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Top Gear Story The 100% Unofficial Story of the Most Famous Car Show...In the World by Martin Roach

Top Gear Story The 100% Unofficial Story of the Most Famous Car Show...In the World


Top Gear Story The 100% Unofficial Story of the Most Famous Car Show...In the World by Martin Roach

From humble beginnings as a 1970s motoring show, Top Gear has gone on to achieve diesel-powered world domination. After Clarkson and producer Andy Wilman successfully pitched a new format to BBC bosses, Top Gear returned to become the irreverent, funny and often controversial show we now know and love. The Star in a Reasonably Priced Car, the Cool Wall and Power Laps by the mysterious Stig have all become staples of Britain's favourite Sunday evening entertainment. Recent series have been defined by their madcap challenges such as driving across Africa in clapped-out bangers - with predictably hilarious results. However, the show's most shocking moment came in 2006, when Hammond suffered serious head injuries while driving a Vampire turbojet drag racing car at over 300mph. Clarkson, Hammond and May; they are the politically-incorrect-joking, stone-washed-denim-wearing, bloke-hero trio for the modern(ish) age. This brilliant, detailed book is fitting tribute to the show, its presenters and its most memorable moments.

About the Author

Martin Roach is a number one bestselling author who has written scores of books on celebrity, music, youth culture, and fashion. He has contributed to newspapers, magazines, television, and radio shows all around the world.

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Book Info

Publication date

5th June 2014


Martin Roach

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John Blake Publishing Ltd


288 pages


Biography: sport



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