Globetraveller From Germany, joined Apr 2008, 379 posts, RR: 19 Posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 11049 times:
It appears that the world's greatest TV program, Top Gear, will finally show the race between the 'runway support vehicles' tonight!
Quote: On the next episode of Top Gear, Clarkson goes where no man in a small French hatchback has gone before, Hammond finds a novel solution to the problem of airport delays and a trio of super-fast SUVs are on and off the track.
Jeremy heads off to Belfast to give the tiny Renault Twingo 133 an extreme shakedown that involves driving deep into Belfast's new sewer system.
If you've ever been trapped for hours in an airport waiting for a flight, you've probably wondered how a journey involving jet engines can end up being so slow. Well, Hammond is setting out to prove that this needn't be the case by staging a race between some assorted runway support vehicles.
Meanwhile, Sherlock Holmes director Guy Ritchie is our star in a reasonably priced car.
The show starts at 8:30pm Sunday the 6th of December on BBC 2 for all those in the UK!
AF1624 From France, joined Jul 2006, 694 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 10697 times:
This is absolutely brilliant.
Top Gear is such a great TV show. Clarkson and his mates never fail to make me laugh out loud. I can't wait until tomorrow. Don't ask me how I manage to watch Top Gear while living in Paris though...
I'm guessing this thread will probably be moved to non-av sections of the forum though. But it's a great post anyway.
On a related note, I've always been wondering : is Dunfold airpark (Top Gear's test track) still "active" in some way for airplanes ? Because sometimes we get to see aircraft in certain episodes and they're not there in other episodes. On one of the last episodes I saw a DC3 parked somewhere around the track. I thought I also saw some lighter aircraft like C172s and Piper Arrows and that sort of aircraft.
There's also a fake 747 (which is actually a real one that's been modified for the first Daniel Craig James Bond movie). But that one doesn't move.
Anyway, it's going to be the best race ... in the wooorrrlld
Signol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3081 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 9868 times:
Quoting AF1624 (Reply 3): Dunfold airpark (Top Gear's test track) still "active" in some way for airplanes ?
I think so... On the latest series, when they're driving up and down the runway, you can clearly see where big Xs have been painted in the past, but then painted over in black (or having the white paint removed) and new runway markings painted on.
Pohakuloa From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 477 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 9763 times:
Hey HAL, every now and then we get it on BBC Am. here on Dig. 341., almost always on a delayed basis and hard to say when it will show up, but it does. Top Gear is an awesome show!! I'm gonna keep an eye out for it for sure!
Cricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2993 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 9391 times:
Quoting AF1624 (Reply 12): People people try not to talk too much about Finalgear on forums like these. I don't want to see them get taken down. Use private messages for that...
Weirdly enough, the TG blog keeps on writing about the folks at the forums there - TG mints money thanks to its popularity, I've seen TG episodes on the IFE of SQ, CX, EK. Know any other airlines who have TG on their IFE?
Stitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 33437 posts, RR: 85
Reply 16, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 7796 times:
Quoting HAL (Reply 9): I sure wish we could get it on cable here in the US!
Top Gear is on multiple times per week in the US on BBC America, though they are behind. Broadcasts of Series 13 are said to start in January and hopefully Series 14 will not be too far behind.
Quoting AF1624 (Reply 12): People people try not to talk too much about Finalgear on forums like these. I don't want to see them get taken down.
Finalgear.com does not host torrents or files specifically so the BBC won't pester them. Nor do they provide torrent tracking services. So they're pretty much in the clear and, in fact, the Top Gear production office on occasion does a shout-out to them via their blog.