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Wow, that looks good.

Taking mid-70s Lincoln Mk V, Riviera, and El Dorado through Scotland is just so unexpected. . .



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I'm just about done with Clarkson's Farm, so I'm looking forward to this afterward.




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Mongolia was great but this looks like it might be the best GT yet. That Buick makes me tingle a little but what is that other car Hammond is driving with the V tail and the massive spoiler?



I'm gonna vote for the funniest frog with the loudest croak on the highest log.
 
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71-73 Riviera



 
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Ah, I see it's a 2nd Riviera. Thanks-



I'm gonna vote for the funniest frog with the loudest croak on the highest log.
 
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Verrry nice.

And they even brought Abbie along.
 
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Looking forward to this. I am pretty sure I have driven some of those roads shown in the trailer.


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Thought it a Superbird… then rethought it.

This looks too funny, will be great if the boys are back to old form together.




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Had a 74 Buick Century as a first car. Looked like that Riviera - a 2-door boat.





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I was very pleased with the episode. Laughed a number of times. Not entirely sure I understand the ending. I can come up with 3 potential explanations.




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Wife and I enjoyed it, some good laughs in it.

Didn't quite understand the short bit on the muscle cars though, seemed kind of tacked on.
 
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Wife and I enjoyed it, some good laughs in it.

Didn't quite understand the short bit on the muscle cars though, seemed kind of tacked on.


I agree. Maybe added in postproduction reshoots because they were short on time(?) That, or it was a lame lead in to contrast a Scottish Manor house, Land Rovers, tweed and double barrel shotguns versus Hammond walking up in a trucker's cap with an AR for why American cars don't "fit in" over there.




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Good but not great IMHO, but I may be jaded because Clarkson's Farm was excellent.


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Good but not great IMHO, but I may be jaded because Clarkson's Farm was excellent.


I agree. While it is not the Top Gear folks, those who enjoy the "year in a life" farm shows there are a number of series, some of which are on Prime presently by 3 british experts, one historian 2 archaeologists, who live on a farm here or there for a year representing periods of English history that are very good watches as well, Edwardian Farm, Victorian Farm, Tudor Monastery farm and other shows that they did.



EDIT: The "Pizza Express to Tramps in 37 minutes" appears to have been a reference to Prince Andrew's claim not to have been at the club, Tramps, with the sex slave, dancing, but instead being at a Pizza Express.

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What are the peas like?

Well, its a unit of peas...

It makes it a lot easier to eat, peas are so difficult to eat but, when you deep fry them like this...

It brings out the sweetness of the peas.

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Wife and I enjoyed it, some good laughs in it.

Didn't quite understand the short bit on the muscle cars though, seemed kind of tacked on.


But damn, that Mustang is a great looking car.
 
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^ I would't be surprised if that Shelby wasn't already Hammond's. I know he had a Mustang back in his Top Gear days. That might be it.



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^ I would't be surprised if that Shelby wasn't already Hammond's. I know he had a Mustang back in his Top Gear days. That might be it.


Hamster has a blue 1968 Ford Mustang GT 390, if I recall correctly. He used a green 1971 Mustang Mach 1 for the Top Gear Patagonia episode. His wife has a 2016 Mustang convertible. My sister is huge Top Gear and Mustang fan so I differ to her knowledge.
 
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