• Jan 29, 2013
Tanner Foust, Adam Ferrara and Rutledge Wood are set to return to our television screens. The trio are back in action for the third season of Top Gear USA, and this time around, they'll be exploring even farther flung destinations. From testing the best college car for a road trip to Mexico to building a machine capable of taking on the apocalypse, the guys have plenty of entertaining stunts planned for the new season. You can check out the first episode of the season tonight at 9:00 PM EST on the History Channel.

Can't wait that long? We've got a teaser from the crew's jaunt to Mexico below. You can watch the guys play an automotive cross between pin the tail on the donkey, pinata and tag in a massive mud pit with a trio of hoopties. Our money was on Foust and his Eagle Talon, but we've been wrong before. As always, it's not any fun unless someone's life is in danger.
Top Gear USA Season 3 Teaser


I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 71 Comments
      Kenny
      • 1 Year Ago
      I miss The Car Show. It was short-lived but pretty entertaining. In my opinion American Top Gear tries too hard to be like UK Top Gear. The standard UK Top Gear set is so high, other automotive TV programs are always going to have a hard time trying to make something likeable. I also find it strange that it's on the History Channel .
        al
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Kenny
        The car show was pretty fun but Carolla said the producers F'd it up. TG US is more open to explore and try new things which is always good.
        mark
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Kenny
        The car shows rules.
        Making11s
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Kenny
        I wanted to like the Car Show and found myself really enjoying the perspectives of Dan Neil and Matt Farah, but Carolla's schtick wore thin pretty quickly. That surprised me because I used to like his radio show. I even liked the time he wrote for Autoblog. (Remember that, Autoblog? Can you do that again?) To me The Car Show was a much worse impersonation of the original Top Gear than Top Gear USA, right down to the curmudgeonly main host. Unfortunately, Carolla simply wasn't a charming as Clarkson.
      Hunter Adams
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's, unfortunately, nothing like the original Top Gear.
      Schadenfreude
      • 1 Year Ago
      I was pretty jazzed about this when it first came out. Then the car news disappeared Then the celebrity lap disappeared Then the interviews disappeared Then the studio disappeared Even the stig only makes a cameo here and there. There's nothing left except the same rehashed challenges with 20 year old cars.
      Ryan
      • 1 Year Ago
      My interest in this program has dropped dramatically from when it first aired (and I was a big proponent). They seemed to have focused only on the "zainy comparison test" and are beating that horse to death. What about the epic comparison tests? What about the insane road tests? What about the continent spanning races? All those things seem to have been shelved for endless "what concession truck would you buy for $500" EPISODES! Not segments, but EPISODES dedicated to these brainless comparisons.
        Ryan Schneider
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ryan
        Your complaints stem more from lack of funding (due to MUCH lower ratings for the US version compared to the internationally-syndicated UK version) than anything. That just doesn't change the fact they nobody has been able to reproduce the wit, charm, and downright chemistry of Jezza, Hammond, and May.....
      AlBongo
      • 1 Year Ago
      No doubt about it, Top Gear USA is just plain bad. No matter how people see it, it is just plain awful. I'll stick with the real thing thank-you very much.
      capn233
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yeah, but now Top Gear (UK) is only delayed one week on BBC America. So...
      John
      • 1 Year Ago
      Getting better but they really need to do some road tests.
      Sgt Beavis
      • 1 Year Ago
      Unfortunately I was genuinely disappointed in this episode. The entire thing was about the challenge. There was no winner either. Of course no winner means no awesome car for them to test out. This was a bust. The producers and writers MUST do better than this. I'm no longer putting the blame on the cast for these episodes. At the very least, they are serviceable. I genuinely like Rutledge. Tanner is growing on me and Adam is that creepy uncle you have to be nice to. He serves his role well. Oh, and BRING BACK THE STIG YOU A-HOLES!
      • 1 Year Ago
      [blocked]
      FIDTRO
      • 1 Year Ago
      "I can't wait to watch!" -- said no one ever.
      Patrick Johnson
      • 1 Year Ago
      I watched most of Season 1. I gave it a chance. I watched Season 2 and when I got to the episode when they made their own limosines, I was out. You can't rip off Top Gear UK and then not be compared to it. For some reason, it was such a horrible rip-off and not even that funny, that I gave up. I haven't watched since. Clarkson, May and Hammond come across as unscripted -- I know they are scripted, but at least they make it look like they aren't -- where these three it almost feels like they are reading the "banter." Oh it's time for us to insult each other... where are those cue cards again? I don't care for it. Don't wish any ill will on these guys, but I do think it doesn't have the same umph as the UK version. Oh, and the car reviews are a joke. If they at least ripped some cars apart I would have more respect for it. Let me know if it gets any better.
      crshcrstr
      • 1 Year Ago
      ...it's not really an either/or choice, is it? I mean, if all you have is 10 hours of entertainment time every year, then by all means fill it with top gear UK and nothing else. But enjoying the US Version, Which is getting better and better, takes absolutely nothing away from your enjoyment of top gear UK. I'd still rather be caught watching this than half the crap on tv.
    • Load More Comments