Longitudinal stability (AKA James May’s School of Elegance: Sitting Down)
Clarkson on FSO Polonez Leisure
Jeremy in the line notes for the reissue of ‘Selling England by the Pound’ by Genesis:
I never stopped listening to Selling England. Whenever I buy a new car, this is always the album I put into the CD changer and play first.
On a recent Top Gear trip to the North Pole, James May and I listened to Genesis every time the cameras were off. And it was like being back at school. As the miles of absolute nothingness crunched by, we’d fill the time by seeing who knew the most lyrics off by heart (me) and what they might have meant (him).
Selling England has been the soundtrack of my life. Self-indulgent. Mad. Brilliant. Unfathomable. Prog-rock at its most bonkers. It’s all of those things, but most of all, it’s absolutely bloody brilliant.
#can we talk about the fact that it took them more than a week to get to the pole and all we’ve seen is about 40 minutes of J/J footage
#it should be worrying that if there had been a 24/7 camera on them I would have watched the full 200+ hours of it
Jeremy Clarkson, 11th April 1960
understeer and oversteer explained
You’re not going to like this.
In case you missed it. Sadly, the lucky pants don’t make an appearance :(