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The "[[Series/TopGear poky little motoring show]] on Creator/{{BBC}}-2" may be quite a laugh, but it is often more...

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The "[[Series/TopGear poky little motoring show]] on Creator/{{BBC}}-2" Creator/{{BBC}} 2" may be quite a laugh, but it is often more...


* Crossing the English Channel in a Nissank; especially as things had gone so badly beforehand, and they almost rolled it getting ashore. At one point, the coast guard fly over and ask what they're doing... and when Jeremy tells them exactly ''what'' they're doing, the coast guard fly off and ''wish them good luck!'' How often does that happen!?

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* Crossing the English Channel in a Nissank; especially as things had gone so badly beforehand, and they almost rolled it getting ashore. At one point, the coast guard fly flies over and ask asks what they're doing... and when Jeremy tells them exactly ''what'' they're doing, the coast guard fly flies off and ''wish ''wishes them good luck!'' How often does that happen!?


* The trio of James, Jeremy and Richard try to cross the channel faster than beardy Branson. The coast guard fly over and ask what they're doing... and when Jeremy tells them exactly ''what'' they're doing, the coast guard fly off and ''wish them good luck!'' How often does that happen!?

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* The trio of James, Jeremy and Richard try to cross the channel faster than beardy Branson. The coast guard fly over and ask what they're doing... and when Jeremy tells them exactly ''what'' they're doing, the coast guard fly off and ''wish them good luck!'' How often does that happen!?



* Crossing the English Channel in a Nissank; especially as things had gone so badly beforehand, and they almost rolled it getting ashore.

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* Crossing the English Channel in a Nissank; especially as things had gone so badly beforehand, and they almost rolled it getting ashore. At one point, the coast guard fly over and ask what they're doing... and when Jeremy tells them exactly ''what'' they're doing, the coast guard fly off and ''wish them good luck!'' How often does that happen!?



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* The trio of James, Jeremy and Richard try to cross the channel faster than beardy Branson. The coast guard fly over and ask what they're doing... and when Jeremy tells them exactly ''what'' they're doing, the coast guard fly off and ''wish them good luck!'' How often does that happen!?


-->'''Clarkson''': There they are.
-->'''Khama''': Oh, really?
-->'''Clarkson''': Yes.
-->'''Khama''': That's...pretty interesting...
-->'''Hammond''': You were smiling. You just stopped.

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-->'''Clarkson''': --->'''Clarkson''': There they are.
-->'''Khama''':
are.\\
'''Khama''':
Oh, really?
-->'''Clarkson''': Yes.
-->'''Khama''':
really?\\
'''Clarkson''': Yes.\\
'''Khama''':
That's...pretty interesting...
-->'''Hammond''':
interesting...\\
'''Hammond''':
You were smiling. You just stopped.



-->'''Clarkson''': Is that technically possible?
-->'''Hammond''': Probably not.

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-->'''Clarkson''': --->'''Clarkson''': Is that technically possible?
-->'''Hammond''':
possible?\\
'''Hammond''':
Probably not.



* The trek across South America. The fact that they ''made it'' with two out of the three cars still in one piece (and the third only due to a freak accident) speaks volumes.
** What's even more amazing is that they made it at all after almost dying of hypoxia at the high altitudes.
* The first USA special, both when all three presenters had to drive through Alabama with variously offensive slogans painted on their cars (and all three avoided getting shot by a truck full of rednecks) and when Clarkson set off looking for roadkill for dinner and returned with ''a full cow'' strapped to the roof of his car (set to music from ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia'', no less).
** And in a meta-example, having reached the challenge destination of New Orleans just after Hurricane Katrina they scrubbed the "resell your cars and get points for any profit or at least minimal loss" portion and donated the vehicles. Clarkson later wrote that someone nearly sued him while he was in New Orleans. Why? He'd gotten the year wrong on his car. [[UngratefulBastard Never mind that he was DONATING a fucking car in the first place]].

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* The trek across South America. The fact that they ''made it'' with two out of the three cars still in one piece (and the third only due to a freak accident) speaks volumes.
**
volumes. What's even more amazing is that they made it at all after almost dying of hypoxia at the high altitudes.
* The first USA special, both when all three presenters had to drive through Alabama with variously offensive slogans painted on their cars (and all three avoided getting shot by a truck full of rednecks) and when Clarkson set off looking for roadkill for dinner and returned with ''a full cow'' strapped to the roof of his car (set to music from ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia'', no less).
**
less). And in a meta-example, having reached the challenge destination of New Orleans just after Hurricane Katrina they scrubbed the "resell your cars and get points for any profit or at least minimal loss" portion and donated the vehicles. Clarkson later wrote that someone nearly sued him while he was in New Orleans. Why? He'd gotten the year wrong on his car. [[UngratefulBastard Never mind that he was DONATING a fucking car in the first place]].



** (This being ''Top Gear'', of course, Clarkson soon got his comeuppance: [[BadassDriver Sabine Schmitz]], who had been instructing him, told him, "I do that time in a ''van''". And her first lap in the Jag? Nine minutes, ''twelve'' seconds.)

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** (This This being ''Top Gear'', of course, Clarkson soon got his comeuppance: [[BadassDriver Sabine Schmitz]], who had been instructing him, told him, "I do that time in a ''van''". And her first lap in the Jag? Nine minutes, ''twelve'' seconds.)



** In another episode, the trio decide to pit their home-made Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust car against a G-Wiz in a drag race... and beat it by a considerable distance, with even Clarkson and May being taken aback by the margin of the [=HEiT=]'s victory (admittedly, Hammond cheated by starting to drive their car slightly early, but the margin of victory far outstripped any advantage he would have gained from it).

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** * In another episode, the trio decide to pit their home-made Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust car against a G-Wiz in a drag race... and beat it by a considerable distance, with even Clarkson and May being taken aback by the margin of the [=HEiT=]'s victory (admittedly, Hammond cheated by starting to drive their car slightly early, but the margin of victory far outstripped any advantage he would have gained from it).



* Clarkson and May being the first humans in history to travel to the North Pole by ''car''. Particularly May, due to being;

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* Clarkson and May being the first humans in history to travel to the North Pole by ''car''. Particularly May, due to being;being:



* Clarkson and May reaching the North Pole in a Toyota pick-up, and drinking gin and tonic while doing it.
** And during the Polar Special, after he and Clarkson have been scared all day that they would fall through the ice, Clarkson is quietly agonizing over their possible routes to the pole (one just as bad as the one they'd covered; the other possibly worse). May calmly produces one gourmet food item after another (quail eggs, foie gras, aged cheese, salmon eggs, and ultimately a bottle of Chablis), until he finally breaks Clarkson's cycle of panic. Much like the man himself, it was pure understated awesome.

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* Clarkson and May reaching the North Pole in a Toyota pick-up, and drinking gin and tonic while doing it.
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it. And during the Polar Special, after he and Clarkson have been scared all day that they would fall through the ice, Clarkson is quietly agonizing over their possible routes to the pole (one just as bad as the one they'd covered; the other possibly worse). May calmly produces one gourmet food item after another (quail eggs, foie gras, aged cheese, salmon eggs, and ultimately a bottle of Chablis), until he finally breaks Clarkson's cycle of panic. Much like the man himself, it was pure understated awesome.



* The sequel, where James May gets to test out the Bugatti Veyron Super-Sport, and managed to push it past the Bugatti engineers' theorised top speed of 258mph, hitting an average top speed of 261mph, though, his glory was short-lived, as Bugatti's test driver took it for another run afterwards and set an average top speed of 267mph. To crown it all off, the Super-Sport then set a new Power Lap record in the Stig's hands of 1:16.8.
** Like Cameron Diaz's new record in the Reasonably Priced Car being immediately beaten by Tom Cruise's time.

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* The sequel, where James May gets to test out the Bugatti Veyron Super-Sport, and managed to push it past the Bugatti engineers' theorised top speed of 258mph, hitting an average top speed of 261mph, though, his glory was short-lived, as Bugatti's test driver took it for another run afterwards and set an average top speed of 267mph. To crown it all off, the Super-Sport then set a new Power Lap record in the Stig's hands of 1:16.8.
** Like
8. It's like Cameron Diaz's new record in the Reasonably Priced Car being immediately beaten by Tom Cruise's time.



* In Series 8, the presenters announced that three-time UsefulNotes/FormulaOne champion Sir Jackie Stewart (initially misidentified as "a Scottish lady" by Richard) had written in claiming that he could teach anyone to drive fast just by coaching them on things like what lines to take through corners and how to manage power and braking. So they sent James "Captain Slow" May and a TVR Tuscan to Oulton Park, where his best lap time during a trial session was 2:26. A long afternoon of intense coaching later, Sir Jackie had helped James to shave ''twenty seconds'' off his lap time.



* From Series 22, there's the trip to Australia. All three cars make it successfully across the Outback without breaking down once.
** The sheer size of the farm they reach at the end. When they get to the drive, it takes them ''two hours'' to get from the gate to the farmhouse, and the whole farm covers ''3.2 MILLION acres'', housing 64,000 cows. Yes, 64,000. To put that into perspective, the farm is the same size as Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Surrey, East Sussex, West Sussex, AND Kent, COMBINED.
-->'''Clarkson:''' It's the same size as the South East of England!

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* From Series 22, there's the trip to Australia. Australia.
**
All three cars make it successfully across the Outback without breaking down once.
** The sheer size of the farm they reach at the end. When they get to the drive, it takes them ''two hours'' to get from the gate to the farmhouse, and the whole farm covers ''3.2 MILLION million acres'', housing 64,000 cows. Yes, 64,000. To put that into perspective, the farm is the same size as Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Surrey, East Sussex, West Sussex, AND Kent, COMBINED.
-->'''Clarkson:''' --->'''Clarkson:''' It's the same size as the South East of England!


* In Series 21 while testing the new Golf GTi vs. the BMW M135i, Jeremy suddenly loses control during a drag race at 120 miles per hour. Apart from a small curse, he looks utterly stoic and mostly a little confused as he spins and smashes through the grass until the car bumps to a halt.

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* In Series 21 while testing the new Golf GTi [=GTi=] vs. the BMW M135i, Jeremy suddenly loses control during a drag race at 120 miles per hour. Apart from a small curse, he looks utterly stoic and mostly a little confused as he spins and smashes through the grass until the car bumps to a halt.


* Series 16, Episode 6: The sunset to sunrise race. In Jeremy's own words, "[[CoolCar A big Jag]] vs. {{God}}". [[spoiler:''And the Jag wins'']].

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* Series 16, Episode 6: The sunset to sunrise race. In Jeremy's own words, "[[CoolCar A big Jag]] vs. {{God}}". [[spoiler:''And ''And the Jag wins'']].wins''.



* In the British Leyland challenge, each presenter got 1200 quid, [=OF THEIR OWN MONEY=], they'll remind you, to buy examples of what they think are good Leyland products, and they could "win" money back by accomplishing various challenges. At the end, James May is...[[spoiler: [[DidntSeeThatComing He's twenty pounds in the black!]]]]

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* In the British Leyland challenge, each presenter got 1200 quid, [=OF THEIR OWN MONEY=], they'll remind you, to buy examples of what they think are good Leyland products, and they could "win" money back by accomplishing various challenges. At the end, James May is...[[spoiler: [[DidntSeeThatComing He's twenty pounds in the black!]]]]black!]]



* When the boys were invited to face off against German motoring show ''D Motor'', [[spoiler:they arrive aboard ''Spitfires'', and then switch into ''Aston Martins''[[labelnote:*]]Jeremy in a DBS, Richard in a DB9, and James in the classic DB5[[/labelnote]]. To the tune of the main theme from ''Film/BattleOfBritain'', no less.]] Also very much a SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}}. Things just got progressively more awesome and ridiculous from there on in.

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* When the boys were invited to face off against German motoring show ''D Motor'', [[spoiler:they they arrive aboard ''Spitfires'', and then switch into ''Aston Martins''[[labelnote:*]]Jeremy in a DBS, Richard in a DB9, and James in the classic DB5[[/labelnote]]. To the tune of the main theme from ''Film/BattleOfBritain'', no less.]] Also very much a SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}}. Things just got progressively more awesome and ridiculous from there on in.



* The sequel, where James May gets to test out the Bugatti Veyron Super-Sport, and managed to [[spoiler:push it past the Bugatti engineers' theorised top speed of 258mph, hitting an average top speed of 261mph]], though, his glory was short-lived, as [[spoiler:Bugatti's test driver took it for another run afterwards and set an average top speed of 267mph]]. To crown it all off, [[spoiler:the Super-Sport then set a new Power Lap record in the Stig's hands of 1:16.8]].
** Like [[spoiler:Cameron Diaz's new record in the Reasonably Priced Car being immediately beaten by Tom Cruise's time]].

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* The sequel, where James May gets to test out the Bugatti Veyron Super-Sport, and managed to [[spoiler:push push it past the Bugatti engineers' theorised top speed of 258mph, hitting an average top speed of 261mph]], 261mph, though, his glory was short-lived, as [[spoiler:Bugatti's Bugatti's test driver took it for another run afterwards and set an average top speed of 267mph]]. 267mph. To crown it all off, [[spoiler:the the Super-Sport then set a new Power Lap record in the Stig's hands of 1:16.8]].
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** Like [[spoiler:Cameron Cameron Diaz's new record in the Reasonably Priced Car being immediately beaten by Tom Cruise's time]].time.



* [[spoiler: Michael Schumacher]] coming onto ''Top Gear''. Which then turns into a SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}} when we see that he has no idea where he's going.

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* [[spoiler: Michael Schumacher]] Schumacher coming onto ''Top Gear''. Which then turns into a SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}} when we see that he has no idea where he's going.



* The Stig's record gets beaten. [[spoiler: By [[UsefulNotes/FormulaOne Rubens Barrichello]]]].

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* The Stig's record gets beaten. [[spoiler: By [[UsefulNotes/FormulaOne Rubens Barrichello]]]].Barrichello]].



** Mind you, Hamilton set his time on a wet track, didn't take the thing seriously at all (he starts singing at one point!) and was ''still'' only a few tenths slower than the Stig. That in itself is pretty awesome, but then he came back a few years later [[spoiler: and beat the Stig's time ''by 1.5 seconds''.]]
** Mind you, the first time Hamilton did his lap he did cut at least one corner (Hammerhead, helping his line and exit quite a bit), and between the Stig's lap and Lewis' second lap the track had been partly resurfaced and seemed faster overall. Ever since Rubens beat the Stig, [[spoiler: four other drivers have managed it as well, including Sebastien Vettel, Mark Webber, the aforementioned Lewis Hamilton, and Daniel Ricciardo.]]
* In the next episode, the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car segment saw a new record when [[spoiler: Cameron Diaz ran a 1:45.2 in the Kia Cee'd ... only for Creator/TomCruise to beat her a minute later with a time of 1:44.2 seconds! [[BadassDriver And on two wheels too!]]]]

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** Mind you, Hamilton set his time on a wet track, didn't take the thing seriously at all (he starts singing at one point!) and was ''still'' only a few tenths slower than the Stig. That in itself is pretty awesome, but then he came back a few years later [[spoiler: and beat the Stig's time ''by 1.5 seconds''.]]
seconds''.
** Mind you, the first time Hamilton did his lap he did cut at least one corner (Hammerhead, helping his line and exit quite a bit), and between the Stig's lap and Lewis' second lap the track had been partly resurfaced and seemed faster overall. Ever since Rubens beat the Stig, [[spoiler: four other drivers have managed it as well, including Sebastien Vettel, Mark Webber, the aforementioned Lewis Hamilton, and Daniel Ricciardo.]]
Ricciardo.
* In the next episode, the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car segment saw a new record when [[spoiler: Cameron Diaz ran a 1:45.2 in the Kia Cee'd ... only for Creator/TomCruise to beat her a minute later with a time of 1:44.2 seconds! [[BadassDriver And on two wheels too!]]]]too!]]


** As of Series 19, they've changed: Hammond has the Porche 911 vs. Dropped VW Beetle Race and the Marauder road test; James has the epic jump from his stunt drive with Ken Block; and Clarkson has the Royal Marine beach landing with the Ford Fiesta, and the Reliant Robin "test drive."

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** As of Series 19, they've changed: Hammond has the Porche 911 vs. Dropped VW Beetle Race and the Marauder road test; James has the epic jump from his stunt drive with Ken Block; Creator/KenBlock; and Clarkson has the Royal Marine beach landing with the Ford Fiesta, and the Reliant Robin "test drive."


* Successfully turning a car into A SPACE SHUTTLE. (Okay, yes, it crashed, but consider what it took to even get it to the point it took off in the first place.)

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** Before they set off across the Makgadikgadi, they were visited by then-Vice President of Botswana, and now President of Botswana, Ian Khama, swooping in on a paraglider with an entourage of ATVs escorting him. He was amazed to find out about the attempt being made to cross the Pan by car...[[OhCrap less so about the cars being used]].
-->'''Clarkson''': There they are.
-->'''Khama''': Oh, really?
-->'''Clarkson''': Yes.
-->'''Khama''': That's...pretty interesting...
-->'''Hammond''': You were smiling. You just stopped.


* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_Gear_Race_to_the_North The Race to the North]] -- in which the train Clarkson helped stoke actually ''set records'' for preserved steam locomotive operation in Britain.
* As if the G-Wiz wasn't enough of a ButtMonkey on the show, on one episode Hammond and the Stig race to see what's faster. The G-Wiz...or a remote-controlled RC car. With both driving their cars with remote controls, the Stig at first plays dirty by running over Hammond's car. Hammond, in response, gets out another car, has it catch up to the G Whiz and drive under the car...then detonate the explosives he had strapped to the RC car.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_Gear_Race_to_the_North The Race to the North]] -- in which the train [[CoolTrain Peppercorn Class A1 60163]] ''[[CoolTrain Tornado]]'', the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LNER_Peppercorn_Class_A1_60163_Tornado then-recently built locomotive]] that Clarkson helped stoke stoke, actually ''set records'' for preserved steam locomotive operation in Britain.
* As if the G-Wiz wasn't enough of a ButtMonkey on the show, on one episode Hammond and the Stig race to see what's faster. The G-Wiz... or a remote-controlled RC car. With both driving their cars with remote controls, the Stig at first plays dirty by running over Hammond's car. Hammond, in response, gets out another car, has it catch up to the G Whiz G-Whiz and drive under the car...car... then detonate the explosives he had strapped to the RC car.


* As if the G Whiz wasn't enough of a ButtMonkey on the show, on one episode Hammond and the Stig race to see what's faster. The G Whiz...or a remote-controlled RC car. With both driving their cars with remote controls, the Stig at first plays dirty by running over Hammond's car. Hammond, in response, gets out another car, has it catch up to the G Whiz and drive under the car...then detonate the explosives he had strapped to the RC car.

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* As if the G Whiz G-Wiz wasn't enough of a ButtMonkey on the show, on one episode Hammond and the Stig race to see what's faster. The G Whiz...G-Wiz...or a remote-controlled RC car. With both driving their cars with remote controls, the Stig at first plays dirty by running over Hammond's car. Hammond, in response, gets out another car, has it catch up to the G Whiz and drive under the car...then detonate the explosives he had strapped to the RC car.car.
** In another episode, the trio decide to pit their home-made Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust car against a G-Wiz in a drag race... and beat it by a considerable distance, with even Clarkson and May being taken aback by the margin of the [=HEiT=]'s victory (admittedly, Hammond cheated by starting to drive their car slightly early, but the margin of victory far outstripped any advantage he would have gained from it).


* James May showed up on Gordon Ramsay's ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTOfhQ_SZEg F-Word]]'' program and Ramsay put him through a "manliness test," involving: drinking snake whiskey, eating a bull's testicles, and eating rotten shark. May made it through the test without so much as a twitch, while Ramsay had to snatch a bucket away from him and puke into it in the end, prompting May to grin and say: "You disappoint me, Ramsay!" He also defeated Ramsay in the recipe challenge segment, after Ramsay had made fun of May's fish pie and joked that it would never win, ever, and he'd give up cooking if James won. JB comes back with the results and James won, which utterly stunned Chef Ramsay.
--> '''May, to Ramsay after the judge pronounced James the winner:''' Are you any good at driving?

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* James May showed up on [[Creator/GordonRamsay Gordon Ramsay's Ramsay's]] ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTOfhQ_SZEg F-Word]]'' program and Ramsay put him through a "manliness test," involving: drinking snake whiskey, and eating a bull's testicles, penis and eating rotten fermented (rotten) shark. May made it through the test without so much as a twitch, while Ramsay had to snatch a bucket away from him and puke into it in the end, prompting May to grin and say: "You disappoint me, Ramsay!" He also ([[DrunkenMaster whilst]] ''[[DrunkenMaster drunk]]'') defeated Ramsay in the recipe challenge segment, after Ramsay had made fun of May's fish pie and joked that it would never win, ever, and he'd give up cooking if James won. JB comes back with the results and James won, which utterly stunned Chef Ramsay.
Ramsay.
--> '''May, to '''May''': (''to Ramsay after the judge pronounced James the winner:''' winner'') Are you any good at driving?


-->'''Clarkson:''' It's the size of the whole of the South East of England!

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-->'''Clarkson:''' It's the same size of the whole of as the South East of England!


* Doubling as a SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: in series 17, Hammond did a segment about a rally car team made up of war amputees who were attempting to qualify for the Dakar Rally, one of the most difficult rally races in the world. Come the first episode of series 19, not only do we find that the team qualified for the Rally, but they finished it as well, a feat that not even some of the able-bodied teams in the Rally were able to accomplish.

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* Doubling as a SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: in series 17, Hammond did a segment about a rally car team made up of war amputees who were attempting to qualify for the Dakar Rally, one of the most difficult rally races in the world. Come the first episode of series 19, not only do we find that the team qualified ''qualified'' for the Rally, but they finished '''finished''' it as well, a feat that not even some of the able-bodied teams in the Rally were able to accomplish.

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