Richard Hammond On A Crash Course To America

You've read about our bug-infested behind-the-scenes sneak peek, now it's time to experience the whole thing. Richard Hammond's Crash Course, the Hamster's solo tour of America and its biggest, baddest rides, is set to debut next month on BBC America. » 3/16/12 4:30pm 3/16/12 4:30pm

Top Gear's Richard Hammond Has A Special Message For Jalopnik Readers

There's obviously a strong affinity between Top Gear's millions of viewers and Jalopnik readers — some who have even stalked the hosts in our name. I recently had the pleasure of hanging out with Richard Hammond and asked him if he wanted to say anything to Jalopnik's readers. » 2/21/12 2:00pm 2/21/12 2:00pm

Ryan Reynolds Is Officially Better Than Tom Cruise

British motoring show Top Gear is a popular stop on the U.K. interview circuit for two reasons: 1.) It's the most watched show... in the world; 2.) Entertainers get to measure up against their peers on a race track. In last night's episode, Ryan Reynolds takes on Tom Cruise's time. It's charming. » 2/13/12 10:30am 2/13/12 10:30am

Top Gear India Special: Video Open Thread

Is your torrent of the Top Gear India episode not yet done? Then join our open thread and argue about how a trio of aging Brit cars might or mightn't promote trade between Britain and the former colony, and future superpower, and how the episode compares with special episodes' past. » 12/28/11 6:00pm 12/28/11 6:00pm

Jeremy Clarkson says striking workers should be "executed in front of…

Are you a government employee on strike? Like Top Gear? Here's what Jeremy Clarkson thinks of you: "I'd have them all shot. I would take them outside and execute them in front of their families." Clarkson made the characteristically over-the-top remark on The One Show, a daily, magazine-type program on BBC One. » 11/30/11 3:31pm 11/30/11 3:31pm

Yes, this man has a tattoo of Top Gear's James May on his thigh

A tattoo is a deeply personal act of bodily adornment; asking why a person chooses something is not always a reasonable question. Still, and despite our rabid love for "Captain Slow," we cannot understand why someone would want a portrait of Top Gear's James May on his thigh for the rest of his life. » 11/24/11 12:30pm 11/24/11 12:30pm

How the Stig tried to kill me

It turns out The Stig doesn't like it when you tell him halfway through a hot lap of Top Gear's UK test track, "I think Schumi was faster through here." How do I know? Because I told him just that. The result? He tried to scare me to death. Watch and see for yourself. » 7/29/11 10:30am 7/29/11 10:30am