It might not be news to many of you that the old Top Gear trio consisting of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May is starting up a new show called The Grand Tour. We’ve been following their development for awhile and to catch up on all the coverage you can click here. What might actually be news to some of you is that they’re also developing a parallel effort called Drivetribe.
Drivetribe will be an enthusiast website. It will be broken out into “Tribes” of niche and not so niche segments of the automotive industry and various automotive passions. Each of the Tribes will be led by bloggers, writers, Youtubers, etc. According to tech entrepreneur Ernesto Schmitt, who has partnered up with the old Top Gear trio and Andy Wilman: “What we are looking to do is build a next-generation vertical that is dedicated to motoring, and that really combines content, social and commerce.” If you still don’t know what Drivetribe is based on those explanations then you should give Professor Clarkson, Professor Hammond, and Professor May a listen:
We have this distinct feeling they don’t fully grasp what Drivetribe will be. Regardless, there will be a “Female Car Poetry Writer” led tribe, and that’s just swell. If you want to see what Drivetribe is all about you can do so by clicking on the link.
If you want to watch The Grand Tour like the rest of us, starting this Fall, you’re going to need an Amazon Prime subscription. To sign up and get more details about the show click here.