View Full Version : New Top Gear Australia

30th September 2010, 02:59 PM
So I watched the Ashes special last night and was impressed.
Yes alot of it was staged, but they seemed to just have fun doing it which is what was missing from the first attempt.
The guys seem much more natural and less forced than the old team (SBS).
Fingers crossed the season keeps up the pace.


As for the presenters:
Shane Jacobson - funny guy, not afraid to take the piss out of himself.

Steve Pizatti - Very knowledgeable and a good driver to boot, they just need to make sure they dont keep dressing him in t-shirts as they make him look like an alien with massive ears and a long neck.

Ewen Page - New to the TV scene so seemed a bit nervous on camera, but I think he will only get better as he goes along. He has been heavily involved in a large number of car magazines in OZ (Wheels, Motor, TG Aus) so again plenty of knowledge.

30th September 2010, 03:03 PM
I've heard good things about the new Oz Top Gear. I watched one episode of the old format, and it was just crushing. Will have to download the Ashes special.

30th September 2010, 03:06 PM
i Have to agree, i quite enjoyed the first ep of this new team
but i think the fun factor came more from the TGUK boys.

30th September 2010, 03:30 PM
but i think the fun factor came more from the TGUK boys.

+1, when you think of almost all the funny moments it was normally clarkson instigating them

30th September 2010, 03:49 PM
i did enjoy the oz tg wasnt too bad they seemed funny but as nuggz said clarkson seemed to be the block to get that started

30th September 2010, 05:09 PM
The only spoiler is having Warney making an appearance. He's better off sending SMSs to chicks in the UK, than putting his mug to the TG franchise (yes, I dislike the wanker).

30th September 2010, 05:11 PM
yer i do to, but apparently the prick can drive

and he has some pretty decent cars

30th September 2010, 05:34 PM
i really enjoyed the top gear ashes episode. i thought they would drive the classic aussue muscle cars more though :(

1st October 2010, 09:44 PM
I thought the Ashes Episode wasn't too bad. Forget Shane Warne (no he cannot drive) he just drives very expensive cars.
But Sam Newman can : /
Grant Denyer would have been one of my choices in the TG team.
Will watch it again ....

1st October 2010, 09:47 PM
Denyer is contracted to Ch 7 still

2nd October 2010, 02:10 AM
shane warne was in the preview at the end :|

3rd October 2010, 10:55 PM
shane warne was in the preview at the end :|

Its like waking up with an ugly chick next to U requiring U to chew yr arm off without waking her up. Bad ending.

3rd October 2010, 10:56 PM
shane warne was in the preview at the end :|

cause hes on the show

as a host/special guest type thing

came from our ch 9 rep

4th October 2010, 02:49 PM
yeah i didnt think the epp was too bad myself

will be interesting to see how it goes without the UK lads in it though

4th October 2010, 02:52 PM
A guest host each week would be good I think :p means u can't begin to hate them ahah

5th April 2011, 04:22 PM
hey what day/channel is top gear aus on if it still is.. havent heard much about it sice the first season

5th April 2011, 05:39 PM
Dunno if Oz TG is still alive... There's no date for it coming back yet.
Good news is Fifth Gear is back though! Woooohooo! Get the latest episode from finalgeardotcom

5th April 2011, 05:44 PM
yer no word of any new top gear aus eps.

will ask our ch 9 rep when he comes in next

20th April 2011, 09:14 PM
ahk will hopefully there is another season of it, if not they should at least have a second ashes episode only in aus this time

20th April 2011, 09:18 PM
according to steve pizati on twatter the have just started filming again

21st April 2011, 12:18 PM
spoke to someone i know at ch 9

the 2 main times of the year shows come out are mid may or mid july.

im expecting mid july :)

oh and the new bigger set ;)


21st April 2011, 12:53 PM
There was on article on an american autoblog showing top gear aus trying to pull a haul pack (big ass mining truck) with a gmc 4wd. So yes, i assume it'll be back

21st June 2011, 09:45 PM
Will be good to see it back, I was never a huge fan of the first 2 seasons but was quite interested in the 3rd.