Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Top Gear Season 18 Live Thread - BBC America
04/16/12 | Kevin Davis

Posted on 04/16/2012 4:23:44 PM PDT by KevinDavis

Welcome fellow Petroheads.. This is the official Top Gear live thread!!!



TOPICS: Miscellaneous; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: petroheads; stig; topgear

1 posted on 04/16/2012 4:24:00 PM PDT by KevinDavis
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Vanders9; All

This is the Top Gear Ping List.. Let me know if you want on or off this list!!


2 posted on 04/16/2012 4:25:45 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Go Mitt Go!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KevinDavis

Bump.. thanks for the reminder, I almost forgot.

Looks like a trip through India to kick the series off.


3 posted on 04/16/2012 4:31:59 PM PDT by mnehring
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KevinDavis

Please add me to your Top Gear ping list. This is one of my very favorite shows.
Watching Jeremy Clarkson put down the eco-freaks is so pleasureful.


4 posted on 04/16/2012 4:33:52 PM PDT by MamaDearest
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mnehring; All

No problem.. That is why I like the UK Top Gear.. I get to see far away places for free..


5 posted on 04/16/2012 4:39:21 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Go Mitt Go!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: KevinDavis

Love Top Gear! The Corvair, Pinto, Suzuki episode (”Temp Death”) was the funniest thing I’ve seen on television in a LONG time.


6 posted on 04/16/2012 4:39:45 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KevinDavis
Please add me to the list.

One of my favorite laps:
Stig Caterham R500 Top Gear

One of my least favorite scenes (at about 6:36 into the video):
Top Gear Caterham Challange Part 1

7 posted on 04/16/2012 4:41:31 PM PDT by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: FlJoePa; All

I like the camping episode where Clarkson blows up the camper..


8 posted on 04/16/2012 4:43:52 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Go Mitt Go!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: FlJoePa

Wrong Top Gear. That is the American version which is not going to come even close to the British version.


9 posted on 04/16/2012 4:46:19 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: KevinDavis

Long Live The Stig!!


10 posted on 04/16/2012 4:49:02 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: US_MilitaryRules; FlJoePa; All

The American Top Gear was good this season. It is getting better..


11 posted on 04/16/2012 4:49:40 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Go Mitt Go!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: MamaDearest

Please add me as well. The Petrol-heads are the best.


12 posted on 04/16/2012 5:03:27 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Vanders9; MamaDearest; Sporke; kosciusko51

Top Gear time!!!!


13 posted on 04/16/2012 5:04:02 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Go Mitt Go!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: All

Such a crappy country..


14 posted on 04/16/2012 5:14:27 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Go Mitt Go!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: KevinDavis

Oh didn’t know there were Top Gear fans on FR :) I’ve been watching it for years, unfortunately (or fortunately) I watched the entire season already as it aired from the UK.

Wore my eye patch and grabbed me the episodes the next day (does my best pirate arrrrr), since we don’t get the current season on TV for many years here, please add me to the ping list too. Thanks.


15 posted on 04/16/2012 5:24:29 PM PDT by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mnehring
Looks like a trip through India to kick the series off.

Maybe they are adding that to the start of the season for you folks, but that was the Christmas special after the end of Season 17, not part of 18, along the lines of the polar special etc,
16 posted on 04/16/2012 5:38:01 PM PDT by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: battousai

Us Yanks are always a year behind the UK for any BBC shows.


17 posted on 04/16/2012 5:41:32 PM PDT by mnehring
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: KevinDavis

Is the this one with the guys with the good or bad teeth?


18 posted on 04/16/2012 5:43:52 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cld51860

Has the identity of the mysterious Stig ever been revealed or convincingly speculated about?


19 posted on 04/16/2012 5:44:43 PM PDT by Yardstick
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Yardstick

Michael Schumacher was one of the recent Stigs. Perry McCarthy and Ben Collins were also early Stigs. I think they have several each season.


20 posted on 04/16/2012 5:48:16 PM PDT by mnehring
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: KevinDavis

Almost the only thing British that I can tolerate these days.


21 posted on 04/16/2012 6:18:57 PM PDT by Cyman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KevinDavis

The U.S. version of this show stinks on ice... terrible.


22 posted on 04/16/2012 9:46:21 PM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil, in Jesus name, amen.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jmouse007

It took a long time for the UK version to get into its stride.


23 posted on 04/17/2012 12:29:08 AM PDT by Vanders9
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: KevinDavis

What, India?


24 posted on 04/17/2012 12:29:57 AM PDT by Vanders9
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: mnehring

The Beeb are making a concerted effort to bring the disparity in show times down. Doctor Who is only about 1-2 weeks now, and the Christmas specials are like 24 hours!


25 posted on 04/17/2012 12:32:24 AM PDT by Vanders9
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Cyman

I hope you include all us UK freepers in the list of things you tolerate. I’d be desolated otherwise.


26 posted on 04/17/2012 12:48:39 AM PDT by Vanders9
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: mnehring

Schumacher’s “exposure” as the Stig was just a joke. The real Stig was an Army guy who trained soldiers in driving. He wrote a book about his experiences as the Stig and Top Gear fired him.

Ed


27 posted on 04/17/2012 2:04:34 AM PDT by Sir_Ed
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: KevinDavis

Some of their jokes are getting a bit predictable, but the wife and I had to laugh when the train tore their signs apart.


28 posted on 04/17/2012 5:41:09 AM PDT by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: KevinDavis

Add me to the list if you would. Thanks! (Of course I’ve already seen season 18 - usenet is your friend, or finalgear.com for torrents - but I promise not to post any spoilers.)


29 posted on 04/17/2012 11:00:41 AM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: mnehring

Thanks — did they reveal their identities on the show or did someone do some detective work to figure it out?


30 posted on 04/18/2012 2:52:26 PM PDT by Yardstick
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Yardstick

There has been several outings (and apparently the Schumaker one was a joke per another poster). I know one guy wrote a book and revealed who he was. (one of the early ‘black’ Stigs.)


31 posted on 04/18/2012 4:39:11 PM PDT by mnehring
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Vanders9; MamaDearest; Sporke; kosciusko51; Moltke
FYI: Top Gear, Series 17 (2011) is due for Netflix streaming on May 1, 2012 for those who don’t have cable or satellite.

This is the Top Gear Ping List.. Let me know if you want on or off this list!!
32 posted on 04/23/2012 4:02:38 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Go Mitt Go!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson