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Report: Richard Hammond admits regret over Top Gear Mexico remarks

Richard Hammond apologized this week for his offensive remarks about Mexicans during a Top Gear segment discussing the Mastretta MXT earlier this year. Hammond s

Rumormill: Production started on Top Gear China

This didn't take long. Word on the web is that the minds behind Top Gear are moving to produce a version of the show just for The People's Republic. The report comes courtesy of TheTycho, and apparently an insider at the country's CCTV has confirmed that Top Gear China has been given the go-ahead. Hosts have already been selected and filming is underway right now in Beijing. The show is supposed to be broadcast from the nation

Video: Top Gear caught filming in NY with SLS AMG, 458 Italia and 911 GT3 RS

Top Gear filming in New York City – Click above to watch the video after the jump

The Stig's favorite car is... the Toyota Aygo? [w/video]

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Jeremy Clarkson calls The Stig a 'Greedy Tw*t' [w/poll]

It would seem that the vitriol between the trio of presenters on Top Gear and Ben Collins, the man behind the Stig's helmet, isn't just for show. During a recent charity event, Jeremy Clarkson, arguably the leader of the TG three amigos, made it clear just how he feels about Collins' unmasking of himself by calling the former tame racing driver "The Greedy Tw*t." That's certainly

Some say that Top Gear will viciously kill off The Stig

When murmurings began hitting the web that the man who plays The Stig was itching to publish his memoirs, we knew it was only a matter of time before the character met his end on the BBC's Top Gear. According to The Sun, James May has hinted that White Stig will be dealt with in the same manner as his predecessor, Black Stig. As you may recall, Black S

BBC loses court battle to block the Stig book

The Stig has taken another step toward shrugging off the shackles of the BBC. As you may recall, Top Gear's tame racing driver recently locked horns with the Beeb after he made it clear he wanted to publish his memoirs. The show's producers found issue with text, saying that revealing his i

VIDEO: Fully Charged takes on BBC, Mitsubishi for i-MiEV depreciation story

Fully Charged host Robert Llewellyn discussing controversial BBC article – Click above to watch a video after the break

Report: BBC blocking The Stig's memoirs

Some say he's a literary giant, and that a portion of his autobiography is featured on the Rosetta Stone. All we know is, he's ticked off the BBC bosses by seeking to publish his memoirs. According to UKPA and ESPN, the tame racing driver has written the tale of his life and wants to share it with the world. The only problem is doing so would violate the confidentiality agreement in the Stig's contract

Some say the BBC is launching an investigation... all we know is, he's not The Stig

It would seem that someone is going through the trouble of staging an elaborate ruse by pretending to be none other than The Stig – at least, according to the BBC. An article in the North-West Evening Mail says that one Martin Perzylo recently spotted a suspiciously mute, white-suited individual blasting down the M55 in a Porsche. Perzylo followed the figure for

Video: Honda hires ex-Top Gear presenter Barlow for CR-Z film

Jason Barlow in the Honda CR-Z in Japan – Click above to watch video after the jump

Adam Carolla explains why he's not doing Top Gear USA

Ah yes,Top Gear USA. We had nearly given up hope for the American version of the hit British television series until friend-of-Autoblog Adam Carolla let slip details of the series' subsequent resuscitation on The History Channel during a taping of one of his CarCast episodes. At the time, it was thought that Ca

Report: Top Gear seen filming segment on erupting Icelandic volcano

It probably could have been foreseen that an erupting volcano in Iceland would be an irresistible lure for Top Gear. The smell of lava in the gave James May, Jeremy Clarkson, and Richard Hammond the urge to outfit a vehicle and drive from Reykjavik to the top of the caldera. Specifically, rather, it gave them the urge to get a vehicle outfitted by Arctic Trucks to make the

Report: BBC planning Top Gear video game

The BBC is planning to turn some of its most popular shows into video games, and along with Doctor Who and a kiddie show called The Night Garden, the Beeb is considering a console version of our favorite motoring show, Top Gear. There's not a lot (or any) information on how the Top Gear game will work, but we do know that the BBC is most interested in creating the games for the Nintendo DS and Nintendo Wii. Howeve

Report: Swiss Ferrari driver hit with record $290,000 speeding fine

Switzerland doesn't mess around when it comes to speeding tickets. Get caught with a lead foot in the land of Alpine vistas and serious chocolate and the cost of your transgression won't be based on a flat rate for the infraction, it will be based on how wealthy you are. An unnamed driver of a Ferrari Testarossa found this out the hard way when he was caught driving 85 miles per hour through the village of St. Gallen. According to the BBC

Top Gear Cool Wall lands in iTunes app store

The Top Gear Cool Wall ranks cars in four categories, from Seriously Uncool to Sub Zero (which is really, really cool), using a highly unscientific method that no one can get an exact grip on. If you're hooked on trying to figure out whether a car is beyond uncool, like the Fiat Panda, or Sub Zero, like the Ford GT, then there's an app for that.

Top Gear brings the firepower, named UK's favorite show of the decade

As fellow car fanatics, it's often hard for us Statesiders to get a clear picture as to how big of a phenomenon Top Gear really is over in the UK. After all, we hardly have a proper frame of reference – the only car shows that really draw significant audience shares in America are the 500s (your choice of Daytona or Indianapolis), and everything else is comparatively minor – from failed series attempts like Chris Paukert

Top Gear crew responds to gay audience kerfuffle by bringing on the Village People. Sort of.

What to Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May all have in common with the Village People? Well, nothing really, except for the fact that all of them were present and accounted for at last Sunday's taping of Top Gear in Britain. Sort of... actually, it was four men that the BBC crew hired to dress up like the stereotypically gay musical group of "Y.M.C.A." and "Macho Man" fame.

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