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      03-21-2012 09:34 AM #876
      This episode looked like a lot of fun to film! Driving a FWD car minus the rear wheels had to be a blast. Surprised Adam wasn't hurt when driving straight into the rear of that car while doing slalom.
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      03-21-2012 10:14 AM #877
      Did Tanner go out of his way to find a Player's Only jacket for his Corvette theme?
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      03-21-2012 10:23 AM #878
      In regards to the Corvette, I assume that that the exhaust exiting from under the driver side towards the front of the car, suggesting that it was still front engine'd. I just assumed that the engine had been moved to the back, rather than deal with the complications of a 35' drive shaft, but the drive shaft hump that ran the length of the car suggested otherwise. Any details on the setup?
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      03-21-2012 10:25 AM #879
      This was one of my favorite Top Gear UK episodes and the US guys did a fantastic job as well, really funny stuff and highly entertaining.

      I was very happy to see the Rabbit pickup back in some of its glory
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      03-21-2012 10:34 AM #880
      really enjoyed last nights episode again. my wife commented that the presenters are doing a much better job with chemistry, obviously as your time together grows, you become better friends...which makes it that much more entertaining.

      the cloris leachman bit was hilarious.

      and making fun of tanner about "length" - size jokes will never get old, especially regarding corvettes.

      i almost wish there was another 10-15 minutes for a fun car review segment or a longer interview. top gear UK has also done tributes before (i just posted the very well liked senna tribute in another thread). i know the presenters don't control a ton of the content or challenges, but we all appreciate Rutledge's efforts in speaking with us...most of us are really enjoying the show.
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      03-21-2012 10:46 AM #881
      Quote Originally Posted by djsheijkdfj View Post
      In regards to the Corvette, I assume that that the exhaust exiting from under the driver side towards the front of the car, suggesting that it was still front engine'd. I just assumed that the engine had been moved to the back, rather than deal with the complications of a 35' drive shaft, but the drive shaft hump that ran the length of the car suggested otherwise. Any details on the setup?
      The engine was obviously in the front with an extended drive shaft.
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      03-21-2012 10:51 AM #882
      Quote Originally Posted by PlatinumGLS View Post
      The engine was obviously in the front with an extended drive shaft.
      It must have been one hell of a drive shaft!
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      03-21-2012 11:28 AM #883
      Quote Originally Posted by Ben.Reilly View Post
      It must have been one hell of a drive shaft!
      I bet it was actually multiple shafts.
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      03-21-2012 12:07 PM #884
      Hey Rut. Did you and Adam take your cars to a shop in Hemet for the modifications?

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      03-21-2012 01:25 PM #885
      I haven't laughed that hard in awhile. That was a great episode....Was one of those Caddy's a diesel? if not it had some nasty knock. Either way, super fun hour of TV. But once again, I don't have HBO do did not care for B-lister in a Suzuki. he was fast, however.

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      03-21-2012 01:33 PM #886
      Quote Originally Posted by Ben.Reilly View Post
      It must have been one hell of a drive shaft!
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      03-21-2012 01:42 PM #887
      I could have watched a whole episode of Cloris Leachman, it would have to be un-edited tho

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      03-21-2012 02:02 PM #888
      Quote Originally Posted by VTECeateR View Post
      But once again, I don't have HBO do did not care for B-lister in a Suzuki. he was fast, however.
      Same. I fast forwarded the entire piece.

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      03-21-2012 02:52 PM #889
      Too bad i don't have History channel. But I did get a chance to watch an episode at my hotel back on the 6th of march IIRC, or it was a re-run. It was the Van's traversing the continental divide. I found it entertaining.

      I honestly wouldn't even try to compair the two, as they are set on two different continents.

      I really just like teh antics and the universal $hit flipping between guys. Cause when a group of guys that know each other well, there is always $hit flipping that is bound to happen.
      We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War's a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off.

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      03-21-2012 03:04 PM #890
      Quote Originally Posted by Non_Affiliated View Post
      Too bad i don't have History channel.
      Aside from the usual internet means, history.com airs the show for webviewers and is usually how I'll watch it since I don't have cable TV anymore. They're usually pretty good at keeping up with showtimes as well, if it's aired on cable it usually airs on the website.
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      What, none of you watch reruns on TV?
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      I don't know about you but, I get angry and shout "IB4TL" when one comes on.

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      03-21-2012 07:17 PM #891
      Quote Originally Posted by Nitzer View Post
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      unless it's a spoiler you don't want to reveal I am pretty sure I saw a C4 Vette limo during the practice laps in the trucks. Future episode?

      Somewhat like this yet the one I saw looked better, more of a traditional limo.
      Watching Tuesday's episode now, and a question I had from the big trucks episode is finally answered. Loving the limos episode.
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      03-22-2012 05:25 AM #892
      Please stop killing Rabbit Pickups

      Or at least redeem yourself by doing something really cool with one on the show
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      03-22-2012 07:47 AM #893
      Quote Originally Posted by GTrabbIt View Post
      Please stop killing Rabbit Pickups

      Or at least redeem yourself by doing something really cool with one on the show
      He went from saying he did not feel the Rabbit truck should of been killed the way it was in first cars to killing two, well killing or re purposing is debatable.
      I think it was pretty darn cool though.
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      03-22-2012 08:38 AM #894
      Quote Originally Posted by GTrabbIt View Post
      Please stop killing Rabbit Pickups

      Or at least redeem yourself by doing something really cool with one on the show
      Like drop a piano on it?


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      03-22-2012 08:53 AM #895
      Quote Originally Posted by Egz View Post
      Like drop a piano on it?
      And waste a perfectly good piano?
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      03-22-2012 01:21 PM #896
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      03-22-2012 01:25 PM #897
      after seeing the trailer for this week's episode, I was like
      but after watching it, I was like
      best "big star, small car" segment yet!

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      03-25-2012 02:27 AM #898
      Quote Originally Posted by abawp View Post
      Aside from the usual internet means, history.com airs the show for webviewers and is usually how I'll watch it since I don't have cable TV anymore. They're usually pretty good at keeping up with showtimes as well, if it's aired on cable it usually airs on the website.
      Ya know what i honestly didn't even think about that. Thanks for the tip.
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      03-25-2012 06:10 PM #899
      We've only got 2 new shows left people!

      Tuesday night is a good one...it's my show, basically...they let me pick the things I wanted to try.

      This is also a show where I ended up in the hospital, so I'll wait and share a fun story about that afterwards.

      I'm hearing good things in hopes of season 3...sounds like we might start shooting in late May. Fingers crossed !
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      03-25-2012 06:23 PM #900
      Why can't I find this airing in Canada? I watched season one when it was out but can't find season two anywhere

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      03-25-2012 06:49 PM #901
      Quote Originally Posted by Rutledge View Post
      We've only got 2 new shows left people!

      Tuesday night is a good one...it's my show, basically...they let me pick the things I wanted to try.

      This is also a show where I ended up in the hospital, so I'll wait and share a fun story about that afterwards.

      I'm hearing good things in hopes of season 3...sounds like we might start shooting in late May. Fingers crossed !
      Keep up the good work!

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      03-25-2012 06:56 PM #902
      Quote Originally Posted by nimmo View Post
      Why can't I find this airing in Canada? I watched season one when it was out but can't find season two anywhere
      It's a bummer, but I don't think season 2 has aired there at all. I've learned that History in Canada is just a name licensing thing, not truly History, so that may be why.

      You should call them and yell at them about it. Don't yell, maybe just a nasty email...not nasty, but you get the picture. Thanks for trying !
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      03-25-2012 08:00 PM #903
      Rut you gotta give a shout out to TCL one of your episodes man!
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      Quote Originally Posted by pepox369 View Post
      Rut you gotta give a shout out to TCL one of your episodes man!
      The poor guy has driven a caddy. . . TWICE, hasn't he suffered enough humiliation by now?

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      03-25-2012 08:22 PM #905
      Do you see Tanner shouting out to Rennlist or Adam to the Iroc-Z/Monte Carlo Aero Coupe boards do you?
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      03-25-2012 08:27 PM #906
      Quote Originally Posted by sullie View Post
      The poor guy has driven a caddy. . . TWICE, hasn't he suffered enough humiliation by now?


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      03-25-2012 09:24 PM #907
      Sounded like the Titanic hitting a iceberg.

      That was funny. Good episode Rut.

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      03-25-2012 10:12 PM #908
      I am sure this has been said - but can you please come with some original content and not re-run real Top Gear skits.

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      03-26-2012 01:59 AM #909
      Quote Originally Posted by 330iZHP View Post
      I am sure this has been said - but can you please come with some original content and not re-run real Top Gear skits.
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      03-26-2012 08:17 AM #910
      Can you guys please, PLEASE destroy an MN-12 T-bird! Make sure it's a V8 or Supercoupe!

      Rut I remember you said you once had one when I spoke to you during one of the in studio filmings for the first season. I just want to see you use one in a challenge.

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