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Found some old Top Gear clips glorifying the Confederate Flag

I recently stumbled upon two old Top Gear clips glorifying the General Lee, complete with the obligatory Stars n’ Bars on the roof.

The first comes from a very old news segment (back when Richard Hammond was a teenager) featuring examples of cars with ridiculous mods, including a Vauxhall Cavalier turned General Lee.

Jeremy says with zero sarcasm, “This is fair enough. This guy’s obviously a fan of the Dukes of Hazzard and the General Lee car, with the Confederate Flag. Nothing wrong with it at all,” and Hammond agreeing, “Nothing wrong with that.”

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Unfortunately, it’s part of a compilation video, so I don’t know what year the clip is from, but clearly a very early season judging by the small audience and prepubescent Hammond.

The second example comes from S01E03 of Top Gear Australia, during a cheap car challenge, when host Warren Brown actually creates his own General Lee out of an old Toyota Camry.

Yes, BBC Worldwide actually paid to create and film a General Lee for a comedy show…in 2008...the same year President Obama was elected.

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