Friday, 16 December 2011
Top Gear's U.S. Challenge
Well, it's likely some of my U.S readers won't appreciate this, but come on guys, how do you think we feel about Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins, or every other comedy (or unintentional comedy) which portrays false stereotypes?
Top gear... If you don't know the show (not the current north-american made franchise, the real one with Clarkson, Hammond, and May), then you won't know that the whole show's firmly tongue-in-cheek, and they play these kind of stupid stunts everywhere, especially here in britain. You might say they're lucky to be alive..... Hammond is, after a front tyre blew out on the rocket powered car he was driving for the show, in 2006, flipping it end over end at 280mph. As the other presenters said, after several days vigil in the intensive care unit, they knew he'd be okay, because he took the impact on his head.
I posted the full episode of the u.s. challenge, back in 2007, but it was hosted then by google video, and that code no longer works. Thanks KT in Australia for letting me know. This one's direct from Top Gear's own website, using the embed code they supply. Fingers crossed..... Publish...