Monday, November 16, 2009

Video: Top Gear Romania Series 14, Episode 1

BBC broadcast Sunday (15 Nov 2009) the Top Gear episode filmed at the end of September 2009 in Romania. The BBC presenters have been somehow surprized because initially had imagined Romania a "country full of oxes and people throwing stones at gypsies" but subsequently they changed their vision over the country. When first entering the Black Sea resort of Mamaia, the Top Gear showmen remained amazed by the high number of top luxurious sport cars present around. Following the next filmings at the Parliament Palace in Bucharest and the Transfagarasan road - "The best road in the world" - Clarkson, Hammon and May got finally enchanted and happy with their trip to East Europe. The Romanian Top Gear video show is structured in 6 parts (A-F) out of which 3 are tightly bound to Romania (A, E, F).
Top Gear Romania season 14 episode 1 (part A) Mamaia.
Second part (B) of the Romanian show depicts the drive of the BBC presenters from Black Sea to Bucharest, their experiences through Bucharest and the race through the Parliament Palace tunnels.
Top Gear Romania season 14 episode 1 (part B) Bucharest Parliament Palace.
Part C and D are less related to Romania TG trip (even if part of same show), the hostmen covering the aired space with a car contest between BMW and Mercedes.
Top Gear Romania season 14 episode 1 (part C) BMW vs Mercedes.
Top Gear Romania season 14 episode 1 (part D) BMW vs Mercedes.
The part E (5th) of the episode 1 reveals the journey through mountains towards Transfagarasan road and also could see how a Romanian truck driver smashes a Dacia Sandero right in front of TG team's eyes. The presenters have still humour even if Sandero was rent by them (probably it was insured).
Top Gear Romania season 14 episode 1 (part E) journey towards Transfagarasan and Dacia Sandero crashed by a careless truck driver.
The beginning of the final part (F) video shows a funny situation where James May's Lamborghini Gallardo is involved in an accident (tiny crash) with a Dacia vehicle...or maybe everything was staged for entertainment.
Top Gear Romania season 14 episode 1 (part F) Transfagarasan race and accident James May Lamborghini Gallardo.


Fotobogdan November 16, 2009 at 7:45 PM  

Awesome! I was looking for this entire show. Too bad, though, the image that they create about Romania is a bit wrong ... They could have shown the better side, and no gipsies... Anyway, it was great and onestly, i'm proud to be romanian

InfoWebExplore November 17, 2009 at 12:12 AM  

@Fotobogdan: indeed they insisted much with the gypsies, probably wanted to be like a Kusturica's "Black cat white cat" or Borat. Anyway the episode was quite funny and showed relevant things about Romania. The BBC presenters deserve to be praised becaused they advertised the country like no others (do not worry, gypsies are everywhere). Actually Clarkson mentioned at the beginning and end of episode his gratitude to Romania hospitality.

InfoWebExplore November 17, 2009 at 12:14 AM  

@kodeina: Part D will also come soon but justdid not consider it relevant,,,actually D is a kinda perfect replica of part C. I will post it soon.

cristina November 19, 2009 at 8:43 PM  

ppl throwing stones at gypsies? this is very exagerate

InfoWebExplore November 20, 2009 at 2:47 AM  

yes Cristina, indeed is exagerated (I know well Romania), they would have rather said "gypsy throwing stones at people" :) . Anyway they had to invent a story to make the episode funnier.

WhiteWolf November 21, 2009 at 7:50 PM  

Same old fake story; we are the good and the most brave from the Tracs
Why not be just with the truth ?
It's not Top Gear or Clarkson's fault that Romania (as many other countries) DO have gipsies. And it's not ter fault that we still try to put our bad parts under the carpet like in Ceausescu's time
Romania it's not worse or better then many other countries. Still you may not ask freign citizens not to notice or mention the bad parts only to make us happy or proud

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