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The Grand Tour Carnage A Trois Review: Clarkson, Hammond & May Back To Their Best

Saturday, 18th December, 2021

The boys are back. The Grand Tour has returned for it’s 2nd lockdown special, The Grand Tour: Carnage A Trios.

This time round Clarkson, Hammond and May delve deep into the world of French car culture.

You can watch this episode which is part of season 4 on Amazon Prime Video. Here’s what to expect if you haven’t seen it yet. (with no or little spoilers)

It’s so great that the 4th instalment of the 4th season (or Specials as they may be known) of The Grand Tour has come around now. Three of the previous four have been released around this time, and it’s always been something good to look forward to over the festive period.

For the last lockdown special, Lochdown, I didn’t enjoy it as much as the rest. It wasn’t bad, but it was far from the best. But as mentioned, I think that this show, Carnage A Trois was really good, getting back to the best.

What is the matter with the French“. That is the first question in the show before the opening titles, so you know it’s going to be good.

There’s so many laughs in the show, mostly at the French, which you should expect. Alongside the entertainment there is of course cars, and plenty of them.

Since we are in a lockdown there’s no exotic or weird locations. In fact it starts in the Welsh hills, and goes from there to a variety of places around the UK.

There’s plenty of terrible French cars in the show, all with their weird quirks. Clarkson uses a Citroën CX Safari, Hammond buys a Matra Murena and May has a Renault Avantime which viewers of the older Top Gear will remember Clarkson, May & Hammond messing with.

There’s one of the most famous French cars, the Citroen 2CV (or upside down pram as we call it), along with plenty of well know favourites of the recent past and present – Citroen Saxo, Renault Clio & Scenic, Peugeot 205 & 206 and more.

It also wouldn’t be a show without some kind of race, and they have one of those too. The track race features several French cars along with drivers from the Grand Tour crew, including their driver Abbie Eaton.

Along with the cars and the laughs, there’s plenty of facts and information about the cars too (and France/the French in general). So if you’re interested in car knowledge, you’ll not be disappointed.

The big finale is sending a Citroen Pluriel back to France, and I’ll let you watch it to see what happens.

Of course the playful jibes at the French are met equally with praising them and their ‘unique’ ways.

And there you have it, The Grand Tour Carnage A Trois is a good watch. Defusing bombs, stopping on roundabouts, looking back at a crazy French car history and fitting a dishwasher in a boot. There’s so much more I haven’t mentioned, all with the soundtrack of a variety of French music.

In fact it makes me want to go back and binge watch the series from the start and watch this one again.

Also check out the other TV series to binge watch on Amazon which includes all the Grand Tour episodes.

Check out the latest Grand Tour, A Scandi Flick review.

Michael Adams

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