• Oct 9, 2006

As we reported earlier, Richard Hammond was volunteering, if not lobbying from his bedside, for the BBC to show the footage of his 300-mph dragster crash that put him in the hospital and Top Gear on hiatus.

Meanwhile, here at Autoblog we've been happy to report that the Hamster is on the fast road to recovery and that the BBC has resumed filming of the show in anticipation of Richard's immanent return, and may show the crash footage. But we wouldn't want to keep our dedicated readers waiting.

Now anyone who's ever seen the show knows that Richard has a brilliant sense of humor. So with all this in mind, we bring you this video. Enjoy!

Related posts:

  • Set the TiVo: Hammond crash will be made into show
  • BBC won't sTop Gear: show resumes filming
  • Hammond Watch: the grueling road ahead
  • Hammond to BBC: show the crash and me in the hospital
  • Top Gear fights for survival as BBC postpones show indefinitely
  • Hammond Update: "Was I driving like a tw*t?"
  • Thanks for the tip, Yosef!

    [Source: DragsterCrash.com]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      LMAO !!!!!!!!!!

      I actually Plugged my Speakers In just to view the Crash Footage and WTF !!!!

      That was a good One Autoblog
      • 8 Years Ago
      Kind of makes you appreciate the finer points in life.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It did lose a touch of realism without the flip, didn't it?

      Nice one :-)
      • 8 Years Ago
      Thank you Autoblog. You have taken 30 seconds away from my life. 30 seconds that I can never get back. Ever. You should be ashamed and punished for such a heinous crime.
      • 8 Years Ago
      That's awesome, i was all like... "yo everybody! They got footage of hammonds crash!" before i even knew it was a joke.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow, just wow. ;)
      • 8 Years Ago
      you mentioned on autoblog podcast about bit torrents of the show ( not the crash, just the weekly show available on mondays...where are they downloadable from?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Sickening! These jackasses should be taken off the air! This is just tooooo dangerous. What about our impressionable youth. Look what kind of messages we're sending to drivers these days. Did you see the speed of that hamster?

      Just think what kind of damage that kind of stunt does to the environment. I mean, a hamsterball powered dragster must put out tons of greenhouse gasses.
      • 8 Years Ago
      i have no idea how he survived that crash!! I think i won't be able to sleep tonight.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I feel bad because I laughed.