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10James May to circle Isle of Man on life-size Meccano motorbike

Did you know that the gents from Top Gear do a lot more than just make us all laugh on the telly for a few Sundays each year? It's true, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May all have other projects, newspaper columns or TV shows to keep them busy, but predictably, these aren't your average day jobs.

80James May explains why supercars are 'pointless' - do you agree? [w/poll]

2010 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport – Click above for high-res image gallery

8James May earns honorary doctorate from his alma mater

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.

28Captain Slow No More: Top Gear's James May hits 259.11 mph in Bugatti Veyron SS

Last week, we told you that the Top Gear crew was smirking about having some sort of involvement in the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport's land speed record. And while it was easy for us to chalk it up as simple Top Gear embellishment (they did take credit for the erupting Icelandic volcano, remember), it appears that the TG team – James May, specifically – had a pretty big part in all of this record-setting madness. Apparently he wasn't the 267.81-mph record-setting driver, but Captain Sl

12Be like James May and save the UK's fabled Brooklands circuit

2008 Bentley Brooklands and Old Number Two at Brooklands Race Circuit

7Brick By Brick: James May's Lego house comes down

Top Gear host James May went to Dorking, England and built a Lego fort house in an orchard with more than three million Lego pieces. Now it's time for him to vacate the premises, and the house has been torn down. Mays had tried to get the structure taken to the Lego park in Windsor, but the cost and logistics were too challenging for the park to accept.

23No. 5 celebrity that U.K. men most want to have a date with: The Top Gear crew?

No, really. At least according to Madbid.com, a British auction site (£1,000 cash for £8.06) that arranges celebrity auctions for charity. First, which celebrity topped the list? The sultry, three-kinds of sexy Megan Fox, of course. Second place was British singer/soccer wife Cheryl Cole, third place was Angelina Jolie and fourth place went to Katie Price, sort of a younger, trashier English version of Pamela Anderson with much larger breast implants.

28VIDEO: Ken Block works it out on Top Gear with Captain Slow in tow

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7Clarkson and crew attempt to cross English Channel. Emphasis on attempt

The blokes at Top Gear are in the process of planning their summer return, and last week viewers abroad got a rare glimpse into how the sausage is made.

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