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    Top Gear and Crew Headed to Uganda?

    Iain May, one of TG's cameramen, posted a picture on Twitter this morning. It show's tens of BA tickets laid out on a table, and the tweet reads "Travelling light with TG". A closer inspection of the tickets reveal a flight for 1OCT12 (today) on British Airways #63, LHR (London Heathrow) to EBB (Entebbe, Uganda).

    https://twitter.com/IainMay72/status/252840108502417408

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    #2
    And obviously it's delayed... I'm sure they're the cause currently cruising past Genoa. http://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ba63/
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      #3
      May has confirmed via Twitter that he's leaving the country for two weeks. So, another African special. Hope they can recapture some of the joy of the previous one.

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        #4
        Difficult to know what they will be doing there - October is evidently the wettest month in Uganda..I see winching involved...Oh god
        Last edited by Whitevanwoman; October 2nd, 2012, 11:47 AM.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Whitevanwoman View Post
          Difficult to know what they will be doing there - October is evidently the wettest month in Uganda..I see winching involved...Oh god
          They managed to successfully use a winch in South America, as well as during the "Off road mobility scooter" challenge from series 18...hopefully, the lessons learned will be retained, if they need to use a winch again.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Amie8 View Post
            May has confirmed via Twitter that he's leaving the country for two weeks. So, another African special. Hope they can recapture some of the joy of the previous one.
            And TG Live UK just replied and confirmed...

            "@TopGearLiveUK: @MrJamesMay Looking forward to hearing the interview. Have fun in Africa & see you @topgearliveuk later this month! #intreagued"
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              #7
              Originally posted by nickgeorge25 View Post
              Iain May, one of TG's cameramen, posted a picture on Twitter this morning. It show's tens of BA tickets laid out on a table, and the tweet reads "Travelling light with TG". A closer inspection of the tickets reveal a flight for 1OCT12 (today) on British Airways #63, LHR (London Heathrow) to EBB (Entebbe, Uganda).
              Tickets? I only see luggage receipts

              I hope they will film a nice special and I hope they do not go hunting for Kony.

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                #8
                I only hope they remember the car crash they came home with last time and don't let Hammond try to act.
                WillDAQ: To use the technical terms: "the Mustang is to aerodynamics what horse shit is to fine dining"

                Dr Grip: Brilliant!

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                Jay IKEA now ranks up in my awesome list, quite near bacon and blowjobs.

                Cowboy I've never gotten so drunk I wanted to rub one out while shoving a fire extinguisher up my ass.



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                  #9
                  Another confirmation... Iain May just replied to my one-word tweet "Uganda?" with "10 points to you".
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                    #10
                    I am very curious as to what cars they may be using.

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                      #11
                      Clarkson has also tweeted that the Christmas Special is due to air in February.

                      It's been that sort of year, really.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Mr. Nice View Post
                        I am very curious as to what cars they may be using.
                        One of them should be a Volvo T5, it cropped up on a Pistonheads forum a few months back that it had been sold to the production team specifically for use in this special.

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                          #13
                          They have been sighted in Kampala. That seems to be all the info so far.
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                            #14
                            I hope this means the shitness factor of the cars is high, and the presenters' misery factor is through the roof.
                            I hope Clarkson is in a soaking wet tent right now, shivering with cold (or hot) with a lot of stinging insects.
                            And a lot of B.O.

                            Makes for good TV.
                            "Crikey, it's the rozzers..."

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                              #15
                              Pictures are all over Twitter this morning. It appears this is a cheap hatchback/wagon/estate test!

                              Richard is in a Subaru WRX Hatchback (Bugeye!)
                              James is in a Volvo 850 T-5 Wagon
                              Jeremy is in a BMW 5-Series Touring (E39)









                              Last edited by nickgeorge25; October 4th, 2012, 8:14 PM.
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                                #16
                                Originally posted by nickgeorge25 View Post
                                Pictures are all over Twitter this morning. It appears this is a cheap hatchback/wagon/estate test!

                                Richard is in a Subaru WRX Hatchback (Bugeye!)
                                James is in a Volvo 850 T-5 Wagon
                                Jeremy is in a BMW 5-Series Touring (E39)









                                Interesting. I know Clarkson is a fan of estates...but I wonder about the other 2.

                                We'll see how it turns out.
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                                  #17
                                  The "Cheap AWD Wagons That Don't Have Ground Clearance" challenge?

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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by Altabani View Post
                                    One of them should be a Volvo T5, it cropped up on a Pistonheads forum a few months back that it had been sold to the production team specifically for use in this special.
                                    I too was aware about the Volvo. More specifically it was a project on the Volvo UK forums and the owner claimed it was sold to TGUK. I was slightly sceptical of course, but thought then again, why would someone bother to lie in such an esoteric setting. http://www.volvoforums.org.uk/showthread.php?t=155546. Think you have to register to see it.

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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by nickgeorge25 View Post
                                      Look at the goatee! The cameraman is James May's evil twin!
                                      Last edited by Dr_Grip; October 8th, 2012, 1:59 PM.
                                      Battered and weary after the craziness of the 1960s, the self-righteousness of the 1970s and the greed of the 1980s, I want to go home again, oh, so desperately - home to that land of drive-in restaurants and Chevy Bel-Airs, making out and rock 'n' roll and drag races and Studebakers, Elvis and James Dean and black leather jackets. Not that I ever owned a black leather jacket.
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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by jsausley View Post
                                        The "Cheap AWD Wagons That Don't Have Ground Clearance And By The Way Two of Them Aren't Even AWD" challenge?
                                        Fixed.
                                        WillDAQ: To use the technical terms: "the Mustang is to aerodynamics what horse shit is to fine dining"

                                        Dr Grip: Brilliant!

                                        EyeMWing Because what fun is a silicone dick if you don't try putting it in somebody's backside at least once.

                                        Jay IKEA now ranks up in my awesome list, quite near bacon and blowjobs.

                                        Cowboy I've never gotten so drunk I wanted to rub one out while shoving a fire extinguisher up my ass.



                                        Remind me never to have him round to dinner!

                                        www.mattonmotors.com/ @MattOnMotors

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