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Old 10 February 2014, 17:46   #31
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Maybe, but I bet you've had one or two Big Mac's in your time
If you mean the manky piece of meat squeezed between 2 buns with a limp gherkin on top..........never

But I have spent a fair amount of time in the dodgier parts of Glasgy
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If you mean the manky piece of meat squeezed between 2 buns
Yes ! .. still a euphemism
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Have to say I liked the Gibb Quod bike/ski thing on Top Gear tonight - and for 26K- I'm impressed. Would love to have one.

However - Not quite so sure of BBC / Clarkson bombing around Lake Como at speed with no PFD of any description, or a helmet-the later useful on the land bit as well. I' not one for the H&S police, but I did think this is not good practice. He was wearing the kill cord (around his wrist) though.

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Is there a link with more details as considering going into semi retirement next year and working as a freelance Instructor and sounds like it could be an ideal mode of transport across the Solent for work on the mainland.
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Tempting
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I think that's brilliant. Though a uk "looking" version would be good.
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Its only a comedy/car show, out of all the crap on tv, its a higher quality crap than all the other crap, so I'm quite enjoying the new series, that Alfa was very nice but I was well impressed with the Mclaren, electric motor technology is catching up, but battery life needs major improvement, be interesting to see how Porsche tech compares. As for JC not wearing a PFD, he wouldn't need one with all that blubber, still not a good example though.
It is reckoned that the P1 hasn't quite beaten the 918's time of 6.57 around the Nordschleife.. It will be very interesting to see which is faster around the TG test track. The greater weight of the 918 and its slight power deficiency will count against it but then its four wheel drive will give it better traction around what is a tight handling track (designed by Lotus).

BTW if anyone googles articles about the 918 bear in mind porsche has recently revised its performance figures significantly, it was projected to be well off the pace to 124mph but its time has been revised to be over 2 seconds faster than expected.

Quadski is very cool, the Gibbs Humdinga is exactly what some towns around the country need right now!!

I do agree about the show being formulaic and boring, though I still find it required watching. The older ones are far superior in content and originality.

It just shows how much of an entertainment show it is when Hammond never really examines the Alfa subjectively. It hasn't had the warmest of receptions in the serious motoring press by any means.
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