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Motor Critic of the Week: James May

Posted in Motor Critic of the Week,Wheels-Near-U-UK by Wheels Near U Team on the September 21st, 2007

James May: Top Gear Presenter: Motor Critic

James May is an award winning journalist best known for presenting Top Gear, alongside Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond. Once a week he writes a column in the motoring section of The Daily Telegraph.

Nicknamed Captain slow for his laid back approach to track racing, he is one of the few people that has been able to take a Bugatti Veyron to its maximum speed of nearly 253mph (one third the speed of sound.)

James May and Jeremy Clarkson were the first people (aided by a small Icelandic support crew) to drive to the Magnetic North Pole in a customised Toyota pickup truck. James was also, according to Jeremy – “the first man to reach the Magnetic North Pole who didn’t really want to go there in the first place.”

Heres some of his classic James May Motoring quotes:

He’s not sure whether he’s driving, or in a branch of Dixons.” – Honda S2000

What’s the Norwegian for “Oh, cock”?

I’ve just noticed, looking though these results, that ten of the thirteen bottom cars are French.” – Top Gear Survey

Would the Element be a car for people who like hip-hop, or for people waiting for a hip-op?” – Honda Element

Actually, this is why it’s called the F360, this model. You drive along and you go ‘ffffffff’ and you do a 360!” – Ferrari F360 handling

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