Top Gear does the Olympics


Top Gear Live starts later this month, and the latest stunts announced by the team have a very loose Olympic theme. Those crazy Top Gear lot are at it again. Sigh.

Of course, Clarkson and co aren't about to don neon leotards and start jumping into sandpits. Nope, instead they're doing a spot of curling.
Car curling, to be precise. And we're told it is as simple as it sounds. If you're familiar with curling (one of the most underrated broom-based sports there is) you'll know that it involves sliding a big sphere, called a stone, down ice towards a target. On its way down, too people with brooms sweep the ice in front of it. Why, we're not sure.

So imagine replacing said stones with full-sized cars, each being hurtled down an alley by Clarkson and Hammond, with the broomists replaced by James May in a "motorised sweeper". Yes, that's happening.

Also happening is 'moped charioteering'. Each DIY chariot comprises a flimsy cart attached four 125cc mopeds and "easy to misunderstand controls". Oh, those crazy middle-aged men.

Top Gear Live is happening at the ExCel centre in London this year, starting 24 November. And don't worry, there'll be some cars there too. Plain old, boring cars.

The McLaren MP4-12C, Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari 599 GTO, McLaren F1 and Aston Martin V12 Vantage are but a few of the car that will appear on a specially designed Top Gear Live track. Should be pretty special.

Tiff Needell will be there too – him from that other car programme on the telly. How's that happened?
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