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Top 10 Facts about The Grand Tour

Do you know these facts about The Grand Tour?

2y ago


With the premiere of Season 2 of the Grand Tour just a little over a week away, it’s a good time to remember a little bit about how our beloved show started. Do you know these ten facts about the Grand Tour?

1. The production company for the Grand Tour is W. Chump & Sons

2. The distributing company for the Grand Tour is Amazon.com

3. Studio recording for Series 1 began on 17 July 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa

4. Chump Holdings Limited is a holding company owned by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May and Andy Wilman.

5. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May and Andy Wilman each own 25% of Chump Holdings Limited

6. The 46-page Articles of Incorporation was written by law firm Olswang, and covers such topics as decision-making, conflicts of interests, removal of directors, and errors and disputes.

7. Chump Holdings Limited actually comprises several companies, including;

a. W. Chump and Sons Productions - TV-making

b. W. Chump and Sons Ltd - merchandise and live tours

c. Chump Productions – TV production with the boys as directors

d. W. Chump & Sons (Mugs & T-Shirts) Limited – Merchandising with Ernesto Schmitt formerly of Beamly and EMI Music.

8. W. Chump & Sons Limited was founded in July 2015 in the United Kingdom

9. In July 2015, Chris Bird and Conrad Riggs of Amazon, signed contracts the directors of W. Chump & Sons to produce 36 episodes of The Grand Tour to be made available on Amazon Video.

10. In late 2015, at the cost of just under £15,000, W. Chump & Sons Limited purchased four Reliant Robin three-wheelers as fleet (company) cars for Clarkson, Hammond, May and Wilman.

James May breaks down in Richard Hammond's Robin

James May breaks down in Richard Hammond's Robin

For me, I actually find Fact #10 the most interesting. I think it is great that they bought Reliant Robins for company cars! Wouldn’t that be a great skit to see in Season 2? Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May and Andy Wilman trying to get around London in their official Grand Tour corporate vehicles? I’m laughing just thinking about it!

What are some of your favorite facts about The Grand Tour?

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Comments (6)

  • FOUR Robins for under $15K? What a bargain!

      2 years ago
  • I can't believe they paid 15k for 4 robins 😂😂😂😂😂 I have a 1996 Toyota Camry and would have been willing to part with it for $3000. It has 4 wheels and does not tip over lol 😃

      2 years ago
  • You didn´t mention 7d W. Chump & Sons (Mugs & T-Shirts) Limited owns 100% of the shares of Drivetribe Limited.

      2 years ago
  • Dear The Grand Tours:

    Warm greeting from Malaysia.

    I'm viewer of The Grand Tours ever Top Gear as well from many years ago.I feel so sad that yours production team never go to Malaysia.

    So with sincerely,i recommend and invited your guys to Borneo(Sabah,east Malaysia) to recall the memory of Camel Trophy rally with Land Rover in 1993.

    Sabah has a lot of natural landmark,like Mount Kinabalu ,tropical rainforest,the largest flower on earth--Rafflesia,orang utan,Indigenous people etc.

    I hope The Grand Tours production team will consider my suggestion and i welcome your guys to Sabah.

    Best regards.

    your sincerely,


      1 year ago
  • they should use these 3 wheelers instead.


      2 years ago