Following last year’s sell-out World Tour, Top Gear Live, sponsored by Brown Thomas, is returning to Dublin with a spectacular new show at the RDS from Thursday, 3rd December to Sunday, 6th December 2009.
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May and the Stig unveiled plans for this year’s Top Gear Live World Tour in the prestigious surroundings of the Royal Geographical Society, Kensington, London earlier today in true Phileas Fogg style; suspended below a hot air balloon. Famed for their legendary globe-trotting antics, the three presenters took inspiration from some of the world’s most famous explorers including Dr David Livingstone, Sir Earnest Shakleton and Sir Edmund Hillary.
Fans on four continents can expect an edge-of-their-seats experience with flaming rally cars, extreme underground street racers and cars which change colour in the blink of an eye. Other sequences will feature the infamous Stig who will be leading our troop of international stunt drivers via a mix of hand gestures, sonic pulses and Morse code, showing audiences the ultimate in precision driving.
Not only will the supercharged motoring theatre return with all new stunts and a spectacular new live Theatre Show, but Top Gear Live is thrilled to announce a number of new and exciting additions to this year’s Motor Arena.
The Hall of Fame celebrates some of the fastest and coolest cars on the planet. Name a supercar and you’ll almost certainly find it in the Top Gear Live Hall of Fame! These incredible automobiles will be displayed to give visitors maximum possible access to this jaw-dropping collection of cars, which will include the Ferrari California, Maserati GT, Nissan Skyline GT-R35, Audi R8 V10, Bentley Bio Fuel, the Bentley Continental Supersports – Top Gear Live is a showcase of the world’s best!
For true car lovers, the fantastic Motor Arena features the world’s most stylish, rare and expensive cars, the latest gadgets, luxury goods, car accessories and motoring technology – displaying everything a car lover could dream of and more! A collection of the most iconic and breathtaking prestige and performance classics in Ireland will be on display in the Iconic Classics Area, including veteran, vintage, classic and the modern and future classics.
New to Top Gear Live this year are a number of cool and exciting interactive zones, including Reasonably Priced Karts, which offers visitors a chance to race around a mini replica of famous Dunsfold track in reasonably priced karts! Visitors can chase their friends around this track donned head to toe in complete racing gear, including overalls and crash helmets!
Alternatively, why not try the Pit-Stop Challenge, where visitors can change the wheels of a Formula 1 car in record time and try to beat a Formula 1 crew – 6 seconds!
Tractor junkies beware! Top Gear Live is heading to the country! Don’t miss the unique Tractor Challenge, as a team of four men attempt to build a 1948 Ferguson tractor against the clock! See them transform a pile of parts into a roaring machine in under 10 minutes.
Watch in awe as the gold medal champions from Dublin Institute of Technology strip and re-build automobile engines and bring them to life in the DIT Do Engine Mania Zone. Visitors can also get their hands dirty as they dismantle engine parts and examine what makes them tick!
Also new this year, Mean Machines allows visitors to get up close and personal to top of the range motorbikes, police cars, military tanks and air corps helicopters, while the adrenaline fuelled 4×4 Experience demonstrates the capabilities of these vehicles that have been everywhere and done everything. Visitors can drive shotgun with trained drivers as they carry visitors over extreme terrain.
For those looking for additional excitement, the high tech Simulators are not to be missed. Visitors can experience the thrill of riding in fast cars in the high tech Simulators, which are based on sophisticated technology developed for multi-million pound flight simulators used by Astronauts, Airline Pilots and Jet Fighter Crews. Integrating acceleration and G-forces from a high-performance three axis motion system, with images displayed on a big screen and DVD quality sound, this is not to be missed by adrenaline junkies!
For some time out, visitors can test drive the hottest and latest games in the PlayStation Area and Hamley’s Highway offers toys for big and small boys. In addition, the Paddock Tour offers Diamond and Corporate ticket holders the unique opportunity to see behind the scenes and get up close and personal with the line-up of cars from the Top Gear Live Theatre Show. Check out the mechanics fixing, tweaking and repairing all the damage inflicted from those unruly presenters during the Theatre Show!
With even more space dedicated to amazing cars and a host of new and exciting interactive features, Top Gear Live 2009 promises to be an enthralling experience for fans of the show.
Tickets available from €49. For ticket information log on to “http://www.topgearlive.ie” www.topgearlive.ie or “http://www.ticketmaster.ie” www.ticketmaster.ie