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Top Gear: The Alternative Highway Code [Hardcover]

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Book Description

27 May 2010

As everyone knows, there are three ways of doing things. The right way, the wrong way and the Top Gear way. Although, on reflection, that's usually just the wrong way, but faster and with more shouting. Anyway, the good news is that this third way of doing things can be applied to almost anything, and that includes motoring in general. All you need is the right guidance, which is where the brand new Top Gear Alternative Highway Code comes in.

Top Gear's Altnernative Highway Code will show you how to bring the ambitious but rubbish philosophies of the world's most popular TV programme to your driving, containing advice on general motoring, as well as specific tips on how to deal with common eventualities like a rapidly sinking amphibious camper van, a caravan airship that's just crashed into a small bush, or a stupid home-made limousine that's snapped in half while transporting a top celebrity to an awards ceremony.

Road users should not leave home without it.


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Product details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Books (27 May 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849900272
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849900270
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 22.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,315 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

The Ministry of Transport has been infiltrated by Top Gear, who have issued their own set of rules for the road with a distinct Top Gear twist

About the Author

Top Gear script editor Richard Porter is also the author of The Big Book of Top Gear, and Paul Powell is a radio and TV comedy writer whose many credits include Have I Got News For You, Al Murray's Happy Hour, Mock the Week, The Now Show and two series of Top Gear.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Amusing 1 Dec 2011
By Alana
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Since my Dad watches Top Gear like his life depended on it, I thought "why not this for Christmas"? I've had a flick through and everything I read had me giggling and got me a lot of strange looks from work colleagues. If you like Top Gear or anything that has to do with cars n driving then get this, it's giggle and laugh guaranteed -- I can see my Dad laughing his head off reading this. I'm not disapointed with this buy.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 15 July 2010
Format:Hardcover
this book is absolutely wonderful. A funny alternative view to the Highway Code. I have not laughed so much at a book about driving since I read the equally funny (but now probably out of print) "Boston Drivetr's Handbook". This book does not steal from the other one, but the tongue in cheek humour is very similar.

I am not a big fan of Top Gear the programme, but that did not detract from my enjoyment of this hilarious book.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best fathers day present to date 21 Jun 2010
Format:Hardcover
Our son bought this for his dad and i just thought that it would be a token present and he wont even bother looking at it. But as i was cooking breakfast i heard belly laughing coming from the room and when i went to look i saw both of them looking through this book and really laughing. it was nice sight for a fathers day morning.

this is not all, i have heard my husband qoute snippets of it to his friends on the phone and, as i have him as a friend on facebook, i have witnessed him use it to inform his status updates.

i never write reviews but i felt i should give my son credit - in writting- for arguing with me to buy this for his dad, it turned out to be a real winner. Well done DYLAN
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny and just pure genius! 9 Sep 2010
By Ms Kang
Format:Hardcover
I saw this and wanted it for myself but never got around to buying it. I was out shopping the other day with my boyfriend and I showed him (as we're both into Top Gear) and he fell in love with it so I bought it for him as a birthday present!
It's great fun to read and it really cheers me up about driving as I'm a learner driver. Would recommend to any Top Gear fan! Guaranteed to make you laugh!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
As a learner driver i thought this sounded like a good way to learn the Highway Code.
however book is NOT to designed to help you with the Highway code and instead it meant to just be a good laugh.

I knew this the moment i saw the front cover as there's small red sticker saying "follow this and fail your driving test"
however i am a big Fan of Top Gear so thought i would read it anyway. it looks like a real DVLA Highway code inside only with information like "Parking The Stig's Way" and "Doing a 3 Point Turn in a home made Fiat Panda Limo"

I also like how some the stuff in it is referenced form Top Gear episodes like going Camping in an Airborne Caravan and Rules for Amphibious Cars (cars that turn into boats).

Would Recommend to any good Top Gear fan and anyone looking for a funny easy to read book
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Gear: The Alternative Highway Code 11 July 2011
Format:Hardcover
Very Funny book as I have read this over and over again and have passed on to my family who also loved it too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Top Gear - The Alternative Highway Code 19 Mar 2011
Format:Hardcover
I bought this as a gift for someone else but had a quick peak before wrapping it. I wish I had bought it for myself it looked a fun read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant xmas gift for both dad and grandad 29 Dec 2010
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I bought two copies of this book; one for my grandad and one for my dad. Both recipients were very pleased with their present and are well under way with reading it.

I had a cheeky read of some of one of the copies and it was brilliant. Very funny and very lighthearted. This book is a perfect little present for anyone with a sense of humour and an interest in cars.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Purchase
Bought for a friend who is a total Top Gear Fan. The book looks in excellent condition throughout and worth trying a Used Book
Published 1 month ago by Mrs Linda M Treadwell
1.0 out of 5 stars Not funny
Disappointing. Not so much as a chuckle. Got it based on other reviews but didn't do it for me. Avoid.
Published 1 month ago by Rikki442
5.0 out of 5 stars Made dad laugh
My dad is a big Top gear fan, I got this for Christmas as he's hard to buy for.
He opened it and looked a bit puzzled, however he sat and read a few pages. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Polar
3.0 out of 5 stars Christmas present
Can't reveiw this as I bought it as a Christmas present for my nephew. He loves Top Gear so he must have liked it.
Published 3 months ago by ml
2.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as expected
Some funny bits but not exactly a hoot! OK but I would not recommend it to anyone, I was expecting some acerbic humour from Mr Clarkson but was sorely disappointed.
Published 3 months ago by Peter760
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Funny
If you like the humour of Top Gear then you will probably love this version of the highway code. Bought it as a present for our car-mad boss, and he loved it.
Published 3 months ago by Loobylou
5.0 out of 5 stars Do not try this on the road
A humorous look at the Highway Code from the petrol-head's point of view. All the things you like to think without actually hurting anyone. Good fun.
Published 3 months ago by Gerry Cann
4.0 out of 5 stars The Alternative Highway Code
This was bought as a present so do not really have a relevant opinion about the product. Was told it was ok.
Published 3 months ago by Liz
3.0 out of 5 stars For a top gear fanatic.
Did not pick it my self but my son in law saw it in a gadget shop in Leeds so my daughter asked me to purchase it for him as a Christmas present .
Published 4 months ago by Susan m whitehead
5.0 out of 5 stars great
It was on time and a great present I would recommend this to every man I know it is great
Published 4 months ago by Billie
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