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Interesting Top Gear Test Track Infographic
Posted May 25th, 2012 at 23:57 by Viper007Bond in Top Gear

Boost Labs has put out a nice Top Gear Test Track infographic detailing the results of the lap board over time. It’s quite a cool piece and worth checking out.

UPDATE: They’ve now released an interactive version of the infographic.

“Top Gear: Ambitious But Rubbish” Behind The Scenes Book
Posted May 24th, 2012 at 08:30 by Viper007Bond in Top Gear

A new behind the scenes book about Top Gear’s creations has been released.

[...] it tells the hidden stories of some of Top Gear’s most memorable moments including the rather unusual wager behind James May’s caravan airship, the events that inspired attempts to destroy a Toyota Hilux, the secrets of the Botswana special, what really happened in that Alabama petrol station and many, many other things.

If you’re interested, it’s available over on or

Watch The 3 “Lost” Top Gear Australia Episodes Online
Posted May 10th, 2012 at 18:54 by Viper007Bond in Top Gear Australia

After Top Gear Australia was cancelled, there were still three episodes that had been produced but never aired. They eventually aired at odd hours but more importantly they have recently shown up on the Top Gear Australia website where you can stream them for free. If you were a fan of the show, you can now catch the final three episodes.

[Thanks to Blake for the news tip!]

Top Gear America Confirmed For A Third Season
Posted May 10th, 2012 at 18:41 by Viper007Bond in Rutledge Wood, Top Gear US

In a Q&A session on Jalopnik, Top Gear America host Rutledge Wood confirmed that the show will be back for a third season and that they will start filming this Sunday morning.

With the British Top Gear not returning until their Christmas special, this is very good news.

Top Gear Won’t Return Until January 2013
Posted May 8th, 2012 at 19:39 by Viper007Bond in Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear

It looks like we’ll have quite a long wait until the return of Top Gear. In a recent interview with a South African radio show, Clarkson mentioned that Top Gear won’t be returning this year, presumably due to the Olympics. You can listen here — fast-forward to 8:14 for the relevant part:

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UPDATE: Further confirmed by Jeremy on Twitter, specifically January.

Fifth Gear Back In July, Not September
Posted May 3rd, 2012 at 18:44 by Viper007Bond in Fifth Gear, Tiff Needell

According to a tweet by Tiff, Fifth Gear will return earlier than expected:

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