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You may remember Alex Roy from his book, The Driver, about his team's record-breaking run across the U.S. in a BMW M5, but he's also a deep automotive insider that gets information from a number of cloaked sources who wear dark sunglasses and pass manilla envelopes under the yellow lights of parking garages. He's got some new information about Top Gear's plans for the U.S., and what's interesting is that it doesn't involve the TV show. It seems that TG hosts Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond may be developing a touring car show for the U.S. called Top Gear Live. If you're thinking it will be like the famous MPH car shows they do in the UK, you're wrong, so so wrong. According to a document Roy has seen, Top Gear Live will be Circue-Du-Soleil meets Stomp... with cars. We're thinking a stage, lots of ramps, people playing instruments made out of car parts, dancers, etc. So let's recap... the three greatest automotive TV personalities of all time want to do a live, traveling road show in the U.S. that marries theatrical production qualities with their famous brand of car humor and mechanical destruction. Of course, we can't say for certain that any of this is true, but Roy's sources tend to reliable. We're not exactly sure if we want them to be reliable this time, though. Can't we just get new episodes of the original Top Gear here in the U.S. in a timely manner? Is that too much to ask? Click the source below to visit Roy's site where he explains what he knows in his own words.

[Source: Gumball114.com, Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Can't wait for the new series to begin. The Hamster's been on every chat show this week, talking about a new kid's science show he's doing, but everyone just wants to talk about Top Gear lol. If anyone needs a Clarkson 'fix', he presented Have I Got News For You last week. It'll probably be on YouTube. One of the best hosts they've had.
        • 6 Years Ago
        "Can't we just get new episodes of the original Top Gear here in the U.S. in a timely manner? Is that too much to ask?"

        lol, it's funny because he's so right. Why all the whiz-bang? We just want new episodes like the folks across the pond.
      • 6 Years Ago
      all you TG haters are just mindless twats. there has never been a better motoring show, period.
      I have my doubts about a live arena show, but maybe Stig's 'merican cousin can wreck a ZR1 or something :)
      Either way, if it's TG, it has to be at least tolerable, so put me in for two tickets please!
      Oh, and, for the love of all things good in this world, please let Final Gear not die when S11E01 gets added...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Um, just give us the show and be done with it. Thank goodness for BBC America.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Not really. with all the shortened episodes and all that. Torrents for me thank you.
      • 6 Years Ago
      when is Alex Roy's DVD coming out documenting that NY-LA race? I've read the book but i want the DVD. Any ideas?
      • 6 Years Ago
      After what Clarkson has written about the US, I can't imagine anyone in their right mind working with him on a project in this country. The guy is below contempt, nor particularly bright or amusing.
        • 6 Years Ago
        One, what he says is mostly in the sake of comedy
        Two, he respects the freedom in America
        Three, he mocks Europeans just as badly sometimes (see his take on the "German" car in response to the "British" mini?)
        Four, some of the points he make actually make sense
        • 6 Years Ago
        oh please. what happened to freedom of speech every one is entitled to their opinion some of the stuff he say is offensive, but at least he's honest. i still remeber when some rednecks from Alabama wanted to linch all three of them while filming in that state.
        • 6 Years Ago
        He dosent mock yanks anymore than yanks mock europeans... you know france and all that stuff. Be a man and take it, it's nothing + he did own a Fordt GT and defended for long time and he did think Crossfire Cabriolet was best compated to TT and Nissan 350Z.
        Fact just happens to be that this program being European most of the cars state side dont get that much of a looks, but those that suit for Europe too do get many times pretty good reviews from TG(thought not like TG is the best place to ask look for you next car).

        Anyways i'm so ready for next season. Local TV channel has been showing 7th seasons episodes me to survive till this new season starts.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't know how I feel about it...I like the episodes, they are funny because they are the sort of humor I enjoy that gets dumbed down and commercialized for US audiences....can't I just get more timely accessible episodes of their current show?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Oh. Dumbed down. So wrecking a camper trailer and setting it on fire is high comedy as opposed to the dumbed-down stuff we get in the US?
      • 6 Years Ago
      'The three greatest automotive TV personalities of all time...'

      Get over it. Sheesh.
      • 6 Years Ago
      alex roy senses the heat of the spotlight shifting away from his disturbingly reflective head
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm not a fan of this guy....at all.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Alex Roy is the f*cking man
        • 6 Years Ago
        I wish I was, but I kinda think Clarkson is.
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