A big thank-you to kelloggs2066 for posting the link to the Toyota truck-thrashing progamme (spelled that way since it was a british programmmmee of course). I entertained my two youngest with it while I cleaned my office. I think they both watched it at least four times.
Oh… here’s the link.
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*Disbelieving laughter* Good grief, that is nearly unbelievable! Now that is durability!
And when I think how hard some of my friends worked to keep their own pickups running in high school….
That was amazing
Good heavens! That’s a well-engineered vehicle. It looked like the only thing that was going to do that truck in was the chassis-split.
Thanks for sharing!
Re: That was amazing
Ahh yes, Top Gear UK. Old episode, from what FinalGear.com is reporting.
Fantastic. The technologically sadistic side in me is a little disappointed that they didn’t keep going to finally finish it off, but then again a drop onto a boulder or something like that would probably do the trick, since as
mentioned, the chassis split would soon prove to be fatal.
, I meant.
I had a 1992 Explorer I wish I could give that treatment.
Thermite on the hood. ::EVIL grin::
Now it needs to live through a machine-gunning, and maybe a dip in some oil. Deep fry, even.
Actually, all it needs now is to be driven on the track until it dies. THAT would be the final testament to durability: how many miles it could clock AFTER being battered, drowned, dropped, caravanned, wrecking-balled, burnt, and demolished?
I’d bet that with their mechanic, they could keep it going for another 1,000 miles under controlled conditions. Or maybe 100 meters down that Bristol stairwell.
They did finally kill it…
Yup, it got finished off on another episode. What did they do?
Put it on top a 10 story building and then… blew up the building!!
Love that show (Top Gear). That particular segment sold my wife on it long before I ever saw the show.
My personal favorite is the Car Darts video.
Daaaayyy–YAMMMMMNNNN…. Wish I could show that to my dad, but he’s only got a dial-up connection- he’d never get through the first minute…
Burn the thing to a CD and mail it to him.
Ah! Yes- That WOULD work… have bookmarked it until I can find someone willing to help with that.. (Work computer- they would frown on it…) 🙂
Ah, Jeremy Clarkson. Possibly the only man in the world who could lose a race between a man in a car and a man on foot.
I don’t think that the British spell anything “progamme”. 😛
Ahhh… Top Gear, my favourite Television Programme
You’re on my home territory now Howard. Jeremy Clarkson and the Top Gear team and have been providing an irreverant look at the motoring industry for many years in the UK. Over the past couple of years the BBC finally allowed the team to break out of a rather stodgy mix and make a more up to date and interesting programme.
Toyota trucks being trashed.
“Darts” being played with cars into a strip mine.
Crashing a brand new Renault (stunt guy crashed it) to test out the safety claims (without telling Renault beforehand).
The presenters themselves crashing old beaters into walls to see how they stand up (quite well).
Oh and a bona fide, genuine, race car driver taking outrageously fast cars around a track and pitting laptimes against each other.
Almost, but not quite, as good as Mythbusters.
One last thing…
There’s more to life than trashing a truck. Take a look at the same presenter (Clarkson) driving the Ariel Atom. It has to be seen to be believed. Just to “whet your whistle” the acceleration of this vehicle takes it from 0-100 in 10.8 seconds!!!!
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