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Top Gear coming to Okanagan

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A very popular car show has announced it will be filming in the Okanagan later this month.

Top Gear, the British television series about cool cars and other vehicles, will be testing out the Hennessey VelociRaptor SUV on highways in the South Okanagan and Boundary Regions.

“This is awesome for the region as the show has such a huge worldwide audience, it is great exposure for our area and for producers to see the kind of scenery and locations we offer,” says Okanagan Film Commissioner Jon Summerland.

The car show began in 1977 as a motoring magazine show, and was re-launched in 2002 with a new, quirky style. It’s estimated that Top Gear draws 350 million views per week in 170 different countries.

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