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The Grand Tour

Discussion in 'Motors' started by LiE, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. Housey

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Feb 21, 2006

    Posts: 26,555

    Better this week and really enjoyed seeing the Jim Clark appreciation.

    Senna and Clark for me will always be the greatest.
  2. hughtrimble


    Joined: Jan 22, 2014

    Posts: 2,671

    The one with the pickups (ep4?) is really very tedious.

    Please stick to the specials!
  3. kinetic747

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Apr 2, 2006

    Posts: 1,579

    Great episode and the Jim Clark tribute was very moving.:(
  4. AndyCr15


    Joined: Apr 28, 2011

    Posts: 9,146

    Location: London, UK

    Have to say, I didn't know anything about Jim Clark, so enjoyed that section. I have to say, although I'll sound an idiot I'm sure, I was a little surprised when Hammond said the year he was in 65 races, did he say he won 8? He wont 3 championships didn't hr say? How did he do that only winning 8 races?
  5. Kenai


    Joined: Apr 5, 2009

    Posts: 17,772

    I think it was 8 Formula 1 victories, not total across all the series he took part in...
  6. robj20


    Joined: Apr 9, 2007

    Posts: 7,655

    Location: Manchester

    I'd never heard of Clark before, even the wife enjoyed that bit.
    I have to say Hammond is particularly good with those sort of pieces.
  7. SupraWez

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 17, 2007

    Posts: 2,061

    Started on series 2 this weekend and enjoying it so far :D
  8. Luckystrike123


    Joined: Aug 11, 2011

    Posts: 477

    Although I enjoyed the Jim Clarke section I'm feeling this series of the grand tour. I loved top gear but I'm finding the humour of Clarkson, Hammond and May straying well into old man jokes territory.

    I also watch YouTube car vids so the content they are showing feels somewhat 'off the pulse' which isn't helping with the enjoyment of the programme.
  9. b0rn2sk8


    Joined: Mar 9, 2003

    Posts: 4,264

    Not sure what you mean the jokes are identical to the old top gear throughout all 3 seasons. In fact outside of the different set and no Stig the series is pretty much indistinguishable from the Clarkson era in top gear, particularly the last episode was very much classic top gear.

    They ragged round a car hardly anyone can afford to own, talked **** for 10 mins, ragged another car hardly anyone can afford to own and payed a tribute to a piece of motoring history. If that isn't just what exactly top gear used to be then I don't know what is. The jokes have always been a bit 'old man' they are 'old men' after all.
  10. Flibster


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 31,049

    They're not that old. Hammond turned 38 last year.
  11. wez130


    Joined: Jan 31, 2004

    Posts: 10,735

    Location: Matakana New Zealand

    Richard Hammond is 50 this year? Or have i missed a joke somehwere?
  12. Moonpie2


    Joined: Dec 23, 2002

    Posts: 2,642

    Location: Shiny Shanghai

    Hammond turns 38 every year :)
  13. Jono8


    Joined: May 20, 2007

    Posts: 28,073

    Location: Surrey

    Last episode was great. Enjoyed the Alpina and Lamborghini SUV bit and the Jim Clark section was excellent.

    I think this series has been great so far (ep 4 being the weakest but still fairly entertaining).
  14. SC0TTRS

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 14, 2014

    Posts: 1,585

    Location: The Matrix

    Three muscle cars in Detroit was awesome, the power and the noise!!

    Love to own a car called, 'The Exorcist'! LOL!
  15. Ryan-3


    Joined: Sep 14, 2009

    Posts: 7,539

    Location: Northumberland

    Specials are next year!
  16. hughtrimble


    Joined: Jan 22, 2014

    Posts: 2,671

    Next season dedicated to it? Great news.
  17. Mr Jack


    Joined: May 19, 2004

    Posts: 16,812

    Location: Kiel, Germany

    I had not been overly impressed with the series so far but that last episode was a corker. Loved the Jim Clark retrospective and the Urus review.
  18. antijoke


    Joined: Jan 28, 2003

    Posts: 37,538

    Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon

    That Jim Clark segment was amazing.

    I love when they do that stuff. Fantastic.
  19. Spuj


    Joined: Jan 23, 2012

    Posts: 3,114

    Location: Wiltshire

    Yes next season is only going to be specials, split over 2 years.
  20. Mr Jack


    Joined: May 19, 2004

    Posts: 16,812

    Location: Kiel, Germany

    Perhaps. And perhaps that's the problem: they're just retreading old ground. Apart from the most recent episode, it feels stale. The jokes feel forced. The pratting about feels repetitive. The PC-needling too deliberate. It needs something to freshen it up.
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2019