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The Grand Tour Director Gives More Details on Upcoming Season at Nashville Taping

The Nashville taping is a wrap and the boys and fans seemed to have a grand ol’ time checking out used trucks and unique cars from fans.

Jeremy Clarkson took the opportunity to use the newly open (invite only) Drive Tribe to show off this amazing propeller car:

Credit: Jeremy Clarkson Drive Tribe

But the most interesting stuff came from fans who have left the taping and reported back to forums such as The Grand Tour Sub-Reddit.

Some things we learned at Nashville taping. from thegrandtour

It makes sense that the American Driver is here to stay, since this show has been planned out for well over a year and the boys can’t get everything right (look at Top Gear Season 1). Everything is else seems like it falls in line with what we’ve heard or have been told for the past few months.

Some more facts came out through the comments such as:

  • 3 Million people applied for the Nashville tickets and only 1000 people made the cut | ThrowawayTNTGT

  • 95% of the Crew all worked on Top Gear | BurritoAmbassador

  • Ferrari begrudgingly agreed to let the LaFerrari post a lap time with the same tires| BurritoAmbassador

  • Director said BBC’s review of TGT was “F**King Ridiculous*| BurritoAmbassador

  • No Teleprompters/cue cards are used | BurritoAmbassador

  • Taping only took 2.5 hours from start to finish | BurritoAmbassador

  • The boys left for NYC to do 26 PR interviews | BurritoAmbassador

  • Nashville will be Episode #9 | Skippy1813

With all the reviews coming in and all the records being broken, the last note about the films getting better really gets us excited about how this might change the face of on-demand television forever.

Did anyone else attend the taping? Let us know in the comments below.

h/t: Reddit User ThrowawayTNTGT


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  1. The Lane Motor Museum (702 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville) brought out the 1932 Helicron shown above, along with a 1985 MG Metro 6R4 Group B rally car, a 1965 Matra D’Jet, a 1947 Tatra T-87, a 1939 Fiat 508C, and a favorite of James May, a 1976 Lamborghini Urraco. I drove the D’Jet. The Lads were behind me and in front of the Tatra as we were leaving. Also, I briefly spoke with one of the crew as he was getting in a car that Hammond had been driving. Genuinely nice chap.

  2. I attended the Nashville taping. I can confirm hearing all of those things. Also of note, the man who introduced himself as the director of the Nashville episode said that he is from Tennessee.

  3. My wife and I did. There were approximately 360 people meaning about 180 tickets (bring a guest) showed. They were on their way to Scotland then Dubai for the final shows. I had some witty banter with Jeremy regarding a choice of car for a type of profession, if you will.

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