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
Fast N' Loud
Fast N' Loud
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
World's Toughest Drive
World's Toughest Drive
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot
Bitchin' Rides
Bitchin' Rides
Barrett-Jackson Automobile Auction
Barrett-Jackson Automobile Auction
Top Gear
Top Gear
Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
The Devils Ride
The Devils Ride
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
Flippin' RVs
Flippin' RVs
PowerBlock
PowerBlock
All Girls Garage
All Girls Garage
Vegas Rat Rods
Vegas Rat Rods
My Classic Car
My Classic Car
Mecum Auto Auctions
Mecum Auto Auctions
How It's Made: Dream Cars
How It's Made: Dream Cars
Jay Leno's Garage (2013)
Jay Leno's Garage (2013)
Legendary Motorcar
Legendary Motorcar
Misfit Garage
Misfit Garage
Warlocks Rising
Warlocks Rising
PowerNation: Engine Power
PowerNation: Engine Power
Car Fix
Car Fix
FantomWorks
FantomWorks
Corvette Nation
Corvette Nation
Junkyard Empire
Junkyard Empire
King of Cars
King of Cars
Garage Squad
Garage Squad
Car Warriors
Car Warriors
Extreme RVs
Extreme RVs
Detroit Auto Show
Detroit Auto Show
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
Classic Cars
Classic Cars
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying (ABC)
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying (ABC)
The Curator's Vault
The Curator's Vault
Naked Speed
Naked Speed
Nissan GT-R Loaded
Nissan GT-R Loaded
Trucks!
Trucks!
Top Gear, The Specials
Top Gear, The Specials
What's In the Barn?
What's In the Barn?
Best in the Desert Racing
Best in the Desert Racing
Extreme Auto Hunters
Extreme Auto Hunters
Top Gear: Top 41
Top Gear: Top 41
Wrecked
Wrecked
JGTC The Official Guide
JGTC The Official Guide
Trick My What?
Trick My What?
Pass Time
Pass Time
Top Gear At the Movies
Top Gear At the Movies
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Let It Ride
Let It Ride
History Made Now: Wheels of Fortune
History Made Now: Wheels of Fortune
PowerNation: Extreme Off Road
PowerNation: Extreme Off Road
ARCA RE/MAX Series Racing
ARCA RE/MAX Series Racing
TUDOR United SportsCar Championship
TUDOR United SportsCar Championship
Formula One Racing
Formula One Racing
Flipping Ships
Flipping Ships
NASCAR Racing K&N Pro Series
NASCAR Racing K&N Pro Series
Cuban Chrome
Cuban Chrome
Motor Trend Video
Motor Trend Video
Madhouse
Madhouse
Livin' the Low Life
Livin' the Low Life
Unique Autosports: Miami
Unique Autosports: Miami
Hard Parts: South Bronx
Hard Parts: South Bronx
Formula Drift 2005
Formula Drift 2005
Top Gear Apocalypse
Top Gear Apocalypse
Kings of Crash
Kings of Crash
The Car Chasers
The Car Chasers
International Isle of Man TT Race
International Isle of Man TT Race
Won & Done
Won & Done
NASCAR Nationwide Series
NASCAR Nationwide Series
American Car Prospector
American Car Prospector
Overhaulin' Top 10
Overhaulin' Top 10
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
NASCAR America
NASCAR America
Geneva Supercross
Geneva Supercross
NASCAR Race Hub
NASCAR Race Hub
Big Time RV
Big Time RV
Top Gear: Cars of the People
Top Gear: Cars of the People
Best of American Hot Rod
Best of American Hot Rod
Screen Machines
Screen Machines
Top Gear: Top Fails
Top Gear: Top Fails
The Smoking Tire
The Smoking Tire
Leepu & Pitbull
Leepu & Pitbull
Going RV
Going RV
Four Wheeler TV
Four Wheeler TV
SPEED Test Drive
SPEED Test Drive
Howe & Howe Tech
Howe & Howe Tech
Civic Type R Returns
Civic Type R Returns
Car Czar
Car Czar
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
Carrera Invasion
Carrera Invasion
EVO IX The Next Evolution
EVO IX The Next Evolution
Factory Fighters
Factory Fighters