After the hosts of Top Gear left and created a new show on Amazon, The Grand Tour, a new community of fans and auto enthusiasts, was formed called Grand Tour Nation. The first step was to create a new Facebook fan page in August of 2016 that quickly grew to 400,000+ fans in less than four months. The goal of the website is primarily share with the community all the good times that the hosts, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have created and will create with their new adventures. We will be producing a variety of content ranging from blog posts to videos of old clips and interviews to photos that remind the fans of how amazing the chemistry is of these hosts.
Grand Tour Nation hopes to continue it’s engagement with fans and increase the reach of over 1M fans around the world with news updates on the upcoming series premiere along with the two additional series that Amazon has signed them on for. Comparisons to Top Gear will bound to happen, so at Grand Tour Nation, we hope to straddle the line between the two shows as well with news and updates. The bottom line is that Grand Tour Nation is a fan site that will be covering every The Grand Tour has to throw at the world as well as everything Top Gear is doing to match.
Gary Lee – Founder | Community Manager | LinkedIn
A blogger from Los Angeles who loves his Lakers, Dodgers and the food that this great city provides. I also have a passion for golf, sneakers and obviously the cars and adventures of The Grand Tour.
Favorite Host: If I had to pick one host to be my favorite, it would have to be Jeremy Clarkson for his entrepreneurial spirit and his passion for everything whatever is in front of him at the moment. Yes, it some times leads to the wrong decision, but he has shown the ability to learn from his mistakes and become a better person.
Favorite Show: My favorite show so far is the one they filmed going to the North Pole! The humility they developed throughout the trip both from Hammond on the sled and Clarkson and May in the truck was an amazing example of human endurance captured on television.
Tony Hsieh | Staff Writer
Cars, the Buffalo Bills, video games, sandwiches, jelly beans, and the shooting star press; these are the things that I love (in addition to my family, of course). When I’m not spending my time writing tech reviews for theslanted.com as my day job, I can be found putting my lifetime love of muscle cars to use on my beloved 2015 Mustang GT. My top three favorite cars are split into two categories: “Never Ever Cars” (Aston Martin DBS, Ferrari 458, Ferrari F40), and “I Can Buy One Right Now Cars” (1973 Mustang Mach 1, Challenger Hellcat, Camaro ZL1). It goes without saying that Top Gear (and The Grand Tour, considering the hosts and subject material) is my favorite show, followed closely by Doctor Who.
Favorite Host: That’s easy; while all three are simply the bee’s knees, my favorite is Captain Slow himself, James May. James’ taste in cars and overall demeanor seem to fit most closely to my own, and his penchant for common sense (most of the time) mirrors the way I approach life (most of the time). I also am a fan of James’ other shows and find the subject matter to be incredibly interesting. No one else in my family seems to share those interests….
Favorite Episode: Can I choose two? One would be Series 10, Episode 9 where the boys enter the Britcar 24 Hour Endurance Race (Penis and Arse Biscuits). I have always been a fan of endurance racing, and to see the boys participate in one was genuinely entertaining. The other would be Series 10, Episode 2 where the trio build amphibious cars in order to cross the English channel. It was the first TG I ever saw, and it hooked me for life.
Sam Person | Staff Writer
I’m Sam, staff writer for GTN and avid pasta consumer. I’m a graphic design student, usually whiling away my non-writing hours either A) asleep or B) almost asleep. Because I’m internally 80 years old, most of my favorite cars are large, slow and have pillows on the seats.
Favorite Host: Again, because I have the taste in cars of a Fort Lauderdale condo dweller, it’s gotta be May. Replace any of his old Bentleys with a Continental Mark V, and you’ve got me. I also had pretty horrific long hair for an embarrassing amount of time, but I try not to think about that.
Favorite Episode: Hang on, I’ve got a couple. First: series 12, episode 2–the American muscle car special. Not because I love muscle cars, but because I love seeing the presenters so spectacularly far out of their element (which is also what made the Bolivia and Botswana specials so good). Second: series 21, episode 1, in which old hot hatches are compared to their newer counterparts. It’s obviously scripted to the moon and back, but the Supermarket Sweep segment remains one of my favorites of all time.