...On the HISTORY channel for crying out loud! 11-22-10 first show. I stumbled across it this past weekend and decided to watch. It was MIND NUMBING. The original hosts for the BBC version are pictured above. The chemistry between these three men is wonderfully funny.
The American hosts are so forgettable I didn't even bother to get their names but they could easily be replaced by Jay Leno (Who didn't want the job), Drew Cary and Jack Black. The three amigos raced Lambo's and they went very fast. Unless you are actually IN the car, there is not much of a thrill watching unless you are expecting a crash. The British hosts have completely done away with stiff upper lips and chortle, bellow, scream all while going 0 to 60 in 3.2 seconds. I didn't even know what flappy paddle gears were until I watched THE ORIGINAL. Hey History Channel...you need to do some thinking about this show. I VASTLY prefer ENDLESS RERUNS of the ORIGINAL TOP GEAR. Rule Britannia!