R.I.P. Top Gear

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    TonyTheTiger

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    Dan203

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    I think a US company should scoop up all 3 and just continue the show here. It was a world wide success, it could be made anywhere and still work. As long as they didn't mess with the formula.
     
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    DevdogAZ

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    That article posted by TtT speculates that Clarkson may have a non-compete clause in his contract, so that might not be possible at this time. If Clarkson has non-compete language in his deal, I would expect Hammond and May would have similar language.
     
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    Dan203

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    Do those sorts of things hold up if you get fired?
     
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    heySkippy

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    I don't think Clarkson was fired, his contract was not renewed.
     
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    BrettStah

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    Can a clause from a contract that expired be enforced?
     
  7. Jun 4, 2015 #107 of 241
    DevdogAZ

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    Yes. In fact, that's exactly how a non-compete clause is intended to work. It prevents the employee from working for a competitor AFTER the contract ends and the employee is no longer working for the employer.
     
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    heySkippy

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    There was a fresh round of rumors o FB recently about Hammond and May turning down BBC2 and pursuing a Netflix deal with Clarkson.

    Please let this come true.

    Please.
     
  10. Jun 8, 2015 #110 of 241
    osu1991

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    The three of them are up to something this week, from their twitter posts
     

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    DevdogAZ

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    We'll see how it goes.
     
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    MikeAndrews

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    ...or the other two are having some fun trolling Clarkson.
     
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    DevdogAZ

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    All three tweets made within less than a minute of each other. Seems unlikely Jezza made a serious tweet and both Hammond and May came up with such a similar troll response within a few seconds. More likely they were all together and decided to send the tweets.
     
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    TonyTheTiger

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    If you had seen the relevant item that prompted the tweets, it would make sense...

    Chris Evans, a BBC Radio 2 DJ and well-known petrol head, was on TV and let slip that he was filming a car-related sequence "sometime next week".

    He has vehemently denied any chance of him hosting a new, revised Top Gear and ended the interview with "we'll see how it goes".

    The lads were having a jab at him and nothing more.

    ETA: Here's the details...

    http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-e...-top-gear-film-as-only-they-can-10303530.html
     
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    I'll be deleting the season pass after the 28-June show.
     
  17. ClutchBrake

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    Did the planned speed challenge between the LaFerrari, the 918 Spyder, and the P1 ever get filmed? Last I remember the manufacturers had all agreed on terms and the only thing holding it up was Porsche providing a car.
     
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    That's about the best outcome I can think of.

    It's funny that they chose someone who also has a controversial past with the BBC
     
  19. heySkippy

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    Chris who?
     
  20. DevdogAZ

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    That's the one thing I was most looking forward to for Series 22. Bummed that it never happened.

    IIRC, there was an episode a few years back where May went to Chris Evans' house and borrowed Evans' vintage 60s Ferarri convertible for the day.
     

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