Archive for the ‘Top Gear Australia’ Category

Final word for FinalGear?

FinalGear.com is the go to place on the internet for news on motoring shows Top Gear and Fifth Gear. That also means it has been a reliable source of information for viewers outside of the UK who want to watch new episodes as soon as possible after going to air. That information, of course, relates […]

Party over for Top Gear Australia

Steve Pizzati confirmed via his twitter feed this morning that Top Gear Australia has been shelved. “It’s true – as of next week, TGA will be on at the special time of not at all,” he quipped. “Sorry to the open-minded people that gave it a go AND enjoyed!” A total of six episodes were […]

Top Gear Australia: Series 4 back on 30 August

Word has come through that Top Gear Australia, Series 4, is due to air on Channel 9 from Tuesday next week. It’s been almost 12 months since we saw the TGA lads in action. Perhaps it has taken that long for Ewen and Shane to patch up their differences, as one reader suggested last November? […]

Top Gear Series 17 starting on 12 June (or not)

First filed: 18 May According to the latest issue of the Dutch edition of Top Gear magazine Season 17 is due to air on BBC2 from Sunday 12 June (see below). Meanwhile, Top Gear Australia has recently been recording its studio pieces for the next series which will be due to air on Channel 9 […]

Top Gear Australia – Series 3 returns

Top Gear Australia, Series 3—aka The Channel 9 version—makes its debut on Tuesday at 7:30pm. The new series kicks off with a 90 minute show dubbed “The Ashes Special” which will see the Aussies take on the Poms. Could the new series jump the shark in its very first episode? Below is the text from […]

Top Gear Australia names cast for 2010

We knew Top Gear Australia was going to be produced after the switch to Channel Nine, but, until now we didn’t know who would host the program. Well, apart from a dodgy Shane Warne rumour. As you can see Steve Pizzati (left) is back, and is the only of the former SBS hosts to keep […]

Top Gear, Season 15 – due to start in July

A number of sources are currently suggesting Series 15 will premiere on UK screens in July. BBC’s scheduling of Top Gear during Germany 2006 shows it is unlikely they will air Top Gear while the World Cup is underway. The final of South Africa 2010 is on Sunday 11 July. This all points to a […]

Across the line

The tenure of SBS TV as the home of Top Gear in Australia will cross the line on Monday evening. The final episode via SBS will air at 7:30pm and is one from the vault—the final episode of Season 4—which originally aired in August 2004. It’s a great snapshot showing how far the show has […]

Top Gear Australia – now with Nine speed box

Viewers of Top Gear Australia will be tuning into a new channel in 2010 after it was confirmed today that Channel Nine has negotiated the rights away from SBS. The switch of channels completes a quinella for PBL Media, publishers of Top Gear Australia magazine. Little surprise, though, that Nine supremo and Australian television heavyweight […]

WTF – Shane Warne to host Top Gear Australia?

Wow, I didn’t ever see the day where Shane Warne would feature on AUSmotive, but the Herald Sun is reporting that Warney is set to host a revamped version of Top Gear Australia which would move from current broadcaster SBS and air on Channel Nine. Details are sketchy at the moment, although it is reported […]

Steve Pizzati plays a bit of roly poly

Top Gear Australia host Steve Pizzati—the Australian Hamster—got himself into a spot of bother last weekend when he tried barrel rolling his car during Aussie Racing Car event. Needless to say the ordeal ended in tears, or more accurately, a “humdinger of a headache and a sore neck”. The crash happened at Sydney’s Eastern Creek […]

Top Gear Australia – Series 2, Episode 8

Tonight saw the conclusion of the second series of Top Gear Australia and if I reflect back to my notes from the same point at Series 1 I have to conclude that forward steps have been taken by the crew at SBS. The cinematography and post production has taken big steps forward, certainly, although there […]

Top Gear Australia – Series 2, Episode 7

The real Top Gear has returned to UK screens, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still have our fun with the local guys. Sure, they may not reach the same lofty standards of the UK originals, but in isolation they’re not too bad. Isolation is something the Steve and Warren find themselves surrounded by tonight […]

World of Top Gear exhibition opens

On schedule, the new World of Top Gear exhibition opened on Friday at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, near Southampton. From the World of Top Gear page on the Beaulieu website: “Ever wondered what happened to the amphibious Toyota, the Alfa/Saab stretch limo and the Reliant Robin rocket that were drowned/cut in half/fired into […]

Top Gear Australia – Series 2, Episode 6

Tonight’s was a run of the mill episode. James drove a Pontiac Commodore around LA and waxed lyrical about Aussie motoring brilliance. His points weren’t entirely convincing, it has to be said. He also took a new Nissan 370Z for a test drive. This should be the program’s raison d’être. The challenges and mucking around […]