Expats and those who haven’t watched since the days of William Woollard may not realise that the show Top Gear is not about cars any more. It has cars in it, yes, and opinions about cars, but its purpose in life these days is as a vehicle (ho ho) for Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James Mays to, well, muck about. (One mucking about session last year very nearly killed Richard Hammond.)
Last Sunday’s episode included a segment in which Mays and Hammond plus some rocketry geeks attempted to make a miniature space shuttle, using a Robin Reliant as the orbiter. The full 21 minutes is on Google Video and worth watching in full – but if you just want to see what happened, skip to 17:30 in.