Australian version of Top Gear

stevanford1

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I pass on all points and yes I will be going for it hahahah Also full black racing gear gives me a segment as the Stig....yeehaa

Me too. I'm going for it as well.:D
Representing FINALGEAR :D
 

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The perfect Australian Top Gear presenters would be

Peter Brock
Barry Sheene (yes i know not techniqually Australian)
Dick Johnson

Its just a shame that 2 of those people are dead as all 3 have/had great personalities, were very likable and all have very strong opinions on a great many topics.
 

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ahh, kia rio... perfect for SIARPC

The Holden Viva should be the reasonably priced car. It is the same car as the Lacetti.
 

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The Holden Viva should be the reasonably priced car. It is the same car as the Lacetti.

Bah! Hyundai Excel all the way!
 

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I was talking about SPIARC with my brother the other day and yeah they'd have to choose something from the korean selection, the australian built stuff would probably be able to run a reasonably decent time
 

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God in heaven they are casting....

* Not affiliated (beHolden ... hmm) to any car company or motoring company through sponsorship, commercial arrangements or employment.

Is working as a mechanic at a two person company that builds its cars from scratch count? :?

But yeah......I just had a shower and had ideas for my own script of my own video in my head.....Oh lord.....

I'll be rubbish I know, but it would be sweet for a laugh....haha.....erm any peeps in Adelaide want to film me? :lol::lol:
 

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erm any peeps in Adelaide want to film me? :lol::lol:

I'd love to help a brother out, but I'm too busy making my own audition tape, so I dunno if I'd have the time. :D Sorry!
 

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Everyone here has a good point.

The aussie version must be it's own, the other Oz car shows were terrible and boring, they even had their own 'Stig' called 'the chip', it was idiotic and typical of dumb ass aussie crap trying to copy and getting nowhere.

The brilliance of the Uk Top Gear was in it's editing, random shots for atmoshere, post and pre production work which often means re-shooting some scenes to slide in at post production, and of course the on air personalities. But the Producers/editors/art directors are the ones who do the excellant job in the end cleaning it all up for on air, it's nicely creative and well editied. Music, ligting, shots of sunsets for the mood etc.

I only hope they take the leaf out of the UK version in editing to bring it all together.

Oz stuff tends to lean towards the ridiculous side of motoring in the VERY expensive cars so the writers/journos can be self congratulatory heros down the pub, but in reality the life of aussie car culture is in the mundane - and make it exciting. And being Oz we can have a lot of adventures here, in our wide open spaces etc.

Oz Top Gear needs to be taken slow, each episode at a time, and they will need to be incredibly critique of it themselves if they want to make each show better, placate to no manufacturer, have some fun, have a few laughs which is what all the other car shows we've had DONT do. Those other shows take themself too seriously trying to be professional, and that's not where it's at. The word Entertainment comes to mind.

They wont get that with any current Journos doing the show trying to look professional or trying to not upset any manufacturers, they need to be a bunch of kids having fun with cars. That's where it will be at. But you will need to be a little patient, it will take a few episodes to find its feet and for all on-air and off-air people to find their comfort zones while pushing the same boundaries.

JD
 

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I think they will have to borrow some of the production staff initially, that's not to say we dont have the same talent, but it may show the direction.

My Girlfriend is trying to get me to apply, but we dont have any video equipment. And Im ugly & tall and have the voice of a rhino on heat while at the buffet table...

JD
 

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My Girlfriend is trying to get me to apply, but we dont have any video equipment. And Im ugly & tall and have the voice of a rhino on heat while at the buffet table...

Ugly, tall, good use of humourous similies ... I implore you, please beg, borrow or steal some sort of video equipment and make a vid. You may surprise yourself. :D
 

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hmmm, its kind of exciting, and kind of not...

hopefully the good people at SBS (who do seem to have a brain and not only bring us TG but the WRC... and moutain biking world cup for me) will NOT do what all teh comerial channels do and regurgitate all there hopeless "stars". Its like they are already on teh payroll, so lets put them in something else... and they don't have a clue... so its rubbish...

give me the job, i may be rubbish, but i won't be any worse that anyone else...

oh and to fan teh flames a bit more, as above... xx years in development... like it? we LOVE it! thennew holden omega... er commadore whoops of 1988...
 

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If nothing else, we should all be thankful they're not (as yet) turning the selection process into an Idol-like TV show.
 

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JeffDOZ Got a sense of humour, know a bit about cars? You qualify for a try - go for it.

Sure, why not...

And If I get the job I have you guys to blame for all the critique Im gonna get and for my life being ruined...

Hello Australia, Welcome to Top Gear!
 

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Actor calls for SBS to change gear

VETERAN actor Chris Haywood has called for SBS Television to be sold or station managers to be sacked over a decision to produce a local version of the British motoring program Top Gear.

Haywood, 59, said funding for the planned series, which will reportedly cost about $10 million, should be redirected to more "worthy" projects, such as drama or coverage of indigenous issues.

"It's blatant commercialism in terms of programming," said Haywood, who has appeared in 70 films over a 34-year acting career.

"There obviously now is a strong policy [within SBS] to program to create advertising revenue. And this raises serious questions as to just how responsible the board has been in terms of ensuring management complies with the terms of its charter."

But SBS director of television and online content Matt Campbell said programs such as Top Gear - both the original and the local version - allowed the broadcaster to produce local content.

"Top Gear drives more commercial revenue than any other program and that all comes back into my office to be spent on local content," Campbell said.

http://www.smh.com.au/news/tv--radio/actor-calls-for-sbs-to-change-gear/2008/01/05/1198950128378.html
 

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...because we ALL tune into SBS for it's drama and indigenous TV programs... :p
 
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