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Grand Tour at Area 27?

UPDATE: 10:55 a.m.

A film crew rumoured to be shooting at the Area 27 racetrack near Oliver is apparently from the TV show The Grand Tour, not Top Gear.

But car nuts could be forgiven for thinking otherwise, as the British TV show features Top Gear alumni Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.

Guests at the Penticton Lakeside Resort reported seeing what looked like a film crew prepping an Alfa Romeo SUV outside the hotel.

 


ORIGINAL STORY: 7:35 a.m.

Producers for the popular TV show Top Gear are rumoured to be shooting at Oliver's Area 27 racetrack this week.

They're said to be staying at the Lakeside Resort in Penticton and filming at the 4.8-kilometre road circuit through the long weekend and into next week.

So, if you see some high-dollar exotic machinery rolling around the South Okanagan, don't be surprised if you see some famous faces behind the wheel.

The BBC series features actor Matt LeBlanc and automotive journalists Chris Harris and Rory Reid. It's seen around the world and includes test drives, stunts and celebrity challenges in everyday vehicles to rare and exotic supercars.

The track held its grand opening this summer, and membership to the exclusive club costs a whopping $45,000.



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