PETROL heads will flock to Eastern Creek for the Top Gear Festival over two adrenalin-packed days, March 9-10, at the newly refurbished Sydney Motorsport Park.
Hosts of the British TV show Top Gear Jeremy Clarkson and James May, as well as The Stig, will join Australian co-host Shane Jacobson and international celebrities for nine hours of automotive action.
Jacobson said it would be the greatest outdoor motoring festival in Australia.
"Let's be honest, it's because of the madness," he said.
Highlights include Australian Formula One driver Mark Webber who will aim to break the lap record of one minute and 19 seconds in his Red Bull F1 racer.
Clarkson and May will attempt to speed up the Express Postal service with the Postie Bike Challenge and The Stig will set power lap times in some of the rarest supercars seen here.
Plus, former F1 world champion Alan Jones will be setting his 1980 Williams F1 car against Bathurst legend Colin Bond in Alan Moffat's 1977 Ford Falcon.
Jamie Whincup will be taking on aerobatic pilot Matt Hall to settle which is faster around the track — a plane or car.
Also, 16 drifters will tear up the track in a drifting session.
Details: topgearfestival sydney.com.au.