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post #151 of 221
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Originally Posted by Vipfreak View Post

I sure hope so.... Hell, I'd take TG Australia over this douche filled @#$%ing trainwreck....

Too bad Top Gear Australia was cancelled for poor ratings.
post #152 of 221
So is Top Gear US done, or do we have to wait and see?
post #153 of 221
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Originally Posted by FSugino View Post

Too bad Top Gear Australia was cancelled for poor ratings.

Yeah, it was a bit odd hearing news on Finalgear. lol...
post #154 of 221
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8 now 8 in a few months so 16 total. Going yo be great!

Rutledge's Twitter page - looks like 8 more episodes to come.
post #155 of 221
ugh...
post #156 of 221
I just saw a Go RVing commercial featuring Rutledge and family... I wanted to hurl. There's no video up on it yet. You guys should be forced to watch that **** too... :\\

http://www.rvbusiness.com/tag/rutledge-wood/
post #157 of 221
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Originally Posted by Vipfreak View Post

ugh...

I hear ya...

This is a fairly crappy show.
post #158 of 221
But way better the the cheaped-out Car Show.
post #159 of 221
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Originally Posted by slowbiscuit View Post

But way better the the cheaped-out Car Show.

they are both crappy it's hard to pick the worse one.

what was that south park saying? turd sandwich vs ....
post #160 of 221
Thread Starter 
18-Wheeler Challenge

Tanner - 1989 Peterville 379

Ruttledge and Adam - Volvo Trucks

Challenges

100 Yard Driving and Reverse Parking

Hill Climb with less reverse

High Speed

40 Mile Driving Challenge with less cargo broken

Star/Small Car

Ed Burns - 1:46.7
post #161 of 221
The first show after some time off for the series and......utter complete crap.
A show about 18 Wheelers....the whole show....really....not making it up.
And I thought the new Autoweek show was the worst "car show" going....
post #162 of 221
I guess they aren't even gonna try this time eh... Wow...
post #163 of 221
Wasn't this another idea that Top Gear UK did way back? The one with Hammond transporting a car, Mays carrying a cake and Clarkson carrying bales of hay which set the trailer on fire?

post #164 of 221
Yep, it was called 'Being a Trucker' or something like that. Great show.
post #165 of 221
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Originally Posted by slowbiscuit View Post

Yep, it was called 'Being a Trucker' or something like that.

We already have shows like that for the knuckle-dragging crowd.
I was under the impression Top Gear was for a different audience.
post #166 of 221
Thread Starter 
Next Week's Teaser for 2/21 sound firmilar?

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Which is the best modern muscle car? Adam, Rutledge and Tanner fight it out on the way to a high speed attempt at a NASCAR track, and Rutledge takes Tanner into the Utah desert to prove how fast their new mustangs are in a relay race against horses.

http://www.history.com/shows/top-gea...-three#slide-2

post #167 of 221
So I guess it's going to be remake season with budget cars?

They should be able to come up with some original challenges even if they can't travel to Europe every other week. NASCAR vs IndyCar drag race, driving through LA at rush hour race, airboat vs road car, Route 66 challenge in a piece of crap, join the Gumball ...
post #168 of 221
I WANT to like this show. It's just basically dumb, and weak, and I'm being generous, imo. Big story in yesterday's LA Times Calendar section. Of course anything with Tanner Faust has no chance of being any good, again just mo.
post #169 of 221
I want to like this show too, and generally do. I think it is much weaker than TG UK, but it is watchable IMO.
post #170 of 221
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Originally Posted by Ray Lucca View Post

Big story in yesterday's LA Times Calendar section.

Anything said that was interesting?
post #171 of 221
Sadly and amazingly... I'd be lying if I didn't say that was a decent episode, in TG USA terms of course. Love Warburton too. Now to watch a real TG episode...
post #172 of 221
Thread Starter 
Muscle Cars

Ruttledge - 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT-8 392 Hemi, 1970 Dodge Challenger
Adam - 2012 Ford Mustang GT, 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302
Tanner - 2012 Chevy Camaro SS, 1969 Chevy Camaro SS

Lap Times

Rousch Mustang - 1:28.9
Mustang Boss - 1:28.2

Big Star/Car

Patrick Warburton - 1:41.8
post #173 of 221
Pretty obvious in that ep that they wanted all the cars to win one of the events, especially when Tanner got DQ'd for the stupid splitter.

And the Mustang race against the horses was just beyond dumb, but whatever.
post #174 of 221
My take on this show... It isn't bad, but it is nowhere near as good as Top Gear UK. Clarkston, May, and Hammond have some of the best chemistry. Nothing seems forced and most stunts are actually funny.

Most of the time the US show seems like I have seen this before, but slightly different and better.
post #175 of 221
Yep, that's pretty much my take too. It's a pale imitation of TGUK mostly because of the chemistry, but also because a lot of the stunts are not as well done (or thought out). They also don't seem to have near the budget that the UK crew has, but that's understandable given the popularity of their show.
post #176 of 221
I'd be lying if I didn't say the Train Wreck seems to be getting better and better. They keep doing stupid **** like the newest episode and it will be near "Dumbest Stuff on Wheels" territory which I ABSOLUTELY @#$%ING LOVE.
post #177 of 221
The US version has had some excellent PQ. That bit where the pony-cars were racing horses had some nice vistas.

OT: That DumbestStuffOnWheeels is funny for the first few eps, but after that, they all seem the same. It's like YouTube stuff where the guy's on a skateboard and you just know you're about to cringe (especially when titled, "Look Ma, No More Teeth" or "Who Needs Testicles?").
post #178 of 221
I don't care, saves me the time and effort to find them. Redneck round up never disappoints too...
post #179 of 221
Thread Starter 
Dangerous Cars

Adam - 1974 Ford Pinto
Tanner - 1988 Suzuki Samurai
Ruttledge - Chevy Corvair

Desert Challenge + Stig Lap time

2011 Ariel Atom V8/1:18.6

Star/Car

Joe Mantegna - 1:51.1
post #180 of 221
The Corvair was a 1962 model. My first car was a '62 Monza coupe just like it except mine was blue. Drove it over 4 years and never had a handling problem. The trick was to use the factory recommended tire pressures--15-18 psi front, 28-32 rear. They did oversteer, but that was actually fun on a mountain road. I drove the thing in the mountains around Yosemite two summers in a row. Loved to get into impromptu road races with GTOs and Brit sports cars--could easily lose them in the twisties if I could just get around them, despite it's meager 102hp engine and two-speed Powerglide.
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