Jeremy Clarkson, host of the ever popular UK television show Top Gear, hates all things American – especially American Cars. Listening to him is a chore and I almost wish someone would kick his bloody ass, as that would be a very American thing to do. Recently he got his hands on a C4 Corvette somewhere out in a desert and thought it would be cool to destroy it. Using a helicopter equipped with mini-guns capable of firing 8,000 rounds a minute, Clarkson hunts his robotic driven prey and shows just what horrible shot he is. I’d bet this was his first time shooting a real gun. Finally after the helicopter’s pilot gets right up on the Corvette’s rear (and the guy steering the Corvette drives a straight line) is he able to hit it, blowing the gas tank and stopping it dead. Like any ass with a gun, he begins monologuing about how “Hank (the remote-controlled robot driver) is never gonna keep his Corvette” and “that Corvette is never going to be sold by the time we’ve finished with it”. With the Corvette stopped in its tracks, he shoots away and accomplishes his goal of destroying the car. It’s only fitting that this video is posted on July 4th. While I am sorry to see a Corvette killed by a pompous British TV host, at the least the car died in a hail of gunfire on the open range all for the benefit of a television audience – and that my friends is a very American way to go.
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