If I Were A Car Guy

People see me tooling around in my little two seater and figure I must be a car guy. Nothing could be further from the truth. I know nothing about cars and have never lusted after them.

Maybe this has to do with growing up in New York City where public transportation was plentiful and parking spaces were not. I didn’t get my drivers license until I was 19!

So, you now have my bona fides. Yet I love “Top Gear,” the BBC2 car show that’s freely available on YouTube.

It’s obvious the three hosts have an affection toward automobiles. They also know enough not to take themselves, or their cars, too seriously. The show is vigorously irreverent.

With that in mind, let me make two recommendations. In this first clip, they do everything possible to kill a Toyota Hilux pickup truck. In the second, they send a car down an Olympic ski ramp. A third clip features Minis playing hockey.

If you’re a car nut, you’ll enjoy these. If you’re not, I’m curious to hear your impressions.

Why isn’t this on US TV?

3 thoughts on “If I Were A Car Guy”

  1. No, Top Gear is totally different. They don’t make the cars or anything like that. They take cars and ‘do stuff to them.’ (That’s about as simple as I can get it)

    It’s brilliant, hysterical, and just about the best show out there that involves cars.

    I’m not a car freak by anymeans, but I love this show!

    One of the best episodes:


  2. Actually Top Gear WAS on Discovery channel for a very short time – the same show as you are pointing to on youtube. Great show. Glad it’s available on youtube, but I would love to have it on my TV instead of the little computer screen.

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