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 thatĀ 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.


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Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.