Matt LeBlanc starts his Top Gear job by driving a topless Reliant Robin over 230 miles from London to Blackpool.
A Cambridgeshire (UK) man standing trial for dangerous driving charges had them dropped after an investigator said that George Maltby (the accused) could not have possibly performed the act police alleged. Maltby was cited for passing an unmarked police cruiser at speeds over 70 mph in a 40 mph zone. Police also said that Maltby did this with three people in the car, the front wheel in the air, and with sparks flying off the bodywork.
If you missed the most recent episode of Top Gear (download it here via bittorrent), we feel obliged to bring you this clip of what was by far the show's highlight. As if the Clarkson, Mays and Hammond haven't learned already that disaster lurks around every corner, they thought it would be a smashing idea to build a space shuttle out of a Reliant Robin. The goal would be to send the craft up into the heavens and have it guide back down to earth safely via remote control. That's right, they did
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