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  • "Top Gear" season 26 with hosts Chris Harris, Rory Reid, and Matt LeBlanc

    "Top Gear" fans, mark your calendars for Feb. 17. The 26th season of the motoring show returns to BBC Two this Sunday. The show's current round of hosts—Matt LeBlanc, Rory Reid, and Chris Harris—return for five one-hour episodes, and "Top Gear" said we can expect the usual slew of tests and adventures. The five episodes will tackle such questions as the best supercar alternatives to an estate car and which is the best used luxury car for the price of a new Dacia Sandero. The hosts will also race to the top of a mountain in the UK's cheapest 4x4 vehicles, drive across Sri Lanka in...

  • 'Top Gear' season 26 trailer
    "Top Gear" season 26 trailer marks final round of adventures with current hosts

    Ahead of yet another host shakeup for the long-running "Top Gear" series, the show has dropped a trailer to tease its upcoming 26th season. It will be the final season with current hosts Matt LeBlanc and Rory Reid alongside Chris Harris. The trailer shows the typical slew of luxury cars...

  • The new Top Gear trio
    Paddy McGuinness and Freddie Flintoff to replace Matt LeBlanc and Rory Reid on "Top Gear"

    BBC's "Top Gear" is set for yet another shake-up of its hosts. We've known that "Friends" actor Matt LeBlanc was stepping away from the show since late May, and now we know who is set to replace him. The job falls to two gents, actually, as host Rory Reid is also moving back from main hosting duty...

  • Avtoros Shaman 8x8 on the road
    Russian off-roader: the Avtoros Shaman 8x8 can conquer any terrain

    A number of vehicles do the job just fine off road. Land Rovers, Jeeps, and Toyotas can go most places where regular vehicles cannot. For the more adventurous set, there exists a class of vehicle that goes above and beyond. One such machine is the massive Avtoros Shaman. With its eight driven...

  • Matt LeBlanc and his 2016 Ford Focus RS
    Matt LeBlanc will leave Top Gear after its next season

    Matt LeBlanc has decided that the next season of Top Gear will be his last. Since 2016, the former Friends actor has served as one of the main show hosts, alongside Chris Harris and Rory Reid. LeBlanc cited the serious time demand and extensive travel as his main motivation for walking away from...

  • Top Gear season 18 preview images
    Green light given to turn Top Gear Test Track into housing estate

    It's official. Dunsfold Aerodrome, more popularly known as the Top Gear Test Track, will be demolished to make way for a housing estate that will feature 1,800 new homes. Approval finally came from the United Kingdom's Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on March 29...

  • "Top Gear" and The Stig break Guinness World Record for fastest tractor

    Honda engineers aren't the only group fixated on making various lawn care machines fast. The crew at BBC's "Top Gear" strapped The Stig into its modified tractor, appropriately called the track-tor, and happened to set a Guinness World Record for fastest tractor in the world. The BBC made the announcement on Thursday ahead of Sunday's episode of "Top Gear," where hosts Matt LeBlanc and Chris Harris will also try to break The Stig's record. The Stig clocked a top speed of 87.2 mph, which surpassed the old record of 80.7 mph. The tractor hit a speed that exceeds the speed limit (though not the...

  • 1980 Morris Marina 1700HL onto which Jeremy Clarkson dropped a piano from a crane
    Car on which Jeremy Clarkson dropped a piano is for sale, mid-restoration (it's a Morris Marina)

    Fans of the original "Top Gear" cast may vaguely recall an incident from a promotion for their new Amazon show in which Jeremy Clarkson dropped on a piano from a crane onto a small black sedan. You likely forgot the sedan, but remembered the piano. And the results. The hapless British car was...

  • "Top Gear" season 25 trailer
    "Top Gear" season 25 trailer highlights supercars and shenanigans

    For all of you still tuning into "Top Gear," the wait for the new season is nearly over. Season 25 of the famed motoring program will soldier on with plenty of supercars and shenanigans between the show's current trio: Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris, and Rory Reid. The trailer for the new season isn't...

  • Top Gear season 25 trailer with Ken Block
    Ken Block makes cameo in new "Top Gear" trailer

    We think it's safe to say reworked "Top Gear" has finally found its stride. In an upcoming season, Ken Block makes a surprise appearance. The BBC's banner car show uploaded a new trailer to YouTube that features presenters Matt LeBlanc, Rory Reid, and Chris Harris running from the law. Block isn't...

  • Ferrari FXX K driven by Chris Harris
    Chris Harris gets behind the wheel of the Ferrari FXX K

    There are few cars that create the ultimate expression of what it means to be an all-out performance car. Ferrari's LaFerrari-based FXX K is absolutely one of them, and "Top Gear" host Chris Harris recently received some drive time with one. Revealed in 2014, the FXX K is the latest in Ferrari's...

  • "Top Gear America" presenters William Fichtner, Tom Ford, and Antron Brown
    First official trailer for "Top Gear America" underwhelms

    The History Channel's "Top Gear USA" is dead. Long live "Top Gear America" on BBC America. The broadcast network has dropped the first official trailer for the new series and, you may not be surprised that it's a tad underwhelming. It's difficult to conjure up hype for a new "Top Gear" variation...

  • New ‘Top Gear’ hosts Chris Harris, Matt LeBlanc and Rory Reid

    Norway is home to some of the strictest speed enforcement in all of Europe and the country isn't backing down even when it comes to a big name like "Top Gear." According to The Sun, the BBC's "Top Gear" is in the hot seat after speed detectors clocked vehicles associated with the show's crew blasting through the 3.5-mile long Atlantic Ocean Tunnel at speeds up 151 mph. The posted speed limit is 50 mph. One car was clocked between 105 and 122 mph, while the other managed the high score of 151 mph. The speeds were all registered by an automated system and local police were not present to verify...

  • Richard Hammond in hospital following his crash in a Rimac Concept_One
    Richard Hammond posts video following major crash in Rimac Concept_One

    Following his major accident on Saturday behind the wheel of a Rimac Concept_One, “The Grand Tour” host Richard Hammond posted a video message for fans. The video was filmed a day after the accident which saw him slide down an embankment during the Hemburg Hill Climb in Switzerland, in...

  • Crashed Rimac Concept_One driven by Richard Hammond - Image via ‘The Grand Tour’
    Richard Hammond crashes Rimac Concept_One during “The Grand Tour” filming

    “The Grand Tour” host Richard Hammond managed to walk away without serious injury after a violent crash on Saturday. The former “Top Gear” host was filming a segment for the second season of his new show, which involved him driving the Rimac Concept_One electric supercar up...

  • Richard Hammond's Crash Course. Images © Gilles Mingasson for BBC AMERICA
    Richard Hammond injured but ‘not dead’ following crash during "The Grand Tour" taping

    Don’t you worry, “The Grand Tour” faithful. Despite having yet another accident, Richard Hammond is “not dead.” And that comes straight from The Hamster himself, who posted to his personal DriveTribe account to confirm he did indeed have a spill on a motorcycle but was...

  • Antron Brown is ready to race. Photo: Anne Proffit
    'Top Gear America' to return with new cast, new network

    Mention to car guys "Top Gear USA" and they are likely to sneer. After an aborted first attempt by NBC that was centered around Adam Corolla, the History Channel version could never live up to the British show it was named after. The trio of rally racer Tanner Foust, auto journalist Rutledge Wood...

  • Top Gear teaser
    New 'Top Gear' trailer spurs renewed hope

    To say the relaunch of "Top Gear" went as planned would be a lie. With the original boys moving over to Amazon for "The Grand Tour," the show relaunched with Chris Evans as the main host. It was a disaster. Now it's set to relaunch, again, with a new trio of Chris Harris, Matt LeBlanc, and Rory...

  • New ‘Top Gear’ hosts Chris Harris, Matt LeBlanc and Rory Reid

    Is there any hope for a “Top Gear” revival now that the show’s former hosts are causing up a storm on Amazon’s “The Grand Tour” rival? With Chris Evans out and Chris Harris in, we say there’s a good chance. And the first trailer out for the new season with Harris, who will star alongside the returning Matt LeBlanc, looks promising. The short clip also features Rory Reid who, along with Harris, has been promoted from the “Extra Gear” spinoff to the main show. Harris and Reid will be busy boys as they’ll continue to appear in new...

  • Top Gear sits down with the insurance department
    'Top Gear' hosts visit with BBC insurance department ahead of new season

    "Top Gear" appears ready to move forward with a promising team firmly in place. That would be the team of Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris, and Rory Reid. All three sit down with the BBC insurance department for a new teaser trailer that gives us a glimpse at what's in store for the show's next season...

  • Top Gear - Season 17
    Top Gear Test Track to become housing development

    Over the years, the "Top Gear" team has produced some great video memories at its home base. That would be the Dunsfold Aerodrome, which is where the Top Gear Test Track is laid out. Or was, as it seems that this corner of the UK is set to be paved over and become a housing development. CHECK OUT...

  • Scene from 'The Grand Tour'
    ‘The Grand Tour’ is everything you hoped for and more

    On Friday, the first episode of Amazon’s new car show The Grand Tour starring former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May went live. There had been concerns Amazon might have trouble recreating the magic of the old show, but now that the first episode is out we can...

  • Chris Harris in a scene from 'Extra Gear'
    Chris Harris and Rory Reid to join Matt LeBlanc as lead hosts on ‘Top Gear’

    Top Gear producer the BBC has confirmed Chris Harris and Rory Reid will join Matt LeBlanc as lead hosts for future episodes of the struggling show. Harris and Reid were previously relegated to the spinoff series Extra Gear but proved to be more popular with fans than former lead host Chris Evans...

  • Jeremy Clarkson's P45 on Top Gear [Image: BBC]
    Former BBC exec admits letting Clarkson go was a mistake

    I'm not sure if you're aware, but Jeremy Clarkson was fired from his job with the BBC. He worked for a show you might've heard of called Top Gear. There was a fracas. There was an apology. There was no turning back really. Still, it seems the head of the BBC at the time wishes it all shook out a...

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