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Author Topic: BBC TV Top Gear programme on Lancia!  (Read 37555 times)
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« Reply #60 on: 29 November, 2009, 10:07:32 PM »

Yes, I loved it
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« Reply #61 on: 29 November, 2009, 10:12:21 PM »

enjoyed it but i think at times they were a bit harsh, especially some of the comments about the hawk  Undecided, overall a good result though in recognising the marque for its achievements that WE ALL ENJOY  Grin
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« Reply #62 on: 29 November, 2009, 10:30:22 PM »

It was about what I expected.  Its an entertainment show, not a serious car show.  Hawk aren't happy apparently.  And I imagine that Stuart is wondering why he bothered...  But at least there was mention of the technical firsts, the motorsport history, and some decent stuff about the Fulvia and Integrale.  But there was so much more they could have done if they hadn't been arsing around racing the HPE against the Marina and making crap jokes about rust.
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« Reply #63 on: 29 November, 2009, 10:31:08 PM »

Only 9 comments , cause every time I tried their website or email was down, It would have been 10 then  Tongue

Anyway maybe just me but I thought it was a bit sarcastic, only car really favoured was the grale and maybe the fulvia and stratos, but OMG they kicked into the Hawk a bit, and I was thinking of getting one at some point.
Anyway typical TG tongue in cheek stuff, but it could have been better.
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And fiinally looks like they dont like the new delta either  Sad
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« Reply #64 on: 29 November, 2009, 10:43:13 PM »

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And I imagine that Stuart is wondering why he bothered...

You are quite right, Chris. 

It must be remembered that prior to me arriving, they had never even seen a new Delta, and the fact they didn't even bother to drive it didn't help matters.  After being there, I stand by my opinion that Clarkson is an idiot.  I discovered that Hammond is full of his own self importance.  On the upside, James May is the nicest person you could ever wish to meet!
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« Reply #65 on: 29 November, 2009, 10:50:13 PM »

but atleast the cars are recognised as "the greatest!!" technically on paper my dedra is a badged up fiat, but drive it its NOT!! i knew there would be comments about rust clarkson always takes the p**s out of lancia for it and in all fairness who actually takes him serious?? I for one dont! stuart i sympathise and think they were out of order with alot of their comments,
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« Reply #66 on: 29 November, 2009, 10:59:03 PM »

Overall a bit of a curates egg.  But they missed several firsts! Theta first european car with electric lights & starting as standard, Lambda first unitary body independent front suspension and v4 engine, Augusta first fully monocoque saloon body, although they mentioned the first v6 engine why was there no B20?

All in all the usual light weight populist entertainment dumbed down BBC.

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« Reply #67 on: 29 November, 2009, 11:20:38 PM »

I agree that an Aurelia would've been good to have on. But it was a LOT of coverage in one episode and a very memorable lap. I think the benchmark is probably other people's opinions - which , I guess , we'll find out at work tomorrow ....
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« Reply #68 on: 29 November, 2009, 11:29:05 PM »

Only 9 comments , cause every time I tried their website or email was down, It would have been 10 then  Tongue

Anyway maybe just me but I thought it was a bit sarcastic, only car really favoured was the grale and maybe the fulvia and stratos, but OMG they kicked into the Hawk a bit, and I was thinking of getting one at some point.
Anyway typical TG tongue in cheek stuff, but it could have been better.
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And fiinally looks like they dont like the new delta either  Sad

Hawk may be annoyed, but I imagine an awful lot of people will have found out tonight that they can own a Stratos for sensible money.  I imagine their sales may actually go up.  I was talking to the guys from the Morris Marina OC at the NEC, and they have seen membership increase since TG got at them...
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« Reply #69 on: 29 November, 2009, 11:31:17 PM »

And it introduces Lancia in a positive way to the under 25's and that has got to be a good thing. T
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« Reply #70 on: 29 November, 2009, 11:36:57 PM »

To add to my comments before, I spoke to the production crew after the shoot.  They said that it was always going to be about the classic cars.  Bearing that in mind, I suspect there would have been similar comments if I had turned up in a Fulvietta!  I also pointed out that their comments would probably have been different had they actually driven the car first.  The researcher said they would keep it in mind for possible future.  The question is whether I would let them have the car if they approach me again; I somehow doubt it.
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« Reply #71 on: 29 November, 2009, 11:40:17 PM »

We could do with a "hit counter" on the web site ... it ought to be red hot ....
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« Reply #72 on: 29 November, 2009, 11:51:29 PM »

We could do with a "hit counter" on the web site ... it ought to be red hot ....

I'm very glad we are largely members only.  After the Marina programmes, the owners club site was swamped with new members leaving abusive messages.  The great British public, doncha love 'em?  They're what keeps TG popular...
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« Reply #73 on: 30 November, 2009, 01:10:23 AM »

On balance more good than bad and it made me proud to be a Lancisti, so many notable achievements. Shame about the gratuitous bashing, although that was to be expected but the treatment of Hawk and Stuart's car was totally unfair.

Given Clarkson's previous track record on Lancia it seems that he may be coming round to recognising what we already know. Get him along to an AGM!

'No publicity is bad publicity' and if, as is likely, people Google Lancia, the LMC is right there at the top of the first page.

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« Reply #74 on: 30 November, 2009, 09:15:31 AM »

It was about what i expected and definitely better than ballroom dancing which is the only other programme on the bbc these days it seems.

Of course it was tongue in cheek but we may just come out of it as lancia fans as idiosyncratic and a bit cool after this ((And thats what we think ourselves anyway about lancia ) which does more for the image than Richard Gere poncing around in the desert for no apparent reason in the delta ads.It will at least have caused people to think about something they had long forgotten...
shame they simply repeated the sketch over the monte- brake problems .Hammond did exactly the same as clarkson did last time they covered lancia.
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