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    1. Member SlowMotion's Avatar
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      10-03-2012 07:05 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by PlatinumGLS View Post
      I need F1 and motorcycle racing (MotoGP; WSBK; AMA).
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    2. 10-03-2012 07:53 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by adrew View Post
      I never watched it after it changed from Speedvision to Speed. I loved the campy old car chase movies they played on the weekends (Lost Drive-In) and all the rally racing and non-NASCAR stuff they showed.

      But I guess it has changed just like all the other cable channels I used to watch, like TLC (only plays things like "Extreme Couponing" and "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" now) and History Channel, which only seems to have things like "Cajun Pawn Stars" and "Swamp People."

      Give me some Modern Marvels or How It's Made, not any of this.
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    3. 10-03-2012 08:12 PM #53
      It's funny people saying how they're bummed that they'll miss the ALMS on SPEED despite the fact it hasn't aired on that channel in 2 years.

    4. 10-03-2012 08:16 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by 1985Jetta View Post
      I used to watch Speed all the time but now everything is on Velocity except for Gearz.
      10-4...Formula 1....the rest is rubbish.

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      10-03-2012 09:14 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by troze1200 View Post
      I want to watch F1, V8 Supercar, Grand-Am, LeMans...how am I going to do that now? If Speed goes and I can't find these shows, I will end cable.
      you said exactly what I wanted to...what other channel is going to televise 20/24 tv hours showing Le Mans. This stinks, hopefully there are internet resources that will pick this up. I'm just gonna move to internet only and no cable soon

    6. 10-03-2012 09:22 PM #56
      Speed suuuuuuucks! But Velocity shows nothing but that blasted Mecum auction and Carini and Wheeler Dealers reruns day and night. Fifth Gear now will be the only thing keeping me watching.
      Quote Originally Posted by Aseras View Post
      I got the (RX8) engine replaced at 112K miles not because it failed but because I hit a pig on the interstate.

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      10-03-2012 09:30 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by the flying grape! View Post
      This doesn't bode well for Formula One. I hope US coverage will continue in some way.
      Fixed for my thoughts.

    8. 10-03-2012 09:37 PM #58
      Is there a new season of "Chasing Classic Cars" coming or is he all done?
      Quote Originally Posted by Aseras View Post
      I got the (RX8) engine replaced at 112K miles not because it failed but because I hit a pig on the interstate.

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      10-03-2012 10:08 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by DJMRDARK View Post

      I'm sure Velocity will get the Rally stuff and Le Mans Speed will stop showing.
      Weeks if not months after it happens....

      I don't see Velocity showing endurance races live neither....despite not showing Sebring, WEC or PLM, Speed still shows Daytona 24 and Le Mans 24, between TV and online coverage, in full and live....

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      10-03-2012 10:12 PM #60
      Fox Sports One?


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      10-03-2012 10:16 PM #61
      Another Speed viewer only for MotoGP and other motorcycle roadracing. As long as that stays I don't care what else they show.
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    12. 10-03-2012 11:44 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by DJMRDARK View Post
      Anything worth seeing is always relegated to odd hours when the employed can't watch, so screw 'em.
      You must really like watching those Lincoln Tech infomercials then. That's about all I get to see on Speed when I get home from work in the AM.

      Not bashing you. Bashing Speed. They to show old races and NASCAR from the '60s which I thought was cool.

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      10-04-2012 12:27 AM #63
      As others stated, SPEED turned to crap when it switched from Speedvision.

      I am wondering if us canadians will get Velocity TV or if we already have access to it?

      I miss the days of CBS coverage of NASCAR with Benny Parsons and Ned Jarrett.
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      10-04-2012 12:47 AM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by adrew View Post
      I never watched it after it changed from Speedvision to Speed. I loved the campy old car chase movies they played on the weekends (Lost Drive-In) and all the rally racing and non-NASCAR stuff they showed.

      But I guess it has changed just like all the other cable channels I used to watch, like TLC (only plays things like "Extreme Couponing" and "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" now) and History Channel, which only seems to have things like "Cajun Pawn Stars" and "Swamp People."

      Give me some Modern Marvels or How It's Made, not any of this.
      I'd pay 10 bucks per month to have the old speedvision back, albeit updated and in HD..

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      10-04-2012 01:01 AM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by Crimping Is Easy View Post
      It's everything you've ever wanted Speed to be but never was.
      Speed was freaking awesome back when it was Speedvision. All kinds of racing, and no NASCAR that I can recall.

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      10-04-2012 02:47 AM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by nickthaskater View Post
      Speed was freaking awesome back when it was Speedvision. All kinds of racing, and no NASCAR that I can recall.
      There was plenty of NASCAR.

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      10-04-2012 06:42 AM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by Woodski View Post
      There was plenty of NASCAR.
      They had NASCAR, but they didn't have the seemingly 8 hours a day of NASCAR Trackside (reruns).
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      10-04-2012 08:28 AM #68
      If any motor show, regardless of its network affiliation, that is supposedly aimed at an audience interested in motor sports goes to the macho or just plain stupid guy reality show toilet searching for an audience or starts wasting everyone's time with endless banter by boring talking heads doing what amounts to infomercials I change sports and go 'surfing'. If I can't find the remote quick enough to mute or switch channels I start yelling - SHUT THE F... UP! So many of these shows make the vehicle a prop rather than the star .
      I'll occasionally watch some of the auction shows [when completely bored] but with the sound off so I needn't listen to the hamster brain commentators or the 'floor rats' trying to intimidate the bidders to spend more foolishly .
      There is plenty of actual racing captured on video each year that would make a weekly motor show a success. Such a show could co-exist with the rest of the crap being sold as motor shows these days. The question is, who's going to sponsor and then air it?
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      10-04-2012 08:51 AM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by Waarp View Post
      Is there a new season of "Chasing Classic Cars" coming or is he all done?
      Saw a promo for a new season last night. New episodes on the 16th.
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    20. 10-04-2012 10:09 AM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by Crimping Is Easy View Post
      Saw a promo for a new season last night. New episodes on the 16th.

      Cool. I caught "Fifth Gear" last nite and the annoying editing gave me a headache. Good to know there's new Carini to fall back on.
      Quote Originally Posted by Aseras View Post
      I got the (RX8) engine replaced at 112K miles not because it failed but because I hit a pig on the interstate.

    21. 10-04-2012 10:15 AM #71
      They better not tape delay F1 either. I love my excuse for not getting wasted Saturday night when I have a race in the morning.

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      10-04-2012 10:41 AM #72
      I still don't understand what everyone is complaining about with Speed and their programming. Here is this Saturday's line up and being fall and the end of many race series for the year it's one of the slower ones.

      It has 4.5 hours of F1
      4 hours of building type shows
      10.5 hours of Nascar coverage
      3 hour of other race stuff (Monterey, All-American Victory, etc)
      2 hours of infomercials

      Yes, Nascar is just under half of the programming on this day but set your DVR for the other 11.5 hours of car related shows. If you go back to earlier this summer there are other big chunks like Grand Am that will add another 3 hours of non Nascar programming. Bunch of babies in here.

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      10-04-2012 10:41 AM #73
      Yes please. They used to do Two Wheel Tuesday and show moto gp races, JGTC races, and everything else cool. Now it's just reneck racing.

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      10-04-2012 11:41 AM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by lip View Post
      I'd pay 10 bucks per month to have the old speedvision back, albeit updated and in HD..
      Another reason I don't watch Speed much anymore is that Comcast dropped it from the HD tier - it's shown only on SD channel and I really hate the 2 second lag for the channel to change.

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      10-04-2012 11:42 AM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by robr2 View Post
      Another reason I don't watch Speed much anymore is that Comcast dropped it from the HD tier - it's shown only on SD channel and I really hate the 2 second lag for the channel to change.
      Are you saying the dropped SPEED HD altogether in your area or just from the tier you are subscribed to? I have Comcast and SPEED HD...

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