Top Gear madness is once more bound for Australia, writes Paul Gover
THE juggernaut called Top Gear Live crash-lands in Australia next March. The Prototype Tour has been cleared for take-off and Jeremy Clarkson — who tours this time with James ‘‘ Captain Slow’’ May as his straight man— promises plenty of car craziness.
‘‘A car will come out and become invisble, another one will leave a trail of flames as it does doughnuts, and where else would you see a helicopter inside an arena shooting at a car that has flames coming off i t ? , ’ ’ Clarkson tells carsGuide.
The first Top Gear Live tour hit Sydney this year. Next year it is in Brisbane from March 3-6 and at Melbourne Showgrounds from March 11-14.
‘‘Australians get us and we get them. I guess, when you think about it, Australia and Britain are two countries that can tease each other and get away with it. Everyone else has been at war with each other,’’ Clarkson says.
Some of the world’s most expensive, powerful and absurdly modified cars are in the show, including a transformed Porsche and a custommade ‘‘Godzilla’’ Nissan GT-R.
But someone will be missing— the third man in the Top Gear team, Richard Hammond.
He toured with Clarkson the first time but is staying home next year.
Car craziness: James May (above left) and Jeremy Clarkson promise spectacular tour entertainment.