Two Car Shows Are Better Than One

Start your engines! The world's most popular motoring show has returned with Season 25 of Top Gear now airing on BBC America, opens a new window.

Three seasons removed from the change of presenters, Top Gear has finally found its footing to bring the world a second great motoring show. Back in 2014, the future of the show fell into limbo when presenters Jeremy Clarkson, opens a new window, James May, opens a new window, and Richard Hammond, opens a new window left the program to start what is now known as The Grand Tour, opens a new window, an Amazon Prime exclusive motoring show similar to Top Gear. Season 23 began with a new larger cast consisting of Chris Harris, opens a new window, Matt LeBlanc, opens a new window, Sabine Schmitz, opens a new window, Chris Evans, opens a new window, Rory Reid, opens a new window, and Eddie Jordan, opens a new window. After Season 23 had concluded, Chris Evans left the show, Matt Le Blanc, Chris Harris, and Rory Reid became the new presenters, while Sabine and Eddie were relegated to occasional appearances.

Season 24 saw a revamping of the logo, a new studio setup, and the return of the celebrity interview segment, now with a reasonably fast car in a segment called "Star in a Reasonably Fast Car."

With the critical success of Season 24, Season 25 makes no further polarizing changes and continues with what worked before, dudes doing dumb things in cool cars. After the previous season it was apparent that the presenters began to form some sort of chemistry, all of which continues to grow as Season 25 is underway. Obviously, Top Gear is not what it used to be with May, Hammond, and Clarkson, but it doesn’t have to be. Instead we have been gifted now with two great motoring programs that only get better with each episode. Season 25 of Top Gear is now airing on BBC America and on BBC Two in the UK.

Check out some of the classics with Clarkson, Hammond, and May!

Top Gear Season 11, opens a new window

Top Gear Season 16, opens a new window

Top Gear Season 22, opens a new window

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Are you a Top Gear fan or a Grand Tour fan? Have you learned to love both? Let us know below!