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Corvair on Top Gear US
Posted by: gwydionjhr ()
Date: February 22, 2012 08:49AM

I just found this conversation between one of the hosts of Top Gear US and a follower on Twitter (idlying searching "corvair" on Twitter can have some surprises)


Rutledge Wood@RutledgeWood:
Thanks for watching! Hope you enjoyed! Next week's show is even crazier! I can't wait for u guys to see the Demolition Derby! #TopGear


2h daryle sutton@daryle24
@RutledgeWood great show I love it are you going to Be in the pinto next week #TopGear


Rutledge Wood@RutledgeWood
@daryle24 thanks! I'll be in the corvair! #TopGear


Oh Boy... I just went to the history.com site. The next episode airs Feb 28th 9/8C and it's titled "Dangerous Cars" thumbs down

BUT!

I just found the synopsis....

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The guys try to restore dangerous car's reputations in a series of crazy challenges ending in a demolition derby.

So there might be hope!

Regards,
Joel Rushworth
1961 Rampside w/Deluxe Scamper Camper
1966 Corsized Cdn Monza Coupe
1967 UV #292
"Kick the Hell out of the Status Quo" - Ed Cole



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/29/2012 08:13PM by MattNall.

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Re: Corvair on next weeks Top Gear US
Posted by: slow61 ()
Date: February 22, 2012 08:57AM

Corvair in a demo derby. I don't like it. I already strongly disliked Top Gear America, and I really doubt this is a good thing.

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Re: Corvair on next weeks Top Gear US
Posted by: Yenkos66 ()
Date: February 22, 2012 10:04AM

Yea demo Derby with a corvair involved doesn't sound good.

Alex Moats
Wichita KS
68 500 140 4spd
68 500 110 3spd
Duane Grimm always remembered rip

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Re: Corvair on next weeks Top Gear US
Posted by: Noel Felty ()
Date: February 22, 2012 11:43AM

Well, the good thing is, even if it is bad, there won't be too many people watching! Lets hope they get some facts and know the difference between an early and a late model. More that likely they will do as much as they can to make it look disastrous. Lets hope not and hope it holds up to the testing. It will probably flip its belt off, drop its engine, break a clutch cable, vapor lock, shear the distributor gears and soak the pavement in oil before they get it to flip over, less they have a mechanic that knows Vairs.

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Re: Corvair on next weeks Top Gear US
Posted by: wv-geo ()
Date: February 22, 2012 02:20PM

Top Gear US sux!

The original UK Top Gear is the best! You'll laugh your a$$ off!

Dan Stark
Hurricane, WV

1964 Corvair 500 Coupe, 140HP, 4spd (Christine)
1965 Mustang Coupe, 6cyl, 3spd

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Re: Corvair on next weeks Top Gear US
Posted by: wagbear ()
Date: February 22, 2012 02:28PM

Sadly, the Hosts of USA Top Gear come off like juvenile punks and can't even come close to the originality of the UK Top Gear show. The hosts are the "wimpy" by comparison....they copy UK show formats verbatum.
Using a Corvair in their show bodes ominously....and if they're just trying to get a laugh, then, they are incompetant.
You see that show where they off-roaded that big white Cadillac? Jumping mounds enough to bend the frame? You know how many legitamate Stuntmen have had their backs broken??? Dukes of Hazard, etc. .
What I'm getting at, is that they do stupid things that stupid kids will try to emulate/copy on U TUBE.
I think if the show turns out bogus, people should complain.
Funny though....I always thought it would be cool if Top Gear UK would feature a Corvair in a segment.

WAGBEAR
1961 Lakewood
Chehalis, Washington
( South of Canada...North of Mexico....Near Olympia ; Planet Earth . smiling smiley

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Re: Corvair on next weeks Top Gear US
Posted by: dan giannotti ()
Date: February 22, 2012 02:35PM

I watched that bullshit program last night, typical of todays TV Programs..

Dan Giannotti

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Re: Corvair on next weeks Top Gear US
Posted by: Wabbitkiller ()
Date: February 22, 2012 02:37PM

Top Gear UK is hilarious. Top Gear USA is stupid and boring. I've tried to watch three episodes of the USA version, and it's just idiotic and boring.

Chris

1965 Monza 95 Convertible 4 speed

Olathe, KS (Kansas City)


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Re: Corvair on next weeks Top Gear US
Posted by: dan giannotti ()
Date: February 22, 2012 02:39PM

Should have said watched part of that bullshit program before watching
reality,,Blackhawks vs. Redwings, real men playing a Mans Game.

Dan Giannotti

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Re: Corvair on next weeks Top Gear US
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: February 22, 2012 03:36PM

I remember seeing a Corvair in a Demolition Durby one time back in the 1970's. It's a stupid choice. In D-Durbies they are not allowed to crash head on. They usually back into each other. The Vair was out in 2 seconds when a smack to the rear broke off the fuel pump! So much for that!
Sure the American show is stupid... but it beats anything on MTV!

Corventure Dave

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Re: Corvair on next weeks Top Gear US
Posted by: Wabbitkiller ()
Date: February 22, 2012 04:13PM

Well, to be fair Dave, it doesn't take much to beat MTV! spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

Chris

1965 Monza 95 Convertible 4 speed

Olathe, KS (Kansas City)


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Re: Corvair on next weeks Top Gear US
Posted by: zarfnober ()
Date: February 22, 2012 04:22PM

Is there such a thing as MTV?

Rocco

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Re: Corvair on next weeks Top Gear US
Posted by: gwydionjhr ()
Date: February 22, 2012 04:32PM

Geez, I didn't know you guys were going to rip so hard on the show... I guess I shouldn't have replied to Rutledge with a link to the forum eh?

Regards,
Joel Rushworth
1961 Rampside w/Deluxe Scamper Camper
1966 Corsized Cdn Monza Coupe
1967 UV #292
"Kick the Hell out of the Status Quo" - Ed Cole

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Re: Corvair on next weeks Top Gear US
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: February 22, 2012 05:00PM

Oh please no... don't get us wrong gwydionjhr. We're just having fun!

Corventure Dave

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Re: Corvair on next weeks Top Gear US
Posted by: 66cv8 ()
Date: February 22, 2012 05:34PM

dan giannotti Wrote:
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> Should have said watched part of that bullshit
> program before watching
> reality,,Blackhawks vs. Redwings, real men playing
> a Mans Game.
>
> Dan Giannotti


I'm with you dan, Devils defeat Mapleleafs in O.T. Go Joisey!


As far as the show goes: A stupid show for a stipid audience. It's all part of the dumbing down process our world is so intent on fostering. I'm voting for Duaine Hector Alexandro Mountain Dew Camacho for President only if Not Shure Isn't running. Anybody know the movie reference?

Joe

66 500 Crown 350/4 on road
66 Corsa Convertible 140/4 rough
69 Monza Convertible 140/4 in progress (original 95/3)
Nu Joisey

" A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE IS A DANGEROUS THING"

"STUPID is the NEW SMART"

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Re: Corvair on next weeks Top Gear US
Posted by: zarfnober ()
Date: February 22, 2012 05:42PM

Everybody could use a tweak now and then, if they visit the forum, they just might learn something correct about our cars. Maybe they already know something true about the Vair and will point it out. Or if they use a mechanically sound car(maybe, probably not) they'll learn very quickly on their own. Tanner is a good driver, maybe he knows already. If they can't take a little good natured ribbing from our forum, they need to stay out of show business.

But odds are they won't show the Vair in a positive light. Prove us wrong. Please!

Rocco

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Re: Corvair on next weeks Top Gear US
Posted by: isucorvair ()
Date: February 22, 2012 05:45PM

FUnny - I enjoy Top Gear US.

I realize that it's not top gear Euro, BUT - I know what it is going in....and dont expect much.

Maybe I am of the younger generation...

Eric P.
DeWitt, IA

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Re: Corvair on next weeks Top Gear US
Posted by: bill darcy ()
Date: February 22, 2012 06:01PM

I kinda like Top Gear US.It's like the Three Stooges on wheels.Some of their antics are amusing and entertaining in a bizzare sort of way.Don't think they'll be as hard on the Corvair than the Brits would be.At least I hope not.Only concern is that they'll destroy a decent car.

In the Hub City, Belen NM

Lead from behind..... get left in the dust
"I have not failed I've just found ten thousand ways that won't work" Thomas Edison

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Re: Corvair on next weeks Top Gear US
Posted by: gwydionjhr ()
Date: February 22, 2012 06:28PM

Somebody that drops by the forum from time to time made mention to me on FB that Jeremy Clarkson's wife owns a EM Spyder. I dug around the net a little, but can't find a reference to it. Would be cool if it was true!

I watched the most recent TG US last night. I think the problems are two fold. #1 they obviously don't have the mega budget of the UK program. #2 they aren't nearly as critical of the vehicles they drive as the UK cast is.

Regards,
Joel Rushworth
1961 Rampside w/Deluxe Scamper Camper
1966 Corsized Cdn Monza Coupe
1967 UV #292
"Kick the Hell out of the Status Quo" - Ed Cole

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Re: Corvair on next weeks Top Gear US
Posted by: wv-geo ()
Date: February 23, 2012 01:39AM

Does Top Gear US have a STIG?

Dan Stark
Hurricane, WV

1964 Corvair 500 Coupe, 140HP, 4spd (Christine)
1965 Mustang Coupe, 6cyl, 3spd

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