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May on Motors

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 130 x 192 x 24mm | 281.23g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • None
  • 075351186X
  • 9780753511862
  • 210,744

About James May

James May is co-presenter of Top Gear on BBC Two alongside Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond. He has a regular column in Top Gear magazine and is a weekly columnist for The Daily Telegraph. He lives in London.show more

Review quote

"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 *show more

Back cover copy

'Sooner or later I'm going to have to admit that I just like cars, and that I've wasted a life that could have been spent gainfully employed in direct marketing.' James May has car fever. There is something about cars that drives him crazy, from how they make him feel about himself to how they make him look to the outside world. And it all started with a Matchbox Aston Martin. In May on Motors, the Top Gear presenter and writer for the Daily Telegraph brings together a collection of his most controversial and humorous writing. covering all aspects of car ownership from the art of driving to complicated issues of technology, these gems from the number-one car connoisseur create a fascinating read that will amuse and inspire car enthusiasts old and young.show more

Review Text

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

Rating details

180 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 27% (48)
4 33% (60)
3 34% (62)
2 5% (9)
1 1% (1)
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