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  1. K5ING

    The End Of An Era: FinalGear.com's Main Site Retired, Forums Will Live On

    " " No, Alex. Thank you. I first started watching Top Gear many, many years ago when I ran across a short video on YouTube of Hammond and May playing car darts. I thought it was pretty cool so I started looking for other Top Gear videos on YouTube. Eventually, I found this site and the rest...
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    [02x01] May 11th, 2003

    Anyone know who the girl was in the Smart Roadster clip?
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    [01x06] December 26th, 2010

    Am I sensing a riff between the TGUSA and the TGUK shows? TGUK was over in the US for their "Blue Ridge Parkway/NY" episode, yet never met (on camera) with the TGUS team. Then Tanner goes over to the UK, and not only do they not get together with the TGUK people, they don't even use their...
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    I've found a torrent of the newest TGUS (S01E06) on the Pirate Bay. No idea of the quality as...

    I've found a torrent of the newest TGUS (S01E06) on the Pirate Bay. No idea of the quality as I'm downloading it now. FYI. Jeff in Texas
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    TGUSA should add an old car segment

    No, no car companies. Focus on one car, such as the Cord 812, or the Tucker, or the 64 Mustang, etc. It could be done in a 6 minute segment and become a regular part of the show. I know Leno can't do it (legal and contractual obligations), but it's his videos that I was using as an example...
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    TGUSA should add an old car segment

    I would love for TGUSA to add a segment on a particular old, classic car during each episode. Get an expert to give the history of the car, maybe let Tanner drive it. Feature cars like Cord, Tucker, original Mustangs and GTO's, Duesenberg, Chrysler Airflow, etc. Some obscure cars would be...
  7. K5ING

    [01x05] December 19th, 2010

    I gave this episode a solid 8. 9 is outstanding and a 10 doesn't exist. I loved the rehash of the BL bit, and don't mind at all that they copied it. It was nice to compare these US boats to the BL cars anyway. And, as I've said before, there is nothing wrong with copying the UK bits. The...
  8. K5ING

    [01x02] November 28th, 2010

    I already conceded to the fact that he's got skill in drifting and hooning, and rally situations, however I'll still maintain that real skill in car handling is being able to drive on the ragged edge without breaking traction. On tarmac, the fastest way around a circuit is to not break...
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    [01x02] November 28th, 2010

    I stand corrected. Thanks. Rally driving indeed takes lots of skill. Drifting pays better than rally driving? There is no justice in this world. I stand by my "drifting is to motorsports is what rap is to music" statement however. :mrgreen:
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    [01x02] November 28th, 2010

    I think he would have been a better Stig than presenter (unless he IS the Stig already). My issue with Tanner is that while he may be a drifting champion, drifting is to autosport what rap is to music. Anyone can do it and it takes a minimum of talent. It takes far more talent to keep a car...
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    [01x02] November 28th, 2010

    I saw that too. I must be getting old because it caused me to cringe a bit. Hooning and drifting on an open public road, going by 30mph speed limit signs at 50mph was irresponsible to do, and even more irresponsible to show on camera.
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    [01x02] November 28th, 2010

    I'm glad you like the "I'm just saying" bit. It's called humor and was done with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek. As for the "fanboys", I put myself into that category as well. Don't consider it a diss. I've spent some time in the production area of television in the past, and I'm...
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    [01x02] November 28th, 2010

    You didn't read my post carefully enough. I never said to get clones of the UK guys. I'm just saying to get some hosts that are comfortable enough in front of the camera to be themselves. I'm just saying to use journalists who can come up with their own words instead of relying on writers and...
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    [01x02] November 28th, 2010

    You didn't read my post carefully enough. I never said to get clones of the UK guys. I'm just saying to get some hosts that are comfortable enough in front of the camera to be themselves. I'm just saying to use journalists who can come up with their own words instead of relying on writers and...
  15. K5ING

    [01x02] November 28th, 2010

    I hate to say it, but last night's show was boring. I love cars, but I love TGUK because of the humor in the show. That's why it became one of the world's most popular television shows and Fifth Gear hasn't. It's not so much a car show with humor, but (like it or not) it's a comedy show about...
  16. K5ING

    [01x01] November 21st, 2010

    You hit the nail on the head about the TGUK hosts being from an automotive journalism background. Read up on May and see why he got fired from editing a big UK automotive magazine. While Top Gear is "scripted", I don't know how much of the actual talking is scripted. I think the situations...
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    [01x01] November 21st, 2010

    I gave it a 5. I know that it was the first episode of a new show, and that most people who watched this have never seen the original Top Gear. I think they should have led off the first episode with a cheap car challange instead of featuring 4 supercars. One of the reasons I like TGUK is...
  18. K5ING

    American Stig...again

    I was actually looking at the posture and the pose, not the junk in the pocket. Besides, as "PC" as we are here in the states don't you think that some demand wasn't made to include a woman on the show? There's your answer!
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    American Stig...again

    From this picture on Jalopnik, we can see that The Stig is very short. "He" also looks very FEMALE from his posture, and has some strange strings or wires attached at the crotch. Hmmmmm.....
  20. K5ING

    Top Gear on 60 Minutes

    Sorry if this has been posted before, but Top Gear UK is going to be featured on the US news show, 60 Minutes this Sunday, 24 Oct, 2010. Reporter Steve Kroft goes for a ride with The Stig and tries to get him to talk, plus he interviews our favorite Three Stooges. Might be worth checking...
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