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10 reasons why women love James May.

The man known as captain slow or captain lost, here in china people call him 船长 or simply translated - The Captain.

3y ago
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Inspired by a brilliant article by Danielle Taylor explaining why we love Jeremy Clarkson, I decided to give my take on why we also love James May. Flowery shirts and a speeding ticket 16 miles after buying a new motorcycle - are only a few things he's known for. Let's find the rest:

10. Hair.

Some say it’s rubbish. Some say it’s too long. But as James himself once said, “Lots of people have lots of hair.” So leave his hair alone.

9. EYE-CATCHING shirts.

Ordinary and white are boring, so why not to choose something striking or patterned or floral? These shirts became such a trademark that whenever I see one I'm always reminded of May. That said, however, striped jumpers are, actually, a no.

8. pipe smoking.

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No one has ever looked cooler with a pipe. The end.

7. He speaks German.

Admit, ability to speak foreign languages is attractive. Even if it’s only - Aber ja natürlich Hans ist nass, er steht unter dem Wasserfall.

6. He is very knowledgeable.

You might find conversations about engineering a bit boring, but if you watched, for example, Man Lab or The Reassembler, you get the idea just how much May knows about all these things. And we, women, like it. However, I do not encourage this silly image of women crying helplessly when something breaks or we need to put a nail into a wall. The idea is way too old. I believe women are just as capable of working with a hammer as men are. But it's still nice to know that when you're in doubt, there's James May ready to come to your rescue.

5. Cooking.

No explanation needed here.

In motorhome racing ... (Image Source: Screenshot from Top Gear episode)

In motorhome racing ... (Image Source: Screenshot from Top Gear episode)

...James was cooking while ... (Image Source: Screenshot from Top Gear episode)

...James was cooking while ... (Image Source: Screenshot from Top Gear episode)

...others were shedding weight. (Image Source: Screenshot from Top Gear episode)

...others were shedding weight. (Image Source: Screenshot from Top Gear episode)

And he's cooking again. (Image Source: Screenshot from Top Gear episode)

And he's cooking again. (Image Source: Screenshot from Top Gear episode)

4. He can fly an airplane.

This one is even better than cooking.

Flying Cessna 182 (Image Source: Screenshot from Top Gear episode)

Flying Cessna 182 (Image Source: Screenshot from Top Gear episode)

Or even better - an airship caravan. (Image Source: Screenshot from Top Gear episode)

Or even better - an airship caravan. (Image Source: Screenshot from Top Gear episode)

3. He found the source of the river nile.

(Image Source: Screenshot from Top Gear episode)

(Image Source: Screenshot from Top Gear episode)

And while we're at it, he was also, alongside Clarkson, the first to get to the North Pole in a motor vehicle.

2. He owns a BMW i3.

We all know the rule - the flashier the car, the smaller the ...ahem. Some men think that loudly revving engines attract us like a peacock tail. Let me tell you a secret, we like our own loudly revving engines, but yours usually cause nothing but a huff, a roll of eyes or even a quiet "what an idiot" muttered under our breaths.

James drives a BMW i3, proving that less is, in fact, more.

1. He is a gentleman.

Yes, we’ve been calling him Captain Slow for a number of years. But it doesn’t actually mean anything. May drove Bugatti Veyron at top speed at Ehra-Lessien, which proves that he can drive fast when he needs it.

So here we are, 10 reasons why women are attracted to James May. And if you don’t know 10 reasons why you might love Jeremy Clarkson, check it here drivetribe.com/p/JpYoAk9nSEiNxDxx40ub7w?iid=B7GldxJURbWmpAvqbSrLDQ.

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Comments (64)

  • Show it proud....I might be the only one in N.M. with this sticker

      3 years ago
  • Hahahahahahahahahahahhaha. Nice. I agree totally with the airplane and the cooking. The BMW i3....well, he and I may need to sit down and discuss that one.

      3 years ago
  • I actually like the stripey jumpers. And his bright trainers, which he occasionally wears.

      3 years ago
  • James May had me at "Hello" :)

      3 years ago
  • I'm quite literally obsessed with James and this confirms to me that I'm not the only one ;)

      3 years ago
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