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… » 4/10/13 3:43pm 4/10/13 3:43pm

Jalopnik's $5000 Top Gear USA NBC Pilot Episode Challenge

With the Late Night Wars carpet-bombing NBC's 10:00 slot, the network's hurriedly scrounging for filler. One show they're not contemplating? The ill-fated cargasm, Top Gear USA. Was the pilot so horrendous it's unwatchable? We've got $5,000 to find out. » 1/21/10 1:30pm 1/21/10 1:30pm

NBC Cuts Top Gear USA Due To Knight Rider Failure

Due to the failure of Knight Rider and expected production costs, NBC has decided to pass on Top Gear USA. The BBC's shopping the US rendition of the hit show to interested cable outlets. » 12/11/08 9:17pm 12/11/08 9:17pm

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 although…

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 be… » 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

Eric Stromer Hits Adam Carolla's Radio Show, Adds Doilies, Wainscoting

Among the personalities planned for Top Gear USA, Eric Stromer is the "who?" among the three. So when he made an appearance on Adam Carolla's radio show, our ears perked up. After listening to the broadcast, we learned the plan for the show is not to do an American version of the British programme, but rather to… » 6/19/08 1:00pm 6/19/08 1:00pm

Who Is Eric Stromer?

As part of our coverage of the announcement of the Top Gear USA pilot, we've put together a special feature on each of the three co-hosts. First was Adam Carolla, then Tanner Foust and lastly, Eric Stromer. Meet Eric Stromer, recently announced member of our Top Gear USA host trio and lover of the Toyota Camry hybrid.… » 6/16/08 1:30pm 6/16/08 1:30pm

Can A US Version Of Top Gear Succeed?

With today's announcement that Top Gear USA is actually, finally, press-release-sent-out confirmed by NBC as a pilot (we'll have to see whether it gets picked up as a full series), we're now ready for the next round of speculation to begin. » 6/16/08 12:00pm 6/16/08 12:00pm

Top Gear Officially Coming To NBC!

It's official — Adam Carolla, Tanner Foust and Eric Stromer will be the threesome of hosts for NBC's US version of the greatest driving show ever — Top Gear. We've got the full press release with all the details on Top Gear USA below the jump.

UPDATE #1: Looks like Strommer will be the US version's James May — he… » 6/16/08 11:12am 6/16/08 11:12am