Tag Archives: CARS

THE GRAND TOUR: POND BUG

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.

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JEREMY CLARKSON’S RV

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.

ARCTIC TRAINING FOR DUMMIES

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.