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Re: Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear host, suspended by BBC after 'fracas'
« Reply #480 on: January 30, 2017, 04:09:33 PM »
there's a not in terrible shape one in my garage that I walk by daily...

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Re: Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear host, suspended by BBC after 'fracas'
« Reply #481 on: January 30, 2017, 04:36:09 PM »
They are awesome.  I love them- there are so many things wrong with them that doesn't matter (aka, typical Russian design!) that you can't help but love them!

The ignition is on the wrong side of the steering column.

There's a hole on the bumper and in the body that allows you to crank start it, but the engine that you could crank went away a long time ago to be replaced with a modern (ish) one that can't be cranked, but why go to the effort of removing the hole?  It's not hurting anything....

To go from a 4 speed manual to the 5 speed Lada opened the bell housing and spot welded a length of pipe with a fifth gear on it and closed the whole thing up.  After a few years that spot weld breaks and the fifth gear, now more accurately called Second Neutral just spins harmlessly and uselessly.... but you still have the other 4 gears so it's ok.  :D

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Re: Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear host, suspended by BBC after 'fracas'
« Reply #482 on: January 30, 2017, 06:54:00 PM »
Haven't seen any of the new top gear (no cable in my house!) but Ive been keeping up with The Grand Tour, and I have to say I rather like it. I agree Celebrity Brain Crash is tedious, but its less tedious than say, actually bringing on a celebrity and watching them drive about. I just wish they would stop with the staged meetups and whatnot, or pretending to "accidently" crash an break stuff. If they want to be silly and destructive I say go for it, but i would be much happier if they would dispose of the pretense that any of it wasn't planned from the beginning.

Example: Battleship with cars and cranes, for the hell of it? Good.
Crashing a vintage Maserati into a boat, under the pretense of trying to win a race? Looks cool, but I feel like they are insulting my intelligence a bit when they do it. Why not just preform an actual crash test on he damn thing?
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Re: Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear host, suspended by BBC after 'fracas'
« Reply #483 on: January 30, 2017, 07:59:20 PM »
Probably because Richard Hammond doesn't do so well in actual crash tests.

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Re: Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear host, suspended by BBC after 'fracas'
« Reply #484 on: January 30, 2017, 08:01:15 PM »
I'm all caught up again on TGT, still not dipped a toe into the newly hosted TG

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Re: Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear host, suspended by BBC after 'fracas'
« Reply #485 on: February 01, 2017, 05:03:14 AM »
Sad to say GT on average is not as good as old TG, but it's better than nothing.

The Namibian special was the best so far  :D

There was one thing I found very off-putting, they were having a conversation on the radios while driving through the city.......the city where I was born, raised and live in, so it was obvious from the background that the "conversation" was edited together footage.

I have to say, if they really slept under their beach buggies they are considerably more manly than I am..........that would be a cold miserable night.

I think they are in danger of being too entertaining..... :think:


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Re: Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear host, suspended by BBC after 'fracas'
« Reply #486 on: February 01, 2017, 11:18:55 AM »
Admit it that its really Gerhard "Giovanni" Gerber  !?

I'm feeling very blonde and hearing whooshing noises as that joke passes overhead.......?  :rofl:
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Re: Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear host, suspended by BBC after 'fracas'
« Reply #487 on: February 01, 2017, 12:37:02 PM »
Admit it that its really Gerhard "Giovanni" Gerber  !?

I'm feeling very blonde and hearing whooshing noises as that joke passes overhead.......?  :rofl:
The butler in the Namibia special...

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Re: Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear host, suspended by BBC after 'fracas'
« Reply #488 on: February 02, 2017, 09:49:25 AM »
 :rofl:
Okay, got it.........unfortunately not.....

My good friend and regular camping & fishing buddy was the "shop assistant" you saw for a few seconds in the camping store.......same place I spend most of my disposable income  :facepalm:

They couldn't use me, taller and uglier than Clarkson, would've hurt their ratings! :rofl:
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Re: Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear host, suspended by BBC after 'fracas'
« Reply #489 on: February 02, 2017, 03:55:21 PM »
Considering that the trio is fairly ugly, I doubt you'd make it any worse

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Re: Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear host, suspended by BBC after 'fracas'
« Reply #490 on: February 28, 2017, 07:27:26 AM »
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Re: Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear host, suspended by BBC after 'fracas'
« Reply #491 on: February 28, 2017, 09:11:19 AM »
http://www.topgear.com/ca...p-gear-tv-returns-5-march

the new series of Top Gear launches on Sunday 5 March

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Re: Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear host, suspended by BBC after 'fracas'
« Reply #492 on: February 28, 2017, 09:50:41 AM »

As Meatloaf would say,two out of three ain't bad.

If you mean what I think you mean......  :tu:

 :rofl:

I would be happy if we end up with a different but still good Top Gear, and Grand Tour as a bonus
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Re: Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear host, suspended by BBC after 'fracas'
« Reply #493 on: March 09, 2017, 11:25:58 AM »
So, having seen the latest TG new, new, new series episode, I am not that impressed.

They now went from making fun of the previous trio format to trying to be the same as the previous trio, which they can not realistically do.
I think if they stop trying too hard they may get better.

They have now expanded the celebrity spot and it seemed like the celebrity stays with them for most of the show....  There was no Stig (bad) but also no sidekicks (good)

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Re: Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear host, suspended by BBC after 'fracas'
« Reply #494 on: March 09, 2017, 11:45:14 AM »
Getting shot of the ginger smurf was the best move they made (a weapons grade bell end!) Hopefully now the remaining 3 will work something out, the Studio parts seemed too forced and too scripted. The outdoor driving was much better.

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Re: Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear host, suspended by BBC after 'fracas'
« Reply #495 on: March 09, 2017, 01:26:34 PM »
The celeb part seemed a bit uncomfortable to me. They got him on, talked to him for all of a minute then turned to something else while he sat there until it was lap time. In the short training session video Chris was trying to hard to be funny.

The out of studio parts are a lot better than the studio sections. It's still far better than the last attempt with shouty man evans
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Re: Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear host, suspended by BBC after 'fracas'
« Reply #496 on: March 09, 2017, 02:56:33 PM »
The celeb part seemed a bit uncomfortable to me. They got him on, talked to him for all of a minute then turned to something else while he sat there until it was lap time. In the short training session video Chris was trying to hard to be funny.

The out of studio parts are a lot better than the studio sections. It's still far better than the last attempt with shouty man evans

Agreed on all points.  I still think Matt Leblanc is the weak link here, he's just not nearly as funny as he thinks he is.

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Re: Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear host, suspended by BBC after 'fracas'
« Reply #497 on: March 15, 2017, 01:14:42 PM »
I actually enjoyed the latest episode, episode 2.

Apart from the always pointless celebrity interview (as if celebrities do not get enough time to self-promote...) it was OK

stig was also back, but, without the fancy introduction "some people say....."

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Re: Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear host, suspended by BBC after 'fracas'
« Reply #498 on: March 16, 2017, 02:58:19 PM »
Thanks for the heads-up  :salute:

Says a lot when a Top Gear episode doesn't reach the top 5 on the torrent sites....  :facepalm:
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Re: Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear host, suspended by BBC after 'fracas'
« Reply #499 on: March 16, 2017, 06:59:02 PM »
top 5? is it in the top 50?

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Re: Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear host, suspended by BBC after 'fracas'
« Reply #500 on: March 16, 2017, 07:18:09 PM »
It's actually not bad I'd say, but doesn't have the spark that Hammond, May and Clarkson have.

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Re: Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear host, suspended by BBC after 'fracas'
« Reply #501 on: March 16, 2017, 08:02:22 PM »
Definitely better than last year, which makes you realise how overrated Chris Evans, and the other Celebs from last year are.

Now, if they could just get rid of the Celeb interview bit.... how many actually watch the show for that?

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Re: Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear host, suspended by BBC after 'fracas'
« Reply #502 on: March 17, 2017, 06:56:30 AM »
Watched the first two episodes last night......

What gets me is the original 3 joked about being unscripted but still it felt like natural banter.

Now enter at least one professional actor and he can't act naturally!  :facepalm:

I want to like the show.........but a pressure washer.....?
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« Reply #503 on: March 21, 2017, 08:15:59 PM »
http://jalopnik.com/top-g...ts-three-hosts-1793443905

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Re: Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear host, suspended by BBC after 'fracas'
« Reply #504 on: March 21, 2017, 10:16:59 PM »
I like William Fichtner for whatever that is worth.  They talk about him usually playing a hardass, so I'm guessing they never saw Drowning Mona with him, Bette Midler, Danny DeVito and Jamie Lee Curtis.

But yeah, it does seem like an amazing recreation of a prior failure.  I wonder how they plan to make this one different?

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Re: Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear host, suspended by BBC after 'fracas'
« Reply #505 on: June 14, 2017, 08:13:15 AM »

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Re: Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear host, suspended by BBC after 'fracas'
« Reply #506 on: June 14, 2017, 09:10:54 AM »
http://www.dailymail.co.u...nd-ll-soon-car-crash.html

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He's binned it while filming in Switzerland hasn't he? I saw a utube clip of him in hospital the other day and he was waiting for his knee to be rebuilt.
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Re: Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear host, suspended by BBC after 'fracas'
« Reply #507 on: June 14, 2017, 10:26:25 AM »
I'm sure they pay enough in insurance to feed a small country by now.....  :facepalm:
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« Reply #508 on: June 14, 2017, 10:50:20 AM »
http://www.dailymail.co.u...nd-ll-soon-car-crash.html

Hammond latest crash

He's binned it while filming in Switzerland hasn't he? I saw a utube clip of him in hospital the other day and he was waiting for his knee to be rebuilt.
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Re: Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear host, suspended by BBC after 'fracas'
« Reply #509 on: June 14, 2017, 02:29:35 PM »
I'm sure they pay enough in insurance to feed a small country by now.....  :facepalm:

And that's just for Hammond!   :ahhh

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