Have you ever wondered what happened to Jeremy Clarkson and his Top Gear crew cars involved in the Argentine Patagonia incursion, which triggered a major diplomatic controversy since the number plate of the Porsche 928 read H982 FKL and was interpreted in Argentina as referring to the 1982 Falklands conflict?
Imagine three top-line sport vehicles, worth tens of thousands of dollars, from some of the most famous world brands coming to their proud end rolled over by caterpillars and shredded to pieces no greater than nuts. And the vehicles did not belong to drug dealers or arms trafficker or were part of some US extravagant show.
The Grand Tour’s Richard Hammond has reignited the trio’s feud with Argentina by calling the country ‘God’s cesspit’. Jeremy Clarkson famously managed to rile millions of Argentines back in 2014 when he drove through Patagonia for an episode of Top Gear with a license plate number which read H982 FKL, sparking complaints the vehicle was referring to the Falklands War.
Former BBC' Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have signed up to present a new show on Amazon's streaming video service. The trio will front three series of a new motoring program for Amazon Prime, with the first season to be made available worldwide in 2016.
British TV and radio personality Chris Evans will replace Jeremy Clarkson as the lead presenter of an all-new Top Gear line-up, the BBC has announced. Evans said he was “thrilled” to get the job, describing the motoring show as his “favorite program of all time”.
The BBC Trust has rejected complaints over Top Gear's Patagonia special, in which a car number plate which appeared to refer to the 1982 Falklands war. The production team fled Argentina following protests over the use of the registration number H982 FKL.
Jeremy Clarkson's contract will not be renewed after an unprovoked physical attack on a Top Gear producer, the BBC's director general has confirmed. Tony Hall said he had not taken this decision lightly and recognized it would divide opinion, but he emphasized that a line has been crossed and he cannot condone what has happened on this occasion.
The BBC's report into Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson is to be handed over to the director general next week. The internal investigation into Clarkson's suspension, following a fracas with a producer, will be considered by Tony Hall next week.
Jeremy Clarkson made light of his suspension by the BBC on Wednesday as an online petition for him to be reinstated topped 500,000 signatures. The Top Gear presenter told reporters he was just off to the job centre as he left his home in London on Wednesday. Asked if he had any regrets about what had happened, he replied yes.
Britain's BBC announced on Tuesday it had suspended Jeremy Clarkson, the presenter of the globally popular 'Top Gear' show, after he was involved in a fracas with one of the broadcaster's producers. Clarkson last October was involved in incidents in Patagonia over alleged mocking of the Falklands' war according to Argentina.