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    Top Gear and Crew Headed to Uganda?

    Iain May, one of TG's cameramen, posted a picture on Twitter this morning. It show's tens of BA tickets laid out on a table, and the tweet reads "Travelling light with TG". A closer inspection of the tickets reveal a flight for 1OCT12 (today) on British Airways #63, LHR (London Heathrow) to EBB (Entebbe, Uganda).

    https://twitter.com/IainMay72/status/252840108502417408


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    And obviously it's delayed... I'm sure they're the cause currently cruising past Genoa. http://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ba63/
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    May has confirmed via Twitter that he's leaving the country for two weeks. So, another African special. Hope they can recapture some of the joy of the previous one.

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    Difficult to know what they will be doing there - October is evidently the wettest month in Uganda..I see winching involved...Oh god
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitevanwoman View Post
    Difficult to know what they will be doing there - October is evidently the wettest month in Uganda..I see winching involved...Oh god
    They managed to successfully use a winch in South America, as well as during the "Off road mobility scooter" challenge from series 18...hopefully, the lessons learned will be retained, if they need to use a winch again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amie8 View Post
    May has confirmed via Twitter that he's leaving the country for two weeks. So, another African special. Hope they can recapture some of the joy of the previous one.
    And TG Live UK just replied and confirmed...

    "@TopGearLiveUK: @MrJamesMay Looking forward to hearing the interview. Have fun in Africa & see you @topgearliveuk later this month! #intreagued"

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickgeorge25 View Post
    Iain May, one of TG's cameramen, posted a picture on Twitter this morning. It show's tens of BA tickets laid out on a table, and the tweet reads "Travelling light with TG". A closer inspection of the tickets reveal a flight for 1OCT12 (today) on British Airways #63, LHR (London Heathrow) to EBB (Entebbe, Uganda).
    Tickets? I only see luggage receipts

    I hope they will film a nice special and I hope they do not go hunting for Kony.

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    Another confirmation... Iain May just replied to my one-word tweet "Uganda?" with "10 points to you".

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    I am very curious as to what cars they may be using.

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    Clarkson has also tweeted that the Christmas Special is due to air in February.

    It's been that sort of year, really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Nice View Post
    I am very curious as to what cars they may be using.
    One of them should be a Volvo T5, it cropped up on a Pistonheads forum a few months back that it had been sold to the production team specifically for use in this special.

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    They have been sighted in Kampala. That seems to be all the info so far.
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    I hope this means the shitness factor of the cars is high, and the presenters' misery factor is through the roof.
    I hope Clarkson is in a soaking wet tent right now, shivering with cold (or hot) with a lot of stinging insects.
    And a lot of B.O.

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    Pictures are all over Twitter this morning. It appears this is a cheap hatchback/wagon/estate test!

    Richard is in a Subaru WRX Hatchback (Bugeye!)
    James is in a Volvo 850 T-5 Wagon
    Jeremy is in a BMW 5-Series Touring (E39)









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    Quote Originally Posted by nickgeorge25 View Post
    Pictures are all over Twitter this morning. It appears this is a cheap hatchback/wagon/estate test!

    Richard is in a Subaru WRX Hatchback (Bugeye!)
    James is in a Volvo 850 T-5 Wagon
    Jeremy is in a BMW 5-Series Touring (E39)









    Interesting. I know Clarkson is a fan of estates...but I wonder about the other 2.

    We'll see how it turns out.
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    The "Cheap AWD Wagons That Don't Have Ground Clearance" challenge?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Altabani View Post
    One of them should be a Volvo T5, it cropped up on a Pistonheads forum a few months back that it had been sold to the production team specifically for use in this special.
    I too was aware about the Volvo. More specifically it was a project on the Volvo UK forums and the owner claimed it was sold to TGUK. I was slightly sceptical of course, but thought then again, why would someone bother to lie in such an esoteric setting. http://www.volvoforums.org.uk/showthread.php?t=155546. Think you have to register to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickgeorge25 View Post
    Look at the goatee! The cameraman is James May's evil twin!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsausley View Post
    The "Cheap AWD Wagons That Don't Have Ground Clearance And By The Way Two of Them Aren't Even AWD" challenge?
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