Babak, you should have mentioned that you linked to a MASSIVE collection of Top Gear videos
so people know it's worth it to paste that link.
Your thread is still missing some cool stuff (I think... it's so massive I may have missed them).
1. The 1991 season of Top Gear is on Google. Here's episode one:
Watching how dull that season is makes it easier to appreciate the genius of the current Top Gear. Also, you can see Clarkson's magic even in the early stuff -- and his afro is hilarious.
2. There's cool Clarkson car-related travel shows on google.
A season of Motorworld, here's the Texas episode:
He visits weird places like India, Cuba, Vietnam, Switzerland and Detroit in each individual show.
Clarkson Meets the Neighbours, here's episode 1 of 5:
In this he visits France, Germany and Spain but the Belgium/Dutch episode is missing. I think it's funny.
I've been downloading these off google and playing them in my Mio GPS unit from ChaseCam. Steps:
- Go to the google link
- Click "download" but open the gvp file in notepad or equivalent
- Grab the url out of it, paste into your browser. This lets you download a clean avi file to your hard drive
- Run PocketDivxEncoder and resize the video to sideways at 320x240. Cuts them from 160mb to about 80mb for the 25 minute shows.
- Upload them to a Mio that's been hacked to play video via instructions on mionav.com
Presto. You you have enough Clarkson videos to play any time you're stuck in an airport or waiting for something. Fits in your pocket.