In our OnAllCylinders Reader’s Choice Awards, you named Top Gear BBC as your favorite automotive television show.
Apparently, not everyone is a fan–especially in Argentina.
In a tweet, show presenter Jeremy Clarkson says he and the Top Gear crew were thrown out of Argentina after being pelted with rocks. According to Clarkson, they were filming a segment with a Porsche that happened to have the license plate, H982 FKL. Locals assumed the plate number was a reference to the 1982 Falklands War.
“The number plate WAS a coincidence. When it was pointed out to us, we changed it,” said in a tweet. “Thousands chased crew to border. Someone could have been killed.”
Clarkson said the incident was the most terrifying experience he’s been involved with, pointing out that he’s visited Iraq and Afghanistan.
You can read Clarkson’s detailed account of the entire incident in this BBC News article.