In The Grand Tour, the boys try to break a water speed record by building a fast amphibious car that they called the Pond Bug. James May and Richard Hammond were in charge of building the car while Jeremy Clarkson was the driver. However, James and Hammond ended up making the car’s controls mind-bogglingly complicated. Later, it was revealed that James and Hammond purposely made the Pond Bug a death trap and it failed to kill Jeremy. The boys get a lot of things wrong and they can’t even get a death trap right.
This week, The Grand Tour had a new episode in which Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond went on one of their epic road trips. In this episode, they went to Nevada in RVs they had customized to fit their needs. I have watched the boys since they were on Top Gear and I was always a fan of two of their antics: road trips and customizing cars. As usual, everything went wrong with their modifications. With Jeremy’s RV, the engine was so overheated that it superheated the ignition key. He even made the director shut the engine off to keep his fingers from burning, burning the director’s fingers instead. Once the engine was off, the exhaust sputtered with flame and almost lit the cameraman on fire. Immediately afterwards, the engine gushed fluids. Later in the episode, the suspension on the left side of the RV collapsed and the brakes failed. I have seen the Top Gear boys make some outrageous vehicles over the years, but this RV was easily one of the biggest pieces of crud I have ever seen and it was super funny.
As a fan of the original Top Gear hosts (Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond), I am always amused by their antics. In this video, they prepare for a big road trip to the North Pole by receiving special Arctic training. Their instructor was a former Special Forces soldier who was super bossy and had no patience for their stupidity. This soldier’s face was pixelated for security reasons since he was Special Forces. Because of his pixelated face, the Top Gear boys called him “the man with the ruined or funny face.” He taught the Top Gear boys how to erect a tent on the snow as well as pushed one of them into a frozen lake. Whenever the Top Gear boys did something idiotic, the Special Forces guy went nuclear at them and got increasingly more irritated with them.
While watching the Top Gear boys’ new show, The Grand Tour on Amazon Prime, they had a funny clip that showed an automotive company with the most unusual name imaginable. The hosts said that in order to search for this company, you have to look through a thousand Google pages of things you can’t unsee.
In BBC’s Top Gear, they had a challenge in which they had to make homemade limousines. Jeremy Clarkson, in particular, took a Fiat Panda and extended it to an outrageous size. By the end of the challenge, Jeremy’s Fiat Panda was eight feet longer than a bus. What would you do if you had a limo that big?
During WonderCon 2017, I got to ride an Iron Man themed car called the Renault Twizy, which I saw James May drive in St. Petersburg, Russia in Top Gear. Because I am a behemoth it was a tight fit, but it was fun to be inside a car that was superhero themed.
James May AKA Captain Slow and the slowest human being alive had discovered a new way to make a car. He constructed a car made of mud and everything went wrong. Too funny!