Launch of the Top Gear Festival, coming in June to Durban

Being a Top Gear photographer you get to meet and photograph some really interesting celebrities, in this case Jack Parow was the man I needed to put next to the Stig!

Jack Parow and the Stig

This was the launch for the BBC’s Top Gear Festival which is coming to Durban in June. It will be the third year Durban has played host to the amazingly insane festival. If you are a petrol head like I am you will understand that this event is one not to be missed.

Top Gear at secret location yesterday

The Stig in South Africa

Celebrities and journalists were flown in from Cape Town and Johannesburg to a ‘secret location’ without knowing where they were going, for a day of adrenaline pumping fun with the Stig.

Launch of the Top Gear Festival, coming in June to Durban

It was great to see guys like Deon Govender, Gangs of Ballet and Jack Parow jumping into a Mercedes C63 AMG and flying around the track! Their faces were priceless. And the location turned out to be Dezzi racetrack in Margate, KZN.

Deon Govender and Jack Parow
Deon Govender and Jack Parow at the special Top Gear event

An amazing day was had by all involved. I raced the Stig in a chopper, how does it get any better??!!

Top Gear returns to Durban in June

Now it’s time to head over to and purchase tickets to the festival on June 21-22. I can guarantee you it will be worth every cent!

For a 20% discount use this promo code: GEARUPKAP20

Top Gear and the Stig

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Photography gear used :  Nikon D700, D610 with 70-200mm and 14-24mm with Clik Elite Pro Elite backpack on Lexar Memory.

Second shooter: Luca Barausse