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Win tickets to Top Gear Live in London

Fancy joining Clarkson, Hammond and May at the ultimate Top Gear event and see The Stig unleashed on an indoor track? Well we’ve got some spare tickets for Top Gear Live at the ExCel in London and we’re pleased to announce we’re giving them away to our Twitter followers.

Just make sure you:

  • Follow @AutoTrader_UK on twitter
  • & retweet our competition invite to enter.

There are 20 pairs of tickets up for grabs – a limited selection of show times and dates are available from Friday 25th November to Sunday 27th November (these will be allocated to winners on a first come first served basis – so make sure you’re free!).

Remember we’ll be direct messaging the winners on Twitter so you have to be following us in order to organise delivery of your prize!

Just make sure your tweet contains our Twitter name (@AutoTrader_UK so we can track you as a contestant) and a link to this blog post (of which  is a short version) and include the hashtag #ATcomp

Competition closes Monday 21st November at midday


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Richard Hammond’s AeroMax for sale

Just two weeks after his co-presenter’s Lamborghini Gallardo found its way on to Auto Trader, Richard Hammond’s extremely rare Morgan AeroMax is now up for sale too.

Hammond’s 2008 Morgan AeroMax is one of only 100 ever made and he has made no secret of his enthusiasm for the car on Top Gear.

The pint-sized presenter, explained exactly why he holds the AeroMax in such great esteem on the Top Gear blog back in 2008, just after he splashed out on the rare sports car.

“Hand-built by craftsmen, finished in a steely grey that shows off every curve and sweep of that outrageous shape, drawn by young Matt Humphries and built by Morgan in smoothly sculpted aluminium – it’s beautiful”

The car is being sold by Mole Valley Cars, a sports, prestige and Morgan specialist, based in the South-East. Director John Heywood told the Small World News Service: “It’s very rare, very fast and sounds like a spitfire – and it comes with one previous infamous owner!”

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Jeremy Clarkson’s Lamborghini for sale

A Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder once belonging to Jeremy Clarkson is currently for sale on Auto Trader.

Clarkson bought the supercar for £140,000 in 2007 following a game of  ‘Airport Departure Lounge Dares’ with fellow Top Gear hosts, James May and Richard Hammond. The game generally involves lulling one’s opponent in to buying something they neither want, or need and this time Jeremy took the bait.

The second-hand Lamborghini is technically a bargain, now available on Auto Trader for a mere £89,995.

So if you fancy the car that Clarkson described as a ‘billion times better looking than the F430′ and ‘a billion times more fun’ or if you know any impressionable people who could be convinced to buy a Lambo if you told them it made them look cool – check out the advert on Auto Trader

The car is being sold by Buckinghamshire High Performance and viewings are by prior appointment only. Though they do offer hire-packages for a range of prestige vehicles, including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bentley, Porsche, Aston Martin, Mercedes and BMW. Visit the BHP website for more details.


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Competition: Win a pair of VIP tickets to MPH featuring Top Gear Live

If you’re in to fast cars, breath-taking stunts and those blokes off of Top Gear then you’ll probably be looking forward to this year’s MPH.

Tickets for the MPH featuring Top Gear Live 2010  are on sale now but Auto Trader are happy to announce that we’re giving you the chance to WIN one pair of VIP tickets to attend the event in style!

The winner will attend either the London or Birmingham show and experience the luxury of a private VIP enclosure with the added bonus of the post-show paddock tour where they’ll see behind the scenes of Top Gear Live. They’ll also receive a three-course menu as well as a glass of champagne on arrival – all from the comfort of the best seats in the house with amazing views of all the action.

After all the live banter and boasting from Clarkson, May and Hammond, you’ll want to make the most of your time at MPH getting up close and sitting inside some of the most stylish, rare and expensive cars on the planet. Plus hundreds of exhibitors will be selling everything from the latest motoring gadgets to the coolest car accessories.

So for your chance to win a pair of VIP tickets to the MPH featuring Top Gear Live, simply email socialnetwork@autotrader.co.uk with your contact details and the answer to the following question:

What’s the name of the Top Gear Live tour this year?

Competition closes midday Thursday 14th October 2010, for more details of the VIP experience visit the MPH website

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Clarkson branded ‘scruffiest presenter’

Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson has been voted the UK’s worst-dressed TV presenter, with co-star Captain Slow (aka James May) in second place.

But perhaps the casual look is just a part of being a motoring presenter. What do you think?
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Top Gear: decade’s best TV show

Essential Sunday night fixture for petrolheads, Top Gear, has been voted show of the decade by Channel 4 viewers.

The show fought off tough competition from Doctor Who, The Office, The Simpsons and QI to top the chart for Channel 4’s The Greatest TV Shows of the Noughties. Continue reading

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What did you think of last night’s Top Gear?

The 13th series of Top Gear came to an end last night with Jeremy Clarkson’s odd feature on the new Aston Martin V12 Vantage.

The show featured James and Jeremy trying to make adverts for the new Scirocco commercial – all be it in particularly bad taste.

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World of Top Gear – what stuff do YOU want to see?

Clarkson, Hammond and May: Happy

Clarkson, Hammond and May: Happy

The stripped-out nitrous-oxide fuelled Jaguar XJS? How about the beige Austin Princess? Black Stig’s floating glove?

Whatever it is, we can’t wait – the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu has announced it is showcasing a Top Gear exhibition at the end of June displaying stuff from the show.

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Do you fancy Jeremy Clarkson?

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Jeremy Clarkson: secret stud

Jeremy Clarkson has won Heat magazine’s 2008 “Weird Crush of the Year” award.

It’s the third year in a row the award has been scooped by a Top Gear presenter: Richard Hammond claimed the prize in 2006 and James May took the gong last year.

So where are all these covert Clarkson-fanciers hiding? Here’s how Auto Trader staff rated the Top Gear trio. Continue reading


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Top Gear hits America

It’s like Top Gear… in America.

The UK’s biggest motoring programme hops across the pond to deliver high-octane thrills to the US – swapping Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May for a trio of American hosts in Top Gear USA.

The new series of Top Gear starts in the UK this Sunday with the familiar line up of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.

Meanwhile, the new American version will feature radio personality and comedy star Adam Carolla, stunt driver Tanner Foust, and soap opera actor and builder Eric Stromer.

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