Discuss... http://jalopnik.com/5016771/top-gear-officially-coming-to-nbc BURBANK - June 16, 2008 - Television and radio comedian Adam Carolla, champion rally and drift racer Tanner Foust, and TV construction guru Eric Stromer, will lead NBCs pilot of the international smash hit series Top Gear. The production will begin later this week. Produced by BBC Worldwide America, the U.S. version of the hit franchise will mirror the UK shows irreverent humor and camaraderie between the three presenters, epic races, outrageous stunts and challenges, unique celebrity guest participation and eccentric methods of testing cars. "This franchise is a proven winner worldwide and the hosting team of Adam, Tanner and Eric that we have brought together for the U.S. version offers a perfect match of humor, insider know-how and priceless track experience," said Craig Plestis, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming Development and Specials, NBC Entertainment. "We are going to create a high-powered show that, like the original, will keep viewers in every demographic clutching the edge of their seats." These three guys will get to drive the worlds most amazing cars, go on incredible road trips and blow stuff up. Its a dirty old job but someone has to do it why didnt I get the job?! said Paul Telegdy, Executive Vice President, TV Sales and Content & Production, BBC Worldwide America. Jeremy Clarkson, executive producer and host of the UK Top Gear said: This is fantastic news - but how on earth you lot are going to do it on the wrong side of the road Ive no idea.