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Series 5 Episode 1

The one with The ice cream van and the bouncy castles

Series 5, Episode 1 (2004)

Series 5 kicks off with Jeremy not hating a Porsche 911, eating his own hair and getting in a muscle car shoot out down at the beach with Richard and James…


  • 911 Carrera S

    Tests911 Carrera S

    JC’s getting more and more loved up with the 911 – who’d have thought we’d see him having as much fun as this on the track with the annoyingly great Porker?

  • /uk/assets/cs/Sandblast 2 part 1

    TestsThe boys race a Vauxhall Monaro, Chrysler 300C and Jag S-Type R part 1 (series 5, episode 1)

    The boys compare muscles on the beach as the Vauxhall Monaro, Chrysler 300C and Jaguar S-type R compete to kick sand in each other’s faces. No prisoners taken.

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  • JC eats his own hair

    Other-StuffJC eats his own hair

    Sweet revenge for Vauxhall. JC said if the production Astra looked as good at the concept he’d eat his own hair. Anthony Worrall Thompson does the honours.

  • /uk/assets/cs/Bewildered

    CelebsBill Bailey in our Reasonably Priced Car (series 5, episode 1)

    Self-proclaimed West Country troll and Buzzcocks skipper unburdens his soul on matters of 2CV ownership before lurching into action on the TG test track.

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  • Restoration, part 1

    Other-StuffRestoration, part 1

    James opens the bidding with a look at a Lotus 10, a rather dog-eared version of the rare 1950s racer, one of which was ordered – too late, alas – by James Dean.

  • Ice-cream van

    ChallengesIce-cream van

    Latest and so far stupidest in the line of scientifically irrelevant TG stunts. The burning question is: can an ice-cream van leap over four bouncy castles?

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