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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Fast N' Loud
Fast N' Loud
Jay Leno's Garage
Jay Leno's Garage
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
Top Gear
Top Gear
The Devils Ride
The Devils Ride
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers
The Car Chasers
The Car Chasers
Bitchin' Rides
Bitchin' Rides
Mecum Auto Auctions
Mecum Auto Auctions
Wrecked
Wrecked
How It's Made: Dream Cars
How It's Made: Dream Cars
Misfit Garage
Misfit Garage
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Geneva Supercross
Geneva Supercross
101 Cars You Must Drive
101 Cars You Must Drive
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Fifth Gear
Fifth Gear
Superbike Family
Superbike Family
PowerBlock
PowerBlock
R U Faster Than a Redneck?
R U Faster Than a Redneck?
PowerNation: Engine Power
PowerNation: Engine Power
Car Warriors
Car Warriors
Madhouse
Madhouse
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
American Muscle Car
American Muscle Car
Extreme Auto Hunters
Extreme Auto Hunters
Nissan GT-R Loaded
Nissan GT-R Loaded
My Classic Car
My Classic Car
Tuner Battle Royale
Tuner Battle Royale
Car Matchmaker
Car Matchmaker
Flippin' RVs
Flippin' RVs
BMSE Drift Bible
BMSE Drift Bible
NASCAR America
NASCAR America
Nissan GT Academy
Nissan GT Academy
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
American Hot Rod
American Hot Rod
Top Gear, The Specials
Top Gear, The Specials
Overhaulin' Top 10
Overhaulin' Top 10
Warlocks Rising
Warlocks Rising
Won & Done
Won & Done
NASCAR Nationwide Series
NASCAR Nationwide Series
Top Gear Apocalypse
Top Gear Apocalypse
Richard Hammond's Top Gear Uncovered
Richard Hammond's Top Gear Uncovered
Corvette Nation
Corvette Nation
ALMS Undercover
ALMS Undercover
Celebrity Motor Homes
Celebrity Motor Homes
Highway To Sell
Highway To Sell
Velocity Presents
Velocity Presents
Garage Squad
Garage Squad
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
Classic Cars
Classic Cars
History Made Now: Wheels of Fortune
History Made Now: Wheels of Fortune
Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
God, Guns & Automobiles
God, Guns & Automobiles
Wide Open Road
Wide Open Road
Barrett-Jackson Automobile Auction
Barrett-Jackson Automobile Auction
International Isle of Man TT Race
International Isle of Man TT Race
Ferrari Challenge
Ferrari Challenge
Turn & Burn
Turn & Burn
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
F1 36
F1 36
iKuztom - America's Sexiest Kuztom Bikes
iKuztom - America's Sexiest Kuztom Bikes
Trucks!
Trucks!
Factory Fighters
Factory Fighters
The Car Show
The Car Show
350Z Shock
350Z Shock
Pass Time
Pass Time
Car Science
Car Science
Motor Trend Video
Motor Trend Video
PowerNation: Detroit Muscle
PowerNation: Detroit Muscle
Lords of the Car Hoards
Lords of the Car Hoards
Legendary Motorcar
Legendary Motorcar
Tokyo Auto Salon
Tokyo Auto Salon
Rally EVO vs Tuner S2000
Rally EVO vs Tuner S2000
Nismo Beast Unleashed
Nismo Beast Unleashed
Drifting With the All Stars
Drifting With the All Stars
Breaking Barriers
Breaking Barriers
Lucas Oil Modified Series
Lucas Oil Modified Series
PowerNation: Truck Tech
PowerNation: Truck Tech
EVO IX The Next Evolution
EVO IX The Next Evolution
Type R Legend
Type R Legend
Porsche 996 Turbo: The King?!
Porsche 996 Turbo: The King?!
Super Battle
Super Battle
Skyline GT-R the Prodigy
Skyline GT-R the Prodigy
Sturgis Raw
Sturgis Raw
PowerNation: Extreme Off Road
PowerNation: Extreme Off Road
The Amazing World of Automobiles
The Amazing World of Automobiles
Enduro Challenge
Enduro Challenge
Rods N' Wheels
Rods N' Wheels
AmeriCarna
AmeriCarna
Backroad Gold
Backroad Gold
All Girls Garage
All Girls Garage
Best in the Desert Racing
Best in the Desert Racing
Vegas Rat Rods
Vegas Rat Rods
TUDOR United SportsCar Championship
TUDOR United SportsCar Championship
Car Fix
Car Fix
NASCAR Nationwide Series Qualifying
NASCAR Nationwide Series Qualifying
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying (ABC)
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying (ABC)