The Car Show on Speed Channel

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  1. balboa dave

    balboa dave well rounded

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    Finally, a show that looks like it can give Top Gear a run for its money. It stars Adam Carolla and Dan Neil, who were both considered, then dropped, for the first US version of Top Gear, Matt Farah of The Smoking Tire website, and the ubiquitous John Salley. Starts Wednesday, 7/13.

     
  2. Hoffer

    Hoffer Eat Lightning ----- Poo Thunder TCF Club

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    DVR set. I'll give it a try.
     
  3. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    I'll definitely be watching.

    Just an FYI: Carolla wasn't dropped from the US version of Top Gear. He made the pilot for NBC and it wasn't picked up. Then he was under contract with either NBC or CBS to make a sitcom pilot when History picked up the US version. History wanted Carolla but he wasn't available. They hired Adam Ferrara as the host in his place. Then, as fate would have it, Carolla's sitcom wasn't picked up and he would have been available. Oh well, hopefully this new show will be better, and won't be burdened by comparisons to the UK version of Top Gear.
     
  4. RichardHead

    RichardHead Musical Klutz

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    I'm not a fan of Matt Farah.I used to watch his web show, mostly insider auto stuff and him driving cars in mediocre productions. Didn't think he was funny or erudite. No idea why John Salle is in this show except for diversity.

    I hope TG:America has replaced Adam Ferrara (not funny or anything else) and Tanner Faust (great driver but a wooden block as a TV presenter).

    Just my unneeded two cents!
     
  5. stujac

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    Thanks Balboa Dave-sp done. Let's hope it's not one of these that repeat endlessly.
     
  6. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    I think there will be something like 7-9 episodes in this initial season. I read somewhere that the studio portions of the tapings were just held within the last few days and they did several episodes per day for two days. Hopefully the ratings are good enough that they'll be back for more after this initial run.
     
  7. billboard_NE

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    I read that it will be a 13 episode season. I am an Adam Carolla fan, I listen to his pod-casts. Hope this show does well.
     
  8. Big Deficit

    Big Deficit Happy now?

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    As I see it? Top Gear and the Car Show are the same show. One with lackluster hosts and a big production budget, the other well hosted but shot on the cheap. I think it does prove Adam Carolla's point that Top Gear would have been far better off with him as host. I also can't fathom why John Salley is on the show. He adds nothing, just like the hosts of the US Top Gear. Maybe he should join that show? Give this show the budget of Top Gear, and it would crush it!
     
  9. Bob Coxner

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    Loved it, thanks to Carolla. He could hold his own even with the Brit Top Gear crew.
     
  10. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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    I like the format of Top Gear much better... but yeah, the hosts on this show were miles better than those of TGUSA. So much more comfortable on camera, so much more charismatic, and already they have more camaraderie than the TGUSA guys do.
     
  11. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Adam's glasses were really distracting. If he needs those to read the cue cards, he should get contacts or LASIK.

    Agreed about Salley. He knows nothing about cars and will add nothing to this show.
     
  12. Waldorf

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    John Salley thinks Adam is hilarious so there's that. Also, he was on the Fast Cars and Superstars reality show but was eliminated after being blown out of the water by Jewel.

    I think he's also done the Toyota CelebrityLong Beach race a few times, so he's certainly enthusiastic about motorsports. I imagine we'll see some Salley-hosted segments in future episodes.
     
  13. Unbeliever

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    Well, at least they were honest about picking a slow airplane.

    A Cherokee 140 will only go 110 Knots (126 MPH) flat-out. On top of that, it had STOL wingtips, which slow it down a bit.

    --Carlos V.
     
  14. Tobashadow

    Tobashadow Read over there --->

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    I got all the way through the SportsCenter parts and changed channels when the Jeopardy parts got going.

    Top Gear UK makes this look like low budget local television.
     
  15. Waldorf

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    They missed a great opportunity there to fully parody the Top Gear Eurofighter Typhoon vs Veyron segment. :)
     
  16. billboard_NE

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    Go re-watch Top Gear UK season 1, episode 1, then comment.
    That show was a wreck when it first started. It is unfair to compare a show that is on its 17th season to a pilot episode of another show.
     
  17. LoadStar

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    Season 1 of the show as a whole (1977), or season 1 of the "relaunch" (2002)?
     
  18. billboard_NE

    billboard_NE North Shore MA

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    The re-launch in 2002 with Ed China and some other guy before James May.
     
  19. phox_mulder

    phox_mulder I get paid 2watch TV

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    Didn't come into it's stride till May joined, IMHO.

    That large guy they had in Series 1 (reboot), ick.

    ETA, Jason Dawe?


    phox
     
  20. Jesda

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    Didnt know Ed China was a TG host.
     

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