The one with The Olympic Long Jump Challenge
Series 4, Episode 10 (2004)
We build a big ramp and test cars from various nations to see who can jump the furthest. Richard uses a dull Peugeot as a pace car and James buys a sofa. Partick Kielty is our guest
Peugeot 407 pace car
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