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Fifth Gear TV programme need a GT Turbo
« on: 18:02, Mon 03 November 2008 »
Recieved this email from the producer of Fifth Gear

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Hi,

I work for Fifth Gear on Channel Five were just putting together our next series.

Next Monday (10th Nov) weve got a RenaultSport Twingo booked to film, and were thinking about putting it up against a Renault 5 GT Turbo on a track, as a new versus old style speed test. I was wondering if any of your forum members would be willing to lend us their car for the day? It would involve getting to Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire for about 8am on the Monday and staying until about 5pm. Obviously wed cover all the petrol, food and accommodation necessary for whoever is involved and if we ruined a set of tyres wed obviously sort out a new set!

Id like the car to be as original as possible, but it doesnt have to be concours just a tidy looking and mechanically sound, factory standard car. Itll be a good chance for somebody to get their car on the telly, and I reckon the 5 would come out on top against the clock. It will either be Jason Plato or Tiff Needell doing the driving theyll get the best out of the car on the track, but be sympathetic to its age.

If anybody you know is interested, then feel free to pass on my email address or phone number, which is 0121 697 1923.

Hopefully speak to you soon.

All the best,
Graham Smiles
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Fifth Gear

T: 0121 697 1923 |M: 07973 323960 |F: 0121 697 1950


If anyone is interested contact them !!
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« Reply #1 on: 18:16, Mon 03 November 2008 »
i'd love to do this. shame my cars a bit tatty  :(

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« Reply #2 on: 02:46, Tue 04 November 2008 »
i wud have done it if my fualing was set up for more boost! dont fink 12psi will just cut it :(  but times are hard at min to get a wideband or on rollers. bastard credit crunch :x

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« Reply #3 on: 08:04, Tue 04 November 2008 »
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i wud have done it if my fualing was set up for more boost! dont fink 12psi will just cut it :(  but times are hard at min to get a wideband or on rollers. bastard credit crunch :x


It's factory standard there after.  8)

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« Reply #4 on: 14:22, Tue 04 November 2008 »
Sounds like a great opportunity for someone.

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« Reply #5 on: 14:47, Tue 04 November 2008 »
It's factory standard there after.  8)[/quote]

I no but mine aint standard> it just aint running no boost! :(

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« Reply #6 on: 16:15, Tue 04 November 2008 »
Big Steve in his Raider have gone for it, i posted this up on RTOC & he got in touch, i think filming is next Tuesday :)

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« Reply #7 on: 17:54, Tue 04 November 2008 »
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Big Steve in his Raider have gone for it, i posted this up on RTOC & he got in touch, i think filming is next Tuesday :)


Could have gave the site a mention on RTOC !!  :lol:  :lol:  More search engine listings  :lol:  :lol:

Look forward to seeing the footage !! You got a picture of his car ?? Is it on here as well ?
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« Reply #8 on: 23:30, Tue 04 November 2008 »
Was the topic removed from RTOC ??
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« Reply #9 on: 23:51, Tue 04 November 2008 »
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Was the topic removed from RTOC ??


No still there just moved to a different thread
http://www.rtoc.org/boards/showthread.php?t=2091

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« Reply #10 on: 08:35, Wed 05 November 2008 »
Hi Guys,

Yes the rumours are true, i've put my car forward for the 5th Gear Shootout vs the Renaultsport Twingo 133.

Thanks to Lee for posting this on RTOC as well as here.

Pictures of my car:



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Should be a good show as she's very mecahnically sound so well up to giving the Twingo a run around Milbrook!!

Filming is now going to be next Monday & Jason Plato will be driving the it.

Wish me luck!!!  :wink

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« Reply #11 on: 09:41, Wed 05 November 2008 »
I wish the car good luck  :lol:

Sorry Lee, i thought i had mentioned the site, must have been in a text when Mart text me... :oops:

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« Reply #12 on: 10:04, Wed 05 November 2008 »
Quote from: "Big Steve Raider"
Hi Guys,

Yes the rumours are true, i've put my car forward for the 5th Gear Shootout vs the Renaultsport Twingo 133.

Thanks to Lee for posting this on RTOC as well as here.

Pictures of my car:



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Should be a good show as she's very mecahnically sound so well up to giving the Twingo a run around Milbrook!!

Filming is now going to be next Monday & Jason Plato will be driving the it.

Wish me luck!!!  :wink


That look well mint !! Really looking forward to seeing the footage and see what he says about the Raider !!
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« Reply #13 on: 10:54, Wed 05 November 2008 »
Very nice car you have, the 5 better come out on top! and ask plato for a photo with the car and copy the show that is aired, it will add more value to the car. Good luck!

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« Reply #14 on: 13:28, Wed 05 November 2008 »
nice mate hope fifth gear pick it & hope it comes out on top! good look matey. :D