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...

Me and my motor: Jason Plato on Top Gear, the BTCC...


Over the course of his two-decade career, Jason Plato has lifted more driving trophies than Lewis Hamilton.
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Car Crash Britain: ITV show points camera at 'whiplash...


A marked increase in the number of dashcams on Britain's roads has created a goldmine for TV producers. The best footage of crashes, near misses and...
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Jenson Button: I’m in top gear but I’m not hosting...


In an exclusive interview with driving.co.uk, Jenson Button has scotched rumours that he is preparing to swap the pit lane for the green room as a...
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Chris Evans announces Top Gear returns to BBC on Sunday...


Chris Evans, the new face of Top Gear, got fans of the BBC television programme revved up by announcing that the first episode of the relaunched car...
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End of the road: Andy Wilman on his final Top Gear


Top Gear as we know it has ended. Its executive producer, Andy Wilman, reflects on the unlikely achievement of a bunch of middle-aged blokes who just...
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News: Lost Top Gear episodes 'will be broadcast' despite...


Top Gear is engulfed in controversy — again — but according to sources at the BBC the show must go on...
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Video: Top Gear trailer hails the start of series 22


Supercars, tyre smoke and a mysterious man who sunbathes in a racing helmet. It can mean only one thing: the return of Top Gear. The first glimpse...
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News: Top Gear puts on a beret for French spin-off


Jeremy Clarkson once said that no one in France has a nice car because “France is essentially communist and anyone who displays outward signs of...
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When MI5 met special branch: cops and robbers with...


Jaguars were once the vehicle of choice for police and thieves alike, but who had the better cars? Ex-MI5 boss Jonathan Evans and the Met’s former...
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News: Middle-aged male Tory voters suffer most road...


Middle-aged professional men who vote Tory are most likely to be the victims of road rage attacks, according to a survey.