Posted by sean on July 28, 2007 at 8:57 pm in Television with No Comments

Did anyone see the Top Gear polar special this week? It was excellent!

In one of their more extreme and entertaining “experiments”, the lads made it their mission to travel to the North Pole. Jeremy Clarkson and James May made their journey in a super cool Arctic-modified Toyota Hilux, while Richard Hammond, not long out of hospital, after nearly having his head decapitated in a rocket-car accident, made the journey on skis and a dog-pulled sledge.

I won’t spoil it for you all by telling you everything that happened (it’s repeated tomorrow or can be downloaded from various torrent sites), but will say I was particularly amused by these moments…

  • Clarkson and May drinking gin while driving – all good and legal in international waters
  • Repairing a damaged wheel using lighter fluid and a blow torch
  • Smashing their way through ice boulders and eventually destroying part of their only means of transport
  • Nearly dying while driving on wafer thin ice
  • Meeting a scary looking polar bear
  • Hammond getting more than a little pissed off by a nagging woman and shitting dogs…
  • Before nearly freezing to death in a tent
  • And finding seal guts all over the snow

When I finally learn to drive, this will be my car

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