James May on: retro car styling

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For some years now, the May household has been looking into some extensive building modifications. This is not a very big or remarkable house. The rooms are badly sized and arranged, and it's upside-down. Not literally - I mean that the sitting room is upstairs and one of the bedrooms down, for no obvious reason.


Audi RS 4 Avant Quattro

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Every Audi fan’s favourite Avant is finally making its rounds in Singapore. Like the seminal Porsche-fettled RS 2, the latest B8 RS 4 will only be available in Avant (Audi-speak for estate), in contrast to its most recent predecessor’s (and six-speed manual-only) sedan and estate variants.


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Clarkson on: car adverts


>A recent survey in my house found that football is more interesting, by miles, than even the most exotic Lewis Hamilton overtaking move, while a rather more wide-ranging questionnaire revealed that, today, most teenagers aspire to own the latest smartphone more than they do a car.


James May on... workshops

By the time you read this, I will have bought what estate agents call a second property. However, while that normally means a holiday villa in Spain or a cheap cottage in Cornwall that puts a local family on the street, I've been a lot more modern about this. I've bought a small industrial building - to whit, a workshop.


Hammond on the CB radio

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I never had a CB radio in the early Eighties, and it bothered me. Ok, so I never had a BMX or a skateboard either, but it was the CB that tempted me like a tray of burgers at a health farm. Jeremy will tell you that they are only used by murderers in 4x4s to swap details of snuff websites and plan satanic rituals. But he's a man who spends way too much time agonising over what type of olives he should have with his rocket and loganberry salad to be trusted in matters extending more than a metre beyond the delicatessen door. I wanted one because the truckers in the convoy movies had them and said cool stuff on them and used numbers when they meant "yes" or "no" and had ‘handles'. The fact is, CBs were just cool and I really couldn't see why every truck and every family car in the country didn't have one so we could drive around saying cool stuff.


The new Mercedes ML63 AMG


So, a rudimentary flow chart. Do you find yourself a tad queasy in the company of fire-breathing, 525bhp, umpteen-foot-tall monsters?


James drives the hydrogen-powered Honda Clarity

James reckons he’s found the future of all energy – and thankfully it’s car-shaped. It’s called the Honda Clarity and all it spits out of its exhaust is water.


Das neue Caterham?

Richard tests a potential posh rival to Caterham’s Superlight R500. Can the BMW M5-powered £250k Veritas lightweight beat our cheaper British tiddler?


Jeremy tests the Ford Fiesta

Jeremy responds to a reader complaint about us not doing proper car tests by landing a Ford Fiesta on a beach and being chased through a shopping centre...