|Classic Video| What happens when Jeremy Clarkson meets Keiichi Tsuchiya?

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.

|Photo| Top Gear Infographic is here…

…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.

No Top Gear Until 2013!?!

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?


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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

Top Gear- History of Saab (Video)

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.

James May only seems to like being trained by F1 Champions…

It doesn’t matter if he’s called Captain Slow, James May really loves to drive.  He’s done a rally school with two-time F1 World Champion Mika Hakkinen, and here is doing a lapping day with three-time World Champion Jackie Stewart.

We love Jackie Stewart here. One of our holy-artists of driving technique, as the herald of smooth driving. Stewart’s driving technique focuses on smooth inputs and efficient driving.

 

Maybe Alain Prost will teach him how to go ice racing soon.

Mark Webber on Top Gear (2005-2006ish)

I wanted to show this video, because it shows a side of Mark Webber that I haven’t seen before. Completely relaxed, joking and energetic, and dare I say fun loving?

Makes you wonder if the time at Red Bull has been more wearing on Mr. Webber than he’d like to let on.

Sebastian Vettel on Top Gear- (Video)

Sebastian Vettel is one of those drivers that has grown on me over the last season. Watching interviews like these really gives you a better understanding of the type of person that Vettel is.  It’s hard to really dislike this guy after watching a video like this.

Give it a watch, and get a better understanding of the young man.

Still not a fan of the finger, though.