James May takes a look at the 'peoples car'. Covering every form of cars for the masses, from the Beetle to the Kei Car, May looks at the many forms of people's car, their origins and their effect on history. Each episode covers a particular theme; these being cars from dictatorships, micro-cars and the dream cars we aspire to. Throughout each episode, May drives a variety of cars, often giving them a mini road test while also talking about the car itself. As well as this, May also travels around the world to the country of origin of the various cars he drives, where he also performs some challenges and tests on the car. The entire show has a slight element of Top Gear about it, but it's very much a documentary as well.
10 August 2014 (UK)
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James May's Cars of the People: A Top Gear Special
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May describes the Bond Bug as having the engine in the rear. As it is merely a re-bodied Reliant Robin, the engine is in the front. This is a mistake that Mike Brewer made on Wheeler Dealers before being corrected by Edd China. See more