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26 Jan @4pm, Dave Yes, that episode. No, not that one with the Ma­rina, but the first time they made an am­phibi­ous Tri­umph Her­ald. In this vin­tage episode (se­ries eight, episode three, Top

Gear buffs) the chaps come up with de­signs for land and wa­ter dwelling cars, build them, and in­vari­ably end up com­pletely soaked. In­ter­est­ingly, James May used the rig of a dinghy and a sail to turn the Her­ald into quite a natty-look­ing boat. Richard Ham­mond cre­ated his ‘damper van’ us­ing a Volk­swa­gen T25, and Jeremy Clark­son cre­ated a ‘ Toy­b­ota’ by mat­ing an enor­mous out­board boat en­gine with the rear of a Toy­ota Hilux. Things were silly, but nev­er­the­less en­ter­tain­ing. James’ Her­ald even ended up in the Beaulieu Na­tional Mo­tor Mu­seum. As a side note, For the Love of Cars pre­sen­ter Philip Glenis­ter is the Star in a Rea­son­ably Priced Car in this episode. Mur­ray Scullion

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