BR end of year awards - Round The Bend
Its that time of year ............... my nominations for end of year awards:

Top TV Show: Top Gear
Best fantasy car: Bugatti Veyron (2nd year running)
Most desirable car: A4 Cabrio
Motoring hero: Richard Hammond
Most overrated car: BMW Series 1
Biggest surprise: Beginning to enjoy the Mondeo
Most missed: Adam - where are you?
Best gadget: BT wireless broadband (2nd place - Blackberry)
Worst road of the year: A14 west of Cambridge
Oddest thread of the year: Cheddar's "If motoring be the food of life then"
www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/index.htm?t=37781

Happy Crimble all.
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IanS
BR end of year awards - Clanger
Cheddar's thread is still open. Austin Healey Sprout anyone?
Hawkeye
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Stranger in a strange land
BR end of year awards - Sprice
Top TV Show: Life on Mars
Best fantasy car: McLaren F1
Most desirable car: M5 (being realistic), otherwise McLaren F1
Motoring hero: Richard Hammond and Clarkson
Most overrated car: Mondeo TDCi
Biggest surprise: Petrol actually coming back down to mid 80s in price!
Most missed: no one
Best gadget: MP3 player
Worst road of the year: A470 into Cardiff in the mornings!
Oddest thread of the year: A celebrity big brother thread from earlier this year (showing as hidden in forum search)
BR end of year awards - Xileno {P}
Top TV Show: Eastenders
Best fantasy car: RR Phantom
Most desirable car: Clio V6
Motoring hero: no one
Most overrated car: Focus
Biggest surprise: Enjoying driving a diesel
Most missed: no one
Best gadget: Roberts clock radio - sets its own time when you plug it in.
Worst road of the year: A4 into Bath.
Oddest thread of the year: pass
BR end of year awards - Nsar
Top TV Show: Mighty Boosh
Best Fantasy Car: That mad new Bristol
Most Desirable: As above
Motring Hero: That nutter who nicked a speed camera after he got flashed - my wife defended him and that fee will pay for my Christmas pressy
Most Overrated car: Dunno
Biggest Surprise: Winning my court case against the garage that destroyed my gearbox
Most Missed: No-one really
best Gadget: Don't use them
Worst Road of the Year: M62
Oddest thread: Most of the ones Big Bad Dave contributes to tend go a bit surreal - see answer to 1 above for whether that's good or bad.
BR end of year awards - tyro
Top TV Show: er, is Bilko still on?
Most desirable car: Berlingo
Best fantasy car: A Berlingo with a 2.0 136 Hdi engine
Most overrated car: every car other than the Berlingo is horrendously overrated
Motoring hero: every driver ahead of me on a single track road who pulls into a passing place to let me overtake.
Biggest surprise: Being offered a PT Cruiser convertible hire car in the US when I had signed up for Daewoo Nubira or similar. (Didn't take it - it had a big crack in the windscreen.)
Most missed: Patently
Best gadget: pass
Worst road of the year: Wrynose & Hardknott pass. Nice scenery, but didn't greatly enjoy driving it
Oddest thread of the year: Cheddar's "If motoring be the food of life then"
BR end of year awards - Altea Ego
Top TV Show: shape up, own up, admit it everyone you all watch Torchwood.
Most desirable car: Aston Martin
Best fantasy car: The torchwood range rover
Most overrated car: Anything from VW
Motoring hero: Hate him to death, but it has to be Schumacher
Biggest surprise: Adam managed to keep out of the BR as he said he would
Most missed: Missing him already - schumacher
Best gadget: Tom Tom by a very very clear margin
Worst road of the year: A14 - anywhere along its length
Oddest thread of the year: the one where everyone started fighting over a tax problem. Acountants? fighting? come on that has to be really weird and could only happen on here.
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TourVanMan TM < Ex RF >
BR end of year awards - daveyjp
Top TV Show: Past caring and never worry about missing TV - most of its rubbish! But looking forward to Top Gear coming back - it lifts me form the Sunday evening 'work tomorrow' depression.
Most desirable car: Audi RS4
Best fantasy car: Veyron which accommodates four and all the gear an 8 month old needs and does 50mpg
Most overrated car: Chrysler 300C, despite MTC's endless PR!
Motoring hero: The inventor of the DSG gearbox
Biggest surprise: 5th Gear managed to get even worse
Most missed: My autumnal fix of Top Gear
Best gadget: DSG Gearbox - how did I manage without it
Worst road of the year: M1 between Leeds and Sheffield at 5.30pm (apparently it will be from 2pm today)
Oddest thread of the year: Many of the IHAQs
BR end of year awards - oldtoffee
Top TV Show: Prime Suspect, anything with Helen Mirren in it
Best fantasy car: Enzo
Most desirable car: 335D
Motoring hero: Ayrton Senna
Most overrated car: Range Rover Sport
Biggest surprise: Tim Lovejoy getting on to 5th Gear not that I care or watch it much
Most missed: high visibility traffic policing ? driving standards are deteriorating at a pace
Best gadget: podcasting and the iPod connector bit in the car
Worst road of the year: M1 J8 to J10
Oddest thread of the year: anything where someone doesn?t recommend a Mondeo TDCi
BR end of year awards - mk124
Top TV Show: Top Gear
Most desirable car: Bugarti Veyron
Best fantasy car: Tank/H1 Hummer when stressed.
Most overrated car: Most premuim brand cars.
Motoring hero: James May
Biggest surprise: Richard Hammonds crash
Most missed: Adam (P)
Best gadget: My new tires.
Worst road of the year: M1.
Oddest thread of the year: Pass

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Torque means nothing without RPM
BR end of year awards - Murphy The Cat
Most overrated car: Chrysler 300C, despite MTC's endless PR!

Quite frankly, I'm shocked :)

p.s. I still like Arnie though !!

MTC
BR end of year awards - Citroënian {P}
Top TV Show : The Daily Show with John Stewart
Best fantasy car : Citroen DS decapotable
Most desirable car : Gallardo
Motoring hero : Richard Burns
Most overrated car : Focus
Biggest surprise : Finding myself buying a convertible
Most missed : GRowler's regular missives
Best gadget : iPod iTrip
Worst road of the year : Any motorway with stupid concrete surface
Oddest thread of the year : that tax one (see tvm above)
-- You know, it\'s not like changing toothpaste
BR end of year awards - Pugugly {P}
Top TV Show : Extras
Best fantasy car : Proably that little Aston Martin V8 thing.
Most desirable car : SLK 500 - for the engine noise alone !
Motoring hero : Prof. Garel Rhys
Most overrated car : Focus
Biggest surprise : Finding myself liking a Transit Connect
Most missed : LJK Setright.
Best gadget : iPod closely followed by Blackberry.
Worst road of the year : Roads are ok, the people on them ause the problems.
Oddest thread of the year : Adam's depature thread.
BR end of year awards - tyro
Actually, I've changed my mind (so what else is new?)

Since I associate heroism with bravery and gallantly fighting against massive odds . . .

Motoring hero: tie between -
MTC for his championing of the 300C
(he almost made me want one, though it is not at all my kind of car)
Cheddar, for his valiant, persistent, and almost single-handed defense of the reliability common rail diesel engines.
BR end of year awards - tyro
the reliability OF common rail diesel engines.


OFAEB
BR end of year awards - cheddar
>>Oddest thread of the year: Cheddar's "If motoring be the food of life then">>

Why thank you, oh thank you, and thank you too, I would just like to thank my mum and all of the people who voted for me .........

BR end of year awards - M.M
Top TV Show : Not into TV but love the Daily Show "Bush" clips on Youtube.
Best fantasy car : Citroen DS21 Pallas semi-auto in met green delivered fully restored.
Most desirable car : To me the ones we run.
Motoring hero : Don't do the hero thing but James May is my underground hero if anyone.
Most overrated car : Volvo V40 range and (sadly) the C-class W202 MB I really want to like.
Biggest surprise : Still waiting but if I ever bought a soft top that would be it!
Most missed : Toad - still.
Best gadget : 8mm/10mm/13mm ratchet spanners.
Worst road of the year : Any that leads to London.
Oddest thread of the year : That tax one. Showed just how quickly posters and mods take up positions.
BR end of year awards - Citroënian {P}
Great choices MM, I too have a secret liking for James May; there's something of Captain slow in me...

-- You know, it\'s not like changing toothpaste
BR end of year awards - psi
Top TV Show : road wars
Best fantasy car : focus rs
Most desirable car : koenigsegg ccx
Motoring hero : captain slow
Most overrated car : tdci mondeo
Biggest surprise : passed another mot
Most missed : top gear
Best gadget : tomtom
Worst road of the year : M25
Oddest thread of the year : www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/index.htm?t=39893&...f
BR end of year awards - M.M
Hello Lee.

Glad to see you are still enjoying this motoring/life adventure thing!

David
BR end of year awards - tyro
And for those of you looking for "that tax thread", here it is.

www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/index.htm?t=46159

I just hope no one adds to it. I loved the way smokie finished it off. A real work of moderatorial art!
BR end of year awards - Xileno {P}
You've tempted fate...
BR end of year awards - tyro
You've tempted fate...


Quick, mods - lock it! :-)
BR end of year awards - The Lawman
Top TV Show: The Choir
Best fantasy car: Audi RS4
Most desirable car: As above
Motoring hero: Draw between Captain Gatso and Pologirl (see final item)
Most overrated car: mercedes A class
Biggest surprise: Button wins his first race
Most missed: Bogush!
Best gadget: My remote controlled flatulence machine
Worst road of the year: A14
Oddest thread of the year: Adam's final flounce
BR end of year awards - Citroënian {P}
Hi David,

Yes, still trying to make the most of things...I'm sure these Christmases are getting closer together!

Hope you and yours have a great Christmas

Lee

-- You know, it\'s not like changing toothpaste
BR end of year awards - DP
Top TV Show: Top Gear
Best fantasy car: Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG
Most desirable car: Alfa Romeo 159
Motoring hero: Richard Hammond
Most overrated car: VW Golf mk IV
Biggest surprise: The Mondeo cracking 50 mpg
Most missed: Common sense
Best gadget: Home wi-fi
Worst road of the year: M3 J4-2

Happy Chrimbo to all!

Cheers
DP
BR end of year awards - AlastairW
Top TV Show: Top Gear
Most desirable car: Lambo Gallardo
Motoring hero: Captain Slow (when not arguing about wine)
Biggest surprise: The wife STILL hasn't divorced me.
Worst road of the year: A6 (Hazel Grove to Stockport)
Oddest thread of the year: The tax thread.
BR end of year awards - Group B
Top TV Show: Occasional episodes of Mythbusters/ QI / various documentaries
Most desirable car: Aston Martin Vanquish
Best fantasy car: 2009 Chevy Camaro
Most overrated car: Toyota Prius (by all the born-again-green politicians and actors)
Motoring hero: Hannu Mikkola
Biggest surprise: Taken my Saab from 75k to 125k miles and its been 100% reliable (touch wood!)
Best gadget: Heated seats in car, been more useful than iPod this week
Worst road of the year: M42 with variable-speed cameras

Merry Christmas everybody!
BR end of year awards - Pugugly {P}
Oh yes heated seats !
BR end of year awards - bradgate
Top TV Show: Top Gear, obv.
Worst TV show : Fifth Gear - Tim Lovejoy is a total c*ck, and it is obvious that VBH agrees.
Best fantasy car: Aston V8 Vantage. Saw one in a pub car park last summer and was salivating emarrassingly...
Best car driven : Lexus GS450h. A staggering technical tour-de-force, that amazes you by the way it 'just works'.
Motoring hero: Michael Shumacher, whose brilliance in his final race at Interlagos I will remember for many years.
Most overrated car : BMW 320d - Just ordinary.
BR end of year awards - cheddar
Top TV Show: University Challenge
Worst TV Show: How clean is your house
Most desirable car: 612 Scagletti
Least desirable car: Toyota Prius
Motoring hero: Michael Schumacher
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Most overrated car: Toyota Prius / Lexus RX450
Most underrated car: Vectra B
Biggest surprise: Hayden beating Rossi, he wont next time!
Most missed: Michael Schumacher
Best gadget: Common Rail injection ;-)
Worst road of the year: Acacia Avenue
Oddest thread of the year: This one?
BR end of year awards - cheddar
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Sorry all I said was something like:

Motoring idiot: Jacque Villeneuve
BR end of year awards - bristolmotorspeedway {P}
Top TV Show: Lost
Most desirable car: BMW M5
Motoring hero: Ayrton Senna
Most overrated car: Golf
Biggest surprise: Montoya to NASCAR
Least surprising: Montoya in fiery crash on NASCAR debut
Most missed: Mondeo heated screen :)
Best gadget: Telewest TVDrive

BR end of year awards - henry k
Best fantasy car: Phaeton Lounge
Motoring hero: Wing Commander Andy Green
Biggest surprise: Toyota wanting £894.94 for fitting a Yaris exhaust
Best gadget : ANPR
Worst road of the year: A308 at Hampton. 20 MPH limit
No schools nearby but Hampton traffic boys base is 200yds away
It is a significant feeder road to the M3, LHR (and T5).
I have yet to see anyone obey this limit if the road is clear.
BR end of year awards - stunorthants26
Top TV Show: Top Gear
Best fantasy car: Bugatti Veyron followed by the Bristol Fighter
Most desirable car: Alfa Brera V6
Motoring hero: Richard Hammond
Most overrated car: Mercedes/VW inclusive, bar the Eos maybe.
Biggest surprise: Fiat Grande Punto
Most missed: Pass
Best gadget: Gadgets are for mail order catalogues addicts
Worst road of the year: M1
Oddest thread of the year: Pass
BR end of year awards - Big Bad Dave
Top TV Show: My Name is Earl "I know where your momma parks your house!"
Most desirable car: Luxury Motor Home / Van with a mattress
Worst road: The one leading to my daughter's playschool. Six months of the year axle deep in mud, leaving my car with a permanent silver/brown two-tone finish.
Longest streak of rubber laid: Ten metres in an an underground car park.
Motoring hero: Me. Best driver in my country of residence by a considerable margin.
Most wreckless piece of driving: Bicester Village in a stolen AMG CLK after a gram and a half of coke and half a litre of vodka with a terrified black hooker in the passenger seat.
Best gadget: Memory seats. One setting for driving the other for Drive-in MacD.
Best Kill. The enormous toad that popped with a sickening crunch then banged three times round the wheel arch before flying off into the night.
Worst bit of parking witnessed: Every Pole in the Promenada Shopping Precint today. They just about managed two cars per every three bays. Well done guys. You'd be out-witted by a one-legged partially sighted pensioner suffering from the advanced stages of Parkinson's Disease on his first outing in an automatic.
Sadly missed: Deleted. BBD, you should be thoroughly ashamed of yourself for posting this. That was bang out of order - DD
BR end of year awards - mjm
BBD,

That has to win end of year award for best post

LOLOL
BR end of year awards - Pugugly {P}
My Name is Earl "I know where your momma parks your house

Yes agreed an American "show" that has a sense of humour which survived the transatlantic crossing. it doesn't try t be funny/clever in the usual "hip" way that other US "shows" try. Brilliant simple humour with plenty of classic wheeled Americana to boot (or trunk perhaps).
BR end of year awards - Navara Van man
Best kill got to be a munkjack I hit and sent flying some 10' into the air (55mph)

Best tv, Seldom see any (better things to do)

Best car, Sabaru legacy or impretza (driven both and on my fantasy car list!)

Best 4x4, the latest navara or the previouse one

Worst car, fiat multipa awful looks and most likely drive

Best van, latest transit

Best pull over, overtaking an unmarked at 120mph (got away with it!)

worst van ldv pilot/ convoy (dated and slow)

New years resolution, to do my bike test and get a fireblade.
BR end of year awards - No FM2R
>>Most wreckless piece of driving: Bicester Village in a stolen AMG CLK after a gram and a half of coke and half a litre of vodka with a terrified black hooker in the passenger seat.

Don't think I missed this bit, I;m just working out what to do about it. I thought I'd hidden the keys pretty thoroughly. What happened, did the dogs rat me out ?
BR end of year awards - Dynamic Dave
It turns out that BBD's post regarding a BR member dying was a hoax, and therefore all reference to it and messages of condolence have been removed.

Apologies go out to all concerned who fell for BBD's hoax, and thankyou to those people who drew my attention to it.

No more discussion on this particular subject please, but by all means carry on with your end of year awards discussion.

DD.
BR end of year awards - No FM2R
>>Deleted. BBD, you should be thoroughly ashamed of yourself for posting this. That was bang out of order - DD

Actually I thought it was rather funny. Kind of showed this place up for being overly impressed with its own relevance and importance. It only worked because this place, and many of the people within it, take themselves far too seriously.

In case anybody has forgotten, its an internet forum. Its not real life any more than most of the people behave here as they do in reality.
BR end of year awards - Xileno {P}
A bit of fun is OK but may have not gone down too well if friends or colleagues had seen it.
BR end of year awards - PhilW
"Actually I thought it was rather funny"

Why is it funny to post that someone has died when they have not?
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Phil
BR end of year awards - Dalglish
Why is it funny to post that someone has died when they have not?


i wouldn't take no-fm2r too seriously at this time of the year. he is reveritn to "type" for his xmas mood. having fun meant he nearly brought the whole site down two years ago. :: ;-) :: spot the tongue in cheek smiley ::

BR end of year awards - Big Bad Dave
Cheers No FM2R.

And to just to clarify further, I didn't get wasted and race your Merc around Bicester...

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Give it a rest now please. Thanks. PG

BR end of year awards - Altea Ego
and your darts is crap, now that really is shameful.
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TourVanMan TM < Ex RF >
BR end of year awards - Vincent de Marco
Worst road: The one leading to my daughter's playschool. Six months
of the year axle deep in mud, leaving my car with
a permanent silver/brown two-tone finish.


Yours V6 is a silver one ? And the plates beginning with WF ???
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Free enterprise is the basis of western economy.
BR end of year awards - Big Bad Dave
Too dirty to tell. Are you any where near Wawer right now?
BR end of year awards - grafen
Only 1 to add:-

Motoring hero: John Force (14 NHRA Funny Car championships and counting!)
BR end of year awards - PoloGirl
Top TV Show: Does it have to be motoring? Can I have Ramsays Kitchen Nightmares instead?

Best fantasy car: Whatever the one with a butterfly logo on the front is that I saw at the Motorshow a few years back is...

Most desirable car: A Cayenne in deep metallic red.. or just having my old Polo back would do!

Motoring hero: Richard Hammond

Most overrated car: Mondeo Tdci ;-)

Biggest surprise: Not crashing the Golf within the first four months of ownership

Most missed: NoDosh and Mark (RLBS) - No FM2R isn't so much fun :(

Best gadget: Car related? I'm stupidly pleased with my heated mirrors

Worst road of the year: A34, every year. Oh and the A4123 otherwise known as the Birmingham New Road from Hell.

Oddest thread of the year: The one where all the accountants fought, the one where I got the blame for driving "poor Adam" away or any one of the IHAQ threads which might as well be re-named "Fix my central heating". I have to read them all - I'm thinking of becoming CORGI registered!

BR end of year awards - Micky
I've read this thread a couple of times today, and I've now girded my loins to enter into the fray .... but all the interesting posts have gone.

Ho hum.
BR end of year awards - Nsar
>>Oddest thread: Most of the ones Big Bad Dave contributes to tend go a bit surreal << Do I get a prize for most prescient posting this year? Hang on, I ought to know the answer to that....
 

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