History Series / TopGearUS

20th May '18 9:44:53 AM nombretomado
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The United States version of ''Series/TopGear''.

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The United States version of ''Series/TopGear''.
''Series/{{Top Gear|UK}}''.



* SeriousBusiness: The hosts treat the trucks in the Alaska Special as this. The first host whose American-made truck failed ([[spoiler:it was Adam]]) would be forced to drive a Toyota Tacoma (also known as the invincible Hilux from the British ''TopGear''), which is not given the same regard as it is across the pond. Being forced to drive the Tacoma is referred to as a "national disgrace."

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* SeriousBusiness: The hosts treat the trucks in the Alaska Special as this. The first host whose American-made truck failed ([[spoiler:it was Adam]]) would be forced to drive a Toyota Tacoma (also known as the invincible Hilux from the British ''TopGear''), ''Series/{{Top Gear|UK}}''), which is not given the same regard as it is across the pond. Being forced to drive the Tacoma is referred to as a "national disgrace."
12th Dec '17 5:45:11 PM eroock
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-> "Top Gear is clearly in safe hands, even if they do insist on speaking in those stupid accents. Watching an episode from series 1 with Richard and James, we found ourselves in a genuinely heated debate about which of the presenters' cars was best. We were just three ordinary chaps watching a car show and loving it, which is exactly what Top Gear should be."
-->--'''[[http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/02/10/u-s-top-gear-renewed-by-history-for-a-second-season/82306/ Jeremy Clarkson]]'''

-> "I know, the rest of the world thinks Americans are arrogant. And, to be fair, [[PrecisionFStrike fuck you]]."
-->--'''Adam Ferrara'''

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-> "Top Gear is clearly in safe hands, even if they do insist on speaking in those stupid accents. Watching an episode from series 1 with Richard and James, we found ourselves in a genuinely heated debate about which of the presenters' cars was best. We were just three ordinary chaps watching a car show and loving it, which is exactly what Top Gear should be."
-->--'''[[http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/02/10/u-s-top-gear-renewed-by-history-for-a-second-season/82306/ Jeremy Clarkson]]'''

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->''"I know, the rest of the world thinks Americans are arrogant. And, to be fair, [[PrecisionFStrike fuck you]]."
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-->-- '''Adam
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12th Dec '17 5:43:34 PM eroock
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* [[RecycledInSpace Recycled in Washington]]: The Big Rig driving episode is revisited on [[TheOtherRainforest Washington's]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic_Peninsula Olympic Penninsula]] with logging trucks. [[RealityEnsues They realize just how hard it is to do that particular job and how dangerous it really is]].

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* [[RecycledInSpace Recycled in Washington]]: The Big Rig driving episode is revisited on [[TheOtherRainforest [[UsefulNotes/TheOtherRainforest Washington's]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic_Peninsula Olympic Penninsula]] with logging trucks. [[RealityEnsues They realize just how hard it is to do that particular job and how dangerous it really is]].
24th Jun '17 7:08:30 PM nombretomado
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** The Hollywood Car challenge is one big shoutout to ''TheDukesOfHazzard'', ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' and ''Series/KnightRider''.

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** The Hollywood Car challenge is one big shoutout to ''TheDukesOfHazzard'', ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'', ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' and ''Series/KnightRider''.
30th Mar '17 7:38:11 PM bombadil211
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The show was cancelled after six seasons when its contract with the History Channel ran out in 2016.

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The show was cancelled after six seasons when its contract with the History Channel ran out in 2016.
2016. BBC America announced, in 2017, that it would be launching its own version of ''Top Gear'' with Creator/WilliamFichtner as the main presenter.
23rd Jan '17 7:50:38 PM Xtifr
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** In "Worst Cars," Adam attempts to drive up the auction price of his Mustang 2 by claiming that EricClapton had owned it. That allows him to come in second place behind Rutledge's still-late-model Pontiac Aztek. Unfortunately, Tanner, whose Yugo came in last, told the buyer that Adam was lying about Clapton owning the car, and the buyer demands his money back, meaning that Adam actually ended up finishing last.

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** In "Worst Cars," Adam attempts to drive up the auction price of his Mustang 2 by claiming that EricClapton Music/EricClapton had owned it. That allows him to come in second place behind Rutledge's still-late-model Pontiac Aztek. Unfortunately, Tanner, whose Yugo came in last, told the buyer that Adam was lying about Clapton owning the car, and the buyer demands his money back, meaning that Adam actually ended up finishing last.
26th Dec '16 6:01:00 AM bombadil211
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Season 3 drops the Stig's lap times, and the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car (Which was called "Big Star, Small Car" in the U.S.), and anything else that took place in a studio, shifting to focus on full episode-long challenges, or a competition between the three hosts for the right to test a cool car. The U.S. version of the Stig only makes occasional appearances, mostly to set a standard for the hosts to beat in challenges.

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Season 3 drops 1 was a near carbon-copy of the Stig's lap times, BBC show it is based on with in-studio news segments, Stig power laps, and the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car (Which was called "Big Star, Small Car" in the U.S.), and anything else that took place (the US version of "Star in a studio, shifting to focus Reasonably Priced Car"). By Season 2, however, most of the studio segments were dropped in favor of spending more time on field segments (only "Big Star, Small Car" and the accompanying interview remained). Beginning from Season 3, ''all'' studio segments were dropped in favor of full episode-long challenges, or a competition between the three hosts for the right to test a cool car. The U.S. version of the Stig would only makes make occasional appearances, mostly to set a standard for the hosts to beat in challenges.
25th Aug '16 5:20:21 PM nombretomado
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Not to be confused with yet another adaptation of ''Top Gear'' that was short-lived on DiscoveryChannel (a re-edited version of the original's episodes with Jeremy, Richard and James filming new, America-specific interstitial segments). Compare to other American automotive magazine shows: ''Magazine/CarAndDriver'', ''MotorTrend'' and ''Magazine/MotorWeek''.

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Not to be confused with yet another adaptation of ''Top Gear'' that was short-lived on DiscoveryChannel Creator/DiscoveryChannel (a re-edited version of the original's episodes with Jeremy, Richard and James filming new, America-specific interstitial segments). Compare to other American automotive magazine shows: ''Magazine/CarAndDriver'', ''MotorTrend'' and ''Magazine/MotorWeek''.
1st Aug '16 12:50:03 AM Doryna
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The show was originally to be developed by Creator/{{NBC}} (with help from BBC America) but spent [[SavedFromDevelopmentHell years in Development Hell]] before changing hands from NBC to Creator/TheHistoryChannel and finally premiered in September 2010. It is currently in its sixth season (Summer 2016). The show is hosted by rally-car driver Tanner Foust, racing analyst Rutledge Wood, and comedian Adam Ferrara.

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The show was originally to be developed by Creator/{{NBC}} (with help from BBC America) but spent [[SavedFromDevelopmentHell years in Development Hell]] before changing hands from NBC to Creator/TheHistoryChannel and finally premiered in September 2010. It is currently in its sixth season (Summer 2016). The show is hosted by rally-car driver Tanner Foust, racing analyst Rutledge Wood, and comedian Adam Ferrara.


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The show was cancelled after six seasons when its contract with the History Channel ran out in 2016.
16th Jun '16 12:26:27 AM apeman33
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The show was originally to be developed by Creator/{{NBC}} (with help from BBC America) but spent [[SavedFromDevelopmentHell years in Development Hell]] before changing hands from NBC to Creator/TheHistoryChannel and finally premiered in September 2010. It is currently in its fifth season. The show is hosted by rally-car driver Tanner Foust, racing analyst Rutledge Wood, and comedian Adam Ferrara.

Season 3 drops the Stig's lap times, and the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car (Which was called "Big Star, Small Car" in the U.S.); shifting to focus on full episode-long challenges, or a competition between the three hosts for the right to test a cool car.

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The show was originally to be developed by Creator/{{NBC}} (with help from BBC America) but spent [[SavedFromDevelopmentHell years in Development Hell]] before changing hands from NBC to Creator/TheHistoryChannel and finally premiered in September 2010. It is currently in its fifth season.sixth season (Summer 2016). The show is hosted by rally-car driver Tanner Foust, racing analyst Rutledge Wood, and comedian Adam Ferrara.

Season 3 drops the Stig's lap times, and the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car (Which was called "Big Star, Small Car" in the U.S.); ), and anything else that took place in a studio, shifting to focus on full episode-long challenges, or a competition between the three hosts for the right to test a cool car.
car. The U.S. version of the Stig only makes occasional appearances, mostly to set a standard for the hosts to beat in challenges.
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