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Building Cars Live (BBC2)
The former Top Gear presenter will be teaming up with Kate Humble and For The Love of Cars co-presenter Ant Anstead for a new live two-part series how cars are made.
The show will come live from BMW's Mini factory in Oxford, where a new car rolls off the production line every 67 seconds.
The show will go behind the scenes of the UK's car manufacturing industry to explain the science and engineering involved.
It will consist of two 90 minute live episodes and will air in the autumn.
The programmes will track in real time the transformation from raw materials to finished vehicle and will broadcast live from BMW's Mini plant in Oxford.
A press release from the BBC announcing the show included a quote from May saying: "I can't wait to build a car. Live."
James May to host live car building show for the BBC - BBC News

The Hams Hall engine plant near Birmingham is one of the key suppliers to MINI production at the Oxford-based vehicle manufacturing plant that will also feature in the programme this autumn.
BMW/MINI Engine Plant Ramps Up for Next Generation Engines - MotoringFile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXe-4kbrAXA

MINI Plant Tours.
Around 15,000 people visit Plant Oxford every year to see how MINIs are made. Tours are available from Monday to Friday and last about 2.5 hours
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Building Cars Live - BBC2 – James May - 20 & 21st October 7.30-9pm
The fascinating world of the car manufacturing industry will be uncovered in a brand new BBC Two series with presenters James May, Kate Humble and Ant Anstead broadcasting live from one of Britain’s biggest and busiest car factories. James May looks at the use of robotic technology and investigates the claim that British manufacturing is dead, while Ant explores the history and heritage of one of the most iconic cars ever built.

The 2x90 minute episodes will go behind the scenes to reveal the science, engineering and people that keep us on the road, with access all areas to BMW’s MINI plant in Oxford, where a car is built every 67 seconds.
Building Cars Live will also step outside the factory, visiting car manufacturers across the UK to fully explore the evolution of global mass car production, bust the myth that British manufacturing is dead, and venture into the incredible land of the robots.
MINI Plant Oxford builds a car every 67 seconds, which is less time than it takes to boil a kettle.
All cars at MINI are made to order and with billions of combinations available, it’s unlikely any two cars are ever made the same.
MINI Plant Oxford is the oldest car manufacturing site in Europe, with production at Cowley dating back over 100 years.
BBC Two - Building Cars Live, Episode 1

 

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He was in my office at work a few weeks back filming the Nissan bit of the show......true story...look out for a strategically positioned sign which says 'no fat chicks'. Don't know what kind of prankster would try and get away with that one lol ;)
 

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Tonight & tomorrow.......

Building Cars (MINI's) Live - BBC2 – James May - 20 & 21st October 7.30-9.00pm
 
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