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I know this seems a bit late to wade into the whole BBC Director General hoo-ha that kicked off a while back, but I’ve been busy on Top Gear. Now however, with the series over, I’d like to share my thoughts on the matter. A couple of months ago I was driving to work, the […]
Regular TopGear.commers cannot have failed to miss the news that Top Gear is BACK on TV this Monday 29 October. It’s a slight departure from the norm, but if you tune in to BBC Two or BBC HD on Monday you’ll see Hammond presenting 50 Years of Bond Cars: a Top Gear Special.
You may well think that the fevered genuises behind Top Gear Live have been taking a break since we nonchalantly broke a world record in South Africa earlier this year.
Not many people know this, but Ian Fleming actually wrote in a Bentley for the world’s most famous spy; in his debut 007 novel Casino Royale, James Bond drives the legendary ‘Blower Bentley’.
Alas, it is the end of Series 18, and what a run we’ve had: who could forget our supercar shootout in Italy, a trip to China and Kung Fu Stig, the Ferrari FF vs Bentley on ice, the lightly insane C63 Black series and Saab tribute, and of course, the aeroplane-engined BMW Brutus and Bentley […]
So there you have it. Top Gear is finally back on the nation’s screens: three undeniably great cars, two new haircuts, one Oscar-winning film director and a minor conflagration. Hopeless gifts were exchanged, Stigs were mown down in hails of semi-automatic gunfire, fuses were blown – a nice gentle introduction to the festive season ahead…