Top Gear America Episode 4: Drive of Your Life [Review]

If you’re still with us watching Top Gear America, we’ve made it to Episode 4. This episode has some clear highs and lows, some winners and some losers.

drag school

The show starts out with a strong segment. Wookie is challenged with learning how to drag race from none other than his co-host Antron Brown, at the legendary Doug Foley Racing School, in Mooresville, NC. For fans of drag racing, it’s a must see, and the entire part of the show is done well. We get to see a more natural Antron in the depth of his element, and the level of comfortability in this setting really shows.

drag

 

Now, if only he could bring just a bit more of that back into the studio.

TGA follows up this segment with a rather random celebrity guest, Haley Joel Osment. While Haley looks like a young, up and coming Santa Clause actor, with the personality to boot, be sure to stick around for his hot lap because it is legendary. We won’t tell you why, but it will definitely go down in history as a Top Gear best, and we’re talking all Top gears.

haley

Unfortunately, Episode 4 also features the first truly bad film done by the current favorite host of TGA, Bill Fichtner. In what could’ve been a great segment, Bill reviews the new Cadillac CTS-V and instead of it being exciting, or even mildly interesting, all we get are a few straight line shots, boring music, and a disappointed Bill. Hopefully, this won’t become a trend for Bill.

cadillac

The final segment of the show features Wookie once again in action. This time he’s learning to drive the new Dodge Charger police vehicle. The segment also briefly features the Fiat Abarth 124 Spyder. Fans of the show will appreciate the dry British humor and the well shot slow-mo bits which have become a staple on Top Gear, but overall the segment is a bit rushed and feels choppy.

charger

While there was certainly some great high points and hilarious bits of laughter, Episode 4 was overall down a bit from Episode 3, so we’re giving it a 3 out of 5 stars.

3-out-of-5-stars

What did you think of Episode 4? Let us know in the comments.

 

 

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