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Old Jan 27th 2019, 4:38 am
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
Is anyone watching the new Grand Tour series. For some reason, the third series has, at last turned into Top Gear. Three episodes in and this is the best that Clarkson, Hammond, and May have done, by far since they left the BBC. The second and third episodes comprised an entirely on-location trek across Colombia, and IMO it rivaled specials like Vietnam, Burma, and India.
I’m starting to loose count the amount of times I’ve watched the first episode of the new series. Mustang, Charger, Camero, Senna all in one episode! Plus it’s my first time watching it in 4K which makes it even better. Heard a rumour that this was the last series and they will be sticking to longer one offs in future. I hope that’s not true.
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Old Jan 27th 2019, 6:38 am
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For anyone interested in cars, especially those with garages and lots of tools check out the” Garage Journal “ website.
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Old Jan 27th 2019, 9:25 am
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I've seen large regional variations in driving in the US. New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts: no patience, extreme aggression, flexible understanding of traffic laws but at least they keep moving and are able to parallel park. Midwest: calmer, less aggressive but sleepy. Midwesterners don't GO when the light turns green and are lazy on the highway resulting in large and dangerous speed differentials. Florida: terrible tailgating and lack of attention, Floridians make a wide, straight highway on a sunny day with minimal traffic extraordinarily dangerous because they drive like idiots (no offense). Rural / mountainous areas like Utah/Colorado or Vermont/New Hampshire: fearless drivers with a much higher standard of skill than elsewhere. In these areas, you'll find 18 year old girls who blast down a gravel roads at 50 mph in a four wheel drift, are able to rock crawl, have a winch mounted and know how to use it. I've never driven on the West Coast.
There's a joke in California about people who blow their horns in heavy traffic. "They must be from New York" Driving in New York cannot be easy and a challenge for the average driver just as driving in or around Los Angeles can be. I've driven over most of the southwest and northwest. Driving is a piece of cake once north of Portland Oregon, miles of what seem to be empty interstates and highways to a So Cal driver yet the clowns are out and around. Without meaning to cause offence to the drivers of large pick up trucks many of the stupid things I've seen have been drivers of same.
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Old Jan 27th 2019, 3:54 pm
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I’m starting to loose count the amount of times I’ve watched the first episode of the new series. Mustang, Charger, Camero, Senna all in one episode! Plus it’s my first time watching it in 4K which makes it even better. Heard a rumour that this was the last series and they will be sticking to longer one offs in future. I hope that’s not true.
I find the roughly 12 episodes of GT per year to be too fragmented, compared to the roughly 18 episodes/yr, in two series, of TG. I assume that there is no way back to that many episodes per year, but I would trade the current one series per year for 3-4 two hour "specials". The new two episode special left me wanting to hop on a plane and go exploring Colombia in a Wrangler.

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Old Jan 28th 2019, 3:27 am
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Watched the first episode, better than before, still not keen on the 'tent crap' but did enjoy more than the previous series, Clarksons gut is interesting!!
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Slight moment of shame when that Silverado had CO plates on...

I'm currently in the process right now of changing vehicles myself. Might be a terrible decision but oh well, can't spend it when you're dead.
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Slight moment of shame when that Silverado had CO plates on...

I'm currently in the process right now of changing vehicles myself. Might be a terrible decision but oh well, can't spend it when you're dead.
No pockets in a shroud.

Looks like you got hit by snow, we had horrendous winds.
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Old Jan 28th 2019, 10:06 am
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No pockets in a shroud.

Looks like you got hit by snow, we had horrendous winds.
Yeah we got hit pretty damn bad. I actually had to put the truck in 4WD for once. Just about to set off for Steamboat so hopefully the roads aren't as bad as they were this morning.
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Yeah we got hit pretty damn bad. I actually had to put the truck in 4WD for once. Just about to set off for Steamboat so hopefully the roads aren't as bad as they were this morning.
I just got back and the winds have died down, a bit of blowing snow, something that always surprises me is how it melts on the road when it is way below freezing. You can expect that to ice up when the sun goes down.
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I just got back and the winds have died down, a bit of blowing snow, something that always surprises me is how it melts on the road when it is way below freezing. You can expect that to ice up when the sun goes down.
Wasn't too bad, traffic was actually a pleasant suprise!

Heading to the dealership this afternoon to put some money down on the new truck. Hopefully should have it by Saturday!
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What are you getting?
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Old Jan 29th 2019, 7:55 am
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Another Fix Or Repair Daily if the price is right!

Taking their estimations with a pinch of salt until I actually run the numbers with them while sat in the showroom!
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Old Jan 29th 2019, 8:12 am
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Another Fix Or Repair Daily if the price is right!

Taking their estimations with a pinch of salt until I actually run the numbers with them while sat in the showroom!
I thought it stood for Found On Road Dead
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I thought it stood for Found On Road Dead
Also works

Not getting my hopes up, numbers quoted have been good so far but as usual if it comes out the mouth of a salesman it's probably bullshit so I'll know this evening!

Maybe I should've just got a Silverado like the one on the GT Colombia special!
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Picked it up last night.

2018 Ford Raptor SuperCrew, fully loaded with the 802A package and some other adds on such as the bead-lock wheels and some things for the bed (also has the spray in bed liner). Will take some photos when I get home from work if it’s still light out!

Very happy with it! I was holding out for one in the Velocity Blue but this one came in Magnetic Grey and I fell in love.
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