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When Lewis met Ken: video and pictures from the Top Gear Festival in Barbados

Yes, the latest stop on the glittering Top Gear Live World Tour happened this weekend… in Barbados.

And while afficianados of Top Gear Live may be familiar with Jeremy, James, Richard and Stig blowing things up, starting fires, shoving celebrities into reasonably priced cars and politely asking famous racing drivers to do big, skiddy laps of a track, this weekend had rather more.

Like THIS: two legends going head to head on the track for the very first time. Click play to watch what happened when Lewis Hamilton and Ken Block climbed into their company cars - a V8 Mercedes F1 racer and a Rallycross Ford Fiesta - and went against each other in a race to the line (we recommend engaging full-screen mode)…


And that wasn’t all. There was the opening stage of the Red Bull Global Rallycross series, for one, featuring the likes of Mr Block, Scott Speed, Tanner Foust and Nelson Piquet Jr getting some serious air around the newly renovated Bushy Park circuit. Or Lewis Hamilton taking on a series of challenges set by Clarkson, Hammond and May. Or a classic showdown between Ayrton Senna’s Toleman and a Camel Lotus 80s F1 car. Or a Group B rally tournament. Or Jeremy doing his patented “lap of a car” he learned in the 1980s. (We could go on: all the details from the weekend are here)

In the unlikely event you didn’t happen to find yourself in Barbados this weekend, here’s just a few pictures we took:

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