Top Gear crew are on their way

Coffs locals are about to see a motorcade like no other.
Coffs locals are about to see a motorcade like no other.

MASTER of the road trip, Jeremy Clarkson and his Top Gear crew apparently won't pit stop in Coffs Harbour on Monday, but the show's production crew will with a $2 million entourage of stunning cars.

Between live theatre shows in Brisbane and Melbourne, Clarkson and fellow BBC host, James May, will instead enjoy some sun in Queensland, as their vehicles head south.

Led by Jaguar’s matte black XF sports saloon, and with more than a dozen rare, exotic and quirky vehicles in tow, the convoy will arrive at the Big Banana about 12.30pm. 

Just look for the Aston Martin DBS, the Maserati Gran Turismo MC Shift, the Ferrari 430 and 458 Italia, the flaming Porsche 911, the E-Type Jaguar, the Lotus Evora and the original VW Kombi van.

Already publicists have dubbed the convoy, carrying a street value of $2-million, the ‘ultimate indulgence for any car lover’.

The event follows the Coffs Coast’s successful bid for the 2011 FAI World Rally Australia.

“This is another fantastic opportunity for Coffs Harbour and the Big Banana to take part in an event that has national and international appeal and will highlight our region to potential visitors,” Big Banana General Manager Drew Grove said.

As part of the live shows, Clarkson is set to determine once and for all, the biggest motoring question in Australia.

He’ll test-drive two Aussie icons, V8 utes from both Ford and Holden, and have the last word on which is better.

The Stig will take the pick of the star cars, demonstrating his amazing skills behind the wheel of a Ford Cobra Mustang.

The action-packed live show will also include NASA-sanctioned rocket cars, white goods vehicles and even a car football match.

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