British armed forces might have to ready for war when the Top Gear Festival visits Sydney next year.
Outspoken presenter Jeremy Clarkson drew fire from UK politicians when he first took the show to Australia in 2009 and described then UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown as "a one-eyed Scottish idiot".
The host later apologised for his remark, but with Scotland seriously considering independence from Britain, it's not unthinkable that Clarkson's mouth might set Anglo-Scottish relations back to the days of King Edward and William Wallace.
Sydney will be the only city in the region to host the Top Gear Festival.
Event organisers would not be drawn to speculate on whether Clarkson would be his outspoken self during the visit, but we're betting there will be fireworks.
Fellow Top Gear host James May will join Clarkson and Australian Formula One star Mark Webber in Sydney next year for an assortment of stunts, displays and — inevitably — motoring mayhem.
As well as supercars being driven to the limit Webber will steer his Red Bull F1 car around Sydney's Eastern Creek track, giving enthusiasts the first chance to see a modern F1 car on a Sydney race track.
Mark Webber will steer his Red Bull F1 car around Sydney's Eastern Creek track as part of the Festival.
The Top Gear Festival is claimed to be "a travelling theatre show ... that is the next generation of Top Gear" and apparently different to the Top Gear Live events hosted in Australia in recent years.
In a statement released on Wednesday Top Gear presenter Clarkson said: "Sydney is the perfect place to hold our massive outdoor track festival."
"Plus it'll give us whinging poms many more chances to get sunburnt and attacked by spiders."
Jeremy Clarkson and James May will be making the trip to Australia.
Sydney will be the only city in the Asia-Pacific region to host a Top Gear Festival.
The events have only been held in South Africa so far, where classic and modern F1 cars, have performed alongside supercar parades, stunt driving demonstrations and off-road driving displays.
Webber said the event would be "a great way to start the 2013 F1 season".
"Obviously it's a pleasure to be part of the Top Gear Festival in Sydney and give Aussie motorsport cans another chance to see top motorsport cars in action," he said.
"I'm really looking forward to being in front of my home crowd, especially just before the Australian GP."
Webber drove a Williams F1 car took in a demonstration run across the Sydney Harbour Bridge in February 2005.
He was supposed to be limited to 90km/h for the display, but the Grand Prix driver later admitted he exceeded the mark.
Red Bull's presence at the event will be welcome news for Australian racers eager to get their hands on an F1 machine.
The energy drinks giant will back Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes in V8 Supercars next year, and retiring MotoGP champion Casey Stoner is also rumoured to to be close to a deal with the brand.
Lowndes and Whincup have already tasted F1 machinery at Mount Panorama and Albert Park thanks to Vodafone McLaren Mercedes, and it is possible that another Australian driver could join Webber in the Red Bull Racing car.