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Title: Car shows on TV - Top Gear, Fifth Gear, Wheeler Dealers, etc.
Post by: jazz club - nice on November 01, 2008, 12:28:10 PM
If you like to watch a bunch of blokes acting like fools in a aircraft hanger in Guildford, watch Top Gear tomorrow at 8 on BBC2.

Personally, I can't think of anything better on a Sunday evening. 8)
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Post by: RichardA on January 05, 2009, 10:03:28 PM
If you like to watch a bunch of blokes acting like fools in a aircraft hanger in Guildford, watch Top Gear tomorrow at 8 on BBC2.

Speaking of Top Gear...the budget for the show has been cut:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/4015921/Top-Gear-to-be-hit-by-budget-cuts-shows-chief-reveals.html
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Post by: jazz club - nice on November 10, 2009, 09:25:01 PM
New series starts this Sunday.

But Fifth Gear has been axed and will not be returning:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1221174/Vicki-s-career-stalls-Five-s-Fifth-Gear-driven-television.html
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Post by: RichardA on December 28, 2009, 08:58:25 PM
Awaiting backlash after yesterday's Bolivian special  :D

More TG crictisms here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_Top_Gear
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Post by: nowster on December 29, 2009, 03:14:38 PM
Top Gear is one of the best comedy programmes on nowadays. You can't consider it a serious motoring programme.
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Post by: RichardA on December 29, 2009, 07:55:03 PM
/\ True. A serious motoring programme like 'old' Top Gear wouldn't pull in the viewers, hence why it was axed in its original format back in 2001.
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Post by: ivorbeck on December 30, 2009, 07:05:31 AM
Top Gear--------Designed and presented by idiots for idiots!!
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Post by: RichardA on January 04, 2010, 10:10:55 PM
In case you missed it, here is the clip played on yestaday's Top Gear:

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Post by: yammick on January 08, 2010, 10:26:58 PM
 :D
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Post by: jazz club - nice on May 28, 2010, 10:30:55 PM
New series starts this Sunday.

But Fifth Gear has been axed and will not be returning:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1221174/Vicki-s-career-stalls-Five-s-Fifth-Gear-driven-television.html

Actually, its back this Thursday - 7.30 on Five.
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Post by: i-dsi on May 28, 2010, 10:33:03 PM
Sure Five can squeeze it in between the soft porn, documentaries on Nazi Germany and reruns of CSI? ;)

Top Gear returns next month by the way.
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Post by: jazz club - nice on May 28, 2010, 10:42:48 PM
Sure Five can squeeze it in between the soft porn, documentaries on Nazi Germany and reruns of CSI?

 :D

Top Gear returns next month by the way.

Glad to hear it. I can look forward to going into work the following Monday and hearing the self appointed office car bores regurgitate another half truth Clarkson uttered on the previous night's Top Gear.

The best example was when our resident Vauxhall fanboy was keen to point out that the 160mph Vectra VXR is, according to Clarkson, faster than a BMW M5, clearly forgetting that the M5 is electronically limited to 155mph. :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Car shows on TV - Top Gear, Fifth Gear, Wheeler Dealers, etc.
Post by: RichardA on May 30, 2010, 07:04:14 PM
Glad to hear it. I can look forward to going into work the following Monday and hearing the self appointed office car bores regurgitate another half truth Clarkson uttered on the previous night's Top Gear.

The best example was when our resident Vauxhall fanboy was keen to point out that the 160mph Vectra VXR is, according to Clarkson, faster than a BMW M5, clearly forgetting that the M5 is electronically limited to 155mph. :D :D :D :D

What an idiot! :lol:
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Post by: culzean on June 01, 2010, 05:19:51 PM
Well, from the bare facts given if the M5 is electronically limited to 155mph and the vauxhall ISN'T limited and can do 160mph - then clearly the Vauxhall VXR is the faster car, at least as far as top speed is concerned (unless the BMW is limited to 155 but can go faster when you ask it nicely).

Or is there a conversion factor from BMW mph to Vauxhall mph that I am not aware of that changes the above figures?? (eg 1.0 BMWmph = 1.2 Vauxhall mph)

- or am I just thinking like an engineer????
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Post by: RichardA on June 03, 2010, 09:22:41 PM
There is an agreement between the German premium car manufacturers to limit top speed to 155mph (250kph)...at least 'out of the box'. ;) Porsche didn't bite though.




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Post by: yammick on June 04, 2010, 10:08:32 PM
Glad to hear it. I can look forward to going into work the following Monday and hearing the self appointed office car bores regurgitate another half truth Clarkson uttered on the previous night's Top Gear.

The best example was when our resident Vauxhall fanboy was keen to point out that the 160mph Vectra VXR is, according to Clarkson, faster than a BMW M5, clearly forgetting that the M5 is electronically limited to 155mph. :D :D :D :D

Working in IT I tend to come across my fair share of cocktards who try to disguise their limited knowledge of cars with whatever nonsense Clarkson has spouted on Top Gear or just talk complete BS.

Best one was the IT manager at a client site with a current-shape Audi TT diesel. He clocked my Civic 1.8 Sport and immediately repeated something Clarkson said on TG about the Civic being the equivalent of Thora Hird in a thong. He then claimed that his TT diesel was faster than a Civic Type R "because it had more torque". I didn't bother pointing out that the Type R has 30bhp more, is almost a second quicker to 62mph and six mph faster up top as sometimes you just have to humor all this willy-waving.  ::)



Title: Re: Car shows on TV - Top Gear, Fifth Gear, Wheeler Dealers, etc.
Post by: yammick on June 04, 2010, 10:20:33 PM
There is an agreement between the German premium car manufacturers to limit top speed to 155mph (250kph)...at least 'out of the box'. ;) Porsche didn't bite though.

Various reasons have been suggested for this move over the years. Some say it is to appease the left-wing parties in Germany over safety and environment concerns, others say its to do with the technical limitations of tyres and aerodynamics.

There is also a similar agreement between the Japanese bike makers to limit top speed to 187mph (300kph for reason being that it is nice round figure like 250kph).

Its no secret in enthusiast circles that some of these high performance cars are electronically limited to 155mph when - derestricted - the true top speed is much higher. It's equally well known that these speed limiters can be bypassed with a little bit of tweaking. I understand Audi (I think) will even do it 'for a fee' on some models.
Title: Re: Car shows on TV - Top Gear, Fifth Gear, Wheeler Dealers, etc.
Post by: RichardA on June 20, 2010, 09:25:13 PM
Fifth Gear got pulled over by the police when testing an electric car:

(sorry, contains adverts)

http://fwd.five.tv/fifth-gear/videos/behind-the-scenes/fifth-gear-web-tv-electric-car-challenge-outtakes-the-police
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Post by: JazzyB on June 20, 2010, 10:27:28 PM
For those who are interested in 'Top Gear' its back next sunday the 27th of june
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Post by: i-dsi on July 23, 2010, 09:54:34 PM
Utter waste of a Sunday evening. Clarkson is an idiot, Hammond should be off presenting kids TV shows and the excellent James May is wasted. The format has become tired and strained, the guests are pointless (that guy from the Henry Trotter films or whatever they're called FFS?!) and I don't care that Mr Scientology weirdo Tom Cruise is on next week (but I'll make an exception for Cameron Diaz  ;D )

Someone should dust Quentin Willson out of his coffin and wheel him out more often - the guy sticks up for the motorist on the important issues where Clarkson is just a liability with his dangerous ramblings.

At least fifth gear have given those two sofa monkeys from the last series the push.
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Post by: yammick on August 06, 2010, 09:12:21 PM
Someone should dust Quentin Willson out of his coffin and wheel him out more often - the guy sticks up for the motorist on the important issues where Clarkson is just a liability with his dangerous ramblings.

Didn't he get done years ago for clocking motors?
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Post by: RichardA on August 14, 2010, 02:51:47 PM
Watching Clarkson interview Cameron Diaz was cringeworthy in an otherwise good show.

I've heard the thing about Willson clocking cars is actually true (it was before he was on Top Gear) but I can't verify that. I think he even admitted to it some 'old' Top Gear segment on the dangers of buying clocked motors.

He owns the rights to the Britain's Worst...Driver, Builder, etc., TV format and sources cars for wealth clients.
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Post by: RichardA on September 02, 2010, 09:06:01 PM
I see the current Stig has been 'outed'.

The last time the Stig left/was outed, TG staged his 'death' by flinging him in a Jag XJS off an aircraft carrier. A month or so later, TG magazine was full of angry letters about how insensitively the Stig's death was handled, some not grasping it was all staged as a joke.
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Post by: x-rayted on September 04, 2010, 09:08:07 AM
Watching Clarkson interview Cameron Diaz was cringeworthy in an otherwise good show.


I also liked that show . Cameron Diaz drving the car once said stg like"fu**ing English gears".

Did she mean gears being manual or operating with left hand ?
Title: Re: Car shows on TV - Top Gear, Fifth Gear, Wheeler Dealers, etc.
Post by: RichardA on September 05, 2010, 11:26:14 AM
She assured Clarkson it was down to operating the gears with her left hand. So she said...;)

David Soul (from 70s cop show Starksy and Hutch) destroyed two gearboxs! Lionel Ritchie also struggled with manual gears but his real problem was when the wheel came off!
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Post by: RichardA on October 04, 2010, 08:51:26 PM
Fifth gear is back this Friday and they've nabbed Ben Collins (aka The Stig off Top Gear):

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/oct/01/the-stig-top-gear-channel-5

Please don't think I'm some lentil-munching Guardian reader by posting this link; it was the first one I found (after Metro!).
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Post by: jazz club - nice on October 19, 2010, 09:31:12 PM
'Metro' - what a quality paper! ;)

Hopefully Top Gear will be back soon. The other Sunday I was made by the wife to sit through The X Factor judges houses stage, where Our Cheryl and the dyslexic guy from the Black Eyed Peas (complete with sunglasses out of a cereal packet) sent a Cheryl Cole Team America/Thunderbirds puppet and an 80's Madonna lookalike to the live shows.

Anyway, can't wait for Clarkson to make a biting swipe at a certain former acquaintance! ;D
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Post by: RichardA on December 09, 2010, 09:19:03 PM
Back on our screen over Christmas:
http://transmission.blogs.topgear.com/2010/12/03/top-gear-over-christmas-more-details/
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Post by: RichardA on January 16, 2011, 08:08:43 PM
Back next Sunday at 8pm.
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Post by: RichardA on July 03, 2011, 06:41:26 PM
In case you hadn't noticed, both shows are back on air.

Most interesting will be next Friday's (8th July) Fifth Gear as it features the original Honda Insight (the one that looks a bit like the CR-Z) from a decade ago and the Audi A2 (like an iPhone to the Jazz's Samsung smartphone).
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Post by: RichardA on October 28, 2012, 06:57:21 PM
Top Gear will be returning to our screens with a Christmas special followed by a new series early next year. In the meantime there is a Top Gear Special tomorrow (Monday 29th) called 50 Years of Bond Cars (as in 007, not orange three-wheelers  :P) on BBC2 at 9pm.

A new series of Fifth Gear has already started but has moved from Channel 5 to Discovery (Sky 520, Virgin 212) at 8pm Mondays in an hour long format.
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Post by: RichardA on January 27, 2013, 06:57:58 PM
New series starts tonight at 8pm and features Homeland actor Damian Lewis as the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

(and in case you didn't know, Damian Lewis is British and not American).
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Post by: JazzyB on January 27, 2013, 11:03:14 PM
You said in your october post there was going to be an xmas special. I don't seem to remember an xmas special? Does anybody else remember?

Great to see the new series back tonight.

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Post by: RichardA on January 31, 2013, 08:41:19 PM
It's being shown as part of this new season.
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Post by: RichardA on March 03, 2013, 07:50:09 PM
Part one of the 'Christmas special'  ;D is on tonight. Part two next week.
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Post by: RichardA on July 13, 2013, 04:55:04 PM
Some terrific scenery in Hertfordshire! ;)
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Post by: DV on January 23, 2014, 08:58:56 PM
Top gear is back in February, link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHz8EWzBY3k).
Tickets to get (free) if anyone is interested, link (http://www.applausestore.com/book-top-gear-2014-bbc).

"Applause Store is the ONLY OFFICIAL TICKET UNIT to handle Top Gear studio audience tickets which are always FREE. Please do not pay for or buy tickets via online auctions or 'days out' sites as these are counterfeit and will NOT gain you access into the studio."
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Post by: RichardA on February 02, 2014, 07:14:33 PM
Thanks for that, I was looking for the link to the official ticket seller.

It is on my to-do list for this year to attend a Top Gear Filming for the summer season, I only live an hour and half away.
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Post by: RichardA on February 15, 2014, 03:05:04 PM
I've been watching Wheeler Dealers on Discovery Shed where Mike Brewer and Ed China buy, restore and sell classic cars. These episodes are from 2008/09 and have featured some iconic cars from my childhood in 1980s, including the Mercedes SL (ake the Bobby Ewing) and Lotus Espirt (as Roger Moore drove in a couple of Bond Films). Definitely worth watching.
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Post by: RichardA on February 20, 2014, 08:13:14 PM
Hunt v Lauda: F1's Greatest Rivals is on this Sunday at 7pm on BBC2. It was on last summer and it was very interesting, chronicling the 1976 F1 season and the rivalry between Niki Lauda and British playboy F1 driver James Hunt.   
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Post by: RichardA on December 27, 2014, 02:38:37 PM
Top on tonight and tomorrow (27th and 28th). It's the infamous road trip that got them into a spot of bother a few months back.  ;D
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Post by: RichardA on March 12, 2015, 08:57:13 PM
:o  :o  :o

Well, just in case you haven't heard.....

Clarkson suspended over alleged incident with a producer.
Last few episodes of this season cancelled (in case you didn't know, they film the studio segment the Wednesday before transmission).
Petition to get Clarkson reinstated.
Clarkson, May and Hammond's contract up for renewal at the end of this month (not related to the above).
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Post by: madasafish on March 13, 2015, 11:48:52 AM
It sounds like a cunning stunt to me..
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Post by: stupot0041 on March 13, 2015, 12:12:30 PM
Sounds to me like Clarkson has pushed it too far just one time too many. As much as I like the show you can't hit someone at work. Any other person in another job would be dismissed instantly. (Except for a boxer!!).
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Post by: emmerdale on March 13, 2015, 12:23:25 PM
Methinks he will come out of this smelling of roses
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Post by: RichardA on March 21, 2015, 03:23:55 PM
Three possible outcomes:

1. Clarkson will be reinstated.

2. Clarkson leaves the BBC (his choice or otherwise), Top Gear returns with May and Hammond signing new contracts and Clarkson is replaced by a new host. Clarkson may go to another TV channel.

3. Clarkson leaves the BBC (his choice or otherwise), May and Hammond refuse to sign new contracts without Clarkson and the three presenters go to another TV channel. BBC hold all of the rights to Top Gear (Clarkson sold his share a few years ago) and bring TG back with three new presenters.

Without Clarkson TG's ratings will dive, that is what happened to the original (or 'old') Top Gear after Clarkson left in 1998 and in 2001 the BBC axed it.
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Post by: Eigg on March 21, 2015, 05:54:40 PM
Wonder what club jazz followers would want.
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Post by: chrisc on March 21, 2015, 08:35:35 PM
I want Fiona Bruce to run TG!

The Antiques Roadshow is the 3rd most popular BBC TV show broadcast in South Africa
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Post by: RichardA on April 23, 2015, 08:35:14 PM
James May says he won't return without Clarkson and producer and long-term friend Clarkson Andy Wilman has also departed.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-32437814 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-32437814)

We all know what happens to a TV show when the main stars are replaced.... ;)

By the way, For the Love of Cars is back, started last Sunday so if you missed it see if it's on 4Seven or 4od.

Channel Five's Classic Car Show is still going.
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Post by: RichardA on May 10, 2015, 08:32:43 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CElC2rSW0AAdD6N.jpg)

 ;D
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Post by: RichardA on June 28, 2015, 11:46:45 AM
'Final' episode of Top Gear, pieced together from footage filmed before that incident, is on tonight at 8pm on BBC2.

Neflix, ITV and Amazon Prime said to be in the running to produce a motoring show featuring the three ex-Top Gear presenters.

As mentioned in the media a few weeks back, Chris Evans is lined up to present Top Gear next year.
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Post by: RichardA on November 29, 2015, 06:50:31 PM
The most recent season of Fifth Gear is now ITV4 having previously been shown earlier this year on History (???) channel. Quite how ITV4 manages to find space for it alongside the Dirty Harry or Connery/Moore-era Bond films is beyond me. ;)

Car SOS is already back on More4 (previously on another channel).
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Post by: RichardA on January 21, 2016, 08:30:12 PM
A new series of James May's Cars of the People kicks off on Sunday, with a look at the post-WWII car industries in Japan and Germany.
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Post by: RichardA on May 26, 2016, 09:51:22 PM
New series of Top Gear starts this Sunday with the new line up.
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Post by: Garyman on May 27, 2016, 10:04:54 AM
Tiff seemed to have tweeted that Fifth Gear is finished
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Post by: legend-ary on May 27, 2016, 12:03:23 PM
Tiff seemed to have tweeted that Fifth Gear is finished

Its a shame that TG didn't hire him .. after all he has been there before and I think he is one the best in terms of car control..
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Post by: culzean on May 27, 2016, 02:33:41 PM
I guess the new TG lineup will get some new fans who maybe didn't appreciate Clarksons excellent TV presentation style but many of the older fans (like me) won't watch it any more because
1. they hate Chris Evans and his inane Disc Jockey style and false jollity (he is OK at talking to kids,  but not adults).   
2. they just hate Chris Evans for no good reason except he is eminently hate-able . 
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Post by: legend-ary on May 27, 2016, 02:48:26 PM
 :D ;D hahaha
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Post by: zzaj on May 27, 2016, 04:31:59 PM
I guess the new TG lineup will get some new fans who maybe didn't appreciate Clarksons excellent TV presentation style but many of the older fans (like me) won't watch it any more because
1. they hate Chris Evans and his inane Disc Jockey style and false jollity (he is OK at talking to kids,  but not adults).   
2. they just hate Chris Evans for no good reason except he is eminently hate-able .

+1
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Post by: RichardA on October 13, 2016, 08:21:37 PM
The Cars That Made Britain Great on Channel 5 is worth watching. The series must be coming to the end soon but you maybe able to view the older episodes on demand.
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Post by: culzean on October 13, 2016, 09:07:47 PM
Have been watching this,  we have had some truly great ideas and game changing designs (Triumph Dolomite Sprint - first mass production engine with 4 valve head - more power than a BMW of the time but fitted into an old body) (hydrolastic suspension gave car great handling but badly put together so system rusted away and leaked) but they have been badly executed due to bean counters penny pinching.
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Post by: RichardA on December 01, 2016, 08:21:45 PM
Car SOS is currently showing on More4 (previously shown on some other channel)
Jay Leno's Garage Season 2 on Dave
Supercar Superbuild on Quest
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Post by: RichardA on March 02, 2017, 08:20:34 PM
Top Gear is back on Sunday at 8pm on BBC2 without Chris Evans.
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Post by: RichardA on February 22, 2018, 08:17:12 PM
Top Gear returns on Sunday 25th February at 8pm on BBC2.
More4 currently showing season 5 of Car SOS. (Previously shown on National Geographic Channel last year.)
Season 12 of Wheeler Dealers starts tonight at 9pm on Quest. (Previously shown on Discovery Channel in 2015 and on Discovery Shed last year.)
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Post by: RichardA on February 17, 2019, 11:25:02 AM
Top Gear returns tonight
Car SOS on More4, one season behind National Geographic.
Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars on Quest
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Post by: richardfrost on February 17, 2019, 10:40:14 PM
Carnage on Sky. Itís like Robot Wars crossed with Mad Max, hosted by Freddie Flintoff and two people Iíve never heard of.
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Post by: Jocko on February 19, 2019, 09:27:50 AM
I recorded Top Gear on Sunday night. It is a while since I watched it last and the trailer looked interesting. I watched it last night. That is an hour of my life I will never get back. It was crap. Didn't even bother with Extra Gear. Deleted that and the rest of the series from my recorder. Only smattering of humour was Matt LeBlanc. When he leaves it will be dismal. Now I remember why it was so long since I watched it!
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Post by: richardfrost on February 19, 2019, 10:50:32 AM
It's like panning for gold. Every now and then they have a good piece but mostly it is rubbish that I don't have the time for. A very poor recreation of the Clarkson/May/Hammond original.

Having said that, I haven't engaged with their 'Grand Tour' Amazon show either. Watched a few from the first season, but I think their particular style is now looking very dated and out of touch.
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Post by: Jocko on June 17, 2019, 10:11:04 PM
Just watched last night's Top Gear, and thought it was brilliant. The new presenter line up are top notch and gel well together. My wife watches "Take Me Out", and I have always found Paddy McGuinness  a real tonic. Stick him on a car programme and he is superb.
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Post by: sparky Paul on June 18, 2019, 10:11:32 AM
I watched Top Gear for the first time in many years, I thought I would give it a chance with the new set up - can't be worse than Clarkson.

I like McGuinness too, but the comedy was forced at times - should improve as the presenters find their feet. Flintoff always comes across as a bit of a dumbo, and I see they have another diminutive stooge to replace the Hammond character.

Not a bad effort though, to be fair.
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Post by: culzean on June 18, 2019, 10:37:08 AM
Just watched last night's Top Gear, and thought it was brilliant. The new presenter line up are top notch and gel well together. My wife watches "Take Me Out", and I have always found Paddy McGuinness  a real tonic. Stick him on a car programme and he is superb.

Agree,  although as sparkyP says Flintoff comes across as a bit of a thicko.  Now all they need to do is dig through the Top Gear junk room and take 'those' number plates on a trip through Argentina ( maybe wait until the Argies get their electricity supply sorted ).

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/11962681/Jeremy-Clarkson-faces-three-years-in-jail-as-Argentina-reopens-Falklands-row-probe.html
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Post by: RichardA on February 09, 2020, 11:59:00 AM
Some car related show on TV at the moment:
Top Gear
Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars on Quest
Flipping Bangers on Blaze
Title: Re: Car shows on TV - Top Gear, Fifth Gear, Wheeler Dealers, etc.
Post by: MicktheMonster on February 09, 2020, 12:11:03 PM
This week I discovered Bangers & Cash on yesterday, it's a series following a family run classic car auctions in a Yorkshire village, lots of interesting cars passing through, it's on Yesterday channel, series 2 is currently being shown, series 1 is available for download on sky if you have the facility. Worth a look if this sort of thing floats your boat.
Title: Re: Car shows on TV - Top Gear, Fifth Gear, Wheeler Dealers, etc.
Post by: sparky Paul on February 09, 2020, 12:58:08 PM
This week I discovered Bangers & Cash on yesterday, it's a series following a family run classic car auctions in a Yorkshire village, lots of interesting cars passing through, it's on Yesterday channel, series 2 is currently being shown, series 1 is available for download on sky if you have the facility. Worth a look if this sort of thing floats your boat.

I don't know how long Mathewsons (of B&C fame) have been there in Thornton-le-Dale, but they were there back in the 90s when I had a week in a holiday cottage there. Very interesting place to look round, especially the motor museum where they had their own collection. Unfortunately, I believe these have now been relocated to make room for more classic auction cars, but there should be something interesting to see.
Title: Re: Car shows on TV - Top Gear, Fifth Gear, Wheeler Dealers, etc.
Post by: Jocko on February 09, 2020, 01:47:08 PM
Watched the first of the new Top Gear series last night, and the bit where the guy was running about on the golf driving range, dressed as a T Rex, had me wetting myself!
Title: Re: Car shows on TV - Top Gear, Fifth Gear, Wheeler Dealers, etc.
Post by: RichardA on February 20, 2020, 08:21:51 PM
Car SOS on More4, I believe its a season behind one of the subscription channels. From the season preview it looks a 70s Toyota Celica will be getting the treatment.
Title: Re: Car shows on TV - Top Gear, Fifth Gear, Wheeler Dealers, etc.
Post by: RichardA on October 18, 2020, 11:16:49 AM
Top Gear has returned and is now on BBC1.
Wheeler Dealers 2018/2019 season on Quest.
Quest also showing various episodes of Chasing Classic Cars.
Title: Re: Car shows on TV - Top Gear, Fifth Gear, Wheeler Dealers, etc.
Post by: Jocko on October 18, 2020, 11:52:11 AM
I record Top Gear and so far have only seen episode one. They did a thing on company cars with a hybrid BMW, a hybrid Volvo and a Tesla Model 3. All three said the Tesla was the best!
They also had the new 1000 hp Ferrari hybrid. Obviously, Top Gear is going "Greenish".
Title: Re: Car shows on TV - Top Gear, Fifth Gear, Wheeler Dealers, etc.
Post by: Kremmen on October 18, 2020, 11:57:33 AM
They obviously don't worry about reliability. Tesla has some dreadful owner reports.
Title: Re: Car shows on TV - Top Gear, Fifth Gear, Wheeler Dealers, etc.
Post by: Jocko on October 18, 2020, 12:06:16 PM
They won't see many issues in a 24-hour test. To be fair to Tesla, the issues they have are not strictly "reliability" but, according to JD Power, Tesla's quality issues are primarily with cosmetic items, such as paint imperfections, poorly fitting body panels, and squeaks and rattles Ė rather than core powertrain or infotainment functions.
Title: Re: Car shows on TV - Top Gear, Fifth Gear, Wheeler Dealers, etc.
Post by: madasafish on October 18, 2020, 01:50:39 PM
What I have seen  - on You Tube so caution - is thin paint on model 3 and very thin easily dented panels - one touch is enough to leave a dimple (aluminium for weight).

Factory paint quality appears poor.

Title: Re: Car shows on TV - Top Gear, Fifth Gear, Wheeler Dealers, etc.
Post by: MicktheMonster on October 27, 2020, 12:33:19 PM
Bangers & Cash series 3 has now started on Yesterday channel, it follows a family run classic car auction.

Also, not really a tv show, but this might be of interest, the humour won't be for everyone,

(Can't get it to go in as a hyperlink on my tablet)

this is car throttle channel on youtube, episode, "Non-Car Guy Changes Brakes For The First Time"  on a mk1 jazz, there's another one where he services following instructions via facetime.
Title: Re: Car shows on TV - Top Gear, Fifth Gear, Wheeler Dealers, etc.
Post by: Westy36 on October 27, 2020, 07:21:46 PM
 I like the Youtube channel "Car Throttle". They've got some great content.

Youtube is a great resource for car TV. Channels like the excellent Hubnut, Furious Driving, Savage Garage etc

Title: Re: Car shows on TV - Top Gear, Fifth Gear, Wheeler Dealers, etc.
Post by: RichardA on November 01, 2020, 11:53:14 AM
Some Youtube car channels:

Auto Expert John Cadogan - very direct and straight talking Australian motoring expert.
Big Car - videos detailing the history of various cars.
Car Cleaning Guru - car detailing guides.
Petrolicious - high quality videos on classic cars.
Thames TV - videos on various subjects from the archives of the former ITV London region (1968-1992), including period car reviews (keep 'em peeled for Shaw Taylor and some fitting Seventies' attire).


Title: Re: Car shows on TV - Top Gear, Fifth Gear, Wheeler Dealers, etc.
Post by: MicktheMonster on November 01, 2020, 01:04:19 PM
Some other YouTube channels members might like, they are all car related, but not Honda orientated.

Harry's Garage - mainly performance & luxury cars, has unrivalled access to (or in some cases owns) a massive collection of exotic cars. Very genial & civilised gentleman.

High Peak Autos - 2nd hand car dealer that reviews cars in stock, wide variety & straight forward opinions, good or bad.

Bob Flavin - Irish motoring journalist turned youtuber, new car reviews, all in euros & kilometres etc.

Nobby on Cars - another Irish reviewer of new cars

Tyrells Classic Workshop - restorer of high end classic cars, very knowledgeable.
Title: Re: Car shows on TV - Top Gear, Fifth Gear, Wheeler Dealers, etc.
Post by: sparky Paul on November 01, 2020, 04:02:51 PM
'Salvage Rebuilds' on youtube for anyone interested in simple salvage repairs. Bloke makes his living turning cheap salvage around.
Title: Re: Car shows on TV - Top Gear, Fifth Gear, Wheeler Dealers, etc.
Post by: Kremmen on November 01, 2020, 05:04:27 PM
Arthur Tussik does some amazing work :

Title: Re: Car shows on TV - Top Gear, Fifth Gear, Wheeler Dealers, etc.
Post by: Westy36 on November 01, 2020, 06:52:14 PM
 :D Salvage rebuilds are fantastic. I like their channel a lot.

Bob Flavin. I'd forgotten all about him. Brilliant accent and very enthusiastic.

I will check out some of the other channels you guys recommend.

Got to love Youtube.   :D