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Our Favorite OLD Top Gear Moments: #5 – £100 Car Challenge

Next up in our countdown of our favorite old Top Gear episodes, when some random guys hosted it that no body knew (kidding of course), is an episode that many consider as the jumping point for all of their crazy adventures and much of the format of shows to come.

Back in season (or series) 4 of the Clarkson, Hammond, and May version of Top Gear, the boys and the producers hatched an idea about cheap, usable cars. See back when this challenge was filmed, you could get to Manchester and back for around £100. So they thought, “can you buy a car, run it there and back, and still be better off money wise than a trip on the train.” In short, yes, and you’d still have a car to show for it.

But what happened next is the stuff of Top Gear history as they set about challenging their cars and themselves in one of the very first challenges. This is where all the fun started.

(Source: YouTube)

Written by Gregson

Gregson's love affair with cars began at a young age thanks to his father who introduced him to racing. He's been a fan ever since he saw his first race live at Watkins Glen at the age of 5. He loves GT3, F1, Rally, Touring, and Le Mans styles of racing. Intermediate knowledge of internal combustion engines. Any reading done for pleasure is devoted to automotive journalism. Gregson owns a WRX and can 4-wheel drift directly into your hedges, no sweat. He currently is a Senior Copywriter for McCann Torre Lazur specializing in pharmaceutical advertising. He lives in New Jersey with his wife Kate and their dog Savannah.


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