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      03-03-2008, 04:29 PM   #23
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well it was supposed to be march
but we shall see i am thinking early q2 so maybe april ish?

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      03-03-2008, 04:30 PM   #24
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      03-21-2008, 12:03 PM   #25
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JC reviewed 135i in Times column

Hmm -

Original "Top Gear" : the Beatles as NBC "Top Gear" : the Monkeys?
This does not bode well...

Top Gear hasn't reviewed the 1 series yet, but JC has - superlative review in his Times column:

http://driving.timesonline.co.uk/tol...cle3103294.ece


Fifth Gear (hopefully never confused with Top Gear) ran a challenge of Cayman vs. 135i - youtube link at:

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      03-21-2008, 07:33 PM   #26
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Welcome aboard, pebehrens!!

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Top Gear hasn't reviewed the 1 series yet, but JC has - superlative review in his Times column:

http://driving.timesonline.co.uk/tol...cle3103294.ece
here's the first free throw.....:reposthorse: ....swish!!
...and...

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Fifth Gear (hopefully never confused with Top Gear) ran a challenge of Cayman vs. 135i - youtube link at:

....:reposthorse: ...he nails them both.

Ah, the elusive double repost, the white elephant of the message board.

But here's my original contribution to this thread...can you EVER imagine the US version of Jeremy Clarkson positioning a "cock o'meter" to express his disgust with the 2008 M3? I can't see anything howlingly funny like that on this side of the Atlantic. The almighty Sponsors and angry housewives won't allow it.

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Hmm -

Original "Top Gear" : the Beatles as NBC "Top Gear" : the Monkeys?
This does not bode well...
I agree!!
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I just hope they don't try to stick one of those stiff sleep-inducing folks from the Motor Week TV show on to play the Captain Slow role.
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      03-31-2008, 05:18 PM   #28
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AND Jay Leno chimes in

http://driving.timesonline.co.uk/tol...cle3638037.ece
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so does that mean jay's not going to do the show or that he didn't want to do it at first but now plans to as a "hobby"? i really hope its the latter...
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One of the hosts of the US Top Gear will be Adam Carolla. He is a big car guy. The show should be good as long as they get a couple of other good guys.
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One of the hosts of the US Top Gear will be Adam Carolla. He is a big car guy. The show should be good as long as they get a couple of other good guys.
Adam Carolla? We go from Jeremy Clarkson to Adam friggin' Carolla?
I liked the Man Show but ADAM FRIGGIN' CAROLLA??
That's like going from a Ferrari to a...Corolla.
That is does not inspire confidence.
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That's like going from a Ferrari to a...Corolla.
That is does not inspire confidence.
lol well said
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Jay does not want his HOBBY to become his job. He also stated he RAN AWAY from the offer of being a host because he thinks that American TV will ruin the great show that Top Gear UK is.
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Ok everyone needs to settle down. Top Gear was on for more than two decades before it got good. It's not going to be just like the UK show, but it almost can't be worse than the best American auto show (I guess that would be Motorweek by default). It takes time for the cast to develop a chemistry that allows the little jabs and fun side comments to start. Just give it a break and continue to watch the UK show too.

The real issue, as Leno correctly points out, is that it's almost impossible for commercialism to not creep in. Perhaps if it gets popular enough it may be slightly insulated from that. Then again, that could have the opposite effect too.

In my eyes, Leno would have been a horrific choice. The reason why the UK guys are so funny is because they're witty and clever. I'm sorry, but that is not Leno at all. And Adam Corolla isn't either. I've seen his short lived talk show and it's not good. He's a good second man, though, as evidenced by "Love Line" and "The Man Show" so perhaps he'll fit right in. What you need is someone like Jerry Seinfeld. If you've ever seen him around Larry David, just talking as friends, it's the funniest most random stuff you'll hear. It's not all "what's the deal with", but just subtle, clever, wit. Being a "car guy" is almost completely irrelevant. If you're a dude and like the way cars make you feel when you drive them that's about all you need. To make it entertaining you need oh so much more.

I guess we'll all see.
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