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Car shows on TV - Top Gear, Fifth Gear, Wheeler Dealers, etc.
« 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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« Reply #1 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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« Reply #2 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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« Reply #3 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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« Reply #4 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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« Reply #5 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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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2009, 07:05:31 AM »
Top Gear--------Designed and presented by idiots for idiots!!

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« Reply #7 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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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2010, 10:26:58 PM »
 :D
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« Reply #9 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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« Reply #10 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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« Reply #11 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
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« Reply #12 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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« Reply #13 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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« Reply #14 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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