I was at the Top Gear USA NBC Pilot Episode

This hasn't come up in quite some time. It's actually Ray Wert era Jalopnik, but I was just daydreaming about my trip to LA to see the first episode of what would eventually be the first of two different Top Gear USA series. I assume nothing ever came of the Jalopnik challenge as I'm sure the pilot would have ended up… » 4/10/13 4:44pm 4/10/13 4:44pm

The Car Show hosts transform into giant wieners for soapbox derby

In my dreams, I am an eagle, gliding above mountains and plains, diving for the silver flash of a salmon. In my nightmares, Dan Neil dons a hot-dog costume and shouts at me through a bullhorn. Here's a new clip of stuntwork from Adam Carolla's "The Car Show," due to be yanked from the hot wiener water this Wednesday… » 7/12/11 4:30pm 7/12/11 4:30pm

Top Gear USA Host Eric Stromer Rolls Camry Hybrid In Hollywood

Midafternoon last Wednesday, Top Gear USA host Eric Stromer » 11/15/08 9:00pm 11/15/08 9:00pm's Toyota Camry Hybrid flipped after being hit from behind while traveling through the streets of Hollywood. The blow slid the car up onto a curb and the car rolled up onto it's passenger side. A decidedly stoic palm tree put a stop to the proceedings…

EXCLUSIVE: US Top Gear To Put Howie Mandel And Melanie B In…

Well folks, we've now heard from two separate sources that the reasonably-priced car that Adam Carolla, Tanner Foust and Eric Stromer will drop stars behind the wheel of will be none other than the Kia Rio. But that's not all we've learned. Our sources also tell us the first two stars to sit behind the wheel will… » 7/25/08 6:15pm 7/25/08 6:15pm

Top Gear US Filming In-Studio Audience Segment This Weekend, Want To Go?

According to a casting call for on-camera audiences, Top Gear USA's filming the in-studio segment for their pilot episode this weekend out in sunny Los Angeles. Interested in standing around for hours on end? Want to see whether Adam Carolla, Tanner Foust and Eric Stromer can pick up the mantle from Jezza and the UK… » 7/23/08 10:00am 7/23/08 10:00am

Adam Carolla: Top Gear For "Real Gearheads"

Adam Carolla, car guy, comedian and now, the new host of the US-Spec version of Top Gear, took a break from show-prep to talk to Popular Mechanics about the new NBC show. PopMech manages to get Carolla to reveal a lot about the show, including answers on why the ZR1 isn't top on his list of cars to review, his issues… » 6/24/08 4:30pm 6/24/08 4:30pm