Top Gear’s magazine will be launching in South Africa towards the end of October for a special November launch issue. The iconic automotive television programme’s publication will be hitting the newsstands following a licensing agreement between Media24 Magazines and BBC Magazines. This is very exciting news for all automotive enthusiasts and fans of the biggest motoring media brand in the world.
The announcement was made by Media24 Magazine’s CEO John Relihan who is looking forward to working with BBC Magazines “in bringing this highly enriched experience in motoring magazine journalism to South Africa.”
Top Gear SA will be edited by the former editor of topCar magazine, Pierre Steyn, whose position is now available at Media24′s other automotive title.
A personal fan of Top Gear, Steyn commented on the huge popularity of the television programme amongst a cross section of South Africans and emphasized the magazine’s ability to deliver on its brand promise ”with careful attention to not simply repeat TV content.”
Steyn goes on to mention that “Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May will play a vital role in the magazine’s content as all three contribute monthly columns and features and rotate the Editor’s letter between them.”
It’s important to recognize that there is a very clear distinction between the current topCar magazine and the new Top Gear Magazine. Cherlene Beukes, general manager: Lifestyle Magazines at Media24, has stressed that while topCar is positioned as a consumer magazine with views from the showroom to the consumer, Top Gear is motoring entertainment at its very best.
The November launch issue of the Top Gear SA magazine will be available from 24 October at a cover price of R29.95
Rowan Atkinson, comedian and car collector extraordinaire was released from hospital today with no serious injuries after losing control of his maroon McLaren F1 and crashing into a telephone pole, setting the car alight in the process.
Atkinson apparently walked away from the wreck and sat on the side of the road with another motorist, waiting for emergency services. He has hurt his shoulder but no long term injuries are expected.
The chaps from Top Gear are world renowned for having (and making) fun of every situation, this time they got dropped in Bolivia and had to drive through the Amazonian jungle, one of the world’s most dangerous road and through the Andes on their way to the Pacific Ocean. All these in a bunch of old 4x4s. Lovely experience!
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