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5.0 out of 5 stars Top Gear The great adventures 4, 5 Feb 2013
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Top Gear The Great Adventures 4 dvd, 2 dvd boxes in a boxset like the other Top Gear great adventures. 3 adventures on 2 disks.

Middle East Special;
The presenters are challenged to re-enact the journey of the Three Wise Men by travelling from northern Iraq to a stable in Bethlehem, using second-hand two-seater convertibles bought for 3,500. As Israel will not allow cars registered in its surrounding neighbours to enter its borders, they must buy cars from Georgia before flying to their destination in an Ilyushin Il-76TD cargo plane. Jeremy buys a Mazda MX-5, Richard a Fiat Barchetta and James a BMW Z3. As in previous challenges, a spare car is provided to any presenter whose car breaks down. For this challenge, that car is an Opel Astra convertible - a car loathed by all three presenters.

After landing at Arbil International Airport in Iraqi Kurdistan, the three decide that it is too dangerous to drive directly to Bethlehem as it would involve travelling through the Mosul. Instead,they try and cross into Iran and then doubling back into Turkey and down into Syria to avoid the dangers of Iraq.

They have a number of incidents on the way, and Captain slow has a nasty bang on the head, but thankfully he is ok.

This is one of the better adventures and fitted well in with the Christmas period it was first shown (26 December 2010)

U.S. Road Trip;
The presenters head over to the US for a road trip. Jeremy brings a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, James a Ferrari 458 Italia, and Richard, predictably, a Porsche 997 GT3 RS.
Initially beginning on the pretext to see whether Virginia's Blue Ridge Parkway can depose the Transfăgărăşan as the best driving road in the world, they were quickly stifled by the average speed limit of a whopping 35 mph (60 km/h). In North Carolina to go on a Speedway where, after an agreement with the Mayor, they begin racing around. The next morning they wake up to the sound of cars, where they had stopped was a raceway, so straight away, there they are. the presenters have a drive-by shooting challenge: they sit in the passenger side seat of their cars and pump bullets into cardboard standees of The Stig. (This is due to the then Stig revealing himself via his book)The next day, the three presenters take a car journey all the way to New York. When in New York their final challenge: to be the first to reach the set of an American television show.
This is another good adventure.

Albania;
he guys get a letter from the Albanian Mafia asking them to test the new Rolls-Royce Ghost against a Bentley and a Mercedes. Despite their fervent objections, they eventually agree to the testing. James takes the Rolls-Royce, Richard a Mercedes-Benz S-Class AMG, and Jeremy opts for a Bentley Mulsanne. Unfortunately, at the last second, Bentley pulls out of the comparison, leaving Jeremy to arrange to drive a Yugo in its place.
During the comparison, the trio carries on as if the Yugo is a Bentley Mulsanne, even calling the small hatchback a Bentley by name. While in Albania, they hold several tests to determine which of their cars would be best for a Mafia boss.
This was broadcast as part of series 16 and is a good outing.
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