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Top Gear UK Back On Tonight

Sun Jun 21, 2009 6:31 pm

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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RE: Top Gear UK Back On Tonight

Sun Jun 21, 2009 6:41 pm

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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RE: Top Gear UK Back On Tonight

Sun Jun 21, 2009 6:48 pm

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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RE: Top Gear UK Back On Tonight

Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:38 pm

The stig is......Michael Schumaker!!!! My god i wasnt expecting that!!
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RE: Top Gear UK Back On Tonight

Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:51 pm



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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RE: Top Gear UK Back On Tonight

Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:05 pm

Thanks for ruining it for those not in the UK and won't see the show for a while yet.
 
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RE: Top Gear UK Back On Tonight

Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:09 pm

Well, it obviously wasn't him all along..
 
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RE: Top Gear UK Back On Tonight

Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:15 pm



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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RE: Top Gear UK Back On Tonight

Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:18 pm



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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RE: Top Gear UK Back On Tonight

Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:00 am



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.
 
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RE: Top Gear UK Back On Tonight

Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:43 am

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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RE: Top Gear UK Back On Tonight

Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:54 am



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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RE: Top Gear UK Back On Tonight

Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:19 pm



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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RE: Top Gear UK Back On Tonight

Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:33 pm



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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RE: Top Gear UK Back On Tonight

Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:51 pm



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.
 
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RE: Top Gear UK Back On Tonight

Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:32 pm

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.
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RE: Top Gear UK Back On Tonight

Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:54 pm

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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RE: Top Gear UK Back On Tonight

Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:03 pm



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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RE: Top Gear UK Back On Tonight

Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:22 pm

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?
 
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RE: Top Gear UK Back On Tonight

Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:37 pm



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?


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RE: Top Gear UK Back On Tonight

Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:12 pm



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.
 
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RE: Top Gear UK Back On Tonight

Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:40 pm



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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RE: Top Gear UK Back On Tonight

Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:42 pm

I thought the only thing keeping it from being street legal was Ferrari it's self? With it's owner imposed restrictions.
 
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RE: Top Gear UK Back On Tonight

Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:43 pm

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.
 
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RE: Top Gear UK Back On Tonight

Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:11 am



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
 
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RE: Top Gear UK Back On Tonight

Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:59 am



Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 21):
what it would be missing.

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 some other bits that are too out there to be certified by whoever. Maybe it cant run on street legal fuel who knows.
 
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RE: Top Gear UK Back On Tonight

Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:16 pm

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 go on an excursion or test a type..

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RE: Top Gear UK Back On Tonight

Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:43 pm



Quoting Pelican (Reply 19):
Well, the car gave it away who the Stig was - this time. The only FXX completly in black is owned by Schumacher.



Quoting Racko (Reply 23):
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.

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RE: Top Gear UK Back On Tonight

Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:06 pm



Quoting Kingairta (Reply 18):
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?

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 the end he was pretty much dead and needed help just to keep the thing moving. Fair play to him as he did a cracking job and worked damn hard, although he'd never make a proper driver if he doesn't like his eggs and bacon fried on the footplate shovel!

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RE: Top Gear UK Back On Tonight

Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:26 pm



Quoting Pelican (Reply 19):

The FXX is not road legal, hence it shouldn't be on the list.

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.

Quoting Kingairta (Reply 22):
I thought the only thing keeping it from being street legal was Ferrari it's self? With it's owner imposed restrictions.

At least one or two of the FXX owners have managed to get their cars road-registered.

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