Automotive TV Shows

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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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Jay Leno's Garage
Jay Leno's Garage
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
Fast N' Loud
Fast N' Loud
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
Top Gear
Top Gear
Bitchin' Rides
Bitchin' Rides
NASCAR Nationwide Series
NASCAR Nationwide Series
The Devils Ride
The Devils Ride
Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers
The Car Chasers
The Car Chasers
NASCAR Race Hub
NASCAR Race Hub
How It's Made: Dream Cars
How It's Made: Dream Cars
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Mecum Auto Auctions
Mecum Auto Auctions
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
101 Cars You Must Drive
101 Cars You Must Drive
Wrecked
Wrecked
International Isle of Man TT Race
International Isle of Man TT Race
Warlocks Rising
Warlocks Rising
PowerBlock
PowerBlock
Highway To Sell
Highway To Sell
PowerNation: Engine Power
PowerNation: Engine Power
Magnificent Motorcars
Magnificent Motorcars
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Flippin' RVs
Flippin' RVs
Formula Drift 2005
Formula Drift 2005
NASCAR Countdown
NASCAR Countdown
Superbike Family
Superbike Family
Car Matchmaker
Car Matchmaker
All Girls Garage
All Girls Garage
Tuner Battle Royale
Tuner Battle Royale
BMSE Drift Bible
BMSE Drift Bible
Lords of the Car Hoards
Lords of the Car Hoards
RV
RV
NASCAR America
NASCAR America
Motor Trend Video
Motor Trend Video
Won & Done
Won & Done
What's In the Barn?
What's In the Barn?
Hard Parts: South Bronx
Hard Parts: South Bronx
Car Fix
Car Fix
American Hot Rod
American Hot Rod
NASCAR Nationwide Series Qualifying
NASCAR Nationwide Series Qualifying
Corvette Nation
Corvette Nation
Overhaulin' Top 10
Overhaulin' Top 10
ALMS Undercover
ALMS Undercover
Top Gear Top 40
Top Gear Top 40
History Made Now: Wheels of Fortune
History Made Now: Wheels of Fortune
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage
FantomWorks
FantomWorks
iKuztom - America's Sexiest Kuztom Bikes
iKuztom - America's Sexiest Kuztom Bikes
Turn & Burn
Turn & Burn
Wide Open Road
Wide Open Road
Carfellas
Carfellas
Dallas Car Sharks
Dallas Car Sharks
Vegas Rat Rods
Vegas Rat Rods
Idris Elba King of Speed
Idris Elba King of Speed
Rods N' Wheels
Rods N' Wheels
F1 36
F1 36
350Z Shock
350Z Shock
Legendary Motorcar
Legendary Motorcar
Car Science
Car Science
Garage Squad
Garage Squad
Fifth Gear
Fifth Gear
PowerNation: Truck Tech
PowerNation: Truck Tech
R U Faster Than a Redneck?
R U Faster Than a Redneck?
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
Buying RVs
Buying RVs
Grass Roots Racing TV
Grass Roots Racing TV
Let It Ride
Let It Ride
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
High Tech Rednecks
High Tech Rednecks
Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing
Indiana Sprint Cars
Indiana Sprint Cars
American Car Prospector
American Car Prospector
Best in the Desert Racing
Best in the Desert Racing
Motor City Masters
Motor City Masters
Extreme Auto Hunters
Extreme Auto Hunters
Factory Fighters
Factory Fighters
Formula Drift
Formula Drift
RacerTV
RacerTV
Big Time RV
Big Time RV
Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
Mecum: The Dealmakers
Mecum: The Dealmakers
TUDOR United SportsCar Championship
TUDOR United SportsCar Championship
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying (ABC)
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying (ABC)
Velocity Presents
Velocity Presents
Lucas Oil Modified Series
Lucas Oil Modified Series
Breaking Barriers
Breaking Barriers
Drifting With the All Stars
Drifting With the All Stars
Barrett-Jackson Automobile Auction
Barrett-Jackson Automobile Auction
Geneva Supercross
Geneva Supercross
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
Ferrari Challenge
Ferrari Challenge
AmeriCarna
AmeriCarna
Backroad Gold
Backroad Gold