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15th-Oct-2010 01:30 am Bandom/Top Gear (PG-13)
Sorry Motorbabies, got stuck in a zone and had no batteries to send out my signal. Don't worry the broadcasts will continue as soon as the Killjoys get out of Battery City and back to the Zones.

Title:
The First Annual Cross-Country Tour Bus Race
Pairing: Gen
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] rockeandroll 
Author Website: Rockeandroll's LJ
Why this must be read: I love crossovers. This is not a big shock if you've ever talked to me for more then 5 seconds. This fic is one of my favorite new fics that came out of bandombigbang this year. Witty, funny, sweet and down right frantic in some places. The title says what it is. A Bus Race between My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Panic At Disco (just Brendon and Spencer) And The Young Veins (just Ryan and Jon). The Top Gear boys are in great voice in this fic.

Here's the summary just so you can see what I mean.

One night, on a whim, Gerard sends an email to Top Gear asking if he can be a guest on their show. After one week, a dozen more emails and a three-way phone call with Richard Hammond and Pete Wentz, he's invented a new motorsport instead.

This fic covers the events of the First Annual Cross Country Tour Bus Race, including Pete Wentz getting kicked off his own bus, Panic and the Veins swapping members four times, and ending with a concert where the winner plays the final set and the band in last place plays a song in the nude.


Even if you have never seen an episode of Top Gear (she has a primer as well), this fic is a touring fic, a band fic and a general good time.

The First Annual Cross-Country Tour Bus Race Master Post
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28th-Dec-2009 10:44 pm Transformers/Top Gear (PG-13)
My last rec was a teeny bit depressing, so here's a little something to make you smile:

Title: Gearheads by Tainry
TF Continuity: 2007 Movie (not 2009/ROTF compliant)
Pairing: Sam/Mikaela, various 'Bots (implied)
Length: approx. 1,600 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] tainry
Author website: Borealis AU Table of Contents
Why this must be read:

Summary: The Autobots like to MST3K Top Gear.

As I mentioned before, this fandom tends to produce serial standalones that build to a large epic... This is (another) one of them--don't despair at the 5/71 part number! Each part is complete, and this one can stand alone, I promise. Also, the series is up to 55/80 at this point, and she updates regularly. This crossover is from early in the Borealis AU, and it is a scream.

tl;dr? )

Gearheads
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30th-Jan-2009 08:11 pm When Worlds Collide by Culf (white cortina - All Ages)
Fandom: LIFE ON MARS / TOP GEAR
Pairing: Test Card Girl / The Stig
Length: less than 1000 words
Author on LJ: culf
Author Website: Culf at the Collators' Den
Why this must be read: I wanted to end the month where I began, with the TCG being both lovable and creepy as hell. Here she is paired with another odd-ball slightly creepy secondary character in The Stig from Top Gear. Theirs is a match made in some sort of bizzaro alternate heaven. But tragedy can strike even there, and you grieve for what they have lost.

When Worlds Collide


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16th-Jun-2008 10:44 pm LIFE ON MARS/TOP GEAR
Title: That's Life, On Cars
Pairing: Gen
Length: 8,800 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] fiandyfic
Author Website: Fic Masterlist
Why this must be read: This story is written by two of my favourite Life on Mars writers and the summary reads thus; My name is Richard Hammond. I had an accident, and I woke up in 1973. Am I mad, in a coma, or back in time? Whatever's happened, it's like I've landed on a different planet. Now, maybe if I can work out the reason, Jeremy Clarkson will stop yelling in my head.

This story is funny and twisted and very much in the tone of a slightly crackier version of Life on Mars. It cleverly weaves the two shows and it is fantastically written, with some truly stunning lines.

Excerpt )

That's Life, On Cars
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15th-Oct-2006 10:13 pm Stargate SG1/Top Gear (RPF)/Doctor Who (PG)
Title: The Intergalactic Space Race Special by Draco the Lizard
Pairing: Gen with a little Jack O'Neill/Richard Hammond flirting.
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] dracothelizard
Author Website: Author's Stargate fic here
Why this must be read:

SG1 has lost Major Carter - oops - and the aliens holding her insist that they take part in a race to get her back. So they need a driver. But just not any driver. They need the best. In fact, they need the Stig - test driver for BBC show Top Gear. Unfortunately for SG1 the Stig comes with three motoring journalists attached, who aren't that keen on letting him go and have a really dodgy idea of the meaning of the words 'National Security'.

Although I think it works well even knowing only the Stargate half of the crossover, but - Top Gear? )

Usually SG1 come across journalists that are intent on unveiling government secrets and it's really funny to watch their increasing exasperation - Jack's especially - as they struggle to deal with attitudes that are less 'Wow, that guy's an alien' and more 'Wow, look at that guy's car'. The author really nails the voices and attitudes of both groups - Teal'c and the Stig so would get on. And once the story's initial premise is accepted it's an amusing look at the Stargate-verse from an outsider view.

And the Doctor Who crossover? Well, it turns out that 'The' is a really popular first name on Gallifrey.

Excerpt )

The Intergalactic Space Race Special
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