Top Gear’s Patagonia Special Will Kick Off on 27 December

We’ve known the three motorheads/presenters of Top Gear for more than a decade, and through 21 series and almost 170 episodes they continue to give their audience a smile on their faces. Especially in their latest announcement, where their Patagonia-special will air in two parts on December 27th and 28th, 2014 respectively.

The recording of this special has been a bit complicated though, as we wrote about back in October, when the whole crew, including Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond, were all involved in a number plate fiasco and attacked with stones by a bunch of Argentinian people. As a refresher, the problem was the number plate on Jeremy’s car that the producers had chosen for the special. The UK number plate was named “H982 FKL” on Clarkson’s car, which reminded the Argentinians of the 1982 Falklands War.


Being Top Gear, the crew was accused of placing this exact number plate on the car deliberately, although it was a coincidence. Later, the boss of Top Gear, Adam Wilman, wrote on their blog, what really happened.

With this in mind, the Patagonia-special is still airing on BBC Two in late December. The special consists of the three motorheads driving a Porsche 928, Lotus Esprit and a Ford Mustang through a 1600-mile trek through Patagonia to the southernmost city in the world, where they’ll stage a game of football against Argentina. Top Gear is reporting, that “there will be swamps, deserts, forests, beaches and ski slopes for the three V8 sports car to suffer” and there will be “a climax that wasn’t really on the cards”, which last Friday was confirmed by Clarkson to point towards this little incident with the number plate problem.

So here it is: the Christmas present from Top Gear to their beloved audience, consisting of a 2-hour special in Patagonia, Argentina. It’s been split up into two parts, of which the first one will air on December 27th at 8.30 PM, followed by the second part the next day at 8 PM on BBC Two and BBC Two HD.

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