They also had one on Top Gear where they tested Russian and eastern European commie era cars. The showdown had Jeremy in a commie BL Austin Marina versus a Russian accented James in a Lada to see which commie car would win.
Clarkson, who I generally do not like because of the fat American and bush cracks to make his BBC bosses happy, ripped commie workers at BL. He said they spent more time on strike than making cars.
yes the cars were crap, but in fairness most of them were designed pre-nationalization. the allegro, marina and the princess being the biggest turds. The montego which was designed during nationalization was actually a pretty good car and I had a couple of them as pool cars when I worked for Jaguar. And don’t get me started about how bad those cars were during the 80s
To be honest, these types of things coming from foreigners do not really bother me... in fact, I wish that all those who feel the same way but live in the USA do the same as Clarkson... and live abroad. :)
Britain still made some good cars in the 70’s, some very good cars. Jensen’s, the Mini, Lotus, Triumphs....
The Jensen Interceptor:
Triumph Spitfire 1500:
Clarkson, who I generally do not like because of the fat American and bush cracks to make his BBC bosses happy..
UNTRUE. Clarkson is a loose cannon, he certainly does NOT say and do things to make anyone happy.
He’s an equal opportunity insulter too :)