Jason Barlow is Top Gear’s long-standing editor-at-large, a job title that very few people fully understand. Including him. Jason has a degree in law, which has been almost entirely useless during his 30-year career in the media. As well as TG, he has racked up 25 years contributing to British GQ, and has also written for every broadsheet newspaper, and presented television programmes for Channel Four, Sky, the Discovery Channel, and the BBC. Indeed, he was one of the faces of ‘old’ Top Gear, before the programme was reconfigured and never heard of again. Jason is also a prolific author. In 2021, his Definitive Guide to Bond Cars was published to some acclaim, and he has just completed work on the mammoth Atlas of Car Design for the upscale publisher, Phaidon. Stick around long enough and you become a national treasure, and although this has yet to happen, Jason has driven virtually everything, and interviewed lots of important people. In 2001, he was voted ‘Spectacle Wearer of the Year’.