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Old 21-05-2006, 09:10 PM   #1
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Did anyone watch Top Gear tonight?

They build amphibious vehicles out of:

a) a Toyota HiLux (with help from Cougar Powerboats & Honda)

b) a Triumph Herald

c) a Volkswagen camper van.

feckin mad!

managed to sink the camper van & the HiLux (along witha 225 Honda OB)

If I can be bothered, I might upload a few snippets from the show.
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Old 21-05-2006, 09:13 PM   #2
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i'd be mighty suspicious of any 225 Hondas going cheap!
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Old 21-05-2006, 09:15 PM   #3
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i thought most of the 225's that raced had been swimming
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Old 21-05-2006, 09:19 PM   #4
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i'd be mighty suspicious of any 225 Hondas going cheap!
Yes, but at least this was fresh water!

It's the race motors you gotta watch.
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Almost cried when the Honda went under!!
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Old 22-05-2006, 12:07 AM   #6
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OK, this is like 20 mins compressed in to 3-1/2mins, so the continuity aint too good, but you'll get the idea.


Top Gear Goonery


BEWARE! 40 meg video, Broadband only.

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Old 22-05-2006, 12:21 AM   #7
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that hi lux would have gone much better had i ben at the helm.

well atleast this weeks show wasnt another shameless cougar/honda plug!

clarkson & curtis are 'old mates' eh
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Old 22-05-2006, 09:16 PM   #8
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Mmmm. Anyone see tonite's 5th gear. The new corvette looks lush.
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The Corvette Z06 on 5th gear tonight has a chassis made from balsa wood!!! I assume that means it has a carbon fibre chassis with an end grain balsa core!!! I wonder what people unfamilier with composites etc. will think about a chassis thats made from balsa wood!!!
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Looks like Clarkson missed a trick here!

http://www.watercar.com/video.html
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Or one of these:

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Producers probably wouldn't let him - they made us de-tune his car and take the forest tyres off his car in that grass track race they did last year.
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tonights (25/07/07) polar expedition was excellent, and they used a toyota again!!!!
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yeh i watched that! It was well cool!
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They are taking some more car-boats across the channel next!
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watched that north pole trip...got to say thou for once I kinda wished the car had failed not in a bad way to injure, just failed. I know like most stunts they have done it's just to entertain, but many people have come unstuck on this north pole challenge, I think I would feel horrified if I had trekked to the pole and only just survived...then seen on tv it being done so cavalier in a truck, one hand on the wheel the other on your glass containing your favorite tipple...I know behined the screens there is an armada of helpers plus perhaps some cheating going on plus a nuclear sub sat on the cap, but..........................
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They are taking some more car-boats across the channel next!
They have done it, Clarkson made it.

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They have done it, Clarkson made it.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2...330532,00.html


I had seen that but I didn't want to spoil it for anyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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"The stunt, on BBC2 this autumn, did not amuse coastguards who branded it “totally irresponsible”."

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I have some photos of the vehicles if you want them
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