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
Jay Leno's Garage
Jay Leno's Garage
Top Gear
Top Gear
Fast N' Loud
Fast N' Loud
Rods N' Wheels
Rods N' Wheels
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers
Mecum Auto Auctions
Mecum Auto Auctions
The Devils Ride
The Devils Ride
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race
101 Cars You Must Drive
101 Cars You Must Drive
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying (ABC)
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying (ABC)
Bitchin' Rides
Bitchin' Rides
Livin' the Low Life
Livin' the Low Life
PowerBlock
PowerBlock
PowerNation: Engine Power
PowerNation: Engine Power
Top Gear, The Specials
Top Gear, The Specials
How It's Made: Dream Cars
How It's Made: Dream Cars
Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
Flippin' RVs
Flippin' RVs
Wrecked
Wrecked
Formula One Racing
Formula One Racing
Four Wheeler TV
Four Wheeler TV
BMSE Drift Bible
BMSE Drift Bible
Tuner Battle Royale
Tuner Battle Royale
Car Science
Car Science
Trick My What?
Trick My What?
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
My Classic Car
My Classic Car
NASCAR Nationwide Series
NASCAR Nationwide Series
Extreme Auto Hunters
Extreme Auto Hunters
NASCAR Race Hub
NASCAR Race Hub
Junkyard Empire
Junkyard Empire
International Isle of Man TT Race
International Isle of Man TT Race
What's In the Barn?
What's In the Barn?
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
PowerNation: Truck Tech
PowerNation: Truck Tech
Motor City Masters
Motor City Masters
Car Fix
Car Fix
Naked Speed
Naked Speed
Nissan GT-R Loaded
Nissan GT-R Loaded
Trucks!
Trucks!
350Z Shock
350Z Shock
The Car Show
The Car Show
Texas Car Wars
Texas Car Wars
ALMS Undercover
ALMS Undercover
Nissan GT Academy
Nissan GT Academy
Top Gear Apocalypse
Top Gear Apocalypse
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing
Turn & Burn
Turn & Burn
Corvette Nation
Corvette Nation
Overhaulin' Top 10
Overhaulin' Top 10
American Hot Rod
American Hot Rod
Ferrari Challenge
Ferrari Challenge
Backroad Gold
Backroad Gold
Legendary Motorcar
Legendary Motorcar
All Girls Garage
All Girls Garage
Big Time RV
Big Time RV
Magnificent Motorcars
Magnificent Motorcars
Car Matchmaker
Car Matchmaker
Flipping Ships
Flipping Ships
Motor Trend Video
Motor Trend Video
SPEED Test Drive
SPEED Test Drive
King of Cars
King of Cars
Howe & Howe Tech
Howe & Howe Tech
Madhouse
Madhouse
Civic Type R Returns
Civic Type R Returns
Car Czar
Car Czar
Unique Autosports: Miami
Unique Autosports: Miami
American Muscle Car
American Muscle Car
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
Fifth Gear
Fifth Gear
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race
Speed X
Speed X
Carfellas
Carfellas
American Icon: Muscle Car
American Icon: Muscle Car
Cars.TV
Cars.TV
Top Gear Top 40
Top Gear Top 40
Top Gear Sampler
Top Gear Sampler
Extreme RVs
Extreme RVs