Before Top Gear – Vietnam Special inspired thousands of Brits to book their holidays to Vietnam, Jeremy Clarkson was here before.
Some 25 years ago or so ago, the TV presenter was on a break from the world famous BBC 2 motoring show, and presenting a solo series called Jeremy Clarkson’s Motor World. Episode Two of the first series was filmed in Vietnam and included a review of Vietnam’s Russian-built jeep. Predictably, Clarkson wasn’t a big fan, going on to conclude the “common car” was the world’s worst. And that’s quite a claim.
Take a look for yourself with this clip from Motorworld. Interesting, too, to see a little glimpse of Vietnam circa 1994. The Vietnam episode first aired in the UK in January 1995.