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    Eddie kidd top gear

    Tears in my eyes....
    58 and remember.

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    56 and I also recall his escapades. Great tribute to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimp View Post
    Tears in my eyes....
    58 and remember.
    Same here mate. Soften even the hardest of hearts I imagine. Brilliant stuff and makes me want to go out on the bike right now.

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    A brilliant tribute to a childhood hero.


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    Fair play to Top Gear!


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    Felt guilty having forgotton him for so many years. Lovely and well deserved tribute from TG.

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    What a wonderful tribute. I was crying too.

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    That was absolutely brilliant. Well done TG.

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    Tears here too, very well done Top Gear.

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    What a fantastic tribute.

    Worth watching again.

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    Kudos to TG for that moving tribute.

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    Absolutely epic! :-)

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    It was good, I remember him but never what happened. Fitting tribute

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    Was brilliant.

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    I thought it a great tribute to all he had done, but I wasn't totally comfortable with the "and here's a lot of people doing what you can't any more" aspect.

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    Superb, brilliant episode.

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    Wish Top Gear would do more of these historic pieces, They seem to do one every 2 or 3 seasons. Should be a couple per season.

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    I thought it was brilliant and emotional, bikes, cars whatever, if your into petrol and oil tributes like that will get to you.

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    Not a fan of TG but hats off to them for a tribute to Eddie Kidd, he always went for it 100%. He actually beat Evel Knievel's son in a motorcycle jumping competition.
    Started out with nothing. Still have most of it left.

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    Great tribute to a legend; 8 of us were there when it happened - an easy jump or so it seemed. Everyone was stunned.


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    That was shot in front of my house, the noise and lights were mental....no wonder.

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    Fantastic tribute for a genuine legend ... well done to all involved

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    Was a lovely tribute, tears here too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp View Post
    I thought it a great tribute to all he had done, but I wasn't totally comfortable with the "and here's a lot of people doing what you can't any more" aspect.
    Got to agree with this, I wasnít sure if it was light hearted TG fodder, the ending was poignant though. Apparently our boy from Bolton is a bike nut and someone posted on here some shots of him at the CCM factory recently.

    Well you canít criticise TG for being formulaic and just doing the same old stuff. Just keep it light hearted lads.

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    Surprisingly emotional, not expecting that from TG

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    So sad to see Eddie like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MADDOG View Post
    So sad to see Eddie like that.
    Indeed and avoidable but he still seemed quite happy at not being dead though given he keeps the bike that put him in that condition it the hall.

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    Best bit of Top Gear TV for a long time

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    It was a nice tribute and brought back some memories!
    He's still a good looking fella - lovely smile and a sparkle in his eyes.

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    Wow, powerful stuff! I loved watching the jumps in the 80sand 90s

    So lovely to see Eddie get remembered and celebrated in such a lovely way. Well done TG team

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    was going off topgear, but that was awesome.

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    The tribute was outstanding.

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    A few tears here also, similar age to Eddie Kidd, he Sheene, Dunlop, all my heroes... pushed so hard in their sport. I'm sure he would never been allowed to do the jump today. Great to see him smiling. Well done TG

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    I knew he had problems but had forgotten that it wasn`t a natural mental condition he had but accident-related.
    Dreadful decision on that last stunt though - landing on an uphill incline after a bike jump? No, no, no. The complete opposite of what you want.
    And like others have mentioned i did wonder whether Eddie`s thoughts on what he might of still been able to do filtered through while watching othe others perfroming that grand finale..

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    I'm sure there would have been a lot of consultation with family and friends as plans were being laid. Eddie certainly seemed to enjoy the show, too.

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    Amazing tribute, genuinely emotional. Amazing to have a man with a disability front and centre. Proper legend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apm101 View Post
    Amazing tribute, genuinely emotional. Amazing to have a man with a disability front and centre.
    And Eddie Kidd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E_2_Right-Force View Post
    I knew he had problems but had forgotten that it wasn`t a natural mental condition he had but accident-related.
    Dreadful decision on that last stunt though - landing on an uphill incline after a bike jump? No, no, no. The complete opposite of what you want.
    And like others have mentioned i did wonder whether Eddie`s thoughts on what he might of still been able to do filtered through while watching othe others perfroming that grand finale..
    It crossed my mind too but I would have to disagree. He seemed delighted, though not so much at the four wheeled efforts, haha. What swung it for me was the fact that the man keeps the bike he crashed in his bloody hall! Different animal.

    Not normally one for mawkish but that seemed genuinely heartfelt. Fair play to Paddy and TG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apm101 View Post
    Amazing tribute, genuinely emotional. Amazing to have a man with a disability front and centre. Proper legend.
    Could not agree more, my wife works at Treloarís school and said the same.

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    I just watched it with my wife and son last night. Brilliant stuff. The Eddie Kidd tribute was beautifully done and very moving - my wife blubbed!

    The rest of the show was great too.

    I love this presenting team, I think they get it spot on.
    So clever my foot fell off.

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    I was a great piece, some of my biker buddies were in the ride alongside and he had to keep it a secret for months since the filming.

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    I was at that event , remember it well, seems like not that long ago

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    Only just got around to watching it. Wow, just wow, very emotional viewing, felt like my throat was closing up. My cheeks got a little moist for some reason also.
    Fair play to Paddy M., not one of my favourite presenters by a long chalk but how wonderful was he with Eddie? From the moment he walked into to Eddie's living room onwards there was no pretence, no ego, just pure joy and awe to meet the man. The joy in Eddie's eyes was a pleasure to watch also. Well done TG.

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