History Awesome / TopGear

26th Aug '16 2:23:04 AM axle-k89
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** From the start, Hammond and May were doing everything they could to make the fuel last, from managing tire pressure, to meticulously planning their routes, shedding as much weight as possible, to holding their bladder till they reached the Chunnel. Clarkson gunned it from the start and wasted as much fuel and power as possible. When he realized that he had passed his home and still had plenty of fuel he reaffirmed his position, if he really had the chance to win he was going to really try. The race had the slowest and most frustrating (for Clarkson) lead change in Top Gear (and most likely race) history. In the end Hammond made it first and Clarkson was right behind him. May having chosen a longer route to avoid possible traffic was 45 minutes late. The amazing thing is they all made it, though The Stig stole Hammond's moment.

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** From the start, Hammond and May were doing everything they could to make the fuel last, from managing tire pressure, to meticulously planning their routes, shedding as much weight as possible, to holding their bladder till they reached the Chunnel. Clarkson gunned it from the start and wasted as much fuel and power as possible. When he realized that he had passed his home and still had plenty of fuel he reaffirmed his position, if he really had the chance to win he was going to really try. The race had the slowest and most frustrating (for Clarkson) lead change in Top Gear (and most likely race) history. In the end Hammond made it first and Clarkson was right behind him. May having chosen a longer route to avoid possible traffic was 45 minutes late. The amazing thing is they all made it, though The Stig stole Hammond's moment.
moment. They all acknowledge that it's incredible that Jeremy's Jag made it despite his uneconomical driving, and it was even found that after the race, there was enough left in it to do ''another 120 miles''. Just... wow.
9th Aug '16 8:28:46 PM cernex
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** For the record, the Toyota Hilux in question survived being driven down a set of concrete stairs, being submerged in the ocean for hours[[note]]accidentally. The line holding the Hilux to the shore broke ater the tide raised too much. They had to use scuba divers to recover it.[[/note]], being dropped from a crane, having a trailer dropped on it ''by'' a crane, being driven through another trailer, being hit with a wrecking ball, being '''set on fire''', and for the piece-de-resistance, being chained to the roof of a 22-story building that was then '''''demolished'''''. After every instance, it was able to be started again and driven after a few minutes' work[[note]]Reconnecting disconnected cables, etc. The only part they ''had to'' replace was the windshield, since the first one got lost when the Hilux was submerged in the ocean. It was not only illegal, but very dangerous to drive the Hilux without it.[[/note]] by a mechanic not allowed to use any replacement parts and restricted only to a few simple hand tools. The Indestructible Toyota Hilux currently resides in a place of honor in the Top Gear studio, atop a dais. And how did they get it on that dais? '''''They drove it into the studio.'''''

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** For the record, the Toyota Hilux in question survived being driven down a set of concrete stairs, being submerged in the ocean for hours[[note]]accidentally. The line holding the Hilux to the shore broke ater the tide raised too much. They had to use scuba divers to recover it.[[/note]], being dropped from a crane, having a trailer dropped on it ''by'' a crane, being driven through another trailer, being hit with a wrecking ball, being '''set on fire''', and for the piece-de-resistance, being chained to the roof of a 22-story building that was then '''''demolished'''''. After every instance, it was able to be started again and driven after a few minutes' work[[note]]Reconnecting disconnected cables, etc. The [[/note]] by a mechanic not allowed to use any replacement parts[[note]]The only part they ''had to'' replace was the windshield, since the first one got lost when the Hilux was submerged in the ocean. It was not only illegal, but very dangerous to drive the Hilux without it.[[/note]] by a mechanic not allowed to use any replacement parts and restricted only to a few simple hand tools. The Indestructible Toyota Hilux currently resides in a place of honor in the Top Gear studio, atop a dais. And how did they get it on that dais? '''''They drove it into the studio.'''''
9th Aug '16 8:27:24 PM cernex
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** For the record, the Toyota Hilux in question survived being driven down a set of concrete stairs, being submerged in the ocean for hours[[note]accidentally. The line holding the Hilux to the shore broke ater the tide raised too much. They had to use scuba divers to recover it.[[/note], being dropped from a crane, having a trailer dropped on it ''by'' a crane, being driven through another trailer, being hit with a wrecking ball, being '''set on fire''', and for the piece-de-resistance, being chained to the roof of a 22-story building that was then '''''demolished'''''. After every instance, it was able to be started again and driven after a few minutes' work[[note]]Reconnecting disconnected cables, etc. The only part they ''had to'' replace was the windshield, since the first one got lost when the Hilux was submerged in the ocean. It was not only illegal, but very dangerous to drive the Hilux without it.[[/note]] by a mechanic not allowed to use any replacement parts and restricted only to a few simple hand tools. The Indestructible Toyota Hilux currently resides in a place of honor in the Top Gear studio, atop a dais. And how did they get it on that dais? '''''They drove it into the studio.'''''

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** For the record, the Toyota Hilux in question survived being driven down a set of concrete stairs, being submerged in the ocean for hours[[note]accidentally.hours[[note]]accidentally. The line holding the Hilux to the shore broke ater the tide raised too much. They had to use scuba divers to recover it.[[/note], [[/note]], being dropped from a crane, having a trailer dropped on it ''by'' a crane, being driven through another trailer, being hit with a wrecking ball, being '''set on fire''', and for the piece-de-resistance, being chained to the roof of a 22-story building that was then '''''demolished'''''. After every instance, it was able to be started again and driven after a few minutes' work[[note]]Reconnecting disconnected cables, etc. The only part they ''had to'' replace was the windshield, since the first one got lost when the Hilux was submerged in the ocean. It was not only illegal, but very dangerous to drive the Hilux without it.[[/note]] by a mechanic not allowed to use any replacement parts and restricted only to a few simple hand tools. The Indestructible Toyota Hilux currently resides in a place of honor in the Top Gear studio, atop a dais. And how did they get it on that dais? '''''They drove it into the studio.'''''
9th Aug '16 8:26:36 PM cernex
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** For the record, the Toyota Hilux in question survived being driven down a set of concrete stairs, being submerged in the ocean for hours, being dropped from a crane, having a trailer dropped on it ''by'' a crane, being driven through another trailer, being hit with a wrecking ball, being '''set on fire''', and for the piece-de-resistance, being chained to the roof of a 22-story building that was then '''''demolished'''''. After every instance, it was able to be started again and driven after a few minutes' work[[note]]Reconnecting disconnected cables, etc.[[/note]] by a mechanic not allowed to use any replacement parts and restricted only to a few simple hand tools. The Indestructible Toyota Hilux currently resides in a place of honor in the Top Gear studio, atop a dais. And how did they get it on that dais? '''''They drove it into the studio.'''''

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** For the record, the Toyota Hilux in question survived being driven down a set of concrete stairs, being submerged in the ocean for hours, hours[[note]accidentally. The line holding the Hilux to the shore broke ater the tide raised too much. They had to use scuba divers to recover it.[[/note], being dropped from a crane, having a trailer dropped on it ''by'' a crane, being driven through another trailer, being hit with a wrecking ball, being '''set on fire''', and for the piece-de-resistance, being chained to the roof of a 22-story building that was then '''''demolished'''''. After every instance, it was able to be started again and driven after a few minutes' work[[note]]Reconnecting disconnected cables, etc. The only part they ''had to'' replace was the windshield, since the first one got lost when the Hilux was submerged in the ocean. It was not only illegal, but very dangerous to drive the Hilux without it.[[/note]] by a mechanic not allowed to use any replacement parts and restricted only to a few simple hand tools. The Indestructible Toyota Hilux currently resides in a place of honor in the Top Gear studio, atop a dais. And how did they get it on that dais? '''''They drove it into the studio.'''''
23rd May '16 5:35:17 AM RezaMaulana98
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** Mind you, the first time Hamilton did his lap he did cut at least one corner (Hammerhead, helping his line and exit quite a bit), and between the Stig's lap and Lewis' second lap the track had been partly resurfaced and seemed faster overall. Ever since Rubens beat the Stig, [[spoiler: three other drivers have managed it as well, including Sebastien Vettel, Mark Webber, and the aforementioned Lewis Hamilton.]]

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** Mind you, the first time Hamilton did his lap he did cut at least one corner (Hammerhead, helping his line and exit quite a bit), and between the Stig's lap and Lewis' second lap the track had been partly resurfaced and seemed faster overall. Ever since Rubens beat the Stig, [[spoiler: three four other drivers have managed it as well, including Sebastien Vettel, Mark Webber, and the aforementioned Lewis Hamilton.Hamilton, and Daniel Ricciardo.]]
16th May '16 8:24:16 AM MegaMarioMan
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The "[[TopGear poky little motoring show]] on Creator/{{BBC}}-2" may be quite a laugh, but it is often more...

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The "[[TopGear "[[Series/TopGear poky little motoring show]] on Creator/{{BBC}}-2" may be quite a laugh, but it is often more...
31st Mar '16 4:44:57 PM maxwellsilver
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* In the 'Ashes' challenge against the Top Gear Australia team, Hammond is given a Transit van which proves to easily win the race against the Aussies' V8 UTE...thanks to the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaguar_XJ220 Jaguar XJ220]] engine in the back. Doubles as a SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}} thanks to Clarkson's RefugeInAudacity when the Australians open the back of the van:

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* In the 'Ashes' challenge against the Top Gear Australia team, Hammond is given a Transit van which proves to easily win the race against the Aussies' V8 UTE...thanks to the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaguar_XJ220 Jaguar XJ220]] engine in the back. Doubles as a SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}} thanks to Clarkson's RefugeInAudacity comment when the Australians open the back of the van:



* The Top Gear crew ask: "Is a [[DamageProofVehicle Toyota Hilux]][[note]]Tacoma in the U.S.[[/note]] really indestructible?" in three separate segments over two episodes. The answer? Yes. Yes, it is.

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* The Top Gear crew ask: "Is a [[DamageProofVehicle Toyota Hilux]][[note]]Tacoma Hilux]][[note]]Closest equivalent is the Tacoma in the U.S.[[/note]] and Japan[[/note]] really indestructible?" in three separate segments over two episodes. The answer? Yes. Yes, it is.



--> '''[[DeadpanSnarker May, to Ramsay after the judge pronounced James the winner]]:''' Are you any good at driving?

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--> '''[[DeadpanSnarker May, '''May, to Ramsay after the judge pronounced James the winner]]:''' winner:''' Are you any good at driving?
27th Sep '15 8:40:08 PM deimos415
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* Generally speaking - as mentioned above, Richard's skill at car repair: he's managed to render he's co-workers speechless numerous times with his ability to keep cars working when they should otherwise be utterly shot:
** The above mentioned repair of Oliver during the first Africa special; the entirety of the engine bay was essentially flooded and ruined - fixed and replaced overnight.
** The constant maintenance of his Toyota Land Cruiser in the Bolivia Special; keeping it running until it was basically dragging itself along (with a shattered diff, no clutch, and a myriad of other issues) all to the very last challenge when it was ''finally'' beyond even ''his'' ability.
** Arguably the least troublesome vehicle he'd had in these - managing to take care of the water damage done to his motorbike (of his own doing) during the Vietnam Special.
** His miraculous repair of his Subaru in the second Africa special; somehow managing to fix the wheels which were turned in completely opposite directions from his steering wheel.
** Finally, much like the Land Cruiser, his constant maintenance on his chosen Mustang during the Patagonia special; a car which was riddled with constant problems all the way through the run from the start, unlike the Land Cruiser which got problems gradually.
24th Aug '15 4:37:10 AM Meneth
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* The singe-tank economy race from Basel, Switzerland to Blackpool, United Kingdom. They were all to choose the car they would take on the race.

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* The singe-tank single-tank economy race from Basel, Switzerland to Blackpool, United Kingdom. They were all to choose the car they would take on the race.
28th Jun '15 2:42:34 PM Euan2000
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* In the final Top Gear challenge with the original trio, Jeremy is so determined [[ItMakesSenseInContext to not be an after dinner speaker]], he saws his 4 by 4 in half and rides the front half the rest of the way to the finish line after it got stuck.
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