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Când s-a alăturat James May la Top Gear

On the other hand, even more damning statements have not affected sales of the Toyota Corolla and heaps of praise from the team didn’t help the Alpine Renault A610. If, as he says, the Top Gear line-up can’t continue for ever, what does the future hold? “If the world of TV and the opinion of the public allows it I’d like to gradually slip into respectable science, history or music documentaries,” he says.

During filming in Switzerland, the trio arranged to enter a hillclimb race. Clarkson and Hammond drove to the event but James May turned up with his electric car, a Rimac Concept One, on the back of a truck. The third episode of Series 1 saw the hosts embark on an epic road trip through Northern Italy. As the hosts headed towards the city of Vicenza, viewers saw Jeremy Clarkson send out a tweet giving away Richard Hammond’s location, urging their fans from Italy to meet with him and try and slow him down as much as possible. The Car Park Racing segment was lauded as being the best segment in The Grand Tour’s history, with many calling for it to be a regular episode on the show. Hammond and May made their way to Dunstable and pitted employees from two different companies against each other in a premade race course in the office buildings car park; they even held time trials to find the fastest two drivers.

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It has got something like twenty-five or thirty million people in it. And it’s China, which was just, amazing, because it’s so different. I mean if you are a young tech start-up type person, who you know had a beard and a bicycle and a bag full of algorithms, you’d think Detroit was fabulous. If I was in my twenties and I was in that sort of field or even doing what I do now, I could look at Detroit and think “Yeah that would kind of be kind of cool place to hang about.” But it won’t happen until the people who presume to represent this ancient and excellent activity learn to do it with a bit of a smile and a wave. Look out for your regular round-up of news, reviews and offers in your inbox.

This is evidenced by his own driveway, which contains both a Rolls-Royce and a Fiat Panda. But thanks to the specially-requested fitment of brown roof, brown seats and brown steering wheel, driving it is a bit like sitting in a giant Hushpuppy loafer. He presented the Crufts dog show in 2005, the 2004 and 2005 British Parking Awards, and has appeared on ‘School’s Out’, a quiz show on BBC One where celebrities answer questions about things they learned at school when they were younger. He even hosted the UK Version of ‘Total Wipeout’, and also hosted Sports Relief 2008. In Season 2, the hosts of The Grand Tour set off on a race around New York City to see who could get to Niagara Falls the fastest. To achieve this, the trio set a course that would see them using cars, the subway, and planes—and this is where things get complicated.

The Top Gear India special prompted complaints from Indian diplomats for featuring a car fitted with a toilet in the boot that Clarkson said was “perfect for India because everyone who comes here gets the trots”. Despite the mayhem the live show also gives the presenters a freedom they don’t have on TV. There doesn’t appear to be any danger of that happening any time soon. From October the team brings a new arena show to Birmingham’s NEC for four nights. There is a Christmas special and the new series begins in January. Despite the success the trio – who celebrate their 10th anniversary with the show later this month – are realistic.

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That’s about the same time frame as it’d take Jimmy Carr to get round the track again. The trappings of stardom (“I wouldn’t call us stars, really”) sit lightly with May. “People like having their picture taken because everyone takes pictures of everything now,” he says. “It doesn’t bother me. No one has ever threatened me or tried to beat me up so I’m grateful. Mind you no one has thrown their knickers at me either.” The show is not without its critics.

This gave Hammond and May the option to do whatever they wanted to the house so they demolished it in spectacular fashion. However, the tank was actually a 700-horsepower Ripsaw all-terrain vehicle and the stunt was carefully choreographed and paid for. Before the scene commences, you can hear a director off-camera call, “Action!” The Ripsaw is claimed to be the fastest tank in the world and is powered by a 6.6-liter Duramax engine. A crew raced into the shot as if it were a real emergency, but it was later confirmed that the whole scene had been set up to create the illusion of a dangerous situation. If you look at the scene carefully, you’ll notice Clarkson is actually facing downhill and not climbing, as they were supposed to be doing at the time. The crumbling rocks were filmed after the scene due to the different camera angles they wanted to use.

After the twenty-third series, Evans departed from the show, leading to LeBlanc being joined by Harris and Reid as the main hosts, with occasional appearances from Jordan and Schmitz. LeBlanc departed the show following the twenty-sixth series in 2019, and was replaced by new hosts Paddy McGuiness and Freddie Flintoff for the twenty-seventh series later that year. The former racing driver was a longtime host of the original show until it was axed, and he followed Quentin and Vicki over to Channel 5 on Fifth Gear. He actually returned to TG as ‘Emergency Stig’ when they needed someone to train director Danny Boyle around the track. He also joined James May in a couple of Toy Stories episodes. Following the Tesla incident on Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson took to having a team of lawyers with him every time he test drove an electric car—but James May obviously didn’t get the memo.

First, you don’t have to constantly be driving fast to enjoy the sensation of speed. Second, you don’t need to be the fastest around a racetrack to prove you love driving. Instead, in the real world, what you actually need is a judicious right foot and, when the opportunity does finally present itself, the guts to go faster than anyone has ever gone before you—in a road car, at least. I’ve got an electric car, not really for environmental reasons, but just because I think it’s interesting.

“To be honest nothing terrible has ever happened to me,” he says. “I knocked myself out in the desert but even that was a bit of a playground injury. I was fine in 24 hours. I don’t regard myself as having cheated death or fate or any of those things. It’s all fairly safe.” He has lived with his partner Sarah for 12 years and has a collection of 13 motorbikes – or it may be 14 but he can’t quite remember.

Two things wrong with this are that the Rimac has a range of 205 miles and the hillclimb event was only 63 miles from their hotel. However, a BBC crew member admitted that the trio had left Argentina by plane and the police were actually escorting and helping the Top Gear crew the entire time. The end of the episode was filmed to look like a Butch Cassidy parody but they weren’t actually forced to leave the country as had been suggested.

Early in his career, Richard worked at many radio stations, including Radio York, Radio Cumbria, Radio Leeds, and Radio Lancashire, before going on to present a number of daytime lifestyle shows and motoring programmes on ‘Men & Motors’. This new format didn’t change until after the twenty-second series, when the line-up was changed after the departure of Clarkson, Hammond and May. Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc took over as the main hosts, with a team of co-presenters consisting of Chris Harris, Rory Reid, Eddie Jordan and Sabine Schmitz.

Don’t come over all superior with me, you saddle-faced gits. Cyclists jump red lights and ride across the pavement, but so what? Cyclists are pedestrians really, since they are leg-powered. They’ve just added a few levers and cogs to improve their own efficiency. In places such as Copenhagen, where cycling is pretty much the opium of the people, bikes are like community chattels.

He first co-presented Top Gear in 1999 for its 41st series, and was due to retain his role thereafter, but alongside Julia Bradbury, who he frequently presented with at the time, was replaced by Kate Humble from Series 42 onwards. In June 2009 May presented a documentary on BBC Two called ‘James May on the Moon’, commemorating 40 years since man first landed on the moon. This was followed by another documentary on BBC Four called ‘James May at the Edge of Space’, where May was flown to the edge of space in a Lockheed U-2 spy plane.

One fan asked if his fellow Grand Tour presenters would be seen in the upcoming series. In 2020 May bought half the ownership of a pub in Swallowcliffe, Wiltshire called The Royal Oak which dates from the early 18th century and is Grade II listed. Beginning in October 2009, May presented a 6-part TV series showing favourite toys of the past era and whether they can be applied in the modern-day. The toys featured were Airfix, Plasticine, Meccano, Scalextric, Lego and Hornby.

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