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Audi S3 needed for filming/Fifth Gear TV show (UK)

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by sismithin, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. sismithin

    sismithin New Member

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    Hi all

    I’m writing from the car show Fifth Gear which is now on Discovery Channel.

    We are filming a used car buying guide and are looking to feature the Audi S3 (8L) as a must have hot hatch.

    We are looking for a great condition and standard as possible Audi S3 for a days filming with Jason Plato in Coventry, West Midlands.

    Filming is taking place on Thursday 22nd August 2013 and usually runs from 8am-8pm.

    The car will be driven by Jason and only driven on the roads – there will be no track driving racing or testing – and we will give your car every respect!

    We can cover travel expense, food and accommodation if needed.

    If anyone is interested please e-mail me and also include your town or county simon.smith@northonetv.com

    Many Thanks

    Simon
     
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  3. jojo

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    Shame you are only after a standard one!
     
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    Not many of those about...

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  5. kwistof

    kwistof South East Events Moderator
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    'As standard as possible'

    So I reckon Paul could still get away with his BT S3 as it's pretty OEM looking :)
     
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    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow...
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    ..and sadly engine less at the time of filming...

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    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    i've had a think and cant think of anyones car that fits the bill.
    i first thought of the doctors, but then i realise he's got a stage 1 map on that now. Otherwise his car is immaculate and relatively stock.
    If only modded were allowed, Tufftys would get the vote.
     
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    get an ST on there aswell
     
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  10. jojo

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    Nilzy has a standard looking car.
     
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    kwistof South East Events Moderator
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    Thats a shame as you would have got my vote.

    I have actually emailed the OP asking for some more info about what they are looking for and after describing my car and sending a few pics mine would be allowed. Only visual mods =sensibly lowered on coil overs, facelift rear lights, OEM BBS TT alloys

    I just know there are better examples of S3s out there and on here that they could use as I expect it will be pitted against other similar cars, eg LCR so want to get the best car for them to use...my 188k example probably isn't the one :( but if they are 100% stuck ill give them a hand so the feature can be filmed.
     
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  12. Dani_B19

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    Think you guys will struggle alot In all honestly, most at least have some form of modifications done if their on here.
     
  13. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Kwistof yours is quite modified though haha.
     
  14. captainshortlegs

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    mines standard bar a remap but filming lol not till every panels painted wheels refurbed and its had a deeeeeeeeeeep clean lol
     
  15. voorhees

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    Typical just bloody typical
     
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    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahaha... (etc to fade....)

    x

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    it would take an hour just to dig the 300 emtpty redbull cans out. but they are placed for maximum handleing balance i promise !
     
  18. 16Klappe

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    Why not use my A3?

    It's better than an S3 anyway :p
     
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    Nilz's car isn't even mapped from memory?

    Be ideal
     
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    If Karl hadn't of blown his up his would have been perfect.

    It's the only unmapped S3 I know of haha
     
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    It will be too fast for Plato to cope with and end up in a ball of flame on a track...

    <tuffty/>
     
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    He's been asking the same on RS246 for an RS4...
     
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    Haha....true but by the sounds of things they want an S3 for rolling shots and not for track abuse and against a stop watch/against other cars.

    My S3 isn't that low and has OEM wheels (albeit from a TT lol) and only the purists would know I've upgraded the rear clusters. Under the bonnet though. Hmmmmmm I'd have to dust off the engine covers to hide a few things....could be a free shout out for the B5 tip at least! Haha
     
  25. jojo

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    Because the want an 'S3', not a lowly 'A3', no get off the thread!, you're not welcome here!! :laugh:
     
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    I've emailed the chappy. Lets see what he says.
     
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    And mine jardo but mines far, far from standard and would piss all over a stage 1 s3 with just a map.
     
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  28. Vex182

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    Mines completed standard on the outside in everyway :) and same inside the cabin.
     
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    Ye beat it Jardo.... There's no interest in this thread for you...:eyebrows:
     
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    This is a local shop for local people. Nothing for you in here!

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    It had all the bolt ons though, and didnt have oem wheels :( plus i have a rusty roof rail :(

    If nilz is standard he should go for it.
    Jojos is another one if theyl accept it has a stage 1 map. Its mint.
     
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    Oooh what about Gopals? I will text him.
     
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    Iv just emailed. Mines a standard noggy, apart from the rs4's. Wait and see I suppose. Doubt they'll want to pay for me to drive up from cornwall tho. Lol
     
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    Yeh they should do....I advised about my mods- just email Simon.

    serious lol at the league of gentlemen pic as well! Lol that's a blast from the past...
     
  35. superkarl

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    Whoever gets this will be one lucky sod. Id love to meet jason plato, guy is a legend and one awesome driver, be nice to be cheeky and ask for some driving tuition or to be taken out in your own car.
     
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  36. s3 Hoggy

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    I met Jason Plato in the Co-op the other day, he lives round the corner Karl
     
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    As you do.

    I bet he was well fast round the aisles
     
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    Mine is hardly standard is it? Or I would have put myself forward already, as coventry is down the road!
     
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    Mines kind of standardish I may email them
     
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    Welly cooler, Porsche front brakes, B5 TIP, Spacers, standard? LMFAO! :laugh:
     
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    I vote for Nilzy, his is standard with a dodgy remap, which is probably running standard power now anyways? Just need to refit his original airbox for a day.
     
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    This made me laugh lol
     

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