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Top Gear

  • 2007
  • Season 9
  • 6 episodes
  • Lifestyle
  • Sport

Summary

Filming for series nine was disrupted on 20th September 2006 when presenter Richard Hammond was seriously injured driving a Vampire drag car at a speed of 220 miles per hour that crashed at a Yorkshire Airfield. Fortunately, Hammond recovered from his injuries and series nine aired in January 2007. All three men appeared emotional as they, the studio audience and viewers watched the crash. It would be wrong to call this a highlight, but it was certainly a memorable episode in the show's history, but for the worst of reasons. Desperate to avoid melancholy, the trio ploughed ahead with a variety of new challenges during the series. The big adventure saw them driving across America in second-hand cars they had bought for less than $1000, trying to prove it was possible to buy and then re-sell a reliable vehicle for less than the cost of a rental. Other highlights included James and Richard trying to send a Reliant Robin into space; tractor tests; and the creation of stretch limos from ordinary cars. Hugh Grant, Simon Pegg, Billie Piper and Kristen Scott Thomas were the stars in the Reasonably Priced Car.

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