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The Reliant Robin took off; everything seemed to be working until a release bolt attaching the Robin to the fuel tank failed to detach. The presenters were sent to Botswana to buy a car that was not an off-road vehicle and had only two-wheel drive, which they would drive across the country, from the eastern border of Zimbabwe to the western border of Namibia approximately 1, miles. Bob on December 30, at 5: Due to the problems Britain suffered during the previous winter with snow, and local authorities not having the money to spend on road clearing equipment, the presenters came up with the idea of the Snowbine Harvester to save money, working on the theory combine harvesters were sitting idle during winter months so were readily available with a cheap conversion kit. Sir Jackie Stewart claimed that he could cut down any of the presenters’ driving time around a race circuit by 20 seconds, so James took him up on the offer and they used a TVR Tuscan at Oulton Park. The presenters with their respective creations then raced from “near Leicester ” Leicester North to “near Loughborough ” Loughborough Central on the Great Central Railway with a number of railway experts as passengers.

On the final challenge, Matt initially made good progress as Chris’ Porsche got temporarily stuck, but Chris later caught up as the Lamborghini’s low ground clearance made Matt temporarily stuck before he chained the Lamborghini’s rear tyres. Pretty interesting and worth a listen. Languages Eesti Edit links. 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. Clarkson and May’s cars were still there after 20 minutes, but Hammond’s was stolen almost immediately losing him yet another 1, points. After the track day, the presenters then had to prep their cars for a Concours d’Elegance competition.

Do you think you will ever be uploading episodes for their new show? The presenters made a second attempt to use amphibious cars—this time to cross the English Channel. Hammond’s gearbox failed in the final stages of the race, but still beat May by two laps although the Jaguar suffered wear during the race, it only broke down once when the brake fluid overheated. The fifth challenge tested how long a burglar took to break into the rear door of each van; the burglar failed to open Hammond’s, smashed open May’s in half a minute, but took only 10 seconds to break into the Transit.

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Top Gear Season 22, Episode 8

These mostly took place at the MIRA proving groundthough the last one was at the Top Gear test trackwhere they tried to see how much of the track they could complete whilst their cars were full of water.

After the challenge it was revealed that all three presenters liked their chosen cars so much they had bought them from the BBC. They presented their gifts, and asked to see the child, which was revealed to be a baby Stig.


Jack on December 30, at May makes an electric wheelchair and Hammond creates his machine from a mobility trike and a petrol powered builders’ wheelbarrow, with a single wheel at the front and crawler tracks at the back The task ends with a race in the countryside against three wounded soldiers.

First, the Merak’s engine exploded, showering the Urraco in pieces of the wreckage and forcing Clarkson to crash into a hedge.

Top Gear Season 22, Episode 8 – Top Gear Specials

Clarkson, May and Hammond went on a caravan holiday in Dorset to try to find out more about caravanning, bringing along an Elddis Shamal XL as their strertfire. In the studio there were the results of two more unbroadcast challenges: They were then told to go to Mallorca for a rally, with two challenges spread over two days.

At the end of the show, Rory showed that his black cab had been mounted on a plinth beside the Buran spacecraft at the cosmodrome. Eventually, with May holding Hammond’s seat, a 0—60 time of In this episode we see two short films from the trio who immerse themselves in the lifestyle of the classic car enthusiast cifth the leisure lifestyle enthusiast. In an argument with the producers of Top Gearthe presenters claimed British Gezr did produce some good cars after all.

Abdulrahman Azmy on September 20, at 8: Jeremy, with his drum kit placed epusode his lorry, was successful as his vehicle had a crawler gear, although May and Hammond promptly ran over and smashed the drum kit. It was damaged beyond repair on the sand-dune descent. Good luck to them and their future endowers. The back-up vehicle is generally a model that is loathed by all three presenters, or in some other way antagonistic to the current challenge.

Matt returned to a salt bed he previously passed through where his silencer and makeshift crash bar fell offChris went into town to look for an airfield to race around, while Rory jacked up the back wheels of his cab and put it in gear so as to run up episodw miles.

And on that bombshell…. Sam on June 29, at Sad to see the end, hoping to see the boys back gifth some other channel with a similar theme. Upon arriving in Varadero, Rory and Chris decided to race the locals in a drag race, where both of them lost in a considerably large gap. During the xeason, May had a concussion in the middle of the desert, resulting in a trip to hospital. Posted July 25th, at To prove this, each of the presenters must find a cheap, race-worthy car and modify it so it can be race-ready.

The goal was essentially to do in eight days what gwar Americans failed to do in the ten years of the Vietnam War.

However, they all buy the same car: The starting point was Iraq – which the three were unaware of until they landed. During the race, Chris made a significant progress due to his agile Maserati, eventually winning the seqson. The first challenge, named “Spring”, was held at Spring Mountain Raceway, where they have to complete a lap of the track fiftg the roof down at the beginning and finish with the roof up.


Based on the pictures and what Adam has said on his radio show, it looks like they had a cheap car challenge with one of their tests being driving to Las Vegas or a track nearby from LA.

The presenters were sent to Botswana to buy a car that was not an off-road vehicle and had only two-wheel drive, which they would drive across the country, from the eastern border of Zimbabwe to the western border of Namibia approximately 1, miles. May’s Jaguar broke down cifth many times that he eventually gave up the challenge, managing just 8 miles per gallon.

Even though Hammond was making the best progress on the rough roads and dirt tracks thanks to his AWD Fiftb, May was the first to find the true source of the river Nile which made him the winner.

At the end, the “hopelessly complicated” scores were tallied, and May was declared the winner.

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: May was given glamour model and Page 3 girl Madison Welch.

Next, they headed to a farm to see if the Track-tor is as useful as other tractors, specifically the New Holland T7 tractor, driven by Robert Neill, winner of the Farmer of the Year. Novelty challenges and short stunt films are typically based on absurd premises, such as jumping a bus over motorcycles instead of the more typical scenario of a motorcycle jumping over busesor a nun driving a monster truck. The countdowns until the next episode require Javascript to be enabled!

Hammond won most of the challenges, and May’s Urraco was a constant source of problems due to its poor electrics – it arrived in Bristol on the back of a tow truck, and broke down on almost every leg of the trip.

The three presenters were next asked to drive from Millbrook to the QI club in Oxford ; points were awarded for the order of arrival, deducted for breakdowns, and fuel economy was measured. Paul on June cifth, at 4: Clarkson accidentally set the caravan and its neighbour on fire while trying to cook chips. I totally agree with you, I was really disappointed, this show epiode us fans and viewers deserved a lot more than this.