It has been a few months since car enthusiasts around the world got their usual television fix of The Three Amigos – Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May. Despite their unique and always controversial ways of hosting Top Gear, it came to no surprise back in March 2015 when Clarkson was suspended from the show. At the time, fans voiced their frustration and even created a #BringBackClarkson petition, but to no avail. Fast forward a few months and to the surprise of many, they boys were back – this time on a new show hosted on Amazon Prime’s network.
Today, the big announcement finally came that the new show called The Grand Tour will finally air on November 18th, 2016! The show is set to run every week exclusively for Amazon Prime and Amazon Prime Video subscribers, but there’s no word yet on whether the show will run in other regions without access.
Not much is known as to the format of the new show or what cars will be tested, but it seems (based on the video above) that it will be as expected – test drives of supercars in unique locations, silly antics, and brutish opinions tossed about – as expected. Sadly for the original BBC Top Gear show now with an entirely new cast, not much is known about its fate. Lead presenter Chris Evans quit the show in July after the show’s lowest ratings ever and with good reason, he just sucked. He might be a noted radio personality in the UK, but amongst the car fans he’s nothing more than that. So it seems that after all the mucking about, the BBC might just have to eat some humble pie and realize that The Three Amigos are long gone from their grasps… as are their viewers.
Mark your calendars for November 18th – the start of a new chapter in automotive television goodness!