Top Gear Live is go
Organisers have spilled the beans on what show-goers to this year's Top Gear Live can expect to see.

Petrolheads will witness a unique tribute to 50 years of James Bond featuring Aston Martins, a new world record attempt by the Top Gear Stunt Team, and a never-before- attempted game of motorised sidecar polo.

This year's Top Gear Live will also host a special celebration of 10 years of the BBC2 show. The show's current format hit our screens in October 2002 and has since become a worldwide phenomenon.

Andy Wilman, Top Gear's executive producer, said: "We talked to The Stig about jumping out of a cake but his left elbow started twitching, which is always a warning of impending massive violence, so we abandoned that idea.

"In the end we decided we'll show a lovely and mostly tasteful film celebrating our achievements over the last ten years. Firstly because it's full of good things, and secondly the audience can have a laugh at how much the presenters have aged. Except for James, who was already very old."

Top Gear Live is not just about the action arena. The Track Show featuring The Stig returns this year as does the Top Gear Live Exhibition featuring car manufacturer displays, gadgets and famous cars from the BBC2 show.

The show runs from October 25-28 at Birmingham's NEC, and a "Kids Go Free" promotion is available for accompanied children (aged between 5 and 15 years old) on Thursday and Friday. while "family tickets" are on offer on both Saturday and Sunday.

Full details of all Top Gear Live tickets can be found on the official topgearlive.co.uk website.

Tickets can be booked from the website or by calling 0871 230 5588 with adult admission prices starting from just £49.