If you’ve ever taken your grandma for a drag race, the clip from this week’s episode of “Top Gear” (airing on History Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 9:00 p.m.) will be no big deal to you. If not, you might enjoy the expressions of confusion and terror on the faces of these elderly women. Even better, you can laugh because you don’t call these women Grandma. Probably.
The challenge facing Tanner, Adam and Rut, other than terrifying senior citizens, is to race around a parking garage to determine whose truck is easiest to drive. Determining which new light truck is the best buy is a question truck makers are hoping Americans are asking. Right now they’re trying to muscle in on the SUV and car markets by making their trucks increasingly comfortable, luxurious, fuel-efficient and easy to drive. But have they sacrificed their tough ‘truck-ness” in the process? Our hosts test their prowess in both car and truck duties on a journey to an airport where they”ll take over the vehicular duties of running the place as they wait for the arrival of a jet.
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