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Top Gear: Memorable Moments

Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:08 am

Although I dont have the BBC at home, I watch plenty of Top Gear Clips

My favorite clip in all of top gear is when the guys paint their cheap cars with phrases that doenst go too well with the folks from Alabama, absolutely Hilarious.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=bHj25zd1K_A

Another Episode which I thoroughly enjoyed was when they showcased the full-sized saloons such as the S-class, Jaguar XJ, Audi A8 and the Maybach 62.

Parts 1-4

http://youtube.com/watch?v=46bAjYKI368&feature=related
http://youtube.com/watch?v=x3MhMdk1sIc&feature=related
http://youtube.com/watch?v=c-ORUMgqt_w&feature=related
http://youtube.com/watch?v=busSCcfwnZU&feature=related
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RE: Top Gear: Memorable Moments

Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:52 am

the episode from last sunday where they tested all the british leyland cars was probably one of the funniest i have seen. it was pure gold. A guy at work has a triumph and he said so much was true, especially bits falling off.
 
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RE: Top Gear: Memorable Moments

Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:27 am

I've always loved the episode where they try to destroy the Toyota Hi-Lux truck in different ways.

Totally amazing to see the truck continue to putter along on its own power time and time again.

Gotta love Toyota truck build quality!
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RE: Top Gear: Memorable Moments

Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:36 am



Quoting DLOnur (Reply 2):
Toyota truck build quality!

youre going to make me break my golden rule, buy a Truck  Embarrassment
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RE: Top Gear: Memorable Moments

Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:42 am



Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 3):
youre going to make me break my golden rule, buy a Truck

Well, you have to realize that the Hi-Lux is only available in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Oceanic countries....not in the US. The one they tried to destroy was a diesel model--we in the US don't get any Toyota diesels--probably the best diesel engines in the world (with the possible exception of the Cummins turbo diesels or the Deutz engines).

I prefer older Toyota pick ups with solid front axles and leaf sprung front and rear. A real workhorse and a decent buy if you can find one in good condition.
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RE: Top Gear: Memorable Moments

Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:52 am



Quoting DLOnur (Reply 4):
I prefer older Toyota pick ups with solid front axles and leaf sprung front and rear.

I dont buy Trucks for work, I buy it as a Fashion statement

signed 99% of America.  Big grin
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RE: Top Gear: Memorable Moments

Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:35 am

I am fairly sure the Hilux was available in the United States - under a different name. I think it was the "4x4". Anybody ever see "Back to the Future"? It had one of those in it.

My favorite Top Gear moment was the "Cheap Supercars" challenge. Reminded me of a Maserati I bought about 5 years ago and promptly sold...
 
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RE: Top Gear: Memorable Moments

Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:36 am

How about the episode where they drive a Ford Mondeo behind a 747's jet blast?

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

The episode where Jeremy drives Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason's Enzo is pretty cool. Nice videography. I couldn't find a clip that showed the end where a crew loads the Enzo into a transport and Nick Mason flies off in his Gazelle.
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RE: Top Gear: Memorable Moments

Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:42 am



Quoting KevinL1011 (Reply 7):
Ford Mondeo behind a 747's jet blast?

That was a great aviation related clip

I was wondering, was that encounter with the "Hicks" in Alabama real...
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RE: Top Gear: Memorable Moments

Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:50 am



Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 8):
was that encounter with the "Hicks" in Alabama real...

My Top Gear informant says yes. I don't see how they could have scripted that.

BTW, they prefer to be referred to as "Country Folk".  Wink
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RE: Top Gear: Memorable Moments

Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:51 am



Quoting KevinL1011 (Reply 9):
referred to as "Country Folk".

they are self proclaimed "Hicks" thats why I used it. The lady at the gas station said "What are you doing with those signs in a Hick Town".
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RE: Top Gear: Memorable Moments

Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:54 am

I love that episode of "winter olympics". It was hilarious especially when they sent a mini off the slope with rockets!

Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 8):
I was wondering, was that encounter with the "Hicks" in Alabama real...

Didn't they almost get shot cus of the whole stereotypcal "gay" comments they painted on their cars? Big grin Now I know NEVER go to Alabama (or any of the Southern states  Yeah sure scary. . .).

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RE: Top Gear: Memorable Moments

Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:08 am



Quoting Siren (Reply 6):
I am fairly sure the Hilux was available in the United States - under a different name. I think it was the "4x4". Anybody ever see "Back to the Future"? It had one of those in it.

The named Toyota truck "Hi-Lux" was never brought into the US domestic market per se. People have imported them in--especially in southern California and in the Northeast, but as a name plate, the Hi-Lux not available in the US.

Toyota mainly used the name "mini truck" as the name plate in the US domestic market. Some argue that the Hi-Lux was available in the US in the early 70's. That's sort of unknown because they were also importing the "Stout" truck which is sometimes seen as interchangeable with the "Hi-Lux" in the US. Information is sketchy on this point.

That said, the Tacoma is the US version of this truck. But anyone that owns a Hi-Lux from outside of the US knows that there are significant differences in what we get in the US as the Tacoma and what the rest of the world gets as the Hi-Lux--both aesthetically as well as drivetrain and chassis. Of course, the most significant is the lack of diesel option in the US whereas the rest of the world gets this as a base model (the petrol model is much less popular due to the lack of clean petrol in many of the markets that the Hi-Lux is used in).

Anyway, mainly marketing sematics here I guess.

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RE: Top Gear: Memorable Moments

Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:19 am

If you want pretty much every episode of Top Gear ever and in decent quality then go to http://www.finalgear.com/shows/topgear/

you need a Bittorrent app to download them but its worth it.

One of my faves was when they first tried to make amphibious cars...clarkson made a Toyboata (Toyota hilux with a big outboard... when it was cruising along it looked like the bow of a submarine).

I think some of the best performances are the races (Italy-London, UK-Denmark?, Canada/Greenland-North pole, etc)

Mostly I just love the jokes and the amazing cars.... like the Konnnnessiggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg  Wink
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RE: Top Gear: Memorable Moments

Fri Nov 30, 2007 8:26 am



Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 10):
The lady at the gas station said "What are you doing with those signs in a Hick Town".

It's OK to call the town Hick or Hickville, Hick Central, Hick Acres, Hick Estates or Hick Heights. You just shouldn't call a resident a Hick, at least to their face.  biggrin 



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RE: Top Gear: Memorable Moments

Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:37 am

One of the most hilarious clips of TG was when Clarckson turned an old S-class into an english cottage complete with a wood stove, chimney, deck floor (over a concrete slab...) armchair, curtains and teaware.

He then sent Hamster and Cap'n slow to test it on the track...
I almost killed myself laughing that day.

part1
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The poor fancy stylist never got the joke...

Second best must be the people carrier/convertible through the carwash machine (which subsequently caught fire...)
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RE: Top Gear: Memorable Moments

Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:21 am



Quoting Siren (Reply 6):
I think it was the "4x4". Anybody ever see "Back to the Future"? It had one of those in it.

Yes mate, shiny black thing. I think they were imports mainly.

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RE: Top Gear: Memorable Moments

Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:23 pm



Quoting DLOnur (Reply 12):
Of course, the most significant is the lack of diesel option in the US whereas the rest of the world gets this as a base model (the petrol model is much less popular due to the lack of clean petrol in many of the markets that the Hi-Lux is used in).

I'm sorry? Diesel is the preferred option worldwide because it gets better mileage and torque than a comparable petrol, which is exactly what one looks for in a truck.
 
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RE: Top Gear: Memorable Moments

Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:57 pm

Last week when Clarkson's door came off his Leyland car his face was priceless!

Anyway, This is good...



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RE: Top Gear: Memorable Moments

Sun Dec 02, 2007 8:03 am

Hey Guys,


All fantastic choices. Although I don't think they have ever put to air anything I haven't enjoyed.

Thats the beauty of the program.

One of my memorable moments is the race between the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti and the Bus, Plane, Train combo.

That moment with Smoke on the water playing while Jeremy is hunting the boys down on the St Bernard pass in Switzerland was really good.

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RE: Top Gear: Memorable Moments

Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:40 pm

Can anybody find me the clip of where Clarkson drives London - Edinburgh and back on one tank of fuel? Have been looking for it but can't seem to track it down...

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RE: Top Gear: Memorable Moments

Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:41 pm

the US episode where clarkson gets a bull carcass on the roof of his car, then gets it off by doing an abrupt turn. that was funny stuff is gold.

scene starts around 6:30 in this clip http://youtube.com/watch?v=BwtxKPVYaoE
 
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RE: Top Gear: Memorable Moments

Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:59 pm



Quoting Foppishbum (Reply 11):
I love that episode of "winter olympics". It was hilarious especially when they sent a mini off the slope with rockets!

That episode is available as a dvd I have bought it.

Lionel Ritchie driving the reasonably priced car and front wheel came off was my favourite.
 
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RE: Top Gear: Memorable Moments

Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:05 pm



Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 20):
Can anybody find me the clip of where Clarkson drives London - Edinburgh and back on one tank of fuel? Have been looking for it but can't seem to track it down...

That was London to Manchester and back again.
 
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RE: Top Gear: Memorable Moments

Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:29 pm



Quoting Moo (Reply 23):
That was London to Manchester and back again.

No, it was London to Edinburgh in an Audi I believe. It was repeated on 'Dave' last week.

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RE: Top Gear: Memorable Moments

Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:50 pm



Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 24):

No, it was London to Edinburgh in an Audi I believe. It was repeated on 'Dave' last week.

Then they did two, because he also did a London to Manchester, and it wasn't in an Audi.

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