Top Gear (stylised in-magazine as TopGear) is an automobile magazine owned by BBC Worldwide and published under contract by Immediate Media Company. It is named after the BBC's Top Gear television show. It was first published in October 1993 and is published monthly at a price of £4.35. The major presenters of the television series—Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May—were regular contributors, along with the series' production staff. "Tame racing driver" The Sting also regularly features in their car tests, though only communicates his thoughts and feelings through the articles of others. It is Britain's leading general interest car magazine in sales terms, with over 150,000 copies distributed each month in 2012, a drop of 50,000 from 2007. Previous columnists have included former Top Gear presenters Quentin Willson, Tiff Needell and Vicki Butler-Henderson. Get BBC TopGear magazine and every month you'll get exclusive access to the world's hottest cars, bringing you everything from mind-blowing supercars to family SUVs. Each issue is packed full of motoring entertainment, latest car releases, expert reviews, cool car culture, exciting news, motorsport and everything from the world of TopGear. Unlike other car magazines, we do more than just road-test. We take the cars that you want to read about to the most extreme and exciting locations, bringing you ambitious motoring adventures in the way only TopGear knows how. Whether it's a first-drive, group-test or long-term review, the TopGear team of experts drive and rate every new car that matters. Combine our reviews with a comprehensive data section, and TopGear magazine is your perfect guide for buying a new car. Every UK subscriber will also receive free covermount gifts, such as our stunning Supercars Calendar; exciting supplements, such as our Retro and Watches supplement specials; and exclusive offers from the world of TopGear.
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