Top Gear Live says that 2013 was a meteoric year for the "greatest motoring arena show in the world"... and confirmed that South Africa will host another event in 2014.
Over the past 12 months, the action-packed show has toured the world. Spectacular performances fronted by the TV show's hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May — together with The Stig — have wowed audiences in Australia, South Africa and throughout Europe.
For the first time, the 2013 calendar included two special Top Gear Festivals, a unique format providing fans with a full day of entertainment. The team returned to Durban to again combine the excitement of a custom-built street circuit and a dramatic arena show.
Australia became the second country to host a Top Gear Festival, with the show taking over the Sydney Motorsport Park for a full weekend of madcap motoring antics.
Back in Europe, Top Gear Live arena shows performed to packed houses in Moscow, Amsterdam and Antwerp… but it was one memorable September evening in Poland that conquered new peaks. A record-breaking crowd of more than 57 000 filled Warsaw's National Stadium, making it the largest ever single-night Top Gear Live attendance.
"It really has been a remarkable year once again confirming Top Gear Live as the world's greatest motoring-themed show," said James Cooke-Priest, Chief Operating Officer of Top Gear Live. "The two fabulous Festivals in South Africa and Australia were truly incredible events while no one will ever forget the frenzy of that incredible night in Poland. That said, we are all now looking ahead to yet more amazing successes and astonishing records in 2014."
Things blast off for 2014 later this month when Clarkson and company are back in Britain for five sell-out shows at the dazzling new Hydro venue in Glasgow. Looking further ahead, Top Gear Festivals have been confirmed for both Durban and Sydney. And the Top Gear Festival special will be visiting Barbados in the West Indies.