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  • 'Top Gear' host and crew flee Argentina after car stoned

    10/07/2014 7:12:22 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 41 replies
    Fox ^ | 10-5-14 | ap
    The host of the popular BBC television program "Top Gear" and other members of the crew have fled Argentina after being pelted with rocks by people who believed one of their cars had a license plate alluding to the Falklands War. Officials said a crowd of about 50 people began hurling rocks at the BBC group Thursday as they drove in a caravan under police escort to the Chilean border with Argentina's southernmost province of Tierra del Fuego. Host Jeremy Clarkson and the others were forced to abandon the cars in an area between Tolhuin and Rio Grande. One minor...
  • Jeremy Clarkson, The 'N-word' and the Creeping Tyranny of Political Correctness

    05/06/2014 7:10:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/5/2014 | James Delingpole
    On the day the Jeremy Clarkson "N" word story broke, I was sitting with friends of the same age in their kitchen, trying to remember when it was that the children's choosing rhyme "Eeny meeny minie mo" (or however you spell it: there are myriad variants) transmuted into its politically correct, N-word free modern version. First, I seem to recall, the offending word was changed to "tigger". Then - so that even the memory of the unfortunate rhyme was expunged - it became "tiger." Today, most children who recite the poem probably aren't even aware of its sinister, "racist" past....
  • Video: Underwater Test Drive of Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6

    03/06/2014 12:06:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, March 06, 2014
    Richard Hammond, the host of the world’s leading motoring show Top Gear UK, enjoyed a unique ride, test-driving the brand new Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, the UAE’s first mega waterpark. A media statement said that Top Gear chose Yas Waterworld as the venue to host an exceptional underwater adventure and put the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 through its paces in the Yadi Yas Wave River, an over one metre-deep ride with steep curves and an exciting course. Yas Waterworld’s showcase on Top Gear, which recently aired on BBC UK, showcased its range of adventure and...
  • Video: Honda presents the fastest lawnmower evah

    07/19/2013 6:00:44 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 19,2013 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    <p>No, they’re not available for all your grasscutting needs. They’re just here to tease you.</p> <p>Top speed: 133 mph and 0-60 in 4.0 seconds. Though it only seems to actually cut grass at 15 mph. I wonder how it does on gas; maybe it’s just Honda’s entrant into the Smart Car market, and this is their way of pitching it to rubes like me. Not a tiny Euro-car, but a super-fast lawnmower, Red America! Clever.</p>
  • 'Top Gear' host drives 'world's tiniest car' for our viewing pleasure

    02/05/2013 5:21:57 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 24 replies
    msnNow ^ | 02/05/2013
    Jeremy Clarkson, the oft-offensive co-host of the long-running BBC car show "Top Gear," has frequently sacrificed his bod and critical sphincter control for the show's various challenges and stunts. Here we see Clarkson behind the wheel of the "smallest car in the world," a fully street-legal vehicle allegedly designed by Clarkson himself. Apart from looking hilarious, there are a variety of downsides to piloting the world's tiniest car, which Clarkson discovers in quick succession.
  • BBC's 'Top Gear' Host to America: 'It took us 40 years to get rid of Piers Morgan, Pleasse don't

    12/25/2012 8:57:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/25/12 | Kerry Picket
    Jeremy Clarkson, a British television personality who hosts the popular BBC program Top Gear, weighed in on the controversy surrounding fellow Brit CNN’s Piers Morgan. Clarkson tweeted on Monday: Jeremy Clarkson ✔ @JeremyClarkson Americans. It took us 40 years to get rid of Piers Morgan. Pleasse don't send him back. 24 Dec 12 Reply Retweet Favorite The Top Gear host also tweeted: Jeremy Clarkson ✔ @JeremyClarkson Americans. Was the second amendment not introduced to protect you from the tyranny of the British? Piers Morgan in other words. 24 Dec 12 Reply Retweet Favorite Following the deadly shooting at an elementary...
  • Jeremy Clarkson has risked outrage by suggesting ... “a bit of racism.”

    05/07/2012 7:33:02 PM PDT · by seton89 · 16 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 05 May 2012 | Adam Lusher
    The BBC Top Gear presenter claimed that the long delays at Heathrow border control were because immigration officials were no longer allowed to use their discretion to wave certain passengers through. He said: “Nobody is waved through any more. The result is plain for all to see. There’s a two-hour wait. “And the problem is: the only possible solution is to introduce a bit of racism.”
  • Top Gear Season 18 Live Thread - BBC America

    04/16/2012 4:23:44 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 31 replies
    04/16/12 | Kevin Davis
    Welcome fellow Petroheads.. This is the official Top Gear live thread!!!
  • Top Gear India special criticised for 'toilet humour'

    01/12/2012 8:46:08 PM PST · by Zajko · 20 replies · 1+ views
    BBC News ^ | 12th January 2012 | BBC
    A Top Gear special in India was "offensive" and full of "toilet humour", the High Commission of India (HCI) in London has complained. The 28 December special featured jokes about food and trains and a Jaguar car fitted with a toilet seat on its boot. The HCI has written to the BBC after it was contacted by "too many people" who were "very upset" by the programme. The BBC, which received 188 complaints about the show, said it would respond directly to the HCI in due course. In the letter, published in the Daily Telegraph, the HCI criticised a lack...
  • Sack Jeremy Clarkson over strike comments, Unison urges

    12/01/2011 7:24:03 AM PST · by GreenAccord · 18 replies
    .bbc.co.uk ^ | 12/1/2011 | BBC
    Analysis: Start of long struggle? Jeremy Clarkson should be sacked by the BBC over his "appalling" comments about killing striking public sector workers, trade union Unison has said.The union said it was considering reporting the Top Gear presenter to the police over comments on The One Show.Referring to striking workers, Mr Clarkson said: "I'd have them all shot. I would take them outside and execute them in front of their families."The BBC received over 4,700 complaints and has apologised for the comments.
  • History Channel Picks Up ‘Top Gear’ USA For Season 2

    02/12/2011 6:16:07 AM PST · by KevinDavis · 18 replies
    Screen Rant ^ | 02/11/11 | Michael Crider
    Car nuts, gear heads & speed freaks rejoice – the American ‘Top Gear’ is getting a second season. Find out when it will air.
  • Top Gear China Gets Green Light

    02/07/2011 3:58:19 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 32 replies · 1+ views
    TorqueNews ^ | 02/07/11
    Top Gear started in the United Kingdom, spawned in Australia, fired up in the United States and now, China might be joining in on the automotive fun.
  • Mexican takes legal action against Top Gear . . . calls her nation 'lazy, feckless and flatulent'

    02/03/2011 5:44:58 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 36 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | February 3, 2011
    A Mexican has instructed lawyers to bring a test case against Top Gear after her countrymen were branded 'lazy, feckless and flatulent' on the hit show. Iris de la Torre, a jewellery design student in London, is bringing the claim under a new equality law. Her lawyers claim it could cost the BBC £1million in damages. They have demanded the hit BBC1 motoring show is taken off the air and an investigation made into the comments. The lawyers, Equal Justice, have previously taken action against Channel 4 over comments about Indian actor Shilpa Shetty, made on Celebrity Big Brother.
  • We’re not like that, insists ambassador after Top Gear’s slur on Mexicans

    02/01/2011 3:14:20 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 02/01/11
    The BBC's Top Gear has been criticised by the Mexican Ambassador to the UK for a series of 'outrageous, vulgar and inexcusable insults'. His Excellency Eduardo Medina-Mora Icaza has written to the corporation to complain about the comments made in an episode broadcast on January 30, and demanded the show's hosts, Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond, make a public apology.
  • Armadillo's new suborbital sounding rocket to be named 'Stig'

    01/23/2011 5:54:24 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Rocketeer ^ | 01/24/11
    Armadillo Aerospace's latest launch vehicle, a prototype fully-reusable liquid-fuelled unmanned sounding rocket, is to be named 'Stig' after the mysterious (or not) driver on BBC Top Gear. The LOX-alcohol fuelled 'tube rocket' is expected to make a first flight to 30.5km (100,000ft) soon, with later flights carrying commercial payloads.
  • Top Gear stars cause religious row after dressing up in burkas on Boxing Day special

    12/28/2010 9:34:55 AM PST · by Moltke · 77 replies · 7+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 28th December 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Jeremy Clarkson and his Top Gear co-stars have sparked religious outrage after dressing up in burkas on the Boxing Day special. Clarkson and Richard Hammond decided to dress in niqabs, a form of the burka where everything but the eyes are covered, in order to disguise themselves on the road. They also got James May in on the act when they greeted him from hospital after he fell and hit his head on rocks in the Syrian desert.
  • Shooting cars with weapons [video]

    12/17/2010 4:59:24 PM PST · by 1rudeboy · 7 replies
    shotgun machinegun antitank weapon With commentary, running time 04:36.here, or above.
  • Top Gear USA – the premiere weekend

    11/19/2010 4:31:31 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 22 replies
    Well, the tables are truly turned. This Sunday night after dinner, everyone in Britain is going to be tuning into something vaguely disappointing on TV, possibly involving period costume. Something, basically, that isn’t Top Gear.
  • It’s official: one month to go until Top Gear US

    10/21/2010 4:13:31 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 4 replies
    Following yesterday’s round-up from all you Top Gear fans at the studio filming, today here’s a couple more glimpses of Top Gear US. And we now know the official launch date. For all you across the pond, switch over to the History Channel on 21 November at 10/9c (we’re assured that’s an actual time format) or fiddle with your Tivos in the relevant way (we’re not quite sure what a Tivo is).
  • Stig was SAS hero (Racing driver for UK TV's Top Gear taught 'escape & evade' driving to SAS Troops)

    09/01/2010 9:43:09 PM PDT · by Stoat · 35 replies
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | September 2, 2010 | DUNCAN LARCOMBE, Defence Editor, LEIGH HOLMWOOD, Deputy TV Editor, and RYAN SABEY
    EXCLUSIVE Stig was SAS Hero  RACING driver Ben Collins, unmasked yesterday as Top Gear mystery man The Stig, is a former member of the SAS. Ben trained SAS heroes in daring "escape and evade" driving skills while serving with the regiment, The Sun can reveal.     No more mystery nice guy ... Ben Collins aka The Stig   Millions of viewers have seen the race ace coaching celebrities on how to achieve the fastest time around a TV circuit in Top Gear's reasonably-priced car. But sources close to the special forces unit - motto Who Dares Wins - last night...
  • First Top Gear US trailer released

    08/12/2010 6:25:56 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 27 replies
    You will remember that we announced a new US version of your favourite show earlier this year. Well, here’s some more news: the first glimpse of America’s very own Top Gear has been released.
  • UK: Shariah law may come through a holy war that will see rivers of blood on the streets

    08/02/2010 5:05:44 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 42 replies · 12+ views
    UK Daily Star ^ | August 01 2010 | John Ward
    TOP Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson’s burka outburst could see “rivers of blood” on Britain’s streets. The TV loudmouth caused outrage by claiming Muslim women wear G-strings under their burkas on last Sunday’s show. And hate preacher Anjem Choudary warned Islamic fanatics will “go to war” to protect the honour of their women.
  • An American version of TopGear: it’s official!

    04/21/2010 3:32:22 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 42 replies · 611+ views
    Topgear.com ^ | 04/21/10
    Yes, it’s true. The History channel and BBC Worldwide announced today that work has begun on an American version of TopGear, with US presenters fronting the new show.
  • James May from BBC’s Top Gear Launches New Website to Help Save Historic Race Track

    04/05/2010 6:36:06 AM PDT · by blondewithbrains · 6 replies · 275+ views
    Rush PR News ^ | 01/04/2010 | Digital Annexe
    James May from BBC’s Top Gear has just helped launch a new fundraising web site to support the historic Brooklands motor-racing circuit in Weybridge, Surrey. James was the first person to use the new web site to purchase one of only 2,000 virtual square-yards of the track. The Brooklands Museum Trust who are behind the web site aim to raise £250,000 by selling ‘custody’ of unique square-yard pieces from the world’s first purpose-built motor racing circuit. Individual squares from the most famous ‘Member’s Banking’ section of the circuit can be bought from as little as just £95 rising to £150...
  • Never mind Nessie: Mysterious Stig captured in rare sighting on the banks of famous loch

    01/25/2010 6:06:31 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 21 replies · 1,138+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/25/10
    Top Gear's mystery racing driver The Stig has been caught on camera by Google's Street View - on the banks of Loch Ness. The cult character from hit BBC2 motoring series was spotted on the mapping website standing next to the Scottish lake made famous by claims of an elusive monster lurking in the deep.
  • Bleu is the colour (Top Gear Reviews the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Sang Bleu)

    11/10/2009 12:09:45 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 26 replies · 1,409+ views
    Top Gear.com ^ | 08/17/09 | Top Gear
    If the standard, boring, 1001bhp, open-top Veyron Grand Sport is just too commonplace for your exacting standards, how about a one-off Grand Sport Sang Bleu? Bugatti unveiled this special edition convertible Veyron at Pebble Beach over the weekend. As the Sang Noir special edition Veyron featured a black-on-black livery, so the Sang Bleu – yep, it means ‘blue blood’ in French – is decked out in blue carbon fibre and polished aluminium. Mechanically, the Sang Bleu identical to the standard Veyron Grand Sport – though it’s tough to argue with a thousand-bhp 8.0-litre W16 engine and a 0-60mph time...
  • James May at the Edge of Space (BBC Documentary)

    06/25/2009 1:17:34 PM PDT · by bethybabes69 · 24 replies · 889+ views
    James May always wanted to be an astronaut. Now, 40 years after the first Apollo landings, he gets a chance to fly to the edge of space in a U2 spy plane. But first he has to undergo three gruelling days of training with the US Air Force and learn to use a space suit to stay alive in air so thin it can kill in an instant. He discovers that during the flight there are only two people higher than him, and they are both real astronauts on the International Space Station.
  • Clarkson On: Cheap Cars

    06/06/2009 7:24:14 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 35 replies · 1,756+ views
    Top Gear ^ | 06/02/09 | Jeremy Clarkson
    The ultra-budget Tata Nano is being hailed by many as the biggest leap forward since the Model T Ford. So, if they're right, it's more important than the Beetle. More important than the Mini. More important than man's conquest of the moon. And amazingly, more important too than the invention of Sky+. I don't think they are right though. Because the only thing that makes it stand out is the low, low price. Brilliant. But I could make a cheap car if I built it in a factory made from wattle and mud, paid the workers in rice and motivated...
  • Honda Insight 1.3 IMA SE Hybrid (Hilarious car review!)

    05/18/2009 8:22:32 AM PDT · by Crazieman · 82 replies · 4,213+ views
    Times Online UK ^ | May 17, 2009 | Jeremy Clarkson
    Much has been written about the Insight, Honda’s new low-priced hybrid. We’ve been told how much carbon dioxide it produces, how its dashboard encourages frugal driving by glowing green when you’re easy on the throttle and how it is the dawn of all things. The beginning of days. So far, though, you have not been told what it’s like as a car; as a tool for moving you, your friends and your things from place to place. So here goes. It’s terrible. Biblically terrible. Possibly the worst new car money can buy. It’s the first car I’ve ever considered crashing...
  • The end of the road for U.S. carmakers?

    10/28/2008 8:55:51 AM PDT · by BGHater · 35 replies · 902+ views
    LA Times ^ | 28 Oct 2008 | Ken Bensinger
    Some analysts suggest failure may not be such a bad thing for Detroit's Big Three. Others, especially Michigan politicians, warn of calamity. Are the Big Three worth saving? The U.S. auto industry's downward spiral has accelerated dramatically in recent weeks. In a desperate bid for solvency, General Motors Corp. is seeking a merger with Chrysler. Chrysler has talked with Renault and Nissan about partnerships. And now Ford Motor Co., GM and Chrysler -- backed by Michigan lawmakers -- are lobbying Washington to give them cash, implying that failure to provide a bailout could doom the industry to bankruptcy. Congress last...
  • Video: “Top Gear” visits Alabama (how to get killed in Alabama)

    02/13/2007 9:37:59 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 11 replies · 966+ views
    Hot Air ^ | Tuesday February 13th, 2007 | Allahpundit
    Video: “Top Gear” visits Alabama posted at 10:43 am on February 13, 2007 by Allahpundit Send to a Friend | printer-friendly Wikipedia tells me that “Top Gear” is a BBC show about cars. Other than that? No. Comment. Whatsoever. Video here -http://hotair.com/archives/2007/02/13/video-top-gear-visits-alabama/ --- ‘NASCAR SUCKS’ in the home state of the Talladega 500??? LOL! Yeah that’ll get you killed. Of all the phrases they painted on those cars the NASCAR comment would be the most offensive to Alabamans and Alabamwomans.
  • Top Gear's Richard Hammond out of Hospital: Six Month Recovery

    09/28/2006 11:43:33 AM PDT · by MAD-AS-HELL · 1 replies · 330+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | 9/28/2006 | Chris Tryhorn
    Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond will be "back to his old self" in about six months, according to the specialist looking after him. Hammond, who was today transferred to a private hospital in Bristol, was said to be "doing well" eight days after the 300mph dragster crash that left him with a brain injury.
  • Top Gear Car Shoot-Out

    09/23/2006 7:12:30 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 18 replies · 898+ views
    OhGizmo! ^ | 9/21/06 | David Ponce
    Got five minutes to waste? Sure you do, you wouldn’t be here otherwise. So, let me take this post and introduce you to a clip, excerpted from British TV show Top Gear. In it, you’ll see Jeremy Clarkson, one of the show’s hosts, engage in what can only be gently described as “sadistic car annihilation”. In other words, he shoots some cars with some guns, and it’s freaking awesome! Yeah, it’s got nothing to do with technology or gadgets. But it doesn’t matter. Us geeks have diverse and wide-ranging taste, and I’m ready to bet you’ll get a kick out...
  • TV host seriously hurt in crash (Richard Hammond of BBC's 'Top Gear')

    09/21/2006 12:16:39 AM PDT · by Spktyr · 64 replies · 4,416+ views
    BBC News ^ | 21 September 2006 | BBC Staff
    BBC NEWS TV host seriously hurt in crash Top Gear's Richard Hammond is seriously ill in hospital after a crash in a jet-powered car while filming for the BBC programme. The 36-year-old presenter was taken by air ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary's neurological unit. A spokesman for the hospital said Mr Hammond was "stable". Mr Hammond had been driving a dragster-style car capable of reaching speeds of up to 300mph at the former RAF airfield in Elvington, near York. The crash will be investigated by the Health and Safety Executive and the BBC. The BBC said in a statement: "We...