• Dec 28, 2008
The Top Gear team is going global. Location shoots are planned to take the British trio all over the planet, starting with Vietnam. Clarkson, May, and Hammond loved the idea when they were plotting it in the pub, but they didn't actually plan for the fact that Nam doesn't have adequate roads... or very many cars. That made the idea of finding a £600 vehicle and racing it across the country a non-starter, but that doesn't mean the crew couldn't come up with an adventure worthy of Top billing. James May didn't want to give too many details of the Vietnam show during his interview with the Daily Mail, but he did provide enough of a tease to make us want to watch. The program will include the bike-loathing Clarkson on two wheels, and there's even footage of the Top Gear star strapped to a third world Ski-Doo (pictured above).

The Vietnam show will be followed next year with trips to Hong Kong, Johannesburg and Sydney. Since there is a 21-year waiting list to see the Top Gear crew do their thing in-studio, these exotic locations may be the best chance anyone has to see the popular show in-person.

[Source: Daily Mail]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      cant wait to see it!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yawn.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Are you serious? This should be one for the ages...
        • 6 Years Ago
        It was simply brilliant.

        Other than the race to the North Pole, I think this Top Gear special was the best one yet.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Top Gear UK has turned into a freakin snore....
        • 6 Years Ago
        I must have missed the part in the Fiesta video where they "reviewed" the car. It was fun to watch but what did I learn about the Fiesta???? I just hate how they fabricate the shots by making the races/comparisons/tests closer and more "exciting" than they ever really are.

        You could replace Jeremy with any bloke and I still wouldn't watch it. Its closer to a talk show than a car show. Thats why I've switched to the videos on Jay's Garage. At least its all about the cars there....
        • 6 Years Ago
        Thank god for TG Australis brilliance indeed. That Fiesta review was just horrible, dont you agree?

        Btw all these Americans here that cant take jokes like rest of us Jeremy just today nominated he's best car of the year as ZR1. So there goes that theory. It's funny to think that nation that makes most of the stereotype jokes cant take couple of them. Grow some balls people.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think you mean Sea-doo, not Ski-doo.
      • 6 Years Ago
      About 1h till i can start downloading the torrent! Will be one epic episodes for sure like rest of the 75 minutes specials.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ski-doos? I didn;t know Vietnam had snow! :P
      • 6 Years Ago
      They don't have as many cars in Vietnam as they do in the US, and the roads aren't as good, so that means Top Gear can't find a couple of junkers and drive around for a bit? Give me a break...
      • 6 Years Ago
      lmfao!!!!!!!!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      If you want a review of a car you can afford, by Consumer Reports. Or Slot Car Racing Monthly.
        • 6 Years Ago
        go back to leftlanenews
      • 6 Years Ago
      Its like MotorWorld all over again. I really enjoyed that series as well.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Clarkson on a scooter... without helmet... on a "raft" made of lashed-together kayaks? What's the explanation this time for a Clarkson (the mad anti-bike renegade) on 2 wheels sighting?
      • 6 Years Ago

      Hope the Top Gear crew will review the The Tata Nano. Will be fun seeing Clarkson trying to fit in the Nano's driving seat.
        • 6 Years Ago
        He gets into Smarts and the new Fiesta without much trouble, the Nano isn't that much smaller.
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