Richard Hammond, 52, reveals he has sold most of his flash sports cars

Richard Hammond has claimed he thinks he could be obtaining a midlife disaster right after promoting most of his pricey athletics cars.

The previous Leading Equipment presenter, 52, discovered that not like other middle-aged adult men who stereotypically splash out on flash motor vehicles, he has in actuality marketed his automobile assortment.

He stated he mainly drives a decide-up truck or a Land Rover fairly than the flash athletics automobiles he has owned and driven on Tv set displays in the earlier.

Changes: Richard Hammond (pictured in December) has said he thinks he may well be acquiring a midlife disaster following advertising most of his high-priced sporting activities vehicles

‘Am I getting a midlife crisis? The archetypal, stereotypical point is getting a sports activities automobile and I’ve got rid of most of mine,’ he advised The Mirror.

But he is however a car enthusiast and runs a restoration company, The Smallest Cog, when he recently mentioned he enjoys making items far more as he ‘rushes in the direction of center age’.

The mechanic instructed Weekend Magazine: ‘My midlife crisis is a lot more likely to include dismantling the pink sports automobile and rebuilding it.’

Richard also stated he no for a longer time throws himself into harmful scenarios, as he was previously known for accomplishing daredevil stunts on Top Gear with Jeremy Clarkson and James May perhaps.

Flash cars: The former Top Gear presenter (pictured in 2005), 52, revealed that unlike other middle-aged men who stereotypically splash out on vehicles, he has sold his car collection

Flash cars and trucks: The former Top Gear presenter (pictured in 2005), 52, unveiled that contrary to other middle-aged adult males who stereotypically splash out on automobiles, he has bought his vehicle selection

Though he was filming Prime Gear back in 2006, he expended two weeks in a coma and sustained mind injuries next a catastrophic crash.

He was driving a jet-powered Vampire at additional than 300mph when a person of the entrance tyres failed and the vehicle flipped.

Richard was rushed to clinic right after he had to be reduce from the car, and was extremely blessed to survive.

The father-of-two afterwards exposed he seasoned depression, paranoia and memory decline owing to brain injury endured. 

And a 10 years later, on The Grand Tour, he experienced one more in the vicinity of miss out on when his Rimac Idea A person supercar flipped, careered down a Swiss mountainside and burst into flames.

Cars: But Richard still has a love for cars and he now runs a car restoration business, The Smallest Cog. Pictured: Richard driving his hand-built Morgan Roadster

Cars and trucks: But Richard even now has a adore for vehicles and he now runs a automobile restoration enterprise, The Smallest Cog. Pictured: Richard driving his hand-built Morgan Roadster

But he has now admitted that he no lengthier does these kinds of stunts since of his spouse Mindy, 56, and his daughters Izzy, 21, and Willow, 18.

He informed The Mirror: ‘I really don’t want to possibility having myself out of their lives simply because we all have a whole lot of enjoyable together and I would not want not to be there to fulfil that job.’

Last July, it was described that Richard was selling his collection of classic automobiles for hundreds of 1000’s of pounds to fund his Television set show.

It was said he utilized the proceeds from the sale of his eight motors to aid his car restoration business enterprise, The Smallest Cog.

He also turned the organization into a Tv clearly show named Richard Hammond’s Workshop, which aired on Discovery As well as very last Oct.

Daredevil: Richard, who got into two crashes while filming, admitted he no longer does stunts because of his wife Mindy (pictured in 2018), 56, and his daughters Izzy, 21, and Willow, 18

Daredevil: Richard, who obtained into two crashes though filming, admitted he no longer does stunts for the reason that of his spouse Mindy (pictured in 2018), 56, and his daughters Izzy, 21, and Willow, 18

The autos he marketed included a ‘much loved’ 1959 Bentley S2 that was inherited from his loved ones, a beautiful 1969 Porsche 911T, a 1927 Sunbeam Product 2 bike and a typical 1999 Lotus Esprit Activity 350 which is a single of only 48 at any time constructed.

Also featured in the assortment was a 1932 Velocette KSS Mk1 and a highly collectable 1977 Moto Guzzi Le Mans Mk1.

He stated at the time: ‘The irony of me supporting my new traditional motor vehicle restoration organization by promoting some of my possess traditional motor vehicle assortment is not squandered on me.

‘It is with a pretty hefty coronary heart that they go, as they have a terrific deal of individual sentimental worth, but they will be funding the potential development of the enterprise and supplying lifetime back to plenty of other typical autos.’

Elsewhere, Richard lately unveiled that he did not instruct his daughter Willow to travel as he verified that she had passed her driving check. 

He explained to Weekend Journal: ‘I did go out with them but only for legal motives, and largely I had to be silent since they’d been taught by their driving teacher how to generate to move their driving test. Anything at all I reported would mess that up.’

He admitted that he ‘couldn’t teach’ them how to drive and admitted he ‘doubted’ that he would go the examination himself.

He extra: ‘Everything’s adjusted about the examination since I did it. You have to open up the doorway in a certain way now, so you never open it into site visitors. I’m particular I would are unsuccessful.’ 

Richard has stepped out of the motor vehicle entirely for his latest Television set venture, fronting a Channel 4 display identified as Nuts Contraptions.

The clearly show characteristics teams competing to make a advanced chain-reaction equipment that can carry out a very simple domestic activity like feeding the dog or functioning a tub.

Cars: Last July, it was reported that Richard (pictured in January 2019) was selling his collection of classic vehicles for hundreds of thousands of pounds to fund a TV show

Autos: Last July, it was noted that Richard (pictured in January 2019) was marketing his collection of classic vehicles for hundreds of thousands of pounds to fund a Television set demonstrate