Top Gear USA Films On Location, Gives Us Dirty Looks

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I'm currently in Los Angeles for the North American launch of the 2011 Jaguar XJ. Who do you think I spotted filming on Mulholland Highway with a handful of test cars? Is that Top Gear USA? Yep!


Sentence fragments that relate to the images in the above gallery: Porsche 911, Ford Mustang, Hyundai Genesis Coupe, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution with a weird camera rig in the trunk. Mulholland Highway, part of which was controlled by cops. A producer-type person who glared at me when we stuck a camera out the window. Tanner Foust, looking kind of tired. Nifty Top Gear license plates. And a bunch of members of the California Highway Patrol.

Hardigree says I should have gone all Woodward and Bernstein and gotten myself arrested. Hardigree is a strange, strange man.

(Thanks to Stuart at Kilometer Magazine — we shared a car on the Jaguar drive — for taking the pics.)



If this was the UK Top Gear, the Mustang would be driven by Hammond, the 911 would be James May's pick, and the Genesis... Could you picture Clarkson in a Korean car?

He'd be happy in the Evo though, I'd imagine.