Take 100 high performance cars, add 40,000 people and mix in 13 ‘stars in a reasonably-priced car’ – and you’ve got part of the recipe for the most exciting motoring event around.
Top Gear Live 2011 kicked off at Birmingham’s NEC recently and arrives at ExCel London today for another thrilling run of shows from Nov 24-27, with a brand new indoor racetrack element at its beating heart.
Clarkson, Hammond and May will bring their special brand of anarchy to ExCel in the 60-minute live action arena show but this year’s event also features a brand new 80-minute track spectacular on a bespoke indoor circuit, configured by Lotus Motorsport.
Flaming supercars, stunts, head-to-head challenges, celebrities and all the usual irreverent humour and chaos of the TV show combine to prove that Top Gear Live is one of the most heart-pounding live experiences in the UK.
As the London events approach, Top gear Live reveals some of the statistics behind this awesome motoring event :
More than 1.3 million people have now seen Top Gear Live since it was created in 2008 and this year alone required;
36,558 –visitors to Top Gear Live in Birmingham last weekend
188 man hours to create the indoor track
140 – minutes of total live action excitement
103 –incredible cars
13– celebrities in the live version of Top Gear’s Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car
6 – relatives of ex-Formula 1 stars going head-to-head in the TGL kart race
3 – Top Gear Presenters
2 – live action zones per event
1 – Stig
While Tiff Needell, Sabine Schmitz, Derek Bell and a host of celebrities can all be seen in action on the new indoor track, the infamous trio Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May host the Olympic-inspired live action arena show..
Chariot Racing, Car Curling and Splat the Rat are just some of the highlights from the show, which will also showcase a troupe of dancing JCBs, Lamborghini-hurdling and awe-inspiring precision driving skills from the Top Gear Live stunt driving team.
The Stig will be taking to the track too, leading a collection of star performers who will join the ‘Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car’ element of the show. Winter Olympic gold medallist, Amy Williams, cycling legend Mark Cavendish and rugby ace Gethin Jones are on the leaderboard from Birmingham.
In London Harry Potter film star Rupert Grint, comedian Jason Manford, DJ and TV presenter Chris Evans and football stars Ian Wright and Jon Barnes amongst others, take the wheel and attempt to beat the quickest NEC time, set by four-time Superbike World Champion, Carl Fogarty.
Top Gear Live heads to ExCeL London from 24-27 November and tickets can still be purchased at
or by calling 0871 230 5588.