'Top Gear America's Jethro Bovingdon Is an Accomplished Motoring Journalist

Tatayana Yomary - Author

Jan. 29 2021, Updated 2:36 p.m. ET

'Top Gear America' Co-Host Jethro Bovingdon
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Car enthusiasts rejoice! If you love the idea of learning all about the automotive industry while getting the 4-1-1 on the hottest cars, then Top Gear America should definitely be on your radar. Known as one of the most iconic car shows in history, Top Gear America gives you full insight into how the cars you desire ride, while adding a bit of competition into the mix.

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Top Gear America is hosted by actors Dax Shepard, Rob Corddry, and English automotive journalist Jethro Bovingdon. And while the show has been getting major traction, you may not be too familiar with Jethro. That said, fans are interested in learning more about the new Top Gear America co-host.

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Jethro Bovingdon's work as a motoring journalist and road tester set the foundation for his career.

There's no denying that you have to live, breathe, and sleep cars to be interested in Top Gear America. And while many people can say that they love everything about the automotive industry, Jethro's obsession with cars is on another level.

According to HotCars, Jethro is quite the accomplished motoring journalist and road tester. His work can be seen in "Evo, Drive Tribe, and MotorTrend," the site shares. And although journalism was a true passion of his, it didn't stop the host from stocking up on his own collection of cars.

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"I haven't owned loads, because I've always been doing this and I have free cars," Bovingdon tells MotorTrend. "I like driving all sorts of cars. I'm not super into awful cars, but if it's awful cars doing fun stuff, I can live with it. And I've driven plenty of awful cars in my time."

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And while he loves that he can call on his mechanic father or brother to work on his cars, he's not afraid to get in on the action. Jethro tells the site that he's no stranger to getting his hands dirty under the hood. 

"One of my first cars, actually, was a project car for a magazine," he shares. "And it was an E36 BMW M3 GT. And I foolishly, having never been to the Nürburgring, I decided to make a target eight-minute car. So I bought this M3, and I'd read that it'd done, like, an 8:23 or something, but when it was new. And I spent the next two years trying to make it do eight minutes."

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Is Jethro Bovingdon married? It's a mystery.

While Jethro is a bonafide car enthusiast, his personal life seems to be a bit on the mysterious side. After all, his Instagram page is filled with countless cars and a few pictures here and there of his children.

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Not to mention, he has been pretty tight-lipped about his family. However, it doesn't necessarily mean that he's not married. There are some celebrities who prefer to keep their families out of the spotlight and Jethro may be no exception to the rule. 

That said, it would be great to see if his family is just as psyched about cars as he is. We may even get the nice surprise of seeing a glimpse of his family on an episode of Top Gear America.

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What is Jethro Bovingdon's net worth?

There's no denying that hosting a popular television show is a great way to rake in major coins. And while there is a certain level of transparency when it comes to how much certain hosts make, that can't be said for Jethro. 

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Since Top Gear America is a top-rated show, we can assume that Jethro is raking in thousands of dollars. Not to mention, he was an editor for various publications, so we wouldn't be surprised if he's sitting on a healthy nest egg in regard to his net worth. 

Plus, having major exposure within the MotorTrend family will naturally allow him to gain more opportunities as he progresses with the show. And that can mean anything from endorsements to other hosting gigs — which will ultimately boost his net worth.

So, it's safe to say that car lovers are in for a real treat. And if you're ready to satisfy your fix, Jethro, Dax, and Rob will definitely help you out.

Top Gear America is set to stream exclusively on the MotorTrend app, starting Jan. 29. 

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