We’ve waited long enough for this show to finally hit American television and now that we’re drawing closer and closer to Top Gear’s – the US version, that is - debut on the History Channel, we’ve been given a first look at what we’re all in store for in the coming months.

We already know that Top Gear US will be hosted by the troika of Tanner Foust, Adam Ferrara, and Rutledge Wood and while these three have enormous shoes to fill to even come close to replicating the success enjoyed by its more established British counterparts – Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond – this video, which is actually the first official trailer of the show, gives us a pretty good indication of how Foust, Ferrara, and Rutledge work together.

From what we saw, there seems to be good chemistry among the three – not to the level of Clarkson, May, and Hammond; but it’s there – and they even went as far as coming up with their own quirky challenges, including the featured challenge of running the best $1,000 car through a “moonshine” run dirt course, a challenge that all three hosts will participate in.

We only got a glimpse of Ferrara’s supposed lap time on board a ‘76 Cadillac Deville and by all accounts, he used up every square inch of that car he could use just to cross the finish line. As for Foust and Rutledge and their respective lap times, well, we’re going to have to catch the pilot episode of Top Gear US to find out.


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  (392) posted on 10.7.2010

This show is going to . They are disgracing the Top Gear name by trying to make this a show.

  (158) posted on 09.28.2010

It looks pretty good, the cinematography is a huge part of the show, and they have done that right. Plus the airstrip location looks great, typical western dessert scene, with the mountains in the background. Too bad they couldn’t get Adam Corolla, he would have been perfect for this show. But I’ll still be watching for sure.

  (1332) posted on 08.9.2010

No, it doesn’t work both ways like that: The trailer consists of 30 seconds of the best footage. If you can’t get that too look interesting, then the full production show is obviously lacking. You can’t deem a movie brilliant by it’s trailer, but you sure as hell can deem it worthless...

  (2) posted on 08.9.2010

I am sorry, but watching this makes me want to shoot myself in the head with a large calibre bullet.....NO-ONE should copy top gear, leave it to the english chaps by the names of Jeremy, Hammond and May

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