Top Gear USA
Jun 03, 2014TV Network - History
"Top Gear," as you may at this point be aware, has been franchised out all over the world, and this particular one is the United States edition (which is why we toss that "USA" bit into the title). The fifth season starts tonight and that means that there is a whole slew of new challenges, big stars in little cars, and fancy-shmancy big-engined motor vehicles coming our way. It is just as you would have it be.
Jan 29, 2013TV Network - History
If you watch the original "Top Gear," you know that favorite past time of Clarkson, May, and Hammond is mocking Americans. Watching the History Channel's version of "Top Gear," we sometimes wonder if they didn't realize that Americans were being made fun of by the British. In fact, it may make the series better if you consider it an elaborate joke the Brits are playing on us. We aren't saying that it is just a joke, but it adds a whole new layer to the show. Why don't you give the series' return a shot tonight, and, throughout your viewing, why don't you add that layer. Tell us what you think.
Sep 25, 2012TV Network - History
Like an old beater finally reaching that coveted checkered flag, "Top Gear USA" is reaching the end of its third season. Now, we don't call it an 'old beater' because the show has been on the air for an excessive period of time. No, we call it an old beater because they drive an awful lot of old beaters on the series and one never thinks that the cars are going to hit the finish line. Sometimes the cars do, and sometimes they don't, but when they do, what you can always count on is that Tanner Foust will do some silly car trick, usually one involving filling the road with rubber.
Aug 14, 2012TV Network - History
We hereby promise to not refer to the US version of "Top Gear" as being a little brother to the British original. That wouldn't be nice. It wouldn't be fair. But mostly, it wouldn't be accurate. In point of fact, the US version is far more like a nephew or son than a brother. But, no matter what the show's relationship with the Clarkson/May/Hammond version of the franchise, the Wood/Foust/Ferrara version is returning tonight with its complete lack of British accents and its tendency to heavily focus on American cars. We have also been promised speed boats, snowmobiles, and jets.