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    Top Gear boys Clarkson, Hammond and May release new film (VIDEO)

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    Former Top Gear presenters Clarkson, Hammond and May have released their first promotional video for their new live shows. 

    The boys are officially back filming again, and they’ve released their first new footage footage since the Clarkson fracas. The short video which you can see below is a promotional clip for the trio’s Clarkson, Hammond and May Live stadium tour, and the show now has its own Youtube account. They’ve also started the hashtag ‘#BackOnTheRoad’ which you can follow as the boys travel around the world presenting their live show.

    Initially it was thought that the live shows, previously held under the ‘Top Gear’ banner would not go ahead following the Clarkson incident. However, things will go ahead as normal, but under the new ‘Clarkson, Hammond and May Live’ name.

    Check out the first promotional video below featuring Clarkson and Hammond… and James May’s piano….

    As for the remaining filmed Top Gear episodes from season 22 that are yet to be shown, they’re expected to air later this year during the European summer. BBC executives have made it clear they intend to show the final episodes, especially given how high the ratings would be with the hype that the Clarkson controversy has caused.

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  • News/ Super Cars

    What’s Jeremy Clarkson doing with this Corvette Z06?

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    Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has posted an image of a C7 Corvette Z06 on Twitter sparking rumours that he’s filming again.

    What exactly is Jeremy Clarkson doing? Since the fracas with a Top Gear producer and the demise of the show as we know it, Clarkson has been hinting that we haven’t seen the last of him. A few weeks ago he met with co-presenters James May and Richard Hammond as well as former Top Gear producer Andy Wilman. And with that information its believed the four are planning to start their own motoring show in a similar format to the Top Gear so many know and love.

     

    Now we might have the next piece of the puzzle with Jeremy Clarkson posting a picture of a Corvette Z06 and a film crew to his Twitter. The group appears to be at a race track too – the natural habitat of the Corvette – and if you look closely you can see a short man in the background that appears to be Richard Hammond. There’s also a big TV-grade camera and a few other random people.

    Are they filming a segment for their new show that doesn’t even officially exist yet? Is it even a TV show that they’re planning? Could be a Youtube series, Netflix or DVD? Hopefully we’ll find out soon.

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    Clarkson, Hammond and May meet with former TopGear producer

    Clarkson meets with former TopGear producer

    Former TopGear hosts Clarkson, Hammond and May have held a secret meeting with Top Gear producer Andy Wilman who quit yesterday. 

    The Top Gear lads Clarkson, Hammond and May have been spotted together for the first time since the Clarkson fracas along with Top Gear producer Andy Wilman.

    Wilman, a longtime friend of Clarkson’s, officially resigned from his position as producer at Top Gear yesterday, sparking rumours that they may be planning a rival show to the original Top Gear which is set to be reinvented for 2016.

    James May also officially resigned from the BBC last week, leaving only Hammond with a formal contract with the broadcaster. However, given the secret meeting held with the three presenters and producer Andy Wilman, it’s expected Hammond will follow his co-presenters move away from the BBC. At this stage all signs point towards the group starting their own motoring show in a similar structure to the Top Gear that we know and love only under a different name obviously. More details will likely come to the surface in the coming months.

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    Jeremy Clarkson will be sacked from Top Gear

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    British news reports that Jeremy Clarkson will be sacked from his position on Top Gear with an official BBC announcement pending. 

    The BBC is expected to announce the findings of its investigation into the fracas involving Clarkson and a junior Top Gear producer today, revealing the fate of Clarkson and Top Gear as we know it.

    The Daily Telegraph is claiming to have inside information, reporting that the decision to sack Clarkson has been made but Top Gear will continue with a replacement host.

    54 year old Clarkson was on his final warning before getting involved in a physical altercation with Irish producer Oisin Tymon who was hospitalised following the incident.

    The Daily Telegraph reports; ‘it is understood a report into the so-called ‘fracas’ at a North Yorkshire hotel concluded that [the] presenter spent 20 minutes verbally abusing producer Oisin Tymon, before launching a 30 second physical assault on him.’

    It’s believed the BBC finds itself with no choice but to end Clarkson’s career as presenter of Top Gear.

    Reports are suggesting that the BBC hopes to replace Clarkson with radio host and massive petrol head Chris Evans – who has an epic collection of Ferraris including a 250 GTO worth £12 million.

    Previously Clarkson’s co-presenter’s Richard Hammond and James May refused to film the show without him. Whether they continue with the show or follow Clarkson into other ventures is unknown at this point.

    An official announcement regarding the future of Top Gear and Clarkson is expected to come from BBC Director General Lord Hall in the coming hours.

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    BBC reportedly offer terms for Clarkson Top Gear return

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    The BBC has reportedly prepared terms for Jeremy Clarkson’s return to Top Gear, though he’s unlikely to agree to them.

    Apparently the BBC has drawn up terms which will see Clarkson reinstated as co-presenter of Top Gear, along with May and Hammond who refuse to film the show without the controversial Clarkson.

    However, Clarkson’s return is entirely dependant on him agreeing on those terms, which is unlikely.

    A report from the Daily Mail suggests that the BBC want an executive to be put in place as a ‘minder’ for Clarkson – basically a baby sitter who will make sure he doesn’t do anything else that may cause controversy.

    A source inside the BBC said “I think that people do see a way to resolve this, and that is by putting someone strong in to manage the show and manage Clarkson. He is a brilliant broadcaster, everyone can see that.”

    After a petition to reinstate Clarkson received almost one million signatures, it is believed BBC executives felt more inclined to resolve the problem rather than fire the presenter outright.

    Meanwhile the BBC has released a rather aloof official statement regarding the Clarkson incident which said:

    “Following last week’s suspension of Jeremy Clarkson, Ken MacQuarrie is now considering the evidence and will report to the Director-General on his findings next week.

    “Once this has been considered, we will set out any further steps. The BBC will not be offering further commentary until then.”

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    Top Gear’s Richard Hammond warned not to drive his £100k Porsche 911 GT3 as it may burst into flames

    Richard Hammond Porsche 911 GT3

    Porsche is investigating why two of their limited edition cars have burst into flames and have stopped all deliveries of the £100,000 supercar. They’re offering to collect the vehicles that get up to 196 mph for testing, so as to not inconvenience the 100 British owners any further.

    Richard Hammond Porsche 911 GT3 flames

    This issue with the 911 GT3 comes just weeks after Hammond took one for a test drive and said the sportscar was ‘so good, I had to buy one myself’. It seems that the 911 is not quite as dreamy as Hammond first thought.

    Richard Hammond warned not to drive his £100k Porsche 911 GT3

    A spokesman from Porsche have released a statement: ‘Porsche is informing the owners of the affected vehicles directly and recommending that they stop using their vehicles’.

    It’s not the first time that manufacturers have experienced issues with their luxury cars. Similarly, in 2010 Ferrari had to recall around 1,250 of its 458 Italias due to issues with fire.

    Let’s hope Hammond gets his Porsche back soon!

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    10 Reasons To Watch Top Gear Series 21 (PHOTOS)

    Top Gear Series 21 is back with a bang and we’ve got a juicy taster to what will be on this 2014 series.

    We cannot wait to see the backside of January and bring on Sunday 2 February, 8pm. The world’s most popular TV show is back on BBC Two and this year promises to be the best ever.

    Below are 10 reasons to watch Top Gear Series 21:

    1. Clarkson Drives The Ultimate Hypercar: McLaren P1

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    2. The Boys Go ‘Trucking’ In Burma

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    3. Hammond versus 6×6 Mercedes G-Wagen

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    4. Caterham versus Caterham

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    5. Bringing Back The 80’s – Retro hot hatches

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    6. BIGGER Explosions

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    7. Alfa 4C versus Quadski

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    8. Ukraine road trip

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    9. Power test: M135i vs GTI

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    10. The Stig vs Zenvo ST1

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  • Videos

    Richard Hammond Races Ridiculous Trucks On Track And Explodes (VIDEO)

    Richard Hammond Races Ridiculous Trucks On Track And Explodes (VIDEO)

    Hammond and a grid of pro racers take to the track in a pack of film-support trucks littering the tarmac with pyrotechnics, toilets, and hot dogs in this insane, not-yet-aired Top Gear wacky race.

    A “no-contact rule” is quickly abandoned and, spoiler alert, there’s a lot of carnage.

    I can just imagine the Top Gear team dreaming this up, something like: “Hey, what if we raced all the logistics trucks we use to help make the show?”

    Naturally they ended up using caricature vehicles they made for the event, with typical Top Gear flair. But I’m sure when TG finally does go off the air they’ll bow out with a bang like this.

    Richard Hammond Races Ridiculous Trucks On Track And Explodes (VIDEO)
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