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#241 OFFLINE   John F

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:45 PM

How can you comment on the most recent series without viewing it?

 

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:38 PM

You needed thread New New Top Gear and not this one (New) New New Top Gear

 


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:03 PM

Sadly the 'Rory Reid generation' (actually he is late-thirties, but you wouldn't have thought it!) have an entrenched knock British things attitude since cars became status symbols and not transport.  Your car must be prestige German or you're already failing at life.


I'm in probably what you'd call the Rory Reid generation as someone in their early 30s. When I was growing up, British cars to me were a (new at the time) Montego estate that was my dads company car - which had really irritating squeaky suspension, newish Metro/100 that my Grandad had which forever broke down and the original Mini (one of the last) that was hideously uncomfortable, noisy and you knew you were going to die in an accident. By the time I started driving in 2002-2003, British was Rovers that felt cheap and were cheap, MGs that were kinda cool but still a bit naff and crusty BL tat that was mostly on its last legs. However Japanese cars was about Supras, Skylines, FTOs, Integra Type-Rs and S2000.
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:05 PM

I enjoyed last nights. Tamsin is a delight, too.
Anyone member her from Big Train?

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:08 PM

I enjoyed last nights. Tamsin is a delight, too.
Anyone member her from Big Train?

 

Is that the film with Ron Jeremy?!

 

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:08 PM

When she came on I started reciting black books quotes in my head
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:29 PM

If we're being completely truthful, the Dolomite Sprint wasn't that great. They were known for iffy handling and grim brakes plus of course legendary* reliability. But that's nothing that can't be sorted in 2017 to produce a decent fun car so Rory Reid can fuck right off.

 

It's the same misinformed bone idle smartarse journalism that proved the ha ha ha worst cars ever made ho ho ho Allegro he he he lists.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:43 PM

Whether you think it has some potential to last another few years or not, speeding up the playback works well. They all seem to speak slowly and anything from 1.3-1.6x worked best at making things seem a little more normal. I'm not convinced that LB or Reid have ever thought very deeply about motor cars at all other than when asked to come up with some ideas for TG scripts, which surely is as important as being able to act, if you host a car show.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:12 PM

If anyone wants a slightly better Mazda Mx5 - Fiat 124 Spider revue, I'd reccomend this one.





And if you really need a Fiat 124 with a turbo that's more.... beige.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:35 PM

Whether you think it has some potential to last another few years or not, speeding up the playback works well. They all seem to speak slowly and anything from 1.3-1.6x worked best at making things seem a little more normal. I'm not convinced that LB or Reid have ever thought very deeply about motor cars at all other than when asked to come up with some ideas for TG scripts, which surely is as important as being able to act, if you host a car show.


Just caught the last 30 minutes of last night's show. Not seen the newnewnewnew series until now. Pretty wooden, no chemistry between the presenters, and hardly any technical discussion. The only reasonably ok part was Joey's review of the 124 vs. MX5. Still quite painful though.
Bring back Plato, Needell and Butler Henderson and a newbie in a new TG-type show. Seriously. At least they had a genuine passion for everything motors, had persona and a half-decent on-screen chemistry.
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:40 PM

When she came on I started reciting black books quotes in my head


I need to watch that again. :-)

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:30 PM

Just take the (good) half from the shameless girls and cars thread, put them on top gear and ratings will go through the roof

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 09:41 PM

The only conclusion here is the old chestnut that there's no pleasing everyone.
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 10:42 PM

The only* conclusion here is that plagiarism rarely works.
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:10 PM

Well I'm warming to the new core presenting team on this series. The bit that annoys me is the guest sitting on the sofa whilst other segments are aired, just seems a bit rude and disrespectful to me, it's not the awful one show is it!
The BBC will keep going and twiddling with it as it made them so much money in the past, it's a world wide show for them. We should be grateful as the more money they make the less they will want* from us via the license fee.

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 07:47 AM

Just take the (good) half from the shameless girls and cars thread, put them on top gear and ratings will go through the roof
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Posted 21 March 2017 - 08:30 AM

Who wants more Drive In? Yeah!!


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 09:27 AM

Cheers for "keeping 'em peeled" ;-)  Mr. Bump


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 10:44 AM

I watched this week's with lots of fast forward. Some stuff OK some stuff boring.

I don't understand the love of the Golf gti or cars so expensive I'll never own one.

One thing I don't get at all though is how no-one has yet asked Joey how he's doing?
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Posted 21 March 2017 - 02:18 PM

Now this on the other hand could be interesting, i can't say I'm surprised that Eds left, he's looked really pissed off for the last few seasons.

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 02:40 PM

Now this on the other hand could be interesting, i can't say I'm surprised that Eds left, he's looked really pissed off for the last few seasons.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2017032...

 

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 02:51 PM

Is Ant Anstead the one who did that thing about classic cars with Phillip Glenister a while back?  He was good in that and did some absolutely stellar work on the cars they had, Glenister was pretty awful presenting though.

 

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 03:07 PM

Is Ant Anstead the one who did that thing about classic cars with Phillip Glenister a while back?  He was good in that and did some absolutely stellar work on the cars they had, Glenister was pretty awful presenting though.

 

I'm getting my motoring fix from Car SOS at the moment.

 

Aye, that's him. IMO the programme showed him doing little work.
He would turn up at a lockup and pay thousands for a mk1 Escort 'Mexico' because it came with a VIN plate in a shoe box, then next we would see him trial fitting a roof skin in his Sunday best, then it was done!


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 03:11 PM

Well, yeah now you mention it there wasn't a great deal of action scenes, really I was basing it on one section where it showed him repairing the front end and aligning the bonnet on the Mk1 Escort, if Mike Brewer is planning on purchasing a Mk1 Escort that requires the bonnet aligning, he's got the best man for the job.


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 03:15 PM

TV programme narrative incompatability with restoration techniques shocker, batman!
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Posted 21 March 2017 - 03:28 PM

The stag and the SD1 police car that Ant Anstead "did" were both done by Robsport

 

That said i like his presenting skills. I liked glen philipster also in that series.

 

As for NNNTG this series is better than last series but is still mainly like a local amateur Dramatics group trying too hard to copy Clarkson top gear while cutting out the bits that the director general doesnt think are relevant any more.

 

I think they have all the right bits but they need clarkson and wilman to take control of the script.Or at least get rid of Mary Berry and Sue Perkins who at a guess are doing the script at the mo.

 

This weeks was ok, aston bit was good until the car chase bit with the rozzers, waste of time.

 

Rory should have driven the sprint and then the mk1 golf, very different animals but nope he chose the old "its bri'ish so itz shit" stance. never let proper journalism get in the way of a cheap gag. Can you imaging the owner pf the sprint loaning the car for a static item on NNNTG and then hearing that. He must be thinking "what a cunt!"

 

The GTi Golf thing was a fucking great big staged yawn fest, Sabine should have got a load of DTM drivers in the other cars and then pulled that stunt. As it was I cant see even a nerdy 9 year old lad being interested in it.

 

Tamsin is lovely but the whole set seemed to go on for ever, 'arris being a grumpy teacher doesnt work either. Though I do like his voice over commentary for the lap


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 03:30 PM

TV programme narrative incompatability with restoration techniques shocker, batman!

 

I want my programming fully legit* just* like Fast N Loud!


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 03:38 PM

just did a bit of idle googling

 

Sprint - 0–60 mph taking around 8.4 seconds, with a maximum speed of 119 mph 

GTi Mk1 - 0-60 mph in 9 seconds. The top speed was of 180 km/h (some 110 mph

 

sure the golf will do corners quicker but I reckon they are much closer matched than Rory would have us believe

 

da 70s woz shit init 

 

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edit, I had a Mk2 Golf GTi 8v thin pumper and it was an awesome machine, I need to scratch the sprint itch now


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 05:42 PM

Now this on the other hand could be interesting, i can't say I'm surprised that Eds left, he's looked really pissed off for the last few seasons.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2017032...


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 06:05 PM

Wweeellll....I'll quite happily say I enjoyed Sabine waste a bunch of too rich twats in cars well beyond their talent level.

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