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Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« on: September 20, 2012, 09:12:09 AM »
I've had a couple of sightings lately, complete with pictures, that look very much like some version of TAR being run. I have no idea if they are real and if so, what version it is. I'll throw them out here in case one of you can figure it out.

The first one is from last Saturday, Sept. 15th, in New York City. The person tweeting is from Australia and visiting New York City.

Here's the conversation about it from Twitter:

15 Sep яє∂! ‏@bri_katexx
Hehehe found the amazing race sign :p pic.twitter.com/GmjSyPqO

15 Sep Jacqueline Jacqueline ‏@xDJacquii
@bri_katexx was anything in it?

15 Sep яє∂! яє∂! ‏@bri_katexx
@xDJacquii yep all the clues :)

15 Sep Jacqueline Jacqueline ‏@xDJacquii
@bri_katexx did you take one? haha :)

15 Sep яє∂! яє∂! ‏@bri_katexx
@xDJacquii no :p they were doing the race! But we Got photos with and shit :)

15 Sep Jacqueline Jacqueline ‏@xDJacquii
@bri_katexx oh okay, do you know when the next amazing race is starting?

15 Sep яє∂! яє∂! ‏@bri_katexx
@xDJacquii no clue! Thats the American one

15 Sep Jacqueline Jacqueline ‏@xDJacquii
@bri_katexx oh.. so you're in the US?


I'll post the picture below of a clue box. I suspect this was a local race, but if so, they did a great job of reproducing a clue box, though the red strip may be too wide. I suppose it's also possible that it was left over for TAR 21 filming a few months back, but it's hard to imagine someone not taking it for a souvenir before now.


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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2012, 09:35:16 AM »
This next sighting is more interesting. I found it on Flickr.com and I can't grab the pictures because all rights are reserved. They were taken August 8th in La Paz, Bolivia. Two pictures show what appear to be a TAR production team working with people dressed in zebra costumes. Amazing Race clue envelopes are present but no cameras.  Two others show the people dressed as zebras in a city square type area. The caption on one says it is a traffic safety campaign in La Paz.

Here are where you can find the pictures:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/schloofu/7860200808/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/schloofu/7860196288/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/schloofu/7860194396/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/schloofu/7860192298/in/photostream/

My first thought is that it was TAR Brazil, but everything I've heard said they didn't leave Brazil. I'm not sure they were filming on August 8th either. It certainly looks like a Latin or South American production team.

While we're on the subject of TAR Brazil, last spring I saw a van with the TAR Brazil/ Space logo on it taken in Acapulco, Mexico. At the time, I thought they were scouting locations, so I was really surprised when they stayed only in Brazil. I can't find the picture right now or I would post it here. I'll take a more thorough look later on and see if I can find it.

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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2012, 09:55:24 AM »
This next sighting is more interesting. I found it on Flickr.com and I can't grab the pictures because all rights are reserved. They were taken August 8th in La Paz, Bolivia. Two pictures show what appear to be a TAR production team working with people dressed in zebra costumes. Amazing Race clue envelopes are present but no cameras.  Two others show the people dressed as zebras in a city square type area. The caption on one says it is a traffic safety campaign in La Paz.

Here are where you can find the pictures:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/schloofu/7860200808/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/schloofu/7860196288/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/schloofu/7860194396/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/schloofu/7860192298/in/photostream/

My first thought is that it was TAR Brazil, but everything I've heard said they didn't leave Brazil. I'm not sure they were filming on August 8th either. It certainly looks like a Latin or South American production team.

While we're on the subject of TAR Brazil, last spring I saw a van with the TAR Brazil/ Space logo on it taken in Acapulco, Mexico. At the time, I thought they were scouting locations, so I was really surprised when they stayed only in Brazil. I can't find the picture right now or I would post it here. I'll take a more thorough look later on and see if I can find it.

The Amazing Race Brazil probably visited La Paz, Bolivia according to the first preview. The filming finished on August 16, so this could be our race.

Also, one of the teams  in the last pic. looks like Cainã & Fernanda.
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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2012, 07:23:28 PM »
ukraine?

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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2012, 11:29:57 PM »
Hmmm... maybe. Do we know if TARU has started filming yet?


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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2012, 04:43:35 AM »
Here's another sighting in the US. Apparently an amazing race crew was spotted in LA on Sep. 18th. Looks to be outside the Majestic Halls, downtown LA.

Sean Martin ‏@theeseanmartin
Filming of The Amazing Race outside my building this morning. #vscocam #dtla http://instagr.am/p/Pug42igAQ-/

EDIT: While the tweet says this is for TAR, a film permit suggests otherwise.. might possibly be an upcoming show called "Race To The Scene"??
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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2012, 10:54:36 AM »
Hmmm... maybe. Do we know if TARU has started filming yet?

I don't know. I did check back last week on the web site where I found the TAR Ukraine information on originally (sort of a Russian version of Facebook) and the account had been closed. If I get a chance I'll do some looking around for an update.

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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2012, 12:35:35 PM »
This next sighting is more interesting. I found it on Flickr.com and I can't grab the pictures because all rights are reserved. They were taken August 8th in La Paz, Bolivia. Two pictures show what appear to be a TAR production team working with people dressed in zebra costumes. Amazing Race clue envelopes are present but no cameras.  Two others show the people dressed as zebras in a city square type area. The caption on one says it is a traffic safety campaign in La Paz.

Here are where you can find the pictures:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/schloofu/7860200808/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/schloofu/7860196288/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/schloofu/7860194396/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/schloofu/7860192298/in/photostream/

My first thought is that it was TAR Brazil, but everything I've heard said they didn't leave Brazil. I'm not sure they were filming on August 8th either. It certainly looks like a Latin or South American production team.

While we're on the subject of TAR Brazil, last spring I saw a van with the TAR Brazil/ Space logo on it taken in Acapulco, Mexico. At the time, I thought they were scouting locations, so I was really surprised when they stayed only in Brazil. I can't find the picture right now or I would post it here. I'll take a more thorough look later on and see if I can find it.

The Amazing Race Brazil probably visited La Paz, Bolivia according to the first preview. The filming finished on August 16, so this could be our race.

Also, one of the teams  in the last pic. looks like Cainã & Fernanda.

I'm glad you were able to figure that one out. It certainly looked like a real Amazing Race filming. Now that we know that TAR Brazil went to Bolivia, it becomes clear what was happening in those pictures.

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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2013, 12:01:24 PM »
Here's another TAR mystery sighting from the Singapore area from Wednesday in the western USA, though I think it was Thursday morning in Singapore.

✟Malcolm UhUhSiol™ ☻ ‏@MalcolmUhUhSiol
Omg! A channel 8 acttress asked me and @HongjunXiaopang for clues for a amazing race! Wee~ we're on tv ^^
8:03 PM Pacific Standard Time- 16 Jan 13

✟Malcolm UhUhSiol™ ☻ ‏@MalcolmUhUhSiol
Mediacorp crew with actress vivian lai interviewed me & @hongjunxiaopang hahas! We're on tv! @ Wisma Atria http://instagr.am/p/Ukid9iMSKE/
8:09 PM Pacific Standard Time - 16 Jan 13

I can't copy the instagram picture, so hopefully someone will be able to post it here. The instagram link shows a film crew filming a team at a pit stop, though the mat doesn't appear to be an Amazing race mat. It doesn't appear to be TAR Israel since everyone in the picture looks Asian. The picture doesn't show the faces of the team because the cameraman is blocking them. One of the teammates may have a backpack on. It's hard to tell. I'm not sure the host is in the picture. The guy in the host position looks like he is in his mid 20s, so it may be a producer setting things up.

From what it's worth, ‏@MalcolmUhUhSiol's twitter page says he is from Singapore and appears to have run into the filming while near or at his work location in Johore, Malaysia, just north of Singapore. Given the lack of any known races being filmed in Singapore, I'm guessing this is a local race, but the use of a two man filming crew and a celebrity greeter seems pretty elaborate for a local race. Anybody have any ideas about this? Joab, I believe you're in Singapore. Do you have any thoughts?

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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2013, 12:29:44 PM »
That's Vivian Lai, a local celebrity. They are probably filming a variety show and I'm pretty sure it's a local amazing race format filmed for a show on our local channel, Channel 8. She's a host, you see. So she's probably just following the "teams" and joining them on their games.

Not TAR for sure. :)
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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2013, 06:57:26 PM »
Thanks, Joab! I figured it was a local race and not a real TAR pitstop, but wanted to check it out with the rest of you.

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« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2013, 04:36:26 AM »
No problem! These days as long as celebrities are running on the streets with contestants, they call it The Amazing Race. :res: :lol3:
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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2013, 09:15:52 AM »
This is probably nothing, but I thought I'd post this possible sighting in Melbourne yesterday. It's not TAR Israel because they were in Las Vegas yesterday and I'm not aware of any other TAR versions filming now.

Ryan Egan ‏@rynobi
Some kind of Amazing Race style tv program being shot in Swanston St. Maybe even an ad? 4 backpackers being followed by about 3 cameras.
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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2013, 09:21:47 AM »
This is probably nothing, but I thought I'd post this possible sighting in Melbourne yesterday. It's not TAR Israel because they were in Las Vegas yesterday and I'm not aware of any other TAR versions filming now.

Ryan Egan ‏@rynobi
Some kind of Amazing Race style tv program being shot in Swanston St. Maybe even an ad? 4 backpackers being followed by about 3 cameras.
17 hours ago


Interesting...could it be Peking Express or whatever that lower budget version of the race is? Maybe it's just a travel show? Either way we should keep everything open for any updates about a 3rd season in the coming weeks!

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« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2013, 10:21:59 AM »
Is TAR Ukraine still filming??
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« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2013, 04:29:44 AM »
AusMole is filming right now, isn't it?

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« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2013, 04:51:37 AM »
^Yeah, they've been filming for a week or two now. Wouldn't be surprised if it did turn out to be that.
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« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2013, 01:24:31 PM »
Hmm...what about TAR Norway 2?
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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2013, 06:02:02 PM »
Hmm...what about TAR Norway 2?
That should have finished by now.

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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2013, 12:20:20 AM »
Here's another odd sighting, this time in Brisbane, Australia:

Simone ‏@simone_au
Amazing race contestants running around outside our office atm, film crews in tow
2 hrs ago


I'm guessing it's a local race or local TV show of some sort, but I thought I'd throw it in here in case anybody has any ideas about this one.

This one has me puzzled as well:

7Production & Events ‏@7ProdEvents
7, in collaboration with TwoFour54, filmed the episode of The Amazing Race taking place in Dubai. #theamazingrace #Dubai #7memories
17 hours ago


If some version of TAR is filming right now, I suppose it's possible that they could have been in Dubai a couple of days ago and Australia today. I checked out the website for 7 production and their Facebook page and both are brand new with no additional information about any TAR filming.
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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2013, 02:11:05 AM »
TAR Ukraine? Israel 3? France 2? US23? Au3? Pékin express?
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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2013, 02:16:37 AM »
I'm pretty sure Pekin Express filmed in America this year, and TARU and TARI have finished filming. TARF2 I don't think will be filming anytime soon due to the disappointing ratings of last season :( and TARAus I think will be filming later this year. And it isn't the right time for TAR23 would be filming, due to it normally filming over the US' summer.

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« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2013, 02:41:58 AM »
Another sighting, this time from Cebu City in the Philippines.

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just saw 4 persons with amazing race gear and a camera man following them near IT Park. Either this is real or the biggest trolls ever
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I have a feeling it's a local race, but have no real evidence one way or the other.

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« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2013, 08:23:15 PM »
Another sighting, this time from Cebu City in the Philippines.

Andy Go ‏@andygoyap
just saw 4 persons with amazing race gear and a camera man following them near IT Park. Either this is real or the biggest trolls ever
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I have a feeling it's a local race, but have no real evidence one way or the other.
I don't know whether it is already filming TARAUS 3 or it was on TARP 1st season and it was already been done. :umn:

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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2013, 09:44:02 PM »
is there gonna be a tarp 2?
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« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2013, 09:44:59 PM »
I hope so. *crosses fingers*

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« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2013, 11:45:36 PM »
is there gonna be a tarp 2?
There's a fairly large number of people from the Philippines that visit TAR forums, so I think we'd hear more from them if/when it films.

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« Reply #27 on: May 22, 2013, 11:33:58 AM »
Catie ‏@VodkaTitties 10m #amazingrace film crew in Bethesda right now. Might be on tv. Cool. I'll wave
 
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Catie ‏@VodkaTitties 4m @xxx just saw camera men and I'm on Bethesda avenue in #bethesda Maryland
 
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« Reply #28 on: May 22, 2013, 01:33:09 PM »
MARYLAND  :hearts:  :hearts:  :hearts:  :hearts:  :hearts: i only live 45 mins away from Bethesda hahahaha :D

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NOT us Joey. But not sure what it was? ???
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« Reply #30 on: May 28, 2013, 08:02:12 PM »
I found a conversation on Twitter about an Amazing Race sighting in The Philippines. It's in Filipino (Tagalog?) and I've tried to use a Google translation, but it's not very good. Hopefully someone around here can do a better translation:


Celeste Angulo @ celesteenaaa 10h
Ok, I refuse even andun Andrew Wolfe! I though she makakainuman, I refuse wooh! # VivaMe

Celeste Angulo ‏@celesteenaaa 9h
met some racers and chat with them and even with the bouncers #AmazingRace @ Gumaca

Gi Cabuena ‏@NocheCabuena 9h
@celesteenaaa Amazing Race USA?

Celeste Angulo ‏@celesteenaaa 9h
@NocheCabuena Hindi e. Sa Yamaha daw yun sa June pa ipapalabas, si Andrew ang host.

Gi Cabuena ‏@NocheCabuena 9h
@celesteenaaa Sinong Andrew?

Celeste Angulo ‏@celesteenaaa 9h
@NocheCabuena Si Andrew Wolff yun Mr Phil at 1st r.up sa Mr World 2012 haha pogi

Celeste Angulo ‏@celesteenaaa 9h
@NocheCabuena di pala sya amazing race as in, yamaha chuchu haha para lang a.r. kasi ikot sa phil mga challenges


Google translates the above as

Celeste Angulo @ celesteenaaa 10h
Ok, I refuse even andun Andrew Wolfe! I though she makakainuman, I refuse wooh! # VivaMe

Celeste Angulo @ celesteenaaa 9h
met some racers and chat with them and even with the bouncers # AmazingRace @ Gumaca

Gi Cabuena @ NocheCabuena 9h
@ celesteenaaa Amazing Race USA?

Celeste Angulo @ celesteenaaa 9h
@ NocheCabuena No e. Yamaha daw yun been issued in June, Andrew host.

Gi Cabuena @ NocheCabuena 9h
@ celesteenaaa Who is Andrew?

Celeste Angulo @ celesteenaaa 9h
@ NocheCabuena Wolff Andrew Yun 1st r.up Mr Phil and Mr World 2012 haha handsome

Celeste Angulo @ celesteenaaa 9h
@ NocheCabuena in amazing race as she turned in, haha chuchu Yamaha simply ar phil round because of the challenges


It could be a local race. My first thought was Final Adventure, the TAR South Korean version, but I have my doubts that Andrew Wolff would be a part of that. Some research showed that Andrew Wolff was the winner of the Mr. Philippines 2012 pageant and 1st runner up in the Mr. World 2012 contest. He also is a member of the 2013 Philippines Volcanoes World Cup Sevens Rugby team. Still, the Philippines is a likely place for Final Adventure to visit since they are staying fairly close to South Korea.

The tweets mention Gumaca, which is Quezon province. Gumaca was founded in 1582 and has a lot of Spanish Colonial buildings. It does seem like the sort of place an Amazing Race version would visit. The question is which one?

I thought Chuchu Yamaha could be a name, but a search didn't bring up any minor celebrities with that name.

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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #31 on: May 29, 2013, 04:54:38 AM »
I found a conversation on Twitter about an Amazing Race sighting in The Philippines. It's in Filipino (Tagalog?) and I've tried to use a Google translation, but it's not very good. Hopefully someone around here can do a better translation:


Celeste Angulo @ celesteenaaa 10h
Ok, I refuse even andun Andrew Wolfe! I though she makakainuman, I refuse wooh! # VivaMe

Celeste Angulo ‏@celesteenaaa 9h
met some racers and chat with them and even with the bouncers #AmazingRace @ Gumaca

Gi Cabuena ‏@NocheCabuena 9h
@celesteenaaa Amazing Race USA?

Celeste Angulo ‏@celesteenaaa 9h
@NocheCabuena Hindi e. Sa Yamaha daw yun sa June pa ipapalabas, si Andrew ang host.

Gi Cabuena ‏@NocheCabuena 9h
@celesteenaaa Sinong Andrew?

Celeste Angulo ‏@celesteenaaa 9h
@NocheCabuena Si Andrew Wolff yun Mr Phil at 1st r.up sa Mr World 2012 haha pogi

Celeste Angulo ‏@celesteenaaa 9h
@NocheCabuena di pala sya amazing race as in, yamaha chuchu haha para lang a.r. kasi ikot sa phil mga challenges


Google translates the above as

Celeste Angulo @ celesteenaaa 10h
Ok, I refuse even andun Andrew Wolfe! I though she makakainuman, I refuse wooh! # VivaMe

Celeste Angulo @ celesteenaaa 9h
met some racers and chat with them and even with the bouncers # AmazingRace @ Gumaca

Gi Cabuena @ NocheCabuena 9h
@ celesteenaaa Amazing Race USA?

Celeste Angulo @ celesteenaaa 9h
@ NocheCabuena No e. Yamaha daw yun been issued in June, Andrew host.

Gi Cabuena @ NocheCabuena 9h
@ celesteenaaa Who is Andrew?

Celeste Angulo @ celesteenaaa 9h
@ NocheCabuena Wolff Andrew Yun 1st r.up Mr Phil and Mr World 2012 haha handsome

Celeste Angulo @ celesteenaaa 9h
@ NocheCabuena in amazing race as she turned in, haha chuchu Yamaha simply ar phil round because of the challenges


It could be a local race. My first thought was Final Adventure, the TAR South Korean version, but I have my doubts that Andrew Wolff would be a part of that. Some research showed that Andrew Wolff was the winner of the Mr. Philippines 2012 pageant and 1st runner up in the Mr. World 2012 contest. He also is a member of the 2013 Philippines Volcanoes World Cup Sevens Rugby team. Still, the Philippines is a likely place for Final Adventure to visit since they are staying fairly close to South Korea.

The tweets mention Gumaca, which is Quezon province. Gumaca was founded in 1582 and has a lot of Spanish Colonial buildings. It does seem like the sort of place an Amazing Race version would visit. The question is which one?

I thought Chuchu Yamaha could be a name, but a search didn't bring up any minor celebrities with that name.

It's not TAR   :'(

It's a Yamaha-funded race challenge and Andrew Wolff is hosting it. I think it's the Yamaha SZ-16 Adventure Challenge. 'Yamaha' is a motor company. Chuchu is not a name :)
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« Reply #32 on: May 29, 2013, 08:04:55 AM »
Thank you!! :hearts:
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« Reply #33 on: May 29, 2013, 10:56:10 AM »
Thanks Karpov617! I figured it was probably something like that, but couldn't understand it well enough to be sure.

I did think Chuchu Yamaha would be a strange name, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to take a moment and check it out.  Just another example of me overthinking the problem.  :umn:

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« Reply #34 on: May 30, 2013, 12:08:54 AM »
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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #35 on: July 01, 2014, 09:22:19 AM »
OK, it's been a while, but I have another sighting I can't figure out. It was from Kuala Lumpur and the person having the sighting insists it is TAR US. When it was taken isn't clear. I don't recognize the two racers. Maybe it's TAR Israel? Hopefully someone will recognize the racers or the cameraman.

I've asked her when she took the picture. Hopefully she will reply.

Here's the Twitter conversation:

Shing Zee ‏@ZeeShing Jun 25
That moment when you saw the whole production and filming process for The Amazing Race! 😍😍 pic.twitter.com/LfvoX3ttU2


New Jo-Kym ‏@kayewhyam Jun 25
@ZeeShing Omg, at KL Sentral? :OOO

Shing Zee ‏@ZeeShing Jun 25
@kayewhyam YEAHHHH.Their next task is to get to some places. So they were waiting for the train to Seremban. SO EXCITING TO SEE THEM RUNNING

New Jo-Kym ‏@kayewhyam Jun 25
@ZeeShing SO COOOL I WANNA JOINNNN. Let's go dei. A train ride to nowhere and back 😁

Shing Zee ‏@ZeeShing Jun 25
@kayewhyam HAHAHA we wanted like follow them actually but then, we have class tomorrow so we can't. LET'S GO! ;)

John ‏@johnelmmo 9h
@ZeeShing is this the amazing race US or Canada? And which city is this?

Shing Zee ‏@ZeeShing 9h
@johnelmmo It's the US one. They were in Malaysia for their tasks. :)


Here's the picture:

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« Reply #36 on: July 02, 2014, 06:54:53 AM »
I've had a reply from Shing Zee.


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@ZeeShing Cool picture. When did you take it? They just finished filming season 25 and I've heard they didn't go to Malaysia. Just curious.


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@Plaidmoon Thank you? That was taken like a week ago. I don't really know actually, we saw the Amazing Race's envelopes with clues. 😂


So, it appears that she had her TAR sighting around June 25th when she tweeted it. So I doubt it's TAR Israel since they appear to have finished filming a couple of weeks before that. I'm just not sure what it could be. You don't usually see all the equipment for a local race.

However, the woman racer in the picture looks like either Amy or Maya from TAR 25. But what would they have been doing in Kuala Lumpur? Any thoughts?

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« Reply #37 on: July 02, 2014, 08:32:07 AM »
I have a sighting I can't figure out. I posted it yesterday in the International TAR section, but I thought I'd repost it here where more people will likely see it. The sighting was from Kuala Lumpur and the person having the sighting thinks it is TAR US.  She says it was taken about a week ago and she tweeted it on June 25th. My first thought is that maybe it's TAR Israel, however they finished up a couple of weeks before that. My next thought is that the woman racer looks an awful lot like Maya (or is it Amy?). The same pants and very thin legs. The hair looks similar. The shoes are yellow in other pictures I've seen and aren't yellow here, but maybe they are dirty by this late in the race. The backpack doesn't quite look like a match to me. Also the woman in the picture looks shorter than in the other pictures we have of Amy and Maya.

It might be possible to pass through Kuala Lumpur and Seremban on the way to Singapore, but I rather doubt they did. So if it is one half of Amy and Maya, what were they doing in the train station in Kuala Lumpur? It would also suppose that the memory of the woman tweeting is off by a week or so on the date.

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Shing Zee ‏@ZeeShing Jun 25
That moment when you saw the whole production and filming process for The Amazing Race! 😍😍 pic.twitter.com/LfvoX3ttU2

New Jo-Kym ‏@kayewhyam Jun 25
@ZeeShing Omg, at KL Sentral? :OOO

Shing Zee ‏@ZeeShing Jun 25
@kayewhyam YEAHHHH.Their next task is to get to some places. So they were waiting for the train to Seremban. SO EXCITING TO SEE THEM RUNNING

New Jo-Kym ‏@kayewhyam Jun 25
@ZeeShing SO COOOL I WANNA JOINNNN. Let's go dei. A train ride to nowhere and back 😁

Shing Zee ‏@ZeeShing Jun 25
@kayewhyam HAHAHA we wanted like follow them actually but then, we have class tomorrow so we can't. LET'S GO! ;)

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@ZeeShing is this the amazing race US or Canada? And which city is this?

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@johnelmmo It's the US one. They were in Malaysia for their tasks. :)

Plaid Moon ‏@Plaidmoon
@ZeeShing Cool picture. When did you take it? They just finished filming season 25 and I've heard they didn't go to Malaysia. Just curious.

Shing Zee ‏@ZeeShing 19h
@Plaidmoon Thank you? That was taken like a week ago. I don't really know actually, we saw the Amazing Race's envelopes with clues. 😂


Here's the picture:



Any one have any ideas about this? I'm stumped.

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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #38 on: July 02, 2014, 09:25:51 AM »
Doubt it is the US edition, 25th June seems 6 days off the last filming i/we spotted (19th June).

It could be the Philippines edition or the Ukraine's version
I have a sighting I can't figure out. I posted it yesterday in the International TAR section, but I thought I'd repost it here where more people will likely see it. The sighting was from Kuala Lumpur and the person having the sighting thinks it is TAR US.  She says it was taken about a week ago and she tweeted it on June 25th. My first thought is that maybe it's TAR Israel, however they finished up a couple of weeks before that. My next thought is that the woman racer looks an awful lot like Maya (or is it Amy?). The same pants and very thin legs. The hair looks similar. The shoes are yellow in other pictures I've seen and aren't yellow here, but maybe they are dirty by this late in the race. The backpack doesn't quite look like a match to me. Also the woman in the picture looks shorter than in the other pictures we have of Amy and Maya.

It might be possible to pass through Kuala Lumpur and Seremban on the way to Singapore, but I rather doubt they did. So if it is one half of Amy and Maya, what were they doing in the train station in Kuala Lumpur? It would also suppose that the memory of the woman tweeting is off by a week or so on the date.

Here's the Twitter conversation:

Shing Zee ‏@ZeeShing Jun 25
That moment when you saw the whole production and filming process for The Amazing Race! 😍😍 pic.twitter.com/LfvoX3ttU2

New Jo-Kym ‏@kayewhyam Jun 25
@ZeeShing Omg, at KL Sentral? :OOO

Shing Zee ‏@ZeeShing Jun 25
@kayewhyam YEAHHHH.Their next task is to get to some places. So they were waiting for the train to Seremban. SO EXCITING TO SEE THEM RUNNING

New Jo-Kym ‏@kayewhyam Jun 25
@ZeeShing SO COOOL I WANNA JOINNNN. Let's go dei. A train ride to nowhere and back 😁

Shing Zee ‏@ZeeShing Jun 25
@kayewhyam HAHAHA we wanted like follow them actually but then, we have class tomorrow so we can't. LET'S GO! ;)

John ‏@johnelmmo 9h
@ZeeShing is this the amazing race US or Canada? And which city is this?

Shing Zee ‏@ZeeShing 9h
@johnelmmo It's the US one. They were in Malaysia for their tasks. :)

Plaid Moon ‏@Plaidmoon
@ZeeShing Cool picture. When did you take it? They just finished filming season 25 and I've heard they didn't go to Malaysia. Just curious.

Shing Zee ‏@ZeeShing 19h
@Plaidmoon Thank you? That was taken like a week ago. I don't really know actually, we saw the Amazing Race's envelopes with clues. 😂


Here's the picture:



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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #39 on: July 02, 2014, 09:31:44 AM »
Sequesterville??
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@ZeeShing Cool picture. When did you take it? They just finished filming season 25 and I've heard they didn't go to Malaysia. Just curious.


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@Plaidmoon Thank you? That was taken like a week ago. I don't really know actually, we saw the Amazing Race's envelopes with clues. 😂


So, it appears that she had her TAR sighting around June 25th when she tweeted it. So I doubt it's TAR Israel since they appear to have finished filming a couple of weeks before that. I'm just not sure what it could be. You don't usually see all the equipment for a local race.

However, the woman racer in the picture looks like either Amy or Maya from TAR 25. But what would they have been doing in Kuala Lumpur? Any thoughts?
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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #40 on: July 02, 2014, 09:38:00 AM »
TAR Philippines were holding auditions as of a few days ago, so I don't think it was them. I haven't been paying much attention to TAR Ukraine recently, but with the political situation there, I doubt they would be filming. I can't think of any version that's filming since TAR 25 ended.

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« Reply #41 on: July 02, 2014, 09:46:35 AM »
Sequesterville??
I've had a reply from Shing Zee.


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@ZeeShing Cool picture. When did you take it? They just finished filming season 25 and I've heard they didn't go to Malaysia. Just curious.


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@Plaidmoon Thank you? That was taken like a week ago. I don't really know actually, we saw the Amazing Race's envelopes with clues. 😂


So, it appears that she had her TAR sighting around June 25th when she tweeted it. So I doubt it's TAR Israel since they appear to have finished filming a couple of weeks before that. I'm just not sure what it could be. You don't usually see all the equipment for a local race.

However, the woman racer in the picture looks like either Amy or Maya from TAR 25. But what would they have been doing in Kuala Lumpur? Any thoughts?

Good thought and one that hadn't occurred to me. However, I don't think they would be sending a cameraman with them to Sequesterville. Or if they are sequestering the cameraman too, I think the camera would be packed away in a case.

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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #42 on: July 02, 2014, 02:19:38 PM »
Crazy. Can't be US , sequesterville travel would NOT be in Malaysia or Indonesia this season, really too late for 25. Weird.
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« Reply #43 on: July 02, 2014, 02:46:58 PM »
It was about June 18, not June 25 because she said she took it 1 week earlier before posing.

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« Reply #44 on: July 02, 2014, 02:57:44 PM »
No she said it was a week ago, from when I am assuming she posted the tweet, so it would be around June 25, the original day she posted the picture.

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« Reply #45 on: July 03, 2014, 07:34:46 AM »
unless it could be Malta to Malaysia to Singapore (all in 1 leg)
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« Reply #46 on: July 03, 2014, 08:05:36 AM »
That would mean she saw this on or after our finale date. :groan:
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« Reply #47 on: July 03, 2014, 10:16:44 AM »
I agree, the only way it makes possible sense is if she took it a week before she posted it to Twitter, or around June 18th. But that's not what she said, so the sighting doesn't fit.

Of course, it doesn't seem likely that they would fly from Valetta to Kuala Lumpur, catch a train to Seremban, do something there and then get to Singapore by the afternoon. I checked and the Kommuter train from Kuala Lumpur to Seremban takes about an hour and runs several times a day. There is also a train that runs from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore 3 times a day and it stops in Seremban. One train leaves Kuala Lumpur at 815 AM, arrives at Seremban at 920 AM and at Singapore at 3 PM. The problem is that if you get off the train in Seremban, the next train doesn't arrive in Singapore until 9:40 PM. But we have witnesses and photographs that saw them around 4 PM. So that doesn't work. If they got cars or took a taxi from Seremban, it's a 3 hour drive, so that could work.

However, the overall big 500 kilo reason why this sighting doesn't work is that we have other witnesses that flew with them on the plane from Rome to Singapore. This feels like a jigsaw piece from a different puzzle. Maybe some other race is filming that we aren't aware of or maybe it was taken in Singapore, not Kuala Lumpur? However, I did some looking at pictures of train and light rail stations in Singapore and at the KL Sentral in Kuala Lumpur and the escalator in the picture looks like KL Sentral to me. I found nothing conclusive though.

Maybe something will be found to clear this up, but I think it's likely to remain a mystery.

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« Reply #48 on: July 03, 2014, 10:25:21 AM »
Anyway, I don't think this is TAR US because the racer in that photo does not fit anyone, even Amy. This season we know all the teams from the start so it cannot be a missing team so...

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« Reply #49 on: July 03, 2014, 12:25:54 PM »
Agreed. I will move all this back over to the mystery sighting thread later, but for now...not us.
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« Reply #50 on: October 15, 2014, 09:24:18 AM »
I think I found the answer for the last sighting in July in Kuala Lumpur. It apparently was the Italian version of Pekin Express called Pechino Express. Pechino is Italian for Beijing. I started a topic for Pechino Express and there's more info there. However, so far, I haven't found the people in the sighting in the numerous pictures of Pechino Express that are out there. I haven't looked very carefully yet though.

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« Reply #51 on: October 15, 2014, 09:08:20 PM »
Great job, Plaid!!
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« Reply #52 on: November 22, 2014, 04:36:10 AM »
Any INTernational eps filmed in Korea recently??
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« Reply #53 on: November 22, 2014, 05:04:19 AM »
Any INTernational eps filmed in Korea recently??

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« Reply #54 on: November 22, 2014, 05:09:36 AM »
Link please zac?
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« Reply #55 on: August 03, 2015, 06:21:39 PM »
It's been a while, but I have a couple of sightings from today that I can't figure out. Most likely both are local events. I'm not aware of any version filming right now except perhaps TAR China which films a leg or two then takes a couple of weeks off it seems. I thought I'd post them here and see if anyone has any insights that escape me.

Katharine Donnelly ‏@KatharineDonn 8h8 hours ago
last night at LAX one of the women working behind the counter where you check your bags was holding Amazing Race envelopes...
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From her tweets, it appears that Katherine was flying from LAX to the east coast, probably Boston, since she's from Rhode Island. It seems like an odd place for teams to be picking up envelopes (just before boarding a flight), but who knows what a foreign version might decide to do. Maybe it's just additional information. I'm thinking this is before you go through security, so it's possible that a local race could send teams there to get their next clue. I can't imagine that LAX would appreciate the extra traffic though.

Then there's this one:

spencer ‏@donnlim_11 12h12 hours ago
Taping earlier for The Amazing Race with @Jonas_Tibayan @SamBanezz @RafaeloTHORibio @OczonMiguel and John
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From their twitter accounts, it appears that they are members of the Chiang Kai Shek College basketball team in Manila. They won the Metro Manila Basketball League championship back in February. I see nothing in any of the tweets that are public that would cast any light on the taping. I'm guessing it's something local or possibly TAR Philippines though I haven't heard anything about them taping a new season.

Any thoughts are welcome.

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« Reply #56 on: August 26, 2015, 03:58:56 PM »
Here's another TAR mystery sighting. It's from a woman from the US visiting Budapest. I've tried to get more details from her, but she's only giving out a few details. I'm not aware of any versions of TAR currently filming. Most likely it's a local race, but it remains uncertain. Whether they are aware enough in Budapest to organize local races is another question.

Julia ☀️ ‏@juliaaa0606 Aug 24
i saw a team from the Amazing Race today in Budapest
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@Plaidmoon I saw them outside the Fisherman's Bastion and they were just standing there looking around 😂


She has since taken down her reply about Fisherman's Bastion and hasn't replied further.

Fisherman's Bastion is a castle or castle like building with 7 towers on the Buda side of the Danube River. It was used as a pit stop during TAR 6.

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« Reply #57 on: November 25, 2015, 04:39:30 AM »
Here's one I can't figure out. We have TAR 28, TAR Israel and TAR France all filming now, but I'm not aware of a Chinese version filming.

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Chinese "Amazing Race" being filmed at Flinders University vine.co/v/izQhdImpubL
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The vine shows some cameras set up outside what looks like a stadium or arena and lots of people sitting around and waiting. I don't see anything that looks like a clue box or pit stop mat. No one that looks like a racer or a host. If the guy didn't say it was TAR, I wouldn't have guessed that at all. Flinders University is in Adelaide, Australia, so that fits with the guy's twitter name.

Any thoughts about this one. I suppose it could be TAR Israel or TAR France and for some reason the production staff is from an Asian country.

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« Reply #58 on: November 25, 2015, 09:46:10 PM »


Guys, I just found this picture on facebook (TAR fanpage VN) which was taken at Hai Phong opera house in 19 November. Do you know which franchise it is? The owner of this photo told that this is TAR Mexico but I think it's not or maybe it's not TAR.

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« Reply #59 on: November 25, 2015, 10:06:18 PM »
I think that black and white logo in front of the teams is for Pekin Express, which is a French variation on TAR. There have been Dutch, Belgian and Italian versions too. I'm guessing that's the French version but I have seen mentions of the Italian version lately, so it could be that.

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« Reply #60 on: November 26, 2015, 11:19:41 PM »
Here's another sighting from Adelaide, Australia.

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South Korea's Amazing Race Celebrities drew a massive crowd @ibisAdelaide during the week #Adelaide #Hotels pic.twitter.com/6EVbKQuro8
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The picture shows a large crowd of people watching a bus passing by in the street outside a tall building. I don't see camera crews or racers. I'm beginning to think that there is a South Korean version of TAR filming, apparently with South Korean celebrities.

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« Reply #61 on: November 27, 2015, 10:13:22 AM »
Korea has a famous show named Running Man. Maybe it's not TAR South Korea.

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« Reply #62 on: February 09, 2016, 07:32:37 PM »
I ran across this tweet today and can't quite figure out which version of TAR this is from. It says Asia Express but it could be China Express, Beijing Express, Pekin Express or Pechino Express. I'm guessing the last one. The person tweeting is from Colombia and posted a screen capture of what appears to be a program synopsis or criticism about an episode shown yesterday.

Here's his tweet

Andrés Felipe Serna ‏@FELIPESERNA90  22h22 hours ago Bello, Colombia
#asiaexpress que tristeza este par de gamines @asiaexpress


Google translates this as:

how sad this pair of street children

Perhaps someone who knows Spanish can do a translation of this and the screen capture below. Google poorly translates the text from the screencap as:

In chapter Asian express of Monday 8 February this gentleman Carlos and company made it very badly to the country in the land of Laos to rudely they threw the keys to a motorcycle taxi driver not knowing where they had q go arguing q already had paid . But how many times in this reality did not enjoy good hospitality of these people. Transportation and even took away their hunger. Fortunately today were eliminated those two gems of truth feel sorry to the people of Laos. Please share for q they will respond this pair of ungrateful.


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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #63 on: February 19, 2016, 06:03:56 PM »
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17.02.2016 Filming in RUSSIA, in MOSCOW METRO for RCTI Television from Indonesia
TVDATA.TV Media assisted a team of RCTI Television from Indonesia to film In MOSCOW METRO. At the beginning of February 2016, the award-winning reality television game-show ‘The Amazing Race’, in which teams of two rush, came to Moscow, Russia for Grand Finale
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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #64 on: May 04, 2016, 12:49:09 PM »
Posting this here until we can confirm or not it is TARCAN:

IG: Sophia_Bali ‏@Sophia_Bali 2 h

@ellemagazinesa amazing race participants getting a clue @sophia_bali workshopnewtown… https://www.instagram.com/p/BE_aP9Lv9x4/

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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #65 on: May 04, 2016, 02:23:12 PM »
This is NOT the kind of gear the camaraman are normally using

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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #66 on: May 04, 2016, 09:34:28 PM »
Posting this here until we can confirm or not it is TARCAN:

IG: Sophia_Bali ‏@Sophia_Bali 2 h

@ellemagazinesa amazing race participants getting a clue @sophia_bali workshopnewtown… https://www.instagram.com/p/BE_aP9Lv9x4/



based on comments from ZBC's friend and analysis of the Bali crew, we do not believe this to be Bali.

It may well be Cape Town South Africa --??shop in Cavendish Sq (please someone do some research on this?)

No idea what the filming is for, but in light of the new info, unlikely to be TARC
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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #67 on: May 04, 2016, 11:07:17 PM »
Sophia Bali is the name of the shop, Peach, not the location.
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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #68 on: May 05, 2016, 09:15:58 AM »
Are there ANY active TAR filmings taking place right now?

We have a definitive sighting of teams flying via HK to Saigon yesterday. I only know TARCanada filming right now...anyone else??

Thannks!!


TARC it is!
« Last Edit: May 06, 2016, 11:49:25 AM by georgiapeach »
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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #69 on: May 09, 2016, 12:01:16 AM »


Guys, I just found this picture on facebook (TAR fanpage VN) which was taken at Hai Phong opera house in 19 November. Do you know which franchise it is? The owner of this photo told that this is TAR Mexico but I think it's not or maybe it's not TAR.


This is "Abandonados Asia" which is the Mexican version of Peking Express (it started in Hanoi)
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« Reply #70 on: May 09, 2016, 12:01:59 AM »
I ran across this tweet today and can't quite figure out which version of TAR this is from. It says Asia Express but it could be China Express, Beijing Express, Pekin Express or Pechino Express. I'm guessing the last one. The person tweeting is from Colombia and posted a screen capture of what appears to be a program synopsis or criticism about an episode shown yesterday.
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This is from "Asia Express", the Colombian version of Peking Express
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« Reply #71 on: May 09, 2016, 12:26:03 AM »
Thanks!! Do we need a thread for that? ???
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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #72 on: May 09, 2016, 03:34:05 PM »


Guys, I just found this picture on facebook (TAR fanpage VN) which was taken at Hai Phong opera house in 19 November. Do you know which franchise it is? The owner of this photo told that this is TAR Mexico but I think it's not or maybe it's not TAR.


This is "Abandonados Asia" which is the Mexican version of Peking Express (it started in Hanoi)

Thanks, Dånooky! You mentioned both a Mexican version and a Colombian version of Pekin Express. Are there 2 versions or just one?

Also, the tweet I posted mentioned Laos. I guess if it started in Hanoi, a leg in Laos would fit in easily.

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« Reply #73 on: May 13, 2016, 10:09:09 PM »
The tweet was just some random review of an episode of the Colombian version that had just aired. The photo is from the filming of the first episode of the Mexican version's first season. As far as I've seen, Colombia and Mexico are the only two countries in Latin America with a P.E. franchise and it looks like they'll follow the same route from Hanoi-Laos-Cambodia-Bangkok (the same route was also followed by the Spanish and Italian versions before)
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Re: Mystery TAR Sightings - Can You Figure These Out?
« Reply #74 on: June 08, 2016, 05:00:12 AM »
OK, here's another mystery sighting! Both fossil-racer and myself found pictures from an Amazing Race like show filming at the Mitad Del Mundo Monument (Middle of the World) near Quito, Ecuador yesterday. I saw this tweet:

Quito Tour Bus ‏@QuitoTourBus 14h14 hours ago
Hoy se gabró El Reality Show "The Amazing Race" en la Mitad Del Mundo Pagina Oficial  y los participantes... http://fb.me/1jQcL5VIU

Translated from Spanish by Bing (with a small assist from Plaidmoon)
Today is recording The Reality Show "The Amazing Race" in the middle of the official site world and participants... http://fb.me/1jQcL5VIU
12:32 PM - 7 Jun 2016


If you go to the Facebook page, there are 40 pictures of the filming. I've uploaded several to give a taste of what's there. It seems pretty elaborate. The racers look like they are from South America and my first thought was TAR Ecuador was filming again. However, some of the details don't fit. In the first pic, it appears they are competing in teams of 4. In the pictures of teams competing, there is sometimes a fifth member and some pictures have people labelled Capitan, so it may be teams of 5. However, if you look closely, it appears that the teams have 2 shirts of one color and 2 of a very slightly different shade. So, it may be more than one team working together in these pictures. I included the last picture just to show the difference in the green team shirts. Also, after finishing, they spent time hugging and then lounging in the visitor center (which I didn't include pictures of). So, it doesn't seem like TAR. Dånooky's mention of Pekin Express made me think of them and now that I look again at the shirts, they do appear to have a logo similar to the Pekin Express logo, just with a snow capped mountain instead of a sunset. So, I think it's possible that it's the Mexican or Colombian Pekin Express, but I'm not very sure. I thought I'd post this here and get everyone's reaction.

















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Unidentified TAR Sightings...
« Reply #75 on: August 08, 2016, 05:46:41 AM »

Once you've found where these belong, please help remove them to their respective thread.. :D

Found a couple of TAR-like sightings, both were from USA, one in San Antonio, TX and the other one from New Orleans, Louisiana (about 5hrs ago), apologize that I can't seem to find the correct version of these..  ???




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« Reply #76 on: August 10, 2016, 05:21:49 AM »
I would HARDLY think TAR30 is filming now. It's a local race (Probaly)
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« Reply #77 on: August 10, 2016, 08:42:30 AM »
Who said anything about TAR 30? ???

There are multiple franchises running. Including TAR Poland about which we know very little.

Local races do not have sound and camera men so this is something...
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« Reply #78 on: August 10, 2016, 01:59:03 PM »
It's from the show THE RUNNER on GO90.
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« Reply #79 on: August 10, 2016, 02:38:27 PM »
Awesome!! Thanks fossil!

Anyone watching that? That's Matt Damon's series right?  If so let's start a thread for it and we'll move this over.
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« Reply #80 on: August 10, 2016, 02:52:54 PM »
Awesome!! Thanks fossil!

Anyone watching that? That's Matt Damon's series right?  If so let's start a thread for it and we'll move this over.
First season ended on 7/30.
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Started in Virginia ended in LA.
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« Reply #81 on: August 10, 2016, 04:13:28 PM »
Is The Runner like TAR?
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« Reply #82 on: August 10, 2016, 04:31:25 PM »
Is The Runner like TAR?
Sort of

At the start 5 teams, chase after 1 runner.
5 teams have to complete challenges that , along with America's help, reveal the destination of the runner. Each day, teams have a chance to catch the runner. The runner has tasks to complete too but once they reach the getaway pt in each episode, the runner is safe and lives to see another day.
At any given pt, the runner can be captured and ,if that happens, a new runner is brought into the game the next day.
Each runner has a increasing money value for every second they don't get captured. Capture the runners to win money! Runners have to survive till the last day to win anything.
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« Reply #83 on: August 10, 2016, 05:16:24 PM »
Sounds great! I'll watch on YouTube, if any clips are uploaded
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« Reply #84 on: August 10, 2016, 05:37:33 PM »
Sounds great! I'll watch on YouTube, if any clips are uploaded
Here's the first episode:
https://www.go90.com/profiles/va_c2ef13202e4d496db5f6cf750d121985-5d6826d6-3e5e-43e5-87aa-f65950afdd09
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« Reply #85 on: August 10, 2016, 10:19:52 PM »
Sounds great! I'll watch on YouTube, if any clips are uploaded
Here's the first episode:
https://www.go90.com/profiles/va_c2ef13202e4d496db5f6cf750d121985-5d6826d6-3e5e-43e5-87aa-f65950afdd09
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I'm not in the US, though. I'm an Aussie
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