Senoia resident Rutledge Wood’s History show ‘Top Gear USA’ cancelled

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By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Senoia resident Rutledge Wood announced on Facebook  that History has cancelled “Top Gear USA” after six seasons.

The car enthusiast and University of Georgia graduate is one of the co-hosts with Tanner Foust and Adam Ferrara.

The series finale aired last night, where the dudes visited Cuba. BBC, which airs the popular British version, is seeking other homes for “Top Gear USA.” 

“It’s been an amazing ride for sure, and although I don’t think the show is done, it appears that it’s done with our friends at History, and we’re incredibly grateful for being a part of the A&E Networks family,” he wrote on Sunday. “The three of us will stick together and hope to bring you much more Top Gear USA, albeit it somewhere else it appears.”

His latest note:

6 years, 72 shows, countless adventures and more laughs than I can even count. Thank you Tanner Foust & Adam Ferrara for taking this journey with me. I love you both like brothers & I wouldn’t change a single thing…except maybe beat Tanner more often.

To all of the fans…from the bottom of my heart, thank you. Making‪#‎TopGearUS‬ on HISTORY has been an absolute dream come true. We have loved our friends at History & I wish we could be on there forever…but we will stick together & you’ll see us again soon, I promise.

To everyone who ever worked on TGUS, worked on the cars, anyone who Loaned us cars, helped us get locations to be idiots, audience members for the studio, and anyone else I’m forgetting…thank you thank you thank you. We couldn’t have done it without you! Viva Top Gear US!

I’ll update this when I get a hold of Wood himself.

My first interview with Wood when the show debuted in 2010. 

And I posted a video of one of his cool cars last year on YouTube when he was promoting a spin-off show on History “Lost in Transmission.”

 


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