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Top Gear on History Channel is horrible
Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:00 PM
Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:48 PM
Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:14 PM
Do it Right, Do it Once
PrimeStar '95, DirecTV '00
Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:00 PM
Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:41 AM
They are two different shows.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:53 AM
I like the BBC version much better than the American attempt at it. They're missing the cheeky humor.
Did anyone catch that episode the other day, where Jeremy is interviewing this guy.. He starts out the introduction like the Stig's intro... "This guy has run 7 marathons in 7 days, on 7 continents!" etc. Turns out it was all TRUE!! The guy did some North/South Pole trips, and lost some fingers n toes to frostbite. Amazing! It's like the Dos XX's "most interesting man" in real life!
EDIT: His name.. Ranulph Fiennes The BEST segement of Top Gear interviews
Thrown out of the british SAS for blowing up a movie set
Circumnavigated the globe a few times
Climbed Everest to get rid of his vertigo
When he realized that Everest was just walking slowly uphill he figured that the north face of the Eiger was a better match
Did 7 marathons in 7 days a few weeks after triple bypass surgery
Cut off the frostbitten tips of his own fingers in the garden shed
Considered for the role of James Bond
Edited by synpse, 07 February 2013 - 02:32 AM.
Posted 04 September 2013 - 08:02 PM
Posted 04 September 2013 - 08:53 PM
Anyone watching the new season?
Not me. Not as long as Tanner Faust is still on the show.
Posted 04 September 2013 - 10:20 PM
It's still on?
Posted 06 September 2013 - 09:48 PM
Gave up last year, too bad I want it to be good but the same thing over and over just got old. 3 old cars and you pretty much know what each guy will bring, they then do the same "stunts" and destroy the cars each time. BBC version would do that once or twice a series, these guys seem to do it every time and may throw in a 5 minute review of a car no one can possibly afford.
I still think one of the best all time BBC episodes was when they took the supercars to France, one was a Ford GT. Can't remember if it was Jeremy's personal one or not but that show was great. Watching them try and get in and out of all the tight spots in France was great as well as the roads they found.
Right now Velocity is doing a good job of car shows to watch, a new batch starts next Friday night..