Toyota has decided to pay tribute to Jeremy Clarkson through a video which contains several sequences from Top Gear.

Toyota has decided to pay tribute to Jeremy Clarkson through a video which contains several sequences from Top Gear.

As a short history lesson, Top Gear started way back in 1977 as a 30-minute show but Jeremy Clarkson joined it towards the end of 1988. It was actually cancelled in 2001 but shortly after that BBC decided to relaunch the show in a one-hour format in a BBC studio in 2002 with Clarkson as the host with help from Richard Hammond and Jason Dawe. The latter was shortly replaced by James May and since then Top Gear went on to become the most popular TV car show ever.

The future doesn't look bright now that BBC has decided not to renew Clarkson's contract while the latest gossip from UK indicates both Richard Hammond and James May will leave the show. On a related note, Clarkson said this week to the media that people should stop blaming Top Gear producer Oisin Tymon for the outcome of the fracas scandal, adding that it wasn't his fault.

Toyota has decided to thank Clarkson through a video showing sequences from his reviews on Top Gear of cars such as the Celica (summer 1994), Corolla (spring 1997), GT86 (summer 2013), the indestructible Hilux (winter 2007, summer 2010) and the Auris (winter 2014).

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