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Chris Harris “Shags” Some Tyres

Ever since my father bought me a Matchbox Berger/Mansell Ferrari 640 when I was 11, I’ve been part of the passionate scarlet tifosi. I don’t think I’ve missed an F1 race since then either – the amount of times I’ve frantically searched through TV channels whilst on holiday and having to settle for foreign commentary.

“Coming to the pool darling?”

“Yep, be there in a minute…”

Anyway, I’m going off course here, so I’ll get back on track by dropping a name: Chris Harris.

If you are a true petrolhead and car guy, you should’ve heard of this chap. He’s an automotive writer and presents and reviews cars on the youtube channel DRIVE. His Twitter account is highly recommended too.

Now back to Ferrari – Chris Harris recently managed to obtain a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta and five sets of tyres. He is allowed to go a little crazy with it, and it is clear he means business when he says he wants to “shag” some tyres… and he does.

What I like about Chris is his passion. He wears his heart on his sleeve when it comes to cars, and it shows on the videos. The videos are well shot and Chris does a great job on driving and presenting all of the facts succinctly and comprehensively. As much as I enjoy Top Gear, there’s no exploding caravans, machine guns or ridiculous hyperbole here.

How Harris hasn’t landed a job on TV, I don’t know. He knows everything about cars, can clearly drive, and has a knack for being behind a camera.

Make up your own mind and watch Chris “shag” some rubber.

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5 thoughts on “Chris Harris “Shags” Some Tyres

      • I meet him in 1993 jyst before he went on track and was injured in the TOCA shoot out at Donnington. I saw him race in 1991 silverstone, 1992 Silverstone and 1992 Hockenheim Germany infront of the pits. That race on the podium in order was Mansell, Senna, Schumacher. Mansell is still my idol, nobody has a go like he did. 🙂

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  1. I’m an avid watcher of the show “Drive” by Chris Harris, and have taken a true liking to the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta! A true petrolhead’s car, the F12 sums up the greatness of Ferrari in my opinion: power, flare, presence, speed, and engineering that comes from the heart. Bravo Ferrari! Cheers.

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