I can think of several UK challenges the US version hasn't taken on, and there have been challenges the US version has done that the UK have not (first cars, the moonshine run, using convertibles on a cattle ranch).This rehashing of every Top Gear UK challenge is getting old
Noticed that, too! He was dropped off across the street from the former Cala Food's. You even even see the Hyde Out in the background (the bar they left from).The guy with the Army Beetle final stop was less than a block away from the Hyde Bar which, if you look upward to the right, is right there. He just drove around the area and went back there. Was pretty cool to see them drive around San Francisco, it's pretty awesome to recognize nearly every place they drove.
Same situation on my end however the Aussie version (I'm Canadian) held more charm to us foreigners then i think it had for the locals. Yes it was painful at times but for me the locations were something I wouldn't normally see and the cars were often vehicles I would never get to see. Part of the fun of the UK series has been seeing cars that are not available to us in North America, Oz provided me with this and unfortunately the US can't.I've been very aware my TG tastes have been dulled by some excellent ep's from the UK (and lousy ones from Oz!),