The old BBC’s Top Gear crew of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May found a home for a new motoring show at Amazon, finally revealed yesterday to be called The Grand Tour. Arguments ensued over what the title meant, and I’m happy to say I was right.
Look, obviously The Grand Tour probably references the Grand Tourer style of vehicle. A presentable and capable car perfect for a long journey, but still knows how to have fun. Sounds like Clarkson, Hammond, and May’s old Top Gear.
But as I outlined yesterday, the title likely has many meanings—the most specific being a literal grand tour taken by aristocratic Europeans a couple centuries ago. This was brought up by reader BelegUS in the comments on the original announcement post.
Additionally, the new Amazon show will be traveling with 11 stops on what Richard Hammond also directly referred to as a grand tour.
The comments on my post yesterday said I was wrong, and stupid, because the new show title was only about the class of car, the Grand Tourer. Well you all were wrong. Mostly.