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TheStradman shuts down neighborhood with insane $5m hypercar meeting

Published: 28/Sep/2020 14:06

by Kieran Bicknell

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With the Gold Rush Rally rolling through his home state of Utah, YouTuber TheStradman took full advantage of the situation. Arranging an incredible photoshoot, he shut down his street with millions of dollars worth of exotic cars.

As you can imagine, having half of a supercar rally turn up unexpectedly makes quite a scene. With a Pagani, Lamborghini, Bugatti, and more, the Savage Garage team (plus a few extras) made quite the entrance when they arrived in Stradman’s neighborhood.

“This is absolutely legendary… half of Gold Rush Rally is here” exclaimed Strad as the cars continued to pile into his cul-de-sac.

TheStradman hypercar gathering
YouTube: TheStradman
With a combined value of at least $4.4m, this was one incredible driveway photograph.

With so many high-performance exotic cars, the group caused a lot of noise as they maneuvred their cars onto Stradman’s driveway: “I can see the neighbors all looking through their windows… I’d like to apologize formally to each and every one of you!”

Randy’s Pagani Huayra struggled to get onto the drive since it is so low, and has an extended carbon fiber splitter on the front. Thankfully, it made it on in one piece, and Strad was quick to draw comparisons between it and his Veyron.

“This interior is so much cooler than the Veyron” he exclaimed excitedly. “Bugatti, take note… this interior, there’s nothing quite like it!”

Surprisingly, his neighbors were all completely fine with their street being taken over. One even joked that he was “bringing down the value of the neighborhood” but it was all in good jest.

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Many even went as far as coming out of their houses to view the spectacle, and the Gold Rush teams were all accommodating of curious kids seeing these exotic cars for the first time.

With a total of 12 cars and a value of at least $4.4 million on his driveway, Stradman successfully shut down his entire neighborhood. Even Burlacher appeared on the roof of the house, having taken time out of his workday to appreciate everything going on.

Eventually, after a number of photoshoots, plenty of B-roll filming and a few broken eardrums, the group left to re-join the Gold Rush Rally.

Despite their short stay, it gave Stradman one of the coolest experiences of his YouTube career so far, and definitely made a few new friends in the street.

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Jeremy Clarkson’s impressive car collection is a petrolhead’s dream

Published: 23/Nov/2020 14:34

by Kieran Bicknell

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Petrolheads around the world will recognize the name Jeremy Clarkson. Once part of BBC’s Top Gear and now the host of the legendary Amazon Prime show The Grand Tour alongside May and Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson naturally owns quite a sizable car collection, along with a few surprises.

Jeremy Clarkson will go down in history as one of the biggest personalities that any car-based TV show will ever be linked to. Naturally, his years at the helm of various car shows, along with his history in journalism, has led him to owning an impressive collection of cars.

It’s not just cars in Jeremy’s garage, though. Having taken on his farm during 2019, he also owns a number of unusual machines, including a rather strange Lamborghini. Here are our highlights from Clarkson’s incredible collection.

Ford GT Clarkson
YouTube: Seb Delanney
Clarkson loved his Ford GT, but annoying electrical issues resulted in him returning the car to Ford.

Jeremy Clarkson’s supercars

Of course, Clarkson has a number of performance cars and supercars in his car collection. One of the most famous cars in his collection was the Ford GT, which he actually sent back to Ford after a well-documented issue with the alarm.

He also has a well-known love affair with AMG’s products. His first was an SL55 AMG roadster, though it wasn’t to be his last. Clarkson has also owned a number of other AMG-badged cars, including a CLK63 Black Series.

Given his history around supercars, Clarkson has owned more than most people would ever dream of having. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Ferrari 355 GTS
  • Mercedes-Benz AMG SL55 AMG Roadster
  • Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK63 Black Series
  • Aston Martin Virage
  • Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder
  • McLaren 675LT
  • Ford GT
  • Lotus Elise 111S

Classic Cars in Jeremy Clarkson’s collection

Jeremy Clarkson The Excellent
Instagram: @jeremyclarkson
The Excellent is a custom Mercedes SL Roadster

It’s not just the latest-and-greatest cars that are in Jeremy’s collection. There are also a number of classic cars in his fleet, including one of the most iconic BMWs ever made, as well as some vehicles from his time on Top Gear and The Grand Tour.

The most unusual car in Clarkson’s collection is undoubtedly ‘The Excellent.’ Created as part of a challenge on The Grand Tour, it is a lifted Mercedes SL convertible mated to a Land Rover chassis.

Alongside ‘The Excellent’ he also owns the gorgeous Alfa Romeo GTV6 that featured on the Scottish special episode during Season 2. He even knew that he’d own it after filming, saying during the show “generally when we finish these jobs these cars end up, I don’t know where. But I know where this will end up; At my house.”

CSL Batmobile
YouTube: Car Throttle
The most iconic classic in Clarkson’s collection is the BMW 3.0 CSL.

Finally, the standout car from the collection is one of the most iconic BMW’s ever designed – the 3.0l CSL. Nicknamed ‘the Batmobile’ due to its massive rear wing, the CSL is the first true performance BMW, and is an appreciating classic.

While he doesn’t own all of them anymore, the full list of classics that Jeremy is known to own is impressive:

  • BMW 3.0l CSL
  • Alfa Romeo GTV6
  • Mercedes SL ‘The Excellent’
  • Ford Escort Cosworth RS
  • Mercedes-Benz 600 Grosser Limousine
  • VW Golf GTI
  • VW Scirocco

The weirdest car in Clarkson’s collection

While his crazy Grand Tour creations are certainly odd, most people wouldn’t expect Clarkson to own a certain Lamborghini. In this case, it’s a tractor for use on his farm – how very un-clarkson!