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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Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
Fast N' Loud
Fast N' Loud
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
Top Gear
Top Gear
Jay Leno's Garage
Jay Leno's Garage
The Devils Ride
The Devils Ride
NASCAR Nationwide Series
NASCAR Nationwide Series
Mecum Auto Auctions
Mecum Auto Auctions
Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
NASCAR Countdown
NASCAR Countdown
101 Cars You Must Drive
101 Cars You Must Drive
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Garage Squad
Garage Squad
Bitchin' Rides
Bitchin' Rides
The Car Chasers
The Car Chasers
Car Warriors
Car Warriors
What's In the Barn?
What's In the Barn?
Warlocks Rising
Warlocks Rising
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
PowerBlock
PowerBlock
Formula Drift 2005
Formula Drift 2005
Wrecked
Wrecked
Car Fix
Car Fix
Lords of the Car Hoards
Lords of the Car Hoards
NASCAR Race Hub
NASCAR Race Hub
How It's Made: Dream Cars
How It's Made: Dream Cars
The Car Show
The Car Show
American Muscle Car
American Muscle Car
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing
Tuner Battle Royale
Tuner Battle Royale
Big Time RV
Big Time RV
BMSE Drift Bible
BMSE Drift Bible
Mecum: The Dealmakers
Mecum: The Dealmakers
RV
RV
Extreme RVs
Extreme RVs
American Hot Rod
American Hot Rod
Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
Car Science
Car Science
Let It Ride
Let It Ride
Fifth Gear
Fifth Gear
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
Motor City Masters
Motor City Masters
Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
NASCAR America
NASCAR America
Classic Cars
Classic Cars
History Made Now: Wheels of Fortune
History Made Now: Wheels of Fortune
Rods N' Wheels
Rods N' Wheels
Hard Parts: South Bronx
Hard Parts: South Bronx
NASCAR Nationwide Series Qualifying
NASCAR Nationwide Series Qualifying
350Z Shock
350Z Shock
PowerNation: Engine Power
PowerNation: Engine Power
God, Guns & Automobiles
God, Guns & Automobiles
All Girls Garage
All Girls Garage
Texas Car Wars
Texas Car Wars
Idris Elba King of Speed
Idris Elba King of Speed
F1 36
F1 36
My Classic Car
My Classic Car
Wide Open Road
Wide Open Road
Madhouse
Madhouse
Japanese Muscle
Japanese Muscle
Civic Type R Returns
Civic Type R Returns
Trick My What?
Trick My What?
Sturgis Raw
Sturgis Raw
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
Top Gear Top 40
Top Gear Top 40
iKuztom - America's Sexiest Kuztom Bikes
iKuztom - America's Sexiest Kuztom Bikes
ALMS Undercover
ALMS Undercover
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying (ABC)
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying (ABC)
High Tech Rednecks
High Tech Rednecks
Formula Drift
Formula Drift
RacerTV
RacerTV
Buying RVs
Buying RVs
FantomWorks
FantomWorks
TUDOR United SportsCar Championship
TUDOR United SportsCar Championship
Philly Throttle
Philly Throttle
Dallas Car Sharks
Dallas Car Sharks
Won & Done
Won & Done
Barrett-Jackson Automobile Auction
Barrett-Jackson Automobile Auction
Legendary Motorcar
Legendary Motorcar
PowerNation: Truck Tech
PowerNation: Truck Tech
PowerNation: Extreme Off Road
PowerNation: Extreme Off Road
The Amazing World of Automobiles
The Amazing World of Automobiles
Ferrari Challenge
Ferrari Challenge
AmeriCarna
AmeriCarna
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
Overhaulin' Top 10
Overhaulin' Top 10
Geneva Supercross
Geneva Supercross
Extreme Auto Hunters
Extreme Auto Hunters
Turn & Burn
Turn & Burn
Indiana Sprint Cars
Indiana Sprint Cars
Vegas Rat Rods
Vegas Rat Rods
Grass Roots Racing TV
Grass Roots Racing TV
Corvette Nation
Corvette Nation
Drifting With the All Stars
Drifting With the All Stars
American Car Prospector
American Car Prospector
Backroad Gold
Backroad Gold
Motor Trend Video
Motor Trend Video