Is Jeremy Clarkson in trouble AGAIN?

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We recently wrote about the controversy regarding the filming of a Top Gear episode in Argentina. The locals apparently took offence to the license plate used on a grey 1991 Porsche they were using for the show. The plate was H982 FKL, which they took to be a reference to the Falklands War in 1982. Clarkson has stated that this was pure coincidence.

 

After fleeing the country from a mob of protesters, they changed the license plate to the safer option of H1 VAE, however, it has now been claimed that this plate is actually registered to an entirely different car, a white 2006 Porsche. The DVLA have stated that this is an offence under the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994. It is illegal to drive a car in this country, or abroad under a plate other than the one assigned to the vehicle.

 

There is further controversy involved, the grey Porsche had sported the H1 VAE plates for a three year period prior to 2001, but the pure fact that the Top Gear team had taken these ‘spare’ plates along, perhaps suggests that they were aware of the potentially contentious plates and had them with them, to do a swap, just in case they ran into trouble with it. Which of course they did!

 

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