Series 4 2004
The one with The race to Monte Carlo
This was the episode with the first of our big races – Jeremy in a DB9 against Richard and James on public transport. Jezza also taunts an Apache helicopter in a Lotus Exige.3 Video Clips
The one with The nun in a monster truck
Ever wondered what would happen if you put a nun in a big truck? We did. Also, James gets nostalgic over Thunderbirds’ FAB 1 and Paul McKenna proves it’s mind over matter on our track
The one with The hundred-quid cars
Another first for series four: the cheap car challenge that started them all. The boys each buy a car for £100 and drive to Manchester. To keep the balance, there’s a bunch of supercars too.
The one with Car darts
Richard and James play darts with real cars in a real quarry; the Impreza takes on an Evo (again) and we race a satnav-equipped Ford Ka against a pigeon. Ronnie O’Sullivan is the guest.
The one with Hammond’s lightning strike
Our first attempt to main Richard Hammond involved a Volkswagen Golf and 600,000 volts. This episode also features that amazing beach film with the 911, Jaguar XKR and BMW 645i.
The one with All the poo
Richard finds out whether you can run a car on human excrement, James drives a modernised Jaguar XJS and Jeremy confuses the good folk of Tunbridge Wells with an imported Nissan.
The one with Lionel Richie’s near-death experience
Infamous episode where we nearly kill Lionel Richie. While he’s out snapping wheels off our Suzuki, Richard and James go minicabbing and Jeremy drag races a Mercedes CL65 AMG.
The one with Diesel actually wins
Richard destroys some cars with the help of a Boeing 747’s jet engines and Martin Clunes behaves badly in our reasonably priced car. James relaxes in a Maserati in Sicily.
The one with The parachute
Jeremy goes skiing in a Jaguar X-Type, Richard tests some slightly girlie roadsters and James finds out whether you can aparachute into a moving car. With help, of course.
The one with The Olympic Long Jump Challenge
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