Top Gear: Season 9, Episode 8

Polar Special (25 Jul. 2007)

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It's the ultimate test of man against machine - or should that be dog against machine - as the Top Gear team set out on one of their most ambitious and arduous challenges ever. Jeremy ... See full summary »

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Himself - Presenter (as Sir Ranulph Clarkson)
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Himself - Presenter (as Sir Ranulph Hammond)
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Himself - Presenter (as Sir Ranulph May)
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It's the ultimate test of man against machine - or should that be dog against machine - as the Top Gear team set out on one of their most ambitious and arduous challenges ever. Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond take part in an epic land race starting in the town of Resolute, Northern Canada, finishing 450 miles later at the Magnetic North Pole. Written by Anonymous

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All of the cast and crew are listed in the credits with the given names Sir Ranulph, a reference to British adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes. See more »

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[Jeremy and James drive through the frozen tundra]
Himself - Presenter: I spy with my little eye something beginning with... S.
Himself - Presenter: Is it snow?
Himself - Presenter: Yes.
Himself - Presenter: I spy with my little eye something beginning with... S.
Himself - Presenter: Is it sky?
Himself - Presenter: Yes.
Himself - Presenter: I spy with my little eye...
Himself - Presenter: If you say something that begins with "S", I will kill you.
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I Get Around
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Written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love
Performed by The Beach Boys
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Excellent challenge
2 September 2007 | by (Calgary, AB, Canada) – See all my reviews

Wow. This challenge was amazing. All the guys and all the gear were stretched to the limit. The madness of driving to the north pole could only have seemed reasonable when reached from the slightly less maddening heights of other Top Gear challenges (Bugatti from Italy to UK, Merc Mclaren to Sweden, Mini jump, etc). As ever, the photography was and composition was beautiful. This episode was one of the few that made me stand back and think 'wow, that was special. I'm very lucky to have seen it.' Very well done, tho no crazy supercars and no Stig.

Here's a summary to fill out the (stupid) 10 line requirement: Jeremy and James in a Toyota Hilux (known as the Tacoma in North America) pickup truck race Richard on a dog sled to the 1996 magnetic North Pole.


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