Two big men of TV are revving up to do battle with the return of Top Gear and and new motoring show on Amazon Prime Video. So is rehashing Jeremy Clarkson’s best wheezes really a good tactic for Chris Evans? Nick Rufford investigates for The Sunday Times.

Chris Evans v Jeremy Clarkson in clash of the car shows


It is a wet Wednesday in Surrey and the ageing airfield at Dunsfold is buzzing, just like it used to in the old days when Jeremy Clarkson and the Top Gear mob were bombing round...
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There comes a point in most motorists’ lives when a routine trip to the optician results in the dreaded phrase: "you're going to need to wear glasses when behind the wheel".
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Me and My Motor: Sir Jackie Stewart on his first car, struggle into F1 and film production


Growing up in a village not far from Glasgow, Jackie Stewart — who won three Formula One world championships and was nicknamed the Flying Scot —struggled at school due to dyslexia.
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Gran Turismo Sport for PS4 launch date and details announced


The new Gran Turismo game for the PS4 console will be launched in November, with 137 remodelled cars, 19 tracks and 27 layouts
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Vauxhall Zafira blazes: second recall issued after repaired cars catch fire


VAUXHALL is recalling 234,938 Zafiras for a second time after a number of fires. The company said its dealers would carry out improvements to the heating system ...
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Queen's speech reveals plans for driverless cars


You could be cruising up the M6 to visit Granny in a "driverless" car in four years' time. New legislation announced in the Queen's speech ...
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Car Clinic: How accurate are air pressure gauges at garage forecourts


Are air-pressure gauges on garage forecourts checked officially? I got different readings at two garages.
Sunday Times Driving Reader Letters: Austrian tolls, speedo accuracy, Specs cameras and antiquated RAC

Reader Letters: Austrian tolls, speedo accuracy, Specs cameras and antiquated RAC


A warning to readers: I have just received notice of a hefty fine for not displaying a vignette — the toll sticker that permits you to drive on motorways — while driving through Austria...
Reader Letters: car envy, driving too slowly, leftie Europe, dashcams and a Mini impostor

Reader Letters: car envy, driving too slowly, leftie Europe, dashcams and a Mini impostor


"I am thrilled to learn from Jeremy Clarkson that the reason other drivers are so reluctant to let me out from a junction..."
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Extended Test: 2016 BMW 2-series Active Tourer PHEV


BMW's plug-in hybrid MPV (what we used to call a people carrier) is being driven daily on an extended test by Will Dron, acting editor of Driving.co.uk.
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The Clarkson Review: 2016 Skoda Superb estate


At school, after committing some trivial misdemeanour — hopping through the memorial garden or putting Polyfilla in all the classroom locks; I can’t remember what...
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First Drive review: 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S


A four-wheel-drive Porsche? That would be the big, plug-ugly and somehow enraging Cayenne SUV, right? Well, yes, sometimes it would be — but not always.