Top Gear


Top Gear
Top Gear airs at 8pm on BBC2 on Sundays, as well as periodically on BBC World in half-episode manner. This guide is from the new era of Top Gear , after the BBC cancelled the hit TV show and then started it again a few years later. In this time it spawned another motoring show called Fifth Gear, which aired on Channel 5 in the UK. Top Gear is a documentary/light comedy show in which the three presenters (Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond as well as an unknown test driver The Stig) discuss, review and test a number of new and occasionally old and revamped cars. They also have a celebrity on the show for each episode who must get around the test track in the quickest time possible in 'Star in a Reasonably Priced Car'.

Genre: Comedy, Special Interest

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  • Watch Top Gear Season 18

    • Episode 8

      Season 18, Episode 8

      aired: Tue, Jun 5, 2012

      In the final episode of the season, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May set out to

    • Episode 7

      Episode 7

      aired: Sat, Mar 10, 2012

      Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May hit Donington in three stripped out track cars - the KTM X-Bow, the Morgan Three Wheeler and the Caterham R500. Back at the Top Gear airfield, Jeremy recreates the battle of Britain in an insane aero-engined Bentley and a flame spitting retro BMW. Plus Blur bassist and professional cheese maker Alex James is the star in the Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 6

      Episode 6

      aired: Sat, Mar 3, 2012

      Jeremy Clarkson and James May pay tribute to quirky and recently deceased Swedish car maker Saab. Meanwhile, Richard Hammond races a rocket-powered flying man against a rally-spec Skoda, and Jeremy smokes around the track in the Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale and the tire shredding Mercedes C63 Black. Plus, current Doctor Who, Matt Smith, is the star in the Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 5

      Episode 5

      aired: Sat, Feb 25, 2012

      Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May embark on an ambitious project to build mobility scooters that can tackle the wilds of the British countryside. Meanwhile, the Ferrari FF and Bentley Continental V8 are put through their paces at a unique test track on the edge of the Arctic Circle while May is in Florida where he tests the Fisker Karma and meets up with AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson. Plus, Hollywood star Michael Fassbender is the star in the Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 4

      Episode 4

      aired: Sat, Feb 18, 2012

      Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond are on location with the forthcoming Sweeney movie as they take charge of shooting the film's climactic car chase. Clarkson uses his expertise to choreograph the stunt driving while Hammond directs the movie's lead actors, Ray Winstone and Plan B, and organizes an explosive finale. Meanwhile, back at the test track James May casts a suspicious eye over the new Vauxhall Corsa VXR Nurburgring and gives his verdict on the brand new Fiat Panda. Plus, Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds is the star in the Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 3

      Episode 3

      aired: Sat, Feb 11, 2012

      In this episode, Jeremy Clarkson and James May travel to Beijing for a look at China’s ever-expanding car industry and a violent encounter with The Stig’s Chinese cousin. Meanwhile, Richard Hammond is in Texas to immerse himself in the surprisingly interesting world of NASCAR racing. Plus, the Mercedes SLS Roadster makes an enormous amount of noise and smoke on the test track and Matt Le Blanc is the star in the Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 2

      Episode 2

      aired: Sat, Feb 4, 2012

      Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May head to Italy for a supercar shootout featuring the Lamborghini Aventador, the McLaren MP4-12C and the Noble M600. Their trip starts at the incredible Nardo test track, a facility so massive it is visible from space, before heading north for a nerve wracking drive around the center of Rome. The journey concludes at the legendary Imola circuit, a track challenging enough to have embarrassed many an F1 driver, with a timed challenge against the incredible skills of The Stig. Back in the studio, the presenters look forward to some car highlights of 2012 and another top celebrity guest takes the wheel of the Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 1

      Episode 1

      aired: Sat, Jan 28, 2012

      In this year's Top Gear special, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May set out to boost the British economy by embarking on a trade mission to India. Equipped with three old British cars and a range of uniquely British products, they set off on an epic road trip across one of the world’s most fascinating and challenging countries, devotedly promoting Britain with distinctly mixed results.

  • Watch Top Gear Season 17

    • Episode 7

      India Special

      aired: Tue, Dec 27, 2011

      The gang embarks on a trade mission to India. Equipped with three old British cars and a range of uniquely British products, they set off on an epic road trip across one of the world's most fascinating and challenging countries.

    • Episode 6

      Episode 6

      aired: Sat, Jul 30, 2011

      Jeremy Clarkson and James May embark on a trip to the British seaside in two new electric cars. Meanwhile, Richard Hammond meets the world's most extraordinary rally team, and pop impresario Louis Walsh is this week's star in the Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 5

      Episode 5

      aired: Sat, Jul 23, 2011

      Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are challenged to knock down a row of derelict houses in less time than it takes a team of demolition experts to do the same job. Also, the incredible Lotus T125 brings F1-style performance to the track.

    • Episode 4

      Episode 4

      aired: Sat, Jul 16, 2011

      Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May attempt to make train travel better. It's either the world's most ingenious idea or the prelude to the world's biggest accident. Rowan Atkinson is this week's star in the Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 3

      Episode 3

      aired: Sat, Jul 9, 2011

      Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond look at some amazing bargains you can buy for the price of Britain's cheapest brand new car, the $9,900 Nissan Pixo. Plus, the Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel is the star in the Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 2

      Episode 2

      aired: Sat, Jul 2, 2011

      Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are in Italy to take part in a series of tricky challenges and increasingly loud arguments as they attempt to find the world's best hatchback. Comedian Ross Noble is the star in the Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 1

      Episode 1

      aired: Sat, Jun 25, 2011

      Jeremy Clarkson celebrates the 50th birthday of the Jaguar E-type with a grandiose celebration. Meanwhile, Richard Hammond is in South Africa to test a bigger, even more rugged alternative to the famous Hummer.

  • Watch Top Gear Season 16

    • Episode 7

      Middle East Special

      aired: Sat, Dec 25, 2010

      The three wise men of Top Gear embark on a road trip as they attempt to recreate a certain famous journey across the Middle East to Bethlehem. They do so in a trio of open top sports cars while testing the limits of mechanical and physical endurance.

    • Episode 6

      Episode 6

      aired: Sat, Feb 26, 2011

      Jeremy Clarkson races the new Jaguar XJ against something even bigger and more powerful - the rotation of the Earth itself. Meanwhile, James May is in America to drive NASA's very latest Space Exploration Vehicle.

    • Episode 5

      Episode 5

      aired: Sat, Feb 19, 2011

      Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May set out to end the misery that snowfall brings to Britain every year using a combine harvester, some basic engineering skills and a trip to Norway. Actress Amber Heard is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 4

      Episode 4

      aired: Sat, Feb 12, 2011

      Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May set out to buy second hand convertibles and discover some of the unusual pitfalls to watch out for when picking up a used car. Simon Pegg is the Star in the Reasonably Priced car.

    • Episode 3

      Episode 3

      aired: Sat, Feb 5, 2011

      Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May head to Albania to test the super luxurious Rolls-Royce Ghost, Bentley Mulsanne and Mercedes S65 AMG. Back in the UK, Jeremy is out on the track in a trio of high powered hatchbacks.

    • Episode 2

      Episode 2

      aired: Sat, Jan 29, 2011

      Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May go head-to-head against their opposite numbers from Australian Top Gear. It's an all-out grudge match that will almost certainly end in tears.

    • Episode 1

      Episode 1

      aired: Sat, Jan 22, 2011

      Jeremy Clarkson subjects the Skoda Yeti to a remarkably thorough road test, while James May makes a rare visit to the test track in the insane Aerial Atom V8. Stand up comedian John Bishop is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

  • Watch Top Gear Season 15

    • Episode 7

      East Coast Road Trip

      aired: Mon, Dec 20, 2010

      The Top Gear boys are once again let loose in the USA, this time for an epic road trip up the east coast. Along the way they undertake a series of challenges culminating in a fight to find the fastest way into New York.

    • Episode 6

      Episode 6

      aired: Sat, Jul 31, 2010

      Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May buy old British roadsters before taking a wistful journey through the remnants of the UK's sports car industry. Laid-back Hollywood legend Jeff Goldblum is the Star in the new Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 5

      Episode 5

      aired: Sat, Jul 24, 2010

      Hollywood A-listers Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz are in town and they head out onto the test track as the Stars in a Reasonably Priced Car. Plus, Richard Hammond is in Sweden for a race against some hardcore snowmobilers.

    • Episode 4

      Episode 4

      aired: Sat, Jul 17, 2010

      The boys build motorhomes before setting off for a holiday weekend to see how each of their creations performs in the real world. Plus, Andy Garcia takes his turn as the Star in the brand new Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 3

      Episode 3

      aired: Sat, Jul 10, 2010

      Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May attempt to find the world's greatest four-seat supercar. Meanwhile, there's a double dose of celebrity as Harry Potter star Rupert Grint and F1 ace Rubens Barrichello are the Stars in a Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 2

      Episode 2

      aired: Sat, Jun 26, 2010

      Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May try to find a trio of cars which are equally at home on the race track as they are transporting a family, for a budget of $8,000. Plus James makes a rare visit to the track to test a pair of Porsches.

    • Episode 1

      Episode 1

      aired: Sun, Jun 27, 2010

      To investigate the reasons behind the lack of three-wheeled cars on the market Jeremy Clarkson gets behind the wheel of a Reliant Robin. Meanwhile Richard gives the reasonably Priced Car a lovely send off.

  • Watch Top Gear Season 14

    • Episode 11

      Best of Special 4

      aired: Sat, Feb 6, 2010

      Jeremy, Richard and James attempt to save the planet by building their own electric car while actor and comedian Stephen Fry is the Star in the Reasonably Priced Car. Richard gets the chance to put the amazing Lexus LFA through its paces.

    • Episode 10

      Best of Special 3

      aired: Sat, Jan 30, 2010

      Jeremy tracks test the Audi R810 against the Corvette ZR1 and Jay Leno is the Star in The Reasonably Priced Car. Meanwhile, Jeremy and Richard try to settle the issue of which company has made the greatest number of truly brilliant cars.

    • Episode 9

      Best of Special 2

      aired: Sat, Jan 23, 2010

      The team travel to Romania in a quest to find the best driving road in the world. ACDC rock legend Brian Johnson is the Star in the Reasonably Priced Car and Richard travels to the Abu Dhabi desert to test drive the new Lamborghini.

    • Episode 8

      Best of Special 1

      aired: Sat, Jan 9, 2010

      Jeremy, James and Richard race from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh. Other highlights include Richard racing a Bugatti Veyron against the Stig in a McLaren F1 in Abu Dhabi and incredible footage of American stunt racing driver Ken Block.

    • Episode 7

      Episode 7

      aired: Sat, Jan 2, 2010

      Despite being told to keep to a budget, Jeremy's review of the BMW X6 ends up being one of the most expensive road tests in Top Gear history. Then, the atmosphere is electric at Top Gear Awards time - who will take home the Injury of the Year trophy?

    • Episode 6

      Bolivia Special

      aired: Sat, Dec 26, 2009

      The boys are dropped deep in the wilds of the Bolivian rain forest with nothing except three shabby 4x4s as they attempt to drive to the coast of Chile. Nothing has prepared the boys for their toughest (and most unmissable) challenge they have ever faced!

    • Episode 5

      Episode 5

      aired: Sat, Dec 19, 2009

      Cars can be art too. At least, that's what Jeremy, Richard and James believe. The boys take over an entire art gallery in Middlesbrough and cram it full of automotive related works - including some works of their own that are...original.

    • Episode 4

      Episode 4

      aired: Sat, Dec 5, 2009

      Richard tries to solve the problems of air travel with a fire truck, a baggage train, mobile stairs and more. Meanwhile, Jeremy conducts a "thorough" road test of the Renaultsport Twingo. And director Guy Ritchie takes a spin in the Reasonably Priced Car!

    • Episode 3

      Episode 3

      aired: Sat, Nov 28, 2009

      Jeremy and Richard settle the thorny issue of which company has made the greatest number of truly brilliant cars. Then, James takes to the skies - in a caravan? Will James' caravan-airship soar like an eagle or nosedive like the Hindenburg?

    • Episode 2

      Episode 2

      aired: Sat, Nov 21, 2009

      Everyone's going green these days - even Jeremy, Richard and James! The boys attempt to save the planet by building their own version of an electric car. But will it survive the testing stage? Plus, Michael Sheen takes on the Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 1

      Episode 1

      aired: Sat, Nov 14, 2009

      In search of the greatest road in the world, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May take an Aston Martin, a Ferrari and a Lamborghini to...Romania? Plus, Hollywood megastar Eric Bana takes a spin in the Reasonably Priced Car.

  • Watch Top Gear Season 13

    • Episode 7

      Episode 7

      aired: Sat, Aug 1, 2009

      Jeremy Clarkson and James May are set the task of creating a memorable car ad, however James tries to fill every second with complicated information, while Jeremy just wants everything to explode. Jay Leno is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 6

      Episode 6

      aired: Sat, Jul 25, 2009

      Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May immerse themselves in the world of classic cars. Armed with a budget of $4800 each they attempt to buy a pre-1982 car at auction. Then the trio are sent off to take part in a classic car rally.

    • Episode 5

      Episode 5

      aired: Sat, Jul 18, 2009

      Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May somehow find themselves entered in a terrifying French ice race. Meanwhile, Richard invents the sport of airport vehicle racing and actress Sienna Miller is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 4

      Episode 4

      aired: Sat, Jul 11, 2009

      Jeremy Clarkson gets chased by the British Army in some of their latest and most deadly toys. Plus, Olympic gold medal-winning sprinter Usain Bolt is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 3

      Episode 3

      aired: Sat, Jul 4, 2009

      The credit crunch is confronted head on as the boys attempt to find three sensibly priced small cars that won't make you miserable. Plus, James meets stunt driving legend Ken Block. Michael McIntyre is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 2

      Episode 2

      aired: Sat, Jun 27, 2009

      Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May attempt to find the perfect car for 17-year-olds. Plus, Richard goes to Abu Dhabi to test the new Lamborghini Murcielago SV. Back in the studio the star in the reasonably priced car is Stephen Fry.

    • Episode 1

      Episode 1

      aired: Sat, Jun 20, 2009

      Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May set out to discover what Top Gear might have been like 60 years ago in a race from London to Edinburgh. The Stig takes off his helmet to reveal his true identity, but not everyone is convinced.

  • Watch Top Gear Season 12

    • Episode 8

      Vietnam Special

      aired: Sat, Dec 27, 2008

      Top Gear ends the current season in epic style as Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May travel to Vietnam. Their aim is to travel the entire length of the country in one of the most spectacular and incredible Top Gear road trips ever attempted.

    • Episode 6

      Episode 6

      aired: Sat, Dec 6, 2008

      Jeremy Clarkson and James May invade Greenham Common airbase to ask the question, did the Communists ever make a good car? Plus, London mayor Boris Johnson is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 5

      Episode 5

      aired: Sat, Nov 29, 2008

      Richard Hammond celebrates the 40th birthday of the Ferrari Daytona by taking one back the Riviera before attempting to beat James May in a race from Portofino to St Tropez. Richard also attempts to find the best sort of bus for British city streets.

    • Episode 4

      Episode 4

      aired: Sat, Nov 22, 2008

      Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are challenged to drive from the heart of Switzerland to the North Western coast of England on just one tank of fuel. Back at the track, The Stig finally gets to set a lap time in the Bugatti Veyron.

    • Episode 3

      Episode 3

      aired: Sat, Nov 15, 2008

      Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May take on the challenge of making an ordinary second-hand car lap the test track as fast as a brand-new, purpose-built sports saloon. Mark Wahlberg is the Hollywood Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 2

      Episode 2

      aired: Sat, Nov 8, 2008

      Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May travel to the USA for an epic road trip. And after the excitement of their last American road trip, this time they do their best to avoid letting a mob of angry locals pelt them with rocks.

    • Episode 1

      Episode 1

      aired: Sat, Nov 1, 2008

      Top Gear returns with a crash, a bang and an overwhelming smell of burning. Jeremy, Richard and James decide to buy trucks, and then set about discovering how easy it is to be an HGV (heavy goods vehicle) driver - which turns out to be quite difficult.

  • Watch Top Gear Season 11

    • Episode 6

      Episode 6

      aired: Sat, Jul 26, 2008

      Jeremy, Richard and James take on three German motoring rivals and face their toughest challenge yet. James chauffeurs some exceedingly large sumo wrestlers in some exceeding strange Japanese cars, and Richard tests Mazda's remarkable Furai concept car.

    • Episode 5

      Episode 5

      aired: Sat, Jul 19, 2008

      Jeremy and James show off and compare their Rolls Royce Corniche and the dictator-chic Mercedes 'Grosser'. Entrepreneurs Peter Jones and Theo Paphitis venture out from the Dragons' Den to become the Stars in a Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 4

      Episode 4

      aired: Sat, Jul 12, 2008

      In a race across Japan, Jeremy Clarkson tries to prove that the Nissan GT-R is faster than Richard Hammond and James May traveling on the ultra-efficient Japanese public transport, including the 200 mph Shinkansen Bullet Train.

    • Episode 3

      Episode 3

      aired: Sat, Jul 5, 2008

      The Producers set the Presenters a challenge: each is to buy an old Alpha Romeo for $1600 or less and put them through a series of feared Top Gear tests. Actor-comedians Rob Brydon and James Corden are the Stars in a Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 2

      Episode 2

      aired: Sat, Jun 28, 2008

      Richard races the new Audi estate against two skiers in the Alps and Jeremy road-tests the new Mercedes CLK Black. Actors Peter Firth and Rupert Penry-Jones (famous for playing spies in the BBC drama MI-5) are the Stars in a Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 1

      Episode 1

      aired: Sat, Jun 21, 2008

      Jeremy, Richard and James look at fuel economy. They find out how far five supercars can go on one gallon of gas (the answer? Not very) and Jeremy compares the Toyota Prius with the BMW M3 to show that driving style can make a big impact fuel usage.

  • Watch Top Gear Season 10

    • Episode 10

      Episode 10

      aired: Sat, Dec 22, 2007

      Richard asks whatever happened to that ultimate symbol of 1960s', the beach buggy. Doctor Who star David Tennant is in the Reasonably Priced Car and Top Gear makes the ultimate Christmas present by turning a G-Wiz into a radio-controlled car.

    • Episode 9

      Episode 9

      aired: Sat, Dec 8, 2007

      Jeremy, Richard and James enter a 24-hour endurance race in what turns out to be one of their toughest challenges to date. James tries the new Fiat 500 on the mean streets of Budapest, and the Daihatsu Materia takes on an Ascari A10.

    • Episode 8

      Episode 8

      aired: Sat, Dec 1, 2007

      James and Jeremy rampage through the National Motor Museum attempting to find the first car with the control layout we know today. Plus, a BMW that can drive itself and singer James Blunt in a Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 7

      Episode 7

      aired: Sat, Nov 24, 2007

      Jeremy, Richard and James look back at British car-making in the 1970s and check out three British Leyland cars from the era: the Rover SD1, the Triumph Dolomite Sprint and the Princess. Jeremy also drives Aston Martin's new flagship, the DBS.

    • Episode 6

      Episode 6

      aired: Sat, Nov 17, 2007

      James races the new Alfa Romeo 159 around the Humber estuary - and is beaten by the man in a rubber suit. Richard and James enter some aging camper vans in Top Gear's inaugural Motorhome Grand Prix.

    • Episode 5

      Episode 5

      aired: Sat, Nov 10, 2007

      Who will win the Top Gear race - James in the new Mercedes GL500, Richard on the latest, state-of-the-art bicycle, Stig on public transport, or Jeremy in a racing speedboat? Simon Cowell is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 4

      Botswana Special

      aired: Mon, Nov 5, 2007

      In a Top Gear special, the team travel to Africa where they are challenged to buy a second hand car costing no more than $2500. Along the way they must face salt pans, rivers and reserves full of animals while facing sweltering heat and suffocating dust.

    • Episode 3

      Episode 3

      aired: Sat, Oct 27, 2007

      James drives the new Rolls Royce Drophead, Jeremy drives the Ferrari 599 and Richard races the Bugatti Veyron against the European fighter plane! Jeremy also drives the Peel car. Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 2

      Episode 2

      aired: Sat, Oct 13, 2007

      Jeremy, Richard and James revisit their attempt to build amphibious cars, and face up to one of their biggest and choppiest challenges to date. Plus the Audi R8 attacks the Top Gear track, and Jools Holland is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 1

      Episode 1

      aired: Sat, Oct 6, 2007

      Jeremy, Richard and James drive three lightweight supercars across Europe. Jeremy finds out what happens when you put a Bentley engine into a Volkswagen Golf and Oscar-winning actress Dame Helen Mirren is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.

  • Watch Top Gear Season 9

    • Episode 7

      Polar Special

      aired: Tue, Jul 24, 2007

      It's the ultimate test of man against machine. Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond take part in an epic land race starting in the town of Resolute, Northern Canada, finishing 450 miles later at the Magnetic North Pole.

    • Episode 6

      Episode 6

      aired: Sat, Mar 3, 2007

      The team build their own stretch limos out of the most improbable cars and then use them to take some top celebrities to the Brit Awards. Plus a good ol' boy Ford Mustang whoops around the test track.

    • Episode 5

      Episode 5

      aired: Sat, Feb 24, 2007

      Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May go rural as they harness a group of high-tech tractors. The Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 dances with the devil on the test track and Kristin Scott Thomas is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 4

      Episode 4

      aired: Sat, Feb 17, 2007

      The Stig tears up the track in an insanely-tuned Mercedes SL and Richard and James attempt to build a working space shuttle out of a Reliant Robin. Plus, Hot Fuzz actor Simon Pegg is the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 3

      US Roadtrip Special

      aired: Sat, Feb 10, 2007

      Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond travel to Florida in order to prove that a fly-drive holiday would be more fun if you bought a car instead of renting one. Having picked up some cheap wheels, the boys embark on an epic road trip.

    • Episode 2

      Episode 2

      aired: Sat, Feb 3, 2007

      James May takes the Bugatti Veyron to Germany to see if it really can go faster than a Formula 1 car and all three hosts get thrown off a golf course in a riot of bad driving. Plus, actor Hugh Grant is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

  • Watch Top Gear Season 8

    • Episode 8

      Episode 8

      aired: Sat, Jul 29, 2006

      Jeremy, James and Richard are going out in style, behind the wheels of their very own white van. They take on the ultimate challenge for any white van driver - working as a real life roadie for The Who. Ray Winstone is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 7

      Episode 7

      aired: Sat, Jul 22, 2006

      Jeremy and the Stig race two Caterham 7s around a circuit in Scotland, but Jeremy needs to build his own car from scratch first. Plus comedian Steve Coogan is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 6

      Episode 6

      aired: Sat, Jul 15, 2006

      Jeremy, Richard and James have all poured scorn on caravans. Now the team must embark on a caravan holiday in Dorset. The Stig attempts to find out how fast you can drive a car indoors, plus actor Brian Cox is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 5

      Episode 5

      aired: Sat, Jun 3, 2006

      The Top Gear team bring us an epic car football contest. James May receives a crash course in how to drive fast from Formula One legend Sir Jackie Stewart and the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car is actor Sir Michael Gambon.

    • Episode 4

      Episode 4

      aired: Sat, May 27, 2006

      Richard Hammond goes to Cyprus to pit the Porshe Cayenne Turbo S against the RAF's parachute display team. Jeremy employs a designer to convert a Mercedes S Class into the ultimate luxury car and actor Ewan McGregor is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 3

      Episode 3

      aired: Sat, May 20, 2006

      The lads attempt to answer one of the world's great unanswered questions - is it possible to build a truly amphibious car that works as well on water as it is does on land? Also, actor Philip Glenister is the Star in the Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 2

      Episode 2

      aired: Sat, May 13, 2006

      The Yorkshire Dales provide the backdrop for an epic contest between three exquisite cars and Iceland is the setting for a race between a powerful rally car and a jet powered kayak. Chef Gordon Ramsay is the star in the reasonably priced car.

    • Episode 1

      Episode 1

      aired: Sat, May 6, 2006

      Jeremy Clarkson revs up this season with a spin in an insanely powerful Swedish supercar, Richard Hammond races a jet-powered canoe, and the boys create the world's first convertible people carrier by sawing the top off a Renault Espace.

  • Watch Top Gear Season 7

    • Episode 10

      Winter Olympics Special

      aired: Sat, Feb 11, 2006

      The team travel to Norway where they attempt Olympic events - in cars. A rocket-powered mini is fired off a ski jump, Jeremy and James tackle the biathlon with 4x4s, Richard stages a game of car ice hockey, and the new Jaguar XK races a speed skater.

    • Episode 9

      Best of: the Special Guests

      aired: Sat, Mar 18, 2006

      Jimmy Carr takes viewers on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Top Gear studio and test track. In the Verdon Gorge in France, Jeremy in the new Audi RS4 competes with a speed climber. The Stig tests the new Aston Martin Vanquish and Ferrari 575 on the track.

    • Episode 8

      Best of: the Supercars

      aired: Sat, Mar 11, 2006

      A race from Alba in northern Italy to the top of the Nat West Tower in London, featuring Jeremy driving the new Bugatti Veyron versus James and Richard in a plane. In Spain, Richard takes part in the annual Pamplona bull run.

    • Episode 7

      Best of: the Challenges

      aired: Sat, Mar 4, 2006

      Setting out to buy a decent mid-engined Italian supercar for under $16,000, Jeremy, Richard and James each buy a supercar and drive them, facing various challenges along the way. Jeremy pits a Range Rover Sport against a Challenger II tank in a race.

    • Episode 6

      Episode 6

      aired: Mon, Dec 26, 2005

      Is Jeremy driving faster in real life or on a computer game? What will break first at sub-zero temperatures: a car or Richard Hammond? And the star in a reasonably priced car is David Walliams (Little Britain).

    • Episode 5

      Episode 5

      aired: Sat, Dec 10, 2005

      Jeremy (driving the new Bugatti Veyron) races James and Richard (in a plane) from northern Italy to the top of the NatWest Tower in London. Richard also tests the new Marcos on the Top Gear track. The star in a reasonably priced car is Nigel Mansell.

    • Episode 4

      Episode 4

      aired: Sat, Dec 3, 2005

      Can you buy a decent mid-engined Italian supercar for under $16,000? The new Pagani Zonda F takes to the track, and record-breaking yachtswoman Ellen MacArthur is the star in a reasonably priced car.

    • Episode 3

      Episode 3

      aired: Sat, Nov 26, 2005

      Jeremy, Richard and James drive three supercars through France to the Millau bridge, Jeremy test-drives the new Ford Focus, and Dr. Stephen Ladyman MP, UK Minister of State for Transportation, is the star in the reasonably priced car.

    • Episode 2

      Episode 2

      aired: Sat, Nov 19, 2005

      Jeremy Clarkson tests the new Porsche Cayman S, James May and Richard Hammond tests the best boys' toys in the world, and the Audi RS4 competes with a speed climber in the Verdon Gorge. The star in the reasonably priced car is footballer Ian Wright.

    • Episode 1

      Episode 1

      aired: Sat, Nov 12, 2005

      Jeremy, Richard and James head for the Isle of Man to decide which is best: the new Aston Martin, the V8 Vantage, BMW M6 or Porsche 911 Carrera S. A Supercar, the Ascari KZ1, takes to the track and the star in a reasonably priced car is Trevor Eve.

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    • Episode 11

      Episode 11

      aired: Sat, Aug 6, 2005

      Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May round off the season by asking the question, does driving a Lambourghini Murcielago roadster give you the same kick as 12 angry bulls? Plus actor Timothy Spall is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 10

      Episode 10

      aired: Sat, Jul 30, 2005

      How does the BMW 5 Series diesel measure up against a petrol version of the same marque, and can a 4x4 drive across a lake? Plus the latest off-road toys, the world's fastest four door saloon - the Bentley Flying Spur.

    • Episode 9

      Episode 9

      aired: Sat, Jul 23, 2005

      Jeremy Clarkson gives his verdict on BMW's new M5, while Richard Hammond and James May try Russian-roulette road-testing. Plus the quest to find the hottest hatchback as the Renault Megane, Vauxhall Astra VXR and Golf come under the spotlight.

    • Episode 8

      Episode 8

      aired: Sat, Jul 16, 2005

      Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May head for Iceland with a trio of convertibles - the Audi TT, Nissan 350Z and Chrysler Crossfire. There's a look at the new Ferrari F430, and lyricist Sir Tim Rice is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 7

      Episode 7

      aired: Sat, Jul 9, 2005

      Which is faster - man or machine? The Top Gear team aim to find out. TVR's Sagaris takes to the track, the Ford Transit van celebrates a landmark birthday and James May continues his search for the best driving song of all time.

    • Episode 6

      Episode 6

      aired: Sat, Jul 2, 2005

      Can a boat beat a car? With Jeremy in the Mercedes McLaren SLR and Richard and James on a boat, who will make it from London to Oslo first? Broadcaster David Dimbleby puts in a respectable lap as the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 5

      Episode 5

      aired: Sat, Jun 25, 2005

      There's a trip back to the Sixties, when the Aston Martin DB5 and the Jaguar E-Type contributed to the notion of Cool Britannia. Fast-forward to Jeremy attempting to dodge bullets in a Porsche Boxster S and a Mercedes SLK.

    • Episode 4

      Episode 4

      aired: Sat, Jun 18, 2005

      The trio of presenters give their moms a chance to shine in the headlights as they preview a range of small cars. Richard Hammond tests the new BMW3 Series as the Cadillac CTS-V takes to the Top Gear track and we find out how far can a limousine jump?

    • Episode 3

      Episode 3

      aired: Sat, Jun 11, 2005

      Jeremy Clarkson makes a splash opening a local swimming pool, Richard Hammond tests Aston Martin's DB9 Volante, and James May goes back to the 70s with the Maserati Bora. Time Lord Christopher Eccleston swaps the Tardis for the Suzuki Liana.

    • Episode 2

      Episode 2

      aired: Sat, May 28, 2005

      Is it possible to buy a stylish two-door coupe for under $2500? Jeremy, James and Richard take up the challenge. Maserati's MC12 supercar makes its debut on the Top Gear track. And sharp suited comedian Jack Dee is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 1

      Episode 1

      aired: Sat, May 21, 2005

      The season gets off to an explosive start as Jeremy Clarkson tries to outrun a Challenger tank. Meanwhile, James and Richard are playing football - with the Toyota Aygo and the Mercedes CLS AMG. And James Nesbitt is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

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    • Episode 9

      Episode 9

      aired: Sat, Dec 25, 2004

      James drives the controversial new BMW. Richard splashes about in a 25-year-old supercharged Mercedes. Jeremy also gets his revenge on Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine, who previously had fun restyling him on their show What Not To Wear.

    • Episode 8

      Episode 8

      aired: Sat, Dec 18, 2004

      Who can reach the ski slopes of Verbier in Switzerland first: A Ferrari or a plane? Also in the show: are modern cars faster than racing cars of 20-30 years ago and will comedian Eddie Izzard be a contender for the fastest Star In A Reasonably Priced Car?

    • Episode 7

      Episode 7

      aired: Sat, Dec 11, 2004

      Jeremy discovers the Toyota Prius has less get-up-and-go than a lethargic teenager. Richard takes a Mustang on a road movie across Lincolnshire. Top Gear issues its awards for the best and worst cars of 2004.

    • Episode 6

      Episode 6

      aired: Sat, Dec 4, 2004

      Can you buy a decent Porsche for under $2500? The presenters are each sent out to buy one, but which will perform best in our tests? Also in the show, how fast can a blind man drive around the Top Gear track?

    • Episode 5

      Episode 5

      aired: Sat, Nov 20, 2004

      Richard invents a new sport: racing people carriers. Jeremy tests the engine in the Jaguar S-Tyle by driving it as fast as he can around the longest and most terrifying race track in the world. And the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car is Christian Slater.

    • Episode 4

      Episode 4

      aired: Sat, Nov 13, 2004

      Richard heads for the south of France, via the Alps, in the Pagani Zonda roadster. Richard and James spend a night in the Smart ForFour. And the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car is comedian Jimmy Carr.

    • Episode 3

      Episode 3

      aired: Sat, Nov 6, 2004

      Jeremy takes "off-road" too literally and decides to drive up a Scottish mountain. Richard visits the Rinspeed factory in Switzerland and discovers the world's first hydrofoil car. And the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car is Ab Fab star, Joanna Lumley.

    • Episode 2

      Episode 2

      aired: Sat, Oct 30, 2004

      Richard road-tests the new Ford Focus. Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason lends Jeremy his new Ferrari. Top Gear pits a skateboard against the Bowler Wildcat down a grassy track. And the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car is former Spice Girl, Geri Halliwell.

    • Episode 1

      Episode 1

      aired: Sat, Oct 23, 2004

      The power of the new Porsche 911 Carrera S is put to the test on the track. Meanwhile, the Brits take on the Americans and Australians when the Jaguar S Type R goes head to head with the Vauxhall Monaro VXR and Chrysler 300C on a Welsh beach.

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    • Episode 10

      Episode 10

      aired: Sat, Jul 31, 2004

      James finds out what is the biggest thing you can fit in the back of a Volvo V50 Estate. Jeremy tries out BMW's latest lifestyle off-roader and gets very wet. The Star in a Reasonably Priced Car is Irish comedian and talk show host, Patrick Kielty.

    • Episode 9

      Episode 9

      aired: Sat, Jul 24, 2004

      Richard finds the recipe for the perfect roadster. We find out if it is really possible to parachute into a moving car. The Stig takes the Mercedes CL65 onto the test track. And explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes discovers A Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 8

      Episode 8

      aired: Sat, Jul 17, 2004

      In Sicily, James goes for a ride on a nimble mountain goat. Jeremy and Richard race a diesel car against a gas car of similar power. And actor Martin Clunes (Men Behaving Badly) behaves not badly in A Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 7

      Episode 7

      aired: Sat, Jul 10, 2004

      Jeremy drives a Mercedes (CL65) with more power than Superman. James and Richard become minicab drivers in south London to road-test two new large hatchbacks. The Star in a Reasonably Priced Car is the legendary Lionel Richie.

    • Episode 6

      Episode 6

      aired: Sat, Jun 12, 2004

      Jeremy drives a Nissan Cube in an attempt to discover why it is Japan's bestselling car. In Holland, Richard road-tests the Cadillac CTS. The Star in a Reasonably Priced Car is veteran DJ, talk show host and TV presenter, Terry Wogan.

    • Episode 5

      Episode 5

      aired: Sat, Jun 5, 2004

      Richard road-tests 3 new family hatchbacks. Jeremy gets into an MG ZT and smokes a pipe. Top Gear puts Richard in a Golf Cart and attempts to hit him with lightning. And TV presenters Johnny Vaughan and Denise Van Outen blow up our Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 4

      Episode 4

      aired: Sat, May 29, 2004

      Jeremy attempts to drive an Audi A8 diesel engine 800 miles to Edinburgh and back on one tank of gas. And James races a StreetKa with a sophisticated satellite navigation system against a professional homing pigeon.

    • Episode 3

      Episode 3

      aired: Sat, May 22, 2004

      The presenters are each tasked with buying a car for $160, which are then put through a number of challenges. Jeremy emerges the winner - three walls and one broken bone later. And celebrity model Katie Price is The Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 2

      Episode 2

      aired: Sat, May 15, 2004

      A nun drives a monster truck over a row of cars. Richard Hammond discovers why rappers sing about the Cadillac Escalade. And celebrity hypnotist Paul McKenna is the Star in the Reasonably Priced Car.

    • Episode 1

      Episode 1

      aired: Sat, May 8, 2004

      Who can reach Monte Carlo first: Jeremy in the new Aston Martin DB9, or Richard and James traveling by high-speed train? Jeremy drives the Lotus Exige and tries to stop the Army's Apache gunship helicopter from getting a weapon's lock.

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    • Episode 16

      16. Viking Trucks

      aired: Tue, Apr 2, 2013

      The hosts head to Iceland - home of some of the toughest winter off-roading on the planet - to try and prove to the locals that American trucks still have what it takes to conquer the world. Their challenge is to drive their trucks over mountains, across frozen rivers and through 30 foot deep snowdrifts to the virgin land at the top of an active volcano. What could possibly go wrong?

    • Episode 15

      15. Minnesota Ice Driving

      aired: Tue, Mar 26, 2013

      Getting your car ready for winter can cost a lot of cash and the brutal weather can cause serious wear and tear. So the Top Gear hosts set out to solve this issue by finding 3 cars that cost less than it costs to prepare your car for the snow and ice and put them through a series of tough challenges to find out which is the best winter car.

    • Episode 14

      14. Mammoth Mountain

      aired: Tue, Mar 19, 2013

      Which is the best SUV in the country? Our hosts find out as they each choose their favorite and meet up on California's Pismo Beach. They then set out on an epic journey inland through vineyards and desert before climbing high into the Sierras above the snow line, putting their choices through a series of SUV themed challenges along the way.

    • Episode 13

      13. Doomsday Drive

      aired: Tue, Mar 12, 2013

      The guys attempt to build the perfect car for the apocalypse - affordable, fun to drive, and still zombie-proof. After testing its performance, weaponry, and defenses, they have to race across a ghost town with the Post-Apocalypse Stig in hot pursuit.

    • Episode 12

      12. Adam's Show

      aired: Tue, Mar 5, 2013

      We find out what goes on in Adam's head as he takes control of the show and gets to do whatever he wants. First he tries to teach Tanner and Rut how to play football - with an automotive twist. Then he reveals his own concept car designed to protect you against the worst things on the road - other drivers. Finally, he gets behind the wheel of the legendary Ford GT40.

    • Episode 11

      11. Taxis

      aired: Tue, Feb 26, 2013

      Being a taxi driver always ranks among the worst jobs in the country, so the guys head to Las Vegas on a quest to create the ultimate taxi. After getting some experience riding along with real cabbies, they reveal their creations, put them through a series of tests and then hit the Vegas strip to see who can get the most tips.

    • Episode 10

      Episode 10

      aired: Sat, Jan 3, 2004

      Getting to 150 mph used to be the preserve of supercars. These days you can reach that speed in a new 30,000 dollar car, but what's the least you can spend and still reach this epic speed? The guys find out as they spend as little as possible on 3 used cars, put them through their paces and then head out to the famous El Mirage dry lakebed to attempt to reach 150.

    • Episode 9

      Episode 9

      aired: Sat, Dec 27, 2003

      RV's are roomy and comfortable, but they're terrible to drive, and that's not good enough. So to solve this issue, the hosts design their own RVs that have to be not only comfortable but also fun to drive, and take them on a southern road trip. Along the way they compete in a series of wild challenges, culminating at the famous infield of Charlotte Motor Speedway.

    • Episode 8

      Episode 8

      aired: Sat, Dec 20, 2003

      What's America's toughest, most un-killable car? The guys each pick the toughest car they can think of and put them through a series of brutal tests using shotguns, bombs and a giant crane. The winner gets to go head-to-head against the U.S. military in one of the toughest SUV's on the planet.

    • Episode 7

      Episode 7

      aired: Sat, Dec 13, 2003

      It's a battle to see who had the best car in college as the guys drive south of the border on an epic spring break road trip through Mexico. They tackle the tough streets of Tijuana and the treacherous mountain trails of the Baja Peninsula on their journey to reach the party town of San Felipe on the Sea of Cortez.

    • Episode 6

      Episode 6

      aired: Sat, Dec 6, 2003

      Do you really need an expensive 4x4 to tackle one of the toughest off road trails in the country?

    • Episode 5

      Episode 5

      aired: Sat, Nov 22, 2003

      The guys head to rural California to lend a farming hand in three of the biggest tractors on the

    • Episode 4

      Episode 4

      aired: Sat, Nov 15, 2003

      How far can you get on one tank of gas? They guys find out as they race from Portland, Oregon to San

    • Episode 3

      Episode 3

      aired: Sat, Nov 8, 2003

      Could you own a classic car and not know it? The guys each get a car they think is seriously

    • Episode 2

      Episode 2

      aired: Sat, Nov 1, 2003

      Small cars work in the rest of the world - but will they ever work in the U.S.? The guys try to

    • Episode 1

      Episode 1

      aired: Sat, Oct 25, 2003

      It’s the battle of The Big 3 as the guys compete over which is the best new police car to replace

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    • Episode 16

      16. America's Worst Cars

      aired: Tue, Apr 3, 2012

      The guys buy each other what they think is the worst car in the country and set themselves a challenge - whoever can make the car they've been given the coolest and sell it for most money at an auction, wins. And Tanner travels to England to find out just how fast a brand new supercar with no official top speed can go.

    • Episode 15

      15. Rutledge's Show

      aired: Tue, Mar 27, 2012

      We find out what goes on in Rutledge's head as he takes control of the show and gets to do whatever he wants. In the process he enters a championship race and almost kills himself, becomes an inventor and almost kills Adam, and hits the road as a designated driver on the late night streets of San Francisco and almost kills them both.

    • Episode 14

      14. Limousines

      aired: Tue, Mar 20, 2012

      Limousines have become more about Bachelorette parties than star-studded premieres, so Adam, Rutledge and Tanner decide it's time to get some of the glamour back by building their own. To find out which is best, each of them has to transport a celebrity to the Primetime Emmy Awards.

    • Episode 13

      13. Super Cars

      aired: Tue, Mar 13, 2012

      The hosts have each been asked to choose what they think is the perfect high-end convertible by an anonymous celebrity buyer. On the way to meet them, they put the cars through a series of challenges which hint at the celebrity's identity.

    • Episode 12

      12. The Continental Divide

      aired: Tue, Mar 6, 2012

      The early pioneers and settlers crossed the Rockies in covered wagons, braving tough weather and harsh terrain. So how would modern day covered wagons cope with the same journey, carrying the same things and having to cross the same rivers and mountains? Rutledge, Adam and Tanner decide to find out, and set out to conquer the Rockies in soccer-mom vans.

    • Episode 11

      2x11

      aired: Tue, Feb 28, 2012

      The guys each choose a car that has at some point earned the title of 'most dangerous car in the country' and try to restore its reputation in a series of crazy challenges ending in a demolition derby. And Rutledge tries to teach Adam that it's possible to drive a car without breaking it by getting him behind the wheel of one of the quickest, most dangerous vehicles around.

    • Episode 10

      Episode 10

      aired: Sat, Jul 19, 2003

      Which is the best modern muscle car? Adam, Rutledge and Tanner fight it out on the way to a high speed attempt at a NASCAR track. Rutledge and Tanner head into the Utah desert to prove how fast their new Mustangs are in a relay race against horses.

    • Episode 9

      Episode 9

      aired: Sat, Jul 12, 2003

      Rutledge, Adam and Tanner decide that driving Big Rigs can't be as difficult as everyone says, and to prove it, they challenge themselves to deliver tons of precious (and explosive) cargo across Michigan after only a few hours practice. What could possibly go wrong?

    • Episode 8

      Episode 8

      aired: Sat, Jul 5, 2003

      The guys buy each other what they think is the worst car in the country and set themselves a challenge - whoever can make the car they’ve been given the coolest and sell it for most money at an auction, wins. And Tanner travels to England to find out just how fast a brand new supercar with no official top speed can go.

    • Episode 7

      Episode 7

      aired: Sat, Jun 21, 2003

      Adam and Rutledge do anything they can to beat professional racing driver Tanner. First they cheat in a race with the $375,000 Lexus LFA, then they challenge him to stunt drive impossible vehicles. To get his own back he attempts to break the world indoor speed record. Bridget Marquardt takes a lap around the Top Gear test track.

    • Episode 6

      Episode 6

      aired: Sat, Jun 14, 2003

      Tanner, Adam and Rutledge race up the Pacific Coast Highway to San Francisco in cars they bought for $500. The Cadillac CTSV is reviewed and races a Ferrari California, and Adam Levine takes a lap on the Top Gear test track.

    • Episode 5

      Episode 5

      aired: Sat, Jun 7, 2003

      Tanner, Adam and Rutledge head to New Jersey to buy the most luxurious cars $5,000 will buy and then try and pass off as locals in the super rich enclave of the Hamptons. Tanner races the new 911 GT2 through downtown Los Angeles at night and Arlene Tur takes a lap around the Top Gear test track.

    • Episode 4

      Episode 4

      aired: Sat, May 31, 2003

      How much off-roader can you get for $5000? Tanner, Rutledge and Adam compete in an epic 400 mile journey to Vegas across the mountains, dunes and rocks of the Mojave Desert.

    • Episode 3

      Episode 3

      aired: Sat, May 24, 2003

      Which is the toughest truck in America? Tanner, Rutledge and Adam head into the mountains and put their trucks through impossible tests to find out. Tanner takes a tough new off-roader to the Louisiana swamps and races it against an air-boat, and comedian Bill Engvall races on the Top Gear test track.

    • Episode 2

      Episode 2

      aired: Sat, May 17, 2003

      Tanner, Rutledge and Adam fight over who had the best first car in high school, Tanner and Adam get to race their dream first cars - the Corvette zr1 and Ferrari 458, and Pawn Stars Rick and Chumlee compete on the Top Gear test track.

    • Episode 1

      Episode 1

      aired: Sat, May 10, 2003

      Tanner, Rutledge and Adam wrangle, haul and race their way across Texas in a crazy competition to find which of their $2000 cars can make it as a truck.

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