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TOP GEAR RETURNS!

By Pete Moore On January 27th, 2013

I’ve just found out a new series of this sort of thing begins this evening –

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At last, a reason to turn on the old goggle box.

BB2, 8.00pm

26 Responses to “TOP GEAR RETURNS!”

  1. I tried to watch the American version, it was total rubbish.

  2. what a totally irresponsible video

  3. Harri,
    It is Clarkson’s wit and irreverence which makes our version so successful. James May aka Captain Slow and Hammond are lesser lights, but the chemistry is there, What it shows is how unique is the British sense of humour.

  4. “It is Clarkson’s wit and irreverence which makes our version so successful”

    Admittedly he does have his moments. Unfortunately for the pompous arsehole they are few and far between.

  5. Paul,
    Pompous?
    I don’t think so.
    And just look at the viewing figures.
    The format is getting tired.
    The obsession with fast and ridiculously impractical cars should be changed, but overall it is still refreshingly non PC.

  6. I think that he is a professional arch polemecist Agi and also find his arrogant pompousness is distateful.

  7. I love Clarkson not only for his wit, but the fact that he gets up the noses of the Left .. and the Global warming druids hate him, another reason to like him even more :-)

  8. The polemicist bit I can understand Paul, but what do you mean by pompous?
    He is a character. Refreshingly outspoken at times, dismissive, sometimes offends my Christian sensibilities; but I wouldn’t describe him as pompous.Self opinionated yes. But most on ATW are self opinionated. Clarkson is just better at it.
    Now the Duke of York. He comes across as pompous.

  9. Top Gear is years ahead of Fifth Gear, where all that ever seems to happen is Tiffany Dell driving around a race track sideways while looking smug.

    Now that is boring.

  10. Clarksons books are brilliant, I have been in many an airport lounge reading his books and laughing my head off :-)

  11. Harri
    Agreed. But I do like a show about cars to cover ordinary cars as well as “willie substitutes..”

    btw and OT.
    The farmer in our church asked me this morning to chop up a tree that has fallen near some old piggery units. I shall go and take a look tomorrow, armed with my trusty bow saw!

  12. Some people say global warming and ozone depletion will kill us. But I`m far more worried about the people who have made it their sworn duty to keep us all alive.

    Jeremy Clarkson

  13. btw and OT.
    The farmer in our church asked me this morning to chop up a tree that has fallen near some old piggery units. I shall go and take a look tomorrow, armed with my trusty bow saw!

    Agit, then you had better pray that it is only a small tree ;-)

  14. Harri,
    All personalities run the risk of becoming parodies of themselves. Over exposure and adulation being the main problems.
    Billy Connolly went that way I think.
    Really funny on his earlier days, then became too self aware and started believing his own publicity.

  15. “Agit, then you had better pray that it is only a small tree”

    I have arms like Popeye Harri. With my saw and an oxygen cylinder there will be no stopping me.
    If there’s any left over I’ll send it to you!

  16. Agit

    ‘Arms like Popeye’ I think you will need them, using an old bow saw, well you have my upmost admiration Sir, I would not last five minutes manualy sawing logs, I spent an hour in the woods this dinner time and managed to cut well over a hundred hardwood logs, I could not even begin to imagine attempting that without the chainsaw

    Topgear, I must admit at times Hammond does get a bit repetative, but as already said the three of them together do have that certain chemistry, and as I said the Lefties appear to vent all their spite at him (nothing new there) , and for that reason alone Clarkson is a National treasure.

  17. Troll

    what a totally irresponsible video

    You had me there. Before I saw your name I thought: “Which gay communist wrote that? Mahons? Phantom? Tarasov?

    Agit8ed

    The obsession with fast and ridiculously impractical cars should be changed

    Eh? It’s sensible, consumer advice. From that clip alone we now know that if you’re going to do a drive-by in the States with an AR-15 (that’s the “scary military style assault weapon” Clarkson used) from a Merc gull-wing, you’ll be shooting lefty.

    That’s good to know in my book.

  18. Harri,
    there was a show o years ago, where Clarkson and James May drove to the North Pole or somwhere snowy and icy..
    Captain Slow (isn’t that a great name btw!) was getting a bit anxious, but I think they fortified their determination with some vodka or something.
    It was exactly the kind of thing many blokes would like to do. Silly, dangerous, pointless but great great fun!

    I also enjoy Ice Road Truckers. The Polar Bear and Alex Debergorski and the lovely Lisa..

  19. Agited –

    The Polar Special – there you go, a classic show.

  20. Thanks Pete.
    Great fun!

  21. Top Gear and it’s presenters have travelled the world, and have been to some dodgy places,the only country where violence occurred .. America.

  22. “the only country where violence occurred .. America.”

    So erm,
    wot are you trying to say Harri? ;)

  23. They have no sense of humour :-)

  24. They certainly struggle with our sense of humour..

  25. Troll is right; it’s irresponsible in the sense that the huge costs of staging these vastly expensive overseas escapades, with all the attendant BBC personnel & equipment, is borne solely by the British taxpayer.

    But Pete doesn’t mind cos he don’t pay no TV tax.

  26. Pete is too busy watching RTE so when he produces his Irish Passport if Jihadists take over his short bus he can speak he lingo.

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