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.
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.