Trivia / Top Gear (US)

  • Actor Allusion:
    • Adam provides one for himself in "Dangerous Cars" after Rutledge rear-ends his Pinto:
      Adam: It's not a fire! Trust me, I played a fireman on TV. I know what fire is and I'll be fine!
    • In the cop car episode, Adam compares Rutledge to the title character of Paul Blart: Mall Cop — a movie that he (Adam) played a cop in.
  • Saved from Development Hell: The show went through three pilots before being picked up.
  • Recycled Script: Some of the challenges the US team goes through are essentially retreads of segments from the British original (for example: the limousine challenge, the homemade campervan challenge, etc.) with the Americans using designs that are near-identical to what the British trio originally used.