Behind the scenes at this week's Top Gear
Featuring a Mercedes van, lots of rain, and a romantic Valentine's moment... See you Sunday, 8pm, BBC Two
Posted: 16 Feb 2014
It's official. This week's Top Gear was the wettest and windiest in the eleven years we've been making our little television show.
It lashed it down so hard that our track literally turned into a lake. It was so unbelievably wet, we were tempted to send out the perfect solution for such water-logged conditions: the Hovervan.
But that would've given this week's star in a reasonably priced car a bit of an advantage.
Therefore James Blunt, former army captain, singer/song writer and professional Twitter troll-fighter, had to take to the track in our trusty Vauxhall Astra Techline.
Meanwhile, mother nature was trying her hardest to make our studio a convertible. But we did manage to get the show ‘in the can' as the TV people say. And we hope you like it. There's a power test of the Zenvo ST1 - Denmark's first supercar - plus an epic road trip across Ukraine in some very small cars.
Click through the gallery above for a glimpse behind the scenes, and we'll see you as usual: Sunday 16 February, 8pm on BBC Two...
Pictures: Mark Yeoman / BBC