- Jan 6, 2005
- monterey, ca, usa
- '03 honda s2k
if they wanted just eye-candy for the ladies, nbc could've still picked someone that has something to actually offer in regards to automotives.He's a face, you think NBC would forget something to draw in the female viewers? You get the ladies watching too, you can advertise to ladies = more $$$ in their pockets. They aren't stupid, if they were they couldn't pay Leno his $520,000 a week salary. It's all about the $$$$.
I can't pass much judgement on the guy since I've never heard of him, but Tanner Foust is useless, I'll watch for Adam, he may be our only hope.
It's kind of funny, they've got Stromer for a face, Foust for driving skill, and Adam for knowledge and comedy.....and I don't doubt that is exactly how they (NBC) looked at it, "Ok, we need a funny guy, a guy who can drive and someone too look at..." Good ole network TV
i'd rather them cast martina navratilova, whom i just learned is passionate about racing, than strommer or foust. this motortrend article is very insightful about her experiences and philosophy. having see several interviews and documentaries, i wouldn't be upset at all if she were to host top gear us.
http://www.motortrend.com/features/consumer/112_0804_martina_navratilova_celebrity_drive/index.htmlNavratilova is a car connoisseur. "The 928 was okay, the 911 is sweet," she begins saying. "I drove a 959 Porsche in Germany 20 years ago now and I had the thing going 200 miles an hour, so that was fun. I think we drove for two hours and averaged about 150 miles an hour. So that was a blast. This is 20 years ago when there wasn't so much traffic."
That was the Autobahn, right? "Yup," she replies. "You can't do that anymore because there's too many cars. You might have the performance but you don't have the opportunity."
One of the only upscale marques she has not owned is a Lamborghini. "I've had a Ferrari, I've had a bunch of Porches, a couple of Jaguars, of course, Mercedes."
When I ask her which Ferrari she owned, she replies, "I had the worst Ferrari of all time, the 400i. It was a four-seater piece of crap because the turning radius was like a hundred yards," Navratilova says, laughing. "I couldn't get it in and out of my garage because I had to keep going back and forth, back and forth, just so I could fit it in. Pain in the ass. I bought it in Texas and I sold it Texas. That was a bad Ferrari."