History Series / TopGearUS

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.
12th Jun '16 1:06:50 AM Morgenthaler
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** Buzz Aldrin was the first celebrity to appear on Big Star, Small Car and had the slowest time through all of season one and most of season two. That was until ''{{Playboy}}'' model Bridget Marquardt came along and set a time 11 seconds slower.

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** Buzz Aldrin was the first celebrity to appear on Big Star, Small Car and had the slowest time through all of season one and most of season two. That was until ''{{Playboy}}'' ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' model Bridget Marquardt came along and set a time 11 seconds slower.
30th May '16 12:09:49 AM RezaMaulana98
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** Tanner's height relative to the other two

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** Tanner's height relative to the other twotwo.
** Tanner receiving disadvantages during a challenge to balance the fact that he is a racing driver.
3rd Apr '16 3:11:38 PM RisefromYourGrave
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*** Rutledge and Adam then challenge Tanner to a race between them on ''ForzaMotorsport 4'' and Tanner driving the real thing. Adam, being [[DrivesLikeCrazy the crazy driver]] that he is, somehow manages to flip his virtual car over, something that isn't supposed to even be possible with all the driving assists he was using.

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*** Rutledge and Adam then challenge Tanner to a race between them on ''ForzaMotorsport ''VideoGame/{{Forza}} Motorsport 4'' and Tanner driving the real thing. Adam, being [[DrivesLikeCrazy the crazy driver]] that he is, somehow manages to flip his virtual car over, something that isn't supposed to even be possible with all the driving assists he was using.
16th Jan '16 9:00:14 PM Anddrix
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* ViewersAreMorons: As of Season 3, the show has gone overboard on recaps of the following AND previous segments.
26th May '15 8:01:31 AM erforce
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** In the Hollywood Car challenge, neither Adam nor Tanner could get their real cars ([[TheDukesOfHazzard a Dodge Charger]] and [[Film/BackToTheFuture a DeLorean]] respectively) on their afforded budget, so they bought a Plymouth Duster and a Nissan 200SX (respectively) made up to look like their more famous counterparts. Rutledge, on the other hand, was able to get an actual [[Series/KnightRider Pontiac Trans Am]], though it wasn't the right model generation.

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** In the Hollywood Car challenge, neither Adam nor Tanner could get their real cars ([[TheDukesOfHazzard ([[Series/TheDukesOfHazzard a Dodge Charger]] and [[Film/BackToTheFuture [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture a DeLorean]] respectively) on their afforded budget, so they bought a Plymouth Duster and a Nissan 200SX (respectively) made up to look like their more famous counterparts. Rutledge, on the other hand, was able to get an actual [[Series/KnightRider Pontiac Trans Am]], though it wasn't the right model generation.
25th Mar '15 1:01:10 AM RisefromYourGrave
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[[caption-width-right:344:Adam "The Wrecker" Ferrara, Tanner "The Driver" Foust, and Rutledge "The Expert" Wood.]]

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[[caption-width-right:344:Adam [[caption-width-right:350:Adam "The Wrecker" Ferrara, Tanner "The Driver" Foust, and Rutledge "The Expert" Wood.]]
1st Oct '14 10:21:13 AM Giantsgiants
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Added DiffLines:

* GoldenSnitch: In some episodes, the final challenge is "winner takes all". This means that whoever won the final challenge would be declared the overall winner of that episode, regardless of his performance in previous challenge.
13th Sep '14 7:58:17 PM countmall
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* DanBrowned: Rutledge buying a Corvair for the Unsafe Cars special. While it was ridiculed for being ''perceived'' to be unsafe, it turned out to be one of the ''safest'' cars of its time once anyone actually bothered to test it.

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* DanBrowned: Rutledge buying a Corvair for the Unsafe Cars special. While it was ridiculed for being because it was ''perceived'' to be unsafe, it turned out to be one of the ''safest'' cars of its time once anyone actually bothered to test it.
31st Aug '14 9:08:29 PM RisefromYourGrave
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-->-- '''Jeremy Clarkson'''[[http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/02/10/u-s-top-gear-renewed-by-history-for-a-second-season/82306/]]

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-->-- '''Jeremy Clarkson'''[[http://tvbythenumbers.-->--'''[[http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/02/10/u-s-top-gear-renewed-by-history-for-a-second-season/82306/]]
com/2011/02/10/u-s-top-gear-renewed-by-history-for-a-second-season/82306/ Jeremy Clarkson]]'''



-->-- Adam Ferrara

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-->-- Adam Ferrara
-->--'''Adam Ferrara'''



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 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.

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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 TheHistoryChannel 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.



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 ''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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