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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Fast N' Loud
Fast N' Loud
Jay Leno's Garage
Jay Leno's Garage
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
Top Gear
Top Gear
Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers
The Car Chasers
The Car Chasers
The Devils Ride
The Devils Ride
NASCAR Nationwide Series
NASCAR Nationwide Series
Fifth Gear
Fifth Gear
Misfit Garage
Misfit Garage
Bitchin' Rides
Bitchin' Rides
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
Mecum Auto Auctions
Mecum Auto Auctions
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
PowerBlock
PowerBlock
Magnificent Motorcars
Magnificent Motorcars
101 Cars You Must Drive
101 Cars You Must Drive
PowerNation: Engine Power
PowerNation: Engine Power
NASCAR Race Hub
NASCAR Race Hub
How It's Made: Dream Cars
How It's Made: Dream Cars
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing
Formula Drift 2005
Formula Drift 2005
Wrecked
Wrecked
NASCAR Countdown
NASCAR Countdown
Trucks!
Trucks!
Pass Time
Pass Time
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
International Isle of Man TT Race
International Isle of Man TT Race
Garage Squad
Garage Squad
Flippin' RVs
Flippin' RVs
BMSE Drift Bible
BMSE Drift Bible
Livin' the Low Life
Livin' the Low Life
Car Fix
Car Fix
PowerNation: Truck Tech
PowerNation: Truck Tech
Tuner Battle Royale
Tuner Battle Royale
All Girls Garage
All Girls Garage
Trick My What?
Trick My What?
R U Faster Than a Redneck?
R U Faster Than a Redneck?
My Classic Car
My Classic Car
Won & Done
Won & Done
What's In the Barn?
What's In the Barn?
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
Top Gear, The Specials
Top Gear, The Specials
Wide Open Road
Wide Open Road
Turn & Burn
Turn & Burn
Superbike Family
Superbike Family
F1 36
F1 36
Top Gear Apocalypse
Top Gear Apocalypse
Top Gear At the Movies
Top Gear At the Movies
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
ALMS Undercover
ALMS Undercover
iKuztom - America's Sexiest Kuztom Bikes
iKuztom - America's Sexiest Kuztom Bikes
History Made Now: Wheels of Fortune
History Made Now: Wheels of Fortune
Car Matchmaker
Car Matchmaker
350Z Shock
350Z Shock
Madhouse
Madhouse
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
Factory Fighters
Factory Fighters
NASCAR Nationwide Series Qualifying
NASCAR Nationwide Series Qualifying
American Muscle Car
American Muscle Car
Velocity Presents
Velocity Presents
Car Science
Car Science
NASCAR America
NASCAR America
Car Warriors
Car Warriors
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying (ABC)
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying (ABC)
Lords of the Car Hoards
Lords of the Car Hoards
PowerNation: Detroit Muscle
PowerNation: Detroit Muscle
Classic Cars
Classic Cars
Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
Big Time RV
Big Time RV
RacerTV
RacerTV
Formula Drift
Formula Drift
AmeriCarna
AmeriCarna
Peak Stock Car Dream Challenge 2
Peak Stock Car Dream Challenge 2
Mecum: The Dealmakers
Mecum: The Dealmakers
TUDOR United SportsCar Championship
TUDOR United SportsCar Championship
Legendary Motorcar
Legendary Motorcar
Backroad Gold
Backroad Gold
American Car Prospector
American Car Prospector
Highway To Sell
Highway To Sell
High Tech Rednecks
High Tech Rednecks
Let It Ride
Let It Ride
Idris Elba King of Speed
Idris Elba King of Speed
ARCA RE/MAX Series Racing
ARCA RE/MAX Series Racing
Vegas Rat Rods
Vegas Rat Rods
Sturgis Raw
Sturgis Raw
PowerNation: Extreme Off Road
PowerNation: Extreme Off Road
Best in the Desert Racing
Best in the Desert Racing
Lucas Oil Modified Series
Lucas Oil Modified Series
The Amazing World of Automobiles
The Amazing World of Automobiles
Geneva Supercross
Geneva Supercross
Breaking Barriers
Breaking Barriers
American Hot Rod
American Hot Rod
Barrett-Jackson Automobile Auction
Barrett-Jackson Automobile Auction
Indiana Sprint Cars
Indiana Sprint Cars
Grass Roots Racing TV
Grass Roots Racing TV