While it still hasn't earned the cult-like following of the original Top Gear (currently aired on the BBC), our own Top Gear USA is getting better and better with each subsequent episode. Rutledge Wood, Adam Ferrara and Tanner Foust are developing much-needed chemistry and the show is entertaining (even if you aren't a car guy).

That said, Top Gear USA has earned enough kudos (aka advertising dollars) to warrant a third season, complete with sixteen new episodes (six will be aired before the holiday break, followed by another ten early next year). Add those to the 26 episodes already shot during the first two seasons, and trio have hosted enough shows for a solid DVD collection. Catch the trio near the end of summer, as the first episode is scheduled to air on August 14 on the History Channel.


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      Malik Abuelaileh
      • 2 Years Ago
      Adam makes this show PAINFUL to watch.
      StephenT
      • 2 Years Ago
      When they moved it away from it's Sunday night time slot I lost track of it. I probably only watched two episodes of this past season because I forgot which night it was on.
        snap_understeer_ftw
        • 2 Years Ago
        @StephenT
        you missed a heckuva lot...the show definitely improved episode by episode No lie it started slow but it picked up steam in content, cohesion, wackiness and pretty much every other aspect, making it into its own in a good way. Do yourself a favor and download and watch the rest of season 1 :)
          TrippulG3
          • 2 Years Ago
          @snap_understeer_ftw
          If you're pointing to season 1 as the high water mark for this show, I'll pass. I tried to give it a chance when it first came out, but after those 6 episodes (5 actual episodes, plus a "best-of"...really?)...I just couldn't force myself to watch anymore. The lack of chemistry and the forced attempts at humor were seriously painful. Tanner was the only one who offered anything meaningful and worth watching to the show. Keep him, ditch the other two clowns, and maybe I'll be enticed to watch again.
        Teddy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @StephenT
        DVR?
      J D
      • 2 Years Ago
      This sucks. It only means we'll have to wait again for Top Gear UK to get shown here in the USA. The BBC doesn't want the USA version and the UK version to overlap, so here in the USA, we get stuck with Top Queer while the rest of the world gets the best show on television. Again, this truly sucks. The Car Show was eleventy billion times better than Top Gear USA, but the good show gets canceled and the terrible show just keeps going and going and going and going....
      Chris Raymond
      • 2 Years Ago
      Show is getting better and better. Will never be as good as the brit version, but who cares I like watching both. I have a lot respect for Tanner, that dude can drive the sh#t out of anything!
      SteveM
      • 2 Years Ago
      Glad to have the show back. Almost any car show is entertaining, and these guys are getting good.
      mr.vw
      • 2 Years Ago
      I can't stand this show, I'd rather read a book! Too much fromage for me!! With Top Gear UK I can't get enough, I even watch the re-runs time to time.
      Reuben
      • 2 Years Ago
      this show will never attract major viewership with the current hosts and their style of dress - they look like vacant lot-living, homeless people...they do not give the appearance of educated, experienced adults whose opinions on high-end cars you would seek...for that matter, their disheveled, worn apparel is an affront to their potential audience - you are asking people to let you into their homes - these guys look like they would urinate in it.
        Leather Bear
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Reuben
        Sounds like you've got your cable shows and networks mixed up. FYI, Project Runway is on Lifetime and Say Yes to the Dress is on TLC. You're welcome.
      Ben Doolittle
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Top Gear USA glass top table should really be a V8. That oversight has always bothered me.
        captnclintock
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ben Doolittle
        A Chevy small block would be a good option. Personally I would go for a Viper V10 block, because that's more interesting.
      vagvoba
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm still waiting for a car review where in the end they all declare a major manufacturer's major model rubbish. They are way too balanced. Even when one of them doesn't like the car, the others will have to love it. They need to make sure they don't upset a manufacturer so that the ad revenues keep on flowing to History Channel. This can never happen at BBC which is not sponsored by ads. There Clarkson and the others could easily call the new Ford Focus or Honda Accord rubbish that works better when it's dropped from 10000 feet.
      Muttons
      • 2 Years Ago
      Season 2 focused on challenges and had almost no car tests. Wish they would drop the big star small car shenanigans and focus more on tests. Surely they've have been cut for longer challenges and they are working with a format 1/3 shorter than the UK version, but I'd rather see sweet ass cars then a washed up actor or musician driving a Suzuki.
        Goatman
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Muttons
        I wonder if they were having issues getting enough new cars to test from manufacturers. I personally much prefer the "reviews" Top Gear UK style versus the challenges in the old beaters.
      J W
      • 2 Years Ago
      We will never have a carbon copy of top gear UK. The process they have filming and paying for it is completely different then a US produced show. If you've seen every show and still don't like it, get over it and find something else. Be happy new car shows are starting to pop up in American TV listings. If you can do better, stop crying online and come up with your own show and pitch it to a network . Thumbs up from me for US Top Gear. I enjoy watching it.
      _Wa2
      • 2 Years Ago
      Can we please just have the ORIGINAL version?...
        Dvanos
        • 2 Years Ago
        @_Wa2
        Amen!! I just have a hard time watching this show I just can't stand any of the characters. Just bring the original version please!! I really enjoy all the roads and places they visit all over Europe makes it feel like a brief 1 hour vacation.
        Dave
        • 2 Years Ago
        @_Wa2
        Half of BBC America's programming consists of TGUK reruns. When I record a new episode on my DVR I have to search through the other fifty showings of TGUK for that week.
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