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May
09

Top Video Wednesday

Today we’re checking out a classic YouTube mashup, featuring Jeremy Clarkson getting blown away by a tank.

Originally, this was another wacky “road test” between the Top Gear boys and the British armed forces.  More specifically, it was a race to see if Jeremy could drive a supercharged Land Rover across an open piece of terrain faster than the crew of a British Challenger tank could target him and hypothetically pull the trigger.

And then the internet got involved….

Like what you see here?  Take a look back at our video archives by clicking here, or on the “Video” category to your right.  And if you’re looking to learn a thing or two while getting your video on, check out 40 years of Hot Wheels, featuring some of Mattel’s earliest Hot Wheels TV spots.

And if you really want to be cool, check out the first SundayCruiseFever.com book, coming mid-May!

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2 Responses to “Top Video Wednesday”


  1. May 6, 2009 at 2:49 am

    Interesting but some of the info he put out was not true. An American M1 Abrahms can reach speeds in access of 60 MPH and has a Turbine Engine. But hey the Brits love to stretch the truth a bit when boasting about their military. This video would have been pretty cool if not for the cheesy CGI. The guys at Top Gear have a great show but sometimes are more interested in getting a laugh than actually providing useful information. Then again, I guess that is why the show is so popular.

    • May 6, 2009 at 5:10 pm

      The choppy CGI can be traced back to the fact that this isn’t the actual episode-it’s a couple of kids re-creating the episode using a videogame. I think you’re right, though-the guys put a lot more effort into dramatics than into facts, but it’s a lot more fun that way…


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