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Re: I want to throttle this man (bung_goo)

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Who is this guy? I don't watch too much tv, especially SPEED tv.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=R1VcVo1T3nQ
Does he always sound so foolish?

"That guy" is a f**king four time Trans Am champion. He's also a fantastic individual in real life. Just asking the question makes you sound like a n00b.
 

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Re: I want to throttle this man (Viergang Fuchs)

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"That guy" is a f**king four time Trans Am champion. He's also a fantastic individual in real life. Just asking the question makes you sound like a n00b.

How many times have you met him? What's he really like? He comes off as a douche in the video clip.
 

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Re: I want to throttle this man (farragutguy0)

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How many times have you met him? What's he really like? He comes off as a douche in the video clip.

Maybe I'm thinking of a different clip, but I didn't perceive any "douchery" whatsoever, though none of his (nor Danica's) "insights" into the Si's performance were revolutionary.
 

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Re: (GTI 20v)

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After you throttle him, you should clutch his head and brake his neck.

rimshot!
I watched an episode of this show with this guy (Tommy Kendall, he's a very successful racer, look him up) and Hans Stuck driving the M6 and Z4 M roadster and I thought it was cool! He's a little goofy, but no other American-made TV show does nearly as good a job driving and enjoying the hell out of modern cars.
http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif to Test Drive on Speed!
Edit: I also have to say - Danica looks and sounds a thousand times better when she's unscripted and unprimped. Watching her do those "power block" segments on TNN...er...Spike is always torture.


Modified by AKADriver at 5:13 PM 8-21-2006
 

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Re: I want to throttle this man (Viergang Fuchs)

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"That guy" is a f**king four time Trans Am champion. He's also a fantastic individual in real life. Just asking the question makes you sound like a n00b.

http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif Hell yeah! I've had the pleasure of meeting TK a few times and he's always cordial, it's actually pretty funny being around him on a race weekend cause everywhere he goes, lots of pretty women follow
 

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Re: I want to throttle this man (GTurboI)

I can't believe someone thought Tommy Kendall was a douche.He seems like a pretty cool guy! I like those Test Drive shows a lot.They are the best American car show as far as I know.High quality stuff,good driving,star guests....the M Series one was...
.....driving in Germany w/Hans Stuck??? C'mon!!!
 

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Re: (AKADriver)

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http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif to Test Drive on Speed!

the AMG episode was http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: I want to throttle this man (farragutguy0)

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How many times have you met him? What's he really like? He comes off as a douche in the video clip.

How does he come off as that? I met him at the Long Beach GP celebrity race a couple of years ago and he's a genuinely nice guy. I remember watching him hand everybody their ass in Trans Am on Speedvision.
 

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Re: (AKADriver)

Quote, originally posted by AKADriver »

I watched an episode of this show with this guy (Tommy Kendall, he's a very successful racer, look him up) and Hans Stuck driving the M6 and Z4 M roadster and I thought it was cool! He's a little goofy, but no other American-made TV show does nearly as good a job driving and enjoying the hell out of modern cars.
http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif to Test Drive on Speed!

I think it would have been much better without Kendall, I'd rather just see Stuck beating the crap out of a few M cars and not having to answer dumb questions
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He's annoying on all the Test Drives I've watched. I would expect him to be better in person as he's not reading a script and getting all the correct "plugs" into his conversation.
 

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Re: (clklop1)

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the AMG episode was http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

Caught that episode yesterday. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Wait, you guys like that test drive show? I hate it. It's like watching an infomercial for a car. All they do is rave about how fantastic the car is while they drive them around a track. Waste of air time in my opinion. http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif
 

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Re: (s-rocc)

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Wait, you guys like that test drive show? I hate it. It's like watching an infomercial for a car. All they do is rave about how fantastic the car is while they drive them around a track. Waste of air time in my opinion. http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif

The C6 Corvette episode ran like a paid advertisement, but the BMW M cars episode was flat out wonderful! edit: the AMG show was great, too.
The Civic Si episode was somewhere in between. Tommy and Danica's track time was more about being cheeky and less about analysis and feedback.
As for Kendall, he sounds like a good guy. Maybe not the best salesman or tv host, but a professional car driver driving cars is more important. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif


Modified by 330R at 5:06 PM 8-21-2006
 

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Good Good show. Best one we've got for sure. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
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Caught that episode yesterday. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: (s-rocc)

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Wait, you guys like that test drive show? I hate it. It's like watching an infomercial for a car. All they do is rave about how fantastic the car is while they drive them around a track. Waste of air time in my opinion. http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif

Hey,it isn't perfect,but just for the footage of actually seeing the cars being DRIVEN and in scenic locales is enough for me.
You could be watching Motor Trend on PBS,though,and we all know how fun that show is....
 

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Re: (serrano)

Only thing this show is lacking:

I saw the one about the Lexus LS, and it was just terrible, they kept talking about how great the traction control was.
 

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Re: (s-rocc)

TK is a great guy, and the "show" well i like it because even though they are paid placement infomericals they are better then 90% of the us produced real automotive programming
i mean watch motorweek now, they don't even say anything negative about any cars anymore, and they don't even have to worry about stepping on sponsors feet
 
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