The New Top Gear Could Be Called Gear Knobs: Reports

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And The Stig could be named Speedbird. How about that for a new format? If you were to ask us, we’d say it’s more like one of those facelifts some carmakers keep putting their older models through. Even so, if the rumors turn out to be true, it’s safe to say the name of the show could have been a lot worse.
While Netflix and ITV were shooting their best offers at the former Top Gear trio + producer Andy Wilman, Jeremy Clarkson was making sure they will be covered whatever the outcome of the negotiations. According to trademark papers quoted by BuzzFeed News, two weeks before the £160 million ($246.3 million) worth contract for a total of 36 episodes with Amazon was announced, Jezza’s law firm Olswang quietly registered the trademark “Gear Knobs.”

Why? Apparently, they did it to ensure it can be used for television shows and all manner of merchandise related to driving and cars. This pretty much sums app what the former Top Gear trio have been doing for over a decade.

Now, there are two ways you can see a gear knob. It can simply be the handle for the gear stick you use to change gears, but it can also be an improvement that you can enhance your auto with to make it look smoother. Either way, it should be a name good enough to make the show world renown in no time, if that’s even needed at all.

According to the same report, there’s another name that relates to the new Amazon Prime auto show that clearly is far from what the anonym driver with a white suit and helmet had. It would seem the same company involved in these quietly registered trademarks, also booked “Speedbird” as a label for driving-related merchandise on July 28th. In other words, this could potentially be the name of a new character or feature in a TV show.
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