I just watched the small car episode. We know both shows are scripted, but does the American version have to be so blatant about it? Does anyone seriously think that Tanner knew the area well enough to find some shortcut that miraculously ended with him crossing a levee and passing Adam within a few car lengths to take the lead? We know that the Tiny Car bit in the home town penalty would only work for someone who lived in a small town. So I knew at once who was going lose. Again, if you are going to script this shit don't make it so obvious. Then the next episode, I think the UK Cop car episode was more interesting. They chose to create their own cop cars instead of just choosing the police models from the big 3. The Ford won the challenge and they used the Ford Proofing Grounds for some of the challenges. I wonder if Chevy would have won if they'd have used Milford Proofing Grounds.
On a positive note, they dropped the stuff that just doesn't work in the US version. The Star in RPC, the hanger and news talk, etc. Just do the challenges and bits.
The Mardi Gras warehouse where they started is not only on the West bank (where they were supposed to end up) but about a mile from where they eventually ended up. Miraculously, they were on the East bank on Bourbon Street, then had to race BACK TO the West bank, passing the original Blain Kerns Mardi Gras World warehouse on the way.