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 |  Oct 12 2011, 12:30 PM

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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.

 |  Oct 08 2011, 12:36 PM

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TomTom is launching a limited edition GO LIVE “Top Gear” edition satnav device, featuring the hit British motoring TV show’s star presenter, Jeremy Clarkson, as well as its resident driving extraordinaire, the Stig.

The new TomTom GO LIVE starts at $269.95 and will include a one year free subscription of HD Traffic, a technology that will prompt traffic updates every two minutes, offer detailed incident reports, the length of delay, as well as accurate travel times and alternate route proposals in order to help commuters combat ever frustrating traffic congestion. Moreover, the limited edition device will offer unique Top Gear selected points of interest including race track and raceway locations related to the series. Jeremy Clarkson, known for his passionate disapproval of speed cameras, will be pleased to know that the GO LIVE will also send nearby speed camera alerts for the driver.

But the best part: Clarkson will be the default navigation voice for TomTom’s new device. However, when switched to Stig Mode, some say the device gets puzzled if the satellite positioning system does not indicate the vehicle is located within the Top Gear test track. All we know is the device instantly turns silent.

GALLERY: TomTom GO LIVE Top Gear Edition

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