Top Gear: Vietnam Special
Clarkson, Hammond and May are up to their old tricks again, and along they way, they’ve produced another rip-roaring DVD. This time their destination is Vietnam, and in true Brit humour they say they are going to attempt to do what the American military couldn’t do in tens years; travel from the South to the North – but for them, it will only take eight days.
Of course the first thing our boys have to do in any Top Gear special is buy some suitable wheels with the money they are allotted. With everything in Vietnam being dirt cheap, the producers seem to have given Clarkson and co a break this time round, issuing them with fifteen million Dong, in cash, in individual shoe boxes. With more excitement than you can find in a little boy on Christmas morning, this trio of aging men set off to buy some suitable four-wheeled transport.
Of course, when they find out that the price of an entry-level new car is 350 Million Dong, and that their fifteen million won’t even buy them a second hand car, Hammond has a brain wave; they could each buy a bike, to which Clarkson is aghast.
But bikes it is, and Clarkson has a serious grumble about this as he has never in his life rode a bike before.
Of course they all purchase wildly different bikes, and have all manor of problems over the entire eight day trip, where the final twist will have you reminiscing about Top Gear specials of the past.
All in all, this is up their with the best that Top Gear have produced.
Reviewed by: Jonathan Read
Rating: [PG] Parental guidance is recommended for younger viewers.
Released on: June 4th, 2009
Stars: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond
Media Format: DVD
Supported Audio: Dolby Digital Stereo