The BEST episodes of Richard Hammond's Crash Course

Every episode of Richard Hammond's Crash Course ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Richard Hammond's Crash Course!

Richard Hammond, host of the world’s biggest car show Top Gear, takes the ultimate driving test in his new series Richard Hammond’s Crash Course. As he travels across the U.S., Hammond learns how to operate America’s largest and most dangerous vehicles. Immersed in some of the country’s most extreme environments, he has only days to master the skills it takes to maneuver the monstrous machines, a task it takes years for people to achieve. Throughout his journey Hammond works closely with the local experts who operate these machines daily while getting a true taste of American hospitality.

Last Updated: 2/3/2023Network:BBC America
Cattle Rancher
36 votes

#1 - Cattle Rancher

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/26/2012

Richard travels to the heart of Texas where he attempts to transform into a real-life buckaroo. There's riding and roping, cows and horses, shooting rifles, and of course, mucking out stalls.

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Animal Sanctuary/Snake Wrangler
36 votes

#2 - Animal Sanctuary/Snake Wrangler

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/3/2012

An animal keeper trains Richard at an animal santuary in Hawaii, and Richard meets a snake wrangler.

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43 votes

#3 - Stuntman

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/22/2012

Richard goes to Hollywood to tackle the coolest job in town — stuntman. Can Richard conquer his fear of heights, face the past while flipping a car, beat the heat when set on fire, and convince other stuntmen that he can handle a proper fight scene?

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38 votes

#4 - Cabbie/Comedian

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/29/2012

What better job is there for someone who loathes gridlock, than a gig as a New York City cabbie during Manhattan’s rush hour? Plus, Hamster attempts to get a few laughs.

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Abrams Tank
68 votes

#5 - Abrams Tank

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/16/2012

Richard Hammond travels to Fort Bliss in El Paso to learn how to be commander, gunner and driver of an Abrams M1A2 tank in a three-day crash course.

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American Bullfighter/Paddle Boarder
34 votes

#6 - American Bullfighter/Paddle Boarder

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/5/2012

In small-town Texas, Richard finds out if he can handle the heat of the rodeo ring. And in Maui, he tests his paddle-boarding skills.

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83 votes

#7 - Striker

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/7/2012

The Striker fire engine is the most powerful in the world. Based at Dallas Fort Worth Airport, Hammond undergoes some gruelling training to be a fireman.

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Tree Harvester
119 votes

#8 - Tree Harvester

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/23/2012

Richard Hammond heads out to try out the dangle head processor, the feller bunchier, and the log loader in a bid to become a lumberjack.

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83 votes

#9 - Landfill

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/1/2012

At the Denver Regional Landfill site, Richard operates a bulldozer, a compactor, and a scraper in a mountain of stinky rubbish.

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Harlem Barber/Test Pilot
8 votes

#10 - Harlem Barber/Test Pilot

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/19/2012

The Hamster is schooled on how to give a proper Harlem style haircut, Plus, he finds out what it takes to build and test fly a brand new helicopter, the R66 Turbine.

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IndyCar Pit Crew
69 votes

#11 - IndyCar Pit Crew

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/12/2012

Richard – so often found behind the wheel of a car – this time trains to be one of the key people tasked with changing the wheel in an actual IndyCar race in Sonoma, CA.

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Salvage Yard
10 votes

#12 - Salvage Yard

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/21/2012

Richard gets to grips with the big cranes that are used in salvage yards in Louisiana, but some of the machinery proves uncooperative.

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Rocket Scientist/Bike Messenger
8 votes

#13 - Rocket Scientist/Bike Messenger

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/10/2012

The Hamster journeys to the dry Mojave Desert where he joins the rarefied air of the Rocket Scientist to help build and prepare a rocket. Then, it’s off to the picturesque and hilly city of San Francisco to attempt the work of a bike messenger.

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51 votes

#14 - Demolition

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/14/2012

Hammond tries out the track hoe, demolition machine and wrecking ball - and learns it is a far more delicate job than he first thought.

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