Me and My Motor: Charlie Mullins, multimillionaire boss of Pimlico Plumbers

Me and My Motor: Charlie Mullins, boss of Pimlico Plumbers


As a newly qualified plumber driving around London in his beaten-up Morris Minor van, Charlie Mullins would gaze at the Bentleys and Rolls-Royces...
Me and My Motor: Eddie the Eagle Edwards

Me and My Motor: 'Eddie the Eagle' Edwards


One of the most memorable images in Olympic history was the sight of Michael Edwards soaring – or falling, to be more precise – from the ski jump...
Me and My Motor: Theo Paphitis — cars are the real deal for the Dragons’ Den star

Me and My Motor: Theo Paphitis, the Dragons’ Den...


Theo Paphitis won’t reveal exactly how many cars he owns — “Mrs P might be shocked if she read the true figure” — but, he admits, “it...
My and My Motor: Chris Harris, the new star of Top Gear, on the cars that he has owned

Me and My Motor: Chris Harris, the new star of Top...


Relaunching Top Gear without the trio of presenters who had built it into an entertainment juggernaut was never going to be easy.
Me and My Motor: Rachel Atherton, women’s downhill mountain biking world champion

Me and My Motor: Rachel Atherton, mountain biking star...


Rachel Atherton spends her working days hurtling down mountains, at speeds of up to 50mph, heart rate rising, knuckles white from holding on for dear...
Sam Bird London ePrix

Sam Bird gears up for Formula E London finale


After an electrifying inaugural season in 2014-15, the final event of this year’s Formula E electric racing series rolls into London this weekend...
Me and My Motor: Philip Glenister, from Life on Mars to life in cars

Me and My Motor: Philip Glenister's Life in Cars


Philip Glenister thought he would surprise his wife and make up for the lean years by arriving home in a sporty BMW in 2005...
Me and My Motor: Cerys Matthews of Catatonia on family cars and beaten-up trucks

Me and My Motor: Cerys Matthews of Catatonia


Before Catatonia became one of the top-selling groups of the 1990s, Cerys Matthews and her bandmates spent many long nights driving home...
Me and My Motor: Emily Collett, British aerobatics champion, on the planes that made her

Me and My Motor: Emily Collett, British aerobatics...


At the age of nine, Emily Collett looked in awe at an F18 jet fighter and announced firmly: “When I grow up, I’m going to be an engineer and fly...
Me and My Motor: actor Patrick Dempsey on starring in Le Mans, for real

Me and My Motor: Patrick Dempsey


Like Steve McQueen and Paul Newman before him, Patrick Dempsey has combined a successful Hollywood career with a decent turn as a racing driver...
Me and My Motor: Le Mans winner Allan McNish on motoring loves. . . and losses

Me and My Motor: Le Mans winner Allan McNish


Allan McNish, three-time winner of the Le Mans 24 Hours race, hails from an unlikely motoring mecca. His birth town of Dumfries and nearby Kirkcudbright...
Me and My Motor: Sir Chris Hoy on racing at Le Mans and his life in cars

Me and My Motor: Sir Chris Hoy


Sir Chris Hoy is making a comeback on the racetrack this summer — but not on two wheels. Instead, he will press the pedal to the metal in a 200mph...