The Grand Tour: What We Know So Far

16 Replies

The ex-BBC Top Gear presenters, backed by Amazon released the name of their new show today as The Grand Tour.  Not what we expected as a title from Clarkson, Hammond and May.

The show, coming in Autumn and with a budget of £4.5 million per show promises to be epic in scale.  There will be 12 GT shows each year (11 plus a Christmas special), allegedly filmed from a tent in each location (well according to the tweet below).

https://twitter.com/JeremyClarkson/status/730375940124119040

The Grand Tour camp have been fairly quiet until now, bar Clarkson joining Facebook to compliment his witty twitter feed.  He also was recently seen promoting the Amazon Fire stick on TV.

Just a week ago the PR machine was ramping up with this video in typical 3 stooges fashion no doubt to generate more public interest.

https://youtu.be/5dXELycthFI

Just over a year has passed since the fracas and the demise of Top Gear as we knew it, however both this show and Chris Evan’s new take on Top Gear seem to be shaping up well, and that can only be a good thing for us motoring enthusiasts.

Share.

About Author

Andy is the founding member of RMS, and when he's not following motoring events around the UK and Ireland he can be found on the track (sideways, having competed in top level drifting for a decade), or of course he'll be on the forum.

RMS Forum Comments

Gaz 14:25 | Wed 11 May, 2016 | Report
That's a bit .............................. um ............................ bland. I was expecting something like 'Burnt Rubber', 'Sixth Gear', 'Seventh Gear', 'Pedal to the Metal', 'Pole Position Pensioners', etc. Grand Tour sounds like a BBC documentary.
Steve 14:26 | Wed 11 May, 2016 | Report
Yeah.. I dont like it. http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/05/11/13/340A99B700000578-3584780-image-m-57_1462971162467.jpg
Crow555 14:27 | Wed 11 May, 2016 | Report
God, it sounds like a period film starring Judi Dench.
acsmyth 14:28 | Wed 11 May, 2016 | Report
What a shit name. Maybe it'll make more sense when we see the product. EDIT: It appears that they will be in a different location each episode, filming from a tent. So it makes a bit more sense now.
Cartunes 14:30 | Wed 11 May, 2016 | Report
I don't mind if it's called "if you watch this, we will kill your dog, wife and dreams" - It's about the content for me :)
Cooper 15:13 | Wed 11 May, 2016 | Report
Posted a bit of an update on this - The Grand Tour: What We Know So Far - RMS Motoring
chris_b 16:50 | Wed 11 May, 2016 | Report
Whist I agree with Graham ... 113757
Cooper 20:53 | Wed 11 May, 2016 | Report
I think it will be heavily abbreviated to GT which sounds much better
chris_b 21:04 | Wed 11 May, 2016 | Report
| I think it will be heavily abbreviated to GT which sounds much better
It will, the producers on twitter have been tweeting using GT as the hash tag
Pumesta 21:36 | Wed 11 May, 2016 | Report
IIRC Clarkson tweeted a while ago that every time they came up with a name it was already copyrighted and every time it cost £1000's in solicitors fees


Ads keep the doors open at RMS.  Support the site by disabling your Ad Blocker for rmsmotoring.com and this message will disappear