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However, due to an ordering blunder made by James May they accidentally made gallons worth of biodiesel. Hammond arrived last with a Suzuki Super Carry , claiming that as it was mid-engined it was essentially a supercar. During the premiere episode of the series, the presenters of Top Gear claimed that, between the filming of the ninth and tenth series, rival motoring magazine show Fifth Gear had broken into their premises and burnt down all their props. Season 20, Episode 3. Season 11, Episode 5. Amphibious Cars Challenge II: But the Producers then told them, that only one could find the ‘Source of the river Nile’ and so only one could find his name in the history books.

It’s not long before they test their choices in different aspects before having a go in each other’s car. They instead gave them away to people who needed them. The remaining five were all “Best of Top Gear” specials that aired throughout March and the beginning of April, charting some of the best moments from the past seven series of the show; four of these were themed around Supercars, Special Guests, British Motoring and Challenges. Clarkson’s car contained crisps, leaves, and his own dried skin, which he claimed was not disgusting at all and lost no points. After decorating their lorries, they were sent to Millbrook Proving Ground , where the first challenge was to successfully powerslide their lorries on a skid pan as demonstrated by “The Stig’s Lorry-driving Cousin”. Season 5, Episode 5.

They also had supefcars paint slogans on each other’s car in order to get them shot at or arrested as they drove across Alabama. As in previous challenges, the producers provided a replacement vehicle to any presenter whose vehicle broke down, in this challenge a Gead minibike decorated in 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.

Next, they head to Fukushima to reminisce the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.

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Season 4, Episode 4. Hammond eventually freed himself from the mud, and Clarkson, upset for not being able to climb the riverbank after fording a small river, had to cut the Frontera in half. In episde end, it was discovered May had ordered the wrong type of seed, so they ended up with gallons of Biodiesel which was later used for the Britcar hour endurance race. The presenters split into two teams, with Clarkson taking the Jaguar and promising to build a “Train GTI”, and Hammond and May converting a four-wheel-drive Audi S8 to pull the existing carriages.


Following the broadcast of the Botswana Special, the BBC received heavy criticism from the Environmental Franc Agency and conservationists in regards frahce a section of the episode, in which the presenters were tasked with driving their used cars across the Makgadikgadi Pan in Botswana.

Clarkson decided to turn the challenge into a test to see how different the three supposedly identical cars had become over time, so the trio ignored the producers’ challenges and devised their own. Hammond was assigned Brian Wheeler, a sarcastic dwarf mechanic. Supermarket Sweep Series 21, Episode 1.

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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. 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.

But like their motto says, their plan is ambitious, but ultimately rubbish, as they make a complete mess of things. Episode two of series 26 sees Chris meet The Stig’s business cousin Clarkson was being coached by Sabine Schmitza noted German racer. For this challenge, each presenter needed to research and acquire a tractor. At the end, the “hopelessly complicated” scores were tallied, and May was declared the winner.

This led to Clarkson claiming that speed is not everything and May disagreeing, in stark contrast to their usual opinions.

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Hammond expected to be part of the aerial display, and was streetffire to take part in a Wing walking demonstration during which he spent most of the time screaming.

Matt returned to a salt bed he previously passed through where his silencer and makeshift crash bar fell offStrretfire 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 easy miles.

The outcome was unexpected – while Clarkson’s new turbo made the Mitsubishi the fastest car in the entire race, the engine repeatedly overheated and broke down after almost every lap, before one last blow up put him out srreetfire good. Matt did reach 81 mph, however, in the hands of The Stig, it reached 87 mph, setting a episde world record.

In an effort to fix the tractor’s slow speed, Matt and Chris headed to the “Top Gear Agricultural Technology Centre”, where Matt builds a custom tractor with a hp Chevrolet V8 engine, dubbed the “Track-tor”. Challenges included bringing Western-themed goods with their cars and building a stall to promote them, A mountain rally and modifying their cars to be better able to tackle the dangerous mountain roads.


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”. Next the presenters were told to replace their driver’s side doors.

They were also introduced to their co-drivers by the producers. A epieode feature on Top Gear involves the hosts undertaking a number of bizarre challenges involving cars. Hammond bought a Opel Kadettwhich he named Oliver consequently becoming the butt of jokes of the other presenterswhile Frannce bought a Mercedes-Benz E.

The frande challenge, for speed, braking, and toughness had each presenter driving their vehicles through an obstacle at 56 miles an hour, and the winner going the shortest distance after hitting it.

Despite minor aerodynamic modifications and weight-saving made to suprrcars van – removal of the passenger seat, spare tyre, tools, windscreen wipers, Hammond himself – and using a Dodge Viper driving in front allowing suupercars Transit to slipstream behind it, Schmitz was unable to do a lap time of less than 10 minutes, achieving a lap time of 10 minutes and 8 seconds. Rented Toyota Corolla vs. 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.

While the show alludes to a day build, in reality, it took over 4 months to build the final product.

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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. James May and Richard Hammond then tested the car.

At the race circuit, the presenters were to gain a point for every car they overtook and lose a point each time they were overtaken. Matt was still on the road, but he believed himself to be in the lead. First, the Od engine exploded, showering the Urraco in pieces of the wreckage and forcing Clarkson to crash into a hedge.