The Top Gear Vietnam Special was broadcast on the 28th December 2008.
The challenge was to travel 1,000 miles from Hồ Chí Minh City (Saigon), in the south of Vietnam to Hạ Long city near Hanoi (Hà Nội) in the north. This trip would take eight days and was undertaken by Jeremy, Richard and James. The destination for this challenge was a floating dock in Ha Long Bay.
The primary mode of transport – Motorbikes
- Richard bought a Belarusian-built 125 cc two-stroke Minsk
- May a four-stroke Honda Super Cub
- Clarkson purchased a green Piaggio Vespa