Top Gear, USA - ModernCamaro.com - 5th Generation Camaro Enthusiasts
The MC Lounge General Discussions. Disrespectful behavior will not be tolerated.
POLITICAL AND/OR RELIGIOUS CONTENT IS PROHIBITED

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 22 Old 06-16-2008, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
See You On Course
 
CUONCRS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 3,867
 
Top Gear, USA

Oh no!

http://jalopnik.com/5016790/first-ph...f-top-gear-usa


2010 Stock IBM 2SS/RS

I found $80 in my jeans pocket. The kid in me said "buy nerf guns and candy!" But then the adult in me said "buy vodka, nerf guns and candy!"

CUONCRS is offline  
post #2 of 22 Old 06-16-2008, 04:04 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,153
  
Without Leno, I just don't think this is going to work. With Leno, I had my doubts, without him, definately not. Adam Corolla thinks he's funnier than he actually is, the middle guy is what...Some kind of female eye candy/patrick swayze wannabe. The other guy can drive and has hosted a couple of shows...But nothing memorable.

Besides, part of what makes Top Gear, Top Gear is the wacky British humor that births some of the insane contests they do. If American's try to recreate that, it's just going to come off as cheesy.
Devryn is offline  
post #3 of 22 Old 06-16-2008, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
See You On Course
 
CUONCRS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 3,867
 
+1. Just run the British show here on primetime. You can't duplicate the recipe.

2010 Stock IBM 2SS/RS

I found $80 in my jeans pocket. The kid in me said "buy nerf guns and candy!" But then the adult in me said "buy vodka, nerf guns and candy!"

CUONCRS is offline  
post #4 of 22 Old 06-16-2008, 04:43 PM
Veteran Member
 
POWERFREAK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: NY
Posts: 7,873
  
Quote:
Originally Posted by Devryn View Post
Without Leno, I just don't think this is going to work. With Leno, I had my doubts, without him, definately not. Adam Corolla thinks he's funnier than he actually is, the middle guy is what...Some kind of female eye candy/patrick swayze wannabe. The other guy can drive and has hosted a couple of shows...But nothing memorable.
the 2 other guys...
Tanner Foust:

Tanner Foust is in high-demand as a stunt driver, with film credits including "The Bourne Ultimatum," "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift" and "The Dukes of Hazard." Foust is a winning competitor in rally, drift, ice racing and time attack with multiple champion podium placements including the 2007 X Games Rally Champion and 2007 Formula Drift Pro Drift Champion. His varied race experience includes open wheel competition, the Pikes Peak Hill Climb (2002 - 2004), five Ice Racing championships and the 2005 PGT Rally Championship. He also holds class lap records at numerous U.S. road courses in Time Attack. In addition, Foust also hosted "Supercars Exposed" for the SPEED channel. Foust's car of choice is a tricked-out M3.

Eric Stromer:

Eric Stromer, host of the HGTV show "Over Your Head," started life in construction and remodeling houses after a short acting career as a soap opera hunk was abruptly ended by a Styrofoam boulder on the set of "Santa Barbara." For 20 years he ran a successful building company before becoming the face of HGTV's hit show. He's a regular on Adam Carolla's nationally-syndicated radio show giving out construction advice, and also appears on TLC's "Clean Sweep," NBC's "Three Wishes" and is a special correspondent for "The Insider." Stromer prefers his Camry hybrid.

2010-2SS/RS/LS3/IBM/RP6: ECS-Paxton Supercharger / American Racing Headers & Exhaust / PFADT Suspension / DSS 9" 4.10 Rear / FOR SALE!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Taglane View Post
Powerfreak is the only one who actually understood anything.
POWERFREAK is offline  
post #5 of 22 Old 06-16-2008, 07:32 PM
Veteran Member
 
demonspeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 4,544
 
So Adam Carolla and this construction guy have what to do with cars?

www.fquick.com/demonspeed
Present: '02 SS #7146
Past: '89 IROC-Z|'91 Z28|'00 SS #0795|'01 Z28
demonspeed is offline  
post #6 of 22 Old 06-16-2008, 07:54 PM
Veteran Member
 
POWERFREAK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: NY
Posts: 7,873
  
Quote:
Originally Posted by demonspeed View Post
So Adam Carolla and this construction guy have what to do with cars?
I think Carolla is a "car guy"...the other is basically just a "TV Host" type.

2010-2SS/RS/LS3/IBM/RP6: ECS-Paxton Supercharger / American Racing Headers & Exhaust / PFADT Suspension / DSS 9" 4.10 Rear / FOR SALE!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Taglane View Post
Powerfreak is the only one who actually understood anything.
POWERFREAK is offline  
post #7 of 22 Old 06-16-2008, 09:07 PM
ModernCamaro.com Founder / Former Camaro Disciple
 
OctaneZ28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Chicagoland, IL
Posts: 11,842
           
Wow. Really bad choices.
It seriously would have been difficult to choose worse.

This show won't last 1 season.
NBC screws up another one!

2001 Camaro Z28 H/C/I LH6 A4 3.42

Like ModernCamaro.com on Facebook!
OctaneZ28 is offline  
post #8 of 22 Old 06-17-2008, 12:49 AM
Dark Side Moderator
 
Jinx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Burlington , NC
Posts: 2,665
  
As many racing legends and personalities that actually follow cars, in America, they could of done better. Hell, there are a lot race car drivers that have good TV personalities.


2005 Mustang GT-4.6L 3v /M5
2.3L Whipple Intercooled, 3.25'' pulley(11psi),FRPP 62mm TB, FRPP Stinger Axleback, UPR catted X-pipe, FRPP Handling Pack, 20'' Staggered Black Steeda Spyder Wheels, NT-05 Nittos, 3.73s, Hurst Shifter, and DF Centerforce Clutch
527rwhp, 479rwtq
Jinx is offline  
post #9 of 22 Old 06-17-2008, 08:46 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,153
  
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jinx View Post
As many racing legends and personalities that actually follow cars, in America, they could of done better. Hell, there are a lot race car drivers that have good TV personalities.
Danica Patrick probably could have helped make the show entertaining.
Devryn is offline  
post #10 of 22 Old 06-17-2008, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
See You On Course
 
CUONCRS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 3,867
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Devryn View Post
Danica Patrick probably could have helped make the show entertaining.
Yes!

Ok, I resisted all temptation, and put a clean picture here....


2010 Stock IBM 2SS/RS

I found $80 in my jeans pocket. The kid in me said "buy nerf guns and candy!" But then the adult in me said "buy vodka, nerf guns and candy!"

CUONCRS is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the ModernCamaro.com - 5th Generation Camaro Enthusiasts forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome