If someone was going to break down during filming in Scotland, it would either be Jeremy Clarkson because he’s driving an Alfa Romeo, or Richard Hammond. I suppose it could also be James May, but this time it’s most definitely the Hamster, as he breaks down in his modified green Buick.
The ex-Top Gear presenter is prone to an incident or two after crashing in a jet-powered drag car in 2006 and having to be placed in a coma, and crashing an almost priceless Rimac Concept_One during the second season of The Grand Tour where he failed to stop at the end of a hill climb course. This resulted in a fractured knee and him having to hobble during the next few episodes of the Amazon based motoring show behind his co-presenters.
Now, a photo was taken by a fan and uploaded to Instagram which shows the green Buick that he’s chosen to drive through Scotland on the back of an AA truck. It isn’t damaged, but with the car manufactured in 1971 and rotten enough to be chosen for a Grand Tour special, it’s no surprise that it’s given up before the end of filming.
The photo was taken after they boarded a ferry which took the boys from Uig Skye Ferry Terminal to Lochmaddy Ferry Terminal, before they made their way to North Uist. You can see the cars in the video below:
The Buick specifically has been modified with what looks to be a supercharger linked to a huge air intake, likely to decrease its drag time which will surely make it into the episode.
Let’s hope it doesn’t take as long to be released as the Madagascar Special, because we’re all very excited.