The crew of the U.S. adaption of the BBC TV series Top Gear, including its three presenters Adam Ferrera, Tanner Faust and Rutledge Wood, are currently in Iceland filming episodes that will be aired on the History Channel in late March or early April.
Managing director of Arctic Trucks Eðvarð Þór Williamson confirmed the news to RÚV yesterday. The crew is using ten of its trucks and especially asked for three old and significantly altered American “gas guzzlers,” ruv.is reports.
Ferrera, Faust and Wood are reportedly planning to drive around Iceland in a large Ford Bronco, Scout and Chevrolet in the coming days.
Their presence in the country has garnered attention among foreign tourists; one person tweeted on Monday that he had seen the trucks parked in front of Hallgrímskirkja church in Reykjavík, posting a picture of it as proof.
Eðvarð said the 30-person crew will stay in Iceland until mid-next week but wouldn’t reveal any further information as their travel plans are confidential.
However, it is considered unlikely that they will spend much time driving around in urban areas and Eðvarð said they are probably the only people thrilled about the current weather conditions.
The U.S. version of Top Gear is not quite as popular as the original British series, yet it is estimated that approximately two million viewers watched the first episode of the last series.
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