Top Gear is one of the most famous car series to air on international television. From racing with homemade hovercrafts to cruising in powerful supercars in different countries around the world. But where do the cars that were used in the filming for the hit BBC car show actually go?
When filming for an episode of BBC’s Top Gear, you’d know the programme uses different cars, for example, when Richard Hammond broke down in his Noble M600 whilst filming for an episode in Italy, the producers were quickly able to source another to finish off the episode, even though the color was different and the steering wheel was placed on the right instead of the left hand side like the original Noble used at the start of filming.
But for the cars that were not destroyed, replaced or damaged during filming, there is a special place where Top Gear and car enthusiasts are able to see the cars from the past episodes (series 3-11).
That is the Top Gear museum located on the South Coast of the United Kingdom, called the ‘World Of Top Gear’.
The museum has a number of vehicles including the homemade ambulance, aquatic car and double decker style car created by the 3 hosts, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond & James May.
The Museum also stores the ‘Reliant Robin Space Shuttle’ which is based on episode 4 from series 9 filmed in 2007.
Another major vehicle that was heavily used in filming for the programme is the famous red Toyota Hilux, this was used as a background prop in the main hanger where the inside filming took place and is now also on display in the Top Gear museum.