After dropping in on New York City earlier this month, the Top Gear UK crew decided to travel somewhere slightly less dangerous for their next challenge: Israel. The cars, including a hookah-equipped MX-5, look remarkably Bedouin.

Photos show the gearhead triumvirate traveling across Israel in a well-abused Fiat Barchetta (Richard), BMW Z3 (James), and a Mazda Miata MX-5 (Jeremy). All of the vehicles are outfitted with survival gear like extra water jugs, brush guards, shovels, and the aforementioned giant hookah. Clearly, there's some desert-running going on, though we don't yet know how dangerous it was.

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Haifa or bust, baby!

[Rotter, Walla via AutoBlog]