Last year, when a motoring journalist punched his producer over a row about dinner, it made global news. Such is the height of fame that Jeremy Clarkson has reached.
The irony is, Clarkson is not the best motoring journalist in the world. Nor is he the best driver in the classification of motoring journalists.
Yet when he talks about cars people invariably listen, and when the curly-haired 56-year old told The Sunday Times last month what were his top 10 drives of the year so far, it mattered. So here they are; swipe on.