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Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by James45, Oct 20, 2002.

  1. James45

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    It's back what do you think of the new format? Clarkson just had a sly pop at Wilson and the rest on Channel Five while driving the Pagoni Zonda "Moving out of fifth gear into... Top Gear!"
    I wanted the new Lambo!!
     
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    James beat me to posting this subject?
    For those who do not know Top Gear is back on BBC 2 Sundays 20.00 till 21.00.
    I always thought Top Gear must be Thursday.
     
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    i thought it came across as cheesy and unprofessional
     
  4. ytgti

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    It was a bit of a slap up meal. I like clarkson though, he makes me laugh. shame he cant drive.

    I wonder who the mistery racing driver is?

    Hope its Tiff. Maybe Jason Plato.

    I was hoping that GT40 was gonna get put through its paces.
     
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    Why can't he drive? Was he baned? :confused:
     
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    Excellent programme, a cross between the old top gear and his chat show.
     
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    Quite liked it. They had to come up with something different if it was to stretch to 60 minutes and I did quite like the semi-chat show format.

    Clarkson transcends accusations of amateurism because he knows he's sh*t but doesn't give a monkeys, which is FAR better than most TV presenters these days who are equally sh*t but think they're some kind of geniuses.

    Wasn't the Zonda something magical? Third of a million quid well spent if you've got it in the first place.

    I liked the 'in the name of science' speed camera article too. Their news item on being able to buy a brand new Imprezza for (probably) sub £18k also means we'll be seeing even more of them on the roads... I pity anyone who bought one two years ago thinking they'd achieve a decent second hand price though.

    Downsides? I thought the whole 'The Stig' thing was daft... I mean, was that meant to be Charlie Sheen in there, practicing for his appearance in 'The Wraith II'?

    And, who ever booked that retard Harry Enfield to appear needs shooting. How does anyone put up with being around him for more than 5 minutes? Does he have his own voice/persona or just combinations of his 'comedy' characters?

    Can't wait to see the Nissan 305Z put through it's paces on there.
     
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    Sorry I did not like the new format, Top Gear on its own, great. Clarkson Show good fun, but this program although I did not dislike, thought the two programs apart better.
    Also what the heck has happened to Driven??? What a load of tosh that was the last time I saw it.
     
  9. James45

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    agree with Juboy, I like the new format, but yes the Stig think is too silly. What's about the vegetable oil for diesel thing... I couldn't believe that!!:eek:

    I've never found Clarkson particularly offensive and he's funny in his own little way, unlike Enfield if he was to come round my place and start with those comedy voices I'd say Oi... Enfield... NO! I think he's broke his funny bone.

    The GT40 will be something quite special but what's the point in such a limited run "You'll have to know someone at Ford to get one"? Seems silly. But I thought the Lambo was one of the most amazing looking cars I have ever seen.
     
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    3p a litre and it *might* give better performance than diesel with no damaging emissions?!?

    It's not far off the dream of cars running on water.

    If I owned a diesel that had no more than 3 or 4 years left in it anyway, I'd be round my fast food joints offering to pay their cooking oil bill for them on the understanding I can come collect it once they clean their fryers out.

    I'd be sure to tell my local tax office what I was doing though :rolleyes:
     
  11. James45

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    Oh yea I loved that. Fuel costs 3p a litre... tax costs 26p a litre. Typical.
     
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    Stig Blomqvist?

    ;)
     
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    Better than 'Driven' but there again what isn't at the moment.

    I didn't like the new presenters. It all seemed too forced for my liking.

    Why do we have to have the silly music when we get the incar shot of the mystery racing driver?:confused:

    Why do we have to have celebrities which messes up the show?:confused:

    Why do we have to have grannies coming into the show to see who's the quickest? Who the hell cares:mad:

    These are the sort of things which 'Driven' would do.

    Top gear was alright but it wasn't great.
     
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    Agree with point 1, the new guy in the red shirt was forced in the extreme and the tubby guy was too nervous. They'll get better though.

    That daft music just made the already daft 'The Stig', er, dafter.

    I think celebrities *can* work well on that section and could be interesting. The problem on last night's was that they had Harry (Was I ever funny? - I'm certainly not now) Enfield on there.
     
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    I tried the Vegatable Oil thingy. I went out, bought 5 litres of cheapo vegatable oil for £1.37, bought some NON-kerosene White spirit, and put 5 table spoons on Spirit into the vegatable oil, to break down the glyesarin,so its watery, so it can go through the injector pistons(i think). my fuel tank was on dangerous red and the little diesel symbol on my Audi A4 (1999) was flashing to say that there was no diesel left.

    I slowly poured it into the tank.
    The diesel gauge increased abit, so I was sure it was burning the vegatable oil.

    I started the engine, and started no problem !

    sounded abit ruff at the start, but after abit of accelaration in neutral, it sounded normal.
    I took it for a spin to the shops, and the accelaration was pritty much normal.

    When I drove it back into my garage, i smelt the fumes out of the exust, and they werent "diesel'y"

    Im very please. From now on I keep a ready mixed 5 Litre tank of oil in the boot, ready for using if i runout of diesel in the middle of no were.
     
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    Dont know on that one Lex:p. No i mean he's not a very good driver for a car programme presenter.
     
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    and if you run out of vegetable oil, perhaps keep a spare 5 litre can of diesel in your boot?

    clarkson knows what the kids want to see, and appears to be keen to deliver.

    How completely uninterested in cars is Harry Enfield. why did the editor not cut the bit about "APS"...
     
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    Im 25 :D
     
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    The little Morris Minor and the Majors chap in the cheesecloth shirt and Jezza reminded me very much of Jonathan Ross with his side-kick to feed lines and bounce gags, bit of a drip, really, and the fat bloke, should be an Australian but isn't, so he's crap too.
    Liked the Lamborghini Zonda thing, but fear it's going to run out of ideas fast...
     
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    I thought the reason the other lot moved to Fifth Gear was because the BBC weren't interested in doing Top Gear any more. And didn't Clarkson stop doing it years go?

    Sorry for being slow/thick, but could someone let mein on what's going on?
     
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    Thats what I thought about the Fifth Gear lot. I bet they were real happy at the Beeb when they found out Top Gear was back :rolleyes:
    I don't understand why the BBC axed it in the first place, had ratings dropped that much?
     
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    I think the ratings were poor but it was the absolute market leader of TV motoring shows... it was madness for the beeb to throw that away.
     
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    I remember, it had the most amount of viewers for a BBC2 programe and they pulled the plug.:confused:
     
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    Yeah Ytgti,it was pulling something like 7 million viewers a show,and what shall we do - let`s can it - duh!!
    Kinda like the new show, the Lambo was a joy to behold (fav` car make and all that..) for a first showing it was o.k. a kind of mixture of his talk show and various old/new ideas thrown in - seemed to work for the most,be intrested to see it pan out in the next few weeks.
    The GT 40 was indeed James 45, a true vision :eek:
    The Stig thing was a bit crap - just tell us who he is - we really couldn`t care less about this secrecy thing,and we might pay more attention if we knew who it was and valued their opinion :rolleyes:
     
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    He is female, allegedly.
     
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    They seemed to drag the show on a bit, you could fit all what they said and did into a 10 min slot. The shows called top gear not first and second gear in a stupid Suzuki whatever it was. We want non stop action, that Lambo, Zonda and Tuscan and all other exotic cars flat out, racing each other, being pushed to the limits.

    Still watch it each week thougt, i mean 5min of a decent sports car on an hour long show is better than none.
     
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    I disagree. If all they showed were fast cars that none of us are ever likely to see in real life (let alone drive or own) it would get very tedious. Plus they'd run out of cars to show pretty quickly.

    Showing the 'normal' (and even crap) cars provides the counter-balance you need in order to give the Zondas etc. even more of a 'WOW' factor.
     
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    Hi all

    Ok, so Top Gear is on BBC 2 Sundays 20.00,

    What other cars program are on?
    (not sports programme eg Formula 1)

    I also have Sky Tv, I watch : Men and Motors, but there's more
    Boobs & Bottoms and less cars it seems! And all I want to see is
    a Mercedes AMG tear up the streets or a good review of a series
    3\5 BMW.

    Cya,
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    Yeah!!!!....great eh!!!!! :) :) :) :) :) :)

    Adzman
     
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    ....Fifth Gear has a pair of tits too.
     

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