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Old Nov 17, 2008, 12:41 PM   #101
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I want that Toyota iReal thing!!! Must... Have... Lazy... Guy's... High-tech... Wheelchair thing...
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Old Nov 17, 2008, 04:43 PM   #102
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Anyone else remeber the "fatties" characters from Judge Dredd?
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Old Nov 17, 2008, 11:04 PM   #103
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Just got my hands on episode 2 from the current season.

I like that Fiat 500 Abarth SS...and the version the Stig drove was LHD! I wish we had it in the 'States...Don't tease me Top Gear!

The American car segment was great, made better by the fact that I'm currently located very near the Bonneville salt flats. I've recently been down the very roads the boys drove in Tahoe, Reno and Bonneville. In fact, I was surprised to see the shot of them standing in front of Lake Tahoe...I'd just been there a few weeks ago taking photos in the very same spot!

I also feel compelled to defend Reno, which James "Eurosnob" May called a cackhole...it doesn't have a cosmopolitan appearance, and the casinos make it look gaudy. But it's a western town, and in that context it's quite decent. Make sure to stop at the Nu Yalk Pizza place...good pizza by the slice, NY style, and they are always playing footie (yes, futbol football, not gridiron) on the TV. There are a few very nice brewpubs in town as well.

I remember seeing a camouflaged Challenger on the highway back when they were pre-production...they are beautiful cars, easily the best-looking of the retro-musclecars so far. The 5.7 has a lot of oomph and great sound as well, though fuel consumption is horrific.

I'm not a big fan of my own domestic auto industry, but hurrah for US cars in this episode! It might be the last hurrah at any rate, since the big three are all headed out of business unless the government bails them out - again.

The Corvette will survive the recession/depression, but I'm afraid that Chrysler is so unhealthy that the Challenger's days might be over, even though the car is barely into it's planned production run.
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Old Nov 23, 2008, 02:48 PM   #104
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This can't be true!!

BBC 2 (and BBC 1) transmission (rather reception) has just failed!! Right at the end of Harry's lap.
Must be the bad weather over the North Sea...

Have to wait for the torrent or Usenet now.

This one is so shaping up to be one of the best. Super funny "race" and the Zonda F vs. the Veyron..!!

*weeping*

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PHEW... able to receive BBC 2 right at the end of the "race", and could see the Veyron's 1:18.3

God, I love Top Gear.
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Old Nov 23, 2008, 03:04 PM   #105
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The Stig on the rollercoster was brilliant!!


I bloody love Zondas!
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Old Nov 23, 2008, 03:09 PM   #106
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Top Gear Hamster looking annoyed

Thought i would post this up as i thought it was pretty fun looking picture that i took (iPhone:-D) of the just broadcasted Top Gear episode

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Old Nov 23, 2008, 03:22 PM   #107
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This can't be true!!

BBC 2 (and BBC 1) transmission (rather reception) has just failed!! Right at the end of Harry's lap.
Must be the bad weather over the North Sea...

Have to wait for the torrent or Usenet now.

This one is so shaping up to be one of the best. Super funny "race" and the Zonda F vs. the Veyron..!!

*weeping*

EDIT:
PHEW... able to receive BBC 2 right at the end of the "race", and could see the Veyron's 1:18.3

God, I love Top Gear.
cant you just watch it on iplayer?
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Old Nov 23, 2008, 03:25 PM   #108
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cant you just watch it on iplayer?
Have to be in the UK for that, I'm afraid.
Over here in Holland we are lucky we can get BBC terrestrial
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Old Nov 23, 2008, 03:26 PM   #109
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Have to be in the UK for that, I'm afraid.
Over here in Holland we are lucky we can get BBC terrestrial
Get a UK IP address, it's possible do a google search. Also, your internet speeds will be slower.
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Old Nov 23, 2008, 03:26 PM   #110
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cant you just watch it on iplayer?
Could possibly watch it live next week online:
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Old Nov 23, 2008, 03:29 PM   #111
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Get a UK IP address, it's possible do a google search. Also, your internet speeds will be slower.
Hmm... I'l check that out.

Tnx!
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Old Nov 23, 2008, 03:31 PM   #112
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Hmm... I'l check that out.

Tnx!
Actually thinking about that, it's probably illegal and should not have suggested it... But there's a forum, with all these "tricks"... Should not be hard to find, if your looking to do this sorta of thing...
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Old Nov 23, 2008, 03:42 PM   #113
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Actually thinking about that, it's probably illegal and should not have suggested it... But there's a forum, with all these "tricks"... Should not be hard to find, if your looking to do this sorta of thing...
You haven't done anything illegal, like actually giving a link as to how you can do it.
I have used proxies and VPN connections to try out these things but more often than not I find that they don't work flawlessly.
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Old Nov 23, 2008, 04:59 PM   #114
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Damn....I was disappointed in the Bugatti's time, although I expected it though. It's just too heavy.

The rest of the episode was great though. And the VW won! Loved that

Now, why can't we get that VW in the US?
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Old Nov 24, 2008, 01:59 AM   #115
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I bloody love Zondas!
Oh hells yes

They're far too sexy, it should be allowed.
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Old Nov 24, 2008, 04:33 AM   #116
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Loved the sound the Bugatti made though, quite a deep rumble.
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Old Nov 24, 2008, 05:02 AM   #117
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Did anyone notice that the Veyron had some damage on one of its sills? Wonder if Top Gear pranged it? I assume a wealthy owner lent them it rather than Bugatti?
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Old Nov 24, 2008, 05:03 AM   #118
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Did anyone notice that the Veyron had some damage on one of its sills? Wonder if Top Gear pranged it? I assume a wealthy owner lent them it rather than Bugatti?
I did, probably will need a whole new side panel. What do you reckon, 20k?
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It didn't exactly look like The Stig had the Veyron on the ragged edge, mind you it didn't look like it had another second in it either!

I would like to know the peak speeds on the straight, I would still think the Veyron would be the fastest down the main straight, it's just those pesky corners...

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Have to be in the UK for that, I'm afraid.
Over here in Holland we are lucky we can get BBC terrestrial
You could always try FreeSat which uses the Astra 2D satelite and according to this website you are in the coverage zone. The complete package from Screwfix for 50
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Old Nov 24, 2008, 07:07 AM   #120
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Did anyone notice that the Veyron had some damage on one of its sills? Wonder if Top Gear pranged it? I assume a wealthy owner lent them it rather than Bugatti?
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I did, probably will need a whole new side panel. What do you reckon, 20k?
I didn't notice. Will have to watch it later.


At least they didn't do it on camera (or show it) if they were to blame.
Unlike Fifth Gear when Tiff pranged that guy's Maserati MC12.
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Old Nov 24, 2008, 08:18 AM   #121
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I was driving behind an 'all white' Bugatti a month ago while i was in Birmingham. I couldn't believe it when i saw it! I never thought I'd see one in my lifetime.

The engine sound wasn't loud at all though. It was behind and then over-took me on a dual carriageway, it was soooo quiet. You can hear a Lamborghini from a mile away.

Beautiful looking car though, it was very WIDE and low to the ground.
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Old Nov 24, 2008, 08:22 AM   #122
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any word on the tesla roadster. I saw jason calacanis's pictures of it; it is stunning car from every angle save for the front imo.
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Old Nov 24, 2008, 08:41 AM   #123
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I hope they get the Veyron onto the track this fall. Where do you guys think it will slot? If the T1 reigns supreme will it be in 2nd place, or will the Ascari/Gumpert edge it out?
2nd place.
I got that wrong then.

I'm surprised the Veyron wasn't a little quicker to be honest... not a lot mind, but a little.

Can't abide the Zonda either folks, it's pronounced forward cabin layout makes it look proportionately odd and unbalanced (much like a Gandini design) and it looks hideously overweight around it's rear 3/4 haunches.

And best not mention its interior... Not that you'll spend much time in it mind, when it seems about as reliable as an Aston Martin.
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Old Nov 24, 2008, 10:44 AM   #124
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How did that Jag do that! With 100 miles of fuel left!
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And best not mention its interior... Not that you'll spend much time in it mind, when it seems about as reliable as an Aston Martin.
So more reliable than a Merc than...
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