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Old Mar 21st 2017, 12:10 am
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Originally Posted by ottotheboar
There is a lot of Dakar footage on youtube, the 2017 Kamaz with the 12.5 liter engine is a beast.
The Kamaz are awesome aren't they?

I do watch stuff online.. Was hoping to be able to buy some complete sets of old races.

I used to like the TV coverage... Section on cars, then bikes and trucks. Someone somewhere must be reselling these things.
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Old Mar 21st 2017, 12:26 am
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Originally Posted by Nutek
The Kamaz are awesome aren't they? ....
I always liked the Tata 8x8's.
I used to like the TV coverage... Section on cars, then bikes and trucks. Someone somewhere must be reselling these things.
Yeah, the old daily one-hour specials on Eurosport. Those were the days!

I always remember seeing one of the French desert-racing specials that had a radiator problem and the driver stopped and asked a nomadic tribesman in the Sahara desert for water, which the driver proceeded to slosh into his million-dollar custom desert racing car! ..... I always hoped that the producers repaid them with a 5 gallon bucket of water.

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Old Mar 21st 2017, 12:32 am
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
Yeah, the old daily one-hour specials on Eurosport. Those were the days!
Yes. That is EXACTLY what I am searching for.
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Old Mar 21st 2017, 1:41 am
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A few years ago when it was still based in Africa there was very little television coverage at one point as the organizers wanted what was seen as an extortionate amount for broadcast rights.
This may contribute to the lack of footage.
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Ut-Oh...

Top Gear Returns To the US With Top Gear America | Grand Tour Nation

Note, it's Top Gear America on BBCA, NOT Top Gear USA on History Channel.
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Old Mar 22nd 2017, 6:20 am
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Finally got around to watching the first couple of episodes of Top Gear's second series and rather like it. Much better than the first.
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Finally got around to watching the first couple of episodes of Top Gear's second series and rather like it. Much better than the first.
It is a massive improvement on the first. I still haven't got around to watching anything other than the first episode yet, though.
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Originally Posted by Rickyk
I picked up a Challenger Hellcat last year and whenever I drive it it just makes me grin. Massive power, will spin up the rear wheels at any speed. It handles well on all but the real tight mountain roads. By the way my comparison for handling is a 911 C4S and while it does not compare with the Porsche it is good. it does have a massive blind spot but a good rear view camera.
Can it be described as slow? Has better power to weight than any mustang afaik and if I wanted a car for real handling I'd probably get neither for sure.

Porsche is nice, I've not checked but do you pay a premium for such a European car in the USA?

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Old Mar 22nd 2017, 1:22 pm
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Drooling over the 2017 Ford 150 Raptor... If only I had money to burn.... and no wife to justify purchases to.
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Obviously at the back of the queue when taste was handed out, too!
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Originally Posted by tom169
Drooling over the 2017 Ford 150 Raptor... If only I had money to burn.... and no wife to justify purchases to.
The first time I drove one, not sure of the year, but it looked fairly new, I instantly went from hating pick ups to loving them. Absolutely phenominal machines!!!!!
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This is why you should buy a new car. This is an interesting video comparing crash test results between old and new cars.


These look safer than an F150, which is surprising.


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Old Apr 4th 2017, 3:41 am
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Originally Posted by mrken30
This is why you should buy a new car. This is an interesting video comparing crash test results between old and new cars. ....
Please feel free to post more videos of Priuses being destroyed.
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Please feel free to post more videos of Priuses being destroyed.
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Originally Posted by mrken30
This is why you should buy a new car. This is an interesting video comparing crash test results between old and new cars.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7IuBT7zUnA

These look safer than an F150, which is surprising.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TjQo9jnCew
Well, you should really be posting the NHTSA results rather than those commie NCAP ones
My job is actually working for NHTSA studying real world crashes to get the same info as these tests but in a real world environment. New car, or old, what scares the shit out of me, is the damage done in a rear end collision, more so now as I have kids who would be in the rear of any collision. Let's just say, I know why there are so many Tahoe's on the road.
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