MPH 2010 - Reader ideas
Crazy car stunts, awesome rides and the hilarious antics of the Top Gear crew all form part of the MPH show. BP Ultimate is offering Wheels24 readers the opportunity to pitch an idea for next year’s MPH Live Motoring Theatre show in South Africa.
Our readers share some their ideas for next year's MPH show:
SA taxi soccer
Let them Drive South African taxis and play soccer or race them but only allow them to check the brakes.
Christo van der Merwe
1) I would suggest instead of The Stig racing against some dragon or daemon. He should rather do a race against Jeremy/Richard. That way the crowd can see how good The Stig is or if it is really The Stig and not some Stunt driver.
2) Do a race against with a star in a reasonably priced car on kyalami before hand. Like Riaan Cruywagen or Hendrik Verwoerd...or Jacob Zuma and give a percentage of the money generated by the event to charity.
The screaming fan
I think if you take a member of the audience and fit a microphone headpiece and then drive like a maniac (normal MPH type stunts), with the crowd hearing what the guy is saying/screaming...
Jean Pierre Harber
Broken dyno fiasco
I think that this would be a cool stunt, Jeremy and Sasha talking about the strongest car in the world,(for the purposes of this example the Bugatti Veyron), and then they decide to put it on a dyno to see what that sort of power looks like standing still.
The car gets revved up, takes off on the Dyno meter, and quickly accelerates through the gears. But, all of a sudden you hear cracks and you see parts flying!
The dyno is falling apart!
The car shoots off the dyno and narrowly misses allocated pieces of works! Like a brand new Ferrari, or an irreplaceable Aston Martin! Should look like an accident, but planned to perfection, it should make the most avid petrol head wet himself!
I like it, I hope you do!
The great Stig reveal
I would get The Stig to come out in a vehicle of any sort, and do a couple of rounds and skidding manoeuvres. At the end of this a smoke bomb should explode and the vehicle should be well surrounded by smoke in order for a driver swap to take place without any of the crowd noticing. When the smoke subsides The Stig must get out of the car, make a bow for the crowd and reveal his face. (Remember we swapped drivers). I suppose it could really be anyone, but it would be especially cool should you be able to twist Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu’s arm to fill this roll, to add to the comment of The Stig actually being The Bishop himself, made by Mr. Clarkson.
I don't know how probable it is, but I am sure that he is always up for a joke and laugh and will ease the minds of millions of fans to know just who The Stig really is.
Morné van der Westhuizen
I think more audience participation would be great.
Especially if some of the members are chosen randomly to be a part of the action. They could be chosen to sit next to them when they do their stunts (obviously after signing a waiver). Fans will be thrilled at the opportunity. It could be a lucky draw at the beginning of the show. The lucky winners at the end can then participate maybe in the last event. They can then maybe get signed autographs with the stars.
It would be fabulous, a once in a life time opportunity, and something to talk about for time to come.
Schmidt to drive a van
How about bringing Sabine Schmidt to drive a Ford Transit van?
Clarkson as president
1. How about they have a normal person drive around slowly in an unreasonably priced car?
2. They should put to the vote the number of people wanting Clarkson as South Africa's next president.
Johann du Plessis
I think they should do the 'celebrity in the reasonably priced car' around Midvaal in the days before the show, it’s recorded in the TV program anyway. They can get the public to nominate and from those that are willing, the most popular choice can be brought on the show.
One of the highlights of Top Gear is the fact that they actually destroy stuff. I am sure they can take a minibus taxi or a VIP bodyguard vehicle and bash to pieces in the available space in the arena, at every show. Damn, I can think of many ways to bash it to pieces, flatten it, flame it and generally vent the frustration of few million motorists on it!
Very often you hear that the aerodynamics of a vehicle are so good that it creates more down force than the actual weight of the vehicle, so much so, that it is possible to drive the vehicle upside down (e.g on the roof off a tunnel).
Your only problem is finding a suitable venue, a very light and fast car and someone crazy enough to try it.
Succeed and you will make history, fail and you'll be history, but it should be an awesome stunt.
If you have a great stunt idea for next year's MPH show, e-mail your ideas (between 200 and 400 words)
to firstname.lastname@example.org before Wednesday, February 11 2009.
Wheels24 will announce the top five ideas on 17 February 2009.