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Tanner Foust Really Is A Funny Guy

Posted in Cool Stuff, Funny Videos, Videos by Kurt Ernst | February 22nd, 2011 | 2 Responses |

We’re fans of Tanner Foust at RideLust, although we’d admit to liking him more if he gave us some love instead of Jalopnik. This video, starring Foust and Justin Bell, is hilarious, and there’s more chemistry between Foust and Bell in 1:57 than there was between Foust, Wood and Ferrara in the entire first season of Top Gear. Don’t get me wrong, I watched every episode and will do the same for season two, but I think I see the problem. Foust is a driver and Bell is a driver, and the two play well off of each other. Neither Rutledge Wood nor Adam Ferrara are drivers, so maybe Foust just doesn’t relate to them on the same level. How much more entertaining would Top Gear USA be if Justin Bell (who lives in California, if I remember correctly) replaced either Wood or Ferrara? How about a Top Gear USA with Foust, Bell and Matt Farah? Hell, I’d pay money to watch that. Video below.

The video is part of Ford’s “Focus Global Test Drive”, which gave 40 winners the chance to drive the all new Ford Focus in Madrid, Spain. Ford is also making a $10,000 donation to the environment, education or hunger charity of each winner’s choosing, so it’s not just the winners who benefit.

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  1. ds440 says:

    That clip is what every episode of the US TopGear should be like. There was nothing forced, there weren’t lame attempts at reinventing the wheel…..just wit, chemistry, and cars.

    • Kurt Ernst says:

      ds, I couldn’t agree more. I don’t know how well Foust and Bell know each other, but there was genuine rapport there. Even the late-season dialogue between Foust, Wood and Ferrara seemed forced.