The making of a Top Gear U.S.A. television show has been off and on for more than three years now. So we can only hold our breath now that word is The History Channel has ordered 10 to 12 episodes and is currently looking for two more hosts to saddle up with Adam Corolla. Back in 2008 it was NBC that put all the gossip to rest when it announced that it was going to cooperate with BBC Worldwide America to get the first season ready. Back in those days NBC had Adam Corolla, drift-racer Tanner Foust, and TV-construction-guru Eric Stromer picked out as hosts.
The American version of the hit show has always hoped to mirror the camaraderie and irreverent humor of the United Kingdom’s hosts. The problem with trying to match something so great it is almost always destined to fail. What Top Gear does show us is that there is an audience for automotive reviews, news, and mayhem on television. The problem with all the shows currently available is that they take themselves too seriously and are focused more on gearheads than the everyday public.