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Today is a bittersweet sort of day here at BBC America, as a dear friend and colleague will be moving on to new and exciting things after 10 1/2 years with us!
Some of you may not know Rory personally. Some of you may have received a pun-filled e-mail from him to congratulate you on winning a prize from the Doctor Who tumblr; hemay have left you a nice comment on your Cophine Youtube video, or you may have met him at the BBC America booth at Comic Con!
There’s not many people who will drop everything they’re doing to help whenever you need it. Rory is one of the loveliest people we’ve had the honor of working with, and we’re going to miss seeing him every day.
So Allons-y Rory!
Enjoy this new journey!
And never forget how special you are (because There Is Only One Of You).
We’re so excited for all of the new possibilities open to you, and #Thank You Rory for being a wonderful friend!
Top Gear’s James May is tasked with deciding the car of the people in (the fittingly titled) James May’s Cars of the People.
Premiering Monday August 25th at 9/8c on BBC America.
The cars featured in Top Gear’s The Perfect Road Trip special are a sight to see, but do you ever wonder how much it would cost to take them for a joyride?
Let’s countdown the priciest rides Richard and Jeremy take on their whirlwind tour of Europe.
12) Model T Ford
The model T Ford was the best-selling car in it’s hay day (the car reached mass production in 1908). Jeremy and Richard have some trouble maneuvering this piece of vehicular history but they sure look good doing it. In the 1900s, it would only cost you $825, but to get this showroom trophy on the road today it’d be about $18,000.
11) Ford Fiesta ST
For about $22,000 you can take on steep inclines and curvy roads like Richard did in the Ford Fiesta ST. This push-to-start hatchback can reach 197 horsepower, boasts aluminum pedals, and comes equipped with SYNC (a voice-activated entertainment system from MyFord Touch).
10) VW Golf GTI
On their way from Bra, Italy to the French Riviera, Jeremy and Richard trade in their luxury cars for more economical modes of transport. Jeremy cruises down the switchback roads in the Volkswagen Golf GTI. The MSRP going rate for this car is $24,995.
You can continue reading the rest of the article over here and watch Top Gear: The Perfect Road Trip tonight, July 14th at 9/8c on BBC America.
The Perfect Road Trip (x)
Part 1 of Top Gear: The Perfect Road Trip airs Monday, July 14th at 9/8c on BBC America, followed immediately by Idris Elba: King of Speed.
Some say you can now race The Stig around New York. All we know is, they’re right, you can.
Just in time for the Fourth of July, Race The Stig gets an American update! Now you can Race The Stig in New York City!
Top Gear: Race The Stig is free to download across Apple, Amazon, Windows and Google devices around the world, or visit RaceTheStig.com.
"Do we look like Tubbs and Crockett?"
Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond are in search of The Perfect Road Trip. Part 1 of this Top Gear special premieres Monday, July 14th at 9/8c on BBC America.
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We’re very proud that BBC America scored NINE Critics’ Choice Awards nominations this year!
BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES - Tatiana Maslany
BEST MOVIE - An Adventure in Space and Time and Burton and Taylor
BEST MINI-SERIES - Luther
BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES - David Bradley, An Adventure in Space and Time
BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES - Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES - Warren Brown, Luther
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES - Jessica Raine, An Adventure in Space and Time
BEST REALITY SERIES - Top Gear
Read more about the Critics’ Choice Television Awards and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association here.