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Jeremy Clarkson: At Full Throttle, Documentary, 2000 IMDB

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Star Wars Fanatic EN

2006-12-17 13:10

Every year since 1996, Jeremy Clarkson has released his own brand of annual DVDs, all of which have had a very similar flair throughout. Each DVD will normally contain its own theme, and are often a good source of entertainment, even if not quite as sophisticated as Top Gear.

In this release, Jeremy sets out how to "make the best better", resulting in this release being all about tuned cars, and is perhaps one of his more informative of DVDs. As you can see from the submissions, the vast majority of featured cars are in fact from tuning manufacturers, and it is quite fascinating how much of an improvement can be shown in performance. Highlights include an appearance from former Top Gear (and now Fifth Gear) presenter Vicki Butler-Henderson as herself and Jeremy fix together some tuned cars of their own, with Vicki utilising a Vauxhall Nova and Jeremy implementing his Mount Everest sized inflated ego into a Rover. There is also the usual barrage of drag races, with quite possibly the most epic yet - 10 Escort Cosworths all racing together. As well as cheesy guitar music throughout, these releases also have an annual tradition of Clarkson destroying "some kind of awful car", which for me is always the highlight. In this instance, Jeremy destroys:

The Ford Sierra GL - for once however, this car is destroyed not because of what it is but what it had become - proclaimed as the worst tuned car ever, it is launched off of a quary (notably the same one used in previous releases) with an air cannon where it meets the ground in a tasty brutal landing before being blown up, sporting the usual pyrotechnics.

These destruction acts, plus the remaining ones in all of his DVDs, can be found in a recent mix I made - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TzNeEHhARY

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Weasel1984 PL

2006-12-17 17:11

This is my favourite Clarkson movie, for the first time I wasn't angry for him that he destroyes all of these cars (flying Sierra).
BTW. I think that there is a TV series which consists from some of his movies (these from ~1996-2000), I remember that I've seen it in a TV (e.g. this '88 Sierra was in two episodes).

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Star Wars Fanatic EN

2006-12-17 17:17

It's one of my favourites as well, very informative :) His older releases tend to offer more than his more recent attempts, you can tell he is getting a bit tired of it all. I'm not sure what series you are referring to Weasel, but he has done a few TV series in the past, some of which I plan to add to this site.


2006-12-17 17:43

The thing is once Top Gear was relaunched in it's new, more adventurous format, it regularly did the kind of things Clarkson used to do on his videos, making them a bit redundant. I think the idea behind the Clarkson videos when they first began was to do all the things he couldn't get do in a normal half-hour Top Gear episode. I don't think he was allowed to deliberately destroy cars back then, except verbally.

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Star Wars Fanatic EN

2006-12-17 17:47

It's true, even his first release is advertised as "all the things he can't do on TV"...


2006-12-17 17:48

Things are different now.

Star Wars Fanatic EN

2006-12-17 17:50

It makes me wonder when he will stop, this year marks the 10th anniversary since his releases began.

Weasel1984 PL

2006-12-17 22:07

Star Wars Fanatic wrote I'm not sure what series you are referring to Weasel...

I don't remember the original title now, here was known as ~"Jeremy Clarkson presents: [name of episode]". Anyway, I meant that all of his movies that you have added here, I've seen in TV, but realized as one series (with many episodes).

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