A version of one of Europe’s most popular shows is coming to America with its own version.
The BBC’s TopGear enjoys a wide following overseas and has found a base with reruns in the States airing on BBC America. The History Channel and the BBC announced Wednesday that ten episodes of the Americanized TopGear will be shown this fall.
The American version will be hosted by Adam Ferrara, Tanner Foust and Rutledge Wood.
Foust is an X-Games gold medalist (Rally driving), Ferrara is a stand-up comedian, gear head and a star in television’s Rescue Me, a firefighter drama on FX.
Wood is known to millions of NASCAR fans as a reporter who focuses on the lighter side of the sport.
The BBC version of the show combines a mix of humor, car reviews and other motoring news. There are also appearances by celebrities who race on a track near the studio in what’s known as a ‘reasonably priced car’.
In England TopGear is hosted by motorsports writer Jeremy Clarkson, actor Richard Hammond and James May. There’s also a character called ‘The Stig’ who’s true identity has never actually been revealed although in the summer of 2009 he was allegedly revealed as Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher; the episode was one of the highest rated shows in BBC’s history.
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