The first season of the US version of the BBC's Top Gear aired on the History Channel over the 2010 - 2011 TV season. The first season of the show contained nine episodes (excluding a 'best of' episode at the end of the series) and premiered on 21st of November in 2010. Rutledge Wood, Tanner Foust, and Adam Ferrara were the presenters of the show in the first series. The first season of Top Gear US followed a very similar formula to that of the original show, however in season 2 the formula was changed.
Tanner and Rutledge challenge an attack helicopter to a battle in the Dodge Viper SRT10, the presenters all meet up to find the world's best Lamborghini.
All three presenters engage in a drifiting battle but there's a catch: Tanner must coach a blind man to do the drifting for him. Tanner races a pair of skiers down a mountain in a Mitsubishi Lancer and Rutledge reviews the Aston Martin V12 Vantage.
Flying Coupe DeVille
The guys retrace the steps of moonshine runners and are given a budget of $1000 to buy a second hand car, they then meet up in North Carolina for a slew of challenges.
Halo vs. Velociraptor
Tanner races a Ford F150 against a HALO sky diver, Adam reviews the Mercedes SLS AMG, and Rutledge and Adam attempt to build a less expensive military vehicle to replace the Humvee, partaking in a paint ball challenge to test their creations.
Beater Boot Camp
The presenters each buy an old car from GM and attempt to prove to the others that their choice should be put into production again through a series of challenges.
Fast in Florida
Tanner travels to the UK to test the Morgan Aero SuperSports, a car made from wood. All three presenters race from Miami to the southernmost point of the US in a car, boat, and plane.
Used Car Salesman
The hosts become used car salesman, challenged with each selling a $3000 second hand car to a member of the public. Rutledge races the Honda CR-Z against some bike riders in San Fransisco.
Car vs. Plane
Rutledge reviews the Porsche Panamera Turbo and Tanner reviews the BMW X6M. The pair then meet up in Hollywood for a race to Las Vegas; Tanner in a car and Rutledge in a commerical plane.
The presenters head to Alaska, home of the toughest off-roading in America, to find America's toughest second hand truck. Along the way they'll have to conquer everything Alaska throws their way and also sleep in their trucks.