As many of you may know, Top Gear (well at least Top Gear with Jeremey, Richard, and James) is no more. Few posts back, my colleague Jack Lavish created a post reminiscing on his moments from the now defunct motoring show. Now, I considered creating a post listing my favorite episodes and moments from Top Gear, however I soon realized that there were too many favorite moments for me. This is why I have decided to create “Top Gear Thursday”. Every Thursday, there will be a post containing a memorable moment from Top Gear.
This week’s moment is from series 16, episode: The Albania Mafia Special. In this episode, Jeremey, Richard, and James tested three cars (Mercedes S65, Rolls Royce Ghost, and a Zastava AKA Bentley Mulsanne) by driving them through Albania in their usual fashion. Now since the test was requested by a leading light in the Albanian Mafia, the manner in which these cars were scrutinized was a bit different. One such test, and arguably my favorite, was to see which was the best getaway car for a bank job. So to test this out, the boys grabbed the pantyhose, robbed a bank, and ran for the hills…for the most part. Check out the scene below to see what I’m talking about.