What do YOU think makes Top Gear great?

We just posted a link to a really good Buddy TV post on the things that make Top Gear great.

But one thing they miss, one thing that’s hard for them to capture is that everyone we know, everyone we meet seems to have a personal story about why they feel so connected to James, Jeremy, Richard, and the show on the whole.

So what’s your story?  What makes Top Gear great to you?

Three guys, a production team, a channel, and a Stig want to know.

Where my knowledge of British culture comes from
British Television: The Next Best Thing to Being There, I Assume

Where my knowledge of British culture comes from

British Television: The Next Best Thing to Being There, I Assume

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One day, you wake up and think, “Oh God, it’s today, isn’t it? Today’s the day I’ve gotta have a minivan.” And then you accept your fate and shuffle into middle age and trundle about. But me, I drove a bulldozer over one. I saved some people from that awful fate, and that’s good of me. It’s a service I provide.
Richard Hammond in a Q&A with Men’s Journal about Crash Course

Watch the World Premiere Trailer for ‘Richard Hammond’s Crash Course’

via the brand new bbcamerica tumblr:

Top Gear’s Richard Hammond has a new show debuting on BBC America titled ‘Crash Course’ (April 16 at 10/9cand Wired’s The Underwire blog has the trailer:

Richard Hammond drives a Bugatti Veyron on Top Gear, no sweat. But on Richard Hammond’s Crash Course, he’s inside an Abrams A1M2 tank. It’s mayhem in the name of modern machinery — multi-car pileups, rampant street fires and loose goats.

That sums up the first trailer for Hammond’s upcoming project with BBC America. Richard Hammond’s Crash Course follows one of the United Kingdom’s favorite gearheads as he travels the United States to get behind the wheel of some massive, outlandish vehicles (a trash compactor, an airport fire responder, the tank above). In each episode, Hammond meets the people who operate the vehicles daily, trains in their use and then tries to prove his competency.

Also at Wired: a great interview with Richard on their Storyboard podcast.

Click through to watch the trailer because we didn’t gif the punchline. We’re very proud of it. And by ‘it’ we mean the goat. It was his best performance yet.

Top Gear Season 18 Coming to BBC America *April 16*

via Britscene:

Good news for gearheads this weekend as BBC America have announced that the worldwide smash Top Gear will return to our screens for its 18th season on April 16. With the announcement sees the arrival of the first trailer and images for the new season and I can tell you, it looks just as exciting as the previous 17.

The new trailer and images gives us a sneak peak at whats to come and features Ray Winstone, Richard at the NASCAR, James on a rather bizarre lap of Dunsfold, a flying man with wings, Jeremy in a wig blowing up a caravan, a C63 AMG Black in a cloud of tyre-smoke and a new, dapper incarnation of the Stig!

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Watching old episodes of Top Gear is like listening to a favorite album. Sure it came out years ago but it also never stopped being awesome.
(Top Gear Series 3 is on BBC America tonight. Just thought you should know.) XD

Watching old episodes of Top Gear is like listening to a favorite album. Sure it came out years ago but it also never stopped being awesome.

(Top Gear Series 3 is on BBC America tonight. Just thought you should know.) XD

Reblogging our own post for great justice.
Voting for the BBC America Costume Contest closes soon and we at @TopGear_BBCA want Ashley to win. Please help a small Tumblr for a tiny little BBC show fulfill it’s dream.
For other costume categories, vote by clicking on these words.The winners in each of the 5 categories win a $50 gift certificate to the BBC America Shop.
shellygrrl:

topgear:

There’s a 70’s era Hamster in the BBC America Costume Contest
We took a look through the BBC America Costume Contest and found what we expected — plenty of Doctor Who, Torchwood and Primeval… and then we saw this: a woman dressed up as Hamster from “The Interceptors” (Season 17 Episode 5).

Please go vote for her. Several times.

Awesome costume is awesome. VOTE FOR HER!

Reblogging our own post for great justice.

Voting for the BBC America Costume Contest closes soon and we at @TopGear_BBCA want Ashley to win. Please help a small Tumblr for a tiny little BBC show fulfill it’s dream.

For other costume categories, vote by clicking on these words.

The winners in each of the 5 categories win a $50 gift certificate to the BBC America Shop.

shellygrrl:

topgear:

There’s a 70’s era Hamster in the BBC America Costume Contest

We took a look through the BBC America Costume Contest and found what we expected — plenty of Doctor Who, Torchwood and Primeval… and then we saw this: a woman dressed up as Hamster from “The Interceptors” (Season 17 Episode 5).

Please go vote for her. Several times.

Awesome costume is awesome. VOTE FOR HER!

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  • Jeremey:
    I think the anthem needs to be Pink Floyds song 'Wish You Were Here'
  • James:
    It's 27 minutes!
  • Richard:
    OF HELL.

One of our favorite parts about Top Gear is how funny and sometimes outrageous the guys are.  In this Daily Mail AU article, Mr. May addresses some of their more controversial antics.
My personal views - these are mine, not Jeremy’s or Richard’s or (producer) Andy Wilman’s or the BBC’s - are that I like the idea of a society that tries to reduce rules, reduces interference and encourages individual open-mindedness and freedom of thought. That’s how I feel; I don’t see that as a right-wing view. I know we go into a lot of cod political stuff, Jeremy goes on about cyclists, but for God’s sake, it’s a car program produced by three stupid blokes. It’s not a religion. It’s not a political movement. (via thetelegraph.com.au)

One of our favorite parts about Top Gear is how funny and sometimes outrageous the guys are.  In this Daily Mail AU article, Mr. May addresses some of their more controversial antics.

My personal views - these are mine, not Jeremy’s or Richard’s or (producer) Andy Wilman’s or the BBC’s - are that I like the idea of a society that tries to reduce rules, reduces interference and encourages individual open-mindedness and freedom of thought. That’s how I feel; I don’t see that as a right-wing view. I know we go into a lot of cod political stuff, Jeremy goes on about cyclists, but for God’s sake, it’s a car program produced by three stupid blokes. It’s not a religion. It’s not a political movement. (via thetelegraph.com.au)