And I swear if you hit a sparrow in it, the sparrow would walk away and you’d be dead. So I’ve got a spare one of that.”, “Soft dash, so that’s the weird one they made in 1994 for one year. #thegrandtourmemes #carmemes ... Tag someone who would do this A highly original ‘barn find’ sports car, which runs and drives, and could be enjoyed as-is, or alternatively put through a careful restoration. It needs some bodywork done to it, and it’s only done 70,000 miles and it’s one-owner; I quite like that.”, “That’s the square-rig M5 from 1986; I think that would be the last car. But if you have toys, they have to work when you want them to work. INTERNET sensation Chris Harris was in Australia recently and – as well as tipping him into a Maloo for some tyre-melting fun – Wheels asked him about his large and varied car collection. The private Top Gear host rarely reveals anything about his family life or even car collection. It’s just fantastic.”, “I’ve got an SP1, which is the equivalent of a 996 GT3 RS. In 2016, Gawker Media filed for bankruptcy due to a monetary judgment. All Rights Reserved. EVERYTHIING HAS TO HAVE CLEAR GLASS AND THE SMALLEST WHEELS POSSIBLE; REMEMBER THAT, OK?”, “That’s a hack, shoot car that’s been tuned to buggery. ‎The Collecting Cars Podcast is hosted by founder and motoring enthusiast Edward Lovett and Motoring’s Chris Harris, in conversation with a stellar cast of car loving guests. An often funny, always frank show, full of insightful discussion about all things automotive. It’s the car I had on my wall as a kid.”, “I bought that for three grand and it’s some of the best fun I’ve ever had in a car. I can ride it, really badly, but I just like having it to look at, and occasionally polish. Ever wanted to know what the inside of Chris Harris’ head looks like? I think the E39 5 Series is possibly the greatest series production vehicle in the world. #jeremyclarkson #thegrandtour #cars #carsofinstagram, When is @amazon going to release the next episode of #thegrandtour ?? “So they’ve got to work. Chris Harris got a contract to write for Jalopnik on the 27 th of October, 2014. BMWs, ALPINAs, Mercedes’, AMGs, Bentleys, Rolls Royces and just about every cool car from that era fill a massive warehouse. Everything is about the ability to have toys. None of my s--t ever works.”. Someone sent me a note on Twitter a few years ago saying they’d written theirs off, so I bought that, too, case you need bits for these things. An often funny, always frank show, full of insightful discussion about all things automotive. INTERNET sensation Chris Harris was in Australia recently and – as well as tipping him into a Maloo for some tyre-melting fun – Wheels asked him about his large and varied car collection. ‎The Collecting Cars Podcast is hosted by founder and motoring enthusiast Edward Lovett and Motoring’s Chris Harris, in conversation with a stellar cast of car loving guests. On 28 June 2016, the Chris Harris on Cars web series was moved from YouTube to the official Top Gear website and in July 2016, Chris Harris on Cars was launched on BBC America. An often funny, always frank show, full of insightful discussion about all things automotive. One of the more impressive cars he has is the mint condition Ferrari Testarossa sitting behind him in shot. An often funny, always frank show, full of insightful discussion about all things automotive. This week Chris Harris and Edward Lovett are in conversation with magazine founder, farmer and all-round car buff Harry Metcalfe. The private Top Gear presenter apparently has quite the collection too. And that’s where I always get it wrong. I‘ve minted it up.”, “That’s the lightest hot hatch they ever made, 722kg, with the same powertrain as the 205 XS, same engine, same gearbox and that thing can do 112mph and it does 60 in 8-something. And his nerdery is infectious. SOUND ON This week, Chris Harris sits down with one of the most charismatic racing drivers, Jenson Button. Join TheCarGuys this week as Jason picks up and goes for a first drive in his new GR Yaris. They’re rare as rocking-horse s--t, so I’m having that.”, “It’s a ripple-bonnet and I use it more than anything else actually because the kids love being in that.”, “It’s a W124, so a 1996, a late one. In this video, Chris Harris and Top Gear step inside of a large, anonymous warehouse where RM Sotheby’s houses an absolutely enormous collection of 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s sports and luxury collectible cars. What is interesting about his collection is not necessarily the cars but the commitment. “For example, this year the (Ferrari) 512 has been going up at a crazy rate, so I thought, ‘F--k it, I’ll buy an FF, put it on finance and it’ll only cost me $10,000 but I’ll sell one of the other cars later in the year and the profit will cover my loss there. Amongst the collection in the warehouse are some of the finest retro cars made during the time period from automakers like BMW, Mercedes, Lotus, and tons more. – Kuuntele The Collecting Cars Podcast with Chris Harris -podcastia heti tabletilla, puhelimella ja selaimella. Here comes the hard part: if you could pick just one car from this collection, what would it be? For someone accused of being paid by Porsche, I don’t own one. tipping him into a Maloo for some tyre-melting fun. TopGear.com. They made it for the sub-1300cc Group N rally championship in Europe. #thegrandtour #jeremyclarkson #jamesmay #richardhammond #topgear ... Tag a driving buddy! These are Matt, Chris and Rory's ultimate three-car garages. The Collecting Cars Podcast is hosted by founder and motoring enthusiast Edward Lovett and Motoring’s Chris Harris, in conversation with a stellar cast of car loving guests. For any car buff born into Generation X, or perhaps even some Millennials, the collection is this video is motoring nirvana. When you’re in it, it feels so fast because it’s so light. “My parents used to sit me down in front of it every week to get my ‘car fix’,” he says. Harris currently owns 16 cars and one motorcycle, but has a unique approach to his personal garage. The 66-year-old is a prolific collector and has one of largest collection on this list, with a reported 150 cars to his name. The Collecting Cars Podcast is hosted by founder and motoring enthusiast Edward Lovett and Motoring’s Chris Harris, in conversation with a stellar cast of car loving guests. Harris mainly drives press cars, but his personal collection is pretty impressive. It’s green, dark green, with a caramel interior, it’s proper British spec and clear glass and small wheels. Of course I had to butcher an E30 M3 to build it and in the year since I’ve started that process, they’ve doubled in price.”, “That’s my family car and I lease that; it’s the only sensible thing I do.”, “I specced my RS6 to match an RS6 I saw on the Australian press office (site) actually. It’s a good window into how my brain doesn’t work.”, How the Range Rover became an off-road legend. The Collecting Cars Podcast is hosted by founder and motoring enthusiast Edward Lovett and Motoring’s Chris Harris, in conversation with a stellar cast of car loving guests. Tags Alpina , Aston Martin , BMW , Chris Harris , Featured , Mercedes AMG , Porsche , Top Gear , Video Like every other car collector, Chris Harris had to spice up his collection with a Sports Utility Vechine (SUV), and the River Classic was a perfect choice. It must be the coolest car collection on the planet and in this new video Chris Harris walks through it and nerds out. PH Fleet: the Harris collection One look at the size of the Harris fleet proves Chris is a serial car buyer, but far from a serial car seller... By Chris Harris / . Of that 150, roughly a third are Porsches, including various 911s, a $700,000 Porsche 959 (one of only 337 built), 10 Boxsters (each painted a different colour), and a pearly grey 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder – identical to the one in which James Dean died. I’ve got a lot of cars but never any money. This means owning multiple, sometimes 3, “parts cars.” The Top Gear star said that it is getting more and more difficult to find spare parts these days so he just buys 2 or 3 backups. He can’t concentrate on anything for more than a minute. “I’ve always done it so I can drive something and it doesn’t cost me any money. I’ve had this amazing boom period where everything has gone up, but I paid 16 grand for that thing in ’96 and it’s worth 16 grand now and I’ve spent a lot of money on s--t that’s gone wrong.”, “The last one with the wide arches. via Chris Harris on Cars/YouTube. In this video, we get to see some genuinely stunning and rare cars. Since its inception the Range Rover has been the most complete and aspirational off-road-capable vehicle on the market. Oddly enough Harris said that his modern Porsche 911 is as fast as a car that he should drive on the road. It’s new car collection day! And they run a 165 tyre instead of a 185 tyre, so it’s narrow. Harris doesn’t want his children subjected to the same scrutiny that he faced being in the public eye. When is @amazon going to release the next episode of #thegrandtour ?? The private, Tag a driving buddy! That’s a bit of a folly, really; I suspect that one will need to be sold to fund videos. “So the last one they made with the 5.0-litre supercharged V8 that we use for the winter time. The WhichCar Network: Everything car buyers need and car lovers want. It’s a really high-miles one, it’s done 60,000 miles and I just love it. So they took the 205 XS shell and made a screaming 1298cc motor with crazy cams and twin-choke Webers on; it produces 100hp. November 4, 2020, 6:29 pm. The famous one is the 205 GTI obviously, but they did one called an XS, which was a 1360 Tu engine, with a lovely little five-speed gearbox on the side, and it had a twin-choke SU carburettor that gave you a lovely resistance when you accelerated, but if you pushed a little bit further when you accelerated, at the bottom it opened up a second throttle on the carburettor . I’ve got a 0-100mph two-way in 9.1 seconds in that car.”, “It’s a weird machine. 1. The Collecting Cars Podcast is hosted by founder and motoring enthusiast Edward Lovett and Motoring’s Chris Harris, in conversation with a stellar cast of car loving guests. Well, this large, anonymous warehouse is a good place to start. It probably needs to be sold. TG TV returns on Sunday, so we quizzed the presenters on their dream garages. Good fun to drive. The private Top Gear presenter apparently has quite the collection too. You’re going to play this back and think this bloke’s mad. He has tons of sheds all over the place with old classics, Ferraris and new sports cars. An often funny, always frank show, full of insightful discussion about all things automotive. Harris’s Range Rover Classic doesn’t just speak of comfort; it’s one of the … And the door pockets have massive bins in them that will fit a full bottle of white burgundy.”, “That was a special car, a proper homologation car that Peugeot made in 1990. It’s the flat grey paint. Monday, April 16, 2012 The 41-year-old already had a cult following among petrolheads thanks to his YouTube channel, Chris Harris on Cars, but presenting Top Gear is a dream come true. “I don’t own a Porsche. They’re a bit over-rated on the road; they’re not that quick and the driving position is a bit s--t. But that one, if you’re up it, on the right road, it’s still fabulous. It’s all chipped up and it’s got 440hp. What is interesting about his collection is not necessarily the cars but the commitment. Since its late 2020 official launch the press has been going bonkers for this car, with accolades and universal praise – even from Sir Chris Harris. Top Gear’s Chris Harris Shows Off Some Of His Insane Car Collection In Recent Video, We knew very little about Hariss’ personal car collection before this video. If I start to make money on cars, I spend it instantly on the wrong cars. Top Gear presenter Chris Harris made a rare appearance from his shed on the popular YouTube channel, The Late Brake Show. The star said that he doesn’t like to “show off” as he did in his earlier years. The article also stars the sickest cars possessed by Richard Hammond, another host for the British show. He has his own YouTube Channel, Chris Harris on Cars, in which he and Neil Carey produce and film their own automotive reviews and content. “For me, it’s a net existence. Prodrive ran a works BMW rally team for a while, which was odd. I wouldn’t want to sell that; it’s the car I’d keep because it covers so many bases. I guess when he has the luxury of thrashing supercars around a track every day with hundreds of meters of grass in between him and the nearest tree, driving fast on the road is not so tempting. © Copyright Are Media Pty Limited. A friend’s dad had one from new from ’96, but he just got too old, so I don’t know why I bought it; it’s utterly useless for me. But I reckon it’d be blown away by a 320d.”, “Speaks for itself, doesn’t it. Well, this large, anonymous warehouse is a good place to start. An often funny, always frank show, full of insightful discussion about all things automotive. It weighs about 805kg, 85 horsepower; if you drive them quick, they’re as quick as a 1.6-litre GTI but no one even knew about them. Current bid AU$35,000 “Everything is about the ability to have toys. Get your monthly fix of news, reviews and stories on the greatest cars and minds in the automotive world. It’s the worst car to have a crash in. This week, Chris Harris joins racing legends Derek Bell and Damon Hill for a special video chat episode. But it’s got an appetite for DSG gearboxes and they’re about £9000 a hit. CLARKSOOOONNN Harris currently owns 16 cars and one motorcycle, but has a unique … I don’t actually understand motorbikes. It’s an homologation Honda designed to take on the Ducati 916. #thegrandtourmemes #carmemes, No words... #carsofinstagram #cars #instacars #supercars #jdm #grandtour #thegrandtour, Jeremy Clarkson’s Lancia Beta From The Top Gear Botswana Special Has Been Found, Set Up Your Own Track Day With This Handy Guide. Collecting Cars is a new online auction platform for collectable cars, freshly launched at the 2019 Retromobile classic car show in Paris. He said that you will never see pictures of his kids on the internet. by His idea of owning a classic vehicle is keeping it properly maintained for life. I won’t say what I’ve spent on it, but I think I’ve done 24 stage miles in it this year and I could have bought a Maloo for what it cost to do those 24 miles. He is also a household name in the world of automotive journalism. “I’ve only ever bought one car to purely speculate on the market and that was the 2.5-litre Evolution M3. #instacars #carsofinstagram #racingcar #racingdriver #meme ... No words... #carsofinstagram #cars #instacars #supercars #jdm #grandtour #thegrandtour ... #topgear #thegrandtour #meme #funnymemes ... Get all the Latest GTN stories right to your inbox! “I don’t buy cars to speculate on the market,” he explains. Here, then, is Chris’s candid rundown on his 16 cars and bike, in his own random order: “15-inch wheels, no air-con. The trio introduce the Veloce fundraising auctions coming soon to Collecting Cars. “I’ve got a shed, and I rent a little unit as well. He owned a Ferrari 599, which he then replaced by an FF which he had to finance. He has tons of sheds all over the place with old classics, Ferraris and new sports cars. It’s wicked fun.”, “I’ve built this proper E30 M3 Bastos car that (Patrick) Snijers used to drive. That’s got totally out of control; it’s cost me a fortune. You only ever want to have one stupid, porno, ‘I’ve got a tiny cock’ supercar, don’t you, and that’s the one for me. Talk also turns to the current status and future of Formula One, and the thrills and … I’ve done a few rallies in it. That’s mint; it’s burgundy and it’s bloody lovely.”. AlexAiken Chris Harris, of TopGear, interviews Harry to uncover the exciting history of both Harry and EVO. It’s a cool little car. Harris was also a writer for his own automotive YouTube series, Chris Harris on Cars. If you’ve got one weekend at home in a month, what I don’t want to be doing is going to a car and spending two hours getting it started, buying a new battery. But they seem to be going up in value daily. We knew very little about Hariss’ personal car collection before this video. In this new video from Top Gear, Chris Harris takes a walkthrough of the incredible Sotheby's Car Collection that made big news a few weeks ago. When he was 27, he bought a Lamborghini just to “make a splash.” Over the years, though, he has abandoned his ego and sought a quieter personal life. Ever wanted to know what the inside of Chris Harris’ head looks like? I just think it’s an awesome car and I always thought I’d just get one and put it away – and not an M5, either. This came to him not too long before he started his own personal YouTube video channel, “Chris Harris on Cars.” At that time, Jalopnik was a subsidiary of Gawker Media. WhichCar is now home to Wheels, Motor, 4X4 Australia and Street Machine magazines. It’s the only car that’s not gone up in value. Gallery: Harry Metcalfe Details Costs Related to His 20 Cars and 16 Bikes 6 Photos The theme here is I have a lot of cars that need to be sold. That’s THE car, that one is. 2021’s fifth-generation Range Rover is all about what’s underneath, Stories behind the stories in our season-closing episode, A handful of memorable moments to farewell our second series of TV motoring Mecca, Behold some of the coolest fast wagon you could ever own, These spacious super-haulers are guaranteed to make the dog throw up. We knew very little about Hariss’ personal car collection before this video. This is somewhat odd being that he stars on what is arguably the most popular motoring show in the world. These two celebrities have a collection of cars which speaks volumes of their personality. It was like an analogue little VTEC baby. I’d like to. But I plan to build one big shed they can all live in. 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