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Top Gear coming to USA

Fans of the juggernaut car show, Top Gear should be delighted to hear that a US version of the program is currently under production. For some reason its going to be on the History Channel where they’ve ordered up between 10 and 12 episodes and are now trying to find people to host them. 

Funny/car guy Adam Carolla broke the news on his CarCast show that he’s in the running for one of the three hosting spots. Other candidates remain somewhat of a mystery at this point, but Jay Leno has said he’s not interested. Personally I’m okay with that. 

On a lighter note, Jalopnik is offering a $5,000 reward for the pilot of Top Gear USA that was originally shot to air on NBC. The episode is said to have been hosted by Carolla, racer Tanner Foust and interior drapery design consultant Eric Stromer (Pictured). From Jalopnik:

“We know someone out there must have it. So we're willing to pay $5,000 to the first person who can provide us with a full copy of the unaired Carolla/Foust/Stromer NBC pilot of Top Gear USA.”

“There are some ground rules: Our standard contest rules apply. We expect you to stay within the bounds of the law. We reserve the right to limit, or restrict upon notice, participation in the Contest to any person at any time for any reason. Void where prohibited. So who's in? E-mail me directly at ray-at-jalopnik-dot-com.” (2)

Sources:

(1) http://jalopnik.com/5472105/top-gear-usa-alive-heading-to-history-channel

(2) http://jalopnik.com/5452084/jalopniks-5000-top-gear-usa-nbc-pilot-episode-challenge




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Brandon Seiler is a bonafide car guy, member of the Northwest Auto Press Association and proud Washingtonian. He covers the latest auto news, technology, and pretty much anything having to do with car culture. You don't have to like cars to read his blogs, you just have to be able to read.




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