Photos: BBC Top Gear episode
filmed in Burnham-On-Sea
Toyota Futura was left looking rather worse-for-wear after
Jeremy Clarkson and the BBC Top Gear team submerged
it in the sea at Burnham-On-Sea in October 2003!
members from the Burnham Area Rescue Boat (BARB) helped
the BBC crew safely put the off-road vehicle through a rigorous
test by seeing whether it could survive one of Bridgwater
Bay's notorious storm tides.
these photos show, the vehicle was parked on the town's
jetty and left to nature's forces.
suprisingly, though, the sea won and the vehicle failed
miserably. The episode was shown on primetime BBC television
and helped to demonstrate the danger of the tides along
waves slammed into the vehicle, which was parked on Burnham
Toyota Futura quickly became submerged by the incoming tide
vehicle was towed back to the beach after failing the off-road
Clarkson took a look around the Burnham hovercraft during
Burnham-On-Sea Hovercraft Web site home page