When James May came on Top Gear's second season from editing car mags, he was a reserved, restrained, sensible man. Now he is a raving lunatic with his own shows about seducing women and making Lego houses.

Here's how he evolved, season by season.

Perhaps most telling is that he went from owning a robin's egg blue Bentley to a red Rolls-Royce. How gauche, Mr. May. How gauche.

(Hat tip to gogglygogol/Reddit)