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The Grand Tour Is Still Auditioning Drivers While Renaults Suffer 23
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Amazon, celebrities, The Grand Tour, video on 11 23rd, 2017


Yesterday, it was a red Clio RS flying into a building like something out of The Dukes of Hazzard, while today, it’s a Megane Coupe that doesn’t get to go home in one piece.

In this second season of The Grand Tour, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are looking for a new race driver/stuntman who can handle driving all sorts of cars, really, really fast.

The first audition they held, for the sake of comedy obviously, was published yesterday and, well, in case you haven’t seen it, here’s how it went down. Good thing all that car violence was in the script, otherwise it’s hard to imagine giving that driver a second chance.

Alas, here we go again, same driver, different Renault, same enthusiastic Hammond, who claims the man simply “got carried away last time.”

Let’s just say that the outcome of this second attempt at racing around the track was immediately obvious once the car set off. But at least the guy is good at plain old stunts, so maybe we’ll see more of him once the show kicks off, December 8th on Amazon Prime Video.

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Grand Tour Auditions A Stunt Driver But Old Habits Die Hard 22
Nov
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Amazon, The Grand Tour, video on 11 22nd, 2017


The Grand Tour continues building up the hype with a series of short videos, trying to find out a suitable replacement for the American.

After Mark Webber failed spectacularly to remain objective towards any car that’s not a Porsche, Richard Hammond thought that he had the perfect solution, bringing in an unknown stunt driver to audition.

Hammond argues that the qualities of a stunt driver are perfect for their show as they’ve been known to be fast, precise and fearless. And while Clarkson shows little to no interest of continuing the auditions after his favorite Webber failed to take the role, there’s a point to be proven.

Driving a previous-gen bright red Renault Clio RS, the unknown stunt driver begun his demonstration and proving that he has the necessary speed, at least at the first couple of corners.

The second season of The Grand Tour airs on Amazon Prime Video on December 8th.

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The Grand Tour Hosts Discuss The Firing Of The American 17
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Amazon, celebrities, The Grand Tour, video on 11 17th, 2017


The teasers for the second season of The Grand Tour continue as the show has released a new clip which features the hosts debating who’s going to call “The American” and tell him he’s fired.

In the video, Clarkson says “We’re going to have to get rid of him” and Richard Hammond responds “Yeah, well he annoys people.” Clarkson goes on to say “He annoys me” as James May walks in and asks if they’re talking about him.

Clarkson eventually calls former NASCAR driver Mike Skinner and tells him that Hammond doesn’t think he should be part of the show next season. After a few seconds, Clarkson says Skinner hung up on him and the hosts agree they need to find a replacement. Clarkson says they’ll need to hold auditions and the requirements are they “mustn’t be fat, clumsy, or slow.”

It remains unclear who will replace Skinner but he has previously said “I agree with many of you that it sucked – if you’re gonna wear Evil Knievel’s firesuit, you need to be Evil Flipping Knievel! Peace out.” Skinner also said he wishes the show and its hosts the best of luck.

The second season of The Grand Tour lands on Amazon Prime Video on December 8th.

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Jeremy Clarkson Introduces Half-A-Romeo To Replace Celebrity Brain Crash On The Grand Tour 16
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Amazon, celebrities, The Grand Tour, video on 11 16th, 2017


The second season of The Grand Tour lands on Amazon Prime Video on December 8th and the company is promoting the show’s return by releasing a new clip which shows the hosts seeking a replacement for the Celebrity Brain Crash segment.

As you can see in the video, Jeremy Clarkson comes up with the idea of the “Half-a-Romeo” which is an Alfa Romeo that has been cut in half. His colleagues are less than impressed with the idea and James May spins out of control after a short test drive.

While it doubtful that we’ll see the Half-a-Romeo in the upcoming season, it’s nice to know Celebrity Brain Crash probably isn’t going to make a return. Between that and the removal of Mike Skinner as the show’s test driver, the new season is already looking more promising.

Amazon has only released a few details about the upcoming season but the company has already revealed the hosts have spent more than 100 days on four different continents with stops in Colorado, Croatia, Dubai, Mozambique, Spain, and Switzerland. A trailer for the show also revealed the hosts will be driving a handful of different vehicles including a Bugatti Chiron, a McLaren 720S, and a Honda NSX.

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Former NASCAR Driver Mark Skinner Is Leaving Amazon’s The Grand Tour For Season 2 8
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Amazon, Reports, The Grand Tour, video on 11 8th, 2017


Some of you may know him, unofficially, as the Stig’s American cousin, but Mike Skinner, The Grand Tour’s professional racing driver, has decided to part ways with the popular car show on Amazon.

The announcement was made on his official Twitter account, no more than 24 hours ago, when Skinner wrote: “FYI, I won’t be joining the guys on @thegrandtour 2nd season – I wish them all the luck. My character wasn’t developed as I was told.”

The NASCAR driver has agreed with the criticism coming from fans, who weren’t happy with the way producers decided to portray him: “I agree with many of you that it sucked – if you’re gonna wear Evil Knievel’s firesuit, you need to be Evil Flipping Knievel! Peace out.”

The 60-year old, who won 286 races over 22 years, including 52 in the NASCA Xfinity Series, added that he doesn’t “really hate the brits”, admitting that he “enjoyed some of those cars” that he “got to drive” during the show, despite the sarcastic remarks.

In the meantime, The Grand Tour will be back with Season 2, on December 8, when the first episode of the series will air. Amazon Prime has already provided a glimpse into what fans should expect, and it appears very exciting, as it will feature many exotic cars, and various races, presented by Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond.

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The Grand Tour Series 2 Trailer Is Here, First Episodes Airing December 8 1
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Amazon, celebrities, featured, Reports, The Grand Tour, video on 11 1st, 2017


Those of you looking forward to watching the second season of The Grand Tour need only wait until December 8th when the series kicks off again.
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The Grand Tour Series 2 Trailer Is Here, First Episodes Airing December 8 1
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Amazon, celebrities, featured, Reports, The Grand Tour, video on 11 1st, 2017


Those of you looking forward to watching the second season of The Grand Tour need only wait until December 8th when the series kicks off again.
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Gymkhana 10 To Feature Five Cars In Five Different Locations 27
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Amazon, drifting, Ford Videos, Gymkhana, Ken Block, Rally Cars, video on 10 27th, 2017


The first trailer of the upcoming tenth installment of the Gymkhana series is here, revealing Ken Block’s ambition to give us the biggest and most impressive stunt-related film yet.
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Amazon Previews The Second Season Of The Grand Tour 3
Oct
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Amazon, celebrities, The Grand Tour on 10 3rd, 2017


Amazon Prime Video has released new pictures from the upcoming season of The Grand Tour.
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Amazon Alexa Coming To All BMW, Mini Models From Mid-2018 27
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Amazon, BMW, MINI, Reports, Tech on 09 27th, 2017


BMW and Mini models will come with Amazon’s voice controlled personal assistant Alexa seamlessly integrated, starting from mid-2018.
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Could Amazon Open Up Car Dealerships? 26
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Amazon, Reports on 09 26th, 2017


Not content with just dominating online sales, Amazon is expanding its brick-and-mortar efforts and may even open its own car dealerships.
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The Grand Tour Hosts Discuss Season Two And Life At Amazon In New Interview 21
Sep
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Amazon, celebrities, The Grand Tour, video on 09 21st, 2017


The second season of The Grand Tour will arrive on Amazon Prime shortly and the hosts recently sat down with British GQ to discuss the show.
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VW Teaming Up With Amazon Prime For On-Demand Atlas Test Drives 13
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Amazon, Reports, Tech, VW, VW Atlas on 09 13th, 2017


Amazon Prime members will be able to get behind the wheel of a 2018 VW Atlas SEL Premium from September 22 until October 1st, through the Prime Now Test Drive Program.
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New Leon Cupra R Is Seat’s Most Powerful Road Car Ever 4
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Amazon, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, new cars, Reports, Seat, Seat Arona, Seat Ateca, Seat Leon, Seat Leon Cupra, Seat-Ibiza on 09 4th, 2017


After months of speculation, Seat has officially unveiled the new Leon Cupra R, ahead of its public premiere set for the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.
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Clarkson, Hammond And May’s TV Company Made $11 Million In Profit In 2016 18
Jul
Posted by Brad Anderson in Amazon, Reports, The Grand Tour on 07 18th, 2017


Before The Grand Tour hit our screens, Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond set up a TV company to ensure they would get a slice of Amazon’s profit pie from the motoring show.
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