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Published on May 1, 2012
On this week's Crash Course, Richard Hammond is "off to a good ol'-fashioned Texas barbeque" as he battles fiery flames at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport! Don't miss the world premiere of an all new episode of BBC America's original series RICHARD HAMMOND'S CRASH COURSE *** Monday May 7 at 10/9c *** immediately following an all new episode of TOP GEAR at 8:30/7:30c, only on BBC America.
Top Gear's Richard Hammond is coming to America, and he's strapping into some serious machinery. But three days to master the world's toughest vehicles... might not be enough!
This week, Richard takes on the Striker, the world's most powerful fire engine, under the supervision of the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport firefighters. The Striker is designed to be driven and operated by one person, it has eight wheels, and it features two water cannons that can fire up to 1200 gallons a minute.
Can Richard master the physical challenges and prove he has what it takes to be a firefighter? As he jokes, "This could only go well!"
As host of TOP GEAR, the world's biggest car show, Richard Hammond has driven just about every high-powered and luxurious vehicles out there. Now, he's traveling across the U.S. for the ultimate driving test: learning how to operate America's largest and most dangerous vehicles.
Immersed in some of the country's most extreme environments, he'll only have days to master these monstrous machines, a task that takes years for most people to achieve. He'll learn from the locals, or drive them crazy trying. And in the end, the experts will decide if he has successfully mastered each challenge.