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Top Gear pair banned from driving in France for three months

Two out of three Top Gear hosts have been suspended from driving in France for three months after being caught, somewhat unsurprisingly, speeding. The incident occurred while Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond were on location, filming the final sequence of a road trip DVD from Venice, Italy to Pau, France...

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Top Gear too loud for Gold Coast
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Top Gear too loud for Gold Coast

The BBC's Top Gear television program has been denied the opportunity to drive a V8 Supercar around a Gold Coast driver training centre due to "issues related to noise". News Limited reports a plan to have Jeremy Clarkson, one of the program's three hosts, drive an Xbox-sponsored V8 Supercar around the Norwell-based Holden Driving Centre's 2km circuit has fallen through due to issues surrounding noise restrictions...


Jeremy Clarkson nets $23m from Top Gear franchise
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Jeremy Clarkson nets $23m from Top Gear franchise

BBC accounts have revealed Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson took home more than £14 million ($23 million) from his work with the motoring show last year after BBC Worldwide bought a controlling stake in a production company co-founded by the presenter. According to reports from the UK, BBC accounts published this month show Clarkson netted a total of £14...


Top Gear season 20 teased
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Top Gear season 20 teased

A teaser for the 20th season of Top Gear has been released by the BBC, ahead of its premiere in the UK this Sunday. The first episode will feature a European road trip in a bevvy of drop-top supercars, including an Audi R8 V10, Ferrari 458 and McLaren MP4-12C...


Top Gear helicopter crash caught on film
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Top Gear helicopter crash caught on film

Footage of a helicopter crashing during a Top Gear stunt has been released by the BBC franchise. Caught on video while filming a race between a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and a Bell AH-1 Cobra helicopter for Top Gear Korea, the footage shows the pilot in control during the race but once the car crosses the finish line the helicopter makes heavy contact with the ground and breaks up...


Clarkson to collect $7.9m from sale of production company stake
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Clarkson to collect $7.9m from sale of production company stake

Controversial Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson is set to collect a huge $7.9 million payout after selling his stake in his Bedder 6 production company to the BBC. The sale also involves the program's executive producer, Andy Wilman, Clarkson's partner in Bedder 6, and is said to be worth around $12.6 million in total, which will see the BBC take full control of the popular TV series...


Video: Would you be a passenger in this taxi?

We've all seen the classic London Taxi Cabs. They're rounded, bulbous and actually very roomy inside. As a means of transport in London, they're extremely effective. Well, Chris Harris, of Evo fame, has decided to take up taxi driving. And judging by this video, it could prove to be quite popular. httpv://www.youtube...


Top Gear Australia television program officially axed
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Top Gear Australia television program officially axed

Top Gear Australia has officially been scrapped by Channel Nine midway through the show’s fourth season on the back of dwindling ratings results. There was confusion at Channel Nine this morning over the status of the show. An employee in the programming department told CarAdvice the show had not been axed, but would be given a new time slot to help its ratings...


Does Jeremy Clarkson perform his own Top Gear stunts?
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Does Jeremy Clarkson perform his own Top Gear stunts?

Does Jeremy Clarkson do his own stunts on Top Gear? This is the question that currently has the British tabloids in a spin, after the Daily Mail published comments from unnamed sources suggesting up to 80 per cent of the driving featured on the show is actually the work of professional drivers...


Video: Top Gear China pilot episode
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Video: Top Gear China pilot episode

The first 15 minutes of the pilot episode of Top Gear China has found its way onto the internet and is already attracting plenty of attention. To be honest, we’ve got no idea what they’re saying, but it looks as though the established BBC format is alive and well in the newest version of the franchise...


Top Gear to feature guest Prince Harry
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Top Gear to feature guest Prince Harry

Top Gear's 'Star in a Reasonably Priced Car' segment could get a visit from royalty later this year. According to a recent report by Metro in the UK, Prince Harry has expressed a certain eagerness to tackle the show's track and top the celebrity leaderboard...


Video: Jeremy Clarkson drives V8 Supercar in Australia
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Video: Jeremy Clarkson drives V8 Supercar in Australia

Top Gear UK presenters Jeremy Clarkson and James May are back in Australia to host the upcoming Top Gear Live event which will take place in Melbourne. While they're here, Team Vodafone and Craig Lowndes thought they'd take them both out for a quick lap in the Holden V8 Supercar...


Top Gear China pilot episode features Cadillac vs donkey
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Top Gear China pilot episode features Cadillac vs donkey

Following rumours last week that Top Gear China was on the way, today we have confirmation that a pilot episode has been filmed. The spin-off of one of the most popular television programs (… in the world) was confirmed by one of the shows hosts, Beijing comedian and TV personality, Cao Yunjin...


Top Gear China on the way: report
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Top Gear China on the way: report

Recent reports say China will be the next country to take on the successful Top Gear franchise and create its own television program. Rumours have been spreading for a while about the expanding franchise, but now the country's state broadcaster, CCTV, has apparently confirmed the show will be coming to China...


Top Gear UK presenters in strife over Mexico comments
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Top Gear UK presenters in strife over Mexico comments

BBC program, Top Gear, is currently in trouble after it made derogatory comments about Mexican cars, Mexicans in general and then the Mexican Ambassador on a recent episode. The Mexican Ambassador has since filed a formal complaint against the show and its hosts. The comments were made on the latest episode, which aired last Sunday in the UK, in the show's news segment...


James May injured in Syria during Top Gear filming
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James May injured in Syria during Top Gear filming

There's been mixed reports as to what happened exactly, but James May from Top Gear UK has been injured during the filming of an upcoming Top Gear Christmas special episode in Iraq. According to reports, May was helping out colleague Jeremy Clarkson at the time of the accident. May was apparently trying to tow Clarkson's car out of a sticky situation...


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Top Gear 'Stunt School' and 'Where's Stig?' apps launched

BBC Worldwide has launched two Top Gear games for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch just in time for Christmas. The modern version of the traditional stocking filler, the two games – ‘Top Gear: Stunt School’ and ‘Top Gear: Where’s Stig?’ – include all the characters from the BBC version of the show: from the hosts, that mysterious man in white, and even Top Gear Dog...


Video: Top Gear UK Christmas special teaser

There’s just 15 sleeps until Christmas, and the boys from Top Gear UK have a present waiting for us this holiday season. The three wise men start this year’s Christmas special in Iraq. Their challenge? Firstly, to get out alive, and then deliver the traditional gold, frankincense and myrrh to Bethlehem – 1200 miles (1931km) away...


2010 Top Gear UK Car of the Year awards
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2010 Top Gear UK Car of the Year awards

The boys from Top Gear in the UK have just celebrated the Car of the Year ceremony and awards were given to a number of car categories this year, each separating the various segments of the motoring market. Picking up the Family Car of the Year award was the BMW 520d Touring (wagon)...


Top Gear USA TV show debut attracts 1.9 million viewers
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Top Gear USA TV show debut attracts 1.9 million viewers

It's not all that many viewers by America's standard, but it is considered 'not bad'. Top Gear USA made its debut on American television last Sunday on its History Channel. By comparison, the History Channel's top rated show, according to Inside Line, Pawn Stars, normally attracts between three and five million viewers...