for the 350mb version

Just be warned that the source of the 350mb rips has warned that you'll be waiting till next Monday...

It's annoying because the audio sync on the 700mb version's rather bad (as it's been with all m00tv versions)...

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posted 2005-Dec-28, 7:39 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-28, 7:39 pm AEST

samuelowens writes...

Just be warned that the source of the 350mb rips has warned that you'll be waiting till next Monday...

Indeed :/

So from what I gather (I hadn’t had a chance to talk to him directly), Vuk didn’t have access to his PC and had to resort to using his dad’s PC to record this week’s Top Gear. However, it was too slow or something and resulted in a bad rip. So, no Vuk rip today. I’m also told that it reairs on Sunday though and hopefully he’ll be able to capture it then.

User #30979   7295 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-28, 8:31 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-28, 8:31 pm AEST

can somebody whim me the details? :)

User #18742   210 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-29, 11:25 am AEST
posted 2005-Dec-29, 11:25 am AEST

FYI - UKNova released a 350mb version a few days back. Perfect sync etc.

From reading the finalgear web site there won't be a VUK rip until next week, after the show has a repeat broadcast.

User #40617   518 posts
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posted 2005-Dec-29, 1:29 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-29, 1:29 pm AEST

Did anyone else notice they used Splinter Cell 3 music for the soundtrack with the race against the greyhound? :S I thought that was pretty cool.

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posted 2005-Dec-29, 2:27 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-29, 2:27 pm AEST

marvin p android writes...

FYI - UKNova released a 350mb version a few days back. Perfect sync etc.

ack, my account appears to have been deleted (prolly due to the face that I havent used for almost a year)

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posted 2005-Dec-29, 5:21 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-29, 5:21 pm AEST

samuelowens writes...

Just be warned that the source of the 350mb rips has warned that you'll be waiting till next Monday...
NOO WHY?

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posted 2005-Dec-30, 12:21 pm AEST
posted 2005-Dec-30, 12:21 pm AEST

¥kza™ Petronas writes...

NOO WHY?

The episode reairs Sunday UK time.

User #20579   20435 posts
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posted 2006-Jan-1, 3:30 pm AEST
posted 2006-Jan-1, 3:30 pm AEST

Well what a let down for a final episode and to be totally honest I found their awards a large waste of time. But damn I want that Golf R32

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posted 2006-Jan-2, 1:06 pm AEST
edited 2006-Jan-3, 7:10 pm AEST
posted 2006-Jan-2, 1:06 pm AEST (edited 2006-Jan-3, 7:10 pm AEST)

zyrorl writes...

gothic...

Which is now available on your favourite small, new site...

I'll get it off peak (it's a 700mb download) and see if the sync has been fixed.

EDIT - sync is good, and there's a 350mb version available too...

User #69613   1430 posts
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posted 2006-Feb-6, 3:40 pm AEST
posted 2006-Feb-6, 3:40 pm AEST

noooo!! final episode of tog gear is on tonight at 7:30pm. does anyone know when the next series is coming to sbs?

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posted 2006-Feb-6, 4:43 pm AEST
posted 2006-Feb-6, 4:43 pm AEST

i'd like to know to...i see next monday is the series return of mythbusters

i'd prefer to have them back to back on the same night myself

User #25043   27419 posts
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posted 2006-Feb-6, 4:47 pm AEST
posted 2006-Feb-6, 4:47 pm AEST

looks like its gone forever....

User #69613   1430 posts
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posted 2006-Feb-6, 6:28 pm AEST
posted 2006-Feb-6, 6:28 pm AEST

Nah i doubt it, I recall reading from somewhere on WP (edit: and in this thread) that SBS bought the rights to series' 5 and 6 (not sure on what series) of Tog Gear

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posted 2006-Feb-6, 8:03 pm AEST
posted 2006-Feb-6, 8:03 pm AEST

alantan writes...

noooo!! final episode of tog gear is on tonight at 7:30pm. does anyone know when the next series is coming to sbs?

The series being shown on SBS are 14 months old so no great loss. More recent ones crop up on the BBC channel on Foxtel.

User #20579   20435 posts
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posted 2006-Feb-6, 10:56 pm AEST
posted 2006-Feb-6, 10:56 pm AEST

Was the last episode on SBS tonight dont know when they will be showing the next series

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posted 2006-Feb-6, 11:28 pm AEST
posted 2006-Feb-6, 11:28 pm AEST

alantan writes...

noooo!! final episode of tog gear is on tonight at 7:30pm. does anyone know when the next series is coming to sbs?

Nooo ... Can't help but enjoy that trio of non achievers having the time of their lives playing with the latest automobiles on offer

Hope they show another series

Love to know who the Stig is ... it appears he can REALLY drive

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posted 2006-Feb-7, 6:49 am AEST
posted 2006-Feb-7, 6:49 am AEST

Valkerii writes...

Love to know who the Stig is ... it appears he can REALLY drive

Perry McCarthy

www.crash.net/feature_vi...p?cid=26&id=6611

And i belive there was anther guy they used as well.

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posted 2006-Feb-7, 7:58 am AEST
posted 2006-Feb-7, 7:58 am AEST

SelectThis writes...

Perry McCarthy

I believe he was the "Black" Stig, I don't think anyone really knows who the "White" Stig is, they say he has oil for blood and dreams only in Ferrari red..........

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posted 2006-Feb-7, 9:19 am AEST
posted 2006-Feb-7, 9:19 am AEST
O.P.

Yotanoodles writes...

they say he has oil for blood and dreams only in Ferrari red..........

and that he is confused by stairs

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posted 2006-Feb-7, 9:49 am AEST
posted 2006-Feb-7, 9:49 am AEST

LoneWolf writes...

and that he is confused by stairs

The STIG is a Dalek

User #18742   210 posts
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posted 2006-Feb-7, 10:28 am AEST
posted 2006-Feb-7, 10:28 am AEST

The ep shown last night was s05e09. Details here www.bbc.co.uk/topgear/series_5/prog_9

Lets hope SBS b'cast Series 6 from UK spring 05, only a year behind :-/

Shame I used Chan BT to get all series shown already ;-)

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posted 2006-Feb-7, 11:34 am AEST
posted 2006-Feb-7, 11:34 am AEST

Julian Bailey.

User #31854   4560 posts
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posted 2006-Feb-7, 2:35 pm AEST
posted 2006-Feb-7, 2:35 pm AEST

I can't believe the SBS has the audacity to show one year old episodes of this show. Let me think... why do people download TV series'?

User #70631   1418 posts
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posted 2006-Feb-7, 7:50 pm AEST
posted 2006-Feb-7, 7:50 pm AEST

Far be it from me to start rumours, but I do, from time to time, perpetuate them... :P

I think a good guess for the identity of "The Stig" might be, believe it or not, Tiff Needell. Whilst he is the lead host of Fifth Gear, he's also been a Top Gear presenter in years past, so certainly has (had?) a working relationship with Clarkson and the BBC. It also makes sense that if they had a presenter from another network contracted to perform a certain job, it would have to be kept hush-hush, hence the disguise.

One of the major factors I think is that we've seen The Stig drive a current F1 car around the Dunsfold track (the airfield where the show is based), and they don't just let anyone drive those things... too much money at stake. As Tiff is an ex-F1 driver, he could certainly do the job safely, and he IS a superb driver.

I've been watching each episode VERY carefully, looking for ANY signs that might give the game away... brands of driving gloves and racing suit (The Stig seems to wear Alpine Stars gear, altho this, of course, could purely be a sponsorship issue), normal position of hands on the wheel, posture in the car, the gait with which they walk, relative height... all the things I can think of which might be used to identify him.

Watch carefully next time and see what U think... :)

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posted 2006-Feb-7, 7:52 pm AEST
posted 2006-Feb-7, 7:52 pm AEST

Mishra writes...

I can't believe the SBS has the audacity to show one year old episodes of this show.

It's called "cost" and "licensing". They probably don't have much of a choice. Perhaps Seasons 5 and 6 are the latest that are available to other networks.

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posted 2006-Feb-7, 8:18 pm AEST
posted 2006-Feb-7, 8:18 pm AEST

SelectThis writes...

Perry McCarthy

Perry was the black stig from the first two seasons (he "died" at the end of series 2 by driving off an aircraft carrier). The current stig's identity is unknown, even by Jeremy himself.

Nobody knows who the current stig is regardless of the theories - there's a good read here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stig.

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posted 2006-Feb-7, 8:20 pm AEST
posted 2006-Feb-7, 8:20 pm AEST

By the way, according to www.finalgear.com, a special episode will air on Feb 12th in the UK:

Car ice hockey, car ice skating and a ski-jumping Stig in a snowmobile are some of the highlights of Top Gear’s version of the Winter Olympics. The team filmed in Lillehammer, Norway, for a show that will air on Febuary 12 to coincide with the real winter games in Turin. “Jeremy won on style,” said Andy Wilman, the producer. “He did some spectacular James Bond power slides. Torvill and Dean eat your heart out.”

Obviously it won't air in Australia, but thought some might like to know........

Marty.

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posted 2006-Feb-7, 8:25 pm AEST
posted 2006-Feb-7, 8:25 pm AEST

TassieDevil writes...

One of the major factors I think is that we've seen The Stig drive a current F1 car around the Dunsfold track

The F1 car on Top Gear was driven by Renault's test driver dressed as the Stig.

This happened with a few cars. The MC12 for instance was driven by it's owner.

One theory is that they use two people for the stig, depending who is available. One of them appears to be a rally driver, hence the guess that it is Colin McRae. The most common theory is that the Stig is Daemon Hill, because he just happened to be onsite one day when the celebrity for the evening failed to show up. He stood in, causing a lot of speculation.

Marty.

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posted 2006-Feb-8, 7:37 am AEST
edited 2006-Feb-8, 7:51 am AEST
posted 2006-Feb-8, 7:37 am AEST (edited 2006-Feb-8, 7:51 am AEST)

Marty writes...

Nobody knows who the current stig is regardless of the theories... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stig.

Indeed. I only recently read about JC on the Wikipedia myself.. never even thought of having a looksee for The Stig whilst I was there.

Marty writes...

The F1 car on Top Gear was driven by Renault's test driver dressed as the Stig.

This happened with a few cars. The MC12 for instance was driven by it's owner.


U might wanna keep in mind that most of those statements on the Wikipedia are marked as "citation needed".. ie, they're unsubstantiated claims, so perhaps not the best idea to intimate your points as fact. Unless of course U have the evidence, in which case U should feel free to add to the Wiki... ;)

Never mind tho... I won't believe the recent newspaper article either until it's corroborated by other sources.

upload.wikimedia.org/wik.../Articlestig.jpg

Marty writes...

The most common theory is that the Stig is Daemon Hill...

And I'm guessing you're referring to Damon Graham Devereux Hill, son of 2-times World F1 Champ Graham Hill. I'm sure he "drives like a daemon" just as much as his father did, but I expect he isn't one... :P

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posted 2006-Feb-8, 12:03 pm AEST
posted 2006-Feb-8, 12:03 pm AEST

TassieDevil writes...

U might wanna keep in mind that most of those statements on the Wikipedia are marked as "citation needed".. ie, they're unsubstantiated claims

Yes, that is true, but they're pretty widely accepted. I think Renault actually revealed that it was their test driver from what I read at www.finalgear.com. Not sure if the guy who apparently drove the MC12 admitted it.

I won't believe the recent newspaper article either until it's corroborated by other sources.

From memory there has been 3 in the UK naming different people... So yea, I'm ignoring them.

And I'm guessing you're referring to Damon Graham Devereux Hill

Alright alright! I knew the longer I concerned myself over spelling the more likely I was to get it wrong. I originally had "Damon" but changed it :(

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posted 2006-Feb-12, 11:18 pm AEST
posted 2006-Feb-12, 11:18 pm AEST

Marty writes...

By the way, according to www.finalgear.com, a special episode will air on Feb 12th in the UK:

Marty you legend. I've locked it into the Sky+ for tonight, didn't even realise it was on.

User #21445   4250 posts
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posted 2006-Feb-12, 11:52 pm AEST
posted 2006-Feb-12, 11:52 pm AEST

Same here, been stuck in the house all weekend sick as a dog since Thursday night. You know things are getting better when there is Rugby, Snowboarding Half pipes comps and a special of top gear on the old beeb!

Woo Hoo

User #7411   23733 posts
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posted 2006-Feb-13, 7:19 am AEST
posted 2006-Feb-13, 7:19 am AEST

As an added bonus, there is a new car-related game show called 'Petrolheads' that will debut on BBC2 after the TG Winter Olympics special.

Sounds interesting - it's hosted by Neil 'Bob The Builder' Morrissey, with Richard Hammond and Chris Barrie as team captains. Should be worth a look.

User #6056   1888 posts
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posted 2006-Feb-13, 10:34 pm AEST
posted 2006-Feb-13, 10:34 pm AEST

Nothing puts a smile on your face like watching a mini going down a ski ramp with rockets strapped onto it :D

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posted 2006-Feb-13, 11:15 pm AEST
posted 2006-Feb-13, 11:15 pm AEST

That Audi Q7 looks pretty good... which is just as well, 'cause we have one on the way!

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posted 2006-Feb-14, 1:14 am AEST
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LusDekkar writes...

Nothing puts a smile on your face like watching a mini going down a ski ramp with rockets strapped onto it :D

I don't know, it was pretty funny watching James "Attempt" to run and keeping up with the Jag on the Ice.

Also loved the Machine Gun, and Captain Slow actually crashing! But the best thing about this show was getting Richard Hammond of Day time telly... He was bloody awful!

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posted 2006-Feb-14, 6:27 am AEST
posted 2006-Feb-14, 6:27 am AEST

steve! writes...

That Audi Q7 looks pretty good... which is just as well, 'cause we have one on the way!

Congrats, it looks like a good car. They didn't do a proper review on it, but you know that you can shoot someone from the back of it :)

EvIlPaNdAs writes...

I don't know, it was pretty funny watching James "Attempt" to run and keeping up with the Jag on the Ice.

It's not that same smile :P The whole ep had it's funny moments actually.

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posted 2006-Feb-14, 8:26 am AEST
posted 2006-Feb-14, 8:26 am AEST

LusDekkar writes...

Congrats, it looks like a good car. They didn't do a proper review on it, but you know that you can shoot someone from the back of it :)

Yeah - or more importantly, sleep :) Hopefully it does the off road stuff well... but it's good to know that the only things Clarkson complained about were the looks (I reckon it looks pretty good) and the air suspension (we're not going to be messing with that too often) and the seat layout (we're only getting 5). We gotta wait until September...

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posted 2006-Feb-14, 8:40 am AEST
posted 2006-Feb-14, 8:40 am AEST

Please o Please SBS bring this back, I was just getting used to switching the telly onto it on a Monday night and you take it away .. :( ...

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posted 2006-Feb-14, 8:44 am AEST
posted 2006-Feb-14, 8:44 am AEST

BlaCkAdDa writes...

Please o Please SBS bring this back

Meh, www.finalgear.com, apparently the BBC actually like people being able to see their shows! BBC doesn't have mid-show adds AFAIK, it's like an ABC that doesn't suck.

It seems pointless watching year old episodes of a show about NEW cars, however entertaining it may be.

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posted 2006-Feb-14, 9:52 am AEST
posted 2006-Feb-14, 9:52 am AEST

Yeah but I dont want to burn bandwidth ... and often rips are grainy though 700mb ones are usually goodness ;)

The fact that it was a year old didnt bother me, most the cars they reviewed arent cars I'd ever afford to be able to or choose to buy so it was more the entertainment value, and the scenery which I enjoyed.

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posted 2006-Feb-14, 11:05 am AEST
posted 2006-Feb-14, 11:05 am AEST

Winter Olympics special was great. Seeing Clarkson just stand there and just fall on his arse is gold.

Never mind "Edmund Hilary" on the ski jump. I nearly cried laughing.

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posted 2006-Feb-14, 8:28 pm AEST
posted 2006-Feb-14, 8:28 pm AEST

Can Someone Point out a website for topgear that includes a episode breakdown.... im just interested cause i dont want too keep watch eps i have seen before.

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posted 2006-Feb-14, 8:37 pm AEST
posted 2006-Feb-14, 8:37 pm AEST

Graham writes...

Never mind "Edmund Hilary" on the ski jump. I nearly cried laughing.

lol me to, and when Richard was trying to use the shovel on it

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posted 2006-Feb-14, 8:45 pm AEST
posted 2006-Feb-14, 8:45 pm AEST

Right here... no here... right here, oh bother!

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posted 2006-Feb-14, 8:48 pm AEST
posted 2006-Feb-14, 8:48 pm AEST

The Top Gear Winter