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This is the full story of the unstoppable rise of Clarkson, Hammond, May, and The Stig—and how they have transformed an ordinary program about cars into one of the most famous and best-loved TV programs of the 21st century. From humble beginnings as a 1970s motoring show, Top Gear has achieved world domination. This is the incredible inside story of the program that has become unmissable viewing for millions of petrolheads. Reaching a peak in the 1990s thanks to presenter Jeremy Clarkson, the original series...

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This is the full story of the unstoppable rise of Clarkson, Hammond, May, and The Stig—and how they have transformed an ordinary program about cars into one of the most famous and best-loved TV programs of the 21st century. From humble beginnings as a 1970s motoring show, Top Gear has achieved world domination. This is the incredible inside story of the program that has become unmissable viewing for millions of petrolheads. Reaching a peak in the 1990s thanks to presenter Jeremy Clarkson, the original series then faced the axe in 2001—but Clarkson and producer Andy Wilman successfully pitched a new format to BBC bosses and Top Gear returned to become the irreverent, funny and often controversial show we now know and love. The addition of co-presenters Richard Hammond and James May completed the Top Gear dream team and ratings soared as viewers tuned in to see the latest Star in a Reasonably Priced Car, arguments over the Cool Wall and Power Laps by the mysterious Stig. Recent series have been defined by their madcap challenges, including the most shocking moment in 2006, when Hammond suffered serious head injuries while driving a Vampire turbojet drag racing car at over 300mph. Top Gear has long attracted criticism for its dangerous stunts and the presenters' controversial opinions, but thankfully "the Hamster" made a full recovery and Top Gear has continued to pull in massive audiences across the world.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781843583332
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 2/18/2011
  • Pages: 258
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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  • Posted September 30, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2012

    Amazing!

    I love Top Gear, and Richard Hammond. This book is wonderful for tg lovers much like myself. It features chapters on some of the most amazing automobiles in the world like the Bugatti Veyron. I highly recommend it!

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    Posted May 29, 2012

    STIG!!!!

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    Posted May 24, 2012

    Top Gear!!!!!!!!

    I love Top Gear!!!!!

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