Jeremy Clarkson feared for his life when an American gangster "held a machine gun to his head & # 39;

Jeremy Clarkson feared for his life when an American gangster "held a machine gun to his head & # 39; but & # 39; he talked himself out & # 39;

  • Jeremy Clarkson had a machine gun against him in Detroit, USA, in 1997
  • During the filming he was dragged into a "turf war" but came out unharmed
  • Clarkson filmed in Detroit with Richard Hammond and James May when he spoke about the incident that happened more than 20 years ago

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Jeremy Clarkson (pictured in 1997) was once able to get himself out of trouble & # 39; talk & # 39; when he held a gun in Detroit against his head

Jeremy Clarkson (pictured in 1997) was once able to get himself out of trouble & # 39; talk & # 39; when he held a gun in Detroit against his head

Jeremy Clarkson feared for his life when a gang member kept a machine gun on his head in Detroit, but in true Clarkson style, "he talked about it himself," it is revealed.

The famous journalist was confused for trespasser & # 39; on the grass of the gang in the American city when he was killed in 1997, said the 58-year-old.

Clarkson and his crew, who were filming at the time, were terrified and thought they would die.

An insider told The Mirror: "Jeremy filmed Top Gear in a destroyed railway station, but was warned by the police not to go inside because warring gang fractions were active. But he ignored the advice and was surrounded by gangs. Fortunately, he spoke himself out of the situation. & # 39;

In the third series of the Amazon Prime series The Grand Tour he returns to Detroit to film with Top Gear colleagues Richard Hammond and James May, where he talks about the incident.

Richard Hammond, James May and Jeremy Clarkson at the premiere of the TV series & # 39; The Grand Tour & # 39;

Richard Hammond, James May and Jeremy Clarkson at the premiere of the TV series & # 39; The Grand Tour & # 39;

Richard Hammond, James May and Jeremy Clarkson at the premiere of the TV series & # 39; The Grand Tour & # 39;

He says: "Someone held a gun to my head in Detroit. It is a long, complicated story, but we tried to film something and some people thought we were being scoundged on their premises.

& # 39; It was pretty dirty. And this time, 100 meters from where that happened, I had dumplings in a goose fluid.

I'm sure if you lived there, you would not call it interesting, you would call it dangerous.

& # 39; But the rejuvenated shoots of the rejuvenation grow again, so you can eat really well, you can stay in a nice hotel, you can take short distances from A to B without being shot. & # 39;

In an episode for the new series, the trio looks at American muscles including a Hennessey Exorcist Camaro and the Ford Mustang RTR Spec 3.

Jeremy Clarkson was mistaken for a rival gang member during filming and had a machine gun held against his head, it is claimed

Jeremy Clarkson was mistaken for a rival gang member during filming and had a machine gun held against his head, it is claimed

Jeremy Clarkson was mistaken for a rival gang member during filming and had a machine gun held against his head, it is claimed

The famous test of Henry Ford drove his first car in 1896 through the streets of Detroit.

The trio finds in the episode an abandoned car factory and makes it a race track.

The Grand Tour will be broadcast on Amazon Prime Video on January 18th.

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