Idris Elba - King of Speed

Idris Elba - King of Speed

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Vocal Minority

8,582 posts

119 months

Thursday 9th January 2014
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zeb said:
drakart said:
If the BBC are reading this and they're looking for someone to spend a week with the Vatanens (minus the wierd naked stuff) and drive rally cars, then PM me. I haven't driven on the UK public roads without the appropriate licence, I respect my betters and I actually know quite a bit about driving and rallying so therefore I could talk to others on the programme knowledgeably.
Many thanks.
biglaugh
No BBC pick me! I've done all the above but i'm better looking and funnier.....! hehe
I have played rugby for years, and as such being in the buff with other men around me holds no fear or embarrassment*. As such I am superior to drakart for this post, and both better looking and funnier than Zeb.


  • that makes it sound like we play naked....which of course we do

zeb

3,041 posts

185 months

Friday 10th January 2014
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hmmm......whilst you are emminently more qualified than me on the naked man stuff, I have rallied a MK2 escort which makes me more down with my home boy vatanen loser

I am also a yorkshireman which makes me naturally superior and hilarious from birth.....I know....its a gift son......now jog on tongue out

Emeye

8,967 posts

190 months

Thursday 13th February 2014
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I finally got around to watching both episodes tonight, wasn't expecting much, but t's the best motor based TV I've watch for ages!

Thought I'd have a search of PH just to see if the usual moanie old bkss had been posted about it, just like the Top Gear thread.



Yup.


Onallfourwheels

1 posts

72 months

Tuesday 7th July 2015
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Watched Idris Elba this evening, can't think of anything other than how embarrassing for the opening episode!

teabagger

723 posts

164 months

Tuesday 7th July 2015
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I watched Idris Elba - No Limits

Idris struggled to get to the end of a rally stage without ripping the wheels off the car.

I felt sorry for the co- driver eek

ZX10R NIN

21,775 posts

92 months

Tuesday 7th July 2015
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I quite liked the fact he kept crashing, so those watching could get an idea of how hard it actually is to do.

Even with only 130bhp plus he was humbled.

Smollet

6,551 posts

157 months

Tuesday 7th July 2015
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His ego was his biggest problem at the start. The next episode could be fun if he doesn't learn to control himself.

fat80b

1,232 posts

188 months

Tuesday 7th July 2015
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ZX10R NIN said:
I quite liked the fact he kept crashing, so those watching could get an idea of how hard it actually is to do.

Even with only 130bhp plus he was humbled.
Me too - he did make it look rather difficult (which it is) - I do airfield events and am looking to do single stage rallies later this year. When I saw that he was doing an Irish rally on the roads, I thought he was brave.

It turned out he couldn't really do it - which isn't a surprise, I am not sure any one of us could without a lot of practice.....

Bob

zeb

3,041 posts

185 months

Tuesday 7th July 2015
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idris elba - no talent

good programme though

drakart

1,665 posts

177 months

Tuesday 7th July 2015
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The worst bit was that he wasn't actually an entrant. He was allowed to drive the stages as an "Invitational Rally". His crash on SS1 meant the cancellation of that stage for the actual National rally entrants... rolleyes

ZX10R NIN

21,775 posts

92 months

Tuesday 7th July 2015
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fat80b said:
Me too - he did make it look rather difficult (which it is) - I do airfield events and am looking to do single stage rallies later this year. When I saw that he was doing an Irish rally on the roads, I thought he was brave.

It turned out he couldn't really do it - which isn't a surprise, I am not sure any one of us could without a lot of practice.....

Bob
I think he found that moment I see at trackdays when he realised watching it is easy but doing it is so much harder, he put a brave face on it but you could see the pain.

I hope he fails on his next task to, not because I have anything against him but these days with high motion cameras that no longer give the perception of the true speed of Motorsport these days I watched the coverage of the NW200 this years & the bikes looked slow!! lol which of course they aren't with bikes hitting 200+ it wasn't anything like what we were seeing.



aka_kerrly

11,931 posts

177 months

Tuesday 7th July 2015
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teabagger said:
I watched Idris Elba - No Limits

Idris struggled to get to the end of a rally stage without ripping the wheels off the car.

I felt sorry for the co- driver eek
I agree the co driver looked a little concerned & irritated.

It's almost frustrating watching someone given such amazing opportunities and then wasting it by NOT listening to the instructions he is given.

Pretty much the same behavior resulted in rolling Ari's BMW in the previous series.

williamp

17,772 posts

240 months

Tuesday 7th July 2015
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Didnt see the first one, but the classic anc sportscar column wss livid. Did hd really call Malcolm campbell a journalist? And say his modern bentkey was more of an achievement as campbell had used a racing car? And hd didnt even break the record. Officially, richard noble does

FiF

39,401 posts

218 months

Wednesday 8th July 2015
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Watched the first series a while ago and he came across as a boy racer.

Amused when Jimmy Mc summed him up as a boy racer and it was clear he'd taken nothing from the first series nor much from his opportunities in this. Only seen the Circuit episode and frankly it was embarrassing, though perhaps co-driver could have been a bit (read a lot) more forceful in getting him to slow down for that X-roads. Personally didn't like the description of straight over X-roads as that would tend to get the wrong mindset in respect it was actually a 45ish left.

Mnd you I can't crow as my one attempt at the Circuit in the 70s ended upside down over a stone wall paperbag

Art0ir

9,314 posts

137 months

Wednesday 8th July 2015
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The Circuit of Ireland is one of the oldest and toughest rallies in the world. Many of the locals had big offs last year too.

I made it to all the stages this year and was in the paddock when he limped back in at the end of the second day hehe

I'll fire some pictures up later. His PR/Minder wasn't too happy when a local 'tog started snapping him sitting in the ditch with a cig after one off.

Kaj91

4,663 posts

88 months

Wednesday 8th July 2015
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Art0ir said:
The Circuit of Ireland is one of the oldest and toughest rallies in the world.
It is an insult to call todays event The Circuit of Ireland, the Circuit of old was as it's name suggests a circuit of almost the entire country with overnight stops in places as like Waterford, Limerick and Galway, with all night drives back towards the border, taking the entire Easter bank holiday weekend. The current joke of an event hardly leaves Belfast and simply doesn't appeal to rally enthusiasts anymore.

Elba is even less talented a driver than he is an actor.

V8covin

3,998 posts

160 months

Sunday 12th July 2015
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I saw the 1st series and am halfway thru the rally episode.
What is clear is he has absolutely no racing talent whatsoever. Surely they could have found someone equally famous but with some actual ability......
....and now I've watched it all they'd have been better off with Brian Johnson, at least he can drive.
And what's with kph?

Edited by V8covin on Sunday 12th July 18:09

MarshPhantom

9,658 posts

104 months

Sunday 12th July 2015
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What channel is this on, not been able to find it.

Emeye

8,967 posts

190 months

Sunday 12th July 2015
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Discovery

V8covin

3,998 posts

160 months

Sunday 12th July 2015
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MarshPhantom said:
What channel is this on, not been able to find it.
Don't waste your time,talk about a misleading title.