Top Gear will be back on telly May 29. Here’s a thirty-feet-tall reminder.
Meet the BBC’s massive fiberglass “Big Stig” statue. It was driven around London earlier this week before arriving at its final destination at the BBC’s central London New Broadcasting House. The tame racing driver is 30 feet (nine meters) tall and serves as a reminder the new Top Gear series (with a completely revamped lineup) will be back on television May 29.
The statue isn’t brand new as it was built last year part of a promotional campaign for the launch of the “BBC Brit” global channel. Three sculptors needed about two months to immortalize The Stig whose racing suit should only be “hand-washed in warm soapy water.” During its first trip, the massive statue travelled on a flatbed from Top Gear’s test track at Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey to Poland's capital Warsaw, so now the journey was less tiresome.
Top Gear UK obviously won’t be the same without Clarkson, Hammond, and May, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the new cast can’t deliver a very entertaining show. With Chris Evans, Chris Harris, Matt LeBlanc, Eddie Jordan, Sabine Schmitz, and Rory Reid presenting the new series, let’s just give the new show a chance to see if there’s still some magic left in it. If not, The Grand Tour will hit Amazon Prime this fall.