#164 - Top Gear (1st week of New Season) 10/24/2004


A. A clip of the upcoming cars in the new season including what appears to be a comparison of the Ferrari Enzo, Pagani Zonda, and Porsche Carrera GT, Land Rover LR3 mountain climbing, Ferrari... 550 Maranello, an Aston Martin, the new Ford Focus, the new Volkswagon Gold GTi, Dodge Viper SRT-10, McLaren F1, Ferrari F40, Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, the Bowler Wildcat again (driven by Richard in a previous episode), a Jaguar at the Nürburgring, and the new BMW 1 Series

B. Jeremy drives the new Porsche 911 Carrera S

C. James talks about the new voting thing where the public will decide which car from a list should be restored - this week is a Lotus 10 that was purchased by James Dean before he died

D. Jeremy said he'd eat his hair if the new Vauxhall Astra looked like the concept and since it ended up looking like it, he really does eat some of his hair

E. Richard, Jeremy and James drive the Holden Monaro, Chrysler 300C, and Jaguar S-Type R and pick a winner

F. Richard sees how many of those bouncy, inflatable castle things an Ice Cream truck can jump

G. Star in a reasonably priced car: Bill Bailey

Top Gear 10-24-2004 Episode 350 MB


#165 - Top Gear (2nd week of New Season) 10/31/2004


A. Richard drives the new Ford Focus and compares it to the Vauxhall Astra and the Volkswagon Golf

In the news:
1. Citroën C4 in the studio
2. Richard gets a love letter
3. BMW 3 Series, Mitshubishi Lancer Evo VIII FQ-400, and more

B. James continues the Top Gear restoration project and looks at a Adams Probe 16 from the movie "Clockwork Orange"

C. Jeremy drives Nick Mason's (the drummer from Pink Floyd) Ferrari F60 Enzo and the Stig puts in a lap time with it later in the show

D. Richard sees which is fastest down a hill - a teenager on an offroad skateboard, a Group N Mitshubishi Lancer Evo rally car, or a Bowler Wildcat

E. Cool Wall update

F. Jeremy compares old supercars to new supercars - Pagani Zonda versus Jaguar XJ220, Ferrari Enzo vesus Porsche Carrera GT versus McLaren F1, and a look at the Ferrari F40

G. Star in a reasonably priced car: Geri Halliwell (Spice Girls)

Top Gear 10-31-2004 Episode 350 MB

#166 - Top Gear (3rd week of New Season) 11/07/2004


A. Jeremy drives the new Land Rover Discovery up a mountain in Scotland

In the news:
1. Delivering a new Land Rover Discovery to a guy in Northern Ireland
2. Chrysler PT Cruiser Cabriolet
3. A Bugatti Veyron watch
4. Britain's common toad, dog seat belt law in California

B. Some GT class of races and how Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, and Aston Martin are entering it - the new Aston Martin DBR9 being in the studio

C. Richard goes to find the maddest (craziest) car

D. James continues with the restoration project with Keith Moon's Chrysler

E. Jeremy drives the Dodge Viper SRT-10 followed by the Stig giving it a lap around the track

F. Richard and James discuss the results of the 2004 Top Gear car survey

G. Star in a reasonably priced car: Joanna Lumley

(The video skips a bit at the beginning and at the very end, I'm going to try to re-download it again to see if I downloaded a lousy copy.)

Top Gear 11-07-2004 Episode 350 MB

#167 - Top Gear (4th week of New Season) 11/14/2004


A. Richard drives the Pagoni Zonda Roadster in the Swiss Alps.

In the news:
1. Signed pic of Top Gear cast selling on eBay for $5.20
2. Letter and package from 11 yr. girl on how to better transport horses
3. Jeremy tries to choose a color for his Ford GT
4. Chrysler Crossfire Roadster and Nissan 350Z Roadster
5. Speed enforcement cameras in the UK

B. James and Richard play "Konkers" with caravans (mini campers).

C. Star in a reasonably priced car: Jimmy Carr

D. James continues the restoration project with the Royal Family's 1978 Range Rover.

E. Richard and James spend a whole 24 hours inside the new Smart 44.

F. Jeremy gives some car buying advice with the "Down To Earth Board".

G. Jeremy drives the new Aston Martin Vanquish S and Ferrari 575. The Stig takes a lap in each around the track.

Top Gear 11-14-2004 Episode 350 MB


Top Gear (5th week of New Season) 11/21/2004


A. Richard drives the new Morgan Aero 8 GTN

In The News:
1. Richard shows off his Dodge Charger that he finally bought
2. Richard drives the Renault Espace, the first "people carrier", and then races it again a bunch of other minivans
3. With this being it's 50th anniversary, James drives the Mercedes-Benz 300SL

B. Star in a reasonably priced car: Christian Slater

C. Jeremy goes to the Nürburgring and tries to get a diesel Jaguar S-Type with the help of Sabine Schmitz

Top Gear 11-21-2004 Episode 350 MB

#168 - Top Gear (6th week of New Season) 12/5/2004


A. Jeremy reviews the 2005 VW Golf GTI and likes it.

B. Jeremy and Richard compare the Stig's track times for the:
Citronen C4
Honda Civic Type-R
Mini Cooper S
Seat Leon Coupra
Renault Megane 225

In The News:
1. James shares about the New Astra 3-door FWD 240HP turbo hatchback.
2. Richard talks about the president of Mercedes, who had a $500,000 S-Class Merc built with all kinds of protection amenities, and got his car stolen in Spain.
3. Jeremy shares about "internal technology leaks" from former KJB agents who now work for VW Motors.
4. New Vauxhall Tigra 1.3 Diesel convertible
5. Russian carmaker LADA comes up with another small hatchback after years of silence.

C. The Top Gear guys each attempt to purchase a Porsche for less than $1500. They begin a veteran car "challenge" to get to the next destination on a scavenger hunt titled the "Cheap Porsche Challenge".

D. Star in a reasonably priced car: Harry Webb

E. James continues with the restoration project and the 5th vehicle: Paddy Hopkoeck's Mini

F. Jeremy takes a blind man for a lap around the track in the reasonably priced car, beating out (2) other drivers!!

G. The Stig takes all (3) Cheap Porsches out on the track and tries to beat 1:35.

Top Gear 12-05-2004 Episode 350 MB

#169 - Top Gear (7th week of New Season) 12/12/2004


A. Jeremy reviews (and pans) the "green" Toyota Prius hybrid. (45-65 MPG!!)

In the News:
1. The Citroen C1 is announced for $7000 UK
2. The problems of government trying to reduce traffic congestion.
3. Wheel Clamping training classes are part of a "Vehicle Immobilization" degree now in the UK.

B. Richard road tests the new 2005 Ford Mustang.

C. Richard and Jeremy rate cars on the "Cool Wall".

D. James briefly reviews all of the contenders for the "Restoration Rip-off".

E. Star in a reasonably priced car: Former "The Who" vocalist Roger Daltrey takes the Liana out onto the track.

F. The Stig pits the new Porsche Boxster vs the Mercedes SLK Roadster to find out which is the fastest around the test track.

G. The Top Gear Viewer Awards are announced.

H. Jeremy finds out if the Evo VIII FQ-400 can really keep up with a Lamborghini Murcielago around the track.

Top Gear 12-12-2004 Episode 350 MB

#170 - Top Gear (8th week of New Season) 12/19/2004

A. Jeremy races the new Ferrari 612 vs. Richard and James in an Airbus aeroplane from England to Verbie, Switzerland

B. In the News:
1. New tallest bridge in the world in France
2. Richard Brunstrom (chief constable of North Wales) suggests adjusting speed limits to be reasonable in the eye of the motorist.
3. James announces the winner of the Restoration Ripoff contest.
4. BMW M6 v10, 2005 Vauxhall Monaro with new LS2 engine, Peugot 607
5. Christmas Gift ideas for the "Petrol Head"

C. James and Richard begin a new extreme challenge by racing an Evo Rally Car vs. a Bobsled at Lillehammer

D. Star in a reasonably priced car: Eddie Izot

E. Old vs. New Cars around the track
1. 1974 Ford Escort Rally Car vs. 2004 Ford Focus RS
2. Ford GT40 vs. Noble M400
3. 1983 Audi Quattro Rally Car vs. 2004 Mitsubishi Evo8 FQ340

F. The Stig takes Renault's F1 Car around the track to try to beat 1:00 minute

Top Gear 12-19-2004 Episode 350 MB


#171 - Top Gear (Last week of New Season) 12/26/2004

A. James reviews the new BMW 1-series 115 and 118.

B. The Top Gear guys talk about the upcoming cars they are excited to be able to review next season:
Richard - Mercedes A Class Hatchback, Nissan Micra convertible, Range Rover Sport
Jeremy - Mercedes CLS, Bugyatti Veyron 1000HP car, Aston Martin V8 Vantage
James - Suzuki Swift, Aston Martin DB9 Velantez

C. Richard reviews the Mercedes AMG G55 SUV

D. Star in a reasonably priced car: Trinny and Suzanna from the UK show "What Not To Wear"

E. Jeremy and Richard compare 2 mini-hatches: Ford Fiesta ST150 vs. Citronen C2 VTS

F. Jeremy and James review a smorgasboard of Asian made cheap vehicles:
Kia Rio, Hyundai Accent, Daewoo Tacuma, Proton Gen2, Perodua Kelissa, Kia Magentus, Kia Cerato

G. Jeremy and Richard build their own "Korean Car" out of scrap metal

H. Jeremy reviews the new Atom Ariel kit car from the UK. The Stig pulls a very suprising lap time with the car as well!

Top Gear 12-26-2004 Episode 350 MB