April 7, 2008

Jeremy Clarkson

You may have noticed the addition of Jeremy Clarkson to the Star's Wheels section every other week. A polarizing (to put it kindly) auto journalist, he makes me laugh. All the time. If you like cars, or just great humour, go here. For some reason, I have an affinity for the potty mouthed Brits, the crabby buggers like Christopher Hitchens and Gordon Ramsey. Don't know why - probably their total lack of political correctness, and absolute lack of fear about who they give a noogy to.

Clarkson actually looks like if you gave him a kick in the bum, his rather large head might tumble off. Hitchens is an ugly sort, and Ramsey, well, Ramsey is sexy enough to eat with a spoon. So much for a theory there.

In the link, there's a spot to check all Clarkson's reviews. Many of the cars aren't standard stuff for over here, but it's still fun to poke around and see what he has to say about everything. Nothing is sacred; the man gets to drive the best autos in the world, and even when he trashes them beyond recognition (with his words, if not literally), he is still handed the keys to more.

If every other week just isn't enough, catch up with the Times online.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Star is playing it safe by running some of Clarke's older articles on Euro spec only cars from 10 years ago. I've seen one article in his 1996 book, "Clarkson On Cars." in this spring's TO Star. He is entertaining, but for my money, Martin Buckley is much better. That's coming from an auto journalist.

April 09, 2008 8:21 PM  

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