I've been wanting to build these for a long time now and finally, here they are! These are the limousines from an episode of the TV show Top Gear. They had a challenge to see who could make the best limo. The episode is extremely funny, so I suggest if you haven't seen it, scroll down and click on the video links I've provided. It may seem surprising, but it only took me a couple of minutes to design, collect pieces, and build these limos! I wanted to do Richard's MGF in dark green, but obviously I wouldn't have enough pieces. Also Jame's May's limo is really dark blue. Hope the colors don't bother you! Please comment folks!
About this creation
Three limos lined up. James May's Saab/Alfa Romeo(left), Richard Hammond's MGF Roadster, and Jeremy Clarkson's "Giant Panda".
Jeremy Clarkson has the most flambouent personality of the three Top Gear presenters. This explains why his Fiat Panda Limousine was more than double the length of James' and why he only fit windows to one side of the car. Strange...
Jeremy's limo was extremely long. In fact, it was so long, it wasn't legal to drive on the streets of London. So he had to cut it in half and tape it back together. As you can imagine, this led to some "troubles" later on in the challenge.
James May had a tricky concept for his limo. He combined two front-halfs of cars back-to-back. One is a Saab, the other is an Alfa Romeo. On the show they gave his cars nicknames like "Alfaab" or "Salfa Romeaab".
On one side of James' limo, there is a Saab 9000. This is the "front" of his car.
This is the Alfa Romeo side of James' limo. It is the rear car so he had to replace the headlights with tailights.
Richard Hammond selected an MGF Roadster for his limo. It is a convertible and mid-engined, so building it was difficult for him. Notice the ridiculously huge spoiler and convertible soft top that only covers the rear seat. Top Gear always cracks me up!
Sorry, I don't have enough green tiles to make this one look any better.
Richard installed a bowling lane in his limo of all things...
Sadly, I can't find the full version of these clips. BBC cut out a lot of funny parts before adding it to their webstie. Also it's challenging to find the full version on Youtube because BBC has strict copyrighting restrictions.
You made the right choice by building the cars into 4wide scale.. coz at a large scale you might need 20.000+ pieces only for Jeremy's Limo! any way.. the whole idea for a MOC is so nice... my favorite is the Fiat.. good job on the three... keep it STRETCHy ;) >>> peace.. Fofo
Yikes! I love it! I didn't know that Richard's MG was mid-engined...? I watched the whole thing, it's so funny how all the famous actors and singers get freaked out because they're so embarassed for being seen in such cars. Sorry, I object to the green, but I think that's okay because I don't have any green for making cars (I don't have much green at all, except a weeny bit of lime) so, there you go. But still, I think this is one high-quality moc - hey, you haven't made 3-in-one 'till now, haven't you? But, anyway, I think my favorite would be poor James's Salfa Romeaab. Congratulations on a sweet moc (TopGear is my favorite thing to watch in the world, you know that now they have Polish TopGear magazines here, they've imported them from England and translated them) so I usually find out what's going on - that and the TopGear website, you should visit it - I love that evil grin on James's face as he leans against his Caddy CTSV. Great creation, make some more!! Raphy :D
Dude these are awesome! the only thing that can top this is if you make your Reliant Robin into a space ship! & lol at how Jeremy declares himself the winner, made an article on his own page is genius!