We know Jeremy doesnâ€™t have a lot of time for Americans in general and American cars in-particular which is a shame (about the people) but in some ways understandable about some of their cars.
It is a stance no-doubt at least partly contrived for the benefit of his large worldwide following for whom the latest fad is kicking the â€˜big fellaâ€™ (USA) in the nuts just for the heck of it. Tall Poppy syndrome we call it in Australia and we are good at it.
So it comes as a bit of a surprise that the BBC are looking at producing an American version of the worlds favourite car-show Top Gear. Predictably, Jezza has said he is not interested in leaving his family and home in the UK to chase super-stardom in the USA.
The US based show would involve the three and a half car crazies from the UK series, Jeremy, Richard, James and the Stig spending four months of the year in the US filming the alternative series.
Rather an odd turn-around from the BBC who was rumoured to be considering abandoning the show after Richard Hammondâ€™s jet powered dragster accident in 2006.
Word from the BBC is that they may consider an American series without Jeremy, but that would be a huge mistake. Remember our very own Drive? The lack-lustre lead, a studio audience of 13 bogans and hot laps being carried out byâ€¦â€™The Chipâ€™. Spare the Americans a similar embarrassment and just stick with the UK series. Top Gear is aired in most countries around the world and is one formula that is best left original.
Source : Pistonheads