BBC Autos

Best of Top Gear: The boys race across Botswana

With the countdown to Season 21 reverberating through every corner of the internet, it’s only fitting to revisit some of the moments – indeed, the episodes – that have stoked the Top Gear legend.

In this instant classic from Season 10, Jeremy, Richard and James are given their marching orders in Botswana. Each is to buy a car with no more than £1,500. No car can be fitted with all-wheel drive. If one vehicle were to break down, the driver would have to travel the remainder of the voyage in a Volkswagen Beetle – a favourite punching bag of the presenters.

The journey devolves from there in gloriously entertaining Top Gear fashion.

For more classic Top Gear video, head to And take a sneak peek at Season 21 here.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.