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Liverpool’s automotive industry is receiving a major boost with the announcement that the world’s first road-legal, single-seater production car is to be manufactured in the city.BAC Mono Top Gear Read More »


The Stig is back on our television screens this autumn making a dramatic appearance behind the wheel of Aston Martin’s yet to be unleashed AM Vanquish. The iconic driving legend from the hugely popular BBC 2 Top Gear programme is fronting a new action-packed television advertisement promoting the biggest, boldest and most daring Top Gear Live ever staged in the UK taking place at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre from 25-28 October, 2012.

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The BBC’s Top Gear ‘terrible trio’ of Clarkson, Hammond and May never ceases to surprise, and yesterday’s (March 11) episode of the popular TV programme featured them trying their hand at rallycross for the first time – the results of which were surprisingly impressive!

The aim was to prove that motor racing can be achieved on a modest budget and the starting point was our heroes’ purchase of three modestly-priced second-hand cars – a BMW 328 for Clarkson, a Citroen Saxo for Hammond and a Toyota MR2 for ‘Captain Slow’. Kumho’s role was to supply the tyres – the company’s proven C03 tarmac rally tyres for Clarkson and May and a set of the much vaunted V70A road legal competition tyres for Hammond, who was competing in a different class. Read More »

After a night start from the Royal Automobile Club’s Woodcote Park; Dunsfold Park, home to the world famous Top Gear test track, will resound to the sound of Beaujolais bound cars; when it becomes the official UK starting grid for the 2011 ‘Run.

Unlike any other event, the ‘Run has special permission to follow in the footsteps of Hollywood stars Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz and more recently, reigning F1 World Champion Sebastien Vettel, on the world renowned figure of 8 track. Read More »

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-time Le Mans winner, Derek Bell, and an extensive list of other celebrity guests, drivers and presenters on track at the two events. Read More »

With the New Year well under way and the doors of Autosport International closed for another year, entries are starting to come in thick and fast for the Rally Show at Cornbury, which will run on the weekend of May 14/15. Cornbury Park was featured on BBC “Top Gear” on Sunday 30 Jan.

Apart from the venue itself and its 100 percent asphalt stage, new for 2011 among the rally events held over the weekend is the Ford Escort Challenge. This is open to Mk1 and Mk2 Escorts, whose drivers will compete to win the CG Neill ‘Austin Dobson’ Perpetual Trophy. Read More »