After my visit yesterday this is pretty much a copy and paste from a post I made over on PistonHeads:
My thoughts on both the experience and the current TG state of play:
If you go, be prepared for lots of queueing, well organised but takes almost 2 hours from the moment you get out of your car till you walk in the studio. Then standing all afternoon for another few hours, no bad thing, just one of those things.
Eat something when you park (decent burger van parked up), there is no opportunity to get food after that. They were giving out free bottles of water which in this weather was very well received.
Get there in plenty of time, we saw probably about 20 cars turned away (they over subscribe each event to ensure it is full)
Now for the show:
CE seems taller in real life!
I really felt the pressure in the studio, it seemed a bit edgy, noone seemed relaxed. CE kept making a point about everyone in the audience to carry on talking (while they weren't filming), in a joking way though. CE wandered round constantly talking or singing, it looked like he was full of nervous energy and it was his way of releasing it.
MLB looked nervous but in a different way, he more or less clammed up between shoots and said very little. Probably just his way though, he just didn't look comfortable at all.
CE and MLB did a roadtrip piece comparing Rolls Royces in West Ireland, looked well shot to be fair.
CH and MLB did a piece on there about the BMW M2, both came across as really wooden, it just felt uncomfortable.
They kept having to stop CH's head from shining to much on camera !
RR did a decent bit about getting a Jag to the Geneva Car show in 13 hours from Coventry.
Disappointed there was no SIARXC bit, the celebs bit was going to be filmed another time.
A decent enough day, I get the feeling tickets are a lot easier to get now and worth going just for the experience.