Airdate: The Grand Tour Presents: Lochdown
What pandemic? Clarkson, Hammond & May take to the Scottish highlands in US gas guzzlers.
Gotta hand it to The Grand Tour‘s Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond & James May for refusing to let the pandemic get in the way of making wacky content.
Confined to the UK by Covid restrictions, the three embark on a “Lochdown Special” in ’70s American gas guzzlers to find out just why it was these vehicles never took off in Britain.
At the wheel of a Cadillac Coupe De Ville as driven by Elvis, a Lincoln Continental as driven by Jock Ewing of Dallas fame, and a Buick Riviera as piloted by Clint Eastwood, the three hosts take their iconic Detroit machines on a road trip across the stunning scenery of Scotland. And even though they are on home turf this lockdown journey turns out to be one of their funniest, most action packed and most charming adventures in years.
Along the way they cause chaos on the ancient streets of Edinburgh, enjoy a hilarious, tyre torturing, high octane showdown with Abbie on the racetrack, before heading off to stage an epic Cold War shootout between the worst Soviet and American cars ever made. They also find themselves homeless in the Highlands after a series of housing-based crash bang wallop catastrophes, but still find time to use classic muscle cars to put an infamous Pizza Express journey to the test. After receiving a text from Mr Wilman, Richard, James and Jeremy modify their cars and head to the Outer Hebrides for one of their toughest challenges yet. At the far reaches of Scotland, they must build a homemade floating bridge across the Hebridean sea, capable of supporting them and their massive cars on a perilous journey to their final destination.
Friday 30th July on Amazon Prime Video