Jack Thompson is the guest on Top Gear Australia on Monday October 20th, as the “Celebrity in a Bog Standard Car”.
He follows Julia Zemiro’s stint on the show tonight.
Thompson, who appeared as the first celeb on SBS’ localised Who Do You Think You Are?, is the third SBS personality to appear in four weeks.
The episode will also see the hosts in remote Western Australia, Lang Lang in Victoria and playing lawn balls.
This week in Top Gear Australia co-host Steve Pizzati drives the fastest Australian car ever built, the lads play lawn bowls with Holden Astras and iconic Australian actor, Jack Thompson (the soon to be released Australia, Breaker Morant, Sum of Us), is the “Celebrity in a Bog Standard Car”.
First up Charlie Cox, Warren Brown and Steve Pizzati travel across the continent to the picturesque Home Valley Station in remote Western Australia to pit a satellite navigator against a local Aboriginal tracker.
Teamed with tracker Diesel and his loyal steed Ned, Warren will rely on Diesel’s knowledge of the land to lead him to the different check points and towards camp. Steve is given a Toyota HiLux TRD, driven by Charlie, and fitted with a Follow Me GPS, relying on technology to get him around the outback.
It’s Steve against Warren, Toyota HiLux TRD against Ned the horse, Follow Me GPS against local tracker Diesel.
Who will follow the clues across the unforgiving outback terrain to get to camp before nightfall and who will be lost to the land?
A sporting and social institution, lawn bowls is given the Top Gear Australia touch when Charlie, Warren and Steve replace bowls with Holden Astras. With a special prize for the winner up for grabs the hosts throw themselves into the challenge with gusto and roll their brand new Holden Astras off a steep ramp towards the awaiting jack.
At Holden’s mysterious ‘Proving Ground’ in Lang Lang, Victoria, the test track speed limit is 250kph. Steve takes the most powerful and hottest Australian muscle car ever produced, the HSV W427, for the ultimate test drive.
Top Gear Australia Mondays at 7:30pm on SBS.