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    #21
    Originally posted by Viper007Bond View Post
    Like what, a news site? I have no interest in something else to suck up my time, especially considering it'd never be as good as the existing sites out there who have real resources (Jalopnik, Autoblog, etc.).

    Honestly I'm looking forward to not having to work on this site anymore.
    Not a news site, that's been done and done again - but pushing community events and making some short films about those and other events?

    As far as work for you goes, surely there would be some people in the community who would be willing to put in some effort to get some content on there?
    Autobiographical FG Verfied Car List:
    '16 F20 M140i
    '96 E39 523i... Eggplant Edition
    '99 VFR 800 FI
    '01 Golf IV 1.4
    '90 NA MX-5 1.6
    '88 E34 535

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      #22
      Sad times...
      will always miss the main site, even if i rarely went there.
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      Audi A7
      Ford fiesta Sportsvan
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        #23
        Originally posted by loose_unit View Post
        Not a news site, that's been done and done again - but pushing community events and making some short films about those and other events?
        I think that kind of stuff will work fine on the forums.

        I really don't have the desire to manage content and curate another website. I'm burned out after a decade of this.
        My Cars: 2008 Dodge Viper SRT-10 convertible (summer weekend car), 2001 Ford Mustang GT coupe (winter car & grocery getter)
        There is no replacement for displacement.
        - Wolfgang Bernhard, then Chief Operating Officer, Chrysler Group talking about the Dodge Viper SRT-10
        ... I ask Herb Helbig, vehicle synthesis manager for SRT and a member of the original Team Viper development group since day one, if they'd ever thought of adding traction control. "It comes with two," he says, pointing at my feet. "Learn to use them." Got it.
        - Motor Trend on the 2006 Dodge Viper Coupe, November 2005

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          #24
          Originally posted by Viper007Bond View Post
          I'm burned out after a decade of this.
          Understandable!

          Thank you for keeping it going as long as you have! FG 4 LYFE, YO!
          Autobiographical FG Verfied Car List:
          '16 F20 M140i
          '96 E39 523i... Eggplant Edition
          '99 VFR 800 FI
          '01 Golf IV 1.4
          '90 NA MX-5 1.6
          '88 E34 535

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            #25
            Thank you for everything, may it rest in piece!
            "How would you wrestle a helicopter?"

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              #26
              Sad to see the website come to such an end, I've used it a lot over the years. Still good to see the forums, IRC and best of all, the comunity live on.

              Thanks for all the hard work, Viper, Quiky, Packetcollision and former team members.
              1986 BMW E23 735i Goodbye...
              1996 BMW E36 328i Touring Executive R.I.P.
              2001 Mercedes-Benz W203 C220 CDI Classic ...Aaaand it's gone
              2003 BMW E46 330dA Touring Lifestyle Edition
              2014 Renault Clio Tce 90 S&S Expression Pack Introduction
              Rental roulette: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

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                #27
                Thanks for all your hard work Alex, although I haven't posted on the forum much I religiously read the front page and eagerly looked at the tickers to see when the next episode was on.
                If you had access to a car like this, would you take it back right away? Neither would I.

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                  #28
                  So long, main page, and thanks for all the fish.

                  Thanks for all your hard work over the years, staff-types. This is still one of the best places on the 'net.

                  Ever feel like throwing your hard-earned cash into a wood chipper? Well, then--you should give Team Porschelump money!
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                    #29
                    Well, it had to happen one day..

                    That said: I hardly ever visited the mainsite over the past years anyway, so as long as the forum and the community coming with it stays up, all is good. FG, or more specific the community, turned into much more than something about TG. I didn't even like all of the most recent TG episodes. Whatever TG does, I don't care, as long as I keep the ton of friends I gained over the years, spread across the globe.




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                      #30
                      Why can't just they offer a similar service with a sensible fee? I'd gladly subscribe to top gear uk/us.

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                        #31
                        Originally posted by moijk View Post
                        Why can't just they offer a similar service with a sensible fee? I'd gladly subscribe to top gear uk/us.
                        because of contracts and the bbc licensing fees, it can only be free and ad free for UK peeps

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                          #32
                          Big thank you from the Netherlands!

                          I haven't posted here before, but I used the website a lot. I don't get the TV Kalender, but that's a matter of time, I think.

                          Now I'm searching for another way to see the Top Gear episodes, if anybody has a tip, please let us know.

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                            #33
                            Originally posted by RISL View Post
                            Now I'm searching for another way to see the Top Gear episodes, if anybody has a tip, please let us know.
                            There is rumour of a Swedish bay...
                            1986 BMW E23 735i Goodbye...
                            1996 BMW E36 328i Touring Executive R.I.P.
                            2001 Mercedes-Benz W203 C220 CDI Classic ...Aaaand it's gone
                            2003 BMW E46 330dA Touring Lifestyle Edition
                            2014 Renault Clio Tce 90 S&S Expression Pack Introduction
                            Rental roulette: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

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                              #34
                              Thanks to Viper, Q, pc and all the others for their work on the site during the past years. It's a pity, but that's the way life is.

                              As for the rest, I completely agree with what thomas has written.

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                                #35
                                thanks guys, for all that you have done, over all of the years. To be honest when I logged on to check the timer to see what was happening with Top Gear US, I was pissed to see the 'cease and desist' notification, didn't think the BBC could be so short sighted as to do it. This web site has helped to create a global community of Top Gear supporters, loyal as hell to the brand.

                                The counters were good, but understandable to have lost the drive to maintain them.
                                Last edited by Aussie Top Gear Fan; October 1st, 2014, 11:49 AM. Reason: oof one short of the magical 69 :(

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                                  #36
                                  Thanks for the work Alex love ya for it.

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                                    #37
                                    Signed up today for the forum just to say thanks. I've been using the main site for several years to keep updated on Top Gear stuff. I am sorry to see it go, but appreciate all you have done over the years. Thanks again.

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                                      #38
                                      Thanks for all the time and hard work to everyone, I remember a time when this was about the only site to find good dependable links to TG, and the King of info for all things TG especially the little known facts and music they used in the shows. It really is a shame to see it go, I really wished there could have been some sort of mutual agreement somehow with the BBC and you but, that's just not the way corporations seem to work nowadays, they just don't seem to get it, how much you and others have really spread the word and helped to flourish their "brand" across the planet.
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                                        #39
                                        I've been a Top Gear fan for a couple of years, and this site has been one of my favorites. It's the only site that I've found that I can actually use. No luck at all with any other ones. And everyone on here has always been super nice. Sad to see good things come to an end, but so it is.

                                        Huge thanks and tons of gratitude for all the time and effort put into this site. It's a great one.
                                        Dammit!

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                                          #40
                                          Can't thank you enough, Viper for this site and all of the hard work you put into it.

                                          Thank you one and all.
                                          Eagle Race Team

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