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Old 09-21-2007, 07:08 PM   #1
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Default 5th Gear - S12 EP6 - 8th October, 2007 - Discussion

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has decided to dispose of 50 cars he no longer wants. Tom gets a sneak preview of the ultimate garage sale, including a 1971 VW Beetle with delivery mileage and a 1938 Lancia Limousine used by Hitler and Mussolini.

Tiff and Jason go head-to-head on the track in two popular and powerful roadsters – the BMW Z4 and Nissan 350Z. Which drop-top will emerge victorious after a series of tough challenges?

The new Mini has been an outstanding sales success for its makers, BMW. Now they are looking to profit further from its retro-chic image by launching another modern interpretation of the original – the Clubman. But can an estate car with back doors like an old fashioned shed be cool and –more importantly – can it be practical? Jonny
Smith decides to find out.

It is the 75th anniversary of the Deuce Coupe – the chopped and tuned version of the 1932 Ford Model B that gave rise to the cult we now know as Hot Rods. To celebrate, Jonny Smith journeys to Southend, to a business that has proved it is not just the Americans who can build these icons well. Jonny talks to some of the proud owners,
including Jaguar design chief Ian Callum.

Every year a group of people with fast cars gathers together to decide which one can reach 60 mph the quickest. Fifth Gear gate-crashes the party to find out which will take top honours in 2007 and whether a new world record can be set.

Also in today’s programme, Vicki Butler-Henderson meets Sally Boazman, Radio 2’s ‘Sally Traffic’. Sally likes all things mechanical – but how will she manage when given just one day to do a Bentley chauffeur driving course that normally takes eight?
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Old 09-22-2007, 07:31 AM   #2
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Sounds once again like a cool episode. Especially the Bernie Ecclestone and 0-60 parts
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Doesn't sound that special IMO...
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Old 09-22-2007, 04:19 PM   #4
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........and for the love of God, more Mini stuff? Are they going to just do a Mini feature in every episode?
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Old 09-22-2007, 07:50 PM   #5
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enough bout the fuckin mini noone gives a shit about hearin about it every episode. Can u still beleive still no 599 review from top gear. I mean I was expecting it to come on each episode in the last season, or half a season or whatever u wanna call last season (6 episodes?? are u kidding me??).
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