Top Gear

6 of the Most British Cars that Ever Existed

In praising the automotive excellence of an entire country, it’s never the middle ranking vehicles that take the credit. You’re not going to see too many appreciative blog posts hailing the Austin Princess or Ford Granada as …

Ed Sheeran’s First Driving Lesson, with the Stig

Tonight sees the return of Top Gear to BBC AMERICA (8:30pm ET) and as usual, they have put a star in their reasonably priced car. This week, the singer-songwriter-popstar Ed Sheeran has the chance to show what he can do around their …

What Does 'Taking the Mickey' Mean?

Before Twitter and hashtag games, before The Onion, before satirical stand-ups and waggish revues, Brits commonly expressed all emotions through the filter of mockery. No matter what the occasion, from a night in the pub to a wedding, …

Why Do the Brits Drive on the Left?

Let’s be honest, this question is only phrased this way to appease the two-thirds of the drivers of the world that now drive on the right-hand side of the road. The real question, the question that deserves to be asked, is this: …

The Story of Paddington Bear and Jeremy Clarkson

Let’s get one thing clear before we start, the U.K. may be a small country by U.

Busy Benedict's Birthday Bash: 6 Ways to Celebrate

Believe it or not, it’s that time of year. Today (July 19), Benedict Cumberbatch turns 38. And what a year it has been for the fabled Busy Benedict.

‘Locke’ Director Wants ‘Top Gear’ Hosts to See His Movie

Steven Knight hopes that the hosts of Top Gear will see Locke. After all, it makes sense that Top Gear would be interested in a movie that takes place entirely in a car, with just a single on-screen character, played by Tom Hardy, who …

Top Gear Thursday: Our Show ‘Continually Surprises Us,’ Says Hammond

Speaking to the BBC, Top Gear’s Richard Hammond says even the hosts are amazed about what they discover as they make the show.

Top Gear Thursday: Hammond, May and Clarkson Tackle Tough Scientific Questions

Richard Hammond isn’t a scientist but he sometimes plays one on TV.

He’s currently the host for a National Geographic show, airing in the U.K., called Science of Stupid, which explains the real science behind zany YouTube clips.

Top Gear Thursday: Watch the World’s Fastest Lawn Mower

It’s official. Top Gear magazine and Honda, working in tandem, have broken the world speed record for a lawn mower. And yes, Top Gear wasn’t quite sure about the pressing need for a lawn mower that goes 116.