Top Gear: Behind The Scenes Videos
Posted November 25th, 2009 at 09:26 by Viper007Bond in Top Gear, TopGear.com
TopGear.com currently has some really great new videos on their site that go way behind the scenes of the show, as never seen before. Well worth watching.
- 14×01: Part 1 — behind the scenes of filming an episode with Top Gear’s studio director
- 14×01: Part 2 — behind the scenes of filming Eric Bana’s lap
- 14×02: Michael Sheen — James and Richard chat backstage while Jeremy interviews Eric Bana
- 14×02: Fizzing Sensation — James attempts to better explain the feeling he gets in his pants when he’s around exciting cars
- 14×02: Wind Tunnel — further video of Jeremy, James, and Richard wind tunnel testing their electric car
Porsche Shooting Brake Hoax By TopGear.com America
Posted August 14th, 2009 at 11:26 by Viper007Bond in TopGear.com
You may or may not remember that Porsche shooting brake mule video that surfaced on TopGear.com in early July:
It was picked up by various websites, including Jalopnik. Well, turns out it was all a hoax as a sort of going away present from the TopGear.com American editorial staff before they got let go. Pretty damn good (but not perfect) hoax if you ask me.
You can read more about how they did it at the NY Times and Jalopnik.
Well done guys.
How To Get Top Gear Tickets
Posted April 1st, 2009 at 00:42 by Viper007Bond in Top Gear, TopGear.com
TopGear.com has a little guide on how getting tickets works. Even though the waiting list is years long, they use a lottery system to randomly give out tickets to people on the list, regardless of how long you’ve been waiting. More details and links to how to sign up can be found there.
TopGear.com US’s “Project Sipster” Results Are In
Posted March 31st, 2009 at 06:53 by Viper007Bond in TopGear.com
TopGear.com’s US branch has finished their previously mentioned highly economic car. Did they meet their goal of 70 MPG? Find out over on TopGear.com by reading their write-up or by watching their video summary.
TopGear.com US Launches Games
Posted March 17th, 2009 at 11:15 by Viper007Bond in TopGear.com
Bored at work? TopGear.com’s US portal has launched some Top Gear related games. Good way to kill time when you should be doing something else instead.
TopGear.com America Building 70 MPG Car
Posted February 21st, 2009 at 03:01 by Viper007Bond in TopGear.com
The American branch of TopGear.com is currently converting a 1981 Volkswagen Rabbit Diesel into an eco-friendly car that will get 70 miles per gallon, do 0-60 in less than 7 seconds, and for a total cost of $7,000. Should be quite an interesting project. You can find the first article of what I assume will be many on their site.
TopGear.com Reveals The Stig Is Actually Graham Hill
Posted January 22nd, 2009 at 14:01 by Viper007Bond in Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear, TopGear.com
It seems that the Telegraph was wrong in their recent article. TopGear.com has come out to officially reveal that the Stig is none of other than dead legendary racer Graham Hill! Turns out his death in the 1970’s was actually faked and he’s been hiding out in a bush ever since.
They also revealed that the chairman of crisis-hit Royal Bank of Scotland, Sir Tom McKillop as well as Barack Obama have also taken turns portraying the Stig.
Most shocking of all though is a scandal that has surfaced in which Clarkson has been exposed as a big liar after claiming that the Stig had magnetic knees. Turns out it isn’t true according to a smart scientist. Shame on you Clarkson for lying to us all.
Andy Reflects On This Past Year Of Top Gear And What’s To Come
Posted December 31st, 2008 at 01:27 by Viper007Bond in Andy Wilman, Top Gear, TopGear.com
Andy Wilman, the executive producer of Top Gear, has blogged about this past year, FinalGear.com, and the budget cut facing them for 2009 and what they’re going to do about it.
[...] personally I think the Summer run was patchy – didn’t find its feet until the Shit Alfas film in show 3, but rocked from then on – I mean Japan, TG versus the Germans – quality stuff there. As for this just finished Autumn run, I was crapping myself going into it cos we only had eight weeks to prepare, but in the end I’m very happy with it.
I think Star in a Car found its feet again after the less than successful “Two at a Time” experiment. All it takes is good guests really, and people of Boris’s calibre are just that. So we’ll continue SIARPC in this vein for a while (probably should change the car though) and I know that will annoy some of the Final Gearheads, but lads, we can’t make all of this show for you, and whilst I am genuinely interested to know what a 19 year old Skyline fanatic in Oregon thinks of the Japan race, at the end of the day I’m not that bothered about his opinion on Harry Enfield.
Make sure to read the full article for the rest.
TopGear.com Video Region Blocking Back In Effect
Posted December 20th, 2008 at 14:16 by Viper007Bond in TopGear.com
Those TopGear.com videos didn’t stay region free for too long — they’re blocked once again. However, there is a little trick you can use to get around the UK-only limiter.
Top Gear Uncut For 12×06 (Region Free!)
Posted December 17th, 2008 at 07:20 by Viper007Bond in Top Gear, TopGear.com
Looks like the previous videos being made UK-only was either a fluke or all the complaints decided to make them not do it again. Either way, here’s three videos from 12×06 for you that are region free thanks to TopGear.com:
Thanks to everyone who sent in tips!