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Old 08-16-2012, 01:07 PM   #15
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Could compare Tanner and Kill 'em All Paul in car on Supercars exposed. Tracy is a midget and has a distinctive very close to the wheel seating position.

I haven't watched either in a while though. Best part of Supercars was the stupid, but hilarious, shit that would come out of Tracy's mouth.
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I say it is NOT Tanner.
Tanner doesn't seem to know how to drive a car fast around a corner without making it drift. Case in point, on the most recent episode where he raced the Z06 cop car vs the street bike. He had the car sideways the whole time, when taking a corner without breaking the rear loose would have been quicker.
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Surprised it's not JR. TGUSA sucks.
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Old 08-16-2012, 01:45 PM   #18
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Does anyone think that they change who stig is occasionally?
I know the UK top gear stig wasn't always the same guy.
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Top Gear UK. #1.
I dont think thats what he meant.

I think he meant you cant compare them because it isnt a fair comparison. And I agree.
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Old 08-16-2012, 04:06 PM   #20
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I say it is NOT Tanner.
Tanner doesn't seem to know how to drive a car fast around a corner without making it drift. Case in point, on the most recent episode where he raced the Z06 cop car vs the street bike. He had the car sideways the whole time, when taking a corner without breaking the rear loose would have been quicker.
I haven't watched many episodes, but every one I have watched, when Tanner has to actually race in a challenge he always holds back and drives like the other knuckleheads to keep things fair (which is silly since he's there as a representative of actual racers).

The sliding was probably to make it look flashy for the cameras. An actual quick line is pretty boring to watch.
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The sliding was probably to make it look flashy for the cameras. An actual quick line is pretty boring to watch.
Aaaand this is my problem with Top Gear US, it's dumbed down to much. If I want to see sliding, I will go watch a drift event.
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Anytime they test an American car on Top Gear UK that is all they do, slide around corners. And then they bitch about the cars having insufficient rear traction. Learn to drive!

Well, anyway that is what they did on the one or two episodes that I actually subjected myself to. Monty Pythons Flying Circus meets the motor car. Lame.
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I would actually like to see project car / tech stuff on the show. Or is that on too many other car shows already? Fix up a daily driver, build a rock crawler, restore a classic, race prep an FRS... whatever would be cool.
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Top Gear UK. #1.
What I meant can't compare is not to say one is better then the other but treat them as separate things, one is for American culture and the other is for European, like you wouldn't see the uk top gear doing a moon shine challenge. I'm just saying I appreciate them for being them. The uk top gear is great and it's just not fair to compare one to the other for me.
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Welcome to America where we bemoan and take for granted just about everything.

TG USA is great for an American television show that has commercials and corporate overlords (unlike TGUK/BBC). Also, I think TG USA is getting better every episode. The guys are more relaxed and are having more fun the show is constantly being tweaked and improved.

If anyone thinks TG USA sucks so back, go back and watch season 1 and 2 of TGUK... it's not any better.
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My only problem with TGUS is the cinematography. Back in the day, TGUK didn't have the money, nor the equipment, so they had an excuse. TGUS does though, they just choose not to create interesting, original sequences. TGUK is not only well scripted (usually), their production team is always pushing the envelope in filming and in post production techniques.
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I would actually like to see project car / tech stuff on the show. Or is that on too many other car shows already? Fix up a daily driver, build a rock crawler, restore a classic, race prep an FRS... whatever would be cool.
Car shows that try to actually be informative are boring. You'll get a very small viewing audience. OTOH, Top Gear tries to be entertaining. Whether one finds it entertaining or not depends each person's style/personality.
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my complaint with tg usa is they only do the challenge stuff. where are the new car reviews? the news? half the time they dont even do the star in a car segment.

its decently entertaining show and ill watch it when its on
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