Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May (the former hosts of BBC’s Top Gear) have not hosted a show together since the BBC released Clarkson last year and the other two stuck with him and did not renew their contracts.
Not long after the debacle it was announced that Amazon would be giving them 4.5 million pounds (per episode) to do what they do best, insult each other and drive beautiful cars in lavish environments. Basically a Top Gear with ten times the budget. We got a 30 second teaser last month telling us the release date, but that was hardly enough to quench our thirst. Most fans have been chomping at the bit to see what kind of trouble the trio has gotten themselves into and (frankly) if the magic is still there.
This new trailer, dubbed “The Trailer”, aims to put those worries to bed.
It starts out on a rainy grey racetrack with May being laughed at mercilessly by his co-hosts for injuries he may or may not have sustained before filming, and follows it up with the boys driving quickly through some remarkable sights (most noticeable/recognizable is Egypt). In the minute and thirty seconds they managed to fit in an idiotic quote from Jeremy “Looking good is more important than looking where you’re going”, an outburst from May where he calls one of them a “Muppet”, and Richard’s quick and witty quips that he often makes behind Clarkson’s back.
We are very excited that the wait is almost over and we will finally get a proper Top Gea… I mean The Grand Tour.
The Grand Tour will be streamable through Amazon Prime on a weekly basis starting November 18th.