• May 5, 2012
Of the three "Top Gear" hosts, Richard Hammond may be the most sympathetic towards American tastes. He's made no secret of his love for American machinery, including our big-boned muscle cars and pickup trucks. Hammond even spent some time filming in our neck of the woods while working on his new show, "Crash Course." The series puts Hammond behind the wheel of the largest machinery on the planet, and not surprisingly, the first episode focuses solely on the monstrosities of America.

Hammond sat down with GQ to discuss the project as well as some of his favorite vehicles from the States. While cars like the 1969 Dodge Charger and 1968 Ford Mustang GT are obvious picks, Hammond also seems to favor creations like the modern Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and the Jeep Wrangler. Head over to Wired to take a look at the full list for yourself. "Crash Course" airs Mondays at 10 on BBC America.


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      jbm0866
      • 2 Years Ago
      Kudos to Hammond for choosing his personal favorites (for whatever reason) instead of just making a generic list of the most popular/well known American cars throughout the years. Also, Clarkson's America bashing does get a little ridiculous sometimes, but watching the Vietnam special makes it all worthwhile when you see him do a faceplant on his scooter right in the middle of an America bashing rant...LOL.
      dnsh
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like Hamster and May. Clarkson is way too over the top. The American bashing, whether it's schtick or not, is like a broken record at this point. Hypocritically, he blathers on about everything wrong about the US, but practically wets his Depends when he gets an American celebutard in the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car segment.
      Fun Bus
      • 2 Years Ago
      all american cars are ****, this is clearly all rubbish. pistonheads.com
      AnalogJesse
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's funny how much Brits love Jeeps. A British friend of mine has spent a ton of money importing RHD Jeeps to the UK over the years.
        aatbloke1967
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AnalogJesse
        Jeeps have been officially on sale via dealers in the UK too ... for short periods of time in the 1970s, then again from 1982-1984, and again since 1993 to date.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AnalogJesse
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      Dennis Baskov
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like Fabio
      Timothy Tibbetts
      • 2 Years Ago
      I always find it entertaining how they often diss on American cars while constantly referring to American culture usually at the same time (movies, music, etc).
        Pdexter
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Timothy Tibbetts
        I find it hilarious how one big show in UK that doesn't like some USA cars makes them pretty much flag burners and hate the whole country. Thankfully USA media doesn't make caricatures about different European cultures every single day... do you see Europeans complaining?
          Spellchecker
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Pdexter
          Who cares? Top Gear is an entertainment show. That's it. And most American cars are ill-suited for Europe. I'm European and have my own photography business. I do shoots from time to time for a company that imports American cars into Europe and I get to drive these cars to. Let me tell you, driving a new Dodge Durango, RAM Pickup or Challenger or Charger on our tight city roads is NO FUN. They're to wide and massive and finding a parking space is impossible.
        Pdexter
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Timothy Tibbetts
        I find it hilarious how one big show in UK that doesn't like some USA cars makes them pretty much flag burners and hate the whole country. Thankfully USA media doesn't make caricatures about different European cultures every single day... do you see Europeans complaining?
          gtv4rudy
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Pdexter
          Don't take the TopGear "US" teasing or ribbing too seriously. They are after all cousins so I think it's all in fun.
      Rich
      • 2 Years Ago
      Though I love the UK's Top Gear, Richard Hammond is my least favorite host. He is a man who thinks the Morgan is a super car, and will dish a $35,000 Camaro in favor of an $80,000 Mercedes as if the comparison was fair. Now he thinks an AMC Pacer was an America 10 Best. Give me a break!
        shan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Rich
        Arguing with someone's opinion isn't really a rational decision to make. You might as well fight over what color is the best...
      I_see_dead_pickles
      • 2 Years Ago
      Top Gear is tired. British humor. yawn. I dont care what those guys have to say.
        Fun Bus
        • 2 Years Ago
        @I_see_dead_pickles
        care enough to comment though? MORON.
      deeeznuuuts83
      • 2 Years Ago
      No Viper? No Caddys?
      That Mike
      • 2 Years Ago
      AB couldn't have pick a more happier/gayer pic than this.
      Spiel
      • 2 Years Ago
      Any list that doesn't include a '69 Camero SS is pointless.
      • 2 Years Ago
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