Are You a Top Gear Superfan? Prove It With This Quiz

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One of the most popular television programs in the world, Top Gear has been a major cultural tour de force ever since its revival on BBC2 in 2002, mostly due to the natural chemistry of the three hosts — the bombastic Jeremy Clarkson, the chipper Richard Hammond, and the professorial James May — and the anonymous "tame racing driver" known as the Stig. The end is inevitably nigh for this ragtag team of motorheads, though. After a "fracas" with a producer in March during a day of filming, Clarkson's contract for the show wasn't renewed, and Hammond and May opted to leave the show with him as well. With the final episode airing this Sunday, take a trip down memory lane (but not a bus lane) and test your TG knowledge with our superfan quiz.

Top Gear Superfan Quiz

Top Gear Superfan Quiz

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What is the name of the instrumental Allman Brothers Band song that serves as the show’s theme?

Jessica

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Which of the following has not been featured as a “cousin” of the Stig?

The Stig’s Russian cousin

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Which British actress has Jeremy Clarkson taken an affinity to referencing on multiple occasions during car-review segments?

Keira Knightley

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Which of the following has never served as a 'reasonably priced car' during the show’s run?

Subaru Impreza

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Richard Hammond loved the car he used in the Botswana Special so much that he decided to ship it back to the U.K. after the filming wrapped. What did he name the car?

Oliver

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Where is the Top Gear Test Track located?

Surrey

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Which actor drove around the final corner on the Top Gear Test Track on two wheels, prompting Jeremy Clarkson to name the corner in his honor?

Michael Gambon

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In which U.S state did the trio and crew get chased and pelted with rocks after 'lethally' decorating their cars with questionable content?

Alabama

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In the same U.S. Special, which of the following was not a 'lethal' decoration painted on the hosts’ cars?

George Bush Sucks Arse

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Which supermini car did James May take a particular liking to, which eventually became a running gag during the news portion of the show?

Dacia Sandero

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Because he couldn’t find any myrrh, what gift did Jeremy Clarkson present the Baby 'Jesus' with in the Middle East Special?

Nintendo DSi

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Which challenge moved Jeremy Clarkson to tears at its completion, with him claiming it to be 'absolutely epic?'

Britcar 24-Hour Endurance Racing

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What nickname has James May been affectionately referred to as?

Captain Slow

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In the London Race challenge, which mode of transportation made it from Key to the London City Airport the fastest?

Richard Hammond’s hybrid bicycle

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Wanting to 'redo' the London Race challenge a few years later in St. Petersburg, which mode of transportation does Jeremy Clarkson decide to replace his speedboat with?

Hovercraft

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What year did the original Top Gear debut on the BBC?

1977

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What beauty-enhancing procedure do Jeremy Clarkson and James May frequently tease Richard Hammond about presumably getting?

Teeth-whitening

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What color was Jeremy Clarkson’s Peel P50, a.k.a. 'the smallest car in the world,' which he drove around London and the BBC headquarters with?

Blue

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In the Bolivia Special, which of the following products was not given to the hosts to help aid their cars as they embarked on their journeys?

Pantyhose

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Jeremy Clarkson believes people 'have no friends' if they own which BMW?

M3

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Which famous racing driver 'revealed' himself as the Stig during an episode in 2009?

Michael Schumacher

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What band does Richard Hammond greatly despise, prompting Jeremy Clarkson and James May to frequently play that band’s songs to annoy him?

Genesis

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Which of the following countries does not have its own version of Top Gear?

Japan

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How many carriages were there in Richard Hammond and James May’s 'caratrain' in the Caravan Train challenge?

Four

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Which alliterated cities did the hosts partake in a challenge to drive between only using one tank of gas?

Basel, Blackpool

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What is the name of the dog 'owned' by the Top Gear crew?

Top Gear Dog

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What was the color of the original Stig?

Black

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Which company did the hosts attempt to create a television car advertisement for?

Volkswagen

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Which of the following locations did Jeremy Clarkson not visit while driving his custom-made P45 around London?

A coffee shop

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Which musical instrument is seen recurrently falling on a Morris Marina, causing the inevitable destruction of the car each time?

Piano

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What is the name of the 'fan' who has, on multiple occasions, sent disgruntled letters to the hosts to read during the news portion of the show?

Mr. Needham

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What mode of transportation was the winner of the 1949: Race to the North challenge from London to Edinburgh?

James May’s Jaguar XK120 car

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How many seasons of the revived Top Gear have aired since it debuted in 2002?

22

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Which car was named Car of the Decade for the 2000s by the hosts?

Bugatti Veyron

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How did Jeremy Clarkson’s caravan 'accidentally' catch on fire during the Campervan holiday challenge?

Cooking chips

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Which mode of transportation do the hosts primarily use during the Vietnam Special?

Motorbikes

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Before eventually naming it Hammerhead, what did the hosts originally name the electric car that they built from scratch?

Geoff

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Which body of water do the hosts attempt to cross on their second attempt at making amphibious cars?

English Channel

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After transforming normal cars into stretch limos, which awards show do the hosts transport three celebrities to?

Brit Awards

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What cocktail was Jeremy Clarkson seen drinking while driving through an ice field in the Polar Special?

Gin-and-tonic

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Which three-wheeled car do Richard Hammond and James May attempt to turn into a space shuttle?

Reliant Robin

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When testing the capabilities of the Ford Fiesta, who assisted Jeremy Clarkson by allowing him to drive the car during a beach assault?

Royal Marines

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How did Richard Hammond and James May get separated during the car-versus-public-transit-system race through Japan?

Their train split up

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Racing from Wembley Stadium to Italy, which home soccer team did the hosts’ compete to win a free Champions League ticket for?

AC Milan

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What is the fastest qualifying vehicle to go around the Top Gear Test Track?

Pagani Huayra

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Which host has been adamant about his refusal to run on television?

James May

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Which British politician jokingly told the hosts to 'stay away from India,' but they refused and went on to film the India Special in an attempt to 'improve economic relations' between the two countries?

David Cameron

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Starting at Heathrow Airport and ending in Oslo, at a distance of 1,320 miles, this was the longest race in the history of Top Gear. What were the primary modes of transportation?

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren vs. Cruise Ferry

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In the Bolivia Special, what does Jeremy Clarkson claim to have a phobia of?

Manual labor

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On the Top Gear Test Track, weather conditions sometimes affected the Stig’s power laps and the Star in the Reasonably Priced Car laps. Which of the following is not an accepted time deduction term due to weather?

Cold

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You did better than % of readers

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Like a Lamborghini Gallardo going around the 'Top Gear' Test Track, you're smooth, aware, and really damn good at what you do. The Stig would be proud

In the wise words of Captain Slow: 'Oh cock.' Time to plow through some reruns and elevate yourself from a humble Volkswagen Beetle to a magnificent McLaren F1.

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