I think (Esp judging by the apparent age of the loco) that it was a specific demonstrator loco, used just for such purposes and painted as such.I liked the fact they had some lettering on the side referring to level crossings.
Cheaper to have two camera guys out filming than four. Star does some laps, cameras change positions, etc. Final piece assembled for presentation, but the time presented is real. Pretty common.It seems odd that they film you, then say lets look at your lap. Rather than saying lets look at some decent clips of you going around the track at different times of the day.
When Clarkson drove the CCX down the runway and braked, it also wiped out of controll.Nope - the 'off' happened on Stig's fast lap.
I agree. But not buying the argument about money, it costs half a million quid to make ONE episode, remember.Cheaper to have two camera guys out filming than four. Star does some laps, cameras change positions, etc. Final piece assembled for presentation, but the time presented is real. Pretty common.
Top Gear Magazine, and the Stig, put it round the track a while back, too...I was wondering if that was done at the same time, or if that's where the idea came from [as obviously farming work would have to be done at a specific time of year]whats funny is that ive read about that JCB in a race sitation in EVO's 100th issue. Im sure jezza says its a 8.3l V8 (cant remember) but just lookin at the specs, its an 8.3l I6.. which is just monsterous!!