All Episode Links Removed due to DMCA Take-Down Notice
Posted July 18th, 2014 at 00:43 by Quiky in FinalGear.com, Top Gear, Top Gear Australia
While FinalGear.com does not host any torrents or copyright infringing material, we have had to disable all episode links due to a DMCA Take-Down covering every Top Gear (and spin offs) episode.
Demand for Immediate Take-Down: Notice of Infringing
Dear Sir / Madam,
BBC Worldwide Consumer Products, Soda Pictures has received
information that the domain listed above, which appears to
be on servers under your control, is offering unlicensed
copies of, or is engaged in other unauthorized activities
relating to copyrighted works owned by BBC Worldwide
Identification of copyrighted works:
Top Gear Australia
Top Gear America
BBC Worldwide Consumer Products
Statement of authority:
The information contained within this notice is accurate,
and I hereby certify under penalty of perjury that I am
authorized to act on behalf of BBC Worldwide Consumer
Products, the owner of the copyright(s) in the work(s)
I have a good faith belief that none of the materials or
activities listed above have been authorized by BBC
Worldwide Consumer Products, its agents or the law.
We hereby give notice of these activities to you and
request that you take expeditious action to remove or
disable access to the material described above, and thereby
prevent the unauthorized distribution of the work(s) via
your companys network.
We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.
Peter O Rourke
Director Of Intelligence & Investigations Federation
Against Copyright Theft firstname.lastname@example.org
T: +44 (0)20 8891 1217
F: +44 (0)20 8892 7845
For and on behalf of:-
BBC Worldwide Consumer Products
33 Foley Street
Join Us For A Drive On June 21st Near Seattle, WA
Posted May 12th, 2014 at 20:09 by Viper007Bond in FG.com Meets
If you’re anywhere near Seattle on June 21st
or 22nd (we haven’t decided yet), consider joining me and some members of our forums for a day trip around the similar to this. Please note that this won’t be a race — we’ll just be going for a cruise to enjoy the day and hopefully the nice weather. Everyone is welcome as long as they behave themselves.
For more details and to weigh in on which of the two days you’d prefer (Saturday or Sunday), please drop by this thread on our forums.
Hope to see you there!
UPDATE: We’re doing this Saturday, June 21st!
We’re Back! Sorry About The Downtime
Posted May 3rd, 2014 at 07:22 by Viper007Bond in FG.com Forums, FinalGear.com
As you may have noticed, our site was offline for a day or two due to a hardware failure. Our host has finally swapped out the faulty piece and we’ve restored the server. Everything should be back to 100% now.
Apologies for the downtime and thank you for being patient!
Past T-Shirt Designs Available For Purchase
Posted March 15th, 2014 at 00:00 by Viper007Bond in FG.com Store
This post has been bumped to the top incase any of you missed it in the past. Help support this site by buying a shirt!
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!
We’re Back On Facebook
Posted February 3rd, 2014 at 02:03 by Viper007Bond in FinalGear.com
Years ago I accidentally lost access to the old Facebook page I had created for the site. I saw a few people still posting to it, especially today, and figured I’d properly set up a new one for those who are interested. You can find it right here.
While you’re at it, you should also like the official Top Gear UK, Top Gear US, and Fifth Gear Facebook pages.
Additionally we also have a Twitter account that you can follow.
We will be syndicating content posted here to both Twitter and Facebook which should make it easier for you to keep up to date with what’s going on here at FinalGear.com.
UPDATE: Turns out one of our forum moderators still had access to our old Facebook page (oops!) but we’re going to go ahead and stick with this newly created page. The old one only had about 2000 likes anyway and had a poor URL.
Should We Change What Filename Format We Use For Releases?
Posted January 16th, 2014 at 21:26 by Viper007Bond in FinalGear.com
Currently we release episodes with filenames that look like this:
Top Gear - [20x06] - 2013.08.04 [FoV].mp4
I’m considering switching to using the Scene‘s naming convention, like this:
What are your thoughts on the matter? Please leave them in this forum thread and poll on our forums. Thanks!
FinalGear.com Is Now 10 Years Old!
Posted October 24th, 2013 at 19:00 by Viper007Bond in FinalGear.com
FinalGear.com in it’s various forms over the years is turning 10 years old today, give or take. I can’t remember exactly when I started up Gear.Viper007Bond.com, as the site was originally known, but it was late October 2003 that much I know for sure.
I’d just like to thank everyone that has been involved with the site over the years.
- Vuk for getting me hooked on Top Gear and supplying episode rips in the early years. If it weren’t for him, I would have never started this site.
- The various people who helped me keep the site and downloads online in the early years of this site. I’ll refrain from mentioning them to protect their anonymity but they know who they are and how awesome they are.
- Quiky for helping me run the site and the forums as well as running our store which directly covers the costs associated with running this site.
- PacketCollision for being our awesome systems administrator and making sure the site stays online.
- All of our current and past forum moderators who help keep our awesome forums going.
- The BBC, the History channel, Channel Five, and the Discovery network for putting up with us and being cool enough to realize that we don’t mean any harm. We’re just big fans of all of their shows!
- Lastly you! Without you visiting this site, there wouldn’t be much need for it to be online.
I’m sure I’m forgetting some people from that list — forgive me, it’s not intentional. I’m just forgetful.
If you’d like to read a short history of this site, I’ve assembled one on our forums going through how this site started and evolved over the years.
Thanks again for visiting and here’s to another great 10 years!
FinalGear.com Pacific Northwest USA Meetup: September 21st
Posted August 27th, 2013 at 23:20 by Viper007Bond in FG.com Meets
If you live in Seattle, Portland, or Vancouver BC, consider joining us for a drive on September 21st around Puget Sound.
We haven’t finalized the route yet but are currently thinking something along the lines of this route. I suspect some people will break off at the halfway point and take a ferry back to Seattle.
If this is something that interests you, please post in the meetup thread on our forums so we can get an idea of the size of the attendance.
Don’t live in this part of the world? Then consider starting up your own driving meet in your part of the world.
FinalGear.com Meets This Summer/Fall
Posted July 16th, 2013 at 00:09 by Viper007Bond in FG.com Meets
With the weather finally starting to be great, a lot of members of our forums are planning meetups where a bunch of visitors to this website meet up and then go for a drive somewhere cool.
If you’re near any of these locations, drop by the above linked threads and say hi! Or maybe start your own meetup near your home city!
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.