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Re: The Grand Tour
Reply #60 on: February 07, 2019, 08:55:32 AM
They even joked about winning awards for an "unscripted" tv show back in the day, while obviously there is a script.....they try to make it entertaining.

IMO when they manage to make it seem unscripted, that's where they start winning.

Take the river crossing during the Columbia special.......obviously contrived, but so what?! How great is building a bridge using the one car.....not like it's CGI!
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Re: The Grand Tour
Reply #61 on: February 07, 2019, 09:39:13 AM
I finally watched the first two episodes.

Regarding the drag race at the end of Episode one.... WTF?

If you have to spend over an hour setting the car up, shouldn't you at least get a better lead than that?   :facepalm:

Otherwise, pretty cool.  :D

I am excited to watch the second half of the Columbia episode- it looks like a good old fashioned Top Gear adventure, and I do so enjoy those!

The Dune buggy thing last season was cool, but they were too closely matched.  It's nice to see them in totally different vehicles again, even if Clarkson did make the obvious choice for it.  Although I think if I was trying to film jaguars in the wild I may have opted for something with a top!   :ahhh

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While taking so long to get ready, keep in mind the demon is factory 840 HP, vs the aftermarket tuned 1000 HP Camaro...
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Re: The Grand Tour
Reply #62 on: February 07, 2019, 12:32:03 PM
That may be, but the Demon is factory tuned rather than aftermarket tuned.  And, the ethanol heavy fuel used would make a huge difference in it's own right.

Not to mention how much further ahead the Camaro would be in the hour and a half that it took the Demon to get ready.   :facepalm:

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Re: The Grand Tour
Reply #63 on: February 07, 2019, 01:55:16 PM
so, based on the time it takes to get ready, is the Demon male or female?  :)
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Re: The Grand Tour
Reply #64 on: February 07, 2019, 06:59:02 PM
That may be, but the Demon is factory tuned rather than aftermarket tuned.  And, the ethanol heavy fuel used would make a huge difference in it's own right.

Not to mention how much further ahead the Camaro would be in the hour and a half that it took the Demon to get ready.   :facepalm:

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True, I'm assuming the results would have been reversed had he been allowed to street race.

Still, it kinda feels like the camaro is akin to pulling the engine from a demon and dropping it into a dart or something similar.
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Re: The Grand Tour
Reply #65 on: February 08, 2019, 12:34:52 PM
I imagine this was exactly the reason Dodge wouldn't allow it to race on the street.

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Re: The Grand Tour
Reply #66 on: February 11, 2019, 07:53:28 AM
Episode 5  :salute:

Yep, their recipe is good again  :cheers:


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Re: The Grand Tour
Reply #67 on: February 13, 2019, 05:23:04 PM
it's a shame that TGT is only for Amazon Prime users (and people like me who just watch whatever episodes are available on youtube or can be found floating around on the dark web). Just like RoadKill and Dirt Every Day pulled off youtube and is now only available in MotorTend on Demand, where you can only watch a few episodes and not even the latest without having some paywall in your face.

I have tried watching the new TopGear, but they are just trying way too hard to copy Jeremy Clarksons humor in it ...which just makes it annoying to watch.

The only other good car show that doesn't involve a bunch of bearded and tattooed guys "making custom cars" and forcing you to watch their fake drama and arguments, is wheeler dealers...sadly Edd China left it, and the guy who replaced him "Ant" does an okay job for being Edd's replacement, but a lot of the "good advice" he gives are based on you having a whole garage with like 100.000 euros full of tools and equipment and then; yes you can save money on fabricating something yourself rather than buying it, but no ordinary person has that ....Edd Chinas advice was a lot more relatable.

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Re: The Grand Tour
Reply #68 on: February 14, 2019, 07:13:50 AM
The only other good car show that doesn't involve a bunch of bearded and tattooed guys "making custom cars" and forcing you to watch their fake drama and arguments, is wheeler dealers...sadly Edd China left it, and the guy who replaced him "Ant" does an okay job for being Edd's replacement, but a lot of the "good advice" he gives are based on you having a whole garage with like 100.000 euros full of tools and equipment and then; yes you can save money on fabricating something yourself rather than buying it, but no ordinary person has that ....Edd Chinas advice was a lot more relatable.


I miss Edd as well  :salute:


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Re: The Grand Tour
Reply #69 on: February 15, 2019, 06:45:01 PM
Not seen Wheeler Dealers without Ed

Not seen Top Gear without Clarkson/May/Hammond

Last Fast N Loud I saw Aaron had left. (His new show Shifting Gears isn't great, plus 2 EPs per build, only 6 EPs per season, there are 2 seasons)

I think I'm a season behind on Misfit Garage (Ex- GMG crew, at least it was at the start...)

Totally lost on Graveyard Carz... I think I'm now several seasons behind, and I only really watched it for the mopars, the drama kinda ruined it for me

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Re: The Grand Tour
Reply #70 on: February 21, 2019, 07:29:58 AM
Watched the 6th episode, fascinating, the largest city you've never heard of.........

Funny how something small can spoil something for you, in the drive-through door shop one of them spots a solid Rosewood door..........

My country, as well as Angola and Mozambique are being plundered of Rosewood and others, they are literally turning the most beautiful parts of my country into a desert. :cry:

Thousands of years of growth gone and not even 0,1% of the value stays behind  :cry:

Nice doors though.....  >:(


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Re: The Grand Tour
Reply #71 on: April 08, 2019, 07:58:55 AM
I really enjoyed the new series, and the 13th and last episode was a blast  :cheers:


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Reply #72 on: April 08, 2019, 10:10:49 PM
that Mongolia episode is worth a rewatch
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Re: The Grand Tour
Reply #73 on: April 08, 2019, 10:47:30 PM
that Mongolia episode is worth a rewatch

I couldn't agree more.  :D

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Reply #74 on: April 09, 2019, 09:18:53 AM
What was the car they built? Something with a name or a custom made for the show?
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Reply #75 on: April 09, 2019, 09:56:21 AM
No idea, but I canned myself every time John started bouncing  :rofl:


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Reply #76 on: April 10, 2019, 08:25:12 AM
What was the car they built? Something with a name or a custom made for the show?

I believe it had a lot of Land Rover parts, including the engine. Form what I understood it would be an older model
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Reply #77 on: April 12, 2019, 09:32:55 AM
Clarkson said "the next 13 weeks" during the first episode.......and I'm watching the 14th episode this evening!  :think:
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Reply #78 on: April 15, 2019, 10:50:29 AM
My mother had a Ford Escort 1600 Sport......with banana branches.

Had many firsts in that car, doughnuts, power slides...........and drunk driving  :facepalm:

At some point later in the 14th episode I had a nostalgic tear in my eye thinking back to that Escort......

......when they cut back to the tent and Clarkson had tears in his eyes and couldn't talk  :cry:  :cry:   :cry:



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Reply #79 on: April 15, 2019, 12:05:29 PM
Clarkson said "the next 13 weeks" during the first episode.......and I'm watching the 14th episode this evening!  :think:
 :woohoo:

yea it is a great thing they had a 2 parter
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Reply #80 on: April 15, 2019, 12:16:45 PM
yea it is a great thing they had a 2 parter

Well, the news is not good......

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only good news.......they'll carry on making Specials


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Re: The Grand Tour
Reply #81 on: April 15, 2019, 03:36:44 PM
To be frank I prefer the specials anyway. No loss.
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Re: The Grand Tour
Reply #82 on: April 15, 2019, 04:03:02 PM
To be frank I prefer the specials anyway. No loss.

I am pretty sure that most people agree with you on that.  I know I do.  :D

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Re: The Grand Tour
Reply #83 on: April 16, 2019, 09:10:33 AM
I am pretty sure that most people agree with you on that.  I know I do.  :D

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True, but I'm still sitting with a lot of Top Gear nostalgia.....


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Re: The Grand Tour
Reply #84 on: April 16, 2019, 10:51:31 PM
Absolutely- I will miss Conversation Street... and yes, even the intros to it!

I love the back and forth between the three of them, and I will absolutely miss that part of it, as the back and forth is a lot different in the  adventures, but then no one goes back to watch the review of an Audi they did in Series 14, do they?  But, we go back and watch the Polar Expedition, or launching the Reliant into space etc.

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Re: The Grand Tour
Reply #85 on: April 17, 2019, 08:44:06 AM
I think it would be sinful not to watch the Polar expedition once a year
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Reply #86 on: April 17, 2019, 10:29:34 AM
Since Top Gear is improving I guess we can watch that for car reviews and the rest, and trust the 3 wise men will entertain us a few more years with the specials  :salute:


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Re: The Grand Tour
Reply #87 on: May 10, 2019, 02:18:31 AM
Really enjoyed the Jim Clark retrospective on season 3 episode 5, amazing early F1 footage, and good story.  :tu:


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Re: The Grand Tour
Reply #88 on: February 09, 2024, 05:57:56 PM
The last Grand Tour Special called Sand Job is going to be released on February 16th.

I wonder if it will be good like the Beach Buggy Boys or boring like A Massive Hunt?

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Reply #89 on: February 09, 2024, 11:29:56 PM
tbh I feel asleep during the last 4 that were released
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