Great episode! My wife really isn't into cars but she enjoys Top Gear. I like that they showed Tanner's footwork when he drifted the Z06.
Great way to open the season. Rutledge, your helmet looked a little snug...I have a big head so I know how that feels
Was fun trying to figure out the areas you were driving through while in Detroit. One scene while you guys were driving, I played in slow motion because I thought I saw a Jet's Pizza in the background (awesome pizza btw). It was the one at 23 & Schoenherr Road about 3 miles from me. Then I pressed play only to see you guys a mile further down the street testing the tear gas at the shooting range I use. Small world
The Z06 looks so mean and the entire 'Vette vs Triumph was very well shot/choreographed.
It's TV, you're not going to find a scripted television show that does sh!t in one take, it's impossible.
I don't have a problem with it, it entertained me and that's all that really matters to me. Also, regardless of the amount of skid marks on the road if anyone of had 10x the amount it still wouldn't be nearly as good....
I thoroughly enjoyed this episode. I loved that it was actually a honest (for TG) look at these three new contenders in the pursuit category - though I really wanted the Stig to show back up in his Odyssey once the trio had their new rides.
Top Gear has proven any car chase scene involving a Corvette can be awesome. TGUK's Vette vs. Fiesta in a mall comes to mind - though I don't remember there already being skidmarks in that mall. The final chase reminded me a bit of Gymkhana for sure. Tanner is an amazing driver - I'd really like to see Tanner vs. Stig at some point.
Fun episode, though. When I heard they were doing a cop car episode, I thought they were going to do a rehash of the Top Gear UK episode where the guys had to buy cheap cars and turn then into cop cars. I'm glad they did something different.
I really enjoyed the episode. I didn't want to read this thread until I saw it. Like people have posted, the filming and gotten a lot better. I like where this show is headed. I ROFL'd when Tanner was telling his story of the clown nose...lol. If I were a cop I'd probably break down laughing and just give the guy a warning. Thought the whole segment about cop cars was pretty cool. Sucks that Tanner left Rutledge's door open, I really wanted to see if the Caprice would be able to go the 5 minutes with the tear gas. Corvette chase was pretty cool, especially the drifiting and the end. All in all the show has really come together and I can't wait for the upcoming episodes. It would be cool if Rutledge could give a shout out to the VWVORTEX community during one of the shows.
The cinematography and composition was leaps and bounds ahead of the previous series. The overall episode was great too. The absence of the studio segment was good too - those were always a bit awkward.
Now... you need to get rid of the 1 minute rehash after each commercial break!
I swear, some of these shows could be a 30 minute program.
- One minute rehash
- Five minutes of content
- One minute preview of the next five minutes of content