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Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond Talk Their Best TV Memories

Take a stroll down memory lane with the boys

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Between the three of them, the boys have had decades of experience in the television and entertainment industry. To call the three boys titans of the industry would be a great understatement.

Of course with all this experience comes a great number of memories, both good and bad. In a recent interview with The Times UK, Jeremy, James, and Richard share their most memorable moment in the TV careers.


Jeremy Clarkson

"I was on the launch of the Citroën AX many years ago. I may have over-refreshed myself on the booze the night before. The next day I was to be a co-driver at a provincial rally. I sat belted into the passenger seat, with my grey face, feeling nauseous and thinking: “I’m not going to survive. This rally driver is going to show off because he’s got a reporter with him.” As the flag lifted, I heard this almighty bang and God himself had intervened by breaking the driveshaft."

James May

"Driving across a log bridge over a gully in the old Top Gear days. I went first to see if it would break, then Jeremy went across shouting very loudly, knowing that it wouldn’t."

Richard Hammond

"Sitting by the road in Argentina, in that old Mustang I was in, looking at a sunset through a completely smashed windscreen [the presenters had been stoned by a mob who wrongly thought they were bragging about the Falklands War while filming the 2014 Top Gear Christmas special]. I took a photograph in my head."

My own favorite memory of the boys? It's the video clip I included above. It was the very first time I had ever been exposed to the three, and I was hooked from then on.


The Time UK



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Comments (12)

  • Too many to name but have to say the best moment wasn't on TV but in Richards book about the accident. How both Jeremy and James rushed to his bedside, well outside in the corridor, and stayed till the following day now that is friendship. No matter the faux hatred there is a real bond between the 3 of them and for that alone I for one will always, dare I say in a manly way, love them. long may they stay on TV.....

      2 years ago
  • I loved the Disco Volante review

      2 years ago
    • Alfa Romeo badge, Maserrati heart exhausts made out of ottis reading and a hand crafted body to die for great review as is the Aston martin in wales.

        2 years ago
  • TOP GEAR's special in Burma ... The famous bridge over the river Kwai, oops I missed the bridge over the Kok River 😂😂😂😂

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  • Sadly the one that sticks in my head is Richard's crash in 2006, I was 12 at the time, but I remember it well, and all the newspapers, news headlines on TV, weirdly when I saw the Rimac crash on TGT, I had a flashback of the dragster... I'm so glad he's still here and defying death along the way. <3

      2 years ago
  • golden moments: driving in a Peugot through the desert, it reminds me of a friend who did just the same

      2 years ago