Top Gear Live 2011 posted on 22 June 2011
- All-new format for 2011
- Top Gear indoor track – designed by Lotus
- ExCeL to become new London home-leg
Following the success of the TopGearLive global tour, the UK is to debut an exciting new format to be showcased in November this year.
The previous format of MPH featuring TopGearLive has been superseded by a bigger, bolder event that will debut at Birmingham’s NEC from 11-13 November, closely followed by its new capital home at ExCeL London from 24-27 November.
Billed as ‘The ultimate Top Gear experience’, visitors can expect all the on-screen, supercharged excitement of the TV show rolled into one event, with the famous presenting trio of Clarkson, Hammond and May previously seen in the TopGearLive action arena now spilling out into the rest of the event.
At the centre of the new format is the new Top Gear indoor track featuring highlights from the TV show including Stig power laps and Star in a reasonably priced car as well as the Top Gear Stunt Team, head-to-heads and supercar parades.
Other highlights will include a re-creation of the famous Top Gear studio, special tributes to Top Gear’s greatest challenges and some of the more creative and famous machinery featured in the programme over the years.
To cater for the scale of the event and activities, show organisers have moved to the 100-acre ExCel London venue in Docklands and added the LG Arena to the NEC hall space for the opening leg.
Commercial Director of TopGearLive, James Cooke-Priest, said: “The idea is simple – to create the ultimate motoring event in the spirit of Top Gear”.