Top Gear in the Middle East: Israel & Jordan &…Wed, 20 Oct 2010
Top Gear filming a road trip in Israel & the Middle East
As we said back at the end of September when we reported that Top Gear were busy filming for the next series in New York, this is the time of year when Messrs Clarkson, Hammond and May get to travel the world playing at Four-Wheel-Whickers. September was the USA – ending up in NYC – and now the weather’s getting cooler in North America they’ve ventured off to the Middle East.
It looks as if Top Gear are busy filming an epic roadtrip across chunks of the Middle East. It looks like journey’s end is in Israel, with filming planned at the Golan Heights (where we’re bound to get a ‘History Lesson According to Clarkson’ on the area’s Syrian past) and doubtless other contentious settings.
It seems the boys were in Jordan before they arrived in Israel today, but we don’t yet know how far they’ve come. With that sort of route they could easily have started out in Saudi Arabia or Iraq or even in Turkey and down through Syria. Depending on how many brave pills they had to share out and whether they could get Jeremy to keep his opinions to himself long enough to get through the more ‘troubled’ regions.
Unlike the US/NY trip where the boys had a selection of supercar metal to play with – 458 Italia, SLS and GT3 RS – this was back to an old crocks road trip with a trio of wrecked roadsters – a BMW Z3, Fiat Barchetta and a Mazda MX-5. Who got what? James got the BMW Z3, Richard the Fiat Barchetta and Jeremy got the Mazda MX-5. Which for some reason seems to have a Hubble-Bubble pipe attached.
I’m sure they must just have broken up their Marlboro Lights to fuel the Hookah
By Cars UK