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
Jay Leno's Garage
Jay Leno's Garage
Top Gear
Top Gear
Fast N' Loud
Fast N' Loud
Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Vegas Rat Rods
Vegas Rat Rods
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying (ABC)
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying (ABC)
The Devils Ride
The Devils Ride
Garage Squad
Garage Squad
Madhouse
Madhouse
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
Cuban Chrome
Cuban Chrome
Mecum Auto Auctions
Mecum Auto Auctions
FantomWorks
FantomWorks
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Leepu & Pitbull
Leepu & Pitbull
PowerBlock
PowerBlock
All Girls Garage
All Girls Garage
Flippin' RVs
Flippin' RVs
Car Warriors
Car Warriors
Bitchin' Rides
Bitchin' Rides
Formula One Racing
Formula One Racing
Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
Pass Time
Pass Time
How It's Made: Dream Cars
How It's Made: Dream Cars
Warlocks Rising
Warlocks Rising
Mega RV Countdown
Mega RV Countdown
Big Time RV
Big Time RV
King of Cars
King of Cars
Roaring VTEC
Roaring VTEC
The Car Chasers
The Car Chasers
PowerNation: Truck Tech
PowerNation: Truck Tech
Magnificent Motorcars
Magnificent Motorcars
Mud, Sweat, and Gears
Mud, Sweat, and Gears
Wrecked
Wrecked
SPEED Test Drive
SPEED Test Drive
Livin' the Low Life
Livin' the Low Life
Nismo Beast Unleashed
Nismo Beast Unleashed
Top Gear, The Specials
Top Gear, The Specials
International Isle of Man TT Race
International Isle of Man TT Race
What's In the Barn?
What's In the Barn?
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
Legendary Motorcar
Legendary Motorcar
Classic Cars
Classic Cars
#bikerlive
#bikerlive
ARCA RE/MAX Series Racing
ARCA RE/MAX Series Racing
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot
Car Matchmaker
Car Matchmaker
Going RV
Going RV
Motor Trend Video
Motor Trend Video
Extreme RVs
Extreme RVs
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage
RV
RV
Detroit Auto Show
Detroit Auto Show
My Classic Car
My Classic Car
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Dallas Car Sharks
Dallas Car Sharks
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing
Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
American Hot Rod
American Hot Rod
PowerNation: Extreme Off Road
PowerNation: Extreme Off Road
NASCAR America
NASCAR America
Highway To Sell
Highway To Sell
The Curator's Vault
The Curator's Vault
The Smoking Tire
The Smoking Tire
RV Nation
RV Nation
Junkyard Empire
Junkyard Empire
Four Wheeler TV
Four Wheeler TV
American Muscle Car
American Muscle Car
Porsche 996 Turbo: The King?!
Porsche 996 Turbo: The King?!
Trucks!
Trucks!
Japanese Muscle
Japanese Muscle
Car Science
Car Science
Fifth Gear
Fifth Gear
The Car Show
The Car Show
Carfellas
Carfellas
Trick My What?
Trick My What?
American Icon: Muscle Car
American Icon: Muscle Car
Top Gear Top 40
Top Gear Top 40
Top Gear Sampler
Top Gear Sampler
Hard Parts: South Bronx
Hard Parts: South Bronx
Celebrity Motor Homes
Celebrity Motor Homes
Texas Car Wars
Texas Car Wars
Nissan GT Academy
Nissan GT Academy
Top Gear At the Movies
Top Gear At the Movies
Top Gear Apocalypse
Top Gear Apocalypse
Kings of Crash
Kings of Crash
R U Faster Than a Redneck?
R U Faster Than a Redneck?
Buying RVs
Buying RVs
Let It Ride
Let It Ride
High Tech Rednecks
High Tech Rednecks
NASCAR Countdown
NASCAR Countdown
Won & Done
Won & Done
NASCAR Nationwide Series
NASCAR Nationwide Series
Indiana Sprint Cars
Indiana Sprint Cars
Corvette Nation
Corvette Nation