Driving Us Insane

A year in the fast lane with Jeremy Klaxon, presenter of TV's Bottom Gear

Toby Clements

RRP: £12.99

1 October 2010

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781848877245

RRP: £2.99

1 March 2011

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9780857893598

Driving Us Insane reveals the presenter of TV’s cult motoring series Bottom Gear as he has never been revealed before. Week by week, car by car, stunt by stunt and challenge by challenge, it describes – in forthright, no-holds-barred detail – the events of a year to remember in the life of a legend of British broadcasting.

From his inadvertent running down of Roger Moore in an Aston Martin DBS to his gate-crashing of the set of a gay porn movie in a golf buggy, this is Klaxon laid bare. UTTERLY, TOTALLY, BARE. The cars that inspire him, the friends and colleagues who admire him, the women who desire him, the ramblers, environ-mentalists and lesbian schoolteachers who rile him.

If Driving Us Insane was a car, it would be a 7.3-litre, 12-cylinder Pagani Zonda F driving down the M40 Chiltern gap at 150 mph with a JBL GTO-1202D Subwoofer belting out The Who’s ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’ while Myleene Klass swoons naked in the passenger seat. ONLY BETTER. MUCH BETTER.