James May Accidentally Followed A Family Home While Filming Top Gear

During his stint on Top Gear with Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond, James May didn’t just earn the nickname ‘Captain Slow’ but was also often referred to as ‘Captain Sense of Direction.’ This video makes it pretty obvious why he earned that name.

During a recent sit-down interview with Drive Tribe, May explains how he inadvertently followed a family back to their home and drove up their driveway during filming for a Top Gear episode. He was left with some explaining to do.

According to May, when the Top Gear crew were performing a three-car test on public roads, each presenter had a Range Rover film car dedicated to them which would capture all the glorious rolling shots of the vehicles. Typically, these Range Rovers were very easy to spot as they had cameramen hanging out of the rear filming but sometimes, the cameramen closed the tailgates when they didn’t need to film and the Top Gear Range Rovers just started to look like regular ones. That’s what confused May.

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As he so brilliantly (and amusingly) describes in the story, May found himself following a dark blue Range Rover thinking it was a Top Gear car. It wasn’t. Instead, May found himself following a separate dark blue Range Rover owned by a family and followed them to their house and went up the driveway.

“It was lucky I wasn’t murdered,” May says at the conclusion of the hilarious video.

Unfortunately for May, The Grand Tour’s fourth season may present him with a number of challenges in following the correct crew cars as it will exclusively consist of road trips and not studio segments.

 

  • Dylan Wentworth

    Why can’t the grand tour be on netflix instead!

    • because Netflix didn’t make it? Just a theory…

  • Robert Lutz

    Funny chap.

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