You could easily be forgiven for thinking that it was a dress-rehearsal for the annual April 1st silly-story fest. From the very first suggestions…
Unless you’ve been living under a stone during the past week, you’ll probably be aware that the Iceman (Kimi Räikkönen) ventured on to the Top Gear set on Wednesday, to set a lap time in the ‘Reasonably Priced Car’ around the legendary Dunsfold Top Gear test track.
Ever since Jeremy Clarkson tried to destroy a Toyota Hilux on Top Gear (and failed), it’s gained something of a reputation as being unbreakable. Toyota’s marketing people were quick to pick up on the show’s endorsement and have subsequently made it a key theme of their ads.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of weeks, you will have noticed both the national and motoring press being dominated by the news of The Stig outing himself as Ben Collins. After much legal wrangling, Collins has now been dismissed from his white Stig role ahead of his publication of a tell-all book on life behind the distinctive Simpson helmet, whilst all the while Top Gear executives begin to conjure up who should be given the role of Stig #3.
Top Gear’s producer admits that perhaps there’s too much cocking about for the car lovers.
Trouble and Top Gear are never far from eachother.