It would seem that the vitriol between the trio of presenters on Top Gear and Ben Collins, the man behind the Stig's helmet, isn't just for show. During a recent charity event, Jeremy Clarkson, arguably the leader of the TG three amigos, made it clear just how he feels about Collins' unmasking of himself by calling the former tame racing driver "The Greedy Tw*t." That's certainly one way to put it.
When murmurings began hitting the web that the man who plays The Stig was itching to publish his memoirs, we knew it was only a matter of time before the character met his end on the BBC's Top Gear. According to The Sun, James May has hinted that White Stig will be dealt with in the same manner as his predecessor, Black Stig. As you may recall, Black Stig infamously tried to outperform a Harrier jet from behind the wheel of the Top Gear Jaguar, only to overshoot his mark and wind up at the botto
That's Doctor Captain Slow, to you. James May, one of the three amigos of Top Gear fame, has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Lancaster University. May graduated from the institution in 1985 with a degree in music, though according to the BBC, he hasn't been back to the school in nearly 10 years. May now carries an honorary Doctor of Letters diploma from his alma mater and says that he was flattered to receive the accolade.
It would seem that someone is going through the trouble of staging an elaborate ruse by pretending to be none other than The Stig – at least, according to the BBC. An article in the North-West Evening Mail says that one Martin Perzylo recently spotted a suspiciously mute, white-suited individual blasting down the M55 in a Porsche. Perzylo followed the figure for about 30 minutes until the pretender to the test-driving throne pulled off and into a service station, followed by a convoy of La
As much as we enjoy Jeremy Clarkson and Top Gear, we do occasionally marvel at how thoroughly the man seems to have gripped the attention of Brits. When 1,182 residents of the Sceptered Isle were polled about who they'd like to have most as a celebrity housesitter, Clarkson was the top choice. Jeremy Clarkson, the host of a car show, beat BBC presenter Christine Bleakley, home improvement guru Sarah Beeny and singer Cheryl Cole in the top four, then a Lord at number five and some unknown soccer
Jeremy Clarkson is, among other things, a wonderfully entertaining writer, but it's no secret that he hates hybrids with a passion. In his most recent review of the new BMW 535i, the new sedan doesn't even get mentioned until halfway through the article (typical Clarkson), and begins with a rant about the "green-eyed monster," the horror of catalytic converters and how much time is wasted on engineering electric motors.
If you've stuck your head outside of the automotive maelstrom for half a second, you've probably caught wind of the fact that the UK is going through a major political shake up right now. Jolly Old has just appointed David Cameron from the Conservative Party as its new Prime Minister, and that means plenty of change is in store.. That also means that a new Transportation Minister is likely to pop up in the near future. According to a new AA/Populous pole, the Brits wouldn't mind seeing Sir Richa
It's been reported before that the crew over at TopGear is not exactly environmentally friendly, but we'll give them the benefit of the doubt. C'mon, there's at least a bit of love for saving the Earth over at TopGear, right? After all, they are suspected of triggering the volcano in Iceland that grounded planes for several days thus reducing emissions in the area by who knows how many tons. Now, they are showing off their green side a little more by debating the importance of the hybrid vehicle
It seems so obvious in retrospect, doesn't it? Consider the facts. Exhibit A: Top Gear has demonstrated a penchant for visiting the faraway reaches of Iceland for some of their memorable television stunts and was seen filming in the cold just last week in one of their beloved Toyota trucks. Exhibit B: The boys at Top Gear – and especially ringleader Jeremy Clarkson Hammond – don't exactly have a stellar reputation for respecting the planet. Exhibit C: A large volcanic eruption is tak
It probably could have been foreseen that an erupting volcano in Iceland would be an irresistible lure for Top Gear. The smell of lava in the gave James May, Jeremy Clarkson, and Richard Hammond the urge to outfit a vehicle and drive from Reykjavik to the top of the caldera. Specifically, rather, it gave them the urge to get a vehicle outfitted by Arctic Trucks to make the attempt.
We realize that Americans have a bit of a reputation for blaming things on others and letting lawyers sort it out. But when it comes to the UK government, we're starting to think that any negative car related finding will be blamed on Top Gear. A governmental report called "Full Speed Ahead: Maintaining UK Excellence in Motorsport and Aerospace" was drafted to show that two of Britain's most lucrative industries are being sidelined by those in charge. Within that report was the assertion that To