Automotive TV Shows

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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The Grand Tour
The Grand Tour
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
Top Gear
Top Gear
Fast N' Loud
Fast N' Loud
Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers
Bitchin' Rides
Bitchin' Rides
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Vegas Rat Rods
Vegas Rat Rods
Garage Squad
Garage Squad
FantomWorks
FantomWorks
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
American Muscle Car
American Muscle Car
How It's Made: Dream Cars
How It's Made: Dream Cars
The Devils Ride
The Devils Ride
All Girls Garage
All Girls Garage
Rusted Development
Rusted Development
Wrecked
Wrecked
Car Fix
Car Fix
Leepu & Pitbull
Leepu & Pitbull
Mecum Auto Auctions
Mecum Auto Auctions
Detroit Auto Show
Detroit Auto Show
Corvette Nation
Corvette Nation
Ferrari Challenge
Ferrari Challenge
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
Formula One Racing
Formula One Racing
Flippin' RVs
Flippin' RVs
Four Wheeler TV
Four Wheeler TV
Top Gear Top 40
Top Gear Top 40
My Classic Car
My Classic Car
iKuztom - America's Sexiest Kuztom Bikes
iKuztom - America's Sexiest Kuztom Bikes
The Amazing World of Automobiles
The Amazing World of Automobiles
Classic Cars
Classic Cars
Formula Drift
Formula Drift
Magnificent Motorcars
Magnificent Motorcars
The Curator's Vault
The Curator's Vault
The Smoking Tire
The Smoking Tire
Mud, Sweat, and Gears
Mud, Sweat, and Gears
Car Reviews
Car Reviews
Ford GT
Ford GT
Roadkill Extras
Roadkill Extras
Review: Car Reviews - SavageGeese
Review: Car Reviews - SavageGeese
Madhouse
Madhouse
Pass Time
Pass Time
Warlocks Rising
Warlocks Rising
PowerBlock
PowerBlock
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Top Gear, The Specials
Top Gear, The Specials
Indiana Sprint Cars
Indiana Sprint Cars
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
Mecum Motorcycle
Mecum Motorcycle
Going RV
Going RV
Jay Leno's Garage (2013)
Jay Leno's Garage (2013)
Livin' the Low Life
Livin' the Low Life
Fast Machines with Funk Master Flex
Fast Machines with Funk Master Flex
The Car Show
The Car Show
Extreme RVs
Extreme RVs
Kings of Crash
Kings of Crash
The Car Chasers
The Car Chasers
International Isle of Man TT Race
International Isle of Man TT Race
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
Overhaulin' Top 10
Overhaulin' Top 10
American Hot Rod
American Hot Rod
AmeriCarna
AmeriCarna
Breaking Barriers
Breaking Barriers
Extreme Auto Hunters
Extreme Auto Hunters
RacerTV
RacerTV
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot
Restoration Garage
Restoration Garage
Car Matchmaker
Car Matchmaker
Fast N' Loud Demolition Theater
Fast N' Loud Demolition Theater
Naked Speed
Naked Speed
R U Faster Than a Redneck?
R U Faster Than a Redneck?
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
Misfit Garage
Misfit Garage
Cuban Chrome
Cuban Chrome
Motor Trend Video
Motor Trend Video
SPEED Test Drive
SPEED Test Drive
King of Cars
King of Cars
Howe & Howe Tech
Howe & Howe Tech
Civic Type R Returns
Civic Type R Returns
Car Czar
Car Czar
Unique Autosports: Miami
Unique Autosports: Miami
101 Cars You Must Drive
101 Cars You Must Drive
Nismo Beast Unleashed
Nismo Beast Unleashed
Rally EVO vs Tuner S2000
Rally EVO vs Tuner S2000
Nissan GT-R Loaded
Nissan GT-R Loaded
Carrera Invasion
Carrera Invasion
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
BMSE Drift Bible
BMSE Drift Bible
Tokyo Auto Salon
Tokyo Auto Salon
JDM Racers
JDM Racers
Tuner Battle Royale
Tuner Battle Royale
Fuji Fast
Fuji Fast