Jeremy Clarkson Wants His Smashed Up Porsche Back From Argentina

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What he'll do with it is another question.

Last October, the Top Gear crew ran into, shall we say, some domestic issues while filming in Argentina. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May and the rest of the filming crew were forced to flee the South American country after some locales were offended by Clarkson’s license plate, which read "H982 FKL." Basically, those locales interpreted that as a reference to the 1982 Falklands War between the UK and Argentina. It didn’t go well for the latter, and it’s still apparently a source of bitterness.

Clarkson was behind the wheel of a Porsche 928 as the local media made the supposed connection between said license plate and the war. Top Gear denied any attempt to offend and said it was a pure coincidence.

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Nevertheless, a violent mob forced Clarkson and crew to flee as rocks and bricks were hurled at them and the cars. Hammond’s Mustang and May’s Lotus are now being held in an Argentine customs’ building alongside the 928, and Clarkson now wants them all returned. According to the Mirror, a BBC rep acting on Clarkson’s behalf called Argentinian customs officials to inquire about recovering the cars. The law states they can’t be auctioned off, and must either be donated or returned to their owners.

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