Hey, I just so happened to be watching a repeat of a repeat of a repeat of a repeat of an old episode of Top Gear on TV earlier this week, when I was suddenly struck by creative inspiration. And an urge to buy an old Vauxhall Nova.
You might remember that time (Top Gear Series 21, Episode 1) I was reliving.
When Hammond rolled a ’93 Vauxhall Nova SRi down an embankment during a hill climb? A hill climb that wasn’t staged in Switzerland and where the car was neither super nor electric-powered, to be factually accurate.
If so, do you recall what May comically christened the post-binned scene which met both his and Clarkson’s gaze once they’d caught up with their accident-prone co-presenter?
No? Then I’ll remind you.
As Hammond stood there surveying his ‘achievement’ positively beaming (because apparently Nova drivers back in the 80s and 90s day were always taking them off road and seemingly pleased with their resultant efforts), a bemused May waxed lyrical that had the revered British landscape artist, John Constable witnessed – and subsequently painted - the scenario, he’d have entitled the contemporary composition, ‘Hey! Wayne!’
Cue much mirth.