Our first look at The Grand Tour in Johannesburg


Amazon have revealed the first ever look at Jeremy Clarkson , Richard Hammond and James May’s The Grand Tour. The images show the former Top Gear trio sat in a plush outdoor tent in Johannesburg while recording their first studio scenes for Amazon Prime’s brand new series which started earlier today (17 July). The Grand Tour, which will launch exclusively for Amazon Prime customers this Autumn, sees Clarkson, Hammond and May travel the world to make the new series.


As you can see from the images, their new budget is quite large – estimated at a staggering £4.5m per show – and a lot is expected from the programme. For the first time ever, the studio audience recording will travel every week to watch the programme get recorded in a giant tent. Clarkson was delighted with filming and took to Twitter to say “I loved today” after sharing a picture of his surroundings.


This update comes after Clarkson and co were mobbed by fans in Italy. Clarkson, 56, who was driving an orange Aston Martin in Vicenza’s main square, even managed to talk about Top Gear during his stop off. The motoring series is set to kick-start in the autumn and the presenter asked his followers on Twitter if they would be interested in being part of the live studio audience as filming gets underway. “You want tickets for our new show?” he wrote, followed by a link to the Applause Store website.

Clarkson knows how to pick his moments. With very little happening in the country, the former Top Gear host decided the time was right to reveal the logo for his new Amazon car show in the middle of the Brexit saga. Writing on Twitter, he said: “Newspapers. As there is very little going on at the moment, I thought you’d like to see our new Grand Tour logo.

Based in Brisbane, Australia, Sean has loved cars his entire life. At 21 he launched the popular 80’s Falcon forum xFalcon.com, then at 24 created TopGearbox.com, one of the most popular Top Gear fansites in the world.


  1. Looks great, can’t wait. Also they should try and get the best view possible for every location they go to to put in the window behind the guys.

  2. Well if he’s nervous then that means he wants it to be better than anything he’s done previously. So that’s a good sign. The thing I’m most looking for is the adventures. With the budget they had on Top Gear, they did and went to amazing places. With the size of this budget, I can’t even fathom what they have planned.