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BBC TWO: Top Gear Airport Vehicle Racing!  
User currently offlineSebjacques92 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2007, 138 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 23617 times:

Just thought i would give some of the UK guys the heads up, Tonights Top Gear tonight are having Airport Vehicle Racing on BBC 2 at 20:00! (UK time) Should be a good laugh.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00lvf71

Any guesses as to what vehicles they may use and who will race them? Big grin

Seb

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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 23569 times:



Quoting Sebjacques92 (Thread starter):
Any guesses as to what vehicles they may use and who will race them? Big grin

Busses, mobile step things, baggage trolleys Big grin

Should be grand  Smile



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User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6120 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 23546 times:

From my experience, the winner will be either 1) a beltloader, or 2) a fast/long-haul tug. However, given the new high-speed aircraft tugs out now, I may be wrong.  Smile

[Edited 2009-07-19 11:05:14]


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User currently offlineSebjacques92 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2007, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 23506 times:

Im going to go with the baggage trolleys although most of them expose the driver completely lol so unless they are planning on killing someone tonight, i doubt it will be included at all... Sad

Catering vans should be a good one, especially if they extend the back to aircraft height!


User currently offlineLuke From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 23088 times:

Did this actually happen on tonight's show? I'm kinda worried as I don't remember seeing it after watching the whole show. Either they didn't do it or my memory has stopped working.

User currently offlineFlyKev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1391 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 23081 times:
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Quoting Luke (Reply 4):
Did this actually happen on tonight's show? I'm kinda worried as I don't remember seeing it after watching the whole show. Either they didn't do it or my memory has stopped working.

No I don't remember seeing it either.
I'm glad to see I didn't miss it.

Kev.



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User currently offlineSebjacques92 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2007, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 23038 times:

I am quite confused, i also watched the whole thing and saw nothing to do with airport vehicle racing...

Quote from BBC Program Description:
"Meanwhile, Richard tries to speed up summer holiday flights by inventing the sport of airport vehicle racing"

maybe they ran out of time and had to cut it out the schedule  confused 


User currently offlineSandyb123 From UK - Scotland, joined Oct 2007, 1133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 22936 times:
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That is strange as I am sure that at the end of last weekends episode they mentioned the Z4 was going to be tested. Maybe a quick change in schedule?

Would love to see the airport vehicle racing, a bit like that Cadbury advert!


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User currently offlineNjxc500 From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 22228 times:

Strange, all their info says it's there. Season 13 Episode 5 is on Youtube, and I breezed through it, with no mention of the hilarity that would come from this new racing event....

User currently offlineAirFrnt From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2830 posts, RR: 42
Reply 9, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 21264 times:

They cut it last minute. It probably will be on next week, as well as the Jay Leno in a reasonably priced car segment.

User currently offlineLufthansa411 From Germany, joined Jan 2008, 692 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 21150 times:

Now I am jealous. It probably won't arrive in the US for a while. It sounds like a darn good show. Especially if in the same episode Jay Leno is in the reasonably priced car.

Quoting Sebjacques92 (Reply 3):
Catering vans should be a good one, especially if they extend the back to aircraft height!


I hope they do. You can only imagine what will happen then!



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User currently offlineContrails15 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 1181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 21122 times:

our MX guys have the govenors off the there tugs so if they got one of them going my bet is with a baggage tug


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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31436 posts, RR: 85
Reply 12, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 20972 times:
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They cut the airport segment to use the Range Rover Greenhouse and the Jaguar XFR review.

The airport segment will air later in the Series.

On an aside, finally a solid episode this Series. I was getting worried for awhile.


User currently offlineScrubbsYWG From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 1495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 20910 times:



Quoting Lufthansa411 (Reply 10):
Now I am jealous. It probably won't arrive in the US for a while. It sounds like a darn good show. Especially if in the same episode Jay Leno is in the reasonably priced car.

just do like every north american fan of the show and download it. There is usually a torrent up within an hour of it airing, and it only takes a couple hours max.


User currently offlineSNAFlyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 20611 times:

Quoting Sebjacques92 (Thread starter):
Airport Vehicle Racing

Do aircraft count as Airport Vehicles? 

Thinkin' a bit outside the box here, but I wonder how those mobile lounges would compare?...

~SNAFlyboy

[Edited 2009-07-19 22:01:38]

User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 19946 times:



Quoting Stitch (Reply 12):
On an aside, finally a solid episode this Series. I was getting worried for awhile.

Hope you and the other people from outside the UK paid a licence fee to watch it...

Bloody spongers  Wink



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User currently offlineBottie From Belgium, joined May 2004, 281 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 19869 times:

A few weeks ago, there also was an episode on an airfield:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYvmCQOrOGE


User currently offlineAerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2862 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 18659 times:



Quoting Bottie (Reply 16):
A few weeks ago, there also was an episode on an airfield:

damn you beat me to it!



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User currently offlineAreos From Spain, joined Jul 2009, 1 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 17543 times:

TopGear is top. Hope to have this episode soon

Regards


User currently offlineDanfearn77 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 1821 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 17478 times:

I remember hearing the segments they film over a few months leading up to the series chop and change regularly, which is why they never tell you whats on next weeks show. The filming takes place on a Wednesday and air's on the Sunday so i presume it depends on how long they talk for etc when its being filmed. Because some of it is too funny to cut!


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User currently offlineAv8rDAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 463 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 17203 times:

Back to the original question: what vehicles would be used and who is driving them?

Here's my guess:

Jeremy: Supertug
Richard: A baggage cart
James: Stairs (although a Jetway would be more fitting for careful Capt. Slow)



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User currently offlineTrystero From Portugal, joined Oct 2008, 250 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 17138 times:

Apparently, it's not available in Portugal. Obviously, my informatics nerdeness is not of great help...


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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31436 posts, RR: 85
Reply 22, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 16869 times:
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Quoting Gkirk (Reply 15):
Hope you and the other people from outside the UK paid a licence fee to watch it...

I've bought the BBC UK DVD and Blu-Ray releases, also bought the crippled US Series 10 DVD set, am subscribed to Top Gear Magazine and I have the three series released so far on the US iTunes store.

I think I'm doing my part to support The Beeb and Top Gear.  Smile  yes   Silly


User currently offlineN405MX From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1378 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 16288 times:

Really hard to see it here in Mexico, even on Cable, hopefully we can get something on satelite TV......


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User currently offlineAirFrnt From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2830 posts, RR: 42
Reply 24, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 15838 times:



Quoting Bottie (Reply 16):
A few weeks ago, there also was an episode on an airfield:

Never mind that the test track is also on a airfield in the first place.

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 15):
Hope you and the other people from outside the UK paid a licence fee to watch it...

I do have to say, the BBC license fee is one of the most strangest and creepiest systems I have ever come across. A friend in Scotland had his house raided by the license police who slapped him on the wrist for being on the Beeb's website without a license.

That topped with the fact that they rip all of the music out of Top Gear when they broadcast it here, shred the program to bits so it doesn't flow as well, and truncate it makes it significantly less watchable on BBC America. Of course, given Jeremy's general American attitudes, I am a bit surprised they air it at all. (Jeremy owns part of the Top Gear rights, and is one of the producers).


25 Stitch : Well I suppose they could just call it a tax, since the BBC is government-funded. The BBC have a blanket music right (similar to a radio station here
26 Post contains links RobK : You can watch the current series of Top Gear on the BBC website. Link to all progs in this series so far - http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/search/?q=top%
27 Post contains links RobK : Can't edit my post above, but sadly it is the case that only those with UK ISPs can watch and download the stuff from iplayer. However, all is not los
28 Post contains links Railker : Well, that's listed on the page for Season 13 Episode 5 ... I'll start watching now, but the video description says nothing about airport vehicle raci
29 Post contains links Fanofjets : " target=_blank>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYvmC...OrOGE I tried to check it out but, according to YouTube, the BBC requested it be pulled. Makes
30 Atomsareenough : No, that episode is pretty old. I think the one he was referring to was from a week or two ago when Ken Block drove James May around in his modified
31 Post contains links Railker : Aha! I found a lead, Watson! Watching Season 13 Episode 1, they showed a preview of the things coming in this season. Go to the link below, you see a
32 Wolflair : If your cable or satellite has BBC News International you may be lucky. A few years back (2003 to 2006), they used to air the show on saturday mornin
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