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
The Grand Tour
The Grand Tour
Fast N' Loud
Fast N' Loud
Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
Top Gear
Top Gear
Bitchin' Rides
Bitchin' Rides
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
FantomWorks
FantomWorks
PowerNation: Engine Power
PowerNation: Engine Power
Misfit Garage
Misfit Garage
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
Formula One Racing
Formula One Racing
American Muscle Car
American Muscle Car
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
Car Fix
Car Fix
My Classic Car
My Classic Car
Jay Leno's Garage (2013)
Jay Leno's Garage (2013)
Big Time RV
Big Time RV
Car Matchmaker
Car Matchmaker
Texas Car Wars
Texas Car Wars
The Curator's Vault
The Curator's Vault
Fast N' Loud Demolition Theater
Fast N' Loud Demolition Theater
Cuban Chrome
Cuban Chrome
Mecum Auto Auctions
Mecum Auto Auctions
All Girls Garage
All Girls Garage
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Warlocks Rising
Warlocks Rising
Flippin' RVs
Flippin' RVs
The Devils Ride
The Devils Ride
The Car Show
The Car Show
Pass Time
Pass Time
International Isle of Man TT Race
International Isle of Man TT Race
Buying RVs
Buying RVs
PowerNation: Truck Tech
PowerNation: Truck Tech
Geneva Supercross
Geneva Supercross
Junkyard Empire
Junkyard Empire
Going RV
Going RV
Motor Trend Video
Motor Trend Video
King of Cars
King of Cars
Howe & Howe Tech
Howe & Howe Tech
Madhouse
Madhouse
Livin' the Low Life
Livin' the Low Life
PowerBlock
PowerBlock
JGTC The Official Guide
JGTC The Official Guide
Extreme RVs
Extreme RVs
Top Gear, The Specials
Top Gear, The Specials
Detroit Auto Show
Detroit Auto Show
Kings of Crash
Kings of Crash
The Car Chasers
The Car Chasers
How It's Made: Dream Cars
How It's Made: Dream Cars
Dallas Car Sharks
Dallas Car Sharks
NASCAR Nationwide Series
NASCAR Nationwide Series
Heavy Metal Monsters
Heavy Metal Monsters
Turn & Burn
Turn & Burn
The Racing Insiders
The Racing Insiders
American Hot Rod
American Hot Rod
Sturgis Raw
Sturgis Raw
Backroad Gold
Backroad Gold
PowerNation: Detroit Muscle
PowerNation: Detroit Muscle
Lucas Oil Modified Series
Lucas Oil Modified Series
Vegas Rat Rods
Vegas Rat Rods
Motor City Masters
Motor City Masters
Garage Squad
Garage Squad
Restoration Garage
Restoration Garage
Mighty Cruise Ships
Mighty Cruise Ships
Driving Wild
Driving Wild
AmeriCarna
AmeriCarna
Extreme Auto Hunters
Extreme Auto Hunters
Highway To Sell
Highway To Sell
Top Gear: Top 41
Top Gear: Top 41
Naked Speed
Naked Speed
Wrecked
Wrecked
Four Wheeler TV
Four Wheeler TV
SPEED Test Drive
SPEED Test Drive
Civic Type R Returns
Civic Type R Returns
Car Czar
Car Czar
Unique Autosports: Miami
Unique Autosports: Miami
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
Trucks!
Trucks!
Rotary Reborn
Rotary Reborn