The tale of James May and the steering-wheel-less car

Only James May, indeed.

There's a scene during a later episode of Top Gear when the three hosts test a KTM X-Bow, a Morgan Three-Wheeler, and a Caterham R500 Superlight. In it, James May climbs into the R500 and fastens his belts, but forgets to attach the steering wheel, which it sitting on the hood just inches out of his reach. While it's easy to chalk this up as a scripted stunt, apparently Captain Slow made a similar goof in real life.

In the latest clip from The Grand Tour, May explains to his co-presenters about setting off sans steering wheel. And yes, this time he actually let out the clutch, started rolling away, and then realized the steering wheel was missing. May didn't explain what kind of car he was attempting to drive, but based on his comments about an immobilizer, complex seatbelts, and a removable steering wheel, it was almost certainly something racy. Stick around for May's befuddled "Something's not right..." comment, along with the cackling of Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond.

Only James May, indeed.

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