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- All photos are my own

A Grand memory popped up via my Facebook this morning!

From my Facebook, twelve months ago today

Twelve months ago today I went on my own mini Grand Tour here in Manchester, to see if I could spot three certain motoring men on my travels.

This time last year, we had all just enjoyed viewing the first episode from season two, which had premiered on December 8th on Amazon Prime.

It was around this time that various promotions were going on, and people soon flocked to the internet with their own sightings of our beloved trio adorning billboards and TV screens.

Having been successful the previous year in 2016 and spotting a couple of promotions for season one, I decided to see if I could replicate my luck and wondered if I could emulate my previous success.

Billboard from season one, not far from where I live. Could even spot this at a distance from my bedroom window

Bus spotting! From season one

Prime time for a cheeky spot!

So, I decided to take myself off into the city centre early in the morning and do a bit of bus spotting! Being an eagle eyed car spotter does have its advantages you know 😉

The early bird caught the worm too and it didn't take me long before I got lucky.

I hung around one of the prime bus spots in the city centre, desperately trying to look cool while at the same time hoping that I didn't look suspicious. I failed miserably on both counts!

But one thing I didn't fail on, was getting the Grand prize of spotting our trio!

The first shot wasn't too great as it wasn't quite fully daylight as yet.

Eeek! My first sighting of the boys!

Having felt that it wasn't the best of shots and that it was a bit of a terrible disappointment, I walked a little further to see if I could spot any more. Happy to say that it paid off!

Don't be shy, smile for the camera!

Quick Lou! Take another shot, they're getting away!

No, Hammond didn't crash the barrier on the pavement as the bus was turning

I couldn't stop grinning like an idiot after my success, and I may or may not have let out a squeal of excitement too. Just sayin'!

I started to head back out of the city centre and just as I was doing so, what did I see?

As I was stood waiting to cross over to the other side, I was suddenly distracted.

A TV screen suddenly caught my attention. Low and behold there were three handsome faces I recognised!

It was a promotional advertisement for season two. I quickly reached into my bag for my mobile, and waited patiently (ish) for the ad to come back on. It was being shown on a loop with another couple of ads.

I just about managed to get some semi decent screenshots.

Well, who do we have here?

Prime viewing

I'm smiling too Jeremy

Poor James

Car spotting

Eat my dust!

Epic!

What a Grand Tour that was

Now with season three due to premier in only a matter of weeks on 18 January 2019, i'm living in hope that there will be some more promotional treats to spot.

I'll be keeping my eyes peeled over the next few weeks. Watch this space.....

HOPE YOU ALL ENJOYED. AS ALWAYS, THANKS FOR READING 😃

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