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Top Gear To Finally Race Runway Support Vehicles!  
User currently offlineGlobetraveller From Germany, joined Apr 2008, 379 posts, RR: 20
Posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 10294 times:

Dear A.nutters,

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!

I can see carnage already!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/topgear/show/next_episode.shtml

Globetraveller

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User currently offlineSebjacques92 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2007, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 10127 times:

HAHA!! Excellent news Big grin i posted the thread last time they were supposed to so lets hope they are true to their word this time.

User currently offlineUSPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3295 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 10045 times:



Quoting Globetraveller (Thread starter):
The show starts at 8:30pm Sunday the 6th of December on BBC 2 for all those in the UK!

When will BBC America get this to America! I HAVE to see this!  Wink



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User currently offlineAF1624 From France, joined Jul 2006, 653 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 9942 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

[Edited 2009-12-06 12:56:18]


Cheers
User currently offlineAF1624 From France, joined Jul 2006, 653 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 9905 times:

By the way, this is an episode that was originally filmed for season 13 :

BBC TWO: Top Gear Airport Vehicle Racing! (by Sebjacques92 Jul 19 2009 in Civil Aviation)



Cheers
User currently offlineSignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 2992 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 9787 times:

I was hoping for Queen's Don't Stop Me Now as a soundtrack...

signol



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User currently offlineAnshuk From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2009, 485 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 9337 times:

Lol, just watched the episode on iplayer! It's hilarious. Although, I'm sure we all expected the fire truck to be a bit faster  Wink

User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30537 posts, RR: 84
Reply 7, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 9228 times:
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It was pretty good.

Quoting AF1624 (Reply 3):
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.

It actually moves on occasion. Jeremy Clarkson connected his tractor to it when they had a drag-race dragging challenge.


User currently offlineSignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 2992 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 9113 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.

signol



Flights booked: none :(
User currently offlineHAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2555 posts, RR: 53
Reply 9, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 9030 times:

The only place I can see Top Gear is on our DigE players when I deadhed back & forth to Hawaii. I sure wish we could get it on cable here in the US!

HAL



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User currently offlinePohakuloa From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 408 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 9008 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!


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User currently offlineYXXMIKE From Canada, joined Apr 2008, 308 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 8912 times:

check out finalgear.com for Top Gear downloads! I've just finished downloading the episode and will watch it while on my night shift at the airport!

User currently offlineAF1624 From France, joined Jul 2006, 653 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 8834 times:

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...


Cheers
User currently offline9VSIO From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 708 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 8714 times:
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Quoting AF1624 (Reply 3):
Dunfold airpark (Top Gear's test track) still "active" in some way for airplanes ?

Yes it is. There is a note in my pooleys saying that PPR is needed at all times as field is used for filming and motor vehicle testing.

http://www.dunsfoldaerodrome.co.uk/home.asp?fdv=1



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User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2966 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 8636 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?



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User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6071 posts, RR: 29
Reply 15, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 7169 times:
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I wish I could have seen that. Watching airport trucks race would have been the most pitiful race since watching the annual tug boat race in Detroit.


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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30537 posts, RR: 84
Reply 16, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 7041 times:
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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.


User currently offlineAussieindc From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 437 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6368 times:

I have also now seen episodes here in the US on the 101 channel of DirecTv, and it's in HD as well.

User currently offlineEmSeeEye From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 508 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6080 times:

I think I have seen this on cable. Is this the same show where the two gents picked up a Cadillac and a Camaro from a junk yard in Florida and drove them to New Orleans?

User currently offlineAF1624 From France, joined Jul 2006, 653 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5889 times:



Quoting EmSeeEye (Reply 18):
I think I have seen this on cable. Is this the same show where the two gents picked up a Cadillac and a Camaro from a junk yard in Florida and drove them to New Orleans?

Nope that's a totally different episode.

The episode that aired yesterday is brand new.



Cheers
User currently offlineEmSeeEye From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 508 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5734 times:



Quoting AF1624 (Reply 19):
Nope that's a totally different episode.

The episode that aired yesterday is brand new.

Of course thats what I meant. Same "show" different episode. Yes, I think these guys are great. I wish we had a scheduled showing of this in the US.


User currently offlineRadarbeam From Canada, joined Mar 2002, 1310 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5253 times:

Pssstt....

.....it's on youtube....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gCP_gHrAyU


User currently offlineLexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5099 times:

Ah man I wish this was on in the states! That would be total awesomeness to see!!!!!


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User currently offlineN405MX From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1378 posts, RR: 10
Reply 23, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5078 times:



Quoting Lexy (Reply 22):
I wish this was on in the states!

Count me there ! It´s even harder to get it here in México, does anyone has other link or I´ll have to wait 1 or 2 years to get the DVD.......  Sad

Best Regards



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User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3500 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5010 times:
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BBC America carries Top Gear. Dish Network has it on channel 135.


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25 Lexy : Much obliged, but I have Comcast Cable. I'll take a look at the line-up on our digital box because I think it's on there. Certainly would be a nice d
26 N405MX : I guess I´ll have to switch from cable to dish...... Just saw the youtube link Who said airports where "not funny"....... Best Regards
27 Trijetsonly : you can see Top Gear in Air New Zealands's IFE, too.
28 777STL : If it's real, then how is it fake? For my fellow 'mericans, TG isn't hard to find in torrent form. A quick Google search is all you will need. I love
29 Lexy : Yeah, it was pitched to the Discovery Channel (a BBC Partner), and they went with Mythbusters instead. I remember hearing about the pilot show back a
30 Flyboy2001 : Just watched the YouTube version... Hillarious!!! To see the carnage caused by the contact between such unlikely combatants... well, it was more than
31 Post contains images HAL : Can't get BBC Am. in any of our layover hotels though.   HA does in our DigE Players. Unfortunately nobody here in the Seattle area carries it. The
32 Bwest : That was an awesome race! Carnage!
33 Post contains links BA84 : Top Gear episode, shown in UK last night. All vehicles had been retired from service. Torrent file download: http://www.finalgear.com/shows/topgear/14
34 Stitch : Comcast channel 162, my good sir. They broadcast 10x06, 10x07 and 12x04 last night.
35 Aussieindc : and in case anyone has DirecTv, BBC America is on Channel 264. Brilliant show! It brightens anyone's Monday blues.
36 Post contains links FLY2HMO : They are very very old episodes and with cheap generic music instead of the decent tracks from the "real" BBC 2 channel For all your Top Gear needs g
37 CM767 : I just watched, and half the office is staring at me.
38 Anshuk : Most of TG's charm lies in its hosts, particularly Jeremy Clarkson! I don't think it would be as good as it is with anybody else hosting it!
39 Flyboy2001 : Agreed! I have to say, from a cinematic point of view, TG is one of the most beautifully shot programs anywhere!
40 Post contains links HNL-Jack : HAL, live in Honolulu and watch Top Gear almost anytime you want on your computer. Go to www.justin.tv and select the entertainment section. There is
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