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
Top Gear
Top Gear
Fast N' Loud
Fast N' Loud
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers
Jay Leno's Garage (2013)
Jay Leno's Garage (2013)
Misfit Garage
Misfit Garage
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Wrecked
Wrecked
My Classic Car
My Classic Car
Formula One Racing
Formula One Racing
Bitchin' Rides
Bitchin' Rides
Junkyard Empire
Junkyard Empire
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot
Big Time RV
Big Time RV
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
The Devils Ride
The Devils Ride
Car Fix
Car Fix
Extreme RVs
Extreme RVs
FantomWorks
FantomWorks
Car Matchmaker
Car Matchmaker
All Girls Garage
All Girls Garage
Naked Speed
Naked Speed
Vegas Rat Rods
Vegas Rat Rods
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
Flippin' RVs
Flippin' RVs
Mecum Auto Auctions
Mecum Auto Auctions
International Isle of Man TT Race
International Isle of Man TT Race
Going RV
Going RV
Warlocks Rising
Warlocks Rising
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
NASCAR Nationwide Series
NASCAR Nationwide Series
American Hot Rod
American Hot Rod
The Car Show
The Car Show
Carfellas
Carfellas
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing
PowerNation: Engine Power
PowerNation: Engine Power
NASCAR Race Hub
NASCAR Race Hub
Legendary Motorcar
Legendary Motorcar
Motor Trend Video
Motor Trend Video
Madhouse
Madhouse
Fuji Fast
Fuji Fast
JGTC The Official Guide
JGTC The Official Guide
Fifth Gear
Fifth Gear
Top Gear, The Specials
Top Gear, The Specials
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
Texas Car Wars
Texas Car Wars
Kings of Crash
Kings of Crash
World's Toughest Drive
World's Toughest Drive
How It's Made: Dream Cars
How It's Made: Dream Cars
Dallas Car Sharks
Dallas Car Sharks
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
Indiana Sprint Cars
Indiana Sprint Cars
Barrett-Jackson Automobile Auction
Barrett-Jackson Automobile Auction
AmeriCarna
AmeriCarna
PowerNation: Truck Tech
PowerNation: Truck Tech
Mecum: The Dealmakers
Mecum: The Dealmakers
Garage Squad
Garage Squad
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying
The Curator's Vault
The Curator's Vault
Top Gear: Top Fails
Top Gear: Top Fails
Cuban Chrome
Cuban Chrome
Extreme Auto Hunters
Extreme Auto Hunters
King of Cars
King of Cars
What's In the Barn?
What's In the Barn?
Flipping Ships
Flipping Ships
Leepu & Pitbull
Leepu & Pitbull
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
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
Roaring VTEC
Roaring VTEC
Trucks!
Trucks!
Rotary Reborn
Rotary Reborn
350Z Shock
350Z Shock
Japanese Muscle
Japanese Muscle