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May 11, 2016

Amazon’s Top Gear rival is The Grand Tour, will be filmed in a tent

by John_A

Amazon’s rival show to Top Gear has finally got a name. Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond will present a new car show called The Grand Tour, which will start on the Amazon Prime Instant Video this autumn.

Not much has been revealed about the new show yet, although Clarksom himself revealed a small snippet on his Twitter account; it will be filmed in a tent and travel around different countries.

He also asks for prospective viewers to nominate locations around the world for the roadshow to visit.

So, the Grand Tour (GT for short) will come from a tent, which we will put up in a different location every week. Your town?

— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) May 11, 2016

The Amazon website elaborates on the concept: “Not only will the guys travel to different locations, but for the first time ever the studio audience recordings will travel every week, all housed within a giant tent,” it says.

Amazon customers can get in on the action and win tickets to be in the audience. “Amazon customers will have the chance to be in the audience when tickets are released through prize draws this summer,” reveals the site.

The BBC’s new Top Gear starts at the end of this month, May, so will have a significant head start on the rival show from its old presenting team. Let battle commence.

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