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Clarkson Crashes And New Top Gear To Netflix?

Last week we showed you a video, showing the old Top Gear boys Clarkson, Hammond and May back at work, driving around in a heavily modified lifted Mercedes SL convertible. Shortly thereafter Clarkson tweeted “Had a bit of an accident.” attached was a photo of an engine bay of a car that had recently been in an accident. It had off road tires but the licence plate (or number plate if you speak UK) didn’t match the merc in the video. Logical conclusion, multiple normal cars modified for off road use. Or it was something totally different and possibly not even show related. Though I doubt it.

Accident CHM

Not to be out done, old Top Gear, the BBC one with Chris Evans and his cavalcade of stars is apparently extremely desirable. Dispite widespread reports of unrest at the New Top Gear demand for broadcasting rites is very high. The Guardian reports in addition to a host of Television Stations negotiating for rites to the show, streaming giant Netflix is also in the mix. Clearly wanting something to compete with whatever they end up calling the new Clarkson, Hammond and May project on Amazon. If Netflix could secure a deal that would bring new New Top Gear episodes as they air, that would be huge news for gear/petrol heads. 2 brand new motoring shows and all you need is an internet.

I do have 1 minor request apart from the obvious, could Clarkson, Hammond and May please name their show already? This way we can just call New Top Gear, Top Gear and we can call whatever the Old Guys are doing whatever they name it. Here’s a secret, it doesn’t matter what it’s called, people will watch. Anyway, news for both shows should be heating up as New Top Gear will air sometime this summer and Clarkson, Hammond and May’s show should arrive this fall.

Written by Chad Kennedy

Chad burst from the womb wearing a racing suit and a helmet. Chad's passion for cars is in his very DNA. His father was a gear head and passed on the tradition through owning such classics as a '66 Mustang and a '59 Corvette all while taking him to various race tracks in the area. Chad likes to wrench on his rides whenever possible, forgoing the stealership. Chad is an avid motorsports fan with particular interest in endurance/sports car racing. When not online writing for Shifting Lanes, you can find him working at the local golf course teaching people how to swing or hooning a golf cart at impossible speeds.


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  1. The merc they were driving around in had a land rover chassis witch Im guessing came from the picture above and that’s them removing the the body

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