As many of you will know, back in February I was lucky enough to attend the filming for the new BBC series of Top Gear. Like many of you reading this, I have been a fan of the show for years, with it often being the highlight on a Sunday. However last series failed to impress not only me, but millions of you. It was reported that the final episode from last year’s series, fronted by Radio DJ Chris Evans, saw viewing figures plummet to an average of 1.9 million – the lowest ratings the show has seen in its history.
After rival motoring show The Grand Tour, put together by and fronted by original Top Gear members Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond, had finished its 13 episodes, adverts for the new series of the BBC show started to appear on television and online. Evans was out and it seemed like this could be the last opportunity to get tickets to filming. I scouted out LostInTV.com and requested two tickets to a filming day. Within two weeks of applying for tickets, I was at Dunsfold Park ready to head into the famous studio.
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With such a strong start to the year in January, February would always prove a hard act to follow. Although most of the month was spent planning and booking travel for future motorsport events, I did manage to publish a very special interview with a World Rally Championship star and attend filming for the new BBC Top Gear series. However with a lack of racing I am desperate for the return of the likes of Formula 1 and MotoGP to really bring my blog back to life! Continue reading “My Motorsport Month: February 2017”
Most of you will know about Alyssa Smith. Her marvellous motorsport jewellery has caught the imagination of thousands and are adored by both fans and those in the media. Taking time from her crazy schedule, I managed to catch up with Alyssa to find out where the idea of a motorsport collection came about and what life as a jewellery designer is really like.
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Travelling the world following the crazy F1 circus, Mark Gallagher has plenty of stories to tell. Having worked with the likes of Jordan, Red Bull and Cosworth, Gallagher now assists BBC and Sky on their broadcasting team as well as being one of the sport’s best public speakers.
Talking part in the ‘My Motorsport Year’ series on my blog, Mark talks about his highs and lows from the year and what his highlights have been from the past twelve months.
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