[02x16] April 3rd, 2012

[02x16] April 3rd, 2012


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TopGearNorthAmerica

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Y'know, I'm pretty sure the TGUK haven't tackled this one -- but they probably will. Hammond in VW Beetle vs. James in Morris Marina vs. Jeremy in Toyota Corolla.
 

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I want that Yugo. It was so fuckin' cool. Even before tanner made it better.
 

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Good end to a good season. They're really coming on in leaps and bounds. Look forward to S3(4?).
 

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Y'know, I'm pretty sure the TGUK haven't tackled this one -- but they probably will. Hammond in VW Beetle vs. James in Morris Marina vs. Jeremy in Toyota Corolla.
You're right; they haven't.

Anyway, it was definitely a good way to end this season. :nod:
 

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Good, solid episode. Not perfect, but good nonetheless.
A nice way to end the season.

Looking forward to season 3!

8/10
 

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Dammit! I'm going to really be in TG withdrawal now that both shows are off-air for some time. Well, at least this show helped me crash a bit slower after TGUK's last series ended.
 

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Series 18 starts on BBCAmerica next week, as well as Hamster's new show. I know you've already seen the series, but it should help withdrawal symptoms a bit.
 

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Is it confirmed that they are back for another season?? Top Gear America deserves to keep on going! They are really starting to set themselves apart with their own uniqueness that is entertaining. I actually now look equally forward to watching a TGUSA episode like I do the TGUK.
 

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Great finish to the season. Didn't lose interest the entire episode, not a dull moment. I was surprised they let Tanner drift around the R8 and Lambo. Wouldn't see that on TGUK!
 

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I don't think the circle around the Lambo and the Audi were that dangerous, as Tanner was going pretty slow there after all...

But still it was a really cool thing to watch, and him drifting that close to the walls in the military base - THAT had me really scared :)
 

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"Adam said that someone had died in this vehicle"

Honestly almost pissed myself laughing at that, really hope History picks up TGUS for more seasons.
 

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Was Tanner at TG's test track? It looked like it sometimes, but didn't other times...
Said it was an abandoned US Mil base, the opening scenes there didn't look similar at all.
Initially I thought Tanner was at Dunsfold, but I don't think he was.

Before Tanner does the top speed run they show the name of the town the old airbase is in, but I can't remember it right now.
 

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Was Tanner at TG's test track? It looked like it sometimes, but didn't other times...
Wherever it was, I'm fairly confident that I've seen Evo Magazine test some cars there.

I don't think the circle around the Lambo and the Audi were that dangerous, as Tanner was going pretty slow there after all...
Well, it wasn't about the danger to Tanner. However, there was risk of damage to the cars. No matter what the physical speed of the Noble was, you still have to be stepping on it to make the back tires keep spinning. Any hesitation, and the tires can hook, causing loss of drift control. I mean I know Tanner knows what he's doing, but I was just nervous for him watching that.
 

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In one shot, it looked like Tanner had spun out next to the Casino Royale 747 they have at Dunsfold.
 

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Well, Tanner did the speed run at the former RAF Bruntingthorpe*, which is where everyone goes in Britain for speed runs due to that 1.7 mile runway (and it was a former US/UK facility; I flew into there once on military transport when I was still in service in Europe). I don't know if they did pick-up shots at Dunsfold, but they might have.

Anyone else think that the auctioneer stole the episode? Great performance.

* - ETA: That's where Tanner did the speed run in the Morgan in Season 1.

ETA II: I just noticed that this was Post Number 911 for me. Very apposite given the events of earlier today. RIP, Butzi.
 
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In one shot, it looked like Tanner had spun out next to the Casino Royale 747 they have at Dunsfold.
Different 747, the Casino Royale one still had a decent paint job, that one in TG:US looked like the paint was peeling off.
 
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