Stig Takes Chris Evans and a 400bhp Black Cab For A Ride Ahead Of Top Gear Live 2011… The Result?

Top Gear Live is a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Brand Events Ltd, who are running the event in the UK jointly with Clarion Events Ltd. In a previous post we’ve said that on 11 – 13 November at NEC Birmingham and 24 – 27 November at ExCeL London we’ll have the chance to meet Red Dragon, but, of course, this won’t be the only attraction of the event.

Visitors to this year’s ‘The ultimate Top Gear experience’ can expect all the on-screen, supercharged excitement of the TV show rolled into one event, with the famous presenting trio of Clarkson, Hammond and May  previously seen in the Top Gear Live action arena now spilling out into the rest of the event. In addition to that, this features highlights from the TV show including Stig power laps and Star in a reasonably priced car as well as the Top Gear Stunt Team, head-to-heads and supercar parades.

Well, it seems that Stig did not have patience and he gave television and radio presenter, Chris Evans, a truly memorable ride yesterday morning when he took to the wheel of a Black Cab for a quick tour of ExCeL London, the capital’s venue for the all-new Top Gear Live 2011 (November 24-27th).
 
In order to announce his appearance at this year’s show Evans, jumped in the back of a rather unique 400bhp version of the iconic London taxi. At this event he will take part in a special live rendition of Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
 
With Stig behind the wheel, negotiating service ramps, the underground car park, power-sliding through the show halls and across the central boulevard, Evans enjoyed of one of the most exciting race of his life, a whirlwind tour of the 100,000 square metre venue.

The new format is focused on the new Top Gear indoor track. This features highlights from the TV show including Stig power laps and Star in a reasonably priced car as well as the Top Gear Stunt Team, head-to-heads and supercar parades.

According to the organizer, BBC Radio 2 breakfast DJ and One Show presenter, Chris Evans will appear on 24th November at London ExCel. Further celebrity names will be announced in the coming weeks.

Keep in mind that Top Gear Live runs from 11 – 13 November at NEC Birmingham and 24 – 27 November at ExCeL London, whith tickets starting at just £49. For more information about the show or to book tickets visit  or call 0871 230 5588.

This ride was also filmed and the video is on the way, so stay tuned.

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