Leanings 3: On the Road and in the Garage with Cycle World’s Peter Egan by Peter Egan


You wouldn’t get any arguments if you said Top Gear was the best car show on TV for over a decade. So with that said, what wouldn’t you give to know more about the workings of the show? That’s exactly what show script writer Richard Porter gives us. With his witty style and humorous anecdotes, Porter narrates the history of one of TV’s greatest shows. From the farcical bad beginning to the shocking end in 2015, we are privy to a behind-the-scenes look of the inner workings of Top Gear.

We learn gems such as what Jeremy, James and Richard are really like (spoiler alert; they are actually the same as on the show), how did the Stig come about? We also get interesting stories of this globe-trotting crew and some of the shenanigans they got up to while creating this masterpiece. If you are a fan of Top Gear, then And on that Bombshell: Inside the Madness and Genius of Top Gear would be a most pleasant read, a nostalgic trip down memory lane and an insight into the adventures of this zany crew we came to know and love.