More MPH stunt ideas
From switching The Stig for Desmond Tutu, to Sabine Schmidt driving a Ford Transit van, our readers have put forth many (often bizarre) ideas for next years MPH show.
Here are some more reader stunt ideas:
I would like to see a caravan being destroyed, either with a sufficient amount of explosives or by being ramped upon by a suitably large vehicle. A Big Foot type monster truck driving straight over it might also do the trick, as long as the caravan gets it.
The great taxi race:
Below is the track layout. Three taxis will be competing against each other; a Hi-Ace, Nissan E20, and a Chinese one.
No steering wheels but vicegrips and two plugs do not works in order to keep their speed down. The will be enough volunteer passengers to fill only two of them. Passengers will choose drop offs and signal for pickups.
The quickest five laps with the most passengers is the declared winner. The losers need to travel to Alexandra by taxi.
De Wet Vorster
An idea for next year’s show could be a gymkhana in the arena. To make it more interesting, perhaps let Jeremy, Richard, Sasha, The Stig and maybe Paul Swift be the contestants. The catch though, they need to do it blindfolded and one of the other hosts is their navigator. Should make an interesting contest…
Or maybe a gymkhana with a couple of local celebrities as the contestants instead of the star in reasonably priced car.
Explosive Finale: Extended Version
One of the highlights of Top Gear is the fact that they actually destroy stuff. I am sure they can take a minibus taxi or a VIP bodyguard vehicle and bash to pieces in the available space in the arena, at every show. Damn, I can think of many ways to bash it to pieces, flatten it, flame it and generally vent the frustration of few million motorists on it!
To destroy it, you can:
Drop it from a dizzy height.
Attack it with a hammer.
Assault it with a flame thrower.
Drive over it with a monster truck.
See how long it takes a team to get it less than 6 inches high
Average Joe versus celebs:
How about a competition, say about 100 winners, each winner getting some kind of training (like an advanced driving course) and then get a go at a lap around their circuit, locally made. Then see how normal people do against the British stars.
For good measure, even a before and after lap, to see the differences the training will make.
If you have a great stunt idea for next year's MPH show, e-mail your ideas (between 200 and 400 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org before Wednesday, February 11 2009.
Wheels24 will announce the top five ideas on 17 February 2009.