By now, we’ve already seen and heard about Top Gear’s Christmas Special where the troika of Clarkson, Hammond, and May went out for a trip to Israel to go to Bethlehem while reprising the role of the three kings in their nooky-kooky drop tops.

But what we didn’t know was that their trip to Bethlehem would be a lot trickier than just navigating their drop tops along the streets of Israel. In this teaser video leading up to the Christmas Special, the hosts arrive in the Middle East courtesy of a cargo plane only to find out that Bethlehem was 1,200 miles away.

With Top Gear, there’s always a catch, right?

In this case, it’s this: instead of landing in Israel, they touched down in – of all places – Iraq. From there, they would have to drive the 1,200 miles to Bethlehem and while being careful to avoid all the wars currently happening between here and there. And by the way, they also must pick up gold, frankincense, and myrrh along the way.
Not feeling so ‘wise’ now, huh?

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What do you think?
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15 comments:

  (447) posted on 03.30.2011

 I agree with you ettore_lombardi, I think what you have said are all true. When i saw the episode it doesn’t give me any thought that it was a sort of gimmick or scripted one. IMO,all the scene were natural. i love it from the start up to the end.

  (212) posted on 03.25.2011

Well , i have see the whole eopisode and I would say that this is one of my favorite. The intelligence and talent of the three hosts really shows on this challenge. No wonder, why it received a recognition award.

  (473) posted on 02.3.2011

Me too I have watched it too. And its crazy! Haha. What a adventure they have. But I got little disappointed in the ending its kinda sound so scripted unlike the earlier episode.

  (434) posted on 02.3.2011

haha. I like those guys! I have watched the whole episode and its extremely amazing!

  (1333) posted on 12.15.2010

There needs to be a wider age gap between the hosts. You need the cranky old man, and the young upstart. The three hosts just blend together into the 30something polo shirt wearing.

  (808) posted on 12.14.2010

haha you may never know ferrera if he’s making fun of the car or not... i guess being comedian is natural to him. and thats great in terms of review... it doesn’t have to be always serious in making a review.

  (807) posted on 12.14.2010

mixing the comedic talent of Ferrara, the drifting talent of Foust and the chubby, bearded face of Wood – but one thing these spin-offs will always lack is Clarkson.

  (507) posted on 12.12.2010

already looks a hundred times better than TGA. dunno bout the fatso but. TG UK had a fat guy at the start and we all know how that ended up…

  (45) posted on 12.10.2010

Let’s hope they didn’t get shot. As crazy as they are this will make them only more famous!

  (73) posted on 12.10.2010

I’m a big fan of those shows and I’m always looking to see what crazy idea they will invent.

  (51) posted on 12.10.2010

I’m thinking that with this occasion they should of tested some armored cars. That would of been more like it. However I think they talked with the Mythbusters and left this one for them! smiley

  (69) posted on 12.10.2010

Probably they would never of made this show live since they had more protection in there than any president. I mean does anyone know how many zeroes have their insurance policies?

  (111) posted on 12.10.2010

I think they want to reedit the fast and furious trilogy and prove that their cars are faster than taliban bullets! lool

  (798) posted on 12.9.2010

instead of landing in Israel, they touched down in – of all places – Iraq. From there, they would have to drive the 1,200 miles to Bethlehem and while being careful to avoid all the wars currently happening between here and there. And by the way, they also must pick up gold, frankincense, and myrrh along the way.

  (460) posted on 12.9.2010

haha it look interesting to watch, dang I can’t wait for their final Release on BBC. ti be honest I was teased with it. can u imagine a car coming out of a running airplane.

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