They did not know what car they would have to work with. They are challenged with building a bridge across the River Kwai , then driving over it with their trucks, but realise when constructing the bridge that they are actually at the River Kok. Hammond installed a little kitchen, Jeremy a cooling box full of beer, and a toilet on the outside of his car, and James a little workshop complete with tools. The Jaguar was unable to pull the four “carriages” due to their weight, and the Jaguar’s rear-wheel-drive. They were given flak jackets and helmets to get to their location. During the race, Chris made a significant progress due to his agile Maserati, eventually winning the race.

He then used tape to fix a new door on, while Hammond successfully fitted his with bolts; May eventually ran out of time. Afterwards, they head to the Ebisu Circuit to receive the next challenge: The boys head to America for a long drive in three fast cars. Clarkson bought a Alfa Romeo 75 3. 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. At the end, the “hopelessly complicated” scores were tallied, and May was declared the winner.

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.

As the field consisted predominately of high-end sports and supercars, none of the presenters managed to overtake any competitors. Clarkson, following Hammond’s original strategy of buying a simple van, bought a Ford Transitwhile May chose a LDV Convoy box van for its considerable storage.

After crashing into May a few times, May got fed up and abandoned him. Next, they headed to Varadero to see the local racing scene, where, along the way, Rory decided to allow locals to hitch a ride in their cars, much to his fear as one of his passengers brought a chicken inside.

During their journey they were given a tpp of challenges, which included the cars being driven around a track by The Stig’s overweight “American cousin,” doing 0 to 50 to 0 without over-running the track and thereby crashing into a river full of alligatorsand camping episore night in a field eating only roadkill. Finally the presenters decided to form a stunt driving team in front of a live audience at the Essex County Fair this did not count towards the seawon challengethey all collided gdar immediately.

After travelling to Lake Victoriawhich many people think is the source of the River Nile, the boys noticed, that Lake Victoria is fed by several rivers that come from different locations. The presenters tried to host a drive time radio show on BBC Southern Counties Radio in Brighton, but ended up with many complaints from the listeners. Series Sixteen, Episode Zero-Two [10]. 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.


At the streetfige circuit, the presenters were to gain a point for every car they overtook and lose a point each time they were overtaken. The fourth test had each presenter attempting to perform a hill start with their vehicles, and to encourage them, prized possessions were placed behind each of their lorries.

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.

However, they all buy the same car: During the next leg, Matt was hindered by his motorcycle’s small fuel tank, and Sabine ran out of money, forcing her to reach the destination on foot.

Hammond fitted a poorly constructed bodykit wtreetfire the BMW. The presenters seson to do so with only ten seconds to spare. However, due to the car prices and the money they were given, the task was completed using cheap motorbikes. However, a trip through a car wash resulted in the brand-new million-pound wash facility catching fire.

It eventually flooded and sank. In the studio there were the results of two more unbroadcast challenges: In the end, none of the cars survived the final journey to the finishing point at Spearmint Rhino. The BBC said that viewers would not have been misled as it was obvious that the sequence was “slapstick” with a “sitcom ending”.

After a look on the map, the three found some other lakes further south which could be the source of the Strewtfire. The trip involved going to the places where all their cars were ‘born’, beginning at the Lotus factory in Norfolkthen onto the Jensen factory in West Bromwichbefore finishing at the TVR factory in Blackpool. May and Uea have won the most cheap car challenges with seven victories and Hammond has won three. Hammond chauffeured Jamelia in a MG F “Sports Limo,” arriving with a stuck throttle and having to assist her exit with a pool ladder.

Top Gear S21E01 – video dailymotion

Arriving gsar the first stop in a small town called Coliseo, Rory bragged about his Chevrolet V8 that was quickly recognised by the locals, compared to Chris’ Maserati. On the way, Matt, Evans and Sabine were presented with streetfite challenge: 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.


As has happened on previous challenges, a spare car was provided by the producers should any of the cars sstreetfire break down. Top Gear drag races: Clarkson declared the Beetle as the winner, since it had no documented mishaps during the trip, much to the shock of Hammond, with which May answered “he’s right!

James May and Richard Hammond then tested the car. This was mainly because Clarkson’s travel bulletins focussed on hounding motorists he uea see dawdling on CCTVrather than issuing the more normal information on the location of problem areas caused by such people and how to avoid them.

Even though Hammond was making the best progress on the rough roads and dirt tracks thanks to his AWD Subaru, May was the first to find the true source of the river Nile which made him the winner. It was damaged beyond repair on the sand-dune descent. Hammond nicknamed his Land Cruiser “Donkey.

James May’s Lexus LS There, they are told they must live like classic car enthusiasts. 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. They were then told to go to Srteetfire for a rally, with two challenges spread over two days.

Budget Coupes, part 1/4 (Series 6, Episode 2)

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. May was unable to sail the Herald out of the harbour, sinking twice and damaging the vehicle beyond repair. None of the presenters’ calendars managed to sell even a single copy.

May emerged victorious mainly due to Hammond and Clarkson duelling throughout the race, in the Morris Marina, which had epiosde piano dropped on it in the end.

Related Posts