The Bridge Hotel in Buttermere is a quaint inn in England’s Lake District. Perched about halfway between Manchester, England, and Glasgow, Scotland, it’s an idyllic spot. The hotel itself is comfortable, offering warm hospitality. That is until Richard Hammond shows up and starts roasting influencer cars.
Starting with Sydney Sweeney’s vintage 1969 Ford Bronco, Hammond acknowledges that she chose the right car and that it was tastefully done, but wonders if she really did all the work. He also thinks she should have painted it baby blue as originally planned. Besides the color, he is impressed not only with the Bronco selection, but also with the quality of the restoration.
Next we have Joel’s Jaguar S-Type. A 1999 model painted a hideous beige that Hammond says looks like “one of those awful sofas you see advertised in America.” He is truly appalled that Joel is proud of the car, which doesn’t even have “the right V8”. Despite everything, he invites Joel to meet him at a future Jaguar event.
Moving on, we have a classic mini. There’s nothing controversial about the Mini, which is painted classic red with a white top. The owner of the Mini, however, is a bit controversial because it’s longtime Hammond co-host Jeremy Clarkson. Hammond can’t fault the vehicle itself, but wonders what “8 1/2 foot Northern boy, who learned to drive in the 1800s” is doing with such a small car.
At the antipodes of the modest Mini, we go to the Bugatti Chiron by Steve Hamilton. Wrapped in pink and chrome, Hammond is in disbelief that anyone would spend the money to buy a Bugatti and then wrap it up. He suggests that Hamilton save his money next time and buy a t-shirt announcing he’s stupid.
The last car is the Drift HQ green C4 Corvette property of Adam LZ. Hammond enjoys picking a Corvette C4 as a cool, retro car, as long as it’s in any other color without the body kit. As a “US resident” on Top of the line And The Grand TourHammond has a well-documented appreciation for American V8s and berates Adam LZ for ruining an original low-mileage ’80s Corvette.