• Apr 7, 2011
First look at The Car Show – Click above for high-res image gallery

No, we don't have any video yet of the pilot episode for Adam Carolla's The Car Show, which we announced yesterday has just been picked up by SPEED for a 13-episode run. But what we do have are the first still images from the pilot episode, which give a quick glimpse into what may become America's real Top Gear competitor.

What we can see are the show's hosts, which include Adam Carolla, Pulitzer Prize-winning auto scribe Dan Neil, former NBA star John Salley and Matt Farah of The Smoking Tire, in various states of taping and posing around cars. The three images show a wide variety of vehicles, including obvious supercars like the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and Chevy Corvette ZR1, but also odder additions like a Volt, DeLorean, Toyota Camry and what we think is a Ferrari 308 or 328. We can also see some of the set where they'll be taping the in-studio segments, as well as the outdoor arena where they'll be testing cars.

As we mentioned yesterday, don't get too attached to the show's current name, The Car Show, despite its presence on a monitor in one of these images. Chances are it'll be changed by the time the show airs. That is, unless the show's producers can convince The Consumer Automotive Repair Show to give it up.



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      • 3 Years Ago
      any release date?
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Car Show, like The Man Show?
        • 3 Years Ago
        Blend the Man Show with Top Gear and you have a winner! We should be so lucky.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Matt Farah wow from youtube videos to Speed channel...that's how you do it congrats.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like California Speedway in Fontana, but I could be wrong.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I believe you are correct. Carrolla mentioned being in Fontana numerous times on the Podcast. Good eye.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, great spot on the 308, barely hiding in the background in that third photo. These pics are from the pilot episode, which was never really designed to make air. There is some gold in there, and those bits we will re-make for the series, but we definitely had some fun. All of us were really surprised at how well the chemistry worked during the pilot taping, especially considering the fact that we're honestly not using scripts. It's just real car guys doing their thing, which is what we feel people want to watch. I hope that when we make it to air in July that we will meet or exceed people's expectations. I know that it's taken me personally five years of making videos on the internet to get to this point, so I have no intention of screwing it up now. Just tune in and we'll do our best to take the British Motoring Show concept to a uniquely American perspective, and just go out, have fun, make you laugh, and maybe even learn something.

      -Matt Farah
        • 3 Years Ago
        Congrats on the gig, man, very well deserved. From what I've seen of the cast in past endeavors, it's a good collection of personalities and should make for some great chemistry on screen. Can't wait to tune in!
      • 3 Years Ago
      The 2011 is a big year for the compact segment with the new entries from Chevrolet, Hyundai, Ford and the others competing. Toyota is responding with a refreshed 2011 Corolla. You can got it first look at the Carolla auto show in Los Angeles.
      http://www.autolinemag.com/1789-glimpses-of-adam-carolla-the-car-show.html
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looking good, I think the idea of putting in regular cars into the Top Gear formula makes sense. Not econo-boxes every week, but add in some notice of cars that aren't Italian or German and in the six figures.
      • 3 Years Ago
      They might as well call it Gop Tear: 'Merica!

      .... and I'm okay with that.
      Lonnie Fletcher
      • 3 Years Ago
      YOU ASS HOLES CAN YOU SAY ZR1 , & SAVE $40,000 DOLLARS. TELL ADAM TO GO BACK 2 SEX THERAPHY BECAUSE HE DONT KNOW **** ABOUT CARS. THAT THAT CRYSTAL BALL HEADED DUDE IS WORST THAN ADAMS. GIVE THAT PUNK A DIAPER. IT APPARENT NONE OF THESE GUYS DONT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT CARS.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Carrolla gets on my last nerve, but, Dan Neil is far and away the best automotive journalist out there and I am happy to finally see some color on a car show, so....GOOD LUCK!

      The more car shows the more excuses I have to stay home with my remote control!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Im getting sick of these dumb-a@@ car shows.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Never really liked Adam Carolla in the man show, I think this show will be goofy. I know he's a car guy but cmon...seems to me he just needed another source of income.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Do you listen to his podcast? We make a daily family affair.
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