History Series / TopGearUS

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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* 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''.
1st Jul '14 11:11:21 PM TomWalpertac2
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** He also became Adam's designated driver in "Big Bad Trucks".

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** He also became Adam's designated driver in "Big Bad Trucks".
* [[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]].
21st Jun '14 8:04:54 AM Saber15
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** A RunningGag on the show is that Land Rovers begin to fall apart as they roll out of the factory. In the Mammoth Mountain episode, Tanner's brand-new Range Rover with a six-figure price tag started to leak through the front windshield, and had the computers controlling the rear suspension fail. In the Desert Trailblazer episode, his Land Rover stalls five times going up a steep rocky hill.
20th Jun '14 4:58:26 PM bombadil211
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** Adam is actually subtitled "The Wrecker" in the opening sequence. Notably, the actor/comedian is the only one of the hosts for whom cars and driving are a ''hobby'', not a job. The sobriquet comes from the fact that Adam's solutions to the various challenges the hosts face tend to involve the most direct solutions.
*** One challenge in the Death Valley episode involves the hosts having to cross an asphalt road without their 4x4s' wheels touching the asphalt. Tanner uses some pipes and wood to build rollers and Rutledge creates a tread out of some carpet. Adam? He tips his Bronco on its side and drags it across. Add this to the fact that he managed to break the Bronco's rear axle during an earlier challenge and it's no surprise that of the three 4x4s, Adam's was the first to crap out. However, in Adam's defense, the reason his Bronco failed to complete the challenge was due to a flat tire and he left the spare behind to save weight.
*** His gamertag when playing ''ForzaMotorsport'' was "KARKILLA."
*** In the Muscle Cars episode, Tanner and Rutledge noted that being hooked up to the electric muscle stimulator and being repeatedly shocked while driving actually made him a better driver.
*** In the Dangerous Cars episode, this is given plenty of discussion, including [[CallBack a list of some of the cars Adam had wrecked in past episodes]]. Rutledge attempts to teach Adam to be a more careful driver, and to Adam's credit he's had far fewer "incidents" since. Well, while driving, anyway.
*** In the College Cars episode, the guys had to hit pinatas hanging on the backs of the other guys' cars using a stick tapped to the front of their own car. Adam just went ahead and smashed his car against the pinatas, killing Rut's bus, which had its engine in the back.
*** In the Luxury SUV episode, Adam attempts to follow Tanner, who is taking a shortcut through sand dunes. He gets stuck and damages his front bumper about three minutes after starting his car.
*** Subverted in "Viking Trucks" as Adam was tasked with carrying the fuel needed for the trucks to make the trip [[note]]Adam's truck was the only one with an open bed allowing him to carry it.[[/note]]
*** In the Amphibious Cars episode, Adam (driving a Jeep/fanboat) broke one of his engines, namely the one used for driving on land.
*** In the Luxury Pickups episode, Adam didn't even make it to the end of the first challenge before a) needing a replacement car and b)injuring his arm to the point that he needed the Stig to drive for him. He claims he turned the wrong way and went over a "slight cliff". Tanner and Rutledge think he's faking, but that wouldn't explain the new car.
**** He still had the sling on his arm in the next episode. Either he really did injure his arm, or he was really dedicated to the lie. In order to keep him from having an unfair advantage again, a designated driver of his level was used instead of the Stig -- an old stunt driver named Mickey who might be sort of deaf. Mickey spun out and later popped a tire on a curb in the first challenge.

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** Adam is actually subtitled "The Wrecker" in the opening sequence. Notably, the actor/comedian is the only one of the hosts for whom cars and driving are a ''hobby'', not a job. The sobriquet comes from the fact that Adam's solutions to the various challenges the hosts face tend to involve the most direct solutions.
*** One challenge in the Death Valley episode involves the hosts having to cross an asphalt road without their 4x4s' wheels touching the asphalt. Tanner uses some pipes and wood to build rollers and Rutledge creates a tread out of some carpet. Adam? He tips his Bronco on its side and drags it across. Add this to the fact that he managed to break the Bronco's rear axle during an earlier challenge and it's no surprise that of the three 4x4s, Adam's was the first to crap out. However, in Adam's defense, the reason his Bronco failed to complete the challenge was due to a flat tire and he left the spare behind to save weight.
*** His gamertag when playing ''ForzaMotorsport'' was "KARKILLA."
*** In the Muscle Cars episode, Tanner and Rutledge noted that being hooked up to the electric muscle stimulator and being repeatedly shocked while driving actually made him a better driver.
*** In the Dangerous Cars episode, this is given plenty of discussion, including [[CallBack a list of some of the cars Adam had wrecked in past episodes]]. Rutledge attempts to teach Adam to be a more careful driver, and to Adam's credit he's had far fewer "incidents" since. Well, while driving, anyway.
*** In the College Cars episode, the guys had to hit pinatas hanging on the backs of the other guys' cars using a stick tapped to the front of their own car. Adam just went ahead and smashed his car against the pinatas, killing Rut's bus, which had its engine in the back.
*** In the Luxury SUV episode, Adam attempts to follow Tanner, who is taking a shortcut through sand dunes. He gets stuck and damages his front bumper about three minutes after starting his car.
*** Subverted in "Viking Trucks" as Adam was tasked with carrying the fuel needed for the trucks to make the trip [[note]]Adam's truck was the only one with an open bed allowing him to carry it.[[/note]]
*** In the Amphibious Cars episode, Adam (driving a Jeep/fanboat) broke one of his engines, namely the one used for driving on land.
*** In the Luxury Pickups episode, Adam didn't even make it to the end of the first challenge before a) needing a replacement car and b)injuring his arm to the point that he needed the Stig to drive for him. He claims he turned the wrong way and went over a "slight cliff". Tanner and Rutledge think he's faking, but that wouldn't explain the new car.
**** He still had the sling on his arm in the next episode. Either he really did injure his arm,
solutions, brute force, or he was really dedicated to the lie. In order to keep him from having an unfair advantage again, a designated driver of his level was used instead of the Stig -- an old stunt driver named Mickey who might be sort of deaf. Mickey spun out and later popped a tire on a curb in the first challenge.both.
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