OOOHH LOOK, Top Gear have clearly stolen this idea from LFS.
The Rallycross track is clearly influenced by Blackwood.
"If Chris Evans didn't speak
this might actually be good,"
Mind you, the rest of the show was comprised of recycled scrips so.....
"Top Gear recreating the time they all drove to Blackpool to turn the lights on," tweeted one while another pointed out that Matt's American themed car actually had a Blackpool registration number.
"Matt LeBlanc's Reliant actually has a Blackpool registration number."
In 2010, Clarkson and co raced three-wheeled Reliants in a memorable race where the cars kept tipping over, and the threesome also went to Blackpool to turn the famous lights on."
"Meanwhile, Matt's dune buggy race was also slammed as a copy after it was revealed that the former hosts also raced dune buggies in 2005."
But back to Chris........
Chris Evans reportedly swore at audience members when filming the revamped Top Gear, telling them off for their clothing choices, not being loud enough and not laughing at his jokes.
The 50-year-old presenter is said to have snapped, saying: “Don’t fold your arms, don’t wear black. Take it off – take everything off.
“Don’t fold your arms, don’t have your hands in your pockets. F***, f***, f***, f***, f***.”
It was hoped that filming of the first episode could take place “as live”, in just an hour, with Evans joking that the show’s old hosts - Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May - had been slower.
But in the end, fluffed lines, relocating audience members for different shots and retakes meant it reportedly took more than four hours to film the programme.
"The result looks like what someone who’s not a Top Gear fan THINKS Top Gear looks like. A lot of colour and noise and not much meaning."
What the new Top Gear shows us is that there was a lot more of Clarkson and co driving the individual stories and the on-camera drama than the audience ever realised. Well, now we know.