Me and My Motor: Ellie Goulding, singer-songwriter


Ellie Goulding has enjoyed a string of hit songs but still prefers the anonymity of an Uber cab to driving something showy.
Me and My Motor: Patrick Bergel, great-grandson of Sir Ernest Shackleton

Me and My Motor: Patrick Bergel


Patrick Bergel remembers the haunting black-and-white photographs of a three-masted ship sinking into the Antarctic ice that hung...
Me and My Motor: Mark Webber, former F1 and sports car racer

Me and My Motor: Mark Webber


"People associate me with four wheels, but I grew up on two,” says Mark Webber, the Australian former Formula One driver...
Me and My Motor: Amanda McLaren, daughter of Bruce McLaren, founder of the McLaren F1 team

Me and My Motor: Amanda McLaren


Amanda McLaren is the only child of Bruce McLaren, founder of one of the most successful teams in Formula One history.
Me and My Motor: Sharleen Spiteri, lead singer of Texas

Me and My Motor: Sharleen Spiteri


"I am so excited about this interview,” laughs Sharleen Spiteri, lead singer with the Scottish rock band Texas...
In the pink: Gary Barlow drove this Rolls-Royce Ghost for charity, but in real life he prefers something more frugal GETTY

Me and My Motor: Gary Barlow


When Take That are ferried around in limousines on their UK tour this summer, they will be a long way from the days when they had to make do...
Me and My Motor: Radio 2’s Jo Whiley

Me and My Motor: Radio 2’s Jo Whiley


Noel Gallagher does not suffer fools gladly. So when Jo Whiley’s young daughter rang the former Oasis star by mistake...
Me and My Motor: Claire Williams, Formula One boss

Me and My Motor: Claire Williams, Formula One boss


Claire Williams is one of the most powerful women in motor sport, heading the Williams Formula One team with her father, Sir Frank...
Me and My Motor: William Herbert, the Earl of Pembroke

Me and My Motor: the Earl of Pembroke


William Herbert was 26 years old, living in London and working as an industrial designer, when he suddenly inherited a £115m fortune, including a
Me and My Motor: Alex Thomson, yachtsman

Me and My Motor: Alex Thomson, yachtsman


Alex Thomson is one of the fastest yachtsmen on the high seas and in January was runner-up in the Vendée Globe — the singlehanded, non-stop race.
Me and My Motor: Ricky Wilson, The Kaiser Chiefs’ singer on his love of riotous revs

Me and My Motor: Ricky Wilson


Ricky Wilson, lead singer with Kaiser Chiefs, is no fan of name-dropping, but can’t resist mentioning he’s “sort of” become mates with the...
Me and My Motor: Derek Bell, Le Mans legend

Me and My Motor: Derek Bell


His name may not be as instantly recognisable as the likes of Stirling Moss, Jackie Stewart or Lewis Hamilton, but to true motor-sports...
Me and My Motor: Nicola Adams, Olympic boxer

Me and My Motor: Nicola Adams, Olympic boxer


Nicola Adams considered switching jobs from boxer to racing driver after tearing around a racing circuit for the first time...