James May On Keeping A Jag Press Car For Three Years And Signing Up As Jesus

James May once got a press car from Jaguar. He was supposed to hold on to it for 6 months and do a series of stories about it. However, he moved house and didn’t inform the automaker.

Three years later, someone from Jaguar came for the car. Captain Slow simply said “what, is it still here?” And it was, right in front of the house, with 68,000 miles (109,435 km) on the clock.

The confession was made in a new video for DriveTribe, which divulges six other things we didn’t know about him, including how he once signed into a government building as Jesus of Nazareth, got a little identification tag and never signed out. To his amusement, May says there was someone running around during fire drills asking where Jesus of Nazareth is.

Also Watch: James May Buys The Best Car He Drove In 2018, He’d Consider New Supra

Despite his nickname, the Grand Tour co-host owns no boring cars. In fact, he has no front-engined models in his possession, only mid- and rear-engined ones. At this point, you might be tempted to ask ‘but what about that Fiat Panda?’ As it turns out, it’s actually owned by the missus, so it doesn’t count.

He also keeps a pair of nail clippers on his key ring and has an awkward phobia about cables down the back of televisions and computers, as he doesn’t like seeing them all tangled up, which gives him a slight pain the back of the neck for some reason.

May also tapped into his inner entrepreneur by inventing a… on a second thought, this is where we’ll end this article, but you can find out what he came up with by checking out the short video below.


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  • Bash
    • SetNick

      Hahahahaha ??????

      • Able

        Shut up.

        • SetNick


        • SetNick


        • SetNick

          Well, you would do it too. ??

  • Able


    Do you guys really not proof read?

  • Bash

    I love this guy.

  • Belthronding

    This one keeps car for years,other one destroys a hypersport and almost get himself killed, another one punches staff for almost no reason..
    I have never watched them and still have no reason to do it.

    • Dennis James

      And yet you are the one missing out.

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    To his amusement, May says there was someone running around during fire drills asking where Jesus of Nazareth is.
    How I nearly laughed.

  • Belthronding

    sorry ,i meant that guy keeps jaguar test car for years.

  • Belthronding

    i have no doubt episodes should be fun to watch, but these guys are so irritating.

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