Tag Archives: Richard Hammond

Top Gear Thursday: Africa Trip Revives Subaru Impreza’s Popularity

Last week, Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond rewrote the annals of exploration in their search for the source of the Nile and there are indications that they also changed the way Britons perceive estate cars (station ...

Top Gear Thursday: Jeremy, Richard and James Take American Road Trip

Road trip. Do any two words — with the exception of Top Gear, of course — strike such excitement in the hearts of car lovers, especially American car lovers?

Top Gear Thursday: Top Ten ‘Top Gear’ Moments of 2012

Could we have used the word “top” any more times in that headline? But at least you get the idea: we’re aiming for the top here, and we’ll look at the high points of Top Gear over the past year.

Top Gear Thursday: For Richard Hammond, It *Is* Rocket Science

In the season two finale of Richard Hammond’s Crash Course, Richard Hammond is aiming high — 40,000 feet high — by joining scientists to launch an actual rocket from the Mojave Desert.

Top Gear Thursday: Richard Hammond Demonstrates Animal Magnetism

Top Gear Brit Richard Hammond may have learned how to speak American, but next week’s Crash Course is all about, as Dr. Doolittle might say, talking with the animals.

Top Gear Personality Quiz: Are You Jeremy, Richard or James?

The thing you have to realise about the Anglophenia personality quizzes is they are an inexact science. So inexact, in fact, that if you made a car using the kind of sweeping generalisations in the place of precise measurement that we ...

Top Gear Thursday: Richard, the Cowboy, Deep in the Heart of Texas

“You can always tell a cowboy, but you can’t tell him much.”

The saying could have come from the old West. Or it could be from the vaudeville circuit.

Top Gear Thursday: Richard’s Career as a Barber – Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Could the two professions of barber and helicopter test pilot be any more different? Aside from the use of the word “blade” and the phrase “take off” (and even that’s stretching it), we couldn’t think of any ...

Top Gear Thursday: Life is ‘the Pits’ for Richard Hammond

“Is there anything here that doesn’t hurt or sound unpleasant?” Richard Hammond asks plaintively about the job he undertakes on next week’s Crash Course.

Top Gear Thursday: Can Richard Hammond Walk on Water?

 

Next week, Richard Hammond tries to channel his own inner Ernest Hemingway. No, he’s not going to be writing crisp, clear but enigmatic prose – he’s going to try his hand at bullfighting.