Exactly. The onscreen chemistry and the fantastic writing.Top Gear works SPECIFICALLY because you have the old elitist prick, fun loving average Joe road race fan, and stuffy, awkward British guy. The three of them have a wonderful dynamic together, and you cannot just go grab three people and hope it will work. You cannot discount the luck that those three have wonderful chemistry together.
I just watched that episode tonight :lol: Thanks to the Internet, we don't have to suffer through shitty American Top Gear.Maxim quoted the driver guy they have as saying "It's designed for the 99.9% of Americans who have never heard of Top Gear. We're hoping the rest like it too."
Ringing endorsement there :lol:
It's gonna be shit. I'm going to watch the first episode though, just to see how shit... I know they're pillaging the older episodes of the British show for ideas. I think the first episode involves a race between a skydiver and an all-wheel drive vehicle. I haven't seen that one before...
YouTube - Hammond's Porsche Turbo vs Red Devil Race - Top Gear - BBC autos
Back when they were originally talking about doing a US version of this They were trying to get Leno and Adam Corolla to do it (both serious car nuts)Ah, the typical Hollywood method of taking a great British TV show, and ruining by shoving in some third rate stand up comic as host.
Part of the reason I love Top Gear and Top Gear Australia even is because they review cars we can't get here. We're cut off from the rest of the automotive world so much, it's crazy.Back when they were originally talking about doing a US version of this They were trying to get Leno and Adam Corolla to do it (both serious car nuts)
Im guessing it will hella suck and they will cow-tow to auto advertisers
Yay. Rice. ....and lots of supercharger blowers.Producers of the History Channel version have noted a greater interest in car customization by American car enthusiasts than in Britain, an element that will be incorporated into the new show.