This year saw the return of the Top Gear Festival to Durban. Being an huge fan of both Top Gear, the Festival, and Durban I couldn't help but indulge myself with a little trip up country, and flew in specially for the event/weekend.
This would be my fourth official Top Gear event, having attended the Top Gear Live show in Cape Town, the first Top Gear Festival in Johannesburg (what a disaster) and last years event.
We opted for the Ultimate tickets, entitling us exclusive entrance to the Ultimate Village, free food & drinks, as well as the best seats for both the Street Circuit and the Top Gear Live show. We sat right in front for the Street Circuit which, while being awesome, was deafening. Have a look at some of the videos on my YouTube channel and you'll see/hear the Redbull F1 car race past us and almost burst our eardrums.
We managed to organise the exact same seats for the Top Gear Live show as previously, however, this year we were in the fourth row. As you can see from the photos below, we were so close to Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May and The Stig, we could almost touch them.
Every year has been an improvement, and I've got my travel agent on call waiting to plan the next trip which as far as I know will again be held in Durban.