If you don’t recognize these guys, hopefully you soon will at least get a taste of their show on network TV. According to one of the trades a pilot will be shot in Los Angeles for the American version of Top Gear. I guess this guy Craig Plestis, who oversees alternative programming for NBC, is a fan and he says:
“It all comes down to subject matter — it’s a cool show about cars,” he tells The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s very compelling for us because we have a great platform and space on the network to have such a show.”
Wow, if it could only be so easy. Shouldn’t it always be like this for TV. Hopefully we get some guys who really know cars, and can be really entertaining like these British guys, because they alongside with the cars they showcased of course, were the lifeblood of the show. Apparently they were considered to host the American version too, but the producers decided to go with some home grown folks. I am okay with that, but lets just hope that we don’t get stuck with another Ty Pennington.
for all of us fan from back in the day, this is another show to look forward to. I never really got the whole remake game, until they started doing shit that I was into when I was a shorty. They say its not a remake but a continuation, which makes a lot of sense actually, so we will have to tune in to see if they can live up its predecessor. If its a continuation, then that leads us to believe that there will be room for the Hoff back in our lives, and that alone should get you fired up. I guess this is going to be like a mini series, potetial TV show thing set for 2008. Read up on it here. Below are pics of the old K.I.T.T and the old Hoff, with the new K.I.T.T. and the new Hoff
Which do you like? the Knight Industries Two Thousand, or the Knight Industries Three Thousand?
The two hour “backdoor pilot” will be shown on NBC on February 17th, 2008
If there is a guy in your life, and you have about $1295 laying around, the World Class Driving Experience is a good place to start this gents Christmas list. The tour will be hitting a city near you. They are doing Malibu at the end of March! Mom, dad, anyone! $1295 is for the solo tour with all the cars, or you could go with a friend, do the “dual drive” for $895 and choose 3 cars a piece! the cars are as seen below… click on the names for the specs
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
The prices include hospitality (continental breakfast, lunch buffet, non-alcoholic beverages, snacks, WCD gift pack – including driver’s certificate, 3-D crystal etching of your favorite car and photographs of the day’s experience)
The 1 series is here baby. This ride is ill, and I can’t wait to see the cuties driving down PCH in this one … The 128i comes with the 230-horsepower, 200 pound-foot 3.0-liter with Valvetronic, and the 135i gets the twin-turbo 3.0 of course, good for 300 horses, 300 pound-feet from 1400 rpm, and BMW says, a 5.3-second 0-62 mph time and electronically limited 155 mph top speed. And the Schnitzered version has 360hp. AYFKM!?! that is ridiculous, I’ve got to run down to my local dealer to see what this thing moves like. Check out the press release here about the Schnizzled bimmer below!