TG Becomes GT As Former Top Gear Crew Name Amazon Show The Grand Tour

11th May 2016 SWVaux

After months of coming up with ridiculous names for their new Amazon Show, Clarkson Hammond and May finally got it: The Grand Tour – TGT for short or GT for those of you who like sticking their tongue in their cheeks.

It might not impress and excite at first, but the show’s name hides a comprehensive and captivating theme behind it, as it will feature short films shot in different locations around the globe, while the studio audience portion will also take place at a different location around the world every week, as Jeremy Clarkson cared to explain:

“Thing is, 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.’”

Like on Top Gear, the pre-recorded studio segments of the program will be filmed in front of a live audience, all housed within a giant tent – so, if you were wondering what possibly can they do with Amazon’s immense budget, here’s your answer.

In a previous interview, Clarkson said he and the crew spent thousands of pounds brainstorming different names, even considering “Gear Knobs” at one point, albeit a clause with the BBC stopped them to use a title with the word “gear” in it. No matter, at least the current moniker reflects their worldwide ambition, adventure and intrigue – even if James May had something else in mind:

“I wanted to call it ‘Nigel,’ or ‘Roger.’ We needed a name, and they’re names”, said Captain slow.

Hammond on the other hand was thrilled, especially about the idea of a tent: “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…”

Unfortunately, his speech was cut short after Clarkson and May strangled him with a guy rope.

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