Icelandic tuner offers DIY Top Gear challenge
It's easy to envy the Top Gear team. Unparalleled access to the world's finest cars, huge budgets to play with, colossal paychecks to take home; the list goes on and on. But what makes us really green are the challenges that transport the boys to some far-flung corner of the globe in the name of good TV.
Clarkson and May's successful attempt to drive to the magnetic North Pole was one of the more memorable adventures, primarily because it had all the right ingredients; vast, treacherous landscape, extreme conditions and, of course, a special kind of car.
For anyone who missed the (heavily repeated) broadcast, the massively beefed-up Toyota Hiluxs used by the team quickly became the stars of the show for their utter indestructibility.
Unsurprisingly, the company responsible for modifying the cars has decided to put its hour of publicity to good effect.
Arctic Trucks, a Reykjavik-based engineering company, is offering trips across Iceland to anyone interested in recreating Top Gear's film.
The Arctic Truck Experience includes guided self drive tours to various Icelandic hotspots in a range of specialist vehicles similar to those used on the show.
Though day trips are available, the Autoblog team are hankering after the full-bore 5 day tour. These offer the best opportunity to sink those huge, polar tyres into Iceland's toughest terrain, and then argue loudly about how best to pitch a tent as night closes in.
All we need now is for someone to stump up the £2,350 Arctic Trucks charge per person for a group of four.
If you're interested, the company can cater for groups up to 20 for a reduced price. Click on the link for the Arctic Trucks website.