Internet, we have important news: brand new Top Gear America launches next year, hosted by Dax Shepard, Rob Corddry and Jethro Bovingdon.
The series will launch exclusively on the MotorTrend App, bringing a fresh, American take on Top Gear direct to your eyeballs and ears. Our trio will scour the vast US landscape in search of adventure, competition, and… more than a little powersliding.
All three will bring their own unique motoring histories to the new series, too. Actor, writer, director and podcast host Dax Shepard – best known for CHIPS, Parenthood and his podcast Armchair Expert – is currently the custodian of a ’67 Lincoln Continental, and ’94 Buick Roadmaster and E63 wagons in his garage, alongside a host of on and off-road bikes.
Emmy-award winning actor, producer and comedian Rob Corddry – you’ve seen him on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Childrens Hospital and Hot Tub Time Machine – learned how to drive in a blue Chevy Celebrity wagon, bought a ’75 Ford Pinto wagon with rusted floorboards for five dollars as his first car, and currently owns a Porsche 911 S and Datsun 280Z.
Jethro Bovingdon is a British motoring journalist, who – alongside presenting for MotorTrend – has competed at the Nürburgring 24 hours three times, with a trio of class victories.
“We can’t wait to share their exhilarating adventures as they traverse American car culture with each new episode,” said MotorTrend Group’s Alex Wellen.