Clarkson, Hammond, And May's The Grand Tour Will Begin In Johannesburg

The format for The Grand Tour is sort of like old Top Gear specials, where the trio travels across the globe, and the episodes are like their own mini-films. Only in The Grand Tour, the hosts aren’t the only ones traveling, the studio (a big tent) does too. Today, the show announced the first location for its big tent: Johannesburg, South Africa.


Perhaps more exciting, is the fact that the show is putting on a competition asking readers to submit the most unusual places they’ve pitched tents. The prize: a trip to South Africa to see the three buffoons..

In case you’re wondering “why South Africa?” and not Albuquerque —where you live, which is the center of the world — four million people live in the JoBurg area. It’s a big city. It’s so big, in fact, that Top Gear Live used to tour there a bunch back when it was a thing, and not once did it ever stop in Albuquerque.

Doesn’t matter. I’m off to go set up a tent in my Jeep’s empty engine bay.

h/t: R&T

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