Highlighting that Touring isn’t just a BMW wagon, motoring enthusiast, journalist, TV presenter and walking car-encyclopaedia Jonny Smith, is taking ‘The Late Brake Show’ on the road.
This autumn, Jonny and his team will bring to life the high and low octane blend of his on-screen love for quirky classics, stunning custom-builds, ambitious projects, lost loves and future car technology. Everything and anything is welcome in Jonny’s head. The central location of Market Harborough, Leicestershire, will welcome fans to an intimate, day-long Tour #2 on 11 September 2021, with two further events scheduled for October and November.
Embracing the thought-provoking, curious and simply unexpected, the tour aims to represent the all-encompassing Late Brake car-munity. Fans of the YouTube channel will see, smell and touch (within reason) the eclectic (and electric) cars that have featured in the show’s films. From ‘Barn Finds’ and ‘Projects of the People’ through to the very latest hyper cars and electric scooters that bookend the Late Brake spirit, a diverse range of cars will line up at Ash Tree Farm near Market Harborough, just three miles from the town’s renowned vehicle manufacturer: milk float builder, Harbilt.
The inaugural (and in many ways, trial) event in Kent on 7 August enabled fans to meet fellow enthusiasts who together fuel the Late Brake community and while there, see the slow progress on Jonny’s V6 Allegro SS sleeper; the family carrying capabilities of his Dodge Charger; his soon to be EV-transplanted Nissan Figaro (well, his wife’s!), and his relatively new imported Tokyo Taxi, among others. An even more diverse range of cars will line up for Tour #2 from a (Dutch) supercar Spyker in ‘Car Caves’, a mid-restoration Alfa Corsa in ‘Barn Finds’, a plethora of new metal in ‘Launches’ (i.e. Citroen Ami, Fiat 500e, Mercedes AMG GT R Pro, Porsche 992 911), through to the some great EV restomods like the RBW MGB and the recently seen Citroen 2C-EV… to name but a few, and that’s before all the audience cars arrive to ‘show and shine’.
Jonny Smith says: “For anyone who’s a fan of the show, this is an opportunity to see the metal and rust in real life and be part of it. It’s a celebration of our diverse, inclusive community, united by our love of cars. We are taking the event around the country to enable as many open-minded people as possible to celebrate whatever you drive or drives you. Everyone and everything is welcome.”
The show’s famous ‘tatty’ brown leather chairs will make an appearance, with Jonny settling down for an ‘Idol Chat’ with a different special guest at each event, giving the audience the chance to ask those burning questions they have always wanted to. At Tour #2 in Market Harborough, TV presenter and infamous mechanic, Edd China, will chat with Jonny and Richard ‘Sniff Petrol’ Porter.
The important stuff
#1 – 7 August 2021 – Kent Fans told us they loved it!
#2 – 11 September 2021, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, 10am to 5pm
#3 –TBC October 2021 – North West*
#4 –TBC November 2021 – TBC*
*Bear with us, we have two further sites we’re planning for and we’re just in the process of dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s. As you can appreciate the pandemic has made event organising even trickier than usual. Updates will be provided in due course.
Tour #2 – Market Harborough, Leicestershire
Ash Tree Farm, Melton Road, East Langton, Market Harborough, Leicestershire
Date & times:
11 September 2021
10am to 5pm with ‘display car’ arrival from 9am
£20 adults (16 or over), £10 for children aged 5-15, and under 5s go free. It’s recommended that only children that have acquired your love of metal attend, otherwise they could be tugging at trouser legs every five minutes.
Full details about the tour including more about Tour #2 in Market Harborough at: Tour – The Late Brake Show and via the show’s social channels:
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