Reader scoop: Top Gear refilms the Italian Job! | CAR Magazine

Reader scoop: Top Gear refilms the Italian Job!

Published: 23 November 2009 Updated: 26 January 2015

Sharp-eyed CAR Online reader Damien Morgan sent in some great photos of the day that Top Gear ended up in Belfast – to re-enact one of the most celebrated scenes from The Italian Job.

Clarkson and co went to Northern Ireland where they were allowed to film in the Belfast sewerage system. In a homage to the Minis hurtling around Turin’s waterworks, the Top Gear team swapped Minis for Renault Twingos.

When can I see the Italian Job on Top Gear?

The new series is underway on BBC2 on Sunday nights and the Twingo-in-sewers scene is due to be aired on Sunday 6 December.

Damien was quick-witted enough to bag a few shots of the Twingo underground, as well as a picture of a be-denimed Clarkson himself in a production meeting.

Must have been quite a draining experience. (Sorry – Ed!)

>> Remember you can submit your own spy photos and news by scrolling to the foot of each article page and following the instructions

By Tim Pollard

Group digital editorial director, car news magnet, crafter of words