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David Chapman

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<font face="Arial" size="2">We might have to pay the equivalentof about $9 for a gallon forgasoline here in the UK but we also have some of the best car related TV in the world - especially an award winning BBC programme called " Top Gear "- I think this is sometime shown on Discovery Channel in the States and it can often be found on Internet download sites. </font>
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<font face="Arial" size="2">Last night Top Gear did a big feature on amphibious cars, there was abrief mention of Amphicar at the start but then they constructed 3 of their own, a Toyota Pickup with a 230HP outboard that went surprisingly well. A VW Camper that became a houseboat - and sunk - and a Triumph Herald, same age as Amphicar and looks a bit like but this one was a sailboat with what must have been a 20foot mast on it. </font>
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<font face="Arial" size="2">All very entertaining and well worth watching if you get the chance,more info here:</font>
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<font face="Arial" size="2">http://www.amphicars.com/acnews.htm</font>
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<font face="Arial" size="2">David C</font>
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amphi_sc

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--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "David Chapman" <david@...> wrote:

> All very entertaining and well worth watching if you get the chance,
more info here:
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> http://www.amphicars.com/acnews.htm
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> David C
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but you can not get to it from outside the UK:

"Unfortunately BBC Two video content is only available to users
within the UK. We're sorry for any disappointment."
 
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>> All very entertaining and well worth watching if you get the chance, more info here:
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>> http://www.amphicars.com/acnews.htm
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>>David C
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> but you can not get to it from outside the UK:
> "Unfortunately BBC Two video content is only available to users
> within the UK. We're sorry for any disappointment."

<font face="Arial" size="2">What a pain ! I know there was talk of doing that, for those that don't know the BBC is not funded by advertising, everyone in the UK with a TV pays about $200 a year for a licence to watch it so there was talk of stopping "non licence payers" viewing content - although of course I will now have the same problem when I'm next in the States which will be very cross making grrrrrrr. </font>
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<font face="Arial" size="2">Anyway - two ways around that - if you can find a UK based proxy server (try google) that should confuse it enough to work, alternatively you can download it from www.finalgear.com although it is normally in Torrent format so will need a bit of fiddling if you haven't done it before. I'm told the version on Discovery is just edited highlights - you really want the "full fat" directors cut. </font>
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<font face="Arial" size="2">Finally, for issues with the language, use http://www.effingpot.combest source for US - UKtranslation.</font>
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<font face="Arial" size="2">David C</font>
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>> http://www.amphicars.com/acnews.htm
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It's still being talked about here - a lot of the Triumph Herald people in the States want to see it so should have news about where you can download a copy soon. For a flavour of the way the show works there is a 5 minute clip from the last series you can watch here.

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<font face="Arial" size="2">What they did is get some kids witha "pimp my ride" type car and some gentlemen with an Austin Healey and the cars were raced up a hill in what was described as a battle between acne and arthritis !</font>
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<font face="Arial" size="2">Enjoy !</font>
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<font face="Arial" size="2">David C</font>
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