December 21, 2010
My Theory on Top Gear USA...
Stee and I were saying the other day how watching the US edition of Top Gear is the equivalent of driving a Pontiac Fiero with a Ferrari body kit and how it's not that far from Autoline Detroit but with some fancy photography and hipster plaid.
This, of course, is strange as it's produced by the same team as the real thing, so here is my theory: the only reason Top Gear USA exist is to remind you how good the original BBC version is!
To wit two clips that illustrate, in my opinion, everything that Top Gear USA is not.
Clarkson has a new DVD out called "Italian Job" it's all about Italian cars driven in Italy so of course he starts off by going to some god forsaken part of England to drive an American car and, shall we say, give his unvarnished opinion...
And then of course, there is this priceless gem..
There you have it, no hair on the tongue and humor, along with chemistry and originality is precisely what is lacking in cheesy body kits.
Oh and let me add this one (via @ScarbsF1)