Matt Farah And "The Car Show" Salute TTAC

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

Matt Farah may be the bigshot star of Speed’s The Car Show, but he got his start on the web, running a little site called The Smoking Tire. And since he’s clawed his way up from the internet’s hurly-burly, he knows how web promotion works: you check out my stuff, I’ll check out yours. As a longtime TTAC reader, he’s asking us personally to check out his new show, which airs each Wednesday at 10 pm on Speed. Don’t have cable? Check out The Car Show on Hulu.

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  • NulloModo NulloModo on Aug 28, 2011

    I liked Carolla in The Man Show, but now he seems to be slipping closer and closer to a caraciture of Gilbert Gottfried. Farah obviously knows a lot, but he doesn't have a great on screen presence. I haven't watching The Car Show since the first couple episodes though, so maybe he has gotten better. I like Dan Neil. I don't get a negative vibe from him at all on the show. John Salley is supposed to the comic foil I guess. He's OK, but if they had to have a TBG, I think JB Smoove would have been more entertaining. Top Gear USA has improved dramatically since the first season, and I find it a lot more enjoyable than The Car Show, but I'll give the Car Show another chance and see if things have started to gel better there.

  • Panzerfaust Panzerfaust on Aug 28, 2011

    I think with some re-tooling the Car could do well. Matt is good, and knows what he's talking about the others are useless, except for the fact that having 4 people is some lame attempt to show that they're not blatatnly ripping off Top Gear. Carolla can be funny, but half the time his jokes and one liners fall flat, which is more than I can say for Top Gear USA, a singularly unwatchable show.

  • Chuck Goolsbee Chuck Goolsbee on Aug 28, 2011

    I like cars, so any show about them is OK with me. If you set your wayback machine for the first few seasons of the BBC's Top Gear you'll see that they were damn near unwatchable. Give it some time guys...

  • JMII JMII on Aug 29, 2011

    The Car Show is OK, I find it touch better then Top Gear US. Its just after watching the real Top Gear everything else just seems lame. At least the Car Show stands on its own as an original, where as TG:US is copy... and everyone knows a copy is never as good as an original.