Last year we told you about a new show Richard Hammond was making for the BBC America. Turns out it’s not called ‘Hard Drive’ as we’ve previously been told. The show is called Richard Hammond’s Crash Course, and it’s not really about cars as such. It’s about America’s toughest, largest and most dangerous vehicles. Mr. Hamster is the perfect man for the job!
Hammond might be all fluffy and small, but he’s a tough little fella. He he survived a 280mph crash in a jet-powered dragster, so he should have no problem handling stuff like the Abrams tank, The Compactor, or the The Striker, each of which are massive scary machines.
In the Crash Course Hammond will be travelling across the U.S. to take up challenges with a selection of military, construction and logistics machines, while getting a true taste of American hospitality. At the end of each challenge the scale of his success, or failure, will be judged by local experts.
It’s not really a secret that the Birmingham born and bred Hammond is an American inside. This must have been a real treat for him. And he finally has a career in America.
from BBC America:
From completing fitness training with a US Army “Top Tank” crew to shimmying up a tree, despite his fear of heights, while working with the Luoto family for their Oregon logging company – there is no cutting corners on the work sites. Hammond does find time, however, to make some machine-powered high-jinx of mammoth proportions. For instance, while tree harvesting, Richard fashions his own game of darts using the monster-sized Dangle Head Processor to catapult 5,000 lb log-darts into a bullseye on the side of one of his least favorite vehicles – the mini-van.
Richard Hammond’s Crash Course premieres Monday, April 16 at 10:00pm ET/PT.