Things The Grand Tour Cannot Do In Fear Of Being Sued By The BBC

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Andy Wilman has been on our radar for the last couple of days, whether in discussion of Richard Hammond’s almost getting fired from Top Gear after the second series, or elaborating on the office politics behind Jeremy Clarkson’s firing. Now he has shared a the insanity behind the hurdles The …

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Jeremy Clarkson’s Firing Was Office Politics

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Jeremy Clarkson’s firing over punching Oisin Tymon, a Top Gear producer, made big headlines in March 2015. Now Andy Wilman, former Top Gear executive producer and the man who revived the Top Gear brand alongside Jeremy Clarkson back in 2002, has finally opened up about the incident and moments leading up …

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Mazda Rotary Is Coming Back! RX-9 Set For 2020 Return.

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It’s still only a rumor, but you can pretty much lock this in as a set date for Mazda to return to the rotary game. Ever since the RX-8 died, enthusiasts have been waiting for the day when Mazda would get back into rotating triangloid glory. That day is today. …

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Here Are Jeremy Clarkson’s “Terrible 10” Cars of 2016. Did Yours Make His List?


A few weeks ago Jeremy Clarkson released his 10 best cars of the past year. Some of you were angry that most of them were out of your price range, but when you get a character like Clarkson chances are he’s not going to be saying that your wife’s minivan …

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Richard Hammond Was Almost Fired After His Second Season With Top Gear

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The new Top Gear has been undergoing some major changes, tweaking its new formula in the advent of Jeremy Clarkson’s firing over a hot meal, and Richard Hammond and James May following suit. After the dismal series 23 the BBC let go of Chris Evans allowing Matt LeBlanc to take the …

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POV: Porsche 908 Around Laguna Seca


The Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is one of the most recognizable racetracks in the entire world, thanks mostly to its infamous “Corkscrew”: a blind crest and apex followed by a severe downhill turn. Chances are you’ve watched this course on television or experienced it yourself to some degree thanks to games like …

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Quickest Production Car… In The World

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Did you just read that in Jeremy Clarkson‘s voice? Because it would be super appropriate in this case. The Tesla Model S P90D’s ‘Ludicrous Mode’ has been pretty well documented, it can shred things like the Dodge Charger/Challenger Hellcat pretty easily, it can keep up with supercars costing two or three …

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PlayStation’s New VR Headset Is Blowing Everyone’s Mind

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If this is what the future of gaming is like, especially for racing games, sign us up. It’s no secret we here are Shifting Lanes love our racing games. We’ve written about our affection for them multiple times and with different games. Hell we’ve even tried car games that are …

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Lewis Hamilton Just Got Bad News For His Chances At Monza

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As the season gets back underway after the break, Lewis Hamilton continues to sit atop the standings in this year’s F1 title race. The first half saw Mercedes drama within the team, a new winner in Max Verstappen, and Sebastian Vettel struggling to stay in the top 5 in points. …

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M3 Pulls a Mustang While Leaving Cars And Coffee


Leaving Cars and Coffee should not be difficult or dangerous; however, the internet is littered with videos of failed drift attempts usually featuring our friend the Ford Mustang. The opportunity to impress a large crowd of spectators with a burnout or full throttle exit seems to entice most car owners, …

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The Real Cost of Owning A Subaru Impreza WRX STI


Buying a car is one of the largest financial risks you will undertake in your life. Cars are expensive to initially purchase, and the added cost of insurance, maintenance, and the inevitable modding quickly adds up. There are endless debates about the perfect car buying strategy but unless you’re purchasing …

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Sabine Schmitz Almost Joined Jeremy Clarkson On Top Gear

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Remember the Nürburgring transit van videos with Sabine Schmitz on old Top Gear? Where Richard Hammond joined her for to complete the Ring in under 10 minutes, in an attempt to beat Jeremy Clarkson’s time of 9:59 in a Diesel Jaguar S Type? Apparently after the show she had met up with Andy …

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BBC Former Director: Jeremy Clarkson Should Not Have Been Fired


In an interview with the Sunday Times, former BBC Director Mark Thompson has gone on record saying the BBC should not have fired Top Gear host, Jeremy Clarkson. The controversial host revived the automotive entertainment show from when it was cancelled in 2002 and launched it into worldwide popularity, up until the moment of his …

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Top Gear Star Thrashes Alfa’s M3 Fighter

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The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadifoglio is on our very short list. It is one of those machines that when announced you immediately think, “I must drive that car!” It looks amazing, It has 512 horsepower from its 2.9 liter twin turbocharged V6. It starts right at $70,00 and is designed to take on the …

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Volvo Wants To Go Open Wheel Racing

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Quick, what is the first thing you think of when you think of Volvo? Weird Swedish cars? Safety above all else? Motorracing? Bet most of you didn’t think to mention that last one. Volvo does have a history in motorsports. In the 90s Volvo raced their funky 850 R Wagons …

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