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 |  Oct 12 2011, 12:30 PM


There is no need to worry if you can’t get enough Top Gear paraphernalia because there is no shortage of collector items in sight.

The Isle of Man, famous for the Isle of Man TT and a popular backdrop for past Top Gear specials, is now offering a series of stamps to celebrate the most entertaining motoring show in the world (you just read that in Jeremy Clarkson’s voice).

The designs on the stamps pay tribute to six memorable Top Gear Challenges, including efforts to create their own amphibious automobile, a better caravan, an electric vehicle, a Reliant Robin space shuttle, a caravan airship, and finally a journey across the North Pole in a Toyota Hilux.

Pick up your Top Gear stamps at the Isle of Man Post Office.

 |  May 19 2010, 12:39 PM


A Bugatti Veyron that appeared on the BBC hit show Top Gear was owned by a man recently sent to jail for pretending to be a member of Kuwait’s royal family and bilking retired nurses out of their pensions.

Koroush Pour operated a leasing firm in the upscale Kensington district of London. According to the UKPA, Pour operated what is essentially a Ponzi scheme, using other people’s money to cover various debts and financial obligations. Pour managed to defraud banks and other clients out of $875,000 before he was caught.

[Source: UKPA]