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
Misfit Garage
Misfit Garage
Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers
Vegas Rat Rods
Vegas Rat Rods
Top Gear
Top Gear
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
How It's Made: Dream Cars
How It's Made: Dream Cars
Junkyard Empire
Junkyard Empire
Bitchin' Rides
Bitchin' Rides
The Devils Ride
The Devils Ride
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
Jay Leno's Garage (2013)
Jay Leno's Garage (2013)
Wrecked
Wrecked
American Muscle Car
American Muscle Car
PowerNation: Engine Power
PowerNation: Engine Power
Big Time RV
Big Time RV
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
FantomWorks
FantomWorks
King of Cars
King of Cars
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Classic Cars
Classic Cars
Magnificent Motorcars
Magnificent Motorcars
Mecum Auto Auctions
Mecum Auto Auctions
Going RV
Going RV
Formula One Racing
Formula One Racing
NASCAR Race Hub
NASCAR Race Hub
Flippin' RVs
Flippin' RVs
Motor Trend Video
Motor Trend Video
Car Fix
Car Fix
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Kings of Crash
Kings of Crash
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying
JGTC The Official Guide
JGTC The Official Guide
Pass Time
Pass Time
My Classic Car
My Classic Car
International Isle of Man TT Race
International Isle of Man TT Race
All Girls Garage
All Girls Garage
Madhouse
Madhouse
101 Cars You Must Drive
101 Cars You Must Drive
Trucks!
Trucks!
Car Warriors
Car Warriors
Extreme RVs
Extreme RVs
Hard Parts: South Bronx
Hard Parts: South Bronx
RV
RV
Celebrity Rides
Celebrity Rides
What's In the Barn?
What's In the Barn?
Warlocks Rising
Warlocks Rising
Let It Ride
Let It Ride
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
NASCAR Nationwide Series
NASCAR Nationwide Series
American Hot Rod
American Hot Rod
Indiana Bike Week
Indiana Bike Week
AmeriCarna
AmeriCarna
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
PowerNation: Truck Tech
PowerNation: Truck Tech
PowerNation: Detroit Muscle
PowerNation: Detroit Muscle
Geneva Supercross
Geneva Supercross
Motor City Masters
Motor City Masters
Velocity Presents
Velocity Presents
Best of American Hot Rod
Best of American Hot Rod
The Curator's Vault
The Curator's Vault
Mecum Motorcycle
Mecum Motorcycle
RV Nation
RV Nation
Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race
Mud, Sweat, and Gears
Mud, Sweat, and Gears
Misfit Garage: Fired Up
Misfit Garage: Fired Up
Mighty Cruise Ships
Mighty Cruise Ships
Car Matchmaker
Car Matchmaker
Skyline GT-R the Prodigy
Skyline GT-R the Prodigy
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
The Smoking Tire
The Smoking Tire
Naked Speed
Naked Speed
Cuban Chrome
Cuban Chrome
Four Wheeler TV
Four Wheeler TV
SPEED Test Drive
SPEED Test Drive
Howe & Howe Tech
Howe & Howe Tech
Livin' the Low Life
Livin' the Low Life
Civic Type R Returns
Civic Type R Returns
Car Czar
Car Czar
PowerBlock
PowerBlock
Unique Autosports: Miami
Unique Autosports: Miami
Fast Machines with Funk Master Flex
Fast Machines with Funk Master Flex
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
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