The Grand Tour pitches its travelling studio in Kakslauttanen, Finland, deep within the Arctic Circle. In this show, Richard Hammond is very excited by the UK arrival of the very first Ford...
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The Grand Tour pitches its travelling studio in Kakslauttanen, Finland, deep within the Arctic Circle. In this show, Richard Hammond is very excited by the UK arrival of the very first Ford Mustang to be made in right-hand-drive and then very annoyed when Jeremy Clarkson turns up with a Ford Focus RS loudly claiming that it's better. Meanwhile, James May recounts the epic battle between Ford and Ferrari for supremacy in the Le Mans endurance race of the 1960s. Plus, the presenters have some Christmas gift suggestions for the car enthusiast.
The song Jeremy is singing in Conversation Street is the jingle from the Flake adverts in the 1970s and 80s. They featured attractive women in soft focus and not, strangely, a silly old man in a medium-sized tent. See more »
Very good viewing. Hamster's review of the Mustang was entertaining and for the most part felt comfortable and not heavily scripted, at times a huge problem with the new show. The guided tour through London and the countryside was a very good framework for showcasing the car and gave a nice setup for a dig at the idiots at that other car show. It also gave those of us living on the left side of the pond a bit of trivia knowledge about Britain. Even having Jeremy bring another Ford along for the ride felt natural and was informative and entertaining. The segment with the sweaters/jumpers was fun as was the entire "branding" discussion. No high-brow entertainment here, just the guys goofing around and being bad. An unusual bit that was quite well done was May's segment on LeMans. This piece was presented in a manner suited beautifully for James May. He shared the pure joy of driving some truly historic cars and gave a full yet concise background of those cars and the conflict that created them. Well done indeed. Balancing the fun and games and yet also presenting cars is what these guys do so well. This episode let each one shine. It feels like they are continuing to develop a terrific show.
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