You may well think that the fevered genuises behind Top Gear Live have been taking a break since we nonchalantly broke a world record in South Africa earlier this year.

You’d be wrong. In fact, all concerned have been laughing in the face of such concepts as ‘summer holidays’ and ‘relaxing watching the Olympics’, instead plotting the return of our live arena show for its only UK dates this year.

Yes, Top Gear Live is returning to the Birmingham NEC from 25-28 October, and it’s going to be our biggest yet. The three presenters will be back in front of a live audience, doing what they do best. Arguing. Shouting. And occasionally crashing things.

There’s also our live indoor track. And just like the TV track, it attracts a baffling amount of A-list stars to drive our Reasonably Priced Car. Just a few of the celebs brave enough to take on the slippery circuit last year were Chris Evans, Rupert Grint and Mark Cavendish. But obviously, the biggest star never took off his helmet. Some say he has a full-size tattoo of his face… on his face. All we know is, he’s called the Stig. And like last time, he’ll be on driving duty again this year.

On top of all that, the lineup includes some legendary pro drivers. Last year audiences saw some slidey displays from Sabine Schmitz, racing legend Derek Bell, and stunt driver Paul Swift, who has a handy knack of driving on two wheels. In a car.

And during the summer, we also got The Stig to make a short ad for this year’s show (below), luring the tame racing driver into our secret lair with the offer of an exclusive go in Aston Martin’s new Vanquish…

Don’t forget, some tickets are still available – just head to http://www.topgearlive.co.uk/ to find out more. See you there!

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