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  • Published: 1 October 2007
  • ISBN: 9780753511862
  • Imprint: Virgin Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $32.99

May on Motors


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'I WORRY THAT HE THINKS HE DOESN'T NEED FRIENDS BECAUSE HE'S GOT FANS INSTEAD' JEREMY CLARKSON

Best known as the third presenter in the unholy trinity that is Clarkson, Hammond and May on Top Gear, James May has lived, breathed and dreamt about cars his entire life.
There is something about cars that stirs up intense feelings in people - how it makes them look to the outside world, how it makes them feel about themselves, how it looks to their girlfriends or their mates, or their neighbours. These feelings are humorously described in May on Motors, as James takes us on the road and looks at the cars that have shaped him, his world and the ordinary people of Britain.
In May on Motors, James has brought together his most controversial and amusing pieces to make a brilliant collection that will amuse and inspire all car enthusiasts.

  • Pub date: 1 October 2007
  • ISBN: 9780753511862
  • Imprint: Virgin Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $32.99

About the Author

James May

Having been famously fired from the job of production editor of Autocar, James May turned to freelance motoring journalism in 1995. He has contributed to numerous magazines and newspapers from which he has since been fired, including Scotland on Sunday, Country Life and Car Magazine.


Today, James presents BBC's Top Gear and writes for The Daily Telegraph and Top Gear Magazine. He expects to be fired at any time.

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Praise for May on Motors

“May's collection of articles is full of inventive...exercises, honestly retold. It makes for a nice read.”

The Independent

“I worry that he thinks he doesn't need friends because he's got fans instead.”

Jeremy Clarkson, The Sunday Times

“A great book to dip into, pore over on a Sunday afternoon or leave in the smallest room in the house.”

Classic Car Weekly


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