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Season 13  "Train, Jaguar, and Motorbike Race"  13x1

Aired 10 years ago - Jun 21, 2009

A race from London and Edinburgh using three different modes of transport. Jeremy will take the Tornado, a modern steam train; James drives the exquisite Jaguar XK120 and Richard rides the Vincent Black Shadow motorcycle. Finally the Stig is revealed (or is he?)

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Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 1
at the bar of the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 2
all modern superbikes can trace their roots back to this.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 3
I've got to get changed! I'll do that now.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 4
Listen to that. It's a straight six, beautifully balanced...
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 5
looking at your central heating system.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 6
At last, again, I was on the move.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 7
but they were already 20, 30 years out of date by 1949.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 8
In fact, the Black Shadow remained the fastest production bike in the world until 1973.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 9
Seat's nice, smells nice, view's nice, noise is nice.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 10
And this, the Vincent Black Shadow,
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 11
It's an exquisite thing.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 12
At the next service station, I chickened out and pulled in.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 13
but now it is time to do the news.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 14
You like animals? You're going to spend your life just boof.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 15
That's the Skoda Catholic Church.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 16
and I noticed that my Mercedes said on the dashboard. "Your service is due."
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 17
to survive a trip through your digestive system and still be... Oh, my God.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 18
While that makes it sound like a ladies dress shop in Harrogate,
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 19
There we go...
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 20
It's the only car I've ever driven,- ever, which is a killer attack dog
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 21
A Toyota Camry.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 22
put together by someone who thinks a Porsche is the bit that sticks out from the front of your house.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 23
50,000? £50,000. It's a lot. I admit, 50,000 is a lot,
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 24
this do a lap in the hands of our tame racing driver.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 25
Here we go. And look now, look at the brake discs glowing red hot.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 26
There has been a lot of that going on.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 27
I'm buying time here. Because this obviously is...
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 28
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 29
Well, you have to keep up some secrets.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 30
You're a team and it's always teamwork.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 31
But we had many of those great events together in all these years.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 32
I mean, in life, you always have regrets. You always do certain things
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 33
Well, I have several areas that I fill up my time with.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 34
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 35
So here's a clear message, everybody.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 36
Richard Hammond is on the Vincent Black Shadow, which is the fastest motorcycle in the world.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 37
The home town of the Mallard,
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 38
What's that noise? It's me being told off not use a mobile phone by the man.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 39
The bike running absolutely like a metronome.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 40
I'm by the side of the A1.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 41
Durham Cathedral. We're in Durham.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 42
Only 20 miles?
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 43
Enjoy your time in the lead because it will be short lived.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 44
Dual-carriageway. Oh, God, this engine's good.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 45
Yes, yes, in the car, in the car. Don't worry about the handbag.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 46
You want me shovelling?No, I need to shovel. I understand.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 47
this is a marathon, not a sprint.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 48
Oh, God above.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 49
He's stopping at every station.
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 50
signs. Cole, fire, fire, steam, I'm going to have to seriously run.-

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Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 2
all modern superbikes can trace their roots back to this.
#2
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 3
I've got to get changed! I'll do that now.
#3
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 4
Listen to that. It's a straight six, beautifully balanced...
#4
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 5
looking at your central heating system.
#5
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 6
At last, again, I was on the move.
#6
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 7
but they were already 20, 30 years out of date by 1949.
#7
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 8
In fact, the Black Shadow remained the fastest production bike in the world until 1973.
#8
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 9
Seat's nice, smells nice, view's nice, noise is nice.
#9
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 10
And this, the Vincent Black Shadow,
#10
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 11
It's an exquisite thing.
#11
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 12
At the next service station, I chickened out and pulled in.
#12
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 13
but now it is time to do the news.
#13
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 14
You like animals? You're going to spend your life just boof.
#14
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 15
That's the Skoda Catholic Church.
#15
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 16
and I noticed that my Mercedes said on the dashboard. "Your service is due."
#16
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 17
to survive a trip through your digestive system and still be... Oh, my God.
#17
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 18
While that makes it sound like a ladies dress shop in Harrogate,
#18
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 19
There we go...
#19
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 20
It's the only car I've ever driven,- ever, which is a killer attack dog
#20
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 21
A Toyota Camry.
#21
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 22
put together by someone who thinks a Porsche is the bit that sticks out from the front of your house.
#22
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 23
50,000? £50,000. It's a lot. I admit, 50,000 is a lot,
#23
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 24
this do a lap in the hands of our tame racing driver.
#24
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 25
Here we go. And look now, look at the brake discs glowing red hot.
#25
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 26
There has been a lot of that going on.
#26
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 27
I'm buying time here. Because this obviously is...
#27
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 28
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
#28
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 29
Well, you have to keep up some secrets.
#29
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 30
You're a team and it's always teamwork.
#30
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 31
But we had many of those great events together in all these years.
#31
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 32
I mean, in life, you always have regrets. You always do certain things
#32
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 33
Well, I have several areas that I fill up my time with.
#33
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 34 #34 Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 35
So here's a clear message, everybody.
#35
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 36
Richard Hammond is on the Vincent Black Shadow, which is the fastest motorcycle in the world.
#36
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 37
The home town of the Mallard,
#37
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 38
What's that noise? It's me being told off not use a mobile phone by the man.
#38
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 39
The bike running absolutely like a metronome.
#39
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 40
I'm by the side of the A1.
#40
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 41
Durham Cathedral. We're in Durham.
#41
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 42
Only 20 miles?
#42
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 43
Enjoy your time in the lead because it will be short lived.
#43
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 44
Dual-carriageway. Oh, God, this engine's good.
#44
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 45
Yes, yes, in the car, in the car. Don't worry about the handbag.
#45
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 46
You want me shovelling?No, I need to shovel. I understand.
#46
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 47
this is a marathon, not a sprint.
#47
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 48
Oh, God above.
#48
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 49
He's stopping at every station.
#49
Recap of Top Gear Season 13 Episode 1 (S13E01) - 50
signs. Cole, fire, fire, steam, I'm going to have to seriously run.-
#50