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    anyone else enjoy his multiple BBC series? Currently watching the "Cars of t he People" series, very enjoyable! Captain Slow does a good job as presenter for these series. Already have watched his toys series, and obviously a fan of 'Capt'n Slow" in both Top Gear and the Amazon series "The Grand Tour".

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    I did a while back! The hamster and Clarkson also have produced solo series. All good.

    Dunhill will return.
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    I enjoyed the Toy series when he built a full size house out of Legos and the episode where he built a 10 mile model train connecting two towns. Fun stuff.

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    Dang! Now I have to find a way to watch Man-Lab (free). Others were on Prime.

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    He’s always interesting and enjoyable. Though largely for simple entertainment his shows almost always manage to be educational as well. Even better, he doesn’t use his shows as a soapbox for politics of any particular flavor. Not to say he doesn’t skewer stupidity where he finds it.

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    He has a fascinating mind.

    A man without a shillelagh is a man without an expedient.
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    I'm a big fan and coincidently DRIVETRIBE literally just uploaded a video of him changing the dust caps on his Ferrari. He pauses in the middle of the job for a puff on his pipe.

    Here it is.

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    The three of them together are great but I think May stands out among the others in individual presentations.

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    Well, hadn't seen his drivetribe - so a whole new YouTube rabbit hole I got lost in. So thanks for that lol!

    Can't believe I didn't know he smoked a pipe...

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    Well, hadn't seen his drivetribe - so a whole new YouTube rabbit hole I got lost in. So thanks for that lol!

    Can't believe I didn't know he smoked a pipe...

    I believe drivetribe is a magazine type thing owned by Clarkson, Hammond and May. There is a website for it somewhere.

    I'm not completely convinced he does actually smoke a pipe and it may have just been for comic effect but I don't know that as fact or fiction. It just happened that I watched that video and the very next thing I did was look at the forum and see your thread with his name on it.

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    I'm a big fan of this 3, and I really enjoy May. I haven't seen much of his solo stuff, but the Best Car in the World special was well done.

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    I know I've seen them (Clarkson, May, & Hammond) do it for fun, but it's quite possible he is actually a pipe smoker.

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    Captain Slow

    Love May; he's always been the perfect foil to Jezza. Hamster is just the knee-jerk responder to the pranks played on him. James OTOH thinks it out. He's the methodical one, as opposed to Clarkson's just-barely-leashed chaos. Clarkson: "Did you [insert convoluted revenge plot of choice] my car?!" May: "Might've done."

    Scott, I'm 100% with you on the Lego house & the Flying Scotsman; I couldn't take my eyes off those shows. Right down to the last shot when there was a Lego, er, "floater" left in the loo!

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    Head Black Frigate keelhauler, boss powder monkey, & troublemaker 1st class.
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    -I miss Clarkson/Hammond/May-era TOP GEAR ...

    I also really enjoyed CARS OF THE PEOPLE. May is a strong writer and puts an interesting yet valid spin on history.

    I'm not sure how regularly he smokes a pipe, though he's commented and written on the virtues of the occasional stogie, so who knows.

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    I reached out to James May on instagram to see if he's open to being interviewed. Usually, they ignore, but he has a habit of replying to people sooo... you never know.

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