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Top Gear on TV

Top Gear on TV

My new favorite television show is about cars, unsurprisingly enough, and it's called Top Gear. Produced in the U.K., the show has been appearing on BBC Two since 2002. It recently got U.S. exposure from being picked up by the Discovery Channel. The show's three hosts, Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond, review cars in ways most auto journalists can only dream about. In one sequence, Jeremy drives a Lotus Exige while trying to avoid weapons lock from an Apache helicopter. In another, the three hosts take convertible versions of the Audi TT, the Chrysler Crossfire, and the Nissan 350Z to Iceland and have a drag race on the beach. Unfortunately, the Discovery Channel doesn't air full shows but cuts in segments it feels will appeal to an American audience. I've watched a few of the original shows recorded from BBC Two, and I enjoy them immensely. I highly recommend either looking for the Discovery Channel airings or taking a trip to the U.K. to spend a few weeks watching BBC Two.