The latest news from Top Gear and the Grand Tour
This week, we got news concerning the two most highly anticipated British motoring shows of 2016: the newly staffed Top Gear and the newly named Grand Tour.
Reborn, but not reinvented, Top Gear announced Wednesday it will premiere May 29 in the U.K., debuting May 30, a day later in the U.S. The first episode will have “a Ferrari F12tdf sliding, an Ariel Nomad jumping, a Dodge Viper and jet fighter racing, and a lead presenter puking.” Vomit and Vipers? Yes, please. See the latest trailer here.
Jeremy Clarkson also officially revealed via Twitter on Wednesday the name of his, Richard Hammond and James May’s new Amazon show, along with an expected release date.
Start the smoke. We have a name.— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) May 11, 2016
So, the Grand Tour (GT for short) will come from a tent, which we will put up in a different location every week. Your town?— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) May 11, 2016
The new show will be called the Grand Tour, expected Autumn 2016. Not much else was revealed about this new show, but Jeremy did say that the show would be coming from a tent, pitched in a different location each week. We all know how much Hammond loves tenting.
The good news is Hamayson’s new show shouldn’t be any less entertaining than when the trio was on the BBC. We’ll still get their chemistry, immaturity and tomfoolery. Plus, we’ll get a new version of their old show with a new set of hosts, who are exceptionally qualified to fill their predecessors’ shoes (they probably won’t, but they’ll come close) who will potentially be making another excellent show. I wonder if they'll join the Drive Tribe?
Worst case, we will end up with one good motoring show; best case (and most likely), we’ll have two brand-new motoring shows devoted to the love of horsepower and the negligence of political correctness. We look forward to them both.