The new “Top Gear” will be called “Gear Knobs” aired on Amazon Prime?

Top Gear in Australia

Speculation is mounting that Jeremy Clarkson’s new Amazon Prime show be called Gear Knobs, after BuzzFeed discovered a trademark application for the cheeky title by Clarkson’s lawyers, Olswang.

The application was made a fortnight before the former Top Gear presenter announced a deal worth a reported £160m to make a new series with Amazon. It was filed through a shell company, which has also registered the title “Gear Knobs”.

Top Gear in Canada

A third title – Speedbirds – was also registered by the lawyers. The Daily Mirror wonders if this name could be new moniker for “a Stig-like character in Clarkson, Hammond and May’s new show”. The filings mean the titles can be used for TV shows and merchandising.

The Top Gear brand was worth an estimated £150m a year in sales to the BBC through a lucrative combination of live shows, DVD sales, and all manner of branded merchandise, including Stig bubble bath and Top Gear birthday cakes.

Top Gear team

However, the risqué names may not be what Amazon has in mind. Although the applications were made in the middle of July, at the end of August the company’s boss Roy Price said the team were still struggling to find a name for the show.

When asked about the reported new title, an Amazon spokesman said: “Amazon does not comment on speculation.” Clarkson himself was unavailable for comment on the story.

Richard Hammond, James May and Jeremy Clarkson

Earlier this week, his sidekick James May tweeted a photograph of himself with the caption “Here I am again, looking like a nob.”

Before he begins work on his new show, Clarkson will return to the BBC as host of an episode of the satirical news quiz Have I Got News For You.


It will be his first appearance on the BBC since he was dropped from Top Gear after punching producer Oisin Tymon, says BBC News.

After a protracted investigation into the incident, BBC director-general Tony Hall decided not to renew the presenter’s contract, saying that “a line has been crossed” and “there cannot be one rule for one and one rule for another”.

Jeremy Clarkson and Chris Evans on TFI Friday

Clarkson’s appearance on Have I Got News For You will coincide with the start of the show’s 50th series.

The 55-year-old presenter had been due to host an episode of the show in April, but pulled out after the so-called ‘fracas’ that cost him his job at Top Gear.

At the time, a statement from production company Hat Trick said: “On reflection, Jeremy Clarkson has decided not to host Have I Got News For You. We fully expect him to resume his hosting duties later in the year.”

Jeremy Clarkson - Hovervan

Meanwhile, Sky has taken a much firmer line on the prospect of working with Clarkson in the future.

Stuart Murphy, the broadcaster’s entertainment chief, said that he had a ten-second conversation with his colleagues about whether they would like to employ Clarkson after he was dropped by the BBC. But “who nowadays is happy” working with someone who used the n-word, he asked an audience at the Royal Television Society convention last week, The Guardian reports.

Clarkson once mumbled the word while reciting the nursery rhyme Eeny, meeny, miny, moe during an episode of Top Gear.

Jeremy Clarkson - P45

“His view was it wasn’t transmitted,” said Murphy. “Come on. There’s no need to say that. For him to be so tentative about his apology and loving the fact that he’s a naughty schoolboy. Grow up. It’s a different age, grow up.”

The upshot of Murphy’s short conversation with his colleagues was that none of them were happy to employ Clarkson.

“We are a family brand,” said Murphy. “It would have been short-term gain for long-term mess. He’s not someone we want to work with.”

Clarkson is currently on holiday, but is expected to begin preliminary work on his Amazon show in the next few months.


This is the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro!

On Detroit’s Belle Isle Park, Chevy finally pulled the wraps off its next-generation Camaro — a hotly anticipated upgrade that GM has been teasing bit by bit over the past several weeks. It’ll go head-to-head against the recently revamped Ford Mustang when it hits dealers in the coming months.

In general, Chevy has hewn closely to the look and feel of the outgoing model, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing: the musclebound lines of the car have aged well over the past several years.

There will be six — yes, six — engines offered, ranging from a 455-horsepower 6.2-liter V-8 all the way down to a 2.0-liter turbocharged four. An equally big story might be the new interior — unlike the exterior, the cockpit looks all-new, featuring something Chevy is calling “Interior Spectrum Lighting” that shines a light pipe in any of 24 selectable colors across the dashboard. (It looks awesome.)

There’s even a “show mode” that will randomly cycle through all the colors, just for effect.

There’s a reason that GM took to Belle Isle for this particular unveiling: besides the fact that GM headquarters can be seen a mile away on the Detroit skyline, Belle Isle is hosting a Grand Prix in two weeks’ time where IndyCar drivers will negotiate the twists and turns of the island’s road course.

This weekend, Chevy is using that same course to demonstrate the new Camaro’s chops on the track.


Two Guys With Jetpacks Fly Over Dubai In Epic Video!


Yves Rossy and Vince Reffet, the two innovators behind the Jetman Dubai jetpack athlete team, have released an incredible video of their synchronized jetpack flight high above Dubai and the surrounding desert.


Rossy, a fearless professional pilot from Switzerland, is a leading innovator in the field of propelled human flight, having created his own custom jetpack after years of experimentation and customization. This flight represents the experience that he and his protege, Reffet, have gathered during years of practice.

The jetpack Rossy designed is the closest that mankind has comes to the jetpacks that we’ve all seen in sci-fi media like The Rocketeer. They need the assistance of another aircraft to take flight, but can gain altitude and sustain flight for anywhere from 6 to 13 minutes at speeds between 180 and 300 km/h.



Furious 7 Movie: The Full List of Cars!


Two hundred and thirty cars were harmed in the making of Fast & Furious 7. They were raced off ramps, parachuted from planes and driven head-first into each other.

For the seventh instalment in the multi-million dollar joy-riding franchise, the emphasis was on real stunts. Only 10 per cent of the action sequences in the film were generated by computer, which goes some way to explaining why so many of 340 cars used in the film were trashed.

Dennis McCarthy, the man who modifies the cars for the film, gives each one the same basic structure: a 500-horsepower fuel injection unit and a three-speed manual transmission. This minimises the range of spare parts that have to be used, and allows the stunt team to minutely choreograph each scene without having to know the individual peculiarities of each vehicle.

Lykan Hypersport


This Middle Eastern supercar, made by the Beirut-based company W Motors, is the most expensive to feature in a Fast & Furious film. There are only seven models of the car in the world, with each one priced at around £2.3 million.

Even the headlights on this car are outrageous, illuminated with white gold, diamonds and sapphires.

1970 Dodge Charger


This modified 1970 Dodge Charger, which is the signature car of Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), is one of five cars dropped from a Lockheed C-130 Hercules plane in one of Fast & Furious 7’s most spectacular stunts, shot above the Arizona desert.

One Charger was dropped from 12,000ft and another exact replica from 8,000ft. Attached to military-grade parachutes, most of the cars survived the drop. In total, nine versions of the Charger were made for the film.


The scene was shot in a multitude of different ways: three skydivers with hand-held and helmet cameras jumped with the cars; cameramen filmed from the interior of the plane and from a helicopter circling nearby; there was camera crew on the ground; and each car was fitted with two or three Go-Pros.

Jeep Wrangler


This armoured 2015 Jeep Wrangler is driven by Tej (Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges) in Fast & Furious 7.

Aston Martin DB9


Jason Statham’s car in the Furious 7 movie is the Aston martin DB9.

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