James May: Top Gear Is Almost A Sitcom

Top Gear's top geek James May says the show's almost a sitcom, one which he occasionally thinks "Can't we do something properly that will work, not that has to catch fire or fall over?" So, no British cars, then? [EveningStandard] » 11/02/10 1:00pm 11/02/10 1:00pm

James May Buys The Ultimate Hipster Bike

James May just purchased this Grievous Angel custom cafe racer from hip Austrailian builder Deus Ex Machina. Based on the JDM Yamaha SR400, Captain Slow's new bike puts out 27 HP and costs around $20,000. » 10/29/10 2:00pm 10/29/10 2:00pm

Top Gear Season 15 Returns June 27th

The popular BBC motoring show Top Gear returns for its 15th season on June 27th, so set your BT client for around 1:00 AM June 28th to catch three cranky Brits enjoying totally rubbish motorhomes. (H/T to wox42!) [FinalGear] » 6/08/10 6:45pm 6/08/10 6:45pm

Top Gear Teases Season 14 With Kids, Fiery Lancias

British motoring show Top Gear was recently part of some stupid contrived controversy, which means you should warm up your BitTorrent software for Season 14. We look forward to writing about their antics and not people's responses to them. » 11/10/09 4:00pm 11/10/09 4:00pm

Top Gear's James May Goes To The Moon

It's peculiar James May wears the "Captain Slow" moniker having driven the Veyron to 253mph, but that could all change thanks to BBC2's new documentary celebrating the 40th anniversary of the moon landings. » 6/25/09 8:00am 6/25/09 8:00am

Top Gear Reviews Honda FCX Clarity

After Clarkson took the Tesla round the track, James May, Top Gear's Captain Slow, spent time with the Honda FCX Clarity, or, as he calls it, "The Most Important Car in 100 Years." » 12/17/08 10:30am 12/17/08 10:30am

Real Top Gear Returns November 2

Originally intended to start on October 26th, Top Gear is now officially slated for a return to television on November 2nd. We can hardly wait for Series 12 to start, particularly because of the American road trip » 10/10/08 2:05pm 10/10/08 2:05pm Jeremy and the boys had in a , and a . Though we'll have to see if their hour-long special is part of…

James May Takes An Ekranoplan For A Spin

Moonlighting in this clip for his Big Ideas » 9/29/08 12:30pm 9/29/08 12:30pm program, presenter got behind the wheel of a Soviet-era . Piloting the small example of our favorite non-wheeled mode of transportation over a frozen body of water, Captain Slow stayed true-to-form, only bringing the ekranoplan up to not-quite-flying speed. Of course, the…

James May Drives A Whisky-Powered Radical SR4

Top Gear's very own Captain Slow was recently seen filling up this Radical SR4, not with fossil fuel, but Bruichladdich malt whisky. The demonstration will be part of Oz & James' Great British Adventure, in which May and wine critic Oz Clarke will tour around the country in a 1982 Rolls Royce Corniche convertible… » 8/15/08 6:20pm 8/15/08 6:20pm

James May's First Ferrari

It must be rather unfortunate that the Ferrari Mondial QV was the first Ferrari James May ever drove. Then again, he is Captain Slow. I've known Mondial owners who love their cars, and the sound of any Ferrari eight is guaranteed to send shivers. But when somebody says, "Blah, blah...my Ferrari..." we inquire as to… » 6/12/07 2:45pm 6/12/07 2:45pm

Question of the Day: Who Has the Hotter Hair?

All praise due to Tom Anderson for the question. But really kids, this one writes itself. Especially now that Spin is out of town and we can make fun of him. So, all praise due to Ray Wert? I feel dirty just typing that. Anyhow, on the left, representing the US of A, double-guns blazing, the founding father of all… » 4/27/07 11:00am 4/27/07 11:00am