It’s now been eight weeks since the second season of The
Grand Tour began, and sadly we are now nearing the end of what has been an absolutely
phenomenal second season. I’ve previously mentioned in an article from earlier
this month, how The Grand Tour has really learnt from its mistakes, and that
was only 4 episodes in!
Now we’re nearing the end of the season, and the big
question people are asking now is, will there be a ‘special’ episode? And the
answer is, yes… sort of.
You see, last year before the second season of The Grand
Tour had launched, Jeremy Clarkson did an interview with Entertainment Weekly, talking about most of the things we could
expect to see in the upcoming season of the show, and one of the questions discussed
how much did Richard Hammond's Rimac crash and Clarkson pneumonia push the shows
start date back? Clarkson replied, saying:
"Well, it’s not
convenient. Put it like this: The Christmas special isn’t yet filmed, and won’t
be until January. That’s the only real [setback]. The season is two weeks late
to air, which is remarkable. I have no idea how we managed to claw back that
time, but there’s a mini-special from Mozambique, but the main special, which
will be done in Colombia, we’re not filming until January, so that’ll go out as
a special treat in the middle of the year."
This pretty much confirms that the last episode of the
second series will be the Mozambique special, in which we’ll be seeing the trio
attempting to stop world hunger, as well as witnessing Hammond falling off a
motorbike many, many times. This also means that the latest tweets we’ve been
seeing from Clarkson confirm that they are shooting the special due to air in
the summer, and that they are not recording the final season of the Amazon
Prime show just yet. Not only that, but some very keen fans from Colombia have
also managed to spot the trio driving in their challenge vehicles, which appear
to be very big off-roaders…
As you can see in the video above, Hammond is in some huge American
pickup truck, which most normal people would consider to be a monster truck! Then
we see Clarkson driving a Jeep Wrangler, and James May, doesn’t make an appearance
sadly, but! Towards the one-minute mark, you are able to see a bunch of cameras
in a small Fiat Panda 4x4, so we can only assume that Mr. May is driving in
Hopefully this second Grand Tour special is a bit better
than the previous special they did in season one, which was visually stunning, but
it ended on a slighted anti-climactic note, with Hammond being stuck in the air
in a dune buggy. And, from looking at all the improvements the show has had in
this season so far, we can only hope that it will be.
Tom is the co-founder and co-owner of FullThrottle Media. He's the face behind the iconic Gear Knobs series, which is recorded and edited in Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V. When it comes to Tom Matthews, two things come to mind – cars and Jeremy Clarkson, and you can expect to hear a lot of that amongst his various ramblings and rants in his weekly Sunday column.