Remember no more, for now you may bear witness. Both feats of engineering mediocrity are now available for close-up inspection at the World of Top Gear exhibition in Beaulieu, Hants.
Our money-saving snowbine and double-decker racers join other august Top Gear creations, including – amongst others – the Reliant Robin rocket, ski-jump Mini, caravan airship, Hammerhead Eagle i-thrust electric car and Jeremy’s amphibious Toyboata Hilux.
Beaulieu’s open every day of the year apart from Christmas Day, so there’s no excuse not to go and gawp. For more information telephone 01590 612345 or click here
RE: Watching together and sharing the experience :)
We start tomorrow Thursday at 10 pm EST (3 am GMT) This week we’re watching Series 10 Episode 7
-Here’s what you need to do:
This is the list with links to pretty much every TG episode and special. Since the website where they’re uploaded separates the video into 6 parts, you have to open it in 6 different tabs or windows. In each of those tabs, click on a different segment. Pause them and let the videos load before it’s time to watch it, otherwise they may freeze later. Doing this we avoid having to wait between parts.
“Men hero-worship him. Women - rather more surprisingly, given his Russell Brand hair and hard little paunch - want to mother him. One female fan recently sent him a homemade marzipan James May doll. “I don’t imagine I’m any sort of a sex symbol. But there is a certain type of women who sees me in the way I see a slightly shabby Jaguar XJS. “But I’ve not quite been stalked. It’s usually men, to be honest. They’ll come up and bore me silly in the pub, asking, ‘What’s the best car you’ve ever driven?’ or ‘Should I trade my Golf in for an Astra?’ Yes, it’s irritating but I try to be nice. I see it as part of the job. I can’t just stop being that chap off Top Gear. And most people are perfectly civil.”“”
From the Sunday Mirror, 16/09/07.
Um, there are many things I’d like to do to him; mothering isn’t one of them. And James, some of us DO see you as a sex symbol. You are a very sexy man. Mmmm.
My mom found a ‘96 BMW 318i online, and told me she wants to visit it tomorrow. I was like “Mom you know it’s rear wheel drive..?” But apparently she’s ok with that because it’s a BMW… so still no mustang for me :P
But I’m super excited because it’s a convertible!! And hey its a freekin BMW, how many people get to say their first car was a Beemer? I hope I do! :D
I have bad news. My car, the little rust-bucket which shall from henceforth be known as “my first car” bit the dust today. It coughed up blood midweek, spent days on its deathbed, and today was declared undrivable. By me. But hell, it’s my car, and if I refuse to drive it it must be bad.
It was one of those vehicles with character. In the 10 monthsa I owned it, it took me and Becky to Kendal - my first festival - and back. It went to Cambridge, the 200 mile round-trip the first time I’d driven anywhere alone for so long. It took a load of giddy students to laser-quest for Andy’s b’day, and took myself and Ryan/Andy to-and-from Nottingham over the winter. It gave me a proper sense of independence, and a real epiphany of what being grown up is about.
I know I’m waffling on about a chunk of metal and plastic, and I am certainly not a car-guy. Those machines make very little sense to me. But it was a stepping stone in my growing up, it was a great little convenience, and it has seen almost 16 years well.
It’s a 2000 Audi A4 Quattro. Silver. 155k miles. Interior is spotless! Steering, brakes, power, everything is great! Just hoping there are no hidden problems… But the guy we are buying it from works at the car dealership my mom goes to for her Acura, so he seemed trustworthy!
Aaaah I’m so happy! I’ll be bringing it home hopefully tomorrow and if not definitely by friday! I’ll post pictures asap! :D
Cindy, Shannon, and I decided to drive home in Shannon’s tiny two-door Acura at the end of this semester. This finally happened three days ago! We’ve all been through the 13-hour drive at least once before (although I don’t remember mine…), but it was our first time doing it with just friends.
I think it was agreed upon by everyone that the trip is much more bearable with just friends than with family…
The front seat… you can’t see Tofu, but he’s somewhere up there too.
Shannon is a trooper. I think she drove over 10 hours that day…
Then… Cindy took over!
And……………. I just sat in the back, being worthless.
Two New Yorkers gave a taxi driver the fare of a lifetime to drive them across the United States to Los Angeles. John Belitsky, an investment banker, and Dan Wuebben, an English profesor, said they wanted to do something ‘magical’ so they hired Mohammed Alam at New York’s La Guardia airport for the 3,000 mile road trip. The fare would have cost $17,000 but the driver agreed to an advance payment of $5000. The trip included a stop in Las Vegas where the pair won $2000. It’s not clear who got the benefit of their good luck.
I can’t help wondering if the taxi driver was happy or sad as he took a lonely journey back to his home in New York.