Top Gear Patagonia Christmas Special Part II: Video Open Thread

All of this year's Top Gear drama and insanity, all of the broken bridges and failed diplomacy, is finally here in the form of the second part of Top Gear's Patagonia Special Part II. And it's just as crazy and/or disappointing as you hoped/feared it isn't/wasn't. » 12/29/14 9:55am 12/29/14 9:55am

Here's A List Of Everyone That Hates Jeremy Clarkson (Right Now)

Let's get the clear, strong biases out of the way first – I love Jeremy Clarkson. As a journalist, as an entertainer, as a presenter, I think his collective body of work is something to be proud of. (Never met him though, maybe as a person, he's a jerk?) But here are some people that hate him. » 10/15/14 4:07pm 10/15/14 4:07pm

More Proof The Original Offensive Top Gear License Plate Was Real

We had seen some evidence that the original "H982FKL" plate on Jeremy Clarkson's ill-fated Porsche 928, that offended so many in Argentina, had been on the car for a while, but this is as close to evidence as you're going to get. Here's the car, pre-Top Gear, in all its (not really offensive) glory. » 10/10/14 12:36pm 10/10/14 12:36pm

Jeremy Clarkson Calls Himself A Penis In Further Insult To Argentina

Last week, Jeremy Clarkson and the Top Gear team made a GRAVE AFFRONT TO THE SACRED DIGNITY OF THE VERY SPECIAL PEOPLE OF ARGENTINA with a license plate that read "H982FKL." Yeah. When Clarkson was forced to abandon his car on the side of the road, cops found two more plates. » 10/08/14 3:50pm 10/08/14 3:50pm

Clarkson: Top Gear Hosts Hid Under Beds, Feared For Safety In Argentina

The hosts of Top Gear and their entire production crew were kicked out of Argentina last week over what was, ostensibly, a license plate. Things got so bad, according to Jeremy Clarkson, that the three hosts of the show were forced to literally hide underneath beds to escape an angry and violent mob. » 10/06/14 12:10pm 10/06/14 12:10pm

Here's The First Video Of The Attacks That Made Top Gear Leave Argentina

Top Gear fled and/or was ejected last night from the nation of Argentina by a mix of local veterans and government officials, simply because of a license plate. Seriously. Here's video of the scary attack that prompted the entire team to abandon their cars and run. » 10/03/14 1:43pm 10/03/14 1:43pm

Top Gear Was Just Forcibly Thrown Out Of Argentina

Top Gear got into hot water with its upcoming Argentina special, after it was noticed that Jeremy Clarkson's number plate looks like a reference to the Falklands War if you try really, really hard. It turns out that water is so hot, in fact, that things have boiled over, and they've been expelled from the country. » 10/03/14 10:06am 10/03/14 10:06am

Jeremy Clarkson, Master-Level Troll, Trolls Entire Nation Of Argentina

Hey there! Remember that time we told you that Top Gear's annual Christmas special would involve a journey finishing in the Argentine city of Ushuaia? Hah, yeah... good times, good times. It turns out that might not be the case, as Ushuaia just banned Jeremy Clarkson from entering the city. » 10/02/14 4:19pm 10/02/14 4:19pm

Get Excited Because This Year's Top Gear Xmas Special Is In [REDACTED]

Yes, it's that time of year again. No, not the time that you get to watch Top Gear, nor that time that you stare at your computer, deep into the camera hole, wondering if it's in fact Top Gear that's watching you, but the time of year when the Top Gear presenters head off to an exotic locale to film their annual… » 9/22/14 3:49pm 9/22/14 3:49pm

That One Time I Drove to the Bottom of Argentina

It was a warm August night in 2002 when I picked up my driving partner in Cambridge, MA. Plan was to spend as little time as possible driving through the U.S. so that we could leave the rest for crossing Central and South America all the way south. » 1/03/14 5:39pm 1/03/14 5:39pm

Car Mechanic Invents Tool To Ease Births

A new device on how to ease difficult childbirths comes from an unusual source — a car mechanic, inspired after watching a YouTube video on how to get a cork out of a wine bottle. » 11/15/13 4:45pm 11/15/13 4:45pm

Argentine Pilots Are The Kings Of Low Flybys

This Is Batman's Pagani Zonda F

Do you like Batman? Do you like Pagani Zondas? Who am I kidding, of course you do, you're a human. Now, one intrepid Argentinian has combined his love of both into one. Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, Zonda! » 3/01/13 9:34am 3/01/13 9:34am

Hey Ken Block, This Is How You Win A Race On Fire

We saw Ken Block get knocked out of the Global Rallycross Championship final because his car was on fire. This Argentinean racer not only finished his race while his car was on fire, he won. Hell yeah. » 11/08/12 3:30pm 11/08/12 3:30pm

Meeting Buses At 13,000 Feet

No road trip in the Andes is complete without encountering a terrifying mountain road. Bolivia’s North Yungas Road, known from Top Gear and the adventure tales of your backpacker friends who’ve ridden bikes down its suicidal curves, is probably the most famous. If you don’t want to drop dead either of a heart attack… » 7/04/12 4:00pm 7/04/12 4:00pm

How Did Anyone Walk Away From This Massive Rally Crash?

Somehow Nicolás Díaz and his co-driver were able to walk away from the wreckage of their Ford Fiesta rally car at last weekend's Rally de Catamarca. How the hell did they survive? » 6/18/12 3:00pm 6/18/12 3:00pm

Drive The High Desert Acid Trip Highway

With the Southern Hemisphere fall on and most of the tourists heading up north, it’s time yet again to head as far south as aeronautically possible, get a car, and do some driving in Argentina on some of the world’s emptiest, most gorgeous roads. Like the one that takes you along the Quebrada de Cafayate, northwest… » 4/16/12 12:00pm 4/16/12 12:00pm

How The Falkland Islanders Welcomed Their Right-Hand Traffic Argentine…

When Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands, 30 years ago this week, they got 4,700 square miles of land in the South Atlantic inhabited by British sheep farmers driving Land Rovers on the left. A few days after the Argentinian flag was raised over Government House on April 2, 1982, traffic was redirected to the… » 4/05/12 1:30pm 4/05/12 1:30pm

This Racetrack Is In The Middle Of An Extinct Volcano

There is talk of a renewed Argentine Grand Prix in 2013 to be held in Mar del Plata, a resort town on the South Atlantic near the birthplace of Juan Manuel Fangio. It would be a seaside race at the end of the season, in December, allowing for an awesome Southern Hemisphere combination of racing, steak and sunshine. » 3/21/12 3:30pm 3/21/12 3:30pm