"My first car was a 1976 Toyota Corolla Liftback in red, like the one in 'The Blues Brothers.' I painted a Union Jack on the roof. I was absolutely in love with it until I destroyed it, which broke my heart!"
"If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG."Richard Hammond on Bill Gates
"There was a time in my life when I thought I had everything - millions of dollars, mansions, cars, nice clothes, beautiful women, and every other materialistic thing you can imagine. Now I struggle for peace."Richard Hammond on Richard Pryor
"Car designers are just going to have to come up with an automobile that outlasts the payments."Richard Hammond on Erma Bombeck
"I hooked up my accelerator pedal in my car to my brake lights. I hit the gas, people behind me stop, and I'm gone."Richard Hammond on Steven Wright
"I replaced the headlights in my car with strobe lights, so it looks like I'm the only one moving."Richard Hammond on Steven Wright
"I mostly drive around in a Fiat 500 TwinAir, and that's a pretty small car!"
"Now, personally, I like a car with some sort of character."
"The easiest and simplest thing that any one can do to make their car safer, more gas efficient, whatever - check the tire pressure."
"It's not just the kid who's spent every penny from his job to upgrade his car to tell the world he cares about sports cars, it's also the person driving around in a fuel-conscious hybrid electric car, because it's more a message to the world than an effective means of saving fuel, to be quite honest."
"I've been in a car three or four times when it filled with water and it's not a comfortable feeling."