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  1. warren

    Need Help: First Ever Mentioning Of The Bugatti Veyron

    One of the earlier Veyron concepts appeared in the video montage for series 2 -- the 18/3 Chiron. That episode aired May 2003. Which is weird because a preproduction 16/4 Veyron had already been publicly shown in 2001, and another prototype was unveiled in Monaco during the airing of series 2...
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    [18x01] January 29th, 2012

    Thanks for clearing that up. It is, of course, important for us idiots who don't "get it" to realise that all cars, especially three brand-new, clean-sheet supercars in their first year of production, are absolutely 100% reliable. Also, the presenters are all brilliant professional racecar...
  3. warren

    Top Gear Mistakes/Gaffs

    Here's my favourite. "As the sun began to go down, we approached Paris..." If you're going south towards Paris at dusk, then the sun would be to the west -- on the passenger side of the car. But in all the shots, the sun is on the driver's side, which is to the east. Which means they were...
  4. warren

    [16x05] February 20th, 2011

    Really? Even worse than "Race For the Universe" in 2x08, where they tried to sort out whether Darth Vader or Ming the Merciless was faster in a Honda Civic?
  5. warren

    [15x07] December 21st, 2010 [Special]

    Jeremy Clarkson is a career BBC man. So if you don't give a hoot about "what the Beeb says", you need to ignore Jezza as well! Just sayin'..... :P :P
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    [16x00] December 26th, 2010 [Middle East Special]

    Or as George Carlin put it, "Being Irish isn't a skill, it's a fucking genetic accident! You wouldn't be proud to be 5'11. You wouldn't be proud to have a pre-disposition for colon cancer."
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    [15x07] December 21st, 2010 [Special]

    Again -- I hate having to repeat myself -- the GT2 RS could not have been available for this shoot.
  8. warren

    [16x00] December 26th, 2010 [Middle East Special]

    Yeah, so what? Basically all of television is "staged" -- including 100% of the reality TV shows. Top Gear isn't a serious documentary series; it's light entertainment with a car theme. And anyways, chances are pretty good that the whole "three wise men followed a star" thing is a fable...
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    [15x07] December 21st, 2010 [Special]

    No, Mr. Snark, the US-spec GT2 RS isn't being delivered to USA customers until February 2011, which is fully five months after this episode of Top Gear was filmed. You really think they were knocking out US road-legal production cars that long before delivering them to customers? Come on. Even...
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    Complaints after Top Gear Stig shooting

    Yes, but.... heh.... remember that whole thing a couple of years ago about a guy who actually died because someone followed advice they heard on Top Gear? That's the thing about...
  11. warren

    [15x07] December 21st, 2010 [Special]

    I'd think it would've been impossible to get Porsche to lend them a pre-production GT2 RS for a film shoot this long, especially in the United States, double-especially in the hands of Top Gear, who don't have a good reputation for handling cars. The GT2 RS isn't in production yet, whereas the...
  12. warren

    The who have Top Gear insulted this week thread

    Larry King Live is averaging about 200,000 total viewers in a week now. Even if he keeps 100% of those people, where does Piers Morgan propose he will get the other 99,800,000 viewers from? I mean.... (according to Wikipedia,) CNN International is available in about 200 million households and...
  13. warren

    Have DAVE ever show the repeats of TopGear Series 1?

    Believe me, a lot of people would be very interested in anything you could turn up. The commonly-circulated rips of the first few series of Top Gear are missing the original music and news segments, and if you have those and can get them online, you'd be a Final Gear hero!
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    Stupid Driver Stories

    Funniest thing happened to me today.... Younger guy pulls up beside me (to the right) in a BMW 1-series at a red light. He looks over at me in my A3 and revs his engine a couple of times. I'm thinking, oh great, here we go now.... so I drop the car into sport mode, turn off the ESP, and when...
  15. warren

    Ex-Stig joins Fifth Gear

    Hey, everybody's gotta start somewhere.
  16. warren

    Top Gear trio spotted in North Carolina.

    Dang, I'm going to be right in that area in a couple of weeks.
  17. warren

    Ben Collins interview

    I see where you're coming from, but there's a problem with that approach -- Collins was never an employee.
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    The Stig: Who is buying the book then?

    He probably kept going back because it was fun work and he felt like a part of the team. That's what you do when you're young and involved with something cool, even if it's not financially viable. But according to Collins, something changed in that relationship in the last 12-24 months. He...
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    The Stig: Who is buying the book then?

    Sure, but that sort of thing really starts to grate after a while, don't you think? Especially when you hit your 30s and have little kids running around the house. I'm sure he would've loved to be a full-time employee along with the rest of the Top Gear team, but for whatever reason he wasn't...
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    The Stig: Who is buying the book then?

    Correct, that's the rumour.... but, Ben Collins has said that he was being paid about one tenth of what those rumours were saying. He also said that he had to pay out of pocket for insurance, and despite being an integral part of the show, wasn't actually on the BBC payroll so he wasn't...