Top reasons why Top Gear resonates
The rumored start date was May 8, 2016, but Top Gear fanatics should tamper their excitement as the BBC has not confirmed this as such. Whatever the date, the introduction of Matt LeBlanc has folks buzzing alongside ex-Formula 1 boss Eddie Jordan, German racing driver Sabine Schmitz, YouTube star Chris Harris and Rory Reid, the journalist who scored a spot through the public auditions that culminated last year.
But what makes this show resonate? First and foremost, storytelling. The show has always had a unique, irreverent way of narrating a story while at the same time being informative. A jaw-dropping 350 million viewers per week, worldwide, speaks to its attraction.
Second, Top Gear and the BBC are funded by British taxpayers. This means that hosts and guests can basically say whatever they want as retribution from sponsors is … zero. Jay Leno actually turned down NBC’s Top Gear spinoff [...]