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!

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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.

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

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DISCUSSION

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.