Articles Tagged 'Top Gear USA'

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Top Gear Thursday: Richard Hammond on the 130-Car Crash in Kent

“There’s nothing nastier than fog,” wrote Richard Hammond last week after an astounding 130-car pile-up on a highway bridge in Kent, on England’s south east coast. Dozens of people were injured as wave after wave of cars entered the dense fog and were unable to stop before hitting already immobile vehicles. Witnesses said the series […]

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Top Gear Thursday: An Amusing South African Interview with the Boys

Often, when our favorite triumvirate travels around the world for Top Gear events, they are interviewed by local media. That’s what happened when James May, Jeremy Clarkson, and Richard Hammond went to the Top Gear Festival in Durban, South Africa earlier this year. Among the questions the presenters tackled: “What’s the best car to have […]

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Top Gear Thursday: Wolverine and The Stig – ‘Best Mates’?

Wolverine in a Reasonably Priced Car? Yup, that’s what you’ll see when actor Hugh Jackman takes to the Top Gear track in next week’s show, premiering Monday July 29, 8:30p/7:30c on BBC AMERICA. Of course, the Australian film and stage actor makes his Top Gear debut as his new X-Men spinoff, The Wolverine, hits movie […]

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Top Gear Thursday: Can James May Avenge England’s World Cup Defeat?

They said it couldn’t be done: no way could James May make a penalty kick (yes, we’re talking soccer, folks) in front of 20,000 screaming German fans. And to add to the pressure, James took the penalty at the exact spot where England was knocked out of the 2006 World Cup. It’s just another example […]

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Top Gear Thursday: Jeremy, James and Richard – and Phineas and Ferb!

Top Gear may be the most-watched factual program in the entire world, but you know the show has really made it when its hosts are asked to make a guest appearance on the animated show Phineas and Ferb. Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond will voice the characters of car race commentators in an […]

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Top Gear Thursday: BBC Car Website Goes to the Detroit Auto Show

BBC Autos is at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The new website wrote about the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stringray, the seventh generation of the iconic American sports car, which previewed on the eve of the Detroit car show. “Though initial reactions to its styling have been mixed,” said BBC Autos, “there is […]