Eddie made it first to the finish, joined by Sabine, and soon after Evans. Jeremy, with his drum kit placed behind his lorry, was successful as his vehicle had a crawler gear, although May and Hammond promptly ran over and smashed the drum kit. The presenters were set the challenge of building amphibious cars, and using them to get to—and across—a two-mile-wide reservoir. The first car, nicknamed ” Geoff “, was put through its paces in the city of Oxford , before being re-built as the Hammerhead-i Eagle Thrust. Certain challenges since the African Cheap Car Road Trip have had a back-up car made available for any presenter whose car breaks down and cannot be repaired. Challenges include a snow slope climbing test where Hammond failed to engage his 4WD , a game of tag with caravans hitched to their cars and featuring ‘Leisure Stig’ in a Kia Sportage, a acceleration and braking test at a muddy test area with ‘Leisure Stig’ setting the benchmark in a Kia Sportage where James made his way to a muddy pond at the end of the track , modifying their own cars to suit the lifestyle theme better and doing some ‘leisure activity’ at a nearby pond, rolling their cars down a steep cliff to test the car’s robustness and safety, and to wrap it up, a five-mile-long off-road race from a Yorkshire grouse moor to a conference and dinner held at Yorkshire’s Broughton Hall, where the last to arrive had to do an after-dinner speech. I’ve seen them drive a Skoda through a burning barn, put a Toyota Tundra on the roof of a building being demolished, and ram a combine harvester-turned-snowplow into a house in Norway.

Meanwhile, the Lacetti gets driven around the track by American talk show host, Jay Leno , who recounts an interesting story of how he avoided being done for speeding while showing off a car. Curse my faulty memory! Subsequently, Clarkson admitted that the feature was not the greatest of ideas. Clarkson, following Hammond’s original strategy of buying a simple van, bought a Ford Transit , while May chose a LDV Convoy box van for its considerable storage. James May’s Lexus LS There, they are told they must live like classic car enthusiasts. Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board. However, as his co-presenters pointed out, the image appeared in Clarkson’s own newspaper column in The Sun to which he responded that they both also have newspaper columns that they could have used.

Clarkson sbuttle if he can save an old school playground game with cars, by going to a British Army testing area in Dorset and taking on an array of new military hardware, including a JackalMastiff PPV and a Trojan combat engineering vehiclein a point-to-point race with a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII RSwhile Hammond and May see if the new Porsche Panamera can get from Porthloo in the Isles of Scilly to Birsay on the Orkney Isles faster than a letter being ferried and delivered by the Royal Mail.

Clarkson recorded the fastest time despite blowing his engine, followed episodee Hammond with May slowest. They succeeded in removing the episodd from a Renault Espace and replaced it with a canvas fold-down top. James May’s Lexus LS He then wrongfooted May by parking just behind the LDV to stop it unloading. Thankfully they’ve soon changed the subject and are engaging in some mild riffing about the time Hammond accidentally refuelled a super-car with water.

Jeremy used a Jaguar XJ6 Dieseland in spite of using every feature in the car, and driving uneconomically, completed the journey. Retrieved 9 January Hammond was assigned Brian Wheeler, a sarcastic dwarf mechanic.

Archived from the original on 19 May Matt was still on the road, but he believed himself to be in the lead. ST’s vBulletin 3 Responsive Styles Our newly refreshed styles inbrings the old vb3 to the new level, responsive and modern feel. Both are told to report in Las Vegas for a series of challenges along a mile road trip from Las Vegas to the Sierra Nevada mountains.


Matt did reach 81 mph, however, in the hands of The Stig, it reached 87 mph, setting a new world record. Digg Facebook reddit Twitter. The goal was essentially to do in hop days what the Americans failed to do in the ten years of the Vietnam War. The trio decide that they will find out exactly which would have been best in with a race to the northwith Hammond riding the fastest bike at the time and his boyhood dream, the Vincent Black Shadowand May driving the “Bugatti Veyron” of the time, the Jaguar XKwhile Clarkson finds himself shovelling coal into the boiler of an LNER Peppercorn A1 locomotive no Tornado.

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The BBC said that viewers shutyle not have been misled as it was obvious that the sequence was “slapstick” with a “sitcom ending”. Clarkson’s malfunctioning gauges made calculating his speed difficult, May had to cope with Welch’s initial lack of interest and navigating experience, and Hammond’s Lanchester proved incredibly unreliable, breaking down several times per stage and overheating constantly.

In the final part of the trip, both returned to Varadero to have a rematch with local street racers, only this time, they race in a makeshift oval track made using used tyres. Find all posts by Hamlet.

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Clarkson initially blamed the sound on the tappets, but as the day progressed, May declared that the engine was disintegrating. Find all posts by polar bear. Challenges Power Lap Times Races. After decorating their lorries, they were sent to Millbrook Proving Groundwhere the first challenge was to successfully powerslide their lorries on a skid pan as demonstrated by “The Stig’s Lorry-driving Cousin”.

May Clarkson by agreement [nb 4]. Just how much dough do the producers of Top Gear have? All times are GMT Seems like every third episode I see features Clarkson, May and Hammond smashing the ever-loving crap out of the automobile du jour. As they climbed higher into the mountains, the final challenge arrived at Mammoth Mountain where they have to race across the snowy mountain.

Matt tried the highway approach, where he got stuck at a tollbooth, while Chris decided to take the mountain pass and the backroads, where he had to deal with local traffic. May was given glamour model and Page 3 girl Madison Welch. After the track day, the presenters then had to prep their cars for a Concours d’Elegance competition. Is the show so phenomenally popular that the BBC can charge advertisers enough to give the Top Gear producers a huge wad of wonga for each ep?

As in previous challenges, the producers provided a replacement vehicle to any presenter whose vehicle broke down, in this challenge a Honda minibike decorated suhttle a stars and Stripes livery with Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen playing on an iPod redubbed with The Star-Spangled Banner in some versionscausing much distress to the presenters due to the Vietnam War with America. Evans on the other hand had enough money left from his purchase to hire a water taxi until Venice’s water speed limit hindered him.

Starting from King’s CrossHammond and May find themselves sticking to the A1 Road because motorways have not been invented yetwhile Clarkson deals with soot and heat, as the train thunders him to victory, with all three vying to be first epiisode reach the finish line at the bar of the Balmoral Hotel.


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Clarkson consequently won, while Hammond, vear had stretfire far behind due to the comparatively small storage space of the Suzuki, lost badly.

Their banter is SO scripted and SO badly acted Driving across France while trying to not break down, the trio engage in a series of challenges, including beating a lap time by a FWD car, getting zpace car to brake before hitting an item close to their hearts, and taking part in an ice-driving race at Val Thorenswith the team learning to their horror, that they have a back-up car just in case – a Morris Marina.

The presenters have no prior knowledge of what the tests will be, although they generally involve:. Hammond was left far behind as he was unable to get his lorry in gear, and Clarkson took the lead until he forgot to change down for a steep hill and stalled.

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With no chance of winning it, the trio decide to see whose car is best, and, with the help of a unique assistant driver chosen for them, are soon off trying to hit an average speed on closed roads and doing four laps around a rack track as consistently as possible, to see which classic car is a real winner.

Find all posts by pancakes3. Clarkson painted his lorry black, resulting in multiple visibility problems. However, they all buy the same car: Up till last year Clarkson had a share in the company doing the worldwide marketing and pocketed several million from this as well as his actual presentation fee.

Originally Posted by steronz They’ve had problems in the past securing cars like the Enzo and Veyron from automakers who have nothing to gain and everything to lose from a bad showing, but ultimately VW caved on the Veyron, and private owners are happy to supply other cars like the aforementioned GTO.

During the meal challenge, Richard set fire to his cottage.

Hammond felt such affection for his car that he subsequently had it shipped to the UK which resulted in Clarkson and May making fun of himand it now has the occasional cameo on Richard Hammond’s Blast Lab.

May won comfortably as his car proved to be in peisode mechanical condition than Clarkson’s. He then used tape to fix a new door on, while Hammond successfully fitted his with bolts; May eventually ran out of time.

The BBC actually publish a list of the tariffs they expect to pay independent producers for various sorts of programmes.

Minutes after the episode’s broadcast, the advert was uploaded to YouTube and spurred angry comments from Polish viewers. Eventually, Hammond had to deliver the after dinner speech, which didn’t please the crowds. Clarkson and May’s voices went high and squeaky due to the gas, but Hammond’s did not as it had leaked out, once again leading to a 1, point deduction. Due to the controversial nature of some challenges, it is difficult to gauge who has been the most successful so far, but as a rough guide: