New trailer gives us a fresh look at Clarkson and the boys!

November 18, 2016. Circle that date on your calendars, ladies and gentlemen, because that’s the date when Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond all come back to our lives. The trio behind the long-awaited motoring show The Grand Tour just dropped an action-packed, 30-second trailer of the first season and it contained the information we’ve all been waiting for.

The show’s first episode will air on November 18 on Amazon Prime Video and while it’s not necessarily the most accessible channel around, I’m pretty sure that a lot of people will pay good money to see the return of the beloved trio. The trailer doesn’t show much in the way of what we can expect in the course of the first season – it is just 30 seconds long – but it does enough to completely whet our appetites, especially after being subjected to one of the worst seasons of Top Gear.

We need a little bit of tonic from that experience and The Grand Tour trailer does its best to give us a small sample of what to expect. Sure, the usual elements of scenery, slow-motion, and gratuitous burnouts are all there, not to mention the three old heads yakking it up like never before, but the cinematic-style trailer is also a lot cleaner than what we’re used to. Maybe that’s the show’s way of flexing its bigger budget than Top Gear.

Whatever the case may be, I think I speak for a lot of people when I say, “it’s about time!”

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It’s like Christmas in November

Okay, that whole Christmas in November bit may be exaggerating it a little, but considering how uneven the latest season of Top Gear was – and that’s an understatement – a lot of people are badly in need of seeing the boys back together. Who cares if it’s another show on channel that a lot of people might have to pay for. A subscription to Amazon Prime is certainly not getting in the way of me getting to see Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond return to my life.

I’m sure a lot of people feel the same way and who am I to judge them. The important thing is The Grand Tour is finally happening. It’s been a long wait that was made excruciatingly longer by how bad the “new” Top Gear bombed. But if the trio return in the manner expected of them, which really isn’t much of a stretch considering how extraordinary their chemistry already is, the memories of Top Gear will be washed away faster than it takes Captain Slow to hit the quarter-mile.

Kirby Garlitos
Automotive Aftermarket Expert - kirby@topspeed.com
Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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