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AddAutoblog Podcast #358

Top Gear joins us, LA and Tokyo show previews

Episode #358 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth and Jeff Ross talk about the sights we'll see at the LA Auto Show and Tokyo Motor Show. Dan also had a chance to talk with Adam Ferrara, Tanner Foust and Rutledge Wood from Top Gear on History. We start with what's in the garage and finish up with some of your questions, and for those of you who hung with us live on our UStream channel, thanks for taking the time. You can follow along after the jump with our Q&A. Thanks fo

AddSubmit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #358 LIVE!

LA and Tokyo show preview, Top Gear USA

We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #358 tonight, and we'll cover the sights we're anticipating at the Los Angeles Auto Show and Tokyo Motor Show. Plus, Adam Ferrara, Tanner Foust and Rutledge Wood of Top Gear on the History Channel took time out to chat with us, too. You can download the podcast to hear those interviews, and in the meantime, check out the topics below, drop us your questions and comments via our Q&A module, and don't forget to subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if

34Amazing Forza Motorsport 5 commercial is 'world's fastest zoetrope'

In Filmspeed, the latest ad spot for Forza Motorsport 5, what at first seems like a video aided by computer-generated graphics suddenly becomes much cooler when you realize that it was shot with a high-speed video camera on a racetrack - with no help from computer generation - making it the "world's fastest zoetrope," as Rutledge Wood of Top Gear USA fame puts it. A McLaren MP4-12C acts as the camera car with Tanner Foust (also of Top Gear USA fame) at the wheel, and the camera's subject is a se

25Rutledge Wood wins Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race in Long Beach

Rutledge Wood took home the checkered flag at this year's Toyota Pro/Celebrity race at the Grand Prix of Long Beach. The Top Gear USA presenter, Fox Sports commentator and Honda Wagovan owner managed to take pole position in qualifying, but lost his lead early in the race to Mark Steines. Steines has competed in the Pro/Celebrity race four times so far, but the Hallmark channel host of Home and Family couldn't quite hold on to the lead. Wood eventually made up the ground he had lost for the win.

36Watch Top Gear USA try to outrun The Stig in an apocalyptic Camry

The Stig makes his return to Top Gear USA on the History Channel tonight, though it looks like the circumstances could be better. The upside is that Rutledge Wood, Adam Ferrara and Tanner Foust appear to have built themselves a Road-Warrior-iffic late-1990s Toyota Camry complete with an electric fence. The Stig chases down his prey with, naturally, a Panther. Seems appropriate.

AddAutoblog Podcast #320

Chicago Auto Show, Holden VF Commodore, Top Gear USA Interview, Driving To The Arctic Circle

71Top Gear USA returns tonight [w/video]

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 t

65Top Gear USA returns Aug. 14 for 16-episode season

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).

2Autoblog Podcast #271

Top Gear USA joins us, Ferrari F620, Lamborghini Aventador and Land Rover Evoque convertibles

4Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #271 LIVE with the Top Gear crew!

We record Episode #271 of the Autoblog Podcast tonight, and we'll be joined by Rutledge Wood, Tanner Foust, and Adam Ferrara from the History Channel's Top Gear USA. You can drop us your questions via our Q&A module below, check out our discussion topics or chime in to help determine what else the crew chats about this evening. Subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so, and if you want to take it all in live, tune in to our UStream (audio only) channel at 10:

72Top Gear USA Season 2 Preview, with bonus Stig lap [w/video]

America's very own version of Top Gear is set to hit airwaves for its second season. A new round of hijinks on the History Channel begins July 24. Seeing as the Top Gear Test Track sits just 15 minutes from your author's house, we thought it might be nice to pop in and pay the guys a visit. We wound up getting more than we bargained for, however, because The Stig was also on set... armed with the keys to a Lotus Evora S.

78U.S. Top Gear returns July 24

The Fourth of July is right around the corner, which means fireworks, alcohol-fueled patriotism and dogs hiding under beds. July also holds another day on the calender that's cause for celebration, at least for fans of U.S. Top Gear. Tanner Foust, Adam Ferrara and Rutledge Wood are back for season two, which premieres July 24 at 10pm EST on the History Channel.

21Top Gear USA host Rutledge Wood picks up a Buick Roadmaster wagon

Rutledge Wood, part of the Top Gear trio here in the States that went out to find the best car from GM's recent past, (wisely) picked a Buick Roadmaster as his steed. He then used the wagon to wind up victorious over the choices of his co-hosts. Now, Rutledge has shown that he truly cares about the LT1-powered five-door, as he just purchased a 1996 example to put in his own driveway.

33Charlotte NASCAR Nationwide race renamed Top Gear 300

In an effort to gain some viewership, Top Gear America has teamed up with NASCAR to rename the May 28 Nationwide Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway the Top Gear 300. To tease season two of the American spinoff of the so-far superior English car show, clips from Top Gear America will be broadcast during the race.

76James May explains why he already hates the hosts of Top Gear USA

James May hates Tanner Foust, Rutledge Wood and Adam Ferrara. Before you Top Gear USA haters get too excited at that last sentence, let us explain further. James May hates the Top Gear USA presenters... because he believes they are destined for greatness.

183Review: Top Gear USA - the first episode [w/poll]

Not The Original, But Not Bad, Either

36Interview: Top Gear USA hosts go on the record with Autoblog

Top Gear USA hosts Tanner Foust, Rutledge Wood and Adam Ferrara [Image: Jeremy Cowart]

84Top Gear USA could just become your second favorite automotive television show

Top Gear USA runs with the bulls – Click above to watch video after the jump

90Top Gear spotted in North Carolina [UPDATE]

Top Gear is here in the United States. No, not the Top Gear USA team of Tanner Foust, Adam Ferrara and Rutledge Wood but the blokes from the BBC. Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond have been spotted driving a trio of excellent exotics in the Blue Ridge section of North Carolina.

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