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Give the New 'Top Gear' a Chance, Says Tanner Foust

by Danny Gallagher, posted May 3rd 2010 3:07PM
The StigThe gearheads of the world rejoiced when NBC put a bullet in the back of the head of a planned remake of the classic British car show 'Top Gear.'

And who can blame them? First of all, this is NBC we're talking about, a network that would pull a show off-the air five minutes into its premiere episode if the ratings didn't please "Darth Zucker." Plus, 'Top Gear' isn't just an institution to gear junkies and "petrolheads." It's one of the most accessible and hilarious shows on television. Even if you drive a used 2001 Pontiac Sunfire and subsequently know nothing about good cars, you can still enjoy it just as much as the octane-brain who takes a brand new Gumpert Apollo to work.

Now The History Channel is taking a crack at rebuilding the show's stalled engine from scratch. I say give it a chance. Anything has the potential to be good if its heart is in the right place. But before you tell me to do something that would get your mouth washed out with soap and a Brillo pad by your mother, don't take my word for it. Take it from one of the show's upcoming stars.

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'Top Gear' Is Coming to America

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 21st 2010 10:35AM
Adam Ferrara'Top Gear,' a popular British show about all-things automotive, is headed across the pond to the History Channel.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, History is teaming with BBC World Productions for at least 10 episodes this fall. The show will be hosted by 'Rescue Me' co-star Adam Ferrara (pictured), stunt driver Tanner Foust and analyst Rutledge Wood. The American show, much like the British program, will feature all aspects of automotive love, including customization, stunts, reviews and celebrity interviews.

"The history of the automobile and the history of America are intimately intertwined -- to celebrate one is to celebrate the other," History president and general manager Nancy Dubuc said. "We'll stay true to the original format and add a sense of the American car culture."

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