Help us celebrate the Month of May

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Join us in celebrating a true gentleman in the world of automotive journalism, James May. His floral shirts are infamous, his laugh is infectious, and he always likes to begin with “Hello”. We’re paying tribute to May for the entire month of May, and we’ll post up a new photo with a quote with every day that passes.

If you’ve got a favourite James May moment or quote, feel free to share them in the comments below. Otherwise, enjoy the ride!

 

 

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“The existence of the fizz gland explains why certain cars possess us in an inexplicable way”
"The decline of practical skills, some of them very day-to-day, among a generation of British men is very worrying."
“The decline of practical skills, some of them very day-to-day, among a generation of British men is very worrying.”
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“If everybody could do that once, it’d change the face of global politics, religion, education… everything.”
"It's like a soldier that goes to attention slightly more quickly than the soldiers around him."
“It’s like a soldier that goes to attention slightly more quickly than the soldiers around him.”
"When I was a child I wanted to be... a fighter pilot because I like aeroplanes. Or a surgeon."
“When I was a child I wanted to be… a fighter pilot because I like aeroplanes. Or a surgeon.”
"The first toy I remember receiving at Christmas was the Corgi Routemaster Bus. I still have it."
“The first toy I remember receiving at Christmas was the Corgi Routemaster Bus. I still have it.”
"I think we’re all going to die." - James May #monthofmay
“I think we’re all going to die.” – James May
"If I could change one thing about myself, it would be my innate idleness. Deep down inside I am lazy."
“If I could change one thing about myself, it would be my innate idleness. Deep down inside I am lazy.”
"Am I metrosexual? Does metrosexual mean I drink beer and fart but I have an appreciation of cushions?"
“Am I metrosexual? Does metrosexual mean I drink beer and fart but I have an appreciation of cushions?”
"I do not wish to help Jeremy Clarkson be amusing in the event of my death."
“I do not wish to help Jeremy Clarkson be amusing in the event of my death.”
"We're creatively fuelled by mutual loathing of each other."
“We’re creatively fuelled by mutual loathing of each other.”
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“I’m not interested in style. ‘Normal bloke’ is my style.”
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“At night I dream of… ladies and aeroplanes. Or puppies’ ears, that sort of thing.”
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“I learnt to be quite thorough from my dad and to do things properly.”
"I can play darts reasonably consistently, once I've had three pints."
“I can play darts reasonably consistently, once I’ve had three pints.”
"I punched a guy called Kenneth in the face after choir practice when I was nine. It was a brutal arena"
“I punched a guy called Kenneth in the face after choir practice when I was nine. It was a brutal arena”
"Girls are completely fascinating to teenage boys; nothing will ever be that fascinating ever again."
“Girls are completely fascinating to teenage boys; nothing will ever be that fascinating ever again.”
"I can't make a house homely. My house just looks like a garage or a shed."
“I can’t make a house homely. My house just looks like a garage or a shed.”
"My life in seven words... random, unplanned, but surprisingly rewarding. And happy."
“My life in seven words… random, unplanned, but surprisingly rewarding. And happy.”
"Vehicles are interesting because they reveal the soul of humanity: our requirements and aspirations."
“Vehicles are interesting because they reveal the soul of humanity: our requirements and aspirations.”
"I was in love with a girl called Liz, but her dad had a dark grey Volvo 244... and I knew it was over."
“I was in love with a girl called Liz, but her dad had a dark grey Volvo 244… and I knew it was over.”
"People say Richard has big eyes — but they get much bigger when he forgets his lines."
“People say Richard has big eyes — but they get much bigger when he forgets his lines.”
"If technology annoys you, I highly recommend shooting it to death. It's very cleansing."
“If technology annoys you, I highly recommend shooting it to death. It’s very cleansing.”
"I've never quite trusted water; I don't think it's entirely healthy."
“I’ve never quite trusted water; I don’t think it’s entirely healthy.”
"I've watched myself on TV from time to time. It's painful."
“I’ve watched myself on TV from time to time. It’s painful.”
"I live in Hammersmith because it’s gritty, multicultural and I’m down on the street with the kids."
“I live in Hammersmith because it’s gritty, multicultural and I’m down on the street with the kids.”
“My favourite meal abroad was a bowl of noodles in Takayama, Japan, made with ferns and mushrooms.”
"It's not that I can't drive fast, I just can't be bothered. It takes far too much effort."
“It’s not that I can’t drive fast, I just can’t be bothered. It takes far too much effort.”
"Hammond is the impetuous one, Jeremy is bombastic, and I'm pedantic. We all have different tastes."
“Hammond is the impetuous one, Jeremy is bombastic, and I’m pedantic. We all have different tastes.”
"You've got to end it carefully, and end it the way people want it to end, to leave them wanting more."
“You’ve got to end it carefully, and end it the way people want it to end, to leave them wanting more.”
"What I see when I look in the mirror I see... A much older man than I expected. And bad hair."
“What I see when I look in the mirror I see… A much older man than I expected. And bad hair.”
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