Jeremy Clarkson "Took" A Corvette Z06; But What Does It Mean?
As aggressively forthright as the former Top Gear presenter is on television, and apparently with his co-workers too, Jeremy Clarkson’s Twitter persona is downright cryptic. His recent tweets have included, “I don’t like Jupiter. It gives all the other planets a bad name. I mean I haven’t been there but….,” and “Thankyou [sic] Spanish man,” with a picture of him hanging out with whom we can only assume is a male Spaniard. Clearly, the man has had a lot of time on his hands since getting sacked by the BBC.
But one recent tweet really has us even more befuddled. “I took this today….,” Clarkson tweeted with no explanation other than an attached picture of a yellow C7 Corvette Z06. The photo looks like it was taken at a racetrack or an aircraft runway. Or possibly both, which suggests it’s Top Gear’s test track at Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey, England. Does this mean Clarkson has used a Corvette to infiltrate his old place of employment? Has he stolen the Corvette as his language suggests? Probably not, but there is a more plausible explanation.
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Why it matters
Shortly before he was officially canned, Clarkson auctioned off a passenger lap on the Top Gear test track for £100,000 at a charity benefit at the Roundhouse in Camden, England. This is probably nothing more than Clarkson fulfilling his charitable obligations, and someone happened to be nice enough to loan out a Corvette Z06 for the job. Of course, this is unconfirmed, so take it all with a grain of salt.
Neither the BBC nor Top Gear owns Dunsfold, so there’s no reason Clarkson shouldn’t be allowed there. The track layout was originally designed by Lotus as a test track, and various performance driving schools use it on a regular basis.
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