The Top Gear team’s highlights of 2013
Some of the best motoring memories from the last year from everyone at Top Gear HQ
Posted: 20 Dec 2013
Vijay Pattni, Deputy Editor, TopGear.com
It would have been a close call between meeting Arnold Schwarzenegger to talk tanks (yes, The Terminator has a tank), driving Senna's old 190 E or heading up a six-car line of Astons (in a Vanquish) at the Lord Mayor's parade, but I'd have to go with the sight of an old lady in a wheelchair being gently moved to the front of the queue in a small Italian town. Please bear with me.
Driving in a massive bull-run of 350 Lambos across Italy to celebrate the company's 50th anniversary, myself and fellow TG man Rowan Horncastle were in a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster. We'd just hotfooted it through the mountains and were now crawling at 1mph through a small town, where the reception we received was unbelievable. Kids, dads, mums, pensioners, hell, even the dogs - everybody and everything was cheering and clapping and willing us on. Then Old Lady appeared, waving a Lamborghini flag and urging us to rev that massive V12 in celebration. We did. She smiled. Day = made.