Automotive TV Shows

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About Automotive

The marriage between TV and cars isn't necessarily an obvious one, but it seems that the only thing that auto enthusiasts like more than driving cars is watching shows about cars on TV. Automotive programming pops up on just about every broadcast and cable networks, and entire networks have been devoted to bringing vehicular entertainment to the small screen.

In the beginning, automotive programming was often very straightforward. Programs like "MotorWeek" on PBS featured road tests of new car models and basic maintenance information, and the BBC's "Top Gear" offered much the same kind of content on the other side of Atlantic. Both series are still on the air, although "Top Gear" underwent a redesign and relaunch after the turn of the century.

The rise of reality programming on cable TV was fortuitous for automotive programming. The combination of cars, motorcycles and reality-style drama resulted in popular series such as "American Chopper," which followed the exploits of custom motorcycle builders, and series featuring the building, customization and restoration of vehicles proliferated.

In addition to the documentary and reality genres, the televised presentation of motorsports has been one of the most popular genres of automotive programming for decades. Broadcasts of NASCAR stock car racing events are some of the most widely viewed sports broadcasts on television, and other racing series such as Formula 1 have smaller but equally dedicated audiences.

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Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
Fast N' Loud
Fast N' Loud
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
Jay Leno's Garage
Jay Leno's Garage
Top Gear
Top Gear
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
The Devils Ride
The Devils Ride
Barrett-Jackson Automobile Auction
Barrett-Jackson Automobile Auction
Formula One Racing
Formula One Racing
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying (ABC)
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying (ABC)
Trick My What?
Trick My What?
NASCAR Race Hub
NASCAR Race Hub
Mecum Auto Auctions
Mecum Auto Auctions
PowerNation: Engine Power
PowerNation: Engine Power
Misfit Garage
Misfit Garage
101 Cars You Must Drive
101 Cars You Must Drive
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
Bitchin' Rides
Bitchin' Rides
Flippin' RVs
Flippin' RVs
NASCAR Nationwide Series
NASCAR Nationwide Series
My Classic Car
My Classic Car
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot
Madhouse
Madhouse
PowerBlock
PowerBlock
Fast N' Loud Demolition Theater
Fast N' Loud Demolition Theater
Kings of Crash
Kings of Crash
Formula Drift
Formula Drift
BMSE Drift Bible
BMSE Drift Bible
Tuner Battle Royale
Tuner Battle Royale
Trucks!
Trucks!
Fifth Gear
Fifth Gear
R U Faster Than a Redneck?
R U Faster Than a Redneck?
International Isle of Man TT Race
International Isle of Man TT Race
AmeriCarna
AmeriCarna
All Girls Garage
All Girls Garage
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
Top Gear Sampler
Top Gear Sampler
Top Gear, The Specials
Top Gear, The Specials
Texas Car Wars
Texas Car Wars
Warlocks Rising
Warlocks Rising
PowerNation: Detroit Muscle
PowerNation: Detroit Muscle
Vegas Rat Rods
Vegas Rat Rods
TUDOR United SportsCar Championship
TUDOR United SportsCar Championship
Mud, Sweat, and Gears
Mud, Sweat, and Gears
King of Cars
King of Cars
Livin' the Low Life
Livin' the Low Life
American Muscle Car
American Muscle Car
Nissan GT-R Loaded
Nissan GT-R Loaded
350Z Shock
350Z Shock
ALMS Undercover
ALMS Undercover
Nissan GT Academy
Nissan GT Academy
Top Gear Apocalypse
Top Gear Apocalypse
How It's Made: Dream Cars
How It's Made: Dream Cars
What's In the Barn?
What's In the Barn?
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing
Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
Turn & Burn
Turn & Burn
Corvette Nation
Corvette Nation
Ferrari Challenge
Ferrari Challenge
Backroad Gold
Backroad Gold
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
PowerNation: Truck Tech
PowerNation: Truck Tech
Legendary Motorcar
Legendary Motorcar
Classic Cars
Classic Cars
Big Time RV
Big Time RV
Magnificent Motorcars
Magnificent Motorcars
Car Matchmaker
Car Matchmaker
Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race
Motor Trend Video
Motor Trend Video
Wrecked
Wrecked
Four Wheeler TV
Four Wheeler TV
SPEED Test Drive
SPEED Test Drive
Howe & Howe Tech
Howe & Howe Tech
Civic Type R Returns
Civic Type R Returns
Car Czar
Car Czar
Unique Autosports: Miami
Unique Autosports: Miami
Nismo Beast Unleashed
Nismo Beast Unleashed
Rally EVO vs Tuner S2000
Rally EVO vs Tuner S2000
EVO IX The Next Evolution
EVO IX The Next Evolution
Factory Fighters
Factory Fighters
Enduro Challenge
Enduro Challenge
Skyline GT-R the Prodigy
Skyline GT-R the Prodigy
Super Battle
Super Battle
Porsche 996 Turbo: The King?!
Porsche 996 Turbo: The King?!
Type R Legend
Type R Legend
Tokyo Auto Salon
Tokyo Auto Salon
JDM Racers
JDM Racers
Fuji Fast
Fuji Fast
Roaring VTEC
Roaring VTEC
Japanese Muscle
Japanese Muscle
Imprezza vs. Lancer - The Final Battle
Imprezza vs. Lancer - The Final Battle
Rocket Rotary
Rocket Rotary
Car Warriors
Car Warriors
Car Science
Car Science
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race
Speed X
Speed X
The Car Show
The Car Show
Carfellas
Carfellas
American Icon: Muscle Car
American Icon: Muscle Car
Cars.TV
Cars.TV
Top Gear Top 40
Top Gear Top 40
Extreme RVs
Extreme RVs
Pass Time
Pass Time
Escape Routes
Escape Routes
Hard Parts: South Bronx
Hard Parts: South Bronx
Hole Shot
Hole Shot
Racing Green
Racing Green
Celebrity Motor Homes
Celebrity Motor Homes
Formula Drift 2005
Formula Drift 2005
The Brake Room with Heather Rae Young
The Brake Room with Heather Rae Young
Inside Michael Waltrip Racing
Inside Michael Waltrip Racing
Top Gear At the Movies
Top Gear At the Movies
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage
Richard Hammond's Top Gear Uncovered
Richard Hammond's Top Gear Uncovered
RV
RV
Detroit Auto Show
Detroit Auto Show
Be A Grand Prix Driver
Be A Grand Prix Driver
The Car Chasers
The Car Chasers
Superbike Family
Superbike Family
F1 36
F1 36
World's Toughest Drive
World's Toughest Drive
iKuztom - America's Sexiest Kuztom Bikes
iKuztom - America's Sexiest Kuztom Bikes
Genesis of Sport
Genesis of Sport
Celebrity Rides
Celebrity Rides
Philly Throttle
Philly Throttle
FantomWorks
FantomWorks
God, Guns & Automobiles
God, Guns & Automobiles
Buying RVs
Buying RVs
Dallas Car Sharks
Dallas Car Sharks
Let It Ride
Let It Ride
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
High Tech Rednecks
High Tech Rednecks
NASCAR Countdown
NASCAR Countdown
Won & Done
Won & Done
Indiana Sprint Cars
Indiana Sprint Cars
Grass Roots Racing TV
Grass Roots Racing TV
American Car Prospector
American Car Prospector
History Made Now: Wheels of Fortune
History Made Now: Wheels of Fortune
Overhaulin' Top 10
Overhaulin' Top 10
American Hot Rod
American Hot Rod
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
Sturgis Raw
Sturgis Raw
PowerNation: Extreme Off Road
PowerNation: Extreme Off Road
The Amazing World of Automobiles
The Amazing World of Automobiles
Wide Open Road
Wide Open Road
Rods N' Wheels
Rods N' Wheels
Lords of the Car Hoards
Lords of the Car Hoards
NASCAR America
NASCAR America
Geneva Supercross
Geneva Supercross
Drifting With the All Stars
Drifting With the All Stars
Breaking Barriers
Breaking Barriers
Lucas Oil Modified Series
Lucas Oil Modified Series
Best in the Desert Racing
Best in the Desert Racing
Mega RV Countdown
Mega RV Countdown
Motor City Masters
Motor City Masters
Extreme Auto Hunters
Extreme Auto Hunters
ARCA RE/MAX Series Racing
ARCA RE/MAX Series Racing
Idris Elba King of Speed
Idris Elba King of Speed
RacerTV
RacerTV
Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
Peak Stock Car Dream Challenge 2
Peak Stock Car Dream Challenge 2
Mecum: The Dealmakers
Mecum: The Dealmakers
Garage Squad
Garage Squad
Car Fix
Car Fix
NASCAR Nationwide Series Qualifying
NASCAR Nationwide Series Qualifying
Highway To Sell
Highway To Sell
Secret Life of Formula One
Secret Life of Formula One
Velocity Presents
Velocity Presents
Top Gear: Cars of the People
Top Gear: Cars of the People
Best of American Hot Rod
Best of American Hot Rod
The Curator's Vault
The Curator's Vault
Screen Machines
Screen Machines
Combat Cars
Combat Cars
Top Gear: Top 41
Top Gear: Top 41
Mecum Motorcycle
Mecum Motorcycle
Top Gear: Top Fails
Top Gear: Top Fails
The Smoking Tire
The Smoking Tire
RV Nation
RV Nation
Naked Speed
Naked Speed
Fast Machines with Funk Master Flex
Fast Machines with Funk Master Flex
Carrera Invasion
Carrera Invasion
Rotary Reborn
Rotary Reborn
JGTC The Official Guide
JGTC The Official Guide
Garage419
Garage419
FLDetours
FLDetours
Behind the Smoke - Dai Yoshihara Formula Drift 2011/2012 Season
Behind the Smoke - Dai Yoshihara Formula Drift 2011/2012 Season
Fifty Years of Bond Cars: A Top Gear Special With Richard Hammond
Fifty Years of Bond Cars: A Top Gear Special With Richard Hammond
Family Trade
Family Trade
Heavy Metal Monsters
Heavy Metal Monsters
The Racing Insiders
The Racing Insiders
TerraCross Side-by-Side Pro Race
TerraCross Side-by-Side Pro Race
Performance TV
Performance TV
Translogic
Translogic
First Crush
First Crush
Indiana Bike Week
Indiana Bike Week
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