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This tiny blonde saved Tiff Needell from a mugging

Fifth Gear presenter Tiff Needell nearly lost an expensive Swiss watch to a trio of muggers. That is, until a five-foot-tall — 5'5" in stilettos — blonde packing a sharp heel and fists of fury stepped in. Lindsay Orridge, a marketing manager for Ford Motorsport, attacked the muggers and sent them scurrying, saving… » 12/09/11 2:00pm 12/09/11 2:00pm

Fifth Gear Races General Lee Against Starsky & Hutch Grand Torino


This week's episode of Fifth Gear featured an epic battle of 'merican muscle. Specifically, we get to watch Vicki Butler-Henderson take a couple laps in two automotive icons of TV — the General Lee and the Starsky & Hutch Ford Torino. All we've got to say is watching that Charger chug down the straightaway, barely… » 10/19/07 3:15pm 10/19/07 3:15pm

The Wait Is Over: Tiff Needell Hoons The Gumpert Apollo S

Sometimes we wish we were Hindu. That way we could believe in Karma without shame or reservation (think Spinal Tap: "I was using bits and pieces of whatever Eastern philosophies happened to drift through my transom"). And come back in the next life as a car. A really hot, snorting, flame-spitting car. That way, Tiff… » 10/02/07 7:15pm 10/02/07 7:15pm

Fifth Gear Pits Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera Against A Ducati 1098


The latest episode of the Beeb's other driving show saw Tiff race the new Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera head-to-head against Brit superbike racer Leon Haslam on a Ducati 1098. It's similar to an earlier match-up Final Gear ran between the standard Gallardo and a Ducati 999. That time the Ducati won by a hair. We… » 9/21/07 12:15pm 9/21/07 12:15pm

Tiff Needell Teases Us With Bugatti Veyron Convertible In New Fifth…


Although not as hot as our fave motoring show, Fifth Gear's still a damn sight better than anything we've got over here on this side of the pond. Case in point would be Tiff Needell's tour of the Bugatti plant in the newest episode of the #2 UK driving show. No US show would ever have the guts to drop into an… » 9/04/07 9:19am 9/04/07 9:19am

A Few of Our Favorite Things: Smoke, Supercars and Tiff Needell

If by the 12-second mark this isn't your favorite video then Jalopnik isn't the site for you. Head over to [CENSORED] — they'll have tons of stuff that will float your boat right up your alley. We apologize for the shit soundtrack in advance — why on earth the jokers that pieced this excellent example of all my… » 5/09/07 1:00pm 5/09/07 1:00pm

Audi-O-Phile: Tiff Needell Hangs the R8's Ass Out!!

It's no secret that our favorite V8 is the 4.2 from the RS4. It is also no secret that a dry-sumped version of that engine lives in the back middle of the the Audi R8. So, turn your speakers way up cause Fifth Gear's Tiff wrings its neck around the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. And it sounds absolutely beautiful » 5/01/07 3:30pm 5/01/07 3:30pm