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      03-30-2008, 08:53 PM   #1
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Jay Leno on American Top Gear and hosting it

http://driving.timesonline.co.uk/tol...cle3638037.ece

Cliff notes
- I hope it won't be hosted by people who don't know cars
- I hope we don't ruin Top Gear
- We cannot replicate perfection (Original Top Gear)
- Sponsors will be a big part in the reviews, losing the honesty
- Opinions expressed in America may rile up much much more
- He says no to hosting American Top Gear
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I completely agree with Leno.

Top Gear cannot be replicated!
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I completely agree with Leno.

Top Gear cannot be replicated!
Well it's coming from a true car enthusiast and i can't agree more
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http://driving.timesonline.co.uk/tol...cle3638037.ece

Cliff notes
- I hope it won't be hosted by people who don't know cars
- I hope we don't ruin Top Gear
- We cannot replicate perfection (Original Top Gear)
- Sponsors will be a big part in the reviews, losing the honesty
- Opinions expressed in America may rile up much much more
- He says no to hosting American Top Gear
You left out the best part. Leno knows Clarkson will bash the show.
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We all know clarkson will bring a chainsaw and kill the American Top Gear....
just like when Hamster put a Ducatti on the "cool wall".....Clarkson hate it so he had to chainsaw it out...
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I agree, I really wish they wouldn't even try to recreate it. It's going to be a disaster.
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+1 on everything said.

We'll destroy the show. I bet within a month of the American Top Gear launch, Clarkson and gang will be bashing it... and that will be great.
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oh no! why do we have to ruin everything beautiful in this world?

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+1 on everything said.

We'll destroy the show. I bet within a month of the American Top Gear launch, Clarkson and gang will be bashing it... and that will be great.
ohhh....highlight of the show!!!
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oh no! why do we have to ruin everything beautiful in this world?

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the UK Top Gear is great....just can't see the americans can do the same....
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the UK Top Gear is great....just can't see the americans can do the same....
that's what im saying you freaking fobbbbbbbbb
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that's what im saying you freaking fobbbbbbbbb
what the hell terrorist....
we didn't ruined.....blame the NBC (or ABC) who's jealous of the success of UK Top Gear!!!!
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I completely agree with Leno.

Top Gear cannot be replicated!
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IMO, it'd be a lot smarter to just use BBC Top Gear as American Top Gear. Get a contract to run it on one of the big networks, and bingo, there's your American Top Gear.
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IMO, it'd be a lot smarter to just use BBC Top Gear as American Top Gear. Get a contract to run it on one of the big networks, and bingo, there's your American Top Gear.
Brilliant.
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Jay is a smart man and a real "car guy"..go check out his garage...http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/cars/C...RS_shell.shtml
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I heard somewhere on the net that Adam Corolla was being considered for a host.... don't entirely know what that means.

But either way I know this American Top Gear will be a complete joke. Look at the host of every other car show out there, even Pinks. I just laugh whenever I watch any serious automotive program that the US produces, it's all bullshit...
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I heard somewhere on the net that Adam Corolla was being considered for a host.... don't entirely know what that means.

But either way I know this American Top Gear will be a complete joke. Look at the host of every other car show out there, even Pinks. I just laugh whenever I watch any serious automotive program that the US produces, it's all bullshit...
its all about HEMI HEMI HEMI HEMI HEMI HEMI HEMI and some drag race....then some how HEMI HEMI HEMI HEMI HEMI.....that's all american knows....
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IMO, it'd be a lot smarter to just use BBC Top Gear as American Top Gear. Get a contract to run it on one of the big networks, and bingo, there's your American Top Gear.
that's the thing. the part about the sponsors and the clarkson expressing himself is what can't be done in america

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I heard somewhere on the net that Adam Corolla was being considered for a host.... don't entirely know what that means.

But either way I know this American Top Gear will be a complete joke. Look at the host of every other car show out there, even Pinks. I just laugh whenever I watch any serious automotive program that the US produces, it's all bullshit...
Ya I posted a thread about that a month ago. According to Edmund's Insideline Carolla is a potential host.
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that's the thing. the part about the sponsors and the clarkson expressing himself is what can't be done in america

Welcome to the land of the free

Btw, I really appreciate how Leno just seems to "get it." He's a true enthusiast and knows what most of us know..

Top Gear - (Clarkson + Hamster + May) + censored opinions + some sub par host like Carolla = Failure
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The host Carolla just doesn't have enough character....the personality of Clarkson, Hammond, and May is just.....hilarious!!!
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