The Stig in Dublin to Officially Launch Spectacular New Top Gear Live Show!

Top Gear Live 2009 World Tour

– The Stig in Dublin to Officially Launch Spectacular New Show!

Conceirge Ciaran Bass with the Stig and Garda Hugh Shovlin outside the Brown Thomas Store on Wicklow Street

Conceirge Ciaran Bass with the Stig and Garda Hugh Shovlin outside the Brown Thomas Store on Wicklow Street

The Stig was in Dublin today to officially launch the Irish leg of the Top Gear Live World Tour, and to celebrate, Brown Thomas has released a number of limited edition Diamond Tickets to Top Gear Live, to include a €50 Brown Thomas Menswear gift card with every ticket purchased, as well as premier access to the Top Gear Live Show, an exclusive Paddock Tour plus access to the VIP Suite and extensive Motor Arena. Tickets are limited and available through the dedicated phoneline: 0818 300 800.

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May and the infamous STIG will bring Top Gear Live, sponsored by Brown Thomas, to the RDS, Dublin with a spectacular new show from Thursday, 3rd December to Sunday, 6th December 2009.

Top Gear Live 2009 promises to be an edge-of-your-seat experience for guests, with flaming rally cars, extreme underground street racers, and cars which change colour in the blink of an eye.  In addition to this the audience will experience the world’s first attempt at an indoor loop the loop and exciting sequences featuring the infamous Stig, who will be leading our troop of international stunt drivers via a mix of hand gestures, sonic pulses and Morse code, showing audiences the ultimate in precision driving.

Not only will the event return with a spectacular new live Theatre Show, but Top Gear Live is thrilled to announce a number of new and exciting additions to this year’s Motor Arena.

The Hall of Fame in association with Autoglass celebrates some of the fastest and coolest cars on the planet.  Name a supercar and you’ll almost certainly find it in the Top Gear Live Hall of Fame! These incredible automobiles will be displayed to give visitors maximum possible access to this jaw-dropping collection of cars, which will include the Ferrari California, Maserati GT, Nissan Skyline GT-R35, Audi R8 V10, Bentley Bio Fuel, the Bentley Continental Supersports – Top Gear Live is a showcase of the world’s best!

For true car lovers, the fantastic Motor Arena features the world’s most stylish, rare and expensive cars, the latest gadgets, luxury goods, car accessories and motoring technology – displaying everything a car lover could dream of and more!  A collection of the most iconic and breathtaking prestige and performance classics in Ireland will be on display in the Iconic Classics Area, including veteran, vintage, classic and the modern and future classics.

Garda Hugh Shovlin jokes with the Stig as he pretends to give him a speeding ticket outside the Brown Thomas Dublin Store on Wicklow Street.

Garda Hugh Shovlin jokes with the Stig as he pretends to give him a speeding ticket outside the Brown Thomas Dublin Store on Wicklow Street.

New to Top Gear Live this year are a number of interactive zones, including Dream Rides, which

offers visitors a chance to take a ride in one of the world’s hottest supercars.  Alternatively, why not try the Dunlop Tyre Challenge, where visitors can beat the experts and test their skills under the watchful eye of the Dunlop Motorsport Crew.

Tractor junkies beware! Top Gear Live is heading to the country! Don’t miss the unique Tractor Challenge, as a team of four men attempt to build a 1948 Ferguson tractor against the clock!  See them transform a pile of parts into a roaring machine in under 10 minutes.

Watch in awe as the gold medal champions from Dublin Institute of Technology strip and re-build automobile engines and bring them to life in the DIT Do Engine Mania Zone. Visitors can also get their hands dirty as they dismantle engine parts and examine what makes them tick!

For those looking for additional excitement, the high tech Simulators are not to be missed. Visitors can experience the thrill of riding in fast cars in the high tech Simulators, which are based on sophisticated technology developed for multi-million pound flight simulators used by Astronauts, Airline Pilots and Jet Fighter Crews. Integrating acceleration and G-forces from a high-performance three axis motion system, with images displayed on a big screen and DVD quality sound, this is not to be missed by adrenaline junkies!

For some time out, visitors can test drive the hottest and latest PS3 and PSP games in the PlayStation Pitstop. Visitors can test their driving skills at the GT5 Prologue fastest lap challenge to be in with a chance to win some great prizes.  In addition, world famous toy store Hamleys will be adding some magic to Top Gear Live this year with Hamleys Highway.  Visitors can enjoy an array of different features including Scalextric roadshows, a GAME interactive area, Lego competitions and of course the Hamleys Bear will also be making an appearance.

In addition, the Paddock Tour offers Diamond and Corporate ticket holders the unique opportunity to see behind the scenes and get up close and personal with the line-up of cars from the Top Gear Live Theatre Show.  Check out the mechanics fixing, tweaking and repairing all the damage inflicted during the live Theatre Show!

The size of the Top Gear Live World Tour makes for some interesting statistics. This year, it will play to over 340,000 fans on four continents; and 135 trucks, 3 ships, 1 freight plane and 94 cars, and 150 sets of tyres will be required to keep this high-octane show on the road.  The audience will witness an eye-popping 92,160 sq ft of fireballs and have their senses assaulted by decibel levels that reach 104d.

With even more space dedicated to amazing cars and a host of new and exciting interactive features, Top Gear Live 2009 promises to be an enthralling experience for fans of the show.

Tickets available from €49. For ticket information log on to www.topgearlive.ie or www.ticketmaster.ie or call 0818 300 800. Brown Thomas Limited Edition Diamond Tickets are available while stocks last and will be sold on a first come, first served basis.

The Stig gets the Luas

The Stig gets the Luas

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