Vroom Vroom

I don’t believe I’m the only one in this position and if you can relate, please chime in in the comments section. The position I’m in is one of complete ignorance because, when it comes to cars I am at least completely and absolutely clueless. I don’t know makes or models or brands, a majority of the time if you were to point to a car and ask me to name it I’d more often than not reply with some uber sly remark about it being the blue kind. Or truck. Or SUV or Sedan or, whatever else kind of Mum car there is out there. To be completely honest, the only reason why I know the make of my car is because my Mum told me. It was a 2005 Chevrolet cavalier, whatever that means. Ignorance aside, I love my car. She’s a dream.

There are some people out there though, who are in the exact opposite position that I am. They know everything about cars from body model to brand, right down to the spark plugs and 3rd cylinders. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise to me that shows like Top Gear actually exist. (I was in straight up awe when I saw my first few episodes the other day). The series boasts 24 seasons and has been running since 2002. At more than a decade old, it seems as if viewers just can’t get enough of fawning over the fanciest, or the most mundane cars that hit the market. If you’re like me and had never heard of the show up until recently, Top Gear basically consists of a series of hosts who test out 2 different cars per episode. A good portion of the show is just looking to see if these vehicles live up to the manufacturer’s claims. Which is interesting enough for anyone whose out there on the car market. They never stray away from flashing a super fancy car or two. There’s generally a silly skit or two thrown into every episode as well, at least from what I can tell. Funny enough, the few episodes I’ve watched have starred Matt LeBlanc. You know, Joey Tribbiani from Friends. Considering the fact that I can only ever picture him as Joey, he does do a decent enough job at hosting the show alongside Rory Reid and Chris Harris. If you’re not really into car shows, I totally get it. However, I’ve found Top Gear to be an awesome white noise type of TV. Just put it on in the background and listen to those proverbial engines purr as you work away. And because of this show I do kind of know a little more about cars now. Like… Kind of have an idea of what a spark plug is. I’d recommend it for anyone just trying to learn a little more about the machines that get you from point A to point B.

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