Not all driving instructors are made the same. Travis Pastrana, for example – not massively concerned with parallel parking or correct use of indicators, but having all four tyres fully lit at all times is non-negotiable. Watch on to find out what happened when Jethro Bovingdon met Travis and took a 1983 Subaru GL wagon with 862bhp, aka The Family Huckster, for a spin…

ALSO IN EPISODE ONE: The new GMC Hummer EV. It’s not exactly subtle, is it? The $110k Edition 1 model Jack Rix borrowed for an epic roadtrip had three motors – two at the back, one at the front – producing 1,000bhp and 1,200lb ft of torque. It could do 0–62mph in 3.0secs. And that’s not the scary bit. Because it weighs… wait for it… about 4,100kg.

So strap in for 30-minutes on the above, and much more – and as ever, let us know your thoughts on episode one of TG2 and we’ll see you next Sunday for more.

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00:00 Intro
02:25 Family Huckster
11:27 Jethro’s Go
20:20 Studio
21:30 Hummer EV
35:35 Wrap Up

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