It seems slightly early for the Top Gear Merchandising Machine to be releasing any new books – I’d have thought they’d have hung on until nearer Christmas – but that’s exactly what they’re doing ready for this autumn.
First up there’s a sequel to last year’s Where’s Stig? called Where’s Stig: The World Tour. The new book sees Stig clocking up the air miles as he hides himself away in such exotic locations as Bondi Beach, Rio, Bolivia, the Alps and Monte Carlo. It’s due out on 30th September and is available to pre-order with 20% off from Amazon.
The last book was surprisingly good fun and while I enjoyed looking for Stig & Co. (including the infamous testicle-eating honey badger) the book also provided an unexpected service – it can keep small children very quiet for long periods of time, as demonstrated by my four-year old son who will quite happily sit and look for Stig for hours.
If the Top Gear books are already coming out then that means we can’t be far from the usual batch of books and DVDs from Clarkson, May and Hammond. After all, they’ve got to earn a living somehow.