Top Gear attacked in Argentina, denies number plate jibe.

2014-10-05_0113Andy Wilman, the executive producer of Top Gear, has denied deliberately using a provocative number plate while filming in Argentina, following the team being pelted by rocks by an angry mob.

Reports that a Porsche with the registration number H982 FKL, was referring to the Falklands conflict of 1982 have been dismissed as a coincidence.

Top Gear production purchased three cars for a forthcoming programme; to suggest that this car was either chosen for its number plate, or that an alternative number plate was substituted for the original, is completely untrue,” he said.

Presenter Jeremy Clarkson has described the moment as “the most terrifying thing I’ve ever been involved in”, and warned that “someone could have been killed”.

The mob shouted “burn their cars” and tried to attack them with pickaxe handles.

“I’ve been to Iraq and Afghanistan, but this was the most terrifying thing I’ve ever been involved in,” said Clarkson.

“There were hundreds of them. They were hurling rocks and bricks at our cars.

“This is not just some kind of jolly Top Gear jape – this was deadly serious.”

A BBC spokesman said: “We’re pleased the team is safe and would like to thank all of those who have helped. As the executive producer has made clear, the number plate issue is a very unfortunate coincidence.”

Source: Telegraph


  1. Of all the disgusting & horrible these little boys have done over the years, mindless Argentinian nationalism is what almost gets them killed??

  2. If they hand the number plate made specially it would have been I982. And that would be illegal or at least very difficult to buy the plate and register the car.

    There is a 1 in 2166.66 chance one of three cars cars randomly having a letter with a vertical line followed by number 982. If they choose from large pool of cars, and someone picked this one because they thought it would be funny, then the chance is lower.

  3. jezza the first original one

    The appearance on Jeremy Clarkson in a country is rapidly becoming a precursor to civil war. I am thinking Ukraine and Syria here folks….

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