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Top gear series 18 January 29 2012

Top gear series 18 January 29 2012

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tommy vercetti

Original Poster:

10,067 posts

78 months

Sunday 15th January 2012
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http://www.inautonews.com/it%E2%80%99s-official-to...
Not the best of links sorry, but can't wait for this, should be brilliant smile

Gun

13,346 posts

133 months

Sunday 15th January 2012
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Good news!

Simpo Two

67,188 posts

180 months

Sunday 15th January 2012
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If I can find it among the repeats.



Whereas they used to say 'repeat', since the advent of a billion digital channels you now have to look for 'new'.

Eighteeteewhy

7,258 posts

83 months

Sunday 15th January 2012
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Good, I just hope the Xmas special was nothing to go on. smile

jains15

1,009 posts

88 months

Sunday 15th January 2012
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SIARPC segment was rubbish again - they need to rethink that segment. Also what's the point in the news section? It's so scripted I would rather just see more cars TBH. Clarkson's opinion on the new 911 is wrong but the cinematography was brilliant and I wish they hadn't destroyed that car in the last bit.


There.. Should just about cover it, Just thought I would get in early. wink
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Turn7

13,178 posts

136 months

Sunday 15th January 2012
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Simpo Two said:
If I can find it among the repeats.



Whereas they used to say 'repeat', since the advent of a billion digital channels you now have to look for 'new'.
And even that could be "new" to Dave !

tommy vercetti

Original Poster:

10,067 posts

78 months

Sunday 15th January 2012
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There going to be about 6 episodes probably. Who would you lot like to see as SIARPC?
Mine would have to be Jason Statham and Paul Walker, all I can think of at the moment.

RESSE

4,671 posts

136 months

Sunday 15th January 2012
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Spotted:
Clarkson, Hammond and May, filming in Rome with a Lamborghini Aventador, a McLaren MP4-12C and a Noble M600.

tommy vercetti

Original Poster:

10,067 posts

78 months

Sunday 15th January 2012
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RESSE said:
Spotted:
Clarkson, Hammond and May, filming in Rome with a Lamborghini Aventador, a McLaren MP4-12C and a Noble M600.
Sounds Brilliant! Hope the M600 comes out on top, but I reckon it will be the 12c

EDLT

14,858 posts

121 months

Sunday 15th January 2012
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RESSE said:
Spotted:
Clarkson, Hammond and May, filming in Rome with a Lamborghini Aventador, a McLaren MP4-12C and a Noble M600.
There is a special pull-out in Top Gear mag about the new series, I haven't read it tbh I don't want too many spoilers.

They will wreck something that PHers will whinge about though.

durbster

5,560 posts

137 months

Sunday 15th January 2012
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tommy vercetti said:
There going to be about 6 episodes probably. Who would you lot like to see as SIARPC?
Mine would have to be Jason Statham and Paul Walker, all I can think of at the moment.
Honestly, I'd love to see some car industry insiders - stars known to the industry but perhaps not the public. How about Chris Bangle, the chief-exec of Morgan, a top engineer from McLaren or the lead-designer of the 911 (if there is one biggrin) etc.?

Obviously it won't happen because that bit is to appease the non-car audience but personally I'd stop fast-forwarding it if they did it. smile

tommy vercetti

Original Poster:

10,067 posts

78 months

Sunday 15th January 2012
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durbster said:
tommy vercetti said:
There going to be about 6 episodes probably. Who would you lot like to see as SIARPC?
Mine would have to be Jason Statham and Paul Walker, all I can think of at the moment.
Honestly, I'd love to see some car industry insiders - stars known to the industry but perhaps not the public. How about Chris Bangle, the chief-exec of Morgan, a top engineer from McLaren or the lead-designer of the 911 (if there is one biggrin) etc.?

Obviously it won't happen because that bit is to appease the non-car audience but personally I'd stop fast-forwarding it if they did it. smile
I know what you mean, would love to see Chris Bangle as SIARPC, but people will still moan you know wink

Shinobi

3,462 posts

105 months

Monday 16th January 2012
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I think the moaners actually enjoy it the most, they watch the show then they spend an hour after the show picking it apart. Then they bore the wife with how it's not as good as the old days but they do like James's shirt and can they have one like it for Christmas from aunty hilary. To top it off they then get to post about it because they don't understand what Topgears about.

williamp

15,248 posts

188 months

Monday 16th January 2012
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Please top gear, please give us an entertaining CAR SHOW. Not 3 blokes pretending to be 10 year olds.

You;ve donr the pointless modifying thing
you've done the crash into J may thing
you've done the hammond olveracts thing
You've done the clarkson is an oaf thing

The really good episodes- and you say this yourselves- is when you do a programme about cars

I'll still watch it, as these episodes do happen and they are a joy to watch. But it tends to be one a series these days

RESSE

4,671 posts

136 months

Monday 16th January 2012
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Series 18 may have the following:

Hammond drives a NASCAR safety car for a real race, later going on to drive a NASCAR race car.

Power tests:
Clarkson driving a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Edition, a Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster and a Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale.
Hammond to drive a 2012 BMW M5 F10.
May will have a Vauxhall Corsa Nurburgring Edition.

Another feature is going to China to test drive Chinese cars.

Italy in 3 super-cars, Lamborghini Aventador, Noble M600 and a McLaren MP4-12C.

May is taking a trip to USA to test sports hybrid supercar Fisker Karma, meet AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson and drive his 1928 Bentley Vanden Plas LeMans Tourer.

According to Top Gear Executive Producer Andy Wilman, Clarkson, Hammond and May are going to northern Sweden as well, where they will race the new Ferrari FF across a Silverstone-shaped ice track. Also Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond will attempt to film a car chase sequence for The Sweeney.

DanDC5

11,461 posts

82 months

Monday 16th January 2012
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jains15 said:
SIARPC segment was rubbish again - they need to rethink that segment. Also what's the point in the news section? It's so scripted I would rather just see more cars TBH. Clarkson's opinion on the new 911 is wrong but the cinematography was brilliant and I wish they hadn't destroyed that car in the last bit.


There.. Should just about cover it, Just thought I would get in early. wink
How can someones opinion be wrong? Keyword - opinion.

RESSE said:
Spotted:
Clarkson, Hammond and May, filming in Rome with a Lamborghini Aventador, a McLaren MP4-12C and a Noble M600.
There's an article about that in TG magazine this month.

Whitefly Swatter

1,012 posts

114 months

Monday 16th January 2012
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tommy vercetti said:
There going to be about 6 episodes probably. Who would you lot like to see as SIARPC?
Mine would have to be Jason Statham and Paul Walker, all I can think of at the moment.
How about Ben Collins ! tongue out

BuzzLightyear

1,426 posts

97 months

Monday 16th January 2012
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tommy vercetti said:
There going to be about 6 episodes probably. Who would you lot like to see as SIARPC?
Mine would have to be Jason Statham and Paul Walker, all I can think of at the moment.
I think I would like to see Sarkozy and Merkel in the car with the doors welded shut and a burning rag sticking out of the petrol filler.

ajprice

13,519 posts

111 months

Monday 16th January 2012
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Whitefly Swatter said:
tommy vercetti said:
There going to be about 6 episodes probably. Who would you lot like to see as SIARPC?
Mine would have to be Jason Statham and Paul Walker, all I can think of at the moment.
How about Ben Collins ! tongue out
Has Coulthard done an F1 driver lap in the Liana?

North West Tom

10,342 posts

92 months

Monday 16th January 2012
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tommy vercetti said:
There going to be about 6 episodes probably. Who would you lot like to see as SIARPC?
Mine would have to be Jason Statham and Paul Walker, all I can think of at the moment.
I think the question is "what new films are coming out soon?".