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Top Gear Winter Olympic Special  
User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2981 times:

As some people may know there is a special Winter Olympic special of Top Gear.

Jeremy, Richard and James go to Norway to do some funny stunts with cars.

Information of Radio Times.com

Top Gear Winter Olympics

9:10pm - 10:10pm - BBC2

The last series of Top Gear was cruelly short, but here's compensation - a one-off special where the team attempt winter-sports-type events, but with cars. So Richard Hammond plays a game of car ice hockey, while Jeremy Clarkson and James May do the biathlon in four-wheel drives. Given their record with these kind of stunts, you'd bet on it being hugely enjoyable. (There were no tapes, sadly.)


And it will be repeated: Saturday 18 February 10:15pm - 11:15pm BBC2

Going to be good 

Tom.

[Edited 2006-02-09 18:31:09]


Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2959 times:

Excellent - if its anything like as good as Yaris Football it will be a real treat!


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User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2945 times:

Ice Skating with Jaguars is one item promised...and the big hairy Jags as well.

User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2930 times:

Is this tonight, or Sunday?

User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2930 times:

Spoiler!

Below are some photos from the stunts you'll see on TV. The stunts took place at Lysgårdsbakken, Lillehammer, Norway.
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All photos by NRK.no

Thom@s



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User currently offlineAmy From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 1150 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2917 times:

For those of you wondering the original showing of this special is 12th feb at 9:10pm.


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User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2909 times:

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 4):
All photos by NRK.no

Thanks Thom@s for the photos, it looks so cool!!!!!!

I knew it was taken place in Lillehammer where they did the Rally car vs Bobsleigh.

I just could not remember how to spell it, but it looks so easy to spell now  Yeah sure


Tom.



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User currently offlineHKGKaiTak From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 1050 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2879 times:

Why no car curling or car down luge track? That would be interesting ...  duck 


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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2861 times:

What about Biathalon? (sp?) Drive by shooting on the snow.

Thom@s



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User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2799 times:

10 minutes and it'll be on

YAYERS Big grin Big grin

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineLee From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2797 times:

thanks for reminding me !!! when i saw the title i thought bugger ive missed it!

User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2794 times:

Quoting Lee (Reply 10):
thanks for reminding me !!! when i saw the title i thought bugger ive missed it!

Thats OK, just doing my bit as well as ROTFLMAO.

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2777 times:

Fuck!

Was that the best episode or what? I was absolutely pissing myself at the end with James' line and Richard's amazing wall. Brilliant! Jeremy's mp5 Biathlon and James flipping his car in the ice hockey.

Top Gear is just about the best program ever Big grin


User currently offlineGary2880 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2775 times:

that was one of the funnyest things i have seen on tv in months. fantastic

User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2386 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2773 times:

HAHA, that was the funniest thing ever, I thought I was going to die from laughter when they were on that ski jump trying to paint the line/build the wall. Love it!  rotfl 

User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2770 times:

A great show! I want that Jag! Big grin

User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2760 times:

Omg that is the funniest thing to appear on T.v. in ages. ROFLMFAO when trying to paint the line.

How did they get permission to rip up all the snow and stuff??

Rgds --James--



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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2747 times:

How much fun must it have been to make that episode!

An excellent programme, re-affirming Top Gear as the best programme on TV ever!



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User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2730 times:
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I liked this show since it was played here in the USA on the Discovery channel, but they have done some really crazy stuff. Especially crashing these cars they were driving into a brick wall to see which one would still work and loosing points for hurting themselves. Well I would like to see them come to the Auto show here and we could see them check out the cars and say what they think about the competition. I will be looking forward to see this episode just as I liked the others.


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User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2708 times:

I was FLMAO when they fired the Mini off the ski jump, and when James was trying to paint the line and again when Richard was trying to make a snow bank on the wrong side.

As well as when they said that the Jag had it's teeth whitened.

I wish they would release all these on DVD, every single episode.

Tom.



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User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2690 times:

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 19):
AirbusA346

I reckomend you get "Clarksons, Heaven And Hell" he basically smashes up old bangers by cutting them in half and then driving them, hitting cars with sledge hammers and setting fire to lots of cars. Between all that he drives some of the best cars made in the world. I got it for christmas and it was an hour of dieing with laughter!!

Rgds --James--



You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2686 times:

I'd love to hear the reaction of the PR person at Suzuki who's asked whether they can "borrow" ten new Swifts to smash up playing ice hockey.

Presumably they tell them to piss off and they have to go out and buy them.



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2682 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 21):
I'd love to hear the reaction of the PR person at Suzuki who's asked whether they can "borrow" ten new Swifts to smash up playing ice hockey.

Much the same as the PR person at Toyota when they asked for 10 Aygos to play football with  Smile

Quoting ScottishLaddie (Reply 14):
HAHA, that was the funniest thing ever, I thought I was going to die from laughter when they were on that ski jump trying to paint the line/build the wall.

That was indeed priceless.


More proof that Top Gear is far funnier than any supposed comedy show on TV these days.



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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2675 times:

And one of the funnier lines was the unintentional comment from one of the rocket boys when presented with the idea of putting skis on the Mini.

"We'll have to make them".

 rotfl 



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6057 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2645 times:

Quoting HKGKaiTak (Reply 7):
Why no car curling or car down luge track? That would be interesting ...

I'm pretty sure they did something like the latter in a previous episode - they raced a WRC driver against a Bobsled team, seeing who could get down the mountain fastest Big grin


25 Post contains images Gary2880 : was good when you saw clarkson shooting the mp5 and for like 10 seconds nothing happens then a tree falls over. any one else notice the end credits? j
26 Post contains images Dazultra : haha yeah, Bjorn Clarkson, Benny Hammond, Agetha May and Annifrid Stig Great episode!
27 Post contains images Mhodgson : That clip made an appearance too
28 Post contains images AirbusA346 : Yeah, I got both of his newish DVD's, Heaven & Hell and Hot Metal. I laughed at that, and I didn't know why they did it until a few replies ago. Best
29 Post contains links Trident3 : You can watch the whole episode on line at http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbctwo/programmes/?id=top_gear "We are at the cutting edge of cocking about!"
30 Post contains images Thom@s : Look foward to this episode reaching Norwegian telly. Thom@s
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