Moroccan Roll | The Grand Tour Season 1 – Episode Guide, Recap & Fun Facts

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In this episode, the tent is located in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May go to Morocco to test the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider, the Mazda MX5 and the Zenos E10. And later in the episode, Hammond and May play a real life game of Battleships but with cars.

They discuss how the Dutch are the tallest people on Earth and how they’re not allowed to use the word ‘swaffling’.

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider, the Mazda MX5 and the Zenos E10 Tested

the trio take the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider, the Mazda MX5 and the Zenos E10 to Morocco for a comparison test. Clarkson loves the 4C but is plagued by leg cramp so has to pull over. He later wants to compare the Alfa’s weight to the other two cars to prove that it’s better so they set off producing a large set of scales.

After the movement of lots of animals, the scales eventually break and they are told to leave due to the number of animal carcasses.

They later stop to perform timed laps around Atlas Corporation Studios in Ouarzazate. Hammond crashes his MX5 but it’s not highly damaged, and they determine that the MX5 is the fastest.

Conversation Street

In this episode they discuss police cars and which nation has the worst. James May thinks it’s the British. In Holland, where the tent was, used to have Porsches.

After this, they then discuss a bridge made for squirrels, which cost 150,000 euros. Only five squirrels used it over two years.

They finish with a discussion on how Clarkson has to race a train when he sees one, and when he doesn’t do that any more, he should die.


Hammond and James use cars to play a real life version of Battleships with cars as ships and multiple G Whiz as missiles.

Celebrity Brain Crash

Golden Earring are about to play a live set outside the tents but are electrocuted before they can properly start. Instead, Clarkson uses a V8 engine to blow up a blow-up doll.

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