Ask Top Gear Star Richard Hammond Anything You WantS

Welcome to yet another installment of Jalopnik Live, where we let you ask the newsmakers and stars of the automotive world the questions that you really want to hear the answers to.

Today's guest is a true international automotive superstar. Affectionately known as "The Hamster," Richard Hammond is the youngest member of the trio that makes up the greatest motoring show... in the world: Top Gear.

Hammond came from humble beginnings in radio and is now a host of one of the world's most popular TV shows. He has traveled the world and driven nearly everything there is to drive. He's driven a Fiat through Iraq, made two — yes, two — VW Camper Vans into amphibious cars, sank a small car with a heart of gold in a Botswanan River, and is even one of our favorite celebrity car owners.

But now he faces his toughest challenge: You, the Jalopnik commentariat.

Currently, Richard is on a break from Top Gear before they return next year and is stateside filming his BBC America show Crash Course which you want to know more about. Trust me. It's awesome. He has been gracious enough to devote a little of his free time to us.

He'll be here from 5:45 until 6:15 EST this evening to take your questions. Oh, and if you don't already, make sure to follow Mr. Hammond on Twitter.

Have at it!

UPDATE: Big thanks to Richard for stopping by! He had to run, but left this little note:

righto all, I have to go now. Gotta get ready to learn how to be a Rodeo Clown for Crash Course season 2 on BBC America. If it goes wrong, you'll probably read about it in the papers. And I'll be reading it in hospital.
Thanks for the questions. Great to talk. Do it again some day.

Hamster

And make sure to watch Crash Course this October.