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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Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
Fast N' Loud
Fast N' Loud
Top Gear
Top Gear
The Devils Ride
The Devils Ride
Mecum Auto Auctions
Mecum Auto Auctions
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
Jay Leno's Garage
Jay Leno's Garage
How It's Made: Dream Cars
How It's Made: Dream Cars
101 Cars You Must Drive
101 Cars You Must Drive
Garage Squad
Garage Squad
NASCAR Nationwide Series
NASCAR Nationwide Series
Big Time RV
Big Time RV
PowerBlock
PowerBlock
Trick My What?
Trick My What?
NASCAR Race Hub
NASCAR Race Hub
Formula Drift 2005
Formula Drift 2005
Lords of the Car Hoards
Lords of the Car Hoards
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
My Classic Car
My Classic Car
Motor City Masters
Motor City Masters
Vegas Rat Rods
Vegas Rat Rods
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
NASCAR Countdown
NASCAR Countdown
Wrecked
Wrecked
International Isle of Man TT Race
International Isle of Man TT Race
Sturgis Raw
Sturgis Raw
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage
Tuner Battle Royale
Tuner Battle Royale
What's In the Barn?
What's In the Barn?
BMSE Drift Bible
BMSE Drift Bible
Warlocks Rising
Warlocks Rising
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Fifth Gear
Fifth Gear
Texas Car Wars
Texas Car Wars
Kings of Crash
Kings of Crash
Let It Ride
Let It Ride
Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
PowerNation: Truck Tech
PowerNation: Truck Tech
FantomWorks
FantomWorks
God, Guns & Automobiles
God, Guns & Automobiles
Dallas Car Sharks
Dallas Car Sharks
F1 36
F1 36
NASCAR Nationwide Series Qualifying
NASCAR Nationwide Series Qualifying
Idris Elba King of Speed
Idris Elba King of Speed
Wide Open Road
Wide Open Road
American Hot Rod
American Hot Rod
History Made Now: Wheels of Fortune
History Made Now: Wheels of Fortune
ALMS Undercover
ALMS Undercover
Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
iKuztom - America's Sexiest Kuztom Bikes
iKuztom - America's Sexiest Kuztom Bikes
The Car Chasers
The Car Chasers
Pass Time
Pass Time
Civic Type R Returns
Civic Type R Returns
350Z Shock
350Z Shock
Car Warriors
Car Warriors
Livin' the Low Life
Livin' the Low Life
Madhouse
Madhouse
Japanese Muscle
Japanese Muscle
American Muscle Car
American Muscle Car
Top Gear Top 40
Top Gear Top 40
Barrett-Jackson Automobile Auction
Barrett-Jackson Automobile Auction
American Car Prospector
American Car Prospector
Nismo Beast Unleashed
Nismo Beast Unleashed
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
Nissan GT-R Loaded
Nissan GT-R Loaded
Rally EVO vs Tuner S2000
Rally EVO vs Tuner S2000
Overhaulin' Top 10
Overhaulin' Top 10
Corvette Nation
Corvette Nation
Grass Roots Racing TV
Grass Roots Racing TV
Racing Green
Racing Green
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
High Tech Rednecks
High Tech Rednecks
Enduro Challenge
Enduro Challenge
Won & Done
Won & Done
Factory Fighters
Factory Fighters
EVO IX The Next Evolution
EVO IX The Next Evolution
Extreme Auto Hunters
Extreme Auto Hunters
Turn & Burn
Turn & Burn
Indiana Sprint Cars
Indiana Sprint Cars
PowerNation: Extreme Off Road
PowerNation: Extreme Off Road
The Amazing World of Automobiles
The Amazing World of Automobiles
Ferrari Challenge
Ferrari Challenge
All Girls Garage
All Girls Garage
Motor Trend Video
Motor Trend Video
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
Howe & Howe Tech
Howe & Howe Tech
Formula Drift
Formula Drift
RacerTV
RacerTV
King of Cars
King of Cars
SPEED Test Drive
SPEED Test Drive
Mecum: The Dealmakers
Mecum: The Dealmakers
Drifting With the All Stars
Drifting With the All Stars
Geneva Supercross
Geneva Supercross
Classic Cars
Classic Cars
Rods N' Wheels
Rods N' Wheels
AmeriCarna
AmeriCarna
Backroad Gold
Backroad Gold