As the dust settles on the debut airing of the all-new, Chris Evans-led, BBC Top Gear series, the three former stars of the show are preparing to introduce their new Grand Tour show to the world, the first stop of which will be in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Announcing the tour via his Twitter account, Jeremy Clarkson stated that the "first stop on our Grand Tour" would be in Johannesburg midway through the month of July 2016.
While little is known about what format the trios highly-anticipated new show will adopt, based on the existing chemistry between presenters Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond one can expect plenty of tongue-in-cheek shenanigans focussed on the ever-exciting world of motoring. Given the well-publiciced circumstances that surrounded the trios departure from the Top Gear series, one can surely also expect a few jibes aimed towards the BBC.
As per Clarkson's tweet, more information around ticketing and a venue (don't rule out the newly-refurbished Kyalami race track) will be revealed shortly.
So there we are. First stop on our Grand Tour is Johannesburg. Mid July. Details on how to get tickets follow shortly.
Some 20 years later, I still crave the anticipation of what automotive goodness awaits a new month of working at CAR. While I love the charm and simplicity of older cars, it’s impossible not to be excited about the rate at which the motoring world is evolving.