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Jeremy Clarkson took to his Twitter account to confirm to the world that Top Gear won’t grace our televisions for the remainder of this year except for a Christmas special. Continue Reading...
Jeremy Clarkson was invited to the BBC1’s The One Show’ last November where he remarked that the striking public sector workers should be shot. Striking controversy once again, Clarkson’s comment caused more than 30,000 complaints to the BBC and almost 800 to media regulator Ofcom. Responding to the public reaction, Ofcom held an investigation to… Continue Reading...
If you had the chance to go on a driving adventure with a celebrity, which one would not make your list? In Britain, that celeb turns out to be controversial Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson. According to research by Continental Tyres, British drivers wouldn’t want Clarkson as their co-pilot during a 4×4 drive across the… Continue Reading...
Not so long ago, we told you about the special edition satellite navigation device by TomTom which features the voice of the Stig (!) and Jeremy Clarkson, both of TopGear fame. Now due to a clause found in BBC’s own contact, this device had to be pulled off the shelves. According to the BBC, all… Continue Reading...
We’ve seen Jeremy Clarkson review some of the most beautiful and exotic cars ranging from the Bugatti Veyron to the classic Jaguar E-Type. We’ve also seen him review some of the most hideous cars like the Reliant Robin, but military vehicles? From a video game? This is a first. Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson will be spicing up… Continue Reading...
Auto enthusiasts who enjoy gaming will be happy to know that Top Gears Jeremy Clarkson will be spicing up Forza Motorsport 4, as he will be featured in the XBOX 360 game. Top Gear UK and Microsoft have been working to create a partnership between the witty British motoring show and Forza Motorsport. The partnership… Continue Reading...
Rule, Britannia, rule the waves! Britons never will be slaves! The boys of Top Gear recorded an impressive laptime around their famous test track with the McLaren MP4-12C, and if you haven’t seen the episode yet, you might want to skip ahead. The homegrown MP4-12C beat out foreign contenders such as the Ferrari 458 Italia,… Continue Reading...
Jeremy Clarkson, the host of Top Gear, is in hot water again for a comment he made in his column. While he was discussing the eco feature on his LG flat screen TV, he said that using the feature “dims the screen so much, every programme looks like it’s being presented by Lenny Henry in… Continue Reading...
Top Gear’s new series will start in a few days and car enthusiasts around the world are eagerly marking off their calendars. So far we know that James May will be showing us the new Aston Martin Virage,and Jeremy Clarkson will be comparing the McLaren MP4-12C to the Ferrari 458 Italia. We also see the… Continue Reading...
Car enthusiasts from around the world are marking their calendars off with big red Xs as BBC’s Top Gear returns. The first episode of season 17 will air in just eleven days with the trio will back in the drivers seat and up to their usual shenanigans driving exotic cars in exotic locations. Top Gear… Continue Reading...
Everyone’s favourite car show will return to television on June 12. The hit BBC show Top Gear has been on break since the 16th season ended on February 27 with only 6 episodes. Some of the highlights of last season included Hammond driving the Porsche 959 and Ferrari F40, May driving around in NASA’s new… Continue Reading...
We don’t know if he read Forbes’ list of worst cars for 2011. All we do know is that he’s made his own list, and that he is called the Stig. That’s right, Top Gear’s ‘the Stig’ has released his list of the worst five cars he’s ever driven, with some shocking surprises and some… Continue Reading...
Jeremy Clarkson is well known for his antics on screen, but it is his recent actions off screen that are causing quite a stir at the moment. According to British tabloid newspapers, Clarkson is having an affair with a coworker during the Top Gear Live World tour. Before you jump to any conclusions, its not… Continue Reading...
American electric car maker Tesla Motors has filed a lawsuit against the BBC over an episode of its popular Top Gear show that Tesla says is libelous and contains, “malicious falsehood.” The issue surrounds a test Top Gear did of the Tesla Roadster in which Tesla claims the show faked aspects, including having the Tesla… Continue Reading...
Televisions biggest motoring loud mouth is undeniably Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear fame. He is known to either really love a car, or hate it to bits, nothing comes in the middle. Back in 2006, he raved on and on about the Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, a car he loved so much, he actually put his… Continue Reading...
Apart from the news, Top Gear might just be the biggest thing to ever come from the BBC, spawning local versions from Australia to the U.S. with the original watched by millions around the world. Now another country is set to get in on the irreverent fun, China. China isn’t big on free speech, however,… Continue Reading...
In response, said ambassador sent a letter to the BBC saying that the presenters had used vulgar and bigoted language to describe the people of his country, describing the remarks as xenophobic and humiliating. Continue Reading...
And to mark the occasion, the actual one-millionth example to roll off the Solihull assembly line in the UK – a black Vogue Autobiography edition, will be donated to British Charity Help for Heroes. Continue Reading...
James May, one third of the popular BBC show “Top Gear” and the presenter known as “Captain Slow”, was awarded an honorary doctorate at his alma matter of Lancaster University. May, who graduated with a degree in music, took a somewhat different path, despite being a passionate musician. Stints at major car magazines, the Channel… Continue Reading...
Hot on the heels of Kia’s awesome advertisement for their Soul compact car, Hyundai‘s South African arm has just launched a new spot for the Tuscon crossover (known as the ix35 in South Africa) taking off the wildly popular TV series Top Gear. The spot, features a mock driving show called “Top Deer”, and features dead-on voice… Continue Reading...
Who doesn’t love seeing a Ferrari all bent out of shape Jeremy Clarkson style: burning rubber, drifting sideways and showing off plenty of opposite lock? The answer: no one! That’s why we thought we’d bring you two minutes and three seconds of fun courtesy Ferrari test driver Marc Gene. At a recent Ferrari event at… Continue Reading...
Volkswagen patriarch Ferdinand Piech is no stranger to grandiose projects, having overseen the Volkswagen Phaeton uber-luxury sedan, as well as the Bugatti Veyron hypercar. While Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear lamented that the worst part about driving a Veyron is that after it was over, he’d never be able to experience it again, it looks… Continue Reading...
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,… Continue Reading...