Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud documentary - The Car's The Star [BBC 1995]
19 years ago, on television, The Car's The Star.
After the Silver Dawn followed the Silver Cloud in its standard version or
a rare, long wheelbase. The carrossier H. J. Mulliner was just bought by
Rolls-Royce and this specialist builded convertibles on the chassis. For
the special bodies were James Young, Freestone & Webb and Hooper good
addresses.The Silver Cloud was a popular status symbol among movie and pop
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Old Top Gear 1992 - Cheap Rolls Royces
Quentin Wilson looks at old Rolls Royces to see how cheap they have become,
and the fact that you can buy a good example for less than a 2 year old
car. Taken from season 15, episode 2.
The Car's The Star 'Mini' (part one)
Part one of 'The Car's The Star' which was the Top Gear spin off TV show
(written & presented by Quentin Willson) that featured the great British
Mini in this particular episode which was first shown on BBC2 in 1997.
(HD) EP: Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow 1976 - Test Drive - Probefahrt - Prueba de manejo - Giro di prova
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Recently we came across this beautiful Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow 1976 at
The Gallery in Brummen, The Netherlands. This classic car dealer is one of
the largest in the world. We took the car for a little spin! We love to
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The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow is a luxury car that was produced in Great
Britain in various forms from 1965 to 1980. It was the first Rolls-Royce to
use a monocoque chassis, a response to concerns that the company was
falling behind in automotive innovation.
To date, the Silver Shadow has the largest production volume of any
Canada's Worst Driver - S05E01
Episode 1: Basic Training
Original Airdate: October 26, 2009
The program begins on a rainy afternoon, as the contestants depart for the
Driver Rehabilitation Centre, following a list of simple instructions. The
contestants depart in the following order: Melissa, Father Giles, Jojo,
Mike, Arun, Crystal, Angelina, and Jakob. Everyone makes a large number of
moving violations on the way to rehab, and the contestants arrive in the
following order: Melissa, Father Giles (never at the limit the whole trip),
Mike (despite stopping for directions), Jojo (speeding the whole way),
Crystal, Jakob, Arun, and Angelina (wildly off-course after making the
wrong first turn).
Basic Skills -- The skills evaluation is performed in a Rolls-Royce
Silver Shadow vehicle this year, and involves a tight reverse course,
before turning the car forward inside a concrete box and driving into a 45
km/h slalom before crossing a white line and braking, stopping in front of
a wall. Mike, going first, gets stuck in reverse (and was excused from the
box because of it), and fishtails out of control in the slalom. Crystal
fails her slalom due to holding a cigarette in her hand and thus having one
hand off the steering wheel. Jojo has no issues in reverse or in turing the
car forward, but hits the slalom obstacles repeatedly. Angelina is the
first to hit the car inside the box, and hits the slalom obstacles going
half the required speed. Arun hits the very first obstacle going into the
reverse portion, and fishtails out of control on the slalom. Melissa goes
the entire course with strong verbal abuse from Wil, and Wil going as far
as to abandon her in the concrete box. Worst of all, she hits the wall in
the end. Father Giles hits obstacles on the way to the slalom, where he
never makes it above 40 km/h. Finally, Jakob learns firsthand the trademark
difficulty of Canada's Worst Driver's challenges, as he gets stuck in the
concrete box and nearly rolls the car over in the slalom, in a course that
he originally dismissed as "easy".
In the evaluations, Mike and Jakob admit to not as being skilled as they
had originally thought, while everyone else is taught harsh lessons by the
drivers. The first graduation is not until the next episode, as this was
merely a skills evaluation. But what is known is that while one may
graduate soon, another is Canada's Worst Driver.
Discovery Channel's web extras for this episode:
Jakob: Punk or Poseur? - Jakob, in the confessional, trashes Andrew
while discussing his own attitude issues and the fact that he admits that
all eight contestants are bad drivers, but then retracts his trash-talk
when he fears that Andrew will retaliate based on his comments the next
Crystal - Crystal, in the confessional, discusses her past driving
history, and her distractions behind the wheel. She also gives her first
impressions on Andrew.
Arun - Arun, in the confessional, admits that he had failed to notice
that his handbrake had been on or five minutes during his first drive, and
how he had not worn seat belts before due to "cramping his style". However,
he is optimistic about learning at the Driver Rehabilitation Centre.
My Car Collection Rolls Royce Silver Shadow 1971
This is the Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II its a magnificent car to drive
very soft comfortable beautiful car physicly it is one of the most
comfortable cars to drive even better than some of the cars from later
years its combined in a dual color Light green and English Green (darker)
1965-1980 ROLLS-ROYCE Silver Shadow II Saloon
Suspension Front: Independent coils springs
Suspension Rear: Beam axle half (semi)-elliptic leaf spring
Drivetrain: front-engine RWD
Steering: worm and roller