Like hundreds of motoring journalists around the world, Chris Harris started his early career days in an ordinary fashion. However, it didn't take him more than several years to take the automotive world by storm and globally inspire a generation of car enthusiasts. I am one of them.
I'm often asked who's your role model, who's the person you look up to, someone that you'd love to follow his footsteps. On the whole, it is a very broad question to answer, however, if we're talking about someone from the motoring journalism career, there's always that humble, low key lad from the UK who gets super excited while power sliding supercars and shooting his own videos for the internet. His name is Chris Harris.
Harris is quiet an interesting chap, controversial at times. He managed to grab unparalleled attention from fans and car manufacturers in equal measure thanks to his ruthless approach on any car he lays his hands on. That made him quiet special compared to his colleagues in the field. The best thing about him is that he never lost his faith despite plenty of stillborn attempts. From creating websites to launching YouTube channels; Harris always gave it his best shot. He is unquestionably a risk taker.
So it didn't actually come as a surprise when the BBC announced that Chris Harris is going to join them for the re-launch of the notorious Top Gear TV program along with the new hosts. Anybody who's keeping up with the worldwide automotive media will know that this is a immense step in anyone's motoring career.
I was fortunate enough to meet up with Chris at the 2015 Frankfurt Motorshow, and we had a nice chat about his love of cars, his early career days and his future plans. Back then, he still didn't have a clue that several months later he will be hosting the best car show in history.
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