Christmas is less than a week away and that only means one thing: Top Gear’s Christmas Special is on the docket, kicking off the newest season of the hit British TV show.
Earlier this month, we caught a few scenes of what’s in store for us for the show’s annual holiday episode and while we certainly saw a few pretty interesting scenes, BBC re-edited the trailer to give us a few more snippets of the Christmas episode.
We already know that the show will take place in India and judging from the trailer, it looks like the trio of Clarkson, May, and Hammond are embarking on another cross-country trip that involves a fair share of races and challenges.
There’s also a cameo appearance of a king cobra, the boys teaching some lads how to play baseball - catch the irony there? - and getting acclimated to the Indian-style of no-holds-barred driving.
The 30 second-trailer is getting us all excited for the Christmas Special. Just another reason why this is our favorite holiday of the year.
The globe-trotting trio from Top Gear have been spotted in more places around the world than Waldo himself. Recently, Jeremy Clarkson and James May were spotted in Beijing, China filming a segment for the 18th season of the show and from what the photos are telling us, it appears that the duo - minus Richard Hammond, from what it looks like - have been spending some time in the Far East getting acquainted to some of the locally-produced cars in China.
From what we’ve been told, the duo have a long list of Chinese cars to run around with, including, but not limited to a JAC sedan, a Greatwall Hover M2, a Greatwall Coolbear, a Geely China Dragon, and a BYD F0, among other things.
Those cars really don’t mean that much to us because you’d be hard-pressed to find one running around American soil. Nevertheless, the segment should make for an informative look at the burgeoning Chinese automotive market.
And who better to give us the unfiltered lowdown than Clarkson and May.
Christmas has been associated as much for the birth of Christ as it has been for Santa Claus, red-nosed reindeers, and Jingle Bells. But for gear heads like us, Christmas also takes in a whole new meaning in the form of Top Gear’s Christmas Special episode.
We didn’t know a whole lot about this year’s episode except for the little piece of nugget that it was being shot in India. Now we know what they were doing in that country all along.
In a recent episode of the One Show, Jeremy Clarkson was on-hand to promote his new ’Powered Up’ DVD and while that was informative in its own ’Clarkson-ian’ way, what really got our attention was the first teaser video of Top Gear’s Christmas Special 2011 episode.
Check out the video to watch a few minutes of Clarkson trying to sell us his new DVD or you can just jump to 2:34 into the video to check out the Christmas Special 2011 teaser.
Following up on the teaser trailers for Jeremy Clarkson’s Powered up DVD, Top Gear’s main man has released another video with a bit more action than the first two. In this video, Clarkson goes through some of his favorite cars of the year and his top pick is surprisingly not a Ferrari or a Lamborghini , even though a Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante did take third place on his preference list.
The first trailer for Jeremy Clarkson’s "Powered Up" DVD came out just a few days ago, but we’re already getting a second helping to pump up the anticipation. The DVD was shot on some of the most impressive locations in the world, starting from the South of France to the the high-tech testing ground of Formula One: the Paul Ricard Circuit. The mission is to find Clarkson’s favorite car.
The Stig is an intimidating character that even the most professional of racers can’t help but be in awe of. At least that’s what the Stig likes to think of himself. We can’t blame him for the lack of oxygen in his head. Lord knows how long it’s been since he last took that helmet off, but whatever you think of him, the dude is a polarizing figure that needs someone of equal stature to put him in check.
Enter Ken Block.
The world-class rally driver recently teamed up with Top Gear ’s resident test driver for a promotional gig for Top Gear Australia magazine. The two are scheduled to be in the cover of the November issue of the magazine and you can expect that article to be a must-read.
Before that issue hits newsstands, though, Top Gear Australia bought a camera crew to a race track to film the two drifter extraordinaires participate in a one-on-one Hoonigan show in Melbourne, featuring Block’s Monster Rally Fiesta and the Stig’s ride-of-choice, the Australian-born Ford Falcon FPV.
Check out the video after the jump and wait for the dramatic climax in the end. There’s plenty of rubber-burning, tire-shredding action in this 90-second promo video.
Everyone’s favorite trio since the Three Stooges is back in the headlines after a few months of relative obscurity.
Yes, friends; Clarkson, Hammond, and May are coming back for the 18th season of Top Gear and one of the first segments that has been leaked out is a real doozy. The trio was recently spotted filming a segment for Top Gear in Rome, Italy with a trio of exotics that would make any car-loving individual turn green envy.
Thoughts of violence aside, we’re actually pretty happy to see these guys back in action. We don’t know what kind of gimmick they have for those three exotics, but considering their long and rather infamous history with the cars they drive on the show, anything short of memorable will be a disappointment.
While we await for the season to kick off at the break of 2012, we can sit down and enjoy this video of the three supercars being prepped for the three luckiest men on the planet.
Richard Hammond and James May - two names not really needing any further introduction - are two of the three stars of Top Gear and together they are presenting a trailer video for the "Top Gear at the Movies" - a DVD that was inspired by the famous Top Gear show. This new DVD shows off "the most memorable automotive moments in cinema history."
"Cars are the bedrock of the most memorable moments in cinema history, so be prepared for a thrilling selection of races, stunts and awesome feats as Richard Hammond and James May celebrate cars on the big screen through a blend of action, amazing driving and exotic metal."
The new "Top Gear at the Movies" will be available for DVD, Blu-ray, and iTunes starting November 14, 2011. For anyone not able to catch Top Gear UK episodes the first time around, this DVD will be a great way to watch all of the highlights in one sitting!
Answering the cries of many Top Gear fans not ready to part ways with beautiful, fast cars and the Brits that drive them, Jeremy Clarkson is releasing a DVD called "Powered Up." his DVD takes him to the South of France to the the high-tech testing ground for Formula One - Circuit Paul Ricard - on a mission to find Clarkson’s favorite car.
If taking a trip to the Isle of Man was ever on your agenda, you may want to take it sooner rather than later. And while you’re there, send your friends a postcard with one of the latest, specialized stamps: TopGear stamps. A set of six stamps featuring a selection of the most bizarre and ingenious automotive challenges featured on the most popular auto show on British television has just been released, making every die hard collector quiver in their memorabilia rooms.
The six stamps each feature of the most innovative transport solutions created by Clarkson, Hammond, and May. And as you may remember from the show, most of these cars didn’t actually work very well, some of them caught fire or sank, occasionally simultaneously, but they are just the perfect proof that people can get very inventive.
The cars featured in these stamps are motorhomes, the Triumph Herald sailboat, the Robin Reliant Space Shuttle, the Polar Hilux, the Caravan Airship, and the Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust.
More details about this impressive collection can be found after the jump.