It’s a rainy day. I had some time on Youtube, and what I find? Jeremy Clarkson going to Japan to check out the touge, Wangan and a drift event. I knew I liked that Clarkson bloke. 😉
I’d never though that I’d see a video with Jeremy Clarkson and Keiichi Tsuchiya at the same time. This was “Old Top Gear”, but it’s still worth a look, if you have a few minutes for a fun little video throwback.
…because Facebook resizes images weird.
I honestly don’t remember where I found this infographic, but when I do, I’ll make sure to size them. This is pretty cool, as it has all of the lap times of the cars featured on Top Gear up till Season 18.
Click on the image for a full-size image.
Not good news! Jeremy Clarkson, during a South African radio interview, mentioned that there will be no new Top Gear episodes until 2013. Presumably this is because everyone in the UK will be busy with the Summer Olympics. I am highly disappointed by this. Until the summer olympics (purposely not capitalized to show disdain) includes driving events and curling, they may as well be just another track and field competition. When was the last time a track and field competition forced the cancellation of something as important as watching three middle aged men cock about with cars?
Courtesy of TopGear.wikia.com
Wait a tic. What if the Top Gear guys are not making any new episodes because they are doing the opening ceremonies? Surely this is what is happening, it’s the only thing that makes sense. There will be an elaborate display of synchronized Reliant Robin tumbling and camping trailer destruction amid a backdrop of a symphony of internal combustion orchestrated by Maestro Stig.
Whew, I feel better now.
via Final Gear
Cannot wait to see the entire thing this week!
When I was two or three, my parents had a Saab 900 Turbo Aero S. We used to go for rides in it all the time. I thought it was pretty quick, but I didn’t really get what kind of car it was until I was older. That was the one I wish they had kept for when I got my driver’s license.
I’ve always had a longing eye for the Saab Turbo, and a soft spot for the Saab marque. When we learned the Swedish company was being axed, I found myself thinking about that old car.
I wonder if I’ll ever get one of my own… Maybe one day.