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Baby Lee
05-28-2008, 07:13 PM
I seriously love this show, balls out car talk with British humor.

Just saw the Audi R8 review and my jaw about dropped when Jeremy characterized it's handling as 'like slathering honey in Kiera Knightly.'

Baby Lee
05-28-2008, 07:14 PM
Richard Hammond's nearly fatal 280+ mph blowout

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7341224.stm

pikesome
05-28-2008, 09:00 PM
Love this show. Even the jabs at us Americans get forgotten quick when you see them drive a Koenigsegg CCX.

And the challenges they do are hilarious.

AZORChiefFan
05-28-2008, 09:08 PM
I love this show. Did you see the one where they went from Florida to New Orleans in the ol crappy cars they had only $1k to spend on them?

pikesome
05-28-2008, 09:11 PM
I love this show. Did you see the one where they went from Florida to New Orleans in the ol crappy cars they had only $1k to spend on them?

Whoever came up with that idea must hate the hosts. I laughed my ass off. :)

ZootedGranny
05-28-2008, 10:25 PM
Big fan.

I found out about them just about the time they reviewd the Ariel Atom, and then went out of my way to watch all of the back episodes.

CrazyPhuD
05-29-2008, 02:49 AM
Yes it's awesome...hopefully they NEVER EVER make a US version because it will be crap compared to the original.

HMc
05-29-2008, 04:02 AM
Yeah i'm surprised fox or someone hasn't gone out of their way to make a completely shithouse US version

Baby Lee
05-29-2008, 04:48 AM
Yes it's awesome...hopefully they NEVER EVER make a US version because it will be crap compared to the original.

Last I heard, Jay Leno turned down the opportunity and it's currently in Adam Corolla's hands.

Silock
05-29-2008, 10:24 AM
Yeah i'm surprised fox or someone hasn't gone out of their way to make a completely shithouse US version

They did, and it was craptastic.

BTW, I love the show, but I only download the British versions. They cut out all the good stuff on BBC America. Been a fan since Tiff Needle was hosting.

morphius
05-29-2008, 10:43 AM
Last I heard, Jay Leno turned down the opportunity and it's currently in Adam Corolla's hands.
Yup, I also hear that the networks were afraid they would upset sponsors as well, so instead of getting how people really feel about the car we would end up with a 60 minute infomercial about why the car of the week was the greatest car ever.

It cracks me up when they pick up a bunch of old beaters and drive around, don't know why, just does.

Baby Lee
05-29-2008, 10:56 AM
They did, and it was craptastic.

BTW, I love the show, but I only download the British versions. They cut out all the good stuff on BBC America. Been a fan since Tiff Needle was hosting.

Do tell, I've been watching on BBCA, how much am I missing and where best to pick it up.

ZootedGranny
05-29-2008, 11:04 AM
From my experience, BBC America cuts things at random just because of time constraints.

JBucc
05-29-2008, 11:51 AM
Love this show, can't wait for the new season. I think they're going to Japan.

morphius
05-29-2008, 02:38 PM
Love this show, can't wait for the new season. I think they're going to Japan.
Yup, rumor has it they are going to give the new Nissan GT-R a race against the bullet train. Ugly car, but I'd love to give one a run.

Baby Lee
05-29-2008, 02:43 PM
Yup, rumor has it they are going to give the new Nissan GT-R a race against the bullet train. Ugly car, but I'd love to give one a run.

They can just change their show to 'The Veyron Show' and I'd still watch fortnightly.

pikesome
05-29-2008, 05:41 PM
They can just change their show to 'The Veyron Show' and I'd still watch fortnightly.

:thumb:

ZootedGranny
06-22-2008, 06:04 PM
The new season premiered today, I'm just about to check it out.

SBK
06-22-2008, 11:32 PM
They can just change their show to 'The Veyron Show' and I'd still watch fortnightly.

They have one where they race a plane against a Veyron from Northern Italy back to London. Clarkson is in the Bugatti.....it's hilarious.

Top Gear should come over here in BBC form, forget making an 'American' version.

Miles
06-25-2008, 02:47 AM
Last I heard, Jay Leno turned down the opportunity and it's currently in Adam Corolla's hands.

I could see Corolla working quite well but he isn't really known as a car enthusiast. Probably will depend on who else is featured.

Miles
06-25-2008, 02:50 AM
From my experience, BBC America cuts things at random just because of time constraints.

Its really irritating that BBCA has edited for time programming. I don't care about the commercials but I wish they would show all of the footage and just let it run over 30 minutes rather than cutting it to fit in the 1 hr slot.

Miles
06-25-2008, 03:17 AM
The new season premiered today, I'm just about to check it out.

The police car bit was hilarious.

RedDread
12-22-2010, 07:56 AM
Up to the top. New season as of yesterday!!

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Baby Lee
12-22-2010, 12:05 PM
http://jalopnik.com/5713073/adam-carollas-best-damn-car-show-to-take-on-top-gear-usa

Thoughts, and whaddaya think of the US porting of Hammond, May and Clarkson to Faust, Ferrara and Wood.

Baby Lee
07-24-2011, 09:49 PM
Stig taking a V-8 Atom around the track in 36.2 seconds!!

Then Clarkson at 35.8 in a Lotus 'non-F1?'

Holy schnikes!! 'Reasonably priced cars' in the 1:40 to 1:50 range, supercars in the 1:15 to 1:20 range, and they both take 60% OFF what supercars are capable of?

Pitt Gorilla
07-24-2011, 10:13 PM
One of my favs:

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Miles
07-25-2011, 08:31 PM
Stig taking a V-8 Atom around the track in 36.2 seconds!!

Then Clarkson at 35.8 in a Lotus 'non-F1?'

Holy schnikes!! 'Reasonably priced cars' in the 1:40 to 1:50 range, supercars in the 1:15 to 1:20 range, and they both take 60% OFF what supercars are capable of?

I was set up for the short lap. Think they were saying something like upper 50's for a wet lap in an F1 car they previously had out there.

That was a pretty cool segment. I really liked how they used the Mercedes to give some frame of reference to what that Lotus was capable of.

Baby Lee
07-25-2011, 09:14 PM
I was set up for the short lap. Think they were saying something like upper 50's for a wet lap in an F1 car they previously had out there.

That was a pretty cool segment. I really liked how they used the Mercedes to give some frame of reference to what that Lotus was capable of.

You'd think they'd have developed some sick simulators with indicators and whatnot to better prep drivers for what's to be expected. You wouldn't have that 'seat of your pants' experience, but in terms of sense memory, at least you'd have your visuals.

Count Alex's Losses
01-02-2012, 08:20 AM
http://lulz.xerq.net/current/PKcUO.jpg

RubberSponge
01-02-2012, 10:03 AM
The India christmas special wasn't as great as their past specials. The new series(18) starts sometime this month.

Mr. Laz
01-03-2012, 08:27 PM
i like it

don't watch is all the time because i tend to forget about it, but i like it.

Dayze
01-04-2012, 09:17 AM
the Ducati vs. Lambo one was great.

Setsuna
01-10-2012, 09:07 PM
It's on NetFlix now. 116 episodes.

RubberSponge
01-28-2012, 01:43 AM
WooHoo! New series starts sunday! Can't wait to watch it.

RubberSponge
01-31-2012, 07:20 AM
Ep. 1 of series 18 was a worthwhile watch. Italy and supercars just go hand in hand. Will.i.am can't drive a manual-hehe.

DMAC
02-15-2012, 08:27 AM
American version is very very well done. I laughed my ass off last night.

Baby Lee
03-12-2012, 04:40 PM
Anyone catch the season.

The cars with WWII airplane engines were INSANE.

Amazing that BMW's new M5 improves so mightily over what was already the premiere 'saloon car' out there.