James May

Motoring enthusiast and television presenter (Top Gear, James May Toy Stories)

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James May is best known as co-presenter of the BBC's hugely successful Top Gear export, alongside Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond.

He has also presented a variety of other television documentaries and entertainment programmes on themes including science and technology, childhood toys, cars, food and drink, and the plight of manliness in modern times. James has also co-presented 2 series of Oz & James's Big Wine Adventure travelling through France and California and trying to learn all things about wine.

James May has owned a number of cars including a Bentley T2, Triumph 2000, Rover P6, Alfa Romeo 164, 1971 Rolls-Royce Corniche, Jaguar XJS, Range Rover, Fiat Panda, Datsun 120Y, Vauxhall Cavalier, Porsche 911, Porsche Boxster S, Mini Cooper, Citroen Ami, Mazda MX-5, Ferrari F430, Porsche 993 C2 Coupe S and several classic motorcycles. However, his penchant is for prestige cars and considers himself to be a Rolls Royce expert.

In June 2009 he presented a documentary on BBC 2 called James May on the Moon, commemorating 40 years since man first landed on the moon. This was followed by another documentary on BBC Four called James May at the Edge of Space, where he was flown to the edge of space (70,000 ft) in a US Air Force Lockheed U-2 spy plane. Highlights of the footage from the training for the flight, and the flight itself was used in James May on the Moon, but was shown fully in this programme. This made him one of the highest flying persons, along with the pilot, at that time, after the SR-71 pilots and the crew of the International Space Station.

James is a sought after motoring journalist writing for Top Gear Magazine and The Daily Telegraph and has contributed over the years to Car Magazine, The Scotsman, Country Life and various technology and travel titles.

James May has a wealth of corporate experience working with many blue chip companies, his relaxed style coupled with his sense of humour, sharp dry wit and exuberant personality make him an ideal choice.

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James May

Motoring enthusiast and television presenter (Top Gear, James May Toy Stories)

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