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Warning: if you are not very bored, click your browser's 'back' button now before it's too late.

That's right, for anyone who has missed any, here is the whole set. Enjoy!

VT era
Jeremy Clarkson flattens a town in a VT series Holden (HSV) in Britain. The 5.7 litre Australian V8 was later replaced with the American LS1 with the VT series II. (would have been about 1998)

The VT series II was much more powerful, with the rare 300kW model (the HSV GTS300 in Australia) being exported to the UK in tiny numbers. This test may have been Fifth Gear, not sure? (about the year 2000)

Dec 10 edit Clarkson raced a 'breathed-on' Ford Capri in an LS-powered HSV.

Monaro era
Clarkson's sexuality was called into question by a talking Vauxhall Monaro in this classic review. (approx year 2004) [NOTE: full length video unavailable]

An updated model upped the ante from 5.7 to 6.0 litres, and Richard Hammond summoned help from a Japanese drifter to see how Monaro VXR's changes fared. [also available for viewing here]

Nov 7 edit The Stig practising drifting in a Monaro.

The 6.0 Vauxhall featured in Clarkson's 'heaven and hell' segment as his favourite muscle car, though didn't fare so well in a race with a Lancer Evo.

Jan 14 '12 edit Nor did it fare so well in a race with a Chrysler 300C and a Jaguar S Type.

This is actually Fifth Gear, testing the supercharged, special edition VXR500 which "sounds like someone torturing a lion through stadium speakers". This was the last of the Monaros.

James May chasing a U2 spy plane in a Pontiac GTO prior to his space adventure.

VE era
The 4-door, 6 litre Vauxhall VXR8 raced against its similarly priced German competition. (about '06; video now removed; available here)

The supercharged 6.2 litre VXR8 Bathurst S and the 'pick-up truck' Maloo featured on Richard Hammond's consumer advice. (2008)

The VXR8 Bathurst featured in the 'apple on the apex, apple on the exit' test.

Nov 19 edit A Commodore ute races a Ford Transit in the Top Gear vs. Top Gear Australia Challenge.

The supercharged HSV Clubsport on Top Gear Australia.

Oct 28 edit One more added even though it's kind of embarrassing. :D Pontiac G8 GXP on Top Gear Australia.

Jan 23 '12 edit Celebrating 10 million Facebook fans, the Stig showed up in a VXR8 to demolish a caravan.

August '12 edit Top Gear presenters take a V8 Supercar for a drive.
 

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Ah, Top Gear...

At one point, apparently the guys that are now presenters on Fifth Gear were presenters on Top Gear. There was a brief hiatus, the show came back, and a few cast members were gone. Tiff Needell, sadly, was one of them. The man is actually a formula one driver. He's like... The Stig meets The Hamster.

First Run of Top Gear (77-01)
New Top Gear (02-Present)
 

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Stuck thread. Nice work, a nice collection of videos here!
 

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G'day all, I remembered one more Monaro vid featuring the Stig. Now the list should be very complete. :D
 

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I've seen all these, but it's nice to see them all again and in one place. How did I miss this thread? Sorry for bringing it up from the dead.
 

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God bless Top Gear... Stig's got great taste...
 
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