Something I discovered at a fairly early age is that it’s not possible to drink and play the piano.
The Scots revealed recently that young people have unreal expectations of their future earning capacity. They expect to be banking over 60 grand a year by the time they’re 30 but are, according to some figures or other, unlikely to be earning more than 20p a week by their 31st birthday. Well, I have the answer; a business opportunity for the young car-enthusiast with even the tiniest mechanical ability to make squillions of pounds and provide a service of such value it will get them knighted. Please take out a notepad and read on.
For years, I’ve argued that most drivers in Britain are pretty good. The figures back up this theory, as we have one of the lowest death and injury rates in the world. But, just recently, it’s started to go wrong.
Jeremy, James and Richard race from Switzerland to the north of England, each aiming to be the first to turn on the Blackpool Illuminations. Only catch is, they’re not allowed to refill their cars.
James somehow beats Clarkson to this week’s Big Supercar Power Test, the 600bhp, V12 Zonda F Roadster. This ‘Captain Slow’ nickname is going to need a rethink...
The ‘Harry and Paul’ star takes to the track in our Reasonably Priced Car. Hopefully he’ll be a bit quicker than last time he was here...
Yes, Mark Wahlberg on Top Gear – a proper Hollywood star! He’s been in films watched the world over! He’s never advertised Morrisons! And he destroyed our Reasonably Priced Car.
The boys attempt to deliver Mitsubishi Evo-matching performance for a fraction of the price by simply enhancing a normal car with a series of sensibly applied mods. Doesn’t go well.
The pop star’s pop star takes to the track in our reasonably priced car – rumour is he was so keen to trounce Simon Cowell he booked himself on some track days for a bit of practice.
The boys go back to the US to test some muscle cars. Last time they were attacked with guns, this time they get pelted by rocks. Anyone else spot a theme developing here?