Automotive TV Shows

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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
Jay Leno's Garage
Jay Leno's Garage
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
Fast N' Loud
Fast N' Loud
Top Gear
Top Gear
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying (ABC)
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying (ABC)
Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
NASCAR Nationwide Series
NASCAR Nationwide Series
The Devils Ride
The Devils Ride
PowerNation: Engine Power
PowerNation: Engine Power
Mecum Auto Auctions
Mecum Auto Auctions
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Bitchin' Rides
Bitchin' Rides
AmeriCarna
AmeriCarna
PowerBlock
PowerBlock
Barrett-Jackson Automobile Auction
Barrett-Jackson Automobile Auction
Fast N' Loud Demolition Theater
Fast N' Loud Demolition Theater
NASCAR Race Hub
NASCAR Race Hub
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing
Flippin' RVs
Flippin' RVs
Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race
What's In the Barn?
What's In the Barn?
My Classic Car
My Classic Car
Top Gear, The Specials
Top Gear, The Specials
Vegas Rat Rods
Vegas Rat Rods
Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
The Car Show
The Car Show
101 Cars You Must Drive
101 Cars You Must Drive
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
ARCA RE/MAX Series Racing
ARCA RE/MAX Series Racing
Warlocks Rising
Warlocks Rising
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
The Car Chasers
The Car Chasers
Fifth Gear
Fifth Gear
Mud, Sweat, and Gears
Mud, Sweat, and Gears
How It's Made: Dream Cars
How It's Made: Dream Cars
Madhouse
Madhouse
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
Misfit Garage
Misfit Garage
RV
RV
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
PowerNation: Truck Tech
PowerNation: Truck Tech
Pass Time
Pass Time
FantomWorks
FantomWorks
Idris Elba King of Speed
Idris Elba King of Speed
International Isle of Man TT Race
International Isle of Man TT Race
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage
Corvette Nation
Corvette Nation
Lucas Oil Modified Series
Lucas Oil Modified Series
TUDOR United SportsCar Championship
TUDOR United SportsCar Championship
Tuner Battle Royale
Tuner Battle Royale
Trucks!
Trucks!
BMSE Drift Bible
BMSE Drift Bible
Wrecked
Wrecked
Mecum Motorcycle
Mecum Motorcycle
Trick My What?
Trick My What?
Naked Speed
Naked Speed
Rods N' Wheels
Rods N' Wheels
Extreme Auto Hunters
Extreme Auto Hunters
Top Gear Sampler
Top Gear Sampler
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot
Highway To Sell
Highway To Sell
Motor Trend Video
Motor Trend Video
NASCAR America
NASCAR America
NASCAR Nationwide Series Qualifying
NASCAR Nationwide Series Qualifying
RV Nation
RV Nation
Livin' the Low Life
Livin' the Low Life
Dallas Car Sharks
Dallas Car Sharks
Detroit Auto Show
Detroit Auto Show
Kings of Crash
Kings of Crash
The Smoking Tire
The Smoking Tire
Nissan GT Academy
Nissan GT Academy
American Muscle Car
American Muscle Car
King of Cars
King of Cars
Car Matchmaker
Car Matchmaker
Howe & Howe Tech
Howe & Howe Tech
Nissan GT-R Loaded
Nissan GT-R Loaded
PowerNation: Detroit Muscle
PowerNation: Detroit Muscle
F1 36
F1 36
Car Science
Car Science
Ferrari Challenge
Ferrari Challenge
Hard Parts: South Bronx
Hard Parts: South Bronx
Garage Squad
Garage Squad
Legendary Motorcar
Legendary Motorcar
Big Time RV
Big Time RV
Extreme RVs
Extreme RVs
American Icon: Muscle Car
American Icon: Muscle Car
Texas Car Wars
Texas Car Wars
ALMS Undercover
ALMS Undercover
All Girls Garage
All Girls Garage
Turn & Burn
Turn & Burn
350Z Shock
350Z Shock
American Hot Rod
American Hot Rod
The Amazing World of Automobiles
The Amazing World of Automobiles
PowerNation: Extreme Off Road
PowerNation: Extreme Off Road
Wide Open Road
Wide Open Road
Car Fix
Car Fix
Sturgis Raw
Sturgis Raw
Formula One Racing
Formula One Racing
Backroad Gold
Backroad Gold
Top Gear: Top Fails
Top Gear: Top Fails
Lords of the Car Hoards
Lords of the Car Hoards
Mega RV Countdown
Mega RV Countdown
Motor City Masters
Motor City Masters
Velocity Presents
Velocity Presents
Peak Stock Car Dream Challenge 2
Peak Stock Car Dream Challenge 2
Secret Life of Formula One
Secret Life of Formula One
Drifting With the All Stars
Drifting With the All Stars
Formula Drift
Formula Drift
RacerTV
RacerTV
Magnificent Motorcars
Magnificent Motorcars
Top Gear: Cars of the People
Top Gear: Cars of the People
Best of American Hot Rod
Best of American Hot Rod
Top Gear: Top 41
Top Gear: Top 41
Combat Cars
Combat Cars
Screen Machines
Screen Machines
The Curator's Vault
The Curator's Vault
Classic Cars
Classic Cars
Geneva Supercross
Geneva Supercross
Best in the Desert Racing
Best in the Desert Racing
Breaking Barriers
Breaking Barriers
Mecum: The Dealmakers
Mecum: The Dealmakers
Four Wheeler TV
Four Wheeler TV
Imprezza vs. Lancer - The Final Battle
Imprezza vs. Lancer - The Final Battle
Rocket Rotary
Rocket Rotary
Car Warriors
Car Warriors
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race
Speed X
Speed X
Carfellas
Carfellas
Cars.TV
Cars.TV
Top Gear Top 40
Top Gear Top 40
Escape Routes
Escape Routes
Hole Shot
Hole Shot
Racing Green
Racing Green
Celebrity Motor Homes
Celebrity Motor Homes
Formula Drift 2005
Formula Drift 2005
The Brake Room with Heather Rae Young
The Brake Room with Heather Rae Young
Japanese Muscle
Japanese Muscle
Roaring VTEC
Roaring VTEC
SPEED Test Drive
SPEED Test Drive
Civic Type R Returns
Civic Type R Returns
Car Czar
Car Czar
Unique Autosports: Miami
Unique Autosports: Miami
Nismo Beast Unleashed
Nismo Beast Unleashed
Rally EVO vs Tuner S2000
Rally EVO vs Tuner S2000
Factory Fighters
Factory Fighters
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
Inside Michael Waltrip Racing
Inside Michael Waltrip Racing
Top Gear At the Movies
Top Gear At the Movies
Overhaulin' Top 10
Overhaulin' Top 10
Philly Throttle
Philly Throttle
Buying RVs
Buying RVs
Let It Ride
Let It Ride
High Tech Rednecks
High Tech Rednecks
NASCAR Countdown
NASCAR Countdown
Won & Done
Won & Done
Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
EVO IX The Next Evolution
EVO IX The Next Evolution
Indiana Sprint Cars
Indiana Sprint Cars
Grass Roots Racing TV
Grass Roots Racing TV
God, Guns & Automobiles
God, Guns & Automobiles
American Car Prospector
American Car Prospector
History Made Now: Wheels of Fortune
History Made Now: Wheels of Fortune
Enduro Challenge
Enduro Challenge
R U Faster Than a Redneck?
R U Faster Than a Redneck?
Be A Grand Prix Driver
Be A Grand Prix Driver
Superbike Family
Superbike Family
World's Toughest Drive
World's Toughest Drive
Top Gear Apocalypse
Top Gear Apocalypse
Genesis of Sport
Genesis of Sport
Celebrity Rides
Celebrity Rides
iKuztom - America's Sexiest Kuztom Bikes
iKuztom - America's Sexiest Kuztom Bikes
Richard Hammond's Top Gear Uncovered
Richard Hammond's Top Gear Uncovered
#bikerlive
#bikerlive
Translogic
Translogic
Performance TV
Performance TV
Carrera Invasion
Carrera Invasion
Indiana Bike Week
Indiana Bike Week
Behind the Smoke - Dai Yoshihara Formula Drift 2011/2012 Season
Behind the Smoke - Dai Yoshihara Formula Drift 2011/2012 Season
First Crush
First Crush
Garage419
Garage419
FLDetours
FLDetours
TerraCross Side-by-Side Pro Race
TerraCross Side-by-Side Pro Race
JGTC The Official Guide
JGTC The Official Guide
Rotary Reborn
Rotary Reborn
Fifty Years of Bond Cars: A Top Gear Special With Richard Hammond
Fifty Years of Bond Cars: A Top Gear Special With Richard Hammond
Heavy Metal Monsters
Heavy Metal Monsters
Family Trade
Family Trade
The Racing Insiders
The Racing Insiders
Fast Machines with Funk Master Flex
Fast Machines with Funk Master Flex