From humble beginnings as a 1970s motoring show, Top Gear has gone on to achieve diesel-powered world domination.
After Clarkson and producer Andy Wilman successfully pitched a new format to BBC bosses, Top Gear returned to become the irreverent, funny and often controversial show we now know and love.
The Star in a Reasonably Priced Car, the Cool Wall and Power Laps by the mysterious Stig have all become staples of Britain's favourite Sunday evening entertainment.
Recent series have been defined by their madcap challenges such as driving across Africa in clapped-out bangers - with predictably hilarious results.
However, the show's most shocking moment came in 2006, when Hammond suffered serious head injuries while driving a Vampire turbojet drag racing car at over 300mph.
Clarkson, Hammond and May; they are the politically-incorrect-joking, stone-washed-denim-wearing, bloke-hero trio for the modern(ish) age.
This brilliant, detailed book is fitting tribute to the show, its presenters and its most memorable moments.