Just in case you haven’t heard, Top Gear Festival is making its debut at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban KwaZulu-Natal, from the 16th to the 17th June 2012.


In celebration of the event and to give Durbanites a taste of what is to come, this week (Friday 23rd March – Thursday 29th March) sees the arrival of some serious supercars at the Gateway Theatre of Shopping. Customers of the centre can get down to the Promotional Court situated opposite the information desk, to drool over two cars that are making their debut in the KwaZulu-Natal Province, the breathtaking McLaren MP4-12Cand the iconic Aston Martin Virage.

Fans will be happy to hear that the Festival which includes a Live Stadium Show will be hosted by the full Top Gear Team of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May and The Stig, who will be pushing the boundaries of live motoring festivities as they perform their first ever stadium show. Fans can also expect some of the world’s finest supercars as well as cars modified beyond belief – all delivered with the irreverent humour one would expect from a Top Gear event.

The 2012 event offers a more interactive experience for the visitor, as the Moses Mabhida Stadium and its surrounding precinct and Peoples Park offers an exceptional, world-class venue with the necessary infrastructure required to host this impressive motoring festival. As well as the Live Stadium Show, visitors will also enjoy a huge variety of other exciting outdoor features situated around the precinct. The City of Durban plays host to Top Gear’s first ever street circuit– over 2 kilometres long and winding around the streets of Durban. Spectators will see Stig power laps, head-to-head racing, supercars, drag racing, drifting, celebrity race challenges & more in the packed daily schedule. Local motorsport talent will also be showcased with Motorsport South Africa running the Super Production Car Series and the Volkswagen Polo Challenge Series on the Top Gear Street Circuit. And when visitors need a break from the action, they can head into the impressive motoring expo packed with some of the world’s greatest supercars, classics and motoring memorabilia.

This year’s Top Gear Festival in ‘the warmest place to be’ is expected to attract tens of thousands of petrol-heads keen to see the world famous presenters, guest drivers, legends and celebrities in action and take part in this true celebration of all things motoring. Visitors are encouraged to book early so as not to miss the most exciting event on this year’s entertainment and motoring calendar.