Looks like I’m going to Birmingham Sunday.
Long ol’ treck from Essex!
Hey, look where I am!
Waiting for Top Gear Live to start!
If so, good.
People of South Africa, we need you to cross your fingers and hope for the best… Jeremy, Richard and James are heading to Durban for the latest palpitation in the Top Gear Live world tour, and they’re bringing two great big loop-the-loops. Then getting someone to drive round them.
Yep. The boys are rigging up two loops – each eight meters tall and made of 16 tonnes of steel – then kindly asking a man to drive a custom-built dune buggy into them.
To avoid an extremely unhappy ending, said driver’s got to hit the first loop at between 24 and 26mph. Any slower and the car drops from the top of the loop. Any faster and the driver will disappear entirely into himself. Probably.
We had a go at this before back in 2009, but we used a remote controlled buggy to make sure it was actually possible… And we only had one loop. Reasoning that everything will probably be alright, we’re not bothering with the RC car for our 720 attempt.
And we’ll post video as soon as possible.
James, Jeremy & Richard (Top Gear Live 2008)
This is my favourite band.
Finally getting round to uploading stuff from TG live. This was crazy, he went round the whole track on two wheels, amazing to watch.
“I want to be the fastest ginger!” Rupert Grint at the Top Gear Live Track Show.
Video highlights of Top Gear Live 2011 in Birmingham
Cars! Cars! and more Cars!
Today’s the first day of Top Gear Live in the UK and the TGLive site has posted pictures of yesterday’s rehearsals:
We’ve been rehearsing like mad all day long and we even let The Stig put a few supercars through their paces on the track today in preparation for the unveiling of the brand new show. We’re very excited and you should be too.
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