We here are Shifting Lanes are based in the US, for those of you that did not know. Here car culture is strong, but it’s often misrepresented as a very small subset of our population. The problem with that is this country is ENORMOUS. Where as, in Europe, you have a thriving car culture and auto enthusiast fanbase to cater to, the US is a bit of a mixed bag.
However, I can tell you without fail that those who are fans in the US are rabid and just as passionate about autos as those in Europe and all throughout the world. So imagine how giddy we were when we woke up this morning to find out that The Grand Tour would be coming here to film! That’s right, Clarkson, Hammond, and May are bringing their traveling ten extravaganza, The Grand Tour, to the US to film.
According to The Guardian:
Jeremy Clarkson is to host live studio recordings in the UK, US and Germany for his new Amazon show, The Grand Tour.
Last month, Amazon revealed that Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May would be reunited in front of a live audience in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Amazon said that the live studio filming at each location will be “housed within a giant tent”.
More cities are expected to be added to the live audience filming schedule later this year with the new show set to debut on the Amazon Prime video service in the autumn.
Here’s the official quote from Amazon:
“Fans have been asking us where The Grand Tour will be filming and how they can attend,” said Jay Marine, vice-president of Amazon Video Europe. “We’re delighted to announce today new studio locations in the UK, US and Germany as we continue our plans to bring this anticipated Amazon Prime show to fans around the world.”
And this is great to see them willing to come to the states to film. Now that might have something to do with their new bosses being based in California, but we shouldn’t discredit the fans the US has within. US fans of the boys are also auto enthusiasts and coming here validates that the US does have a car culture and that it’s recognized the world over.
We are excited to see where and when they will be here. Stay tuned and we’ll have those updates as soon as we know about them.
(Source: The Guardian)