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Top Gear seeks to recover cars from controversial Argentina episode
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/12/01/...rt-video/?icid=autos|latest-auto-news|content

A couple of months ago, the team from Top Gear ticked off masses of locals in Argentina and had to flee the country – leaving their cars behind. Now it seems the BBC crew is trying to get those cars back.

According to the report in UK's Mirror, based on local accounts, representatives from Top Gear have contacted customs officials in the southern Argentinian province of Tierra del Fuego to inquire what it would take to collect the cars. Among them are James May's Lotus Esprit, Richard Hammond's Ford Mustang and Jeremy Clarkson's Porsche 928.

It was the latter that is said to have been at the heart of the controversy when Clarkson affixed to it the license plate H982 FKL – which many locals believed to be a reference to the Falklands War of 1982 between Argentina and the UK. An angry mob reportedly stormed the hotel where the hosts were staying, forcing them to abandon the cars and flee to the airport while the crew of 30 support staff had to escape on the ground by crossing into Chile under police escort.
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I love that show, but nothing seems to warm their hearts more than pointing out the problems and faults with other places.

It seems like they are well traveled, so the lack or cultural sensitivity has to be purely for entertainment purposes.
 

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Must be the world's coolest job: drive the fastest cars in the world, trash some more, visit exotic locations, present just a couple of episodes each year (noticed how the number has dwindled down to just a few each season?)... get paid millions.
We could all put up with the criticism and ridicule for that sort of deal.
 
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