"I'm going to change gear now, this will involve man-touching."
Jeremy Clarkson has once again found himself in the hot seat. The BBC could sack him at any moment despite nearly 1 million petition signatures to reinstate him. Even the British Prime Minister has intervened on Clarkson’s behalf, telling the BBC his children would be heartbroken if their favorite TV show went off the air. But it seems the network is serious this time, having already given Clarkson his final warning several months ago.
So while we’re waiting for an announcement regarding his fate, here in the CarBuzz office we thought it’d be fun to compile a list of our favorite Clarkson quotes…in the world. As always, feel free to chime in with your favorites. 10. “Telling people at a dinner party you drive a Nissan Almera is like telling them you’ve got the Ebola virus and you’re about to sneeze.” 9. “You do not just avoid the Suzuki Wagon R. You avoid it like you would avoid unprotected sex with an Ethiopian transvestite.” 8. “Koenigsegg are saying that the CCX is more comfortable. More comfortable than what…being stabbed?”
7. “Tonight, the new Viper, which is the American equivalent of a sports car…in the same way, I guess, that George Bush is the equivalent of a President.” 6. “M3 drivers have no friends.” 5. “I don’t understand bus lanes. Why do poor people have to get to places quicker than I do?” 4. (On the Chevrolet Corvette)“The Americans lecture the world on democracy and then won’t let me turn of the traction control off.” 3. “I do like to consider Ferrari as a scaled down version of God.” 2. (On the Alfa Romeo Brera)“Think of it as Angelina Jolie. You’ve heard she’s mad and eats nothing but wallpaper paste. But you would, wouldn’t you?” 1. “Speed saves people!”