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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chaps the reason they called it The Grand Tour according to Clarkson was because it's an acrynom for Top Gear Two.

Haven't seen any of it. I saw the opening sequence of ep1 as someone uploads added it to YouTube but that's it. Sounds like I'm not missing much. I figured it would be more tired formula.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

isysman wrote:
Chaps the reason they called it The Grand Tour according to Clarkson was because it's an acrynom for Top Gear Two.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CFo wrote:
isysman wrote:
Chaps the reason they called it The Grand Tour according to Clarkson was because it's an acrynom for Top Gear Two.


Top Gear two has a p and a w in it for starters...

and Grand Tour has a u in it...

Good luck with those crosswords Floor


errr... acronym not anagram. Floor that was like throwing a custard pie in your own face!
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'The Grand Tour' to me sounds very much the name an american would come up with. I doubt the trio choose the name. If they did it would be a less subtle stab at the BBC. Something like 'Next Gear'... Yes give me a minute I'll come up with something better but you get my point I'm sure
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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errr... acronym not anagram. Floor that was like throwing a custard pie in your own face!


Yup. I realised as soon as I hit submit. Maybe I was put off by isysman's spelling? frustrated
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CFo wrote:
Jcx wrote:


errr... acronym not anagram. Floor that was like throwing a custard pie in your own face!


Yup. I realised as soon as I hit submit. Maybe I was put off by your spelling? frustrated


not my spelling pal. not this time anyway...
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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not my spelling pal. not this time anyway...


Yep, not my day, edited 2 minutes before your post.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CFo wrote:
Jcx wrote:


errr... acronym not anagram. Floor that was like throwing a custard pie in your own face!


Yup. I realised as soon as I hit submit. Maybe I was put off by isysman's spelling? frustrated


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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"I played all the right notes, just not necessarily in the right order!" - Eric Morecambe


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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not my spelling pal. not this time anyway...


Yep, not my day, edited 2 minutes before your post.


I should be slower... Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ep 4, bit better as they actually had a GT3 RS and it wasn't slated by JC, rest of it was rubbish as per.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This week's episode redeemed itself a bit
I quite enjoyed the Ford vs fezza history lesson Thumb certainly worth the watch this week I thought
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

996lee wrote:
This week's episode redeemed itself a bit
I quite enjoyed the Ford vs fezza history lesson Thumb certainly worth the watch this week I thought


Yeah, agree, more cars, fewer stupid bits.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just finally saw episode 1, in a word, brilliant. Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been out of action for the last 6 weeks with a ruptured Achilles - no driving the Porsche for me but I have managed a lot of TV....

Worked my way through this series and IMHO Clarkson and Co are taking the pi$$ in terms of value for money from Amazon - it looks more and more staged and scripted and is just not funny any longer...
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikeluke wrote:
I've been out of action for the last 6 weeks with a ruptured Achilles - no driving the Porsche for me but I have managed a lot of TV....

Worked my way through this series and IMHO Clarkson and Co are taking the pi$$ in terms of value for money from Amazon - it looks more and more staged and scripted and is just not funny any longer...


Tend to agree, usually about 10 minutes worth watching in any hour.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Recently I have started to skip the nonsense and watch the car reviews. Has cut my viewing time down but 90% at least. I just can't tolerate the pointless stuff anymore, maybe I need an implant of humor or something.

On the other hand I am looking forward to seeing more content either online or on TV from Chris Harris or Rory Reid. Failing that I will continue to watch Obsessed Garage, Mr JWW, Nick Murray (he needs to hurry and get his 911 already!) and others on YouTube.
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