Fasten your seat belts…Top Gear UK is back! The boys have been off the air for nearly a year and now they come back with a blast. If you live in the UK, it’s on BBC2. Unfortunately, this only airs in the UK and one has to get the episodes from finalgear.com if you’re in the States. If you wait for BBC America to start playing the season in the States, it will be heavily edited for the American market and not as dramatic as it is shown in Europe. Lots of copyright stuff for the music and time has to be allotted for commercials. The first episode of Season 19 played this past Sunday (January 27th, 2013). Here are a few teaser pix from this week’s episode where Richard tests the new Pagani Huayra, and Jeremy tests his own little creation.
Yup, that’s the size of my folder where I keep all the episodes. I have all 18 Seasons and only the last two are in 720p!
Also this week, the season premiere of Top Gear America (completely different hosts, but based on TopGear UK) will air on the History channel this Tuesday, January 29th. This show had a rocky start in the beginning (based on my opinion, of course) because they tried too desperately to shadow TopGear UK. It wasn’t until the 2nd Season when they started being more original and creating their own ideas of what makes a good show.
If you’re as much of a car geek as I am, then you definitely won’t want to miss out on these shows. Enjoy!