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James May Just Proved He Is Not Captain Slow

James May got his nickname ‘Captain Slow’ because of his very careful driving style and a general poor sense of direction. In the show he’s not quite a Captain of the slow kind because he has driven some truly fast cars like the Bugatti Veyron, the Pagani Zonda F, and also the Ferrari LaFerrari. Earlier on Twitter, James May has just further proved that he’s not Captain Slow

If you look closely at the picture, he had just recently picked up a motorbike, presumably from the Chiswick Honda location, and was pulled over for speeding not even a mile of road later. He was riding a CBR600RR in the photo below, looking very non-Slow. We don’t know about you, but we find this speeding ticket to be a bit hard to believe. We’re just curious what the cop was thinking as he was writing this ticket. Perhaps James May tried to explain his lawbreaking in the most dry and laborious fashion, requiring a “To Be Continued…” splash screen midway.

Photo Source: The Daily Mail
Photo Source: The Daily Mail

On a somewhat related note, we are wondering whether he can still be called “Captain Slow” on The Grand Tour show, which premiers on Amazon Prime starting in Fall 2016. Producer Andy Wilman has expressed some of the concerns regarding the legal hurdles they have to jump through due to the possibility of encroaching on Top Gear intellectual property. Names like “The Stig” can no longer be referenced as that is a Top Gear character, so presumably “Captain Slow” is also off limits. We’re certain the clumsy bunch will come up with new nicknames, we just wonder what they’ll be…

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(Source: Twitter)

Written by Hansen

The engineer amongst the crew, Hansen once built a mini baja car with his bare hands. Hansen had the opportunity to join Honda’s R&D team in Ohio but chose the life of the east coast and the defense industry instead. A die hard auto enthusiast he religiously follows the auto industry and loves long walks in the auto shows.


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  1. Hi your article is incorrect, the bike in above picture is a Honda fire blade 1998/99 rrx not a 600

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    Mike Harriss

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