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Old 09-11-2007, 09:49 PM   #1
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TopGear is a BBC automotive show like none you've ever seen! The upcoming episode on Saturday, Sept 15 has special interest for us trailer folks:
Episode 6
We take a break from blowing up caravans to go on holiday in one instead. And Richard sets a deeply unimpressive new world record with an F1 car.

There are some pretty weird car cultures out there. In America, some people fit hydraulic suspensions to their cars - making them as low to the ground as possible, so the vehicle can then be made to 'jump' about. [b]But even more ridiculous is a group of Brits who attach a lump of plastic to their tow-bar on a Friday night, then drag it across the country to a large expanse of grass and sleep in it.

Why would someone subject themselves to a painfully slow journey to sleep in a plastic box? This, it seems, is a question with no real answer. James, Richard and Jeremy certainly do not seem to enjoy their trip much. They do not like the humiliation of having to go to the toilet in a bucket filled with blue water. There is, however, some amusement to be gleaned from watching James crash while trying to do three-point turns.

Our star is Brian Cox, a man who has a list of films to his name which is longer than a Greenpeace petition to have Jeremy fed to dolphins. Although he isn't the fastest ever, we've seen a lot worse in the past.

We all know F1 cars are fast. But how fast are they indoors? We borrow one to find out. To our surprise, we discover that the maximum speed an F1 car can achieve in the EXCEL centre in London is 81mph, which is rubbish, but still a world record.

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Old 09-12-2007, 02:35 PM   #2
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TopGear is a BBC automotive show like none you've ever seen! The upcoming episode on Saturday, Sept 15 has special interest for us trailer folks:
That episode is available on Youtube here...Caravan Holiday

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Old 09-12-2007, 05:00 PM   #3
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I really, really needed that laugh. How fun was that!

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