By on June 9, 2015

Top Gear Arctic Expedition

Cue up The Doors, because the end is near: the trailer for the final episode of “Top Gear” was released Tuesday.

The episode will be presented by only James May and Richard Hammond, with Jeremy Clarkson out of the picture following the “fracas” between him and producer Oisin Tymon earlier this year, The Telegraph reports.

The 30-second trailer — pulling footage from the two films which will comprise the final episode — presents the full trio tackling caravanning and racing to a dinner in the worst SUVs £250 ($382 USD) can buy. A second trailer shows trucks rolling down a muddy hill, and the lads travelling to a classic car show in affordable classic roadsters.

The BBC reportedly offered the remaining presenters a multi-million pound deal to stay on the long-running program, though the pair have stated they would be reluctant to return without Clarkson or show producer Andy Wilman.

The airdate for the final “Top Gear” episode has yet to be announced, but is expected to air on BBC Two in the next few weeks.

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21 Comments on “Trailer For Final Top Gear Episode Unveiled...”


  • avatar
    threeer

    While Clarkson may be a confirmed pompous a$$, you have to give credit to Captain Slow and the Hamster for staying loyal. Of course, by “loyal” I assume that to mean many, many zeroes attached to a new Netflix contract that is likely to include a fair share of creative control over content.

    Now the only question remains…what will the Stig negotiate?

    • 0 avatar
      sproc

      Good question. If the current Stig ends up leaving as well, I’m curious if they’ll do a reveal as part of the finale.

      • 0 avatar
        kmoney

        IIRC, the character is owned by the BBC, so even if the current driver/actor leaves, the character of the Stig isn’t leaving with him/her.

        • 0 avatar
          WhiskeyRiver

          The fact that “The Stig” is a wholly owned commodity does not mean The Stig doesn’t travel on to whatever new show Jezza and the band might create. It just means they have to buy the rights. Not impossible at all.

          It is refreshing to see three men dedicated to each other in such a public way. In a screw-you-I-only-care-about-me world, it’s nice to see that somebody actually cares about something besides money.

          • 0 avatar
            kmoney

            Of course they could buy the rights. I guess implicit in that comment, is the belief that if the BBC just lost it’s three biggest stars and wishes to continue the show in a similar format, they wouldn’t sell away the last one.

        • 0 avatar
          Car-los

          kmoney you are correct. in fact the present sting is the third reincarnation all ready.

    • 0 avatar
      Car-los

      threeer, I don’t think the loyalty of May and Hammond has nothing to do with loyalty as such but to the fact that they know that they would not be able to hold the show’s popularity without Clrarkson and add to that the fact that they know that wherever Clrakson and his producer friend go to start another show it will be a success that will involved an awful lot of money while, continuing without him would only show their shortcomings.

  • avatar
    Ryoku75

    Without Jezza the finale wont be the same, but I’m glad they’re finishing it up nonetheless.

    Kudos to James and Richard for sticking to their word, sticking around to work with Jeremy in their next show.

  • avatar
    Lou_BC

    Ryoku75 – I think that they are well aware of the trio’s chemistry and the formula does work.
    The BBC must be sh!tting bricks about loosing their cash cow.

  • avatar
    ClutchCarGo

    Top Gear – is that still on? /sarc

  • avatar

    I haven’t been able to enjoy the Doors’ music since I read Danny Sugarman’s book about his time with the band.

  • avatar
    Detroit-Iron

    F*#& Verizon doesn’t carry BBC on their basic package.

  • avatar
    CoreyDL

    How DARE they call a Shogun the worst SUV you can buy! The Vauxhall Jackaroo (Rodeo) thing, okay. And an XJ Cherokee!

    YOU STOP IT.

    • 0 avatar
      NoGoYo

      Is the Shogun the same as the old Raider-era Pajero?

      Because I haven’t seen one of those in a long, LONG time, so I can’t say I’d trust one to work…

      • 0 avatar
        CoreyDL

        Nope, Shogun there is the same Montero as here, except they got two and four door versions, as well as petrol and diesel engines. The example there is from 2001-2002, as in 2003 they got revised front and rear lamp assemblies, which I believe ditched the little black surrounds on the lamp.

        • 0 avatar
          NoGoYo

          Ah, I thought maybe Shogun was a one generation only model name. Those happen a lot.

          My money’s on the XJ out of those three, I just don’t trust Mitsubishis and the only Isuzus with real longevity seem to be Troopers.

          • 0 avatar
            CoreyDL

            You can actually -still- get a new Shogun there today! *Bit jealous*

            http://speedcarz.com/wp-content/gallery/2015-mitsubishi-shogun/2015-Mitsubishi-Shogun-3.jpeg

            Come on, that is legit.

            If the Mitsu has a diesel engine, or a petrol without WAAAAY high miles, it’ll be okay. Don’t forget they win the Dakar with those. The XJ may have had a “luxury” owner (as you can tell it’s a Limited, or Country or whatever, by the mesh wheels) and thus been taken care of. It might not have the 4.0 though, either. Lots of those had a diesel from… who?

          • 0 avatar
            NoGoYo

            Perkins maybe? Dunno if Perkins was still selling diesels for light trucks at the time.

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