Category:Automotive television series. Category:Top Gear. Top Gear. Top Gear ist ein Automagazin, das von dem britischen Fernsehsender BBC Two ausgestrahlt wird.
Seit der Umgestaltung des Formats im Jahre 2002 liefen bereits zwanzig Staffeln. Die Sendung gewann 2005 den Internationalen Emmy für die beste Entertainmentshow. Top Gear hat weltweit bis zu 350 Millionen Zuschauer, fünf Millionen davon in Großbritannien. Top Gear wird moderiert von Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond und James May. Ein weiteres ständiges Teammitglied ist der Testfahrer The Stig. In der achten Staffel gab es noch Top Gear Dog, einen Labradoodle, und in der elften Staffel wurde der Top Gear Stuntman eingeführt, der bisher jedoch nur zwei Auftritte hatte. Ende September 2006 wurde die Ausstrahlung für vier Monate ausgesetzt, nachdem Moderator Richard Hammond während der Dreharbeiten für die Sendung bei einem Unfall mit einem Dragster schwer verletzt wurde.
Top Gear: cars, driving, supercars and the TV show. Stars in Fast Cars. Stars in Fast Cars was a humorous motoring-themed celebrity game show, in which celebrities competed at motoring challenges, including recreating movie stunts and racing modified armchairs.
The series was first broadcast on BBC Three, in 2005, and repeated on BBC One in 2006. Among some of the more notable moments were Car Skittles; a stunt where the guests had to drive on to the back of a moving lorry, before letting them all drive a Ferrari – with a bathtub of water attached to the back which they were not allowed to spill. They were asked to race in a variety of motor-esque machines, from the aforementioned armchairs to Formula 1 cars. The final round of each show, between the two top-ranking guests, features the use of the car cannon in attempts to hit various things. Episodes and participants This list is incomplete (episodes 3-10 are missing). The Stig. Creation and name The name Stig derives from Wilman and Clarkson's time at the private Repton School, where new boys had always been called "Stig". According to original Stig Perry McCarthy, speaking in 2006, the producers had wanted the anonymous driver to be called 'The Gimp', referring to the use of gimp suits in BDSM sexual role-playing.
After McCarthy objected, they settled upon the name Stig. McCarthy had said of the idea at the time that "I don't want to be forever remembered as the Gimp". Characteristics Uniform The Black Stig wore a black helmet and black Stand 21 racing suit, gloves and shoes. EXCLUSIVE: The eight drivers behind Top Gear stunt driver The Stig's famous racing whites. By Richard Simpson Updated: 12:57 GMT, 27 January 2009 To viewers of Top Gear, he harbours almost mythical capabilities - part man, part machine forever clad head to toe in pristine white racing leathers.
But it has emerged that the BBC has been rather economical with the truth with regard to their superhuman Stig character who test-drives cars around the Top Gear track and hides his identity behind a black visor. The Mail has learned that the corporation has in fact employed no fewer than eight different drivers to don the Stig's famous racing whites. Man behind the helmet: The Stig with Griff Rhys Jones at the National Television Awards last year The truth emerged this week after a report claimed to have unearthed the identity of the Stig as Ben Collins, a Bristol-based former American speedway driver and stuntman who doubled for Daniel Craig in the latest James Bond film.
Richter enttarnt den «Stig» - Tv. Seine Identität war fast so geheim wie die Coca-Cola-Formel.
Top Gear challenges. List of Top Gear broadcasters and video releases. Top Gear test track. Layout The track is on a former Royal Canadian Air Force airbase constructed during the Second World War and later used by British Aerospace as a manufacturing and test facility.
The track's main route, marked by painted lines and simple structures such as stacks of tyres, was designed by test drivers from Lotus. The layout of the track is designed to put the car through various conditions, ranging from provoking understeer to testing brake balance and tyres. The track is approximately 1.75 miles (2.82 km) long. It is considered to be an equaliser for cars since, according to Richard Hammond, both 0–60 miles per hour (0–96.6 km/h) times and top speed are totally meaningless. The track also incorporates a drag strip; although this is not used for timed segments, it does feature in some challenges and other features on the show.
List of Top Gear test track Power Lap Times. This is the full list of "official" power lap times on the Top Gear test track. Qualifying vehicles Non-qualifying Vehicles Tested, but subsequently removed from board Driven to establish times in challenges Time adjustments Sometimes an additional term is written next to the time (such as Hot).
References and notes TG_Test_Track.PNG (PNG-Grafik, 800 × 485 Pixel) Top Gear test track. File:Top Gear test track-en.svg. 51.116428°N 0.535734°W. BBC TopGear Test Track - Über mich. Top Gear Races. Races Aston Martin DB9 vs.
French TGV - Distance 900 miles Series Four, Episode One Ferrari 612 Scaglietti vs. Passenger Jet - Distance 650 miles Series Five, Episode Eight Clarkson tried to beat Hammond and May in a race from the Dunsfold studio in Surrey to Verbier, Switzerland. Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren vs. List of Top Gear (original format) episodes. Top Gear was a series of programmes broadcast by the BBC covering motor-related issues, new car model reviews, motor show previews, fuel economy, safety, the police, speeding, insurance, consumer advice and used car sales tips among other issues.
Many presenters featured over the course of the series, most notably Angela Rippon, Noel Edmonds, William Woollard, Chris Goffey, Sue Baker, Tiff Needell, Jeremy Clarkson, Quentin Willson and Vicki Butler-Henderson. When it became a network show, it was broadcast on BBC 2 on Thursday nights for Series 1 and 2, then on Tuesday nights between Series 3 and Series 17, then reverting to the original Thursday timeslot from Series 18 to the end of its run. In all, 515 episodes (not counting the regional shows) were broadcast between 1977 and 2002, with a large majority of that figure being Top Gear itself.
Note: The timeslots for Series 45 varied, so not all episodes were broadcast consecutively each week. Jump up ^ Birmingham Post. Birmingham Post. List of Top Gear episodes. Episodes are listed in order of their original U.K. air date along with featured cars, challenges, and guests.
For more information on features and challenges included in each series, visit each series' respective page. Comprehensive lists of challenges and races can be found at Top Gear challenges and Top Gear Races. Top Gear (1977 TV series) Top Gear is a half-hour automotive show starting in the 1970s, on BBC in the United Kingdom. It was long-lived, and followed by a revamped format starting in 2002, as well as a number of spin-offs, including an entirely US-based version. The original Top Gear started as a monthly television series produced by BBC Midlands, based at Pebble Mill. The 30 minute programmes had a magazine format and were transmitted to viewers in the Midlands region only. Top Gear (2002 TV series)
First run episodes are broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC Two and (from Series 20) BBC Two HD. From Series 14 until Series 19, prior to the launch of the dedicated BBC Two HD channel, new episodes were also simulcast on BBC HD. The series is also carried on cable television systems in the United States via BBC America, in Latin America via BBC Entertainment and in Europe via BBC Knowledge. Top Gear aired its twenty-first series in 2014 with the series premiering on 2 February and ending on 16 March. The programme has received acclaim for its visual style and presentation, and criticism for its content and often politically incorrect commentary made by its presenters. Columnist A.