Give them the tape! Jalopnik offers a ransom for the Top Gear USA pilot video

GIVE ME BACK MY SON! er show, I mean't show. is offering up a reward of $5,000 (or the 10 LeMons cars) if someone can provide them with a copy of the pilot episode of the proposed Top Gear USA TV show.
Crazy…or Crazy Awesome?
Jalopnik $5,000 Top Gear USA Offer

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  1. FTGDHoonEdition Avatar

    They still haven't mentioned if it's JD or USD.

  2. Dr_Dangerously Avatar

    I don't know, could be a stupid idea. The pilot either will be soo terrible it is awesome to watch or, besides some quips from Adam, not contain any content worth seeing.
    I am betting on Motorweek v2.0

  3. lilwillie Avatar

    They'll somehow find it, and a legal battle with NBC with ensue. Excellent…..

    1. engineerd Avatar

      We'll have to ask Conan how the whole legal battle with NBC goes.

  4. muthalovin Avatar

    Ray should use that money for a LeMons race between all the staff. That would increase pageviews.

  5. engineerd Avatar

    Hoons! Mount up! I propose we go get that tape, give it to Jalopnik on behalf of the Hooniverse, then spend all the money on hookers and blow for the Hooniverse writers.

    1. Dr_Dangerously Avatar

      I am scouring the depths of the interwebs as we speak. No luck so far.

    2. the_missus Avatar

      I don't know how I feel about you now… Though, if you meant an engine hoist and beer, you can keep your star…;)

      1. BGW Avatar

        I'm sure what he meant to say was "Hooker Headers and a blower."

      2. engineerd Avatar

        Spouses could be invited to partake in the hookers and blow.

      3. superbadd75 Avatar

        Tow truck and an air compressor?

    3. Jeff Glucker Avatar
      Jeff Glucker


  6. rennsport964 Avatar

    Crazy. NBC executives may not know their backside from a open-pit mine, but this pilot was probably 9 ways of anti-awesome. US TV execs have a habit of translating awesome BBC content into utter rubbish.
    Even if they did find it, and it turned out to be good, what difference would it make? Either way, NBC is unlikely to revive it. They shifted Leno out of the 10pm slot because they were getting tons of complaints from their affiliates about content that was supposed to have broad based appeal (whether or not you have the ability to stomach Leno's brand of humor). Replacing it with specialty programming is the last thing the affiliates want.
    Probably doesn't help that I equate Adam Carolla with smarmy. Just watch the original series. Even when it's bad, it's still pretty good.

    1. longroof Avatar

      NBC could host it on JayLenosGarage and monitor the response to it.

  7. Thrashy Avatar

    When I first saw this, I thought it was a contest to *produce* a Top Gear USA pilot, with a $5000 grand prize. I think this would be a much better contest. Rope in two of your friends and proceed to engage in TG-esque hijinks. Bonus points for excessive use of the phrase "In The World."

    1. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

      I wouldn't 'in the world' at all. I'd be more likely to ape James May if anyone.

  8. carplanetzone1 Avatar

    I tried to get some kind of response from NBC, unsuccessful of course so far. But I shall not rest until it is made public! Hip hip horrahh for Top Gear (or the $5000… or Top Gear…… errr the $5000… nevermind).

  9. Lernspielzeug Avatar

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