Australian version of Top Gear


Well-Known Member
Jul 12, 2005
Adelaide Hills, Australia
05 Honda Jazz, 95 SAAB 900S, 97 Mazda 121
There are some clips of Torque available here, though no reviews.

Thanks for that, although it's a bit of a tease! How good would it be if the ABC released full episodes of Torque, either on DVD or online? Whilst a lot of the content (i.e. car reviews) would be more of historical value than anything, some of the general motoring concepts - such as, for example, the clip about driving when stressed - is just as relevant today as ever.


New Member
Jul 1, 2013
When I've watched for the first time TGA, I liked the innocent feelings that I've felt and the cosy atmosphere. The show was excellent despite I can't understand all of the language because their accent it's hard for me to understand because I nearly understand UK accent since i am a romanian guy from Romania.

Now, after the failure of the TGUK after 2013, I know and I understand how hard it has been for the TGA to be successful. In fact, it was 100% impossible and 100% posible for a failure simply because it was a show copied after 3 man, not after a show and all the people wanted more Clarkson, Richard and May and nothing more. And because it was released exactly in the time that TGUK was o a big wave, a huge one, the preasure was even more.
Despite all of that, the TGA was great in my opinion only for the first 2 seasons.
Personally, it's very relaxing for me to watch these seasons and I watch them once a year, they are greatly increase in my mind after the new and more new more rubbish of the new TGUK. And now I understand why TGA was born dead.

From the TGA the best presentator for me was Warren Brown, a "perfect" kind of guy for a show like Top Gear, who was excellent in the first season and only good in the second one just because it was less enthusiastic, but I understand that perfectly because it's extremely hard and difficult to take so so much criticism after the first season.

Now, for me, season 01 and 02 of the TGA is a classic one, a 10 out of 10 mode to relax and enjoy a cosy and warm atmosphere and for that I am grateful and I thank you very much to anyone, if somebody from the show is reading this haos of a writing. :)

Thank you all, especially Mr Warren Brown who is a joy for me to watch.