Grand Tour’s Richard Hammond repeatedly shunts cars for TV show

Shocked driver alerts police as The Grand Tour’s Richard Hammond repeatedly shunts cars in ‘appalling’ parking fail – only to be told that the star is filming for the TV show

  • Residents watched driver repeatedly smash into cars on a street in Wales
  • One driver contacted police to report the ‘appalling’ driving fail in Crickhowell
  • Later told it was Richard Hammond filming for his upcoming Grand Tour show

Former Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond was filmed repeatedly ramming his car into a parking spot during a staged incident for his upcoming show.

Baffled residents on a street in Crickhowell, Powys, Wales, were left scratching their heads when they witnessed the mysterious driver try to manoeuvre his car in between two cars on the street on April 23.

 

Passers-by filmed the mystery maroon Renault people-carrier smash into the bumpers of two cars and try to squeeze into the narrow bay.

One worried driver even contacted police to tweet a video of the ‘appalling’ parking and call for the driver to be arrested before they were told by the force that the driver was in fact Hammond and his parking wreckage was part of his work. 

Richard Hammond steps out of his car after trying to squeeze it into a small parking spot on a residential street in Crickhowell, Wales, during a staged incident for his show

Hammond tries to move his car into the parking spot

The presenter tries to park the car

Hammond, who was filming a segment for the fourth series of The Grand Tour for Amazon Prime Video, moves the car into the narrow bay

The force responded by saying: ‘Hi Philip, thanks for getting in touch. We are aware of some filming happening in and around this area at the moment, but thanks for letting us know.’

In a clip, which was later shared online, the TV presenter repeatedly smashes into the cars next to him as he tries to fit the vehicle into the narrow bay.

Hammond’s people-carrier screeches loudly with its wheels spinning and smoking as he squeezes it into the space.,

Just seconds later, the TV presenter jumps out of the car and walks away from the scene – leaving residents in a state of shock.  

Hammond, 51, was filming in the quiet market town, which sits just 25 miles from his home in nearby Ross-on-Wye, for a segment for the fourth series of The Grand Tour for Amazon Prime Video.

One local films the maroon Renault people-carrier move back and forth and smash its bumper into the other cars

One local films the maroon Renault people-carrier move back and forth and smash its bumper into the other cars

Police told the driver who complained about Hammond's driving that the presenter was filming for an upcoming show

Police told the driver who complained about Hammond’s driving that the presenter was filming for an upcoming show

Hammond (pictured with Jeremy Clarkson and James May) was in Crickhowell filming a segment for the fourth series of The Grand Tour

Hammond (pictured with Jeremy Clarkson and James May) was in Crickhowell filming a segment for the fourth series of The Grand Tour

One passer-by said: ‘It was a terrible piece of parking. But just the thing a lot of us would like to do when you can’t find a space big enough.

‘The three cars involved were all quite old so it wouldn’t have caused too much damage.’

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