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descampsdavid replied to your photoset:Land Cruiser looking for a better home

Elle est superbe… Elle a l’air en sacrément bon état.

Bon,
si on a pas besoin de passer le test de pollution, qu’on se moque de la
consommation et qu’on l’entretient correctement, elle vient juste de
sortir de l’adolescence.

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transes-siberiennes replied to your photo:

I find funny that a carmaker which name means…

Nous avons eu une 340. Dans les virages à grande vitesse (autoroutes), un vrai cercueil ambulant >> roues arrières motrices.

Jamais essayé, mais elles n’avaient pas une très bonne réputation en effet.

Saw the Dacia post. What do you foresee in the future for May, Hammond, and Clarkson?

I really hope they will land a splendid deal with some deep-pocketed network, like Netflix. To be honest, they were getting a bit long in the tooth on BBC, it was clear the magic was dying (it was still enjoyable to watch, but you could feel the script). The last season was very promising, maybe because of its many limititations. One of my theories is that Clarkson was bored, and provoked a scandal that was more hurtful for BBC than himself.

Whatever Clarkson & Hammond & May’s future, I really hope BBC will be able to execute a spectacular recast (I would watch the fuck of a TV show co-hosted by Stephen Fry, Rowan Atkinson and Steve Coogan).

Pride – a good surprise, as far as I’m concerned, not exactly being part of the obvious target demographic of this feelgood movie (an English gay leftist).

It reminded me a little of similar productions of the nineties (Beautiful things, Billy Elliot, Brassed off, My name is Joe…).

This is the story of a bunch of gays and lesbians united to a village of striking Welsh miners by their common hatred of Margaret Thatcher – it’s only lacking a group of disgruntled Argentinians to make the picture complete (I also watched yesterday the first part of Top Gear’s Patagonia special – which is pretty cool, even if I tend to miss the time when it was a show mostly about cars and not Clarkson’s hollidays). While I’m still sidetraking, there is so many bad puns to do in French, I can’t wait for the translation.

It’s all very socialist, complete with social justice for all, solidarity,strength through unions, el Pueblo unido jamas sera vencido, a call for tolerance, und so weiter. But it’s also a cool depiction of the strange mix of blandness and fabulousness that were the Eighties, with an excellent (if a bit *cliché*) soundtrack, the hilariously bad English cars of those times, before all the automobile industry was bought by Indian and Nipponese brands, and very good actors (that all seems very familiar, but I knew nothing of – I’ve probably saw them as background people in various English TV shows or movies, I suppose).

I was only let down by the absence of references to Zoolander. 7/10

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J’ai découvert hier par accident Renaud Roubaudi, blogueur automobile qui est une sorte de mix très sophistiqué, très parisien, très bcbg, de James May et de Fabrice Lucchini. Je suis ueberfana, alors que les youtubeurs français m’emplissent habituellement de désespoir.

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J’ai découvert hier par accident Renaud Roubaudi, blogueur automobile qui est une sorte de mix très sophistiqué, très parisien, très bcbg, de James May et de Fabrice Lucchini. Je suis ueberfana, alors que les youtubeurs français m’emplissent habituellement de désespoir.

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Ayrton Senna (1960-1994).

Nous déclarons que la splendeur du monde s’est enrichie d’une beauté nouvelle : la beauté de la vitesse. Une automobile de course avec son coffre orné de gros tuyaux tels des serpents à l’haleine explosive… une automobile rugissante qui semble courir sur la mitraille est plus belle que la Victoire de Samothrace.

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