Ten Things We Learned This Week
The world's fastest pit stop, and Maria Sharapova versus Porsche Macan: the weirdest stories from a week in cars
Posted: 22 Nov 2013
6. The man who crashed his hybrid at 178mph loves Top Gear
Brian Gillespie crashed his modified Honda Insight at 178mph. It was a big crash. Brian survived, because he is as hard as nails. We featured the video of Brian Gillespie’s crash on this very website, because we are rubber-necking voyeurs who are obsessed by big crashes. And then Brian’s wife popped up in our comments section to say that Brian loves Top Gear, and seeing her husband’s MASSIVE CRASH on TopGear.com ‘made her day’.
There are two morals of this story. One, the Good Lord Of Speed Runs does not like eco-hybrids. Two, Brian and his wife are awesome.