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Born to be Riled

Born to be Riled is a collection of hilarious vintage journalism from Jeremy Clarkson.

Jeremy Clarkson, it has to said, sometimes finds the world a maddening place. And nowhere more so than from behind the wheel of a car, where you can see any number of people acting like lunatics while in control (or not) of a ton of metal. Les mer
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Born to be Riled is a collection of hilarious vintage journalism from Jeremy Clarkson.

Jeremy Clarkson, it has to said, sometimes finds the world a maddening place. And nowhere more so than from behind the wheel of a car, where you can see any number of people acting like lunatics while in control (or not) of a ton of metal.

In this collection of classic columns, first published in 1999, Jeremy takes a look at the world through his windscreen, shakes his head at what he sees - and then puts the boot in.

Among other things, he explains:

* Why Surrey is worse than Wales
* How crossing your legs in America can lead to arrest
* The reason cable TV salesmen must be punched
* That divorce can be blamed on the birth of Jesus

Raving politicians, pointless celebrities, ridiculous 'personalities' and the Germans all get it in the neck, together with the stupid, the daft and the ludicrous, in a tour de force of comic writing guaranteed to have Jeremy's postman wheezing under sackfuls of letters from the easily offended.

Praise for Jeremy Clarkson:

'Brilliant . . . laugh-out-loud' Daily Telegraph
'Outrageously funny . . . will have you in stitches' Time Out
'Very funny . . . I cracked up laughing on the tube' Evening Standard

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Norfolk, twinned with Norfolk

1(2)




GT90 in a flat spin

3(3)




Blackpool Rock

6(3)




Gordon Gekko back in the driving seat

9(3)




All aboard the veal calf express

12(3)




Speedy Swede

15(3)




Drink driving do--gooders are over the limit

18(2)




Car of the Century

20(3)




The Sunny sets

23(4)




Who's getting their noses in the trough?

27(2)




Ferrari's desert storm

29(3)




Killjoys out culling

32(4)




Flogging a sawn--off Cosworth

36(2)




Weather retort

38(3)




Burning your fingers on hot metal

41(3)




Speeding towards a pact with the devil

44(3)




Road rage -- you know it makes sense

47(3)




911 takes on Sega Rally

50(4)




A laugh a minute with Schumacher in the Mustang

54(2)




Girlpower

56(3)




Nissan leads from the rear

59(3)




Cable TVs and JCBs

62(3)




Mystic Clarkson's hopeless F1 predictions

65(3)




Commercial cobblers

68(3)




Struck down by a silver bullet in Detroit

71(3)




You can't park there -- or there

74(3)




Sermon on Sunday drivers

77(4)




A riveting book about GM's quality pussy

81(2)




Aston Martin V8 -- rocket-powered rhino

83(4)




Caravans -- A few liberal thoughts

87(3)




Blind leading the blind: Clarkson feels the heat in Madras

90(2)




Norfolk's finest can't hit the high notes

92(4)




Car interiors in desperate need of some Handy Andy work

96(3)




New MG is a maestro

99(3)




Darth Blair against the rebel forces

102(3)




Riviera riff-raff

105(4)




Objectivity is a fine thing unless the objective is to be first

109(2)




Kids in cars

111(4)




Brummie cuisine is not very good

115(3)




Last bus to Clarksonville

118(3)




Land of the Brave, Home of the Dim

121(3)




Only tyrants build good cars

124(4)




The principality of toilets

128(2)




Clarkson the rentboy finally picks up a Ferrari

130(4)




Hate mail and wheeler-dealers

134(3)




No room for dreamers in the GT40

137(3)




A rolling Moss gathers up Clarkson

140(3)




Can't sleep? Look at a Camry

143(4)




Big foot down for a ten gallon blat

147(2)




Car chase in cuckoo-land

149(4)




Frost-bite and cocktail sausages up the nose

153(3)




Bursting bladders on Boxing Day

156(2)




Lies, damn lies and statistics

158(4)




Radio Ga Ga

162(3)




Spooked by a Polish spectre

165(3)




Boxster on the ropes

168(3)




Concept or reality?

171(3)




Top Landing Gear -- Clarkson in full flight

174(3)




A fast car is the only life assurance

177(3)




Rav4 lacks Kiwi polish

180(3)




Cuddle the cat and battle the Boche

183(3)




Secret crash testing revealed

186(3)




Diesel man on the couch

189(4)




Stuck on the charisma bypass

193(2)




Travel tips with Jezza Chalmers

195(4)




Capsized in Capri

199(3)




Noel's Le Mans party blows a fuse

202(3)




The Skyline's the limit for gameboys on steroids

205(3)




Henry Ford in stockings and suspenders

208(3)




NSX -- the invisible supercar

211(3)




Corvette lacks the Right Stuff

214(3)




Footballers check in to Room 101

217(3)




Big fun at Top Gun

220(3)




Traction control loses grip on reality

223(3)




Driving at the limit

226(3)




Global Posting systems

229(4)




Fight for your right to party

233(2)




Gravy train hits the old buffers

235(3)




Weird world of Saab Man

238(4)




Freemasons need coning off

242(2)




The curse of the Swedish smogasbord

244(4)




Pin-prick for the Welsh windbag

248(3)




Showdown at the G6 summit

251(2)




Spelling out the danger from Brussels

253(4)




Dog's dinner from Korea

257(3)




New Labour, new Jezza

260(3)




Sad old Surrey

263(3)




A frightening discovery

266(3)




Hannibal Hector the Vector

269(3)




F1 running rings round the viewers

272(3)




Big cat needs its tummy tickled

275(3)




Elk test makes monkeys of us

278(3)




At the core of the Cuore

281(3)




Last 911 is full of hot air

284(3)




False economies of scale

287(3)




Blowing the whistle on Ford and Vauxhall

290(3)




Hell below decks -- Clarkson puts das boot in

293(3)




Country Life

296(6)




Beetle mania

302(2)




Football is an A Class drug

304(3)




Yank tank flattens Prestbury

307(4)




Supercar suicide

311(2)




Bedtime stories with Hans Christian Prescott

313(4)




Clarkson soils his jeans

317(4)




Burning rubber with Tara Palmer-Tailslide

321(3)




Jag sinks its teeth in

324(3)




Kraut carnage in an Arnage

327(3)




Absorbing the shock of European Union

330(3)




Minicabs: the full monty

333(3)




Supercar crash in Stock Exchange

336(3)




The school run

339(4)




Voyage to the bottom of the heap

343(3)




Van the Man

346(3)




`What I actually meant was . . .'

349(3)




Mrs Clarkson runs off with a German

352(3)




Un-cool Britannia

355(3)




Move over Maureen

358(3)




Toyota gets its just deserts

361(3)




Kristin Scott Thomas in bed with the Highway Code

364(4)




Time to change Gear

368(2)




Even soya implants can't make a great car

370(3)




Lock up your Jags, the Germans are coming

373(3)




Well carved up by the kindergarten coupe

376(3)




Fruit or poison?

379(3)




Left speechless by the car that cuddled me

382(3)




One car the god of design wants to forget

385(3)




Can a people carrier be a real car? Can it hell

388(3)




Hell is the overtaking lane in a 1-litre

391(3)




Forty motors and buttock fans

394(3)




Audi's finest motor just can't make up its mind

397(3)




Keep the sports car, drive the price tag

400(3)




Out of the snake pit, a car with real venom

403(3)




The Swiss army motor with blunted blades

406(3)




Perfection is no match for Brian and his shed

409(3)




Waging war with the motoring rule book

412(3)




Evo's a vulgar girl, but I love her little sister

415(3)




At last, a car even I can't put in a ditch

418(3)




Trendy cars? They're not really my bag

421(3)




Why life on the open road is a real stinker

424(3)




Cotswold villages and baby seals

427(3)




Shopping for a car? Just ask Rod Stewart

430(3)




Gruesome revenge of the beast I tried to kill

433(3)




Out of control on the political motorway

436(3)




Old sex machine still beats young fatboy

439(3)




Whatever happened to the lame ducks?

442(3)




Bikers are going right round the bend -- slowly

445(3)




Freedom is the right to live fast and die young

448(3)




A shooting star that takes you to heaven

451(3)




Congratulations to the Cliff Richard of cars

454(3)




David Beckham? More like Dave from Peckham

457(3)




A prancing horse with a double chin

460(3)




£54,000 for a Honda? That's out of this world

463(3)




It's Mika Hakkinen in a Marks & Spencer suit

466(3)




Like classic literature, it's slow and dreary

469(3)




Prescott's preposterous bus fixation

472(3)




Take your filthy, dirty hands off that Alfa

475(3)




Yes, you can cringe in comfort in a Rover 75

478(2)




Don't you hate it when everything works?

480(3)




The kind of pressure we can do without

483(3)




Three points and prime time TV

486(3)




Every small boy needs to dream of hot stuff

489(3)




Footless and fancy-free? Then buy a Fiat Punto

492(3)




Now my career has really started to slide

495(3)




The best £100,000 you'll ever waste

498(3)




Styled by Morphy Richards

501(3)




The terrifying thrill of driving with dinosaurs

504(3)




Perfect camouflage for Birmingham by night

507(3)




Another good reason to keep out of London

510(3)




My favourite cars

513(3)




Need a winter sun break? Buy a Bora

516(3)




Driving fast on borrowed time

519(3)




I've seen the future and it looks a mess

522(3)




Nice motor; shame it can't turn corners

525(3)




Stop! All this racket is doing my head in

528(3)




Looks don't matter; it's winning that counts

531(3)




It's a simple choice: get a life, or get a diesel

534(3)




Insecure server?

537(3)




Ahoy, shipmates, that's a cheap car ahead

540(3)




So modern it's been left behind already

543(3)




Something to shout about

546(5)
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