I managed to blag a couple of tickets at short notice a couple of months back and went along with my brother-in-law in tow. It's even better in the flesh; never have I encountered so much quality totty in one place.
I have enjoyed TG since it started, until this series, where they have run out of ideas, but they are going to keep going anyhow. As someone has already said- it is about ratings.
It has gone from being a great tv show to being mildly amusing.
I previously mentioned on arrse I don't think its ideas they have run out of. I think its budget.
They can't be seen to be trying to send cars into space on the tax payers licence fees anymore and as such have had to tone it right down.
Top Gear is there to be taken with a pinch of salt. Johnny Vaughan summed it up as a place that should be renamed "Stag World" on an episode. It's not just a car show. Its three blokes with a normal sense of humour doing what you wish you could do.
However these days they're doing it on a more modest budget. I still find it very entertaining and couldn't help but crack a smile when Ross Kemp appeared in the boot!