James May's Cars of the People
James reveals the cars that turned post-war Germany and Japan into motoring powerhouses at the expense of Britain and the US. On his travels, he encounters classic E-Types, Mustangs and the German and Japanese upstarts. He also has an unfortunate encounter with an Austin Allegro - the car that helped destroy the British car industry.
James goes off-road to tell the story of how the 4x4 conquered the world. From the wartime jeep and the global struggle between Land Rover and Land Cruiser to the white-knuckle world of rallying and boy racers. James conquers Mount Fuji and races through the sun-scorched Mojave Desert to decide which is the ultimate people's 4x4.
James explores the wilder shores of motoring to discover what happened to the cars of the future that we were promised. From improbable steam cars and ludicrous jet turbines he reveals how the petrol engine and the power it gave us came to dominate the 20th century. He'll take to the waves in an amphibious car, risk his life at the wheel of a notorious electric scooter and take a hair-raising trip in the fastest driverless car on earth.