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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Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
Misfit Garage
Misfit Garage
Fast N' Loud
Fast N' Loud
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying
Top Gear
Top Gear
Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers
NASCAR Nationwide Series
NASCAR Nationwide Series
Bitchin' Rides
Bitchin' Rides
My Classic Car
My Classic Car
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
PowerBlock
PowerBlock
Flippin' RVs
Flippin' RVs
Kings of Crash
Kings of Crash
Formula One Racing
Formula One Racing
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
Going RV
Going RV
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
AmeriCarna
AmeriCarna
Vegas Rat Rods
Vegas Rat Rods
All Girls Garage
All Girls Garage
PowerNation: Engine Power
PowerNation: Engine Power
Wrecked
Wrecked
International Isle of Man TT Race
International Isle of Man TT Race
Warlocks Rising
Warlocks Rising
Garage Squad
Garage Squad
Car Fix
Car Fix
The Car Show
The Car Show
Pass Time
Pass Time
Mecum Auto Auctions
Mecum Auto Auctions
American Hot Rod
American Hot Rod
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
NASCAR Race Hub
NASCAR Race Hub
The Devils Ride
The Devils Ride
Legendary Motorcar
Legendary Motorcar
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
FantomWorks
FantomWorks
Extreme Auto Hunters
Extreme Auto Hunters
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot
Junkyard Empire
Junkyard Empire
Top Gear, The Specials
Top Gear, The Specials
Flipping Ships
Flipping Ships
Motor Trend Video
Motor Trend Video
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Trucks!
Trucks!
Top Gear Apocalypse
Top Gear Apocalypse
RV
RV
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
Overhaulin' Top 10
Overhaulin' Top 10
Lucas Oil Modified Series
Lucas Oil Modified Series
Motor City Masters
Motor City Masters
The Smoking Tire
The Smoking Tire
Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race
Restoration Garage
Restoration Garage
Top Gear: Top Fails
Top Gear: Top Fails
King of Cars
King of Cars
Fifth Gear
Fifth Gear
Jay Leno's Garage (2013)
Jay Leno's Garage (2013)
Civic Type R Returns
Civic Type R Returns
Porsche 996 Turbo: The King?!
Porsche 996 Turbo: The King?!
Top Gear Top 40
Top Gear Top 40
Texas Car Wars
Texas Car Wars
Top Gear At the Movies
Top Gear At the Movies
How It's Made: Dream Cars
How It's Made: Dream Cars
PowerNation: Extreme Off Road
PowerNation: Extreme Off Road
Big Time RV
Big Time RV
Car Matchmaker
Car Matchmaker
Naked Speed
Naked Speed
Cuban Chrome
Cuban Chrome
Four Wheeler TV
Four Wheeler TV
SPEED Test Drive
SPEED Test Drive
Howe & Howe Tech
Howe & Howe Tech
Madhouse
Madhouse
Livin' the Low Life
Livin' the Low Life
Car Czar
Car Czar
Unique Autosports: Miami
Unique Autosports: Miami
American Muscle Car
American Muscle Car
Fast Machines with Funk Master Flex
Fast Machines with Funk Master Flex
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
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
Roaring VTEC
Roaring VTEC
Rotary Reborn
Rotary Reborn
350Z Shock
350Z Shock
Japanese Muscle
Japanese Muscle
Imprezza vs. Lancer - The Final Battle
Imprezza vs. Lancer - The Final Battle