History Channel’s Top Gear proved to be not so terrible after all. And with Top Gear UK still floating around, things are better than ever now that we have more consistent motoring programs for us enthusiasts to enjoy. Now, we can add several others.
“We are continuing the very aggressive development agenda we established for 2011 and beyond,” said SPEED President Hunter Nickell. “With a staggered summer launch, a show or two planned for the fall and a good idea for what we want in the first quarter of 2012, we are doing more to strengthen our prime time lineup than ever before.”
Adam Carolla, who was once designated to be a Top Gear US presenter will be premiering his own car show, called “The Car Show,” on July 13th at 10pm.
Carolla, along with Dan Neil, John Salley, and Matt Farah will be talking about anything and everything cars and is rumored to give Top Gear US some pretty solid competition.
“I get to live out my boyhood fantasies about racing cars, hanging out in cars, talking about cars, building cars, wrenching on cars … and someone pays me to do it,” Carolla explained in a press conference.
Carolla’s new show isn’t the only thing that SPEED channel has to offer in the future. Two new shows running by names of “Dumbest Stuff on Wheels” and “My Ride Rules” will be debuting in August.
The “Dumbest Stuff on Wheels” is supposed to be a an automotive spin-off of Joel McHael’s “The Soup” on E, probably with a little hint of Tosh.0 where as “My Ride Rules” will go along the lines of individuals competing to see who has the best ride, where the contestants will actually swap cars and test each others’ out.
This summer certainly should be an exciting one in terms of motoring programs, especially with Top Gear UK debuting Season 17 this Sunday.
– By: Chris Chin