With Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May at the helm, Top Gear became a true global phenomenon.
However, after the infamous `fracas' involving Clarkson and one of the show's producers, it's all change in the Top Gear universe.
Top Gear's devoted viewers around the world (at its peak; 350 million in 170 countries) await its new incarnations with expectation, intrigue and some apprehension.
It remains to be seen whether Clarkson, Hammond and May can re-create their old madcap genius on Amazon Prime, and the new BBC presenters have already had to deal with tabloid controversies and rumours.
Whatever happens, it's going to make for fascinating viewing.
This is an in-depth, fully up-to-date tribute to one of Britain's biggest TV exports and will be a must-read for any fan of the show.