In his quest to discover how we, the people, got our wheels, James travels to Germany, Italy and Russia to reveal the extraordinary story of how dictators kickstarted the mobilisation of the masses.
James downsizes to explore the weird world of the micro car. We discover how austerity and fears of congestion led to European tragicomic disasters in the shape of Britain's infamous three wheelers, French death traps and German absurdities.
James reveals the unlikely champions that finally gave the people performance, pride and a hint of luxury.
James May reveals the cars that turned post-war Germany and Japan into motoring powerhouses at the expense of Britain and the US. He also has an encounter with an Austin Allegro.
James May goes off-road to tell the story of how the 4x4 conquered the world. From the wartime jeep to the global struggle between Land Rover and Land Cruiser, the white-knuckle world of rallying and boy racers.
James explores the wilder shores of motoring to discover what happened to the cars of the future that we were promised.
© 2014 BBC
Copyright © 2024
All Rights Reserved.
Internet Service Terms
Apple TV & Privacy