Amazon Prime, Grand Tour Presents "Carnage A Trois"

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Amazon Prime, Grand Tour Presents "Carnage A Trois"

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Quite looking forward to this, Friday 17th December.

Prefer it to the Lamborghini, like Signor Gandini!

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As a French car fan, I'm compelled to view, yet know it'll be soul-crushingly predictable and plenty of cars will get labelled as 'shit', regardless of whether they are or not.

Hope I'm wrong, but pretty sure I won't be.
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Is that Mike Brewer’s SM, or was as I think he put it up for sale?
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I saw the ad for this with a pic of a cx in the background, it won't be the first one Mr Clarkson destroyed, remember top gear (very tall and smashed to smithereens over the edge of a cliff) cx camper conversion?
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deltic wrote:
Thu Dec 02, 2021 9:35 pm
Is that Mike Brewer’s SM, or was as I think he put it up for sale?
Yeah it is. Bit of a hound, according to SM circles I've been in.
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I believe Mike Brewers SM was sold at the NEC Classic Car Show. Iain Tyrrell brought it for a client with the intention of giving it a good going over. Iain Tyrrell if you don't know is quite well known Lamborghini restorer amongst other things.

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I have to say that I quite enjoyed the programme, but then I do have a bit of a puerile sense of humour. Although I didn't particularly enjoy watching the 205 GTi getting knocked about in the race sequence.

I actually watched it with my Mum who also enjoyed it, more so for the SM. But then she used to drive one!
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I quite liked it, too. The 205 racing made me wince slightly but I see them crash all the time in rally compilations. I didn't mind seeing the 2CV Charleston dropping out of the sky either because it looked pretty ropey.
I was pleasantly surprised at how appreciative they were of the cars they were driving.

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Yup, I'm another who had to eat humblepie. Thought it was actually pretty good, all things considered.
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