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
Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers
Top Gear
Top Gear
Misfit Garage
Misfit Garage
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
My Classic Car
My Classic Car
The Devils Ride
The Devils Ride
Big Time RV
Big Time RV
Bitchin' Rides
Bitchin' Rides
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot
Vegas Rat Rods
Vegas Rat Rods
Extreme Auto Hunters
Extreme Auto Hunters
Cuban Chrome
Cuban Chrome
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
PowerNation: Engine Power
PowerNation: Engine Power
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
Car Fix
Car Fix
Mecum Auto Auctions
Mecum Auto Auctions
Formula One Racing
Formula One Racing
Legendary Motorcar
Legendary Motorcar
Junkyard Empire
Junkyard Empire
King of Cars
King of Cars
Car Matchmaker
Car Matchmaker
The Smoking Tire
The Smoking Tire
International Isle of Man TT Race
International Isle of Man TT Race
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying
NASCAR Nationwide Series
NASCAR Nationwide Series
NASCAR Race Hub
NASCAR Race Hub
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Kings of Crash
Kings of Crash
Going RV
Going RV
Classic Cars
Classic Cars
Flippin' RVs
Flippin' RVs
Wrecked
Wrecked
Trucks!
Trucks!
JGTC The Official Guide
JGTC The Official Guide
Pass Time
Pass Time
Top Gear, The Specials
Top Gear, The Specials
American Hot Rod
American Hot Rod
Geneva Supercross
Geneva Supercross
RacerTV
RacerTV
Velocity Presents
Velocity Presents
Motor Trend Video
Motor Trend Video
PowerBlock
PowerBlock
Cars.TV
Cars.TV
Extreme RVs
Extreme RVs
Top Gear At the Movies
Top Gear At the Movies
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage
The Car Chasers
The Car Chasers
Warlocks Rising
Warlocks Rising
Overhaulin' Top 10
Overhaulin' Top 10
NASCAR America
NASCAR America
Mega RV Countdown
Mega RV Countdown
Motor City Masters
Motor City Masters
Best of American Hot Rod
Best of American Hot Rod
Top Gear: Top 41
Top Gear: Top 41
Restoration Garage
Restoration Garage
NASCAR Racing K&N Pro Series
NASCAR Racing K&N Pro Series
Leepu & Pitbull
Leepu & Pitbull
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
Jay Leno's Garage (2013)
Jay Leno's Garage (2013)
FantomWorks
FantomWorks
AmeriCarna
AmeriCarna
Garage Squad
Garage Squad
Japanese Muscle
Japanese Muscle
Trick My What?
Trick My What?
What's In the Barn?
What's In the Barn?
PowerNation: Truck Tech
PowerNation: Truck Tech
All Girls Garage
All Girls Garage
Four Wheeler TV
Four Wheeler TV
SPEED Test Drive
SPEED Test Drive
Howe & Howe Tech
Howe & Howe Tech
Madhouse
Madhouse
Livin' the Low Life
Livin' the Low Life
Civic Type R Returns
Civic Type R Returns
Car Czar
Car Czar
Unique Autosports: Miami
Unique Autosports: Miami
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
Nissan GT-R Loaded
Nissan GT-R Loaded
Carrera Invasion
Carrera Invasion
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
BMSE Drift Bible
BMSE Drift Bible
Tokyo Auto Salon
Tokyo Auto Salon
JDM Racers
JDM Racers
Tuner Battle Royale
Tuner Battle Royale
Fuji Fast
Fuji Fast
Roaring VTEC
Roaring VTEC