Top Gear USA Host Rutledge Wood Conquers Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race

Every year Toyota, a company that makes cars in a place called Japan, hosts a race where a bunch of celebrities and professionals race around in very reasonably priced cars (a Scion FR-S this year, for the first time) and then a nice amount of money is donated to charity. » 4/21/13 11:00am 4/21/13 11:00am

Ask Rutledge Wood Anything You Want About Top Gear And Tijuana

The new season of Yankee-flavored Top Gear debuts tomorrow night on History so we've invited co-host and L.L. Bean flannel model Rutledge Wood to come explain why he was driving around Tijuana, Mexico in an old VW van with a Mariachi band in the back. » 1/28/13 10:45am 1/28/13 10:45am

Top Gear USA Hosts Tempt Death By Corvair, Pinto And Samurai

Here's a a pair of exclusive photos from the set of next Tuesday's apple pie-flavored Top Gear on History, which reveal the boys will attempt to drive three infamous "dangerous cars" to the death: a Corvair, a Pinto, and a Samurai. Our money's on the Corvair. » 2/24/12 10:30am 2/24/12 10:30am

Top Gear USA Host Rutledge Wood Is Not A Cake-Eating Hipster

You'd think Rutledge Wood would have a chip on his shoulder, with all the crap he and his co-hosts get about Top Gear America. He doesn't. In fact, his family sends him links to all the horrible things people say about him and his co-hosts, and he just laughs. He's one funny, thick-skinned bastard with an awesome car… » 2/14/12 7:00pm 2/14/12 7:00pm

For $6,500, get Teddy Ruxpin's Roadmaster

Whether you love it or hate it, there's no denying that the U.S. edition of Top Gear has one thing going for it and that's resident beard-wearer, Rutledge Wood. Now, it's rumored that today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe
‘96 Roadmaster is the Rutster's, so it's got that going for it, but does its price give you wood? » 12/02/11 8:00am 12/02/11 8:00am

Rutledge Wood gets physical with Kyle Busch's wife

It's time for a little celebrity "Caption This" with none other than Top Gear USA star, funky wagon aficionado, and all around hilarious beard enthusiast Rutledge Wood. Joining him in this photo is giant loser-maker Jillian Michaels, Samantha Busch (Kyle Busch's wife), and those spectacular pink shorts. » 7/06/11 2:30pm 7/06/11 2:30pm

"Top Gear USA" returns July 24

The all-'Merican version of Top Gear USA returns to the History Channel for its second season of silliness on July 24. Given what happened in the off- season, we have high hopes for this one. Maybe they'll drag race desks. » 6/27/11 3:00pm 6/27/11 3:00pm

Top Gear USA's Rutledge Wood buys a Buick Roadmaster wagon

One of my favorite challenges from the first season of Top Gear USA pitted the hosts against one another in their favorite abandoned GM products. Rutledge Wood took the prize in a Buick Roadmaster Estate (and not just because the other hosts picked cars from abandoned brands). Perhaps as a "Thank You" for that victory,… » 5/17/11 9:45am 5/17/11 9:45am

Top Gear USA picked up for a second season

Top Gear USA, the American version of the popular British motoring show, must have been popular enough for HISTORY as Jalopnik just confirmed the network's picking up TGUSA for a second season with hosts Rutledge Wood, Adam Ferrara, and Tanner Foust. » 2/10/11 2:45pm 2/10/11 2:45pm