Top Gear ~ past, present and future

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Top Gear ~ past, present and future

Post by Kagami » Sat Mar 15, 2008 1:36 am

Does anyone out there in anime land like Topgear? Ive watched this show since '03 and love it. Reason for posting is on friday there was a ground force special starring Jeremy Clarkson, James May and 'Handy' Hammond destroying the back yard of retired olympic rowing champion, Sir Steve Redgrave. While it was hilariously funny, Im wondering if TG is stepping beyond their relm a bit when it comes to stunts like these. Instead of the old description of TopGear being 3 blokes taking a punt at cars and doing something stupid once in a while, I think its going to quickly become '3 blokes go do something stupid' and 'what can jeremy, richard and james destroy next?'
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Re: Top Gear ~ past, present and future

Post by Taiga » Sat Mar 15, 2008 8:06 am

Watched every once in a while. My mother and her partner are quite glued to it.

Personally I quite enjoy watching them insult everyone, do things they REALLY shouldn't and get away with it. Though, actually, it kinda makes you wish you had the money, time and renown to get away with them yourself.

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Re: Top Gear ~ past, present and future

Post by Kagami » Sat Mar 15, 2008 9:15 pm

i agree. still, to have a job where you have access to some of the worlds most jaw-dropping cars would be bliss

edit: there will be an American version called "Gear", plus, and i dont believe this: an Australian version as well.
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Re: Top Gear ~ past, present and future

Post by Kagami » Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:10 am

oh cmon i cant be the only person here that likes topgear.

shami likes planes, fair enough. they have massive engines as well that make fantastic noises that make me grin until my face falls off. and they fly.
jasper was the only guy to reply to this post for the entire year, and nagato drives a diesel (i think). lazy doesnt drive yet and joel, well i dunno. same goes for kilocmdr and katya and everyone else.

topgear is back. ive just finished watching ep 1. my brain is full of petrol and crazy stunts. hence the post.
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Re: Top Gear ~ past, present and future

Post by lazysunside » Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:45 am

lazy doesn't drive yet? bad thinking.
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Re: Top Gear ~ past, present and future

Post by Taiga » Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:52 am

Lazy has a drivers license? *runs*

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Re: Top Gear ~ past, present and future

Post by lazysunside » Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:08 am

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Re: Top Gear ~ past, present and future

Post by Shamisen » Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:20 am

xsirhc wrote:oh cmon i cant be the only person here that likes topgear.

shami likes planes, fair enough. they have massive engines as well that make fantastic noises that make me grin until my face falls off. and they fly.
jasper was the only guy to reply to this post for the entire year, and nagato drives a diesel (i think). lazy doesn't drive yet and joel, well i dunno. same goes for kilocmdr and katya and everyone else.

topgear is back. I've just finished watching ep 1. my brain is full of petrol and crazy stunts. hence the post.
Katya and Shami = Aircraft Nuts...

I'll have to view this masterpiece somewhere...


*Lazy operating a motorized vehicle?? OMG!* :roll:

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Re: Top Gear ~ past, present and future

Post by lazysunside » Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:23 pm

Even my parent say OMG since when i got something that can race, i'll race recklessly. I first start with a 4 wheeles Bike until 2 wheele motorcycles
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Re: Top Gear ~ past, present and future

Post by Taiga » Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:20 pm

I'll bet you drive automatic?

I race in a friends car once in a while. It's a Peugeot 106, modified for rally. We have two and race around some woodland =D

No drivers license yet... but i'll be sorting it soon enough.

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Re: Top Gear ~ past, present and future

Post by Kagami » Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:55 pm

yeah i gotta auto. only because my family doesnt have a manual car, and my first car was a '75 ford escort with a 1.3L
after i re-fitted the suspension it went around corners like nobody's business. sucked on 40 degree days though.
only had 3 gears too, so on the freeways it sounded like it was going to take off, and if the wind got underneath it, bloody scary let me tell u.
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Re: Top Gear ~ past, present and future

Post by lazysunside » Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:40 pm

My family FORCED me to get a car (~sad~) When i come to Japan, i'll buy a motorbike to play around with my uncle.
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Re: Top Gear ~ past, present and future

Post by Kagami » Tue Jun 24, 2008 1:53 am

it depends on what u need to do. for 1 person sure a motorbike is fine, unless its raining.
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Post by lazysunside » Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:33 am

rain coat. Vietnamese style. Kind of dangerous though
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Re: Top Gear ~ past, present and future

Post by Kagami » Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:48 pm

episode 3. 1000pound Alfa Romeo's. Should be a lark.


EDIT: worth the watch, people. seriously. couldnt stop laughing :D
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Re: Top Gear ~ past, present and future

Post by Kagami » Sun Jul 13, 2008 11:03 pm

2nd post again, but this is worth it.

The latest topgear (ep4) is a race between Japanese public transport (richard hammond and james may, as always, are on the train) and jeremy clarkson driving the Nissan GTR. Their route is basically west to east across Honshu, and I gotta say, this is by and by their best race ever.
lots of stuffups from the totally japanese-ignorant trio. hilarious
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