It may sound a little excessive that Jeremy Clarkson and James May took over a a Boeing 747 from the Top Gear track at Dunsfold Park, Surrey, to jump-start the Top Gear Live ‘Prototype’ World Tour, but then it’s going to be the most exciting, ambitious and complex automotive stage show anywhere, ever! As you notice Richard Hammond is not present, apparently he misheard Dunsfold for Dublin! according to Jezza…
Playing to over 300,000 spectators across seven cities around the world, the brand-new celebration of automotive utopia launches in London on 4th November at the MPH Prestige & Performance Motor Show powered by Shell V-Power.
“Car stunt shows used to involve standing in rain soaked concrete car parks watching men in branded hats driving round in circles,” said Clarkson. “But Top Gear Live continues to prove that proper theatre with cars is possible and yet again, we’ve pushed the boundaries of car theatre for this ‘Prototype Tour’. It’s ambitious, but for once, it isn’t complete rubbish.”
Top Gear Live will feature some of the world’s most expensive, powerful and absurdly modified cars. Stars of the show will include the first ever transparent car, Porsches transformed beyond all recognition and a custom made “Godzilla” Nissan GT-R going head-to-head with a police helicopter. Indoors.
By the time the ‘Prototype Tour’ ends in March 2011, the tireless Top Gear Live team will have performed various versions of their arena spectacular to more than 1 million fans since their launch.
Clarkson, Hammond and May will add their usual dose of juvenile bickering to proceedings on the UK leg in London (November 4th-7th) and then the Birmingham NEC (November 11th-14th), after which the tour takes off to entertain the rest of the world.
Planned destinations include:
London, Earls Court 4-7th Nov 2010
Birmingham, NEC 11-14th Nov 2010
Dublin, CityWest Event Centre, 26-28th Nov 2010
Brisbane, Brisbane Entertainment Centre, 3 – 6 Mar 2011
Melbourne, Melbourne Showgrounds, 11-14 Mar 2011
Jo’burg, Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, 17-20 Mar 2011
Oslo, venue tbc, 24-27 Mar 2011