We knew Top Gear was popular, but we didn’t know that they were this popular as international versions of the hit UK show have been sprouting up like Arnold Schwarzenegger’s offspring.

Word has already spread that China and South Korea will be getting their own versions of the show to add to a line-up that already includes the original UK show and other adaptations in the US, Australia, Russia, and Turkey. Now it looks like the show is getting ready to set up shop in another European country: the Netherlands.

According to reports, Dutch company, Sanoma Media, and media tycoon, John del Mol, are collaborating in releasing a Dutch version of Top Gear. The two figureheads in this endeavor are no strangers to the world of automobiles as the former is the publisher of the country’s biggest local car magazine, Autoweek, while the latter owns a local TV channel - Veronica - that broadcasts both Top Gear UK and Top Gear Australia.

In an interview with Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, Carter Duong, the interim channel manager for Veronica, commented that the timing is perfect to have a local Top Gear show on their network. “We think a wide audience will enjoy it," he said. "It will be a weekly car magazine in the broadest sense. Think of auto testing, traffic information, the latest models and automotive developments.”

This is great news for our friends over at the Netherlands. Apparently, two Top Gear shows aren’t enough, and if everything goes according to plan, they might get to enjoy their very own version of Top Gear.


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  (858) posted on 09.26.2011

I want to have the same or even similar to that, Its so cool hope to have version available in our country even. But now hand’s up to those makers of top gear they’re really the best.

  (708) posted on 08.12.2011

Yeah, I have seen this before that they are making a Chinese and Korean version for this car show. Well, I just hope that it would be as exciting and fun just like the original version.

  (379) posted on 08.12.2011

Yeah, I agree on that one. Its the same with the Top Gear US. We couldn’t admit that although the American version has earned a million viewer still there are a lot that can’t help but compare them in the original version.

  (939) posted on 08.12.2011

Well, with the growing popularity of Top Gear UK and US, I bet there are a lot of countries that wanted to revise a version for this car show. I was thinking if they will have their own Stig?hehe

  (745) posted on 08.12.2011

Nothing is best than the original! Well, its nice to hear that there are a lot of countries that like the UK show. However, I was thinking that either the Dutch, Chinese and Korean version will be just a shadow of the British show!

  (320) posted on 08.11.2011

Well, I think it is a good idea. Top Gear is very famous so it is a good thing that they will be going to show the two version of the said show at the Netherlands. Netherlands is a huge country and as far as I know, there are lots of car lovers out there. Hopefully, top gear can build-up to the whole version.

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