Reliant Robin Space Shuttle!

I've never heard of it, but apparently BBC makes a Mythbuster-esque show called Top Gear.
Anyways someone sent me a video of them turning a Reliant Robin (that funky 3 wheeled car) into a working Space Shuttle. Funny as heck, thought ya'll might enjoy it.
Original vid: (won't let me imbed)

Flight video:

Picture of Reliant Robin Space Shuttle!
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it looks fake... what kind of tv program would make something that expensive, and tedious to build?
KentsOkay (author)  AnarchistAsian9 years ago
It looks awesome, umm, I dunno, them brits are weird...
It's absolutely real. These are the same people who launched a Mini down a ski jump with rockets. Have a look at the links I posted Oct 24th.
wow... that's... overkill for a show...
It's a classic.

Top Gear used to be a boring road-test show, then the BBC refused to give the presenters a massive pay rise.

The presenters all quit, and took the whole format, lock stock and barrel, to Channel Five, expecting to carry on their success.

So, the Beeb hired three loons, re-formatted the show to a studio-based format. Now, "Fifth Gear" is fading away on Channel Five, and Top Gear has a waiting list for studio tickets measured in decades.

No other UK show has that kind of popularity. It's a car review series, but it sells on DVD, has books, games, the whole nine yards.
oh, cool... then what do rockets have to do with cars though?
Very little. But then, these people also made a convertible out of a people-mover, built DIY amphibious cars (and drove/sailed one to France), and drove through American red-neck country in a car covered in painted signs that proclaimed the joys of man-love...
genious...but still overkill
Top Gear has become one of the BBC's most successful programmes, so they get the bigger budget to do the bigger, sillier things. The drove HGVs through portacabins, water bottles and a brick wall last night. In my personal opinion, it's become a bit far flung from the car review show it used to be. I personally don't care about the handling of the new Porsche GT2, but I do like to know how to reduce my servicing costs, so I watch Fifth Gear for that. One of the best things Top Gear did several years ago was to build as effective a James Bond car as they could for £100. It was brilliant.
holy... could you send me a link to that episode for james bond?
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