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Top Gear US: Season 1

4.0 out of 5 stars 198 customer reviews

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Join comedian Adam Ferrera, champion rally and drift racer Tanner Foust and racing analyst Rutledge Wood as they unleash Top Gear and explore the history of America, one lap at a time! Filled with wit and humor, Top Gear brings even more ambitious stunts, extreme challenges, humor and mischief in a series chock-full of high adrenaline action entertainment, car reviews and eccentric adventures. Top Gear challenges include travelling a moonshine run along a classic Prohibition route in the Deep South, teaching a blind man to drift a Nissan 370Z, racing a HALO jumper in a Ford Velociraptor across the Arizona desert, discovering America’s toughest truck on an epic journey through the Alaskan wilderness, and evading a Cobra helicopter gunship in a Dodge Viper… through the middle of town. The Stig also appears, setting definitive Power Laps for performance cars featured on the show, and there’s a host of celebrities taking the wheel in “Big Star in a Small Car” including astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Lost actor Dominic Monahan, Modern Family’s Ty Burrel, musician Kid Rock, Avatar star Michelle Rodriguez and skateboard legend and game designer Tony Hawk.

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A very popular, very English auto show crosses the pond with the debut of Top Gear US, featuring 10 first-season episodes (plus bonus material) on three discs--and while the Brit-ness is definitely gone, in virtually every other respect this feast for car freaks has made the trip intact. Three hosts (the new Yanks are Adam Ferrara, Tanner Foust, and Rutledge Wood) road test high-performance, high price tag "supercars" (Lamborghini Gallardo, Morgan Aero SuperSports, Aston Martin V12 Vantage) and trucks; merrily punish old beaters purchased for $1,000 (Cadillac Coupe DeVille, Buick Roadmaster); take part in bizarre challenges, like those matching a Dodge Viper against a helicopter and a Ford VelociRaptor truck against a HALO parachute jumper; host visiting celebs (Tony Hawk, Michelle Rodriguez, Kid Rock, astronaut Buzz Aldrin) who drive a lap in a cheap Suzuki sedan; and exchange occasionally witty banter in front of a studio audience. The vehicles may differ, but the show's format is identical to its British counterpart's. And why not--it works. That includes the music, too; it's hard not to like a show that features Black Sabbath, the Doors, and Mussorgsky along with the Allman Brothers' "Jessica" as its theme song.

Of course, there are a few differences. Instead of tooling around, say, the Italian Alps, our heroes do their driving in rural North Carolina, coastal Florida, the western desert, and other American locales (as always, both the locations and the cars are beautifully photographed). And in the absence of the English hosts, especially the droll Jeremy Clarkson, the tone is markedly American; less Jeremy means more Jackass, you might say, although Ferrara, assuming the Clarkson role, gets off some good one-liners, like comparing driving the Lamborghini to "being aroused at gunpoint." Bonus features include a podcast and a series of "poolside chats" in which the hosts discuss airline travel and other pointless trivia. --Sam Graham


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  • Actors: Adam Ferrara, Tanner Foust, Rutledge Wood
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: BBC Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: July 19, 2011
  • Run Time: 450 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (198 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004QOB8RK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,697 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Top Gear US: Season 1" on IMDb

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Top Gear UK is one of my favorite shows on TV. I was very excitied when the US version launched on the History Channel. Just like the Austrailian version, its not as good as the UK version. You really just can't replace James, Jeremy and Richard. They are some of funniest people on TV. However Adam, Tanner and Rutledge are still solid hosts. Tanner of course being a professional Rally Car driver and stunt car driver could have been The American Stig and has experience on auto shows as he appeared in a few shows on The Speed Channel. Rutledge is very funny as he is on Speed Channel's NASCAR coverage. Adam completes the trio and just like his co-hosts is funny. But the US version's biggest flaws are the lack of originality and the lack of humour as seen in the UK version. As for the lack of originality the 5th episode of this series resembles quite obviously the British Leyland Challenge. And of course this US version has to worry about offending certain people and is perhaps more "politically correct" than the UK version. Obviously the humour suffers as a result of that. Still I have found it to be one of my favorite TV series as it focuses on American cars and is for Americans. I'll still watch the UK version but I have found a 2nd favorite TV series.
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If you are like me and LOVE cars, you will love this show. I have been a fan of the British version but am even more hooked on the US. Tanner Foust, Rutledge Wood, and Adam Ferrara make such a fantasic team. With such different personalites and backgrounds, it's hard for this show not to be great. I am a fan of the British Top Gear, so when I heard about this version I had to check it out and I was far from disapointed (have yet to miss an episode). I am also a HUGE fan of Tanner Foust, so that was another reason to check this out. I have recommended this show to so many friends, they are now just as hooked as I am. My favorite episode by far (still) is The Bind Drift.
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The unbox service does an excellent job and this compilation of Top Gear USA episodes is just plain entertaining. I think it is a tremendous entertainment value. I hope there are many more episodes of TOP GEAR USA made and they all end up as unbox offerings. I am a very happy customer!
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My fiance got me to watch this show with him every time it came on tv so I bought him season 1 and 2 for his birthday. I knew he'd love it. He laughs so hard he cries. The only thing that is different than the tv aired episodes is that the ones on this dvd have an in-studio element that I'm not really a fan of.
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By WILDMAN on October 7, 2013
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I bought seasons 1 ,2 and 3 , but as far as season 1 goes, it is what it is , There just starting out finding there click It's great to see the entire season without interruptions I love cars and car stuff these guys are AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The three of them really make for a great show A must have if you like anything cars!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I bought this as a Christmas present for my 11 year old son who is a big Top Gear fan. He never saw the first season so he was excited to receive this as a gift. DVD arrived in great shape and we've had no problems while viewing it.
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Top Gear with Adam, Tanner, and Rutledge is just plain awesome as always. Amazons instant video is very convenient as well. I highly suggest top gear to anyone who loves cars as much as I do, and enjoys three very funny and talented guys doing challenges and racing.
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I'm sure if you've seen or heard of Top Gear it was the original Brittish version. Personally while that version is good, I like the US version better. All three hosts (Tanner, Rutledge, and Adam) have great chemistry together and make the show a lot of fun. I love watching the different challenges they come up with to push different cars to the limit. Plus they are always messing with each other and bring some good comedy to the show. Check it out!
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