Top Gear Live Prototype Tour Launched on a Boeing 747

Renown Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson and James May used a Boeing 747 yesterday to launch the Top Gear Live ‘Prototype’ World Tour from the Top Gear track at Dunsfold Park, Surrey. However, co-presenter Richard Hammond absented the event,

The automotive event launches in London on November 4, at the MPH Prestige & Performance Motor Show powered by Shell V-Power, and will be played to over 300,000 spectators across seven cities around the world.

The crew will then take in Birmingham, Dublin, Brisbane, Melbourne, Johannesburg and eventually Oslo for five months of touring. The ‘Prototype Tour’ ends in March 2011.

“He thought we said Dublin when we actually said Dunsfold,” explained Clarkson. “Car stunt shows used to involve standing in rain soaked concrete car parks watching men in branded hats driving round in circles. 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 extremely modified cars. Stars of the show will include the first ever transparent car and a custom-made “Godzilla” Nissan GT-R going head-to-head with a police helicopter. Indoors.

Planned destinations include:
  • London, Earls Court 4-7th Nov 2010
  • Birmingham, NEC 11-14th Nov 2010
  • Dublin, CityWest Event Centre, 26-28th Nov 2011
  • (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
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