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Ken Block and Hoonicorn to star on TopGear

Ken Block Hoonicorn Mustang on Topgear



The feedback currently on the “New” TopGear is mixed depending on who you speak to. But this week’s third episode could be the best yet.


New Course for Top Gear Live, London & Birmingham November 2011

Now here’s hoping they look to bringing this track design downunder for the next Topgear Live Trip 

Topgear live Release

Top Gear Live is developing an indoor track extravaganza in partnership with Group Lotus Motorsport, designers of the original Top Gear test-track. The track will be the central feature of its all-new Top Gear Live event running from 11-13 November at NEC Birmingham and 24-27 November at ExCeL London.


Top Gear favourites including German race sensation Sabine Schmitz and Tiff Needell will join five-timeLe Manswinner, Derek Bell, and an extensive list of other celebrity guests, drivers and presenters on track at the two events.


The all-new track element will feature power laps by Top Gear’s very own tame racing driver The Stig as well as challenges for presenters Clarkson, Hammond and May. And, of course, there will be a host of celebrities vying for the top spot in Top Gear Live’s very own Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.


The tracks have been configured to enable all manner of driving disciplines during a full programme of incredible action. These will include head-to-head challenges, power testing and time trials, ensuring there’s plenty of live action throughout the event.


The tracks have been named ‘Docklands GP’ (ExCeL track) and ‘B20 Raceway’ (NEC track), and visitors can get a preview of what is waiting for them at the show with both track layouts available to see at In the tradition of the Top Gear track’s ‘Hammerhead’ and ‘Gambon’ corners, these custom-built indoor tracks will also have named corners and Top Gear Live fans will have the opportunity to name one of the corners at each track in a competition launching next week via


Gavan Kershaw,  Engineering Manager at Group Lotus Motorsport said:  “We’re enjoying the challenge of working with the Top Gear Live team to design two tracks that are both exciting and credible for this event.


“We believe the end result will ensure an awesome experience for both the drivers and spectators with plenty of noise and burning rubber!“


In addition to the interactive on-track activity, there will be supercar parades featuring iconic models such as the new McLaren MP4-12C, Lamborghini Aventador and Ferrari 599 GTO, as well as legendary group B rally cars and a celebration of F1 past and present, all live on the track. All this will be supported by fantastic challenges and cars modified beyond recognition – synonymous with Top Gear!


This year’s Top Gear Live is expected to attract tens of thousands of visitors keen to see the world-famous presenters, guest drivers and celebrities in action and take part in this true celebration of all things motoring. Visitors are encouraged to book early so as not to miss the most exciting event on this year’s entertainment and motoring calendar.

Ben Collins – The Man in the White Suit – Book Review

I have been a Topgear fan for a long time and have always wanted to know who was behind the White Helmet of The Stig

So when the story broke that the man behind the famous white helmet was Ben Collins and he was going to be writing a book, I knew I would have to buy and read it

So when it finally hit the news stands a few months back, I couldn’t wait to delve into it.

I wont give to much away as it is really worth the $$, but I can say it is a very interesting read about Collin’s life before the Stig, how he got the job as the Stig and his time in the Army

So with Winter not to far away, there is no better time to pick up a copy and enjoy a great read when the weather turn real nasty