The Latest Episode Of The Grand Tour Contains A Subtle Tribute To 9/11

    In a blink and you miss it moment the Grand Tour paid homage to one of the world's worst tragedies.

    2y ago


    The latest episode of The Grand Tour was very American. You had an American baseball player, a Ford GT and a race from America's largest city to one of its natural beauties. Not only was Jeremy Clarkson in my home country he actually spent some time in my home state of New Jersey. I really don't want to sound like a fan boy but it is cool to know at some point I was less than an hour away from Jermey Clarkson driving like a lunatic in an amazing car.

    This was all well and good but the moment that will stick with me, that meant the most to me occurred at the 2:18 mark. The camera is panning across the New York City skyline. A skyline that growing up was always defined by the Twin Towers. It was during this panning shot of the Freedom Tower that 2 white bars flashed over the pictures. At first i didn't notice it but after watching it again it dawned on me. They were paying tribute to 9/11 and the Twin Towers.

    On a show that isn't really known for its touching moments this was one and to whomever over at Amazon who was responsible I thank you .

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    Comments (11)

    • To be honest, i thought the white stripes here were more a reference towards the GT's two white stripes, but I've been wrong before. Nice touch

        2 years ago
    • I noticed it on the first watch and also thought "nice tribute"

        2 years ago
    • I noticed that the second time I watched it. I thought it was a very nice gesture.

        2 years ago
    • Whether the two white bars were a reference to the GT or to 9/11, it was lovely to see the USA profiled in the episode all around. Thanks GT :)

        2 years ago
    • They used to have some poignant moments while on Top Gear so they are carrying on with the tributes on The Grand Tour

        2 years ago


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