Finally, the first episode of Top Gear USA premiered tonight on The History Channel. According to viewers, “there’s a bit of a touring-company feel to the whole thing, a vague sense of wedding-band cover-version, especially at first.” Click here for the first picture in the gallery. Continue reading for a 60 Minutes segment showcasing the UK verson. Here’s the verdict:

So yes, watch this show. At least record the first episode, just so History Channel folks know you’re paying attention. But by all means, by the third episode you should have the snack tray full and an hour free, because this show has a damn good chance of being, if not lightning in a bottle, then white lightning in a jar.

[via Jalopnik]