BBC America’s doing a new project with Top Gear star Richard Hammond, called Richard Hammond’s Crash Course, set to premiere in a little under two weeks. This isn’t a proper Top Gear “spin-off,” per se, more a distant cousin, I guess – but it does feature Hammond travelling all over the United States to try out driving some massive, dangerous and awesome looking vehicles, including a tank, a trash compactor, and an airport fire engine.
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In each episode, Hammond will meet the local experts who operate these machines daily and attempt to learn how to handle them correctly before he’s free to take them on a spin himself. While I’m iffy on whether or not I think a show like this will be as fun as Top Gear (half the fun is the banter between our multiple leads), I’m willing to give it a shot. The tank bit in the trailer looks like a particularly good time.