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User currently offlineDanfearn77 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 1812 posts, RR: 9
Posted (5 years 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 2680 times:

If there are any of you out there just as obsessed with Top Gear as i am, then it starts tonight on BBC 2 soon. Well in about half an hour actually!

Enjoy!


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User currently offlineDanfearn77 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 1812 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 2668 times:

And just read on the BBC that the Stig is to reveal his identity!!!

Link below!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/also_in_the_news/default.stm



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User currently offlineSunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1759 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 2661 times:

I can't wait. I'm sick of watching the repeats on Dave. Will be good to watch a new series. I don't think they should reveal who The Stig is. I think it's great the way they play him out to be from another planet/an air of mystery about him.


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User currently offlineDanfearn77 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 1812 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 12 hours ago) and read 2640 times:

The stig is......Michael Schumaker!!!! My god i wasnt expecting that!!


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User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3516 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 12 hours ago) and read 2631 times:
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Quoting Danfearn77 (Reply 1):
And just read on the BBC that the Stig is to reveal his identity!!!

Why? The mystery of the Stig is one of the best parts of the show...

Quoting Danfearn77 (Reply 3):
The stig is......Michael Schumaker!!!! My god i wasnt expecting that!!

Does this mean we will see a new Stig soon? Maybe a color change..... a Pink Stig maybe.. Female??

Anyone know when the new series will be on BBC America?



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User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 months 12 hours ago) and read 2613 times:

Thanks for ruining it for those not in the UK and won't see the show for a while yet.


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User currently offlineNQYGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 months 12 hours ago) and read 2607 times:

Well, it obviously wasn't him all along..

User currently offlineDanfearn77 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 1812 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 months 11 hours ago) and read 2558 times:



Quoting VonRichtofen (Reply 5):
Thanks for ruining it for those not in the UK and won't see the show for a while yet.

Oh lighten up a bit. You'd have heard it from somewhere eventually. Ive had many people tell me the end of shows in the past.  Smile

Its interesting that Clarkson ended the show saying Schumacher wasnt the Stig. And also on the credits he was only listed as a 'Guest Star' So maybe he isnt.



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User currently offlineF1eddie From Ireland, joined May 2007, 461 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 2 months 11 hours ago) and read 2554 times:



Quoting Danfearn77 (Reply 7):
Its interesting that Clarkson ended the show saying Schumacher wasnt the Stig. And also on the credits he was only listed as a 'Guest Star' So maybe he isnt.

No he was not the Stig.... Just a good way of bringing on his guest.....



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User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (5 years 2 months 5 hours ago) and read 2467 times:



Quoting Danfearn77 (Thread starter):
If there are any of you out there just as obsessed with Top Gear as i am, then it starts tonight on BBC 2 soon. Well in about half an hour actually!

Just saw it. Was an ok episode, definitely missing some substance, but I can't wait to see the rest of the series  hyper 

Quoting Danfearn77 (Reply 3):
The stig is......Michael Schumaker!!!! My god i wasnt expecting that!!

I'm sure it was nothing more than a joke. The "real" stig is taller and walks very differently than Schumi. I wouldn't be surprised if for the rest of the episodes have more surprise Stig presentations.


User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8816 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 months 4 hours ago) and read 2461 times:

The hint was at the end, with Schumi getting lost on the track. The Stig would know his way around by now.

Good show.



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User currently offlineBlueElephant From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 1813 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (5 years 2 months 4 hours ago) and read 2456 times:



Quoting NQYGuy (Reply 6):
Well, it obviously wasn't him all along..

No it wasn't, and the End was HILARIOUS...I gaurantee though that M.S. drove the Ferrari FXX around, Ferrari wouldn't give just anyone that car to fly around.

and it's frankly a really ugly car...no offense to Ferrari.


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User currently offlineEISHN From Ireland, joined Feb 2007, 1509 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2353 times:



Quoting Danfearn77 (Reply 7):
Quoting VonRichtofen (Reply 5):
Thanks for ruining it for those not in the UK and won't see the show for a while yet.

Oh lighten up a bit. You'd have heard it from somewhere eventually. Ive had many people tell me the end of shows in the past. Smile

I agree with VonRichtofen, I read your post last night before I watched the show. It completely ruined the joke for me.



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User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8816 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2348 times:



Quoting BlueElephant (Reply 11):
and it's frankly a really ugly car...no offense to Ferrari.

Awwww, come on! That car, in black, looked like Darth Vader's personal vehicle! I loved it.



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User currently offlineBlueElephant From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 1813 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2335 times:



Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 13):
Awwww, come on! That car, in black, looked like Darth Vader's personal vehicle! I loved it.

It's brilliantly quick, and you're exactly right, it looks like Darth Vader's personal vehicle, but It's not a good looking car. I actually liked the Avora, great looking car.

Plus I didn't they take a car down off the board because it couldn't get over a speed bump?....
I don't think the FXX should be up there either.


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13184 posts, RR: 77
Reply 15, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2293 times:

On a related note, who saw the James May programme that's part of the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11?

Not one the those seeking great detail or revelations, not supposed to be, May meets Moon-walkers Alan Bean, Charlie Duke and Harrison Schmitt, but the highlight was May's trip in a U-2 up to 70,000 feet.
Clearly very moved by the view from that altitude, I relate to a degree, having been up to 60,000 feet.


User currently offlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 2972 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2285 times:

IS IT SUSAN BOYLE!?

 Big grin  Big grin

But there is no way he is the Stig. I think he was introduced in O3, and Mike retired in O6, there is no way a pro F1 driver also worked for the BBC.



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User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8816 posts, RR: 24
Reply 17, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2281 times:



Quoting BlueElephant (Reply 14):
don't think the FXX should be up there either

To qualify, the car has to be road-legal and go over a speed bump. I think the FXX satisfies both.



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User currently offlineKingairta From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 458 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2249 times:

For the fans in the US you can download the shows via torrents.

I watched the new one. Loved it. And no Shu is not the stig. Michael is too short and narrow to be the stig. I'd love to have that new lotus. A little disapointed in it's track times but...

That Vincent black was a beutiful machine. Had the hamster not fouled the carbs he woulda probably beat capt. slow.

As for Jeremy I wonder just how much coal he shoveled and how much soot was rubbed onto his face to make it look good?


User currently offlinePelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2531 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2240 times:



Quoting BlueElephant (Reply 11):
.I gaurantee though that M.S. drove the Ferrari FXX around, Ferrari wouldn't give just anyone that car to fly around.

and it's frankly a really ugly car...no offense to Ferrari.

Well, the car gave it away who the Stig was - this time. The only FXX completly in black is owned by Schumacher.

Quoting Braniff747SP (Reply 16):
To qualify, the car has to be road-legal and go over a speed bump. I think the FXX satisfies both.



Quoting BlueElephant (Reply 14):
I don't think the FXX should be up there either.

The FXX is not road legal, hence it shouldn't be on the list.
And I guess the ordinary Stig wouldn't be as fast as M.S. in his personal race maschine, would he?


pelican


User currently offlineBartonsayswhat From Canada, joined Oct 2007, 434 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2227 times:



Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 17):
I think the FXX satisfies both.

The FFX is not road legal. It is to only be driven on approved Ferrari track days.


User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8816 posts, RR: 24
Reply 21, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2215 times:



Quoting Bartonsayswhat (Reply 20):
The FFX is not road legal. It is to only be driven on approved Ferrari track days.

I thought that that was simply a marketing ploy. But I checked, and you are correct - it is not a street legal car, although I don't know what it would be missing.



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User currently offlineKingairta From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 458 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2211 times:

I thought the only thing keeping it from being street legal was Ferrari it's self? With it's owner imposed restrictions.

User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4856 posts, RR: 20
Reply 23, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2194 times:

The FXX was by the way Schumacher's personal car, he is the only one who's got a black one without a white stripe.

User currently offlineBlueElephant From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 1813 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2173 times:



Quoting Pelican (Reply 19):
And I guess the ordinary Stig wouldn't be as fast as M.S. in his personal race maschine

Some say......that his personal race machine is actually a red rocket with 4 wheels  Wink...others say he flew to Dunsford in his Private Falcon 2000 that you can clearly see in the FXX lap...all we know is...he's not the stig  Smile


25 Bartonsayswhat : It doesn't have the required lights, and it doesn't have a hand brake, those two I know. There is also something suspension related. Its probably got
26 Greasespot : I just started watching this show when I was home sick....I an not even into cars much but these guys are brilliantly funny.....especially when they g
27 Pelican : Good morning
28 PlymSpotter : Apart from a few breaks to make shots of him looking out of the cab, or stood in the drivers position etc... he fired it all of the way, although by
29 Cpd : Some of them are indeed road-legal. I remember a silver one that is road-registered in one of the European countries - might have been Switzerland. A
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