March 25, 2019 11.15 am This story is over 33 months old

Air date set for The Grand Tour Lincoln episode

Less than three weeks to wait

Rev up your engines! The episode of Amazon’s The Grand Tour filmed in Lincoln prepares to hit TV screens in less than three weeks.

‘Funeral For A Ford’ is listed as the series finale (episode 14) in season three of the show starring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.

The latest series was first shown in the UK in January 2019. Episode 14, which is a tribute to the Ford car, was filmed in Lincoln in October last year. It will air on Friday, April 12.

James May and Richard Hammond. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

James May in Lincoln. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Clarkson drove a classic Ford Cortina on the circuit at Cadwell Park near Louth.

Dozens of classic Fords then gathered around Lincoln Cathedral on October 26, 2018 with the presenters seen getting out of different models and going inside the iconic building.

Lots of classic Ford cars. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Sneak peek inside Grand Tour filming at Lincoln Cathedral. Photo: Michael Kheng

Hundreds of people with audience tickets queued to get in the cathedral for the secret filming part.

The choir and the audience sang a hymn – “Dear Ford & Father of mankind” – as a tribute to the original mass producer of vehicles which is set to close the last episode of the series.

Hundreds of classic Ford cars gathered at the Lincolnshire Showground on the Saturday for the last part of filming.

The cars then went on a procession through to Lincoln Cathedral.

Photo: Sean Strange for The Lincolnite

Photo: Sean Strange for The Lincolnite

Photo: Sean Strange for The Lincolnite

It wasn’t their first visit to Lincoln either as Clarkson and May stopped in the city in 2011 while filming an episode for series 17 of Top Gear.

In the episode, the pair tried to cross the country in the new Nissan Leaf and Peugeot iOn, two fully electric cars, but Clarkson ran out of battery and had to recharge at the University of Lincoln to a delighted crowd.

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