facebook twitter rss
"Richard Hammond's Crash Course" Season 2 on BBC America gives the ultimate driving test to Richard Hammond, host of the world's biggest car show "Top Gear."

As he travels across the US, Hammond is challenged to learn how to operate America's largest and most dangerous vehicles. Immersed in some of the country's most extreme environments, he has only days to master these monstrous machines, a task that takes years for most people to achieve. Throughout his journey, Hammond works alongside local experts who operate these machines daily, while getting a true taste of American hospitality.

As "Top Gear" enters season 18, Richard Hammond has experienced more than his fair share of international auto-escapades, whizzed along countless race tracks, driven just about every high-powered car and sat pretty in some of the most luxurious vehicles ever made. Now in "Richard Hammond's Crash Course," he experiences the world's biggest and toughest vehicles that are made not for show, but to get a job done. Visiting six locations, with just three days in each, he must learn how to handle a variety of complex and dangerous machines. In the end, the experts decide if he has successfully completed each challenge.

The series has Hammond at the helm of a myriad of machines including the US Army's MIA2 Abrams Tank at Fort Bliss, "The Compactor" (which weighs more than the last 11 Super Bowl championship teams combined) at the Denver Regional Landfill, the world's most powerful fire engine, The Striker, at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport and a two ton wrecking ball with the power to tear down a five story building in a matter of seconds in Orlando. Hammond, usually the expert in the driver's seat, finds himself in unusual territory. Not only is he in a foreign land, he is now the student, getting his hands dirty and learning all aspects of the job from the men and women who operate these essential machines.

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.

Season 2

Richard Hammond is taken out of his comfort zone to face some of the biggest challenges of his life in the second season. Hammond will immerse himself in uniquely American — often terrifying — vocations. In each episode, he will tackle new, and at times frightening challenges, with less than five days to master each job. Can he conquer his fear of heights and jump from the top of a bridge and handle being set on fire as a Hollywood stuntman? Will he lose his grip (and suffer a venomous bite) when he takes on the role of a snake handler? From the true grit of a Texas cattle ranch to being a bicycle messenger in San Francisco to driving a taxi in New York City, viewers will see Richard Hammond absorb the advice of mentors and attempt to master skills that often take years to learn.

"Richard Hammond's Crash Course" is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions for BBC America. Rob Fox is executive producer. Elli Hakami, Jane Tranter and Courtney Conte are executive producers for BBC Worldwide Productions.


Network: BBC America
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: April 16, 2012
Seasons: 2
Production Company: BBC Worldwide Productions

"Richard Hammond's Crash Course" host 'Crash Course' Season 2: Richard Hammond Tackles More Daring Jobs — Premiering Monday, October 22, the new season of the BBC America series will feature the car expert facing new, wildly unfamiliar, comical and, at times, frightening occupations - with less than five days to master each job. Read more...
"Richard Hammond's Crash Course" host 'Richard Hammond's Crash Course' Season 2 Poses Big Challenges — BBC America commences production next week in Texas on eight new episodes set to air later this year. Read more...
Richard Hammond Takes on Monster Machines in 'Crash Course' — Premiering Monday, April 16, the new BBC America series challenges the British "Top Gear" host to learn how to operate America's largest and most dangerous vehicles. Read more...

Got Richard Hammond's Crash Course spoilers? What did you think of the last show?

Post a Comment
Display Name
E-mail (optional)
(not displayed with comment)
URL (optional)
  BB code and links are not permitted.