What happened when Top Gear's stars built cars to cross the Channel

Jeremy ClarksonTop Gear stars yesterday had to post a Mayday as they tried to cross the English Channel - in specially adapted cars.

James May's Triumph Herald and Richard Hammond's VW camper van sank within minutes of leaving Dover - forcing the presenters to hitch a lift on Jeremy Clarkson's Nissan 4x4, which had an outboard motor tacked on it.

But furious Dover coastguards vowed to boycott the show because the stars failed to make hourly safety calls updating them on their progress. A senior coastguard officer, said: "It's totally irresponsible. I won't be watching Top Gear again." The episode is due to go out on BBC2 in the autumn.

James May
Source: Daily Record
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