The Grand Tour

Clarkson, Hammond & May brainstorm names for their new show

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have released a new video which shows them brainstorming names for their new Amazon Prime show. It turns out that naming a TV Show is much, much harder than it looks.

In the video, Richard Hammond suggested it could be called ‘auto-mates’ and ‘tripod; – with James May dismissing the latter because it is “someone with an erection.” Clarkson’s suggestions of ‘Selling England by the Pound’ and ‘Watcher of the Skies’, were album and song titles by prog-rock band Genesis, and were promptly shot down.

Clarkson later mentioned on Twitter that the new show couldn’t have the word ‘gear’ in it because of legal reasons. Twitter users then put forward their own show title suggestions, which included ‘Three Guys, A Car and a Pizza Place’ and ‘2 Men and a Hamster’.

Here at MotoringBox we’ve always preferred the ‘Gear Knobs’ name, but with that name now seemingly off limits, what do you think they should call it.

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22 comments

MrM3 April 9, 2016 at 4:45 pm

How about this, have a contest open for fans to suggest names for the new show. Let the winner come out and meet the hosts and the crew and race some cars. That would be awesome. 🙂

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US Knob April 9, 2016 at 9:07 pm

I’d happily go along with that!

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the guy with no name April 9, 2016 at 9:52 pm

I still thing they should call it ‘the good, the bad and the ugly’

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Danno April 9, 2016 at 10:27 pm

Second Shift? Spare Tires? (age joke), Fun with Jezza, Jimmy, and Dick!

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Danno April 10, 2016 at 4:52 am

Random Misfires? Excessive Emissions? I could go on…

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Curley April 10, 2016 at 6:18 am

Not to be shown on Dave

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pete April 10, 2016 at 8:40 am

Carmagedon? Karhmageden? The misadventures of Captain Slow, The Hamster and the Curly Hair Git? Overdrive? Oh Cock!? How easy could it be? Superior Cog? Pining for a Pinion

damn shame about the gear word cuz Gear Jammers could have worked also.

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pete April 10, 2016 at 8:44 am

And they probably don’t have the rights to “the Stig” so Three Men and a Stig would have had a nice ring to it.

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Danno April 10, 2016 at 9:06 am

What about Clarkson, Hammond, and May On Cars? Sounds a bit like ‘encore’. BTW, haven’t seen the TG trailer… Why should they have the pleasure of logging my viewing?

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Sean McKellar April 10, 2016 at 9:54 am

Short, Fat & Slow?

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Danno April 10, 2016 at 11:01 am

Like the original Beetle

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Fitzy April 10, 2016 at 4:56 pm

Call it “CARS” or “That car Show”

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Hubert April 11, 2016 at 7:54 pm

Just ‘Knobs’. No need for the leading ‘Gear’.

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Fitzy April 12, 2016 at 11:53 am

What about “TORQUE”

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foa April 12, 2016 at 4:31 pm

Top Shit!

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foa April 12, 2016 at 4:58 pm

Top Speed. Speed and Powerrr!!! How hard can it be? Top Geg. Ambitious But Rubbish. Threesom 😀

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Jon K April 13, 2016 at 10:53 am

Fast Track!, Speed Kings, Auto Erotica, Powwerrr!, or Auto Wreckers.

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vancouver bill April 17, 2016 at 3:16 am

Portmeirion Motor Vehicle Association…. be seeing you!
the Burford Bicycle and Snowmobile Club…
the Ambleside and Tiddly Cove Anti-bicycle Irregulars………
The Car Show……
I like the last one. simple to the point….

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vancouver bill May 10, 2016 at 11:46 am

the best car show,,,,,in the world

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vancouver bill May 10, 2016 at 12:25 pm

three speed… long live the sturmy – archer

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vancouver bill May 10, 2016 at 12:26 pm

the three little stigs??

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vancouver bill May 10, 2016 at 1:14 pm

the ‘gear hunters….
ok sean I will stop for now,,,

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