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Get ready for the new Top Gear by checking out the first ever episode from 1977

“If you happen to be a road user, and let’s face it who isn’t these days?”

Source: BBC News/YouTube

THE NEW TOP Gear presenting line-up has finally been completed.

It will come back to the BBC in May for the first time since its previous incarnation finished following Jeremy Clarkson’s sacking.

But Top Gear was around long before Clarkson, Hammond and May.

It debuted in 1977 with Tom Coyne using the beautifully understated line,

If you happen to be a road user, and let’s face it who isn’t these days?

The first in-car feature in Top Gear was a piece by ‘the girl in the news’ Angela Rippon.

It’s well worth a nostalgic watch.

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