Yes, Torrage.com & Zoink.It Are Offline
Posted February 17th, 2013 at 01:50 by Viper007Bond in FinalGear.com
UPDATE: Torrage.com is back online.
We host torrent files on Torrage.com and Zoink.it, two popular torrent hosting services. Zoink.it has been down for a while now (unsure of it’s status) but Torrage.com has been working until it had a presumable temporary hiccup today. Until either returns, please use the magnet link to download the
.torrent file via your BitTorrent client instead. You’ll see it as the third link on the download page.
Have an older BitTorrent client that doesn’t support DHT or magnet links? Try switching to a more modern client such as µTorrent. You can also copy/paste the magnet URL into µTorrent’s “Add Torrent from URL” button if it’s not working in your browser.
Past T-Shirt Designs Available For Purchase
Posted November 25th, 2012 at 00:10 by Viper007Bond in FG.com Store
At least once a year we have a competition to design some great T-shirts and then take pre-orders for the winning designs. Until now, if you missed the pre-order window then you were out of luck forever.
However we are now happy to announce that nearly all of our past T-shirt designs are now available for purchase from the on-demand printing site RedBubble.
Most of the designs are available in both a light style (for being placed on light colored shirts) and a dark style (for being placed on dark colored shirts). Pick your design and then your shirt color and shirt style including girl-style, long sleeve, or even hoodie!. Prices are a bit more expensive than when we did pre-orders because we were able to order in bulk instead of on-demand when we did that. Future shirt designs will still go through this pre-order process in order to keep shirt prices down.
6 Litre Twin Turbo in light and dark shirts
Careless Air in light and dark shirts
Don’t Charge, Supercharge in light and dark shirts
Doppelkupplungsgetriebe in light and dark shirts
Oh Cock in light and dark shirts
Outlines in light and dark shirts
Oversteer in light and dark shirts
Utter Pirates in dark shirts and hoodies
Scandinavian Flick in dark shirts and hoodies
Just Add Dinosaurs in light and dark
… and more!
FinalGear.com Seattle Meet & Drive: August 11th
Posted July 17th, 2012 at 22:11 by Viper007Bond in FG.com Meets
Do you live near Seattle? Or even in Portland (Oregon) or Vancouver, BC? Want to meet up with some fellow Top Gear fans and go on a long but awesome drive around the Cascade Loop? Then join me and some other folks on the morning of August 11th at Exotics At Redmond Town Center. We’ll be meeting up there to check out all of the beautiful cars and then taking off from there at 10 AM for an approximately 400 mile drive along the rivers and over the mountains of northern Washington.
If you’re interested, drop by this thread on our forums and post that you’re interested. You can also just show up unannounced on the 11th but we’re attempting to at least get a rough estimate of how many people will be going with us.
I hope to see you there!
EDIT: 400 miles too much for you? Consider just driving out to Leavenworth with us for lunch and then heading back the same way. That’s only a 200 mile drive but still along an awesome road!
Two New T-Shirt Designs!
Posted February 5th, 2012 at 19:50 by Viper007Bond in FG.com Store
Forum member and all around awesome guy Blayde (check out his store!) has designed two new shirts for our store!
The first is “Gear Head”. It’s available in both a light and dark style as well as iPhone cases.
The second design is “Mechanical Anti-Theft Systems”, joking that a manual transmission will confuse and stop 9 out of 10 American car thieves.
I’m an American but I’m not going to disagree.
If you like these designs or any of our others, please support the site by buying them! Thanks!
UPDATE: Also available now is a two-pack of our logo as a sticker:
In The Portland, Oregon Area? Join Us March 3rd!
Posted January 29th, 2012 at 06:15 by Viper007Bond in FG.com Meets
If you’re in the Portland or Seattle area, please consider joining fellow FinalGear members and me on March 3rd for the first Portland Meetup! We’ll be going out part of the Historic Columbia River Highway to Crown Point and then on to Multnomah Falls.
If going for a drive with some fellow FinalGear folks sounds like a fun time to you, please drop by this forum thread on our forums.
Hope to see you there!
Yes, The Site Is Semi-Broken
Posted December 13th, 2011 at 02:01 by Viper007Bond in FinalGear.com
Whoops, it looks like the upgrade to WordPress 3.3 broke some of the unique, hacky functionality that I have written for specifically this site which is causing episode and season pages to not display properly. I’m working on fixing it — stand by.
UPDATE: Should be fixed now although it may take a few minutes for the caches to fully clear.
Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 23:03 by Viper007Bond in FinalGear.com
Earlier today you may have noticed some bad advertisements running on the site. We were trying out a new ad network called adBrite and it decided to run some spammy ads that when clicked would take you to potentially malicious websites.
While it’s important for us to be able to pay our large server bills, we would never put that ahead of you, our users, or the quality of this site. We apologize for the temporary crap and have once again removed advertisements for the time being until we come up with a better and more reliable solution for paying the bills.
Thanks for your understanding.
2011 FinalGear.com Ringmeet This August 13th & 14th
Posted February 27th, 2011 at 22:11 by Viper007Bond in FG.com Meets
Our annual Nürburgring track meet will be this August 13th and 14th. Previous meets have been reported to be lots of fun. If you’re anywhere in the area and are potentially interested in going, check out the official forum thread.
A Forum Star In A Reasonably Priced Car
Posted December 4th, 2010 at 07:41 by Viper007Bond in FG.com Forums, FinalGear.com
As you probably know, Gran Turismo 5 was released recently for the Playstation 3 and features the Top Gear test track in it. For fun, we’ve decided to start our own lap time board. Can you beat the real lap times? Can you beat our lap times? If you’re interested, check out our official thread for rules and details on how to participate. Good luck!
Just In Time For Top Gear America, A Small Site Overhaul
Posted November 21st, 2010 at 23:18 by Viper007Bond in FinalGear.com
In preparation for tonight’s premiere of Top Gear America (10/9c on History), we have launched an updated version of FinalGear.com. No, it’s still the same old design that is in need to replacing, but the code behind it has been nearly completely rewritten to provide you with more features and to make it easier for us to manage the site.
First off is native support for HD torrents. They’re no longer just manually stuck below the episode’s description. You can see an example with the latest Top Gear episode. Note the new links.
The big advantage of this is that we now how torrent feeds for specific formats! We still have the standard definition torrent feed which contains the 500MB rips of Top Gear as well as Fifth Gear and Top Gear Australia, but we also have new 720p and 1080i feeds. Now all of you HD lovers can have your Top Gear fix automatically downloaded even if you’re away from the computer.
One thing to note though: since Fifth Gear and Top Gear Australia are only available in SD, you’ll still need to use the SD feed to get those shows. µTorrent has great documentation on their RSS feed feature that should be helpful. The basics of it though is to add both the SD feed and a HD feed to your client and then set up some favorite TV shows to download. For Fifth Gear and Top Gear Australia, select to download the show in PDTV format and for Top Gear, select 720p or 1080i rather than HDTV so that the low resolution versions from the SD feed won’t download. You can also post on our forums if you need help setting it up.
Also new are links to buy seasons of Top Gear on DVD or via digital download from Amazon or iTunes. Doing so helps support the shows and in the case of Amazon, also helps support the site. There’s an example of this at the Top Gear season 13 page.
Lastly thanks to the awesome Blayde, we have some refreshed site images including new Top Gear, Fifth Gear, and Top Gear American show banners to the right.
We hope you enjoy the new features and see you in a few hours for the premiere of Top Gear America!