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Thread: Should Jeremy Clarkson face some form of suspension?

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    Re: Should Jeremy Clarkson face some form of suspension?

    GMAX sports suspensions are very good on bumpy or rutted roads, it would be a big ask of them thought to run over Clarkson.

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    Re: Should Jeremy Clarkson face some form of suspension?

    Quote Originally Posted by B L Zeebub View Post
    GMAX sports suspensions are very good on bumpy or rutted roads, it would be a big ask of them thought to run over Clarkson.
    He is to big for that.. rather a large person over 6 feet I suspect.. (then again hard to be sure, since Hammond is like 2 loafs of bread stacked on top each other).
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    Re: Should Jeremy Clarkson face some form of suspension?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    He is to big for that.. rather a large person over 6 feet I suspect.. (then again hard to be sure, since Hammond is like 2 loafs of bread stacked on top each other).
    Maybe if you ran over him lenght ways using the off side front and rear tyre only, in fact if you raised his trunk and head to create a ramp you could do the two wheel stunt from the Bond movie

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    Re: Should Jeremy Clarkson face some form of suspension?

    Quote Originally Posted by B L Zeebub View Post
    Maybe if you ran over him lenght ways using the off side front and rear tyre only, in fact if you raised his trunk and head to create a ramp you could do the two wheel stunt from the Bond movie
    Think they tried that in one of their shows!
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    Re: Should Jeremy Clarkson face some form of suspension?

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    The man seems to make it his lifes work to anger as many groups possible.

    This week he did the whole advert which has apparently pissed off both the Germans and Polish. Not to mention insulting the PM ... again lol

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    I like Clarkson but in the interest of fairness, should he get some form of reprimand from the BBC?
    No it was a joke. I guess free speech is only acceptable when not in the EU.
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: Should Jeremy Clarkson face some form of suspension?

    Then Gmax sports suspension should do the trick

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    Re: Should Jeremy Clarkson face some form of suspension?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    And yet all 3 trash just about every American made car after the 1960s they are unfortunate to get their hands on. They even trashed an Aussie car because it was basically an American car (GM) with a different name lol. As for James May liking a caddy.. the man drives a rolls daily, so ..
    What difference does it make if he trashes American cars? The overwhelming majority of American cars *ARE* crap.

    Not exactly true. It is on the BBC, which is 100% tax payer funded. Hence if people dont like it, they can complain to the BBC who then can discipline him.. which they have done before. Although this.. doubt it.
    It would be utterly stupid if they did, but since the UK is turning into a police state, wouldn't be completely surprised. The only people who are complaining about this are people with utterly no sense of humor whatsoever.

    True, but that is mostly because they stay clear of American cars. The only "American" car they actually look at at a regular basis are Fords and yes those they are very positive about. However to be honest.. they aint much American in those cars they sell over here in Europe. Then again Vauxhaul/Opel have gotten some okay mentions and they are "technically" American cars..
    That's because the focus of Top Gear are supercars made to be driven in the UK and Europe. That doesn't include a lot of American models. They do mention some of the European brands of American manufacturers as you point out, but they don't usually get reviewed because, again, that's not the focus of the show.

    I have as of yet seen only one positive mention of an American car (other than European made Fords) on the show and that was a tongue in cheek positive mention as it only delt on how "cool" it was and not on quality. He often makes jokes against Americans, usually in some sort of "funny" outrageous America accent with "you want CHEEEESE with that" satirical comment on fat Americans .. yes it is semi ironic considering he aint exactly "thin" himself.
    He can make as much fun of American cars as he wants. Heck, I do all the time and I'm an American. What difference does it make? Jeremy makes fun of British cars too and he's British.

    They do have one, which Clarkson attempts to protect as much as possible.. the car is the superior transportation method anywhere. The scared cow is protecting cars at all costs, even it means rambling on about speed cameras, fines, bus lanes and congestion charges.
    Geez, it's a CAR SHOW! Are you not realizing that?
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    Re: Should Jeremy Clarkson face some form of suspension?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    No it was a joke. I guess free speech is only acceptable when not in the EU.
    Oh i agree it was a joke but someone mentioned this on radio and a huge host of people phoned in and said it was offensive and i wanted to see if others truly saw it as offensive enough to get suspension or a reprimand


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    Re: Should Jeremy Clarkson face some form of suspension?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    And yet all 3 trash just about every American made car after the 1960s they are unfortunate to get their hands on. They even trashed an Aussie car because it was basically an American car (GM) with a different name lol. As for James May liking a caddy.. the man drives a rolls daily, so ..
    By that Aussie car, are you refering to the Holden(Vauxhall) Menaro? sold in the U.S. as the Pontiac G8?

    Because they gave that car rave reviews. In fact, earlier in this very episode they raved over the return of said car, which came back as a 4 door after production ended a while back.

    As far as other American cars, somebody has already mentioned the Bonneville trip, which involved a Corvette, a Cadillac, and a Dodge Challenger(not a mustang). I pulled up the episode and took this quote:

    We came here wondering if America had finally made a car that might actually work in the civilized world. The answer is no, they haven't. As you can see from our smiles, they've made three.
    Regardless of what they say about American cars, does that make the program wrong? America hasn't put out many great things carwise in the last 20 years or so. Really, the only thing that the U.S. does exceptionally well at has been trucks and SUVs. Even then, Japanese competitors are giving them a run for their money.

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    Re: Should Jeremy Clarkson face some form of suspension?

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Oh i agree it was a joke but someone mentioned this on radio and a huge host of people phoned in and said it was offensive and i wanted to see if others truly saw it as offensive enough to get suspension or a reprimand
    I see. Yea people get worked up over some pretty stupid stuff. I mean it was just a joke for goodness sake.

    In fact I thought it was pretty funny. A commercial similar to that would work here.
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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