Matt LeBlanc and Chris Evans film first challenge of new Top Gear - in Reliant Robins
Top Gear presenters Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc have kicked off filming the first episode of the new show with a trip to Blackpool.
The duo were photographed in Reliant Robins, one emblazoned with an American flag and the other a UK flag, as they embarked on their adventure from BBC's Broadcasting House in London.
Evans announced former Friends actor LeBlanc would be joining the presenting panel earlier this month.
Also joining the line-up is Formula 1 commentator Eddie Jordan, German racing driver Sabine Schmitz, motoring journalist Chris Harris and car reviewer Rory Reid.
LeBlanc tweeted ahead of filming, calling the Top Gear crew a "great group of lunatics" and adding: "We start filming in the morning. I'm pumped."
The duo are set to race some 230-plus miles to Blackpool in their Robins.
Former Top Gear host James May posted a photo and message on Twitter for the new team. Posting a photo of a small shop named Top Gear Motors, he wrote: "Good luck to the new Top Gear trying to fit so many presenters in their studio."