TOP GEAR rides thru Vietnam

Discussion in 'Travelling, Commuting & Safety' started by Born2BWild, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. Born2BWild

    Born2BWild New Member

    "Top Gear" is a cheeky car show from the U.K. - but the last episode (season 12) was a scooter/motorbike trek of 1,000 miles through Vietnam, where they have bikes and scooters galore.

    Now, these are older 'car guys' and they were going through the mountains and cities, in their own British 'top gear' style, on the best used scooters they could get for $1,000 - quite entertaining. A must see for 'gearheads' (or petrol heads) as they make repairs along the way and groan about their aches and pains, as they try to weigh down their travelling mates with useless 'gifts'. Only the English could pull this off...
     

  2. Esteban

    Esteban Active Member

    I spent a year in Nam many years ago, except we called it, " Injun Country." I never want to go back !
     
  3. vegaspaddy

    vegaspaddy Member

    Yeah!!! i am a top gear addict its such a fun show to watch along with the serious 1,0000000 dollar cars they also do some crazy funny stuff.

    I loved when they had to turn thre scooters, bikes into motor boats to cross the finish line i always get a giggle when watching my mon eve dose of top gear .

    mon evenings BBC AMERCIA, and they do have clips to watch on the web

    http://www.topgear.com/us/

    in case your interested !!!!!!

    Happy travels VP.
     
  4. one percenter

    one percenter New Member

    Top Gear ( English version ) is the best show on TV. There is a local Oz version that is painful to watch, and just doesn't work. I really enjoyed the Vietnam special, looks like a fun place for 2 wheeled touring, now all that nastiness is behind us. The Polar special, where they drove Toyota Utes to the North Pole was great too. We really enjoy their pithy sarcasm, and honest opinions. Sure, like all car shows, they spend too much time on hundred thousand plus Unobtainables, but so what? We can all dream; and their appraisals and tests of more "common" cars are great. A good mix of humour and information, well done Pomms with this one.
     
  5. Stink Bike

    Stink Bike Member

    Top Gear (U.K.) is one of my favorite shows and Top Gear Australia is unwatchable.I didn't think they'd make a second series.The Vietnam show is fantastic.The budget for Top Gear would be more than that of some small countries.

    A Top Gear story on motorised bicycles might be interesting.Jeremy Clarkson would hate them.
     
  6. fastboy9

    fastboy9 Member

    Top gear is definetely the best program on TV in the UK, another one of the best episodes is the one where they tour america too. I would love to do that one day, travel the country in a trans am or gto :)
     
  7. RMWdave

    RMWdave Member

    just went to the site to watch a few clips. watch granny parking. i can picture my nanny with a bunch of her 70+ friends 180 parking now, if you watch part two, one of em even has a cup of tea!
     
  8. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

  9. RMWdave

    RMWdave Member

    houghmade thanks for the link haha
    my favorite part was jeremys coment on the end about not being sold on motorcycling, "altho sometimes good, its mostly all bad" lmfao
     
  10. brendonv

    brendonv Member

    Haha thats funny as. I watched the whole thing, that used a whole hour of my time but it was worth it. lol
     
  11. Hawaii_Ed

    Hawaii_Ed Member

    Thanks for the link! I have spent a lot of time over there, and it is a crazy place to get around. I have seen a ton of deadly accidents with scooters there. They were pretty insane to do that I think!
     
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