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Time In The Driver’s Seat

The continuing Top Gear story has to have been one of the most discussed news items of the last few months, across just about every industry.  Now, with the appointment of Chris Evans as the new anchor, it will undoubtedly be reinvigorated both as a conversation topic and a programme.

A little like Marmite, we either love Chris Evans or hate him, with no half measures, but for those who remember his unique presenter skills on programmes that launched his career, such as TFI Friday and The Big Breakfast, he is certain to pull in the ratings and garner success with a fresher approach.   Yet, how much more dynamic can it get? How much more entertaining can motoring endurance challenges become, given the extremes of the previous presenting team? Everyone will have a favourite moment or extreme car challenge from the past, but how did it really reflect on our own motoring choices and lifestyles?

Out of the office and beyond our work schedules, the choice of cars highlighted on the new programme will undoubtedly interest many of us, particularly when the time comes to upgrade our modern day workhorses.  So many things come into play –  performance, economy, safety, protection, navigation, appearance, colour – the list is endless to our personal tastes.  Whilst undoubtedly the latest gizmos, gadgets, must haves, events and motoring play days will all be well covered, it would be nice to think that perhaps, the programme researchers can step outside of the box, (or even back into it a little given the last presenting team), to bring us some topical, fun issues that bear relevance to our own everyday needs regarding the performance of cars, vans and lorries.

Could anyone else have taken the presenting job?  Well, possibly but Chris Evans’ passion for his cars is renowned and probably stems back as far as, if not further than Jeremy Clarkson’s career.  He’s proved himself as a personality and rescuer of sinking BBC ships, such as The One Show and the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show, at least to the programme commissioners with staggeringly positive results in the ratings figures.  Already, he’s introduced motoring aspects to his morning radio show with items such as Ten Go Mad in Monaco, Car Fest and more recently Brown Car Fest. There’s a sense that he really, genuinely wants to connect with those who share his enthusiasm and love of motoring.  So now, let’s hope here, that he gives all of those who visit the petrol pumps some consideration as he grabs the driving seat and takes hold of the wheel of this iconic flagship.

With so many in the industry on the road for very long hours, we’d love to hear your thoughts, technical motoring advice, best pit stops, humorous anecdotes, or even tales on near misses and motoring hotspots to avoid – so please do get in touch and we’ll highlight some of the best.

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