CLARKSON, HAMMOND AND MAY LIVE IN JOBURG
‘Clarkson, Hammond and May Live’, with Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May promises to electrify audiences with motoring mayhem when they touch down in Johannesburg at The TicketPro Dome from the June 12 – 14, 2015.
Visitors are urged not to miss this unique opportunity to see the boys live in the only South Africa dates scheduled for the tour, as they return to Johannesburg for the first time in four years. There are plenty of reasons to be among the lively crowd for the high octane arena show, fronted by Jeremy, James and Richard. It will feature a mix of beautiful cars, breath-taking stunts as well as all the irreverent humour that fans know and love from the trio. There will be a celebration of some of the world’s most stunning and special supercars, show-goers will see some highlights from ten years of global touring shows and there may even be a special guest or two, including international rally driving phenomenon and YouTube sensation, Ken Block will Gymkhana LIVE in his iconic 845bhp, modified all-wheel-drive 1965 ‘notchback’ Ford Mustang Hoonicorn as he stars at this year’s event alongside hosts Jeremy, James and Richard in the all new arena show.
In an exciting first for SA and Africa as a whole, Ken – dubbed an “absolute and utter motoring hooligan” – will do what he does best for the first time on African soil. Almost ten years ago, the Internet exploded with the discovery of Ken Block. His consummate precision and rather natty skills at “Gymkhana” has continued to enthral petrol heads, astounded at his unmistakeable talent behind the wheel. Ken began his professional rally driving career in 2005 and has competed at the top of the sport for Subaru, and more recently, Ford. He became the first American driver to campaign for the World Rally Championship and is currently competing in the Global Rallycross Championship, as well as selected FIA World Rallycross and WRC events.
It is perhaps his Gymkhana videos though that have turned Block into a bona fide online phenomenon. “Gymkhana” is an automotive sport that requires drivers to skilfully manoeuvre their cars around a series of cones, slaloms, 180 degree turns, 360 degree turns, figure 8 turns and other obstacles using extreme acceleration, braking and drifting. Ken took this sport and added his creativity and flair and has, to date, created seven jaw-dropping YouTube videos with an impressive 257+ million views over the past 6 years.
“I’m stoked to have been invited by Clarkson Hammond and May to this massive motoring event. I’ve had the pleasure of working with these guys before and it’s always been a lot of fun, I think bringing what I do to an arena format is going to be awesome, and I can’t wait to meet the fans in South Africa. It’ll be my first time visiting the country and I’ve heard they’re passionate about all things automotive, so I think they’re going to enjoy what I’m going to be doing with my Hoonicorn from Gymkhana 7.”
Fans of Clarkson, Hammond and May will be able to enjoy an action packed 90-minute arena show with new, neverseen before sequences, as well as all of the supercars, stunts, fire and tyre smoke you’d expect from the three biggest car presenters in the world.
South African fans will be treated to sixscintillating arena shows, with ticket prices ranging from R395 per person for seating on the mezzanine level to R995 per person for seating in the first front rows of the arena. All tickets include entry into the motoring expo.