About 2 hours ago I put up a post with the new Top Gear trailer saying that the the original ‘Top Gear’ trio’s show which will be coming to Amazon Prime did not have a name…. and just as I do that, we get a press release revealing the new show will be called…..

The Grand Tour

The TV show has struggled to find a title having to stay completely away from the words ‘top’ and ‘gear’ for obvious reasons, they even put out a couple of silly videos highlighting the fact they didn’t know what to call it (or you could say it’s been a publicity stunt but whatever, they were very amusing!).

The show will launch in the autumn exclusively for Amazon Prime customers.

So there you have it, The Grand Tour it is. Let is know what you think of the title in the comments below. Truth be told, it doesn’t really roll off the tongue but we’re willing to get used to it!

Full press release is below and you can find out more about the show here.


Clarkson, Hammond & May Announce The Name Of Their Amazon Prime Show

London – 11 May, 2016 – “Thing is,” said Jeremy Clarkson, “We’ll be travelling the world hosting each episode in a different country, from a giant tent. It’s a sort of “grand tour”, if you like. So we’ve decided to call it ‘The Grand Tour’.”

James May admitted to being underwhelmed by the name. “I wanted to call it ‘Nigel’, or ‘Roger’. We needed a name, and they’re names.”

Richard Hammond was more positive. “I already love camping,” he enthused, “But this is something else. We are like our pioneering and prospecting forebears, sallying forth into a new frontier of broadcasting, and making our home where…” but at this point Clarkson and May strangled him with a guy rope.

Not only will the pre-recorded location films in the Amazon Prime show be shot in exciting locations, but the studio audience recordings will also take place at a different location around the world every week. The pre-recorded studio sections of the programme will be filmed in front of a live audience, all housed within a giant tent. Therefore in this spirit of travel, adventure and intrigue, the presenters have decided to call the show ‘The Grand Tour’.

“Well, that took a while…,” said Jay Marine, VP of Amazon Video Europe. “After nine months of deep thought, debate and deliberation, the guys have come up with a name that reflects the global ambition of the new show. The Grand Tourwill be one of the most anticipated TV launches ever, and we’re excited to be bringing it to Amazon Prime customers around the world this autumn.”

The Grand Tour will launch in autumn 2016 exclusively for Amazon Prime members and the new travelling format means Amazon customers around the world will have the chance to be in the audience when tickets are released through prize draws this summer. Details of the location schedule and information on how to apply for tickets will be announced shortly. Fans can follow The Grand Tour on Facebook (www.facebook.com/thegrandtour) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/thegrandtour) and at www.amazon.co.uk/thegrandtour to get news about the show first.