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Bartman01
09-26-2006, 02:27 PM
Trying to set a British land speed record. Suffered a 'significant brain injury', but seems to be recovering well. The next season on Top Gear (due to start next month) is on hold indefinitely pending his recovery.

Story:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/north_yorkshire/5366422.stm

SuperG
09-26-2006, 03:28 PM
Dang, hope the little feller pulls through! He is one of the more fun guys on the show...

Bartman01
09-27-2006, 02:26 AM
Seems to be doing much better now.

Here is an article by Jeremy Clarkson on the current situation:

http://driving.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,22749-2372412_1,00.html

an excerpt:
Some people are born with a physical need to take risks. Steve Irwin was one. Christopher Columbus was another. And Ellen MacArthur is a classic case in point too. Telling her to stop sailing round the world is as daft as telling a black person to be white, or a blind person to look where they’re going.

But of course, we have a whole industry nowadays designed to do just that. To ensure that nobody ever falls over, that nobody ever hurts themselves, that nobody ever dies. And that if someone does, then the system must have failed and a head must roll . . .

SuperG
09-27-2006, 07:50 AM
That was a great read!

Admiral
09-27-2006, 08:37 AM
I hope he pulls through, he's one of the funniest of the bunch on Top Gear. I loved his piece on the old Dodge Charger.