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One tough truck
http://www.cpdserver.com/video/car/topgear-toyotapickup100.wmv

Nearly 100MB, and around 12 minutes long. It starts with an Australian commercial for a Toyota truck. It then goes on to see what is required to destroy an old Toyota pickup. It's quite a video, and though some of the tests could have been a little tougher, it's still amazing how much the truck can survive.

Edit: Another video of destructive attempts: http://www.nmd.com.au/Download_detail.cfm?ID=48

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nugget From: nugget Date: February 29th, 2004 09:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Top Gear is such a great show. I always enjoy it when I can catch it when I'm in the UK. I really wish BBC America would pick it up here.
odd97 From: odd97 Date: March 1st, 2004 03:53 am (UTC) (Link)

It's true

Top Gear is excellent. I've downloaded a few episodes here and there. I like the McLaren F1 show they did.

My dad had a very similar Nissan pickup... all it takes to kill it is about 200K more miles... or more, I suppose, since aside from the rust, the only mechanical problem was the water pump went out... and put the fan through the radiator. Dad just didn't want to fix it anymore.
tokenlimey From: tokenlimey Date: March 1st, 2004 04:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

more..

I loved watching that when it was broadcast a few month back, amazing what these machines can take.

Interestingly (at least for me) Bristol is my nearest big city here and I know the area well, esp the notorious Severn Bore Tide which can out run a horse apparently :-)

Another thing is that top gear did another show where they made even greater efforts to finally kill the toyota..

Link is here http://www.nmd.com.au/Download_detail.cfm?ID=48
~14Mb download.. enjoy
equiraptor From: equiraptor Date: March 1st, 2004 07:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: more..

Wow.

That truck is just incredible. The seawater thing is what really gets me. But that it still rolled under its own power after that fall... Wow.
decibel45 From: decibel45 Date: March 3rd, 2004 07:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

Try that stuff with a miata!

:P
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