Top Gear has graced the TV screens of the UK for countless numbers of years. What was a regular car program changed to something very special when the team of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May got together as the three hosts.
The show shot up the rankings, as did the number of fans. However, it was the Top gear Specials that caught global attention.
These often related to a series took the three petrol heads out of their comfort zone to remote parts of the globe and pitted the team against unique motoring challenges.
Here you can find out which challenges they have been on and how to watch top gear full episodes.
What are The Top Gear Specials?
The first Top Gear special began back in season 7 in 2006. Jeremey Richard and James too on the Winter Olympics Special.
From then, there were many exploits where the boys and the BBC ran amock. Here you can find the full listing of Top Gear Specials and the latest Grand Tour Specials where you can now find Jeremy, Richard, and James.
- Winter Olympics Special
- USA Special
- Polar Special
- Botswana Special – The trio try to drive second-hand cars across Botswana
- Vietnam Special
- Bolivia Special
- Middle East Special
- India Special
- Africa Special – Part 1 and Part 2
- Burma Special – Part 1 and Part 2 Watch the boys as they build a bridge over the River Kwai.
- Patagonia Special
The Perfect Road Trip was a set of exclusive specials not released on the series. The World’s Care being one such special that James and Jeremy gave the car to Richard. You can also find 50-years of Bond Cars.
Grand Tour Specials
As Jeremy, Richard and James are no longer with the BBC, you can find them on the Grand Tour, which is an Amazon Prime Video exclusive.
- The Beach Buggy Boys
- Feed the World
- Colombia Special
- Survival of the Fattest
- A Massive Hunt
- Untitled Scotland Special and Russia Special to be confirmed.
Where to Watch Top Gear Episodes Online
Depending on where you live, depends on how you can carry out Top Gear streaming. If you want Top Gear of Jeremy, Richard and James in the UK, the BBC iPlayer no longer supports the earlier Top Gear Episodes.
The seasons you can find are now season 24 to season 29.
If you want to watch Top Gear videos in the USA, you need to head to one of the streaming services which houses Top Gear.
Fubo TV or Sling both have access to BBC America, although they run three weeks behind the series. With Fubo, you get a 7-day free trial and then it costs $64.99 for the cheapest plan.
If you want to watch all the seasons that come with the inclusion of the specials, you can find seasons 7 to season 22 on UK Netflix. If you have a Netflix account, you can watch each of the specials and what the boys get up to in all their HD glory.
All the best is included such as the Bolivia, Africa Part 1 & 2, Botswana with their cheap car purchases, the Polar and much more.
You will find scooting through the watchlist, there are no episodes before season 15, and you only have access to the part of a Top Gear Special video. If you live outside the UK, you will need a VPN to help you connect to the UK Netflix catalogue.
Watch Classic Top Gear on MotorTrendTV
MotorTrendTV now has seasons 2 to season 25 and 170 episodes in total. Included are all the specials you see the boys in actions as their adventures across Botswana, Africa part one and part 2, Burma and many more.
If you sign up for MotorTrendTV direct, it costs $4.99, or it is slightly reduced when you sign up for the year. You do also get a 14-day free trial on signing up.
You can also access this channel via Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV and YouTubeTV. You also find many other motoring classics to search for in the video watchlist.
If you sign up through one of the streaming platforms, you can access the MotorTrendTV app using your email and password.
Watch Top Gear Specials on AutoStrada
One final place you can find all the Top Gear Specials is AutoStrada.TV. It appears to be a legitimate site, yet you are better to be safe and use a VPN for protection.
The site is from the Netherlands, and it has top gear seasons videos 1 – 10, Top Gear videos season 11 -20 and Top Gear videos of season 21-28. It also has everyone’s favourite Botswana special video and also it has access to watch Grand Tour Online.
All these you can search from the menu you enter on the left.
Watch Top Gear with a VPN
You will need a VPN for whichever service you decide to watch any of the classic Top Gear with Jeremy, Richard and James or you want to catch the latest episodes as they happen on the BBC iPlayer.
A premium streaming VPN can bypass any restrictions from all the streaming services here, and spoof your location for Autostrada, even if the site is free to access. (ExpressVPN is our recommended VPN for Australia)
Out of all the above, there appears only to be MotorTrendTV, which has every season, every episode, and every Top Gear Special that has been produced.
The only shows you won’t have access to are the Grand Tour as this is exclusive to Amazon, and they won’t be offering any Grand Tour Specials free for a very long time.