Posts Tagged ‘Jeremy Clarkson’

9 Jun 2010: Top Gear expected back on June 27. Maybe.

The new season of Top Gear is apparently due to hit our screens on June 27, according to the latest edition of its spin-off magazine. Or is it?

8 Apr 2010: Hot lava and tyres don’t mix, as Top Gear has found out

If you want to get maximum wear from your tyres, your best bet is probably not to drive to an active volcano and test them to destruction by driving on hot lava. But, there again, when did Top Gear ever give a flying fig about the practicalities of motoring?

20 Nov 2009: Top Gear: Why James May is becoming the ultimate geek made good

It’s our habit to review the first episode of Top Gear in a new season to see how well the formula is still working – and this time around we’ve come to rather a startling conclusion. Increasingly, it’s all about James May.

24 Jun 2009: Top Gear: Peppercorn, Jaguar, Black Shadow… and the man they call The Stig

So… it’s a tough call, taking a series into its 13th season. And we’re asking the question we always ask at this point in the run. Is the format still fresh? Can the guys still cut it? Is it still, basically, as silly, as laugh-out-loud funny and as occasionally poignant as we’ve come to expect?

21 Jun 2009: Top Gear: The Stig unmasked – it’s Schumi!

It is said that he once ate 15 jars of pickled onions then refused to use the bathroom for a week. And secret racing driver cabals meet to worship stacks of his used tyres. Who else could The Stig be but Schumi?

30 Jan 2009: Over the white line: a sign of the times for Bentley

What is the world coming to when you have to instruct your staff to run the Bentley on used chip fat?

2 Sep 2008: Top Gear: coming to an airfield near you?

Here’s a question: would you pay upwards of a ton to go and watch three middle-aged blokes indulging in self-described “cocking about” for an hour and 15 minutes?

7 Jul 2008: What’s going on at Top Gear?

News is trickling through about a bit of a dispute between the BBC and members of the Top Gear team. And the inevitable reason is that common root of all evil – money.

5 Jun 2008: Anthony Hamilton crashes Porsche supercar

Oh, this is a story that is really painful to report. The Porsche Carrera GT is an incredibly rare, incredibly beautiful and incredibly powerful supercar. It has a 5.7L V10 power plant, a six-speed transmission, does 0-60mph in 3.6 seconds and is based on Le Mans technology. It will set you back £330,000. And Anthony Hamilton has just put one through a hedge.

 
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