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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The Grand Tour
The Grand Tour
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
Top Gear
Top Gear
Fast N' Loud
Fast N' Loud
My Classic Car
My Classic Car
Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Bitchin' Rides
Bitchin' Rides
The Devils Ride
The Devils Ride
Car Fix
Car Fix
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
All Girls Garage
All Girls Garage
Misfit Garage
Misfit Garage
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
How It's Made: Dream Cars
How It's Made: Dream Cars
FantomWorks
FantomWorks
Rusted Development
Rusted Development
The Curator's Vault
The Curator's Vault
Classic Cars
Classic Cars
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying
Ford GT
Ford GT
Jay Leno's Garage (2013)
Jay Leno's Garage (2013)
Four Wheeler TV
Four Wheeler TV
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Top Gear Top 40
Top Gear Top 40
Corvette Nation
Corvette Nation
The Amazing World of Automobiles
The Amazing World of Automobiles
Ferrari Challenge
Ferrari Challenge
NASCAR Race Hub
NASCAR Race Hub
Formula Drift
Formula Drift
Flippin' RVs
Flippin' RVs
Magnificent Motorcars
Magnificent Motorcars
The Smoking Tire
The Smoking Tire
Mud, Sweat, and Gears
Mud, Sweat, and Gears
Car Reviews
Car Reviews
Roadkill Extras
Roadkill Extras
Review: Car Reviews - SavageGeese
Review: Car Reviews - SavageGeese
Madhouse
Madhouse
Pass Time
Pass Time
Mecum Auto Auctions
Mecum Auto Auctions
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
Formula One Racing
Formula One Racing
Kings of Crash
Kings of Crash
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Junkyard Empire
Junkyard Empire
Going RV
Going RV
Motor Trend Video
Motor Trend Video
Detroit Auto Show
Detroit Auto Show
International Isle of Man TT Race
International Isle of Man TT Race
Warlocks Rising
Warlocks Rising
Philly Throttle
Philly Throttle
Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
American Hot Rod
American Hot Rod
Motor City Masters
Motor City Masters
Extreme Auto Hunters
Extreme Auto Hunters
Car Matchmaker
Car Matchmaker
Cuban Chrome
Cuban Chrome
Vegas Rat Rods
Vegas Rat Rods
Wrecked
Wrecked
American Muscle Car
American Muscle Car
Naked Speed
Naked Speed
Leepu & Pitbull
Leepu & Pitbull
SPEED Test Drive
SPEED Test Drive
King of Cars
King of Cars
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
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
350Z Shock
350Z Shock
Japanese Muscle
Japanese Muscle
Imprezza vs. Lancer - The Final Battle
Imprezza vs. Lancer - The Final Battle
JGTC The Official Guide
JGTC The Official Guide
Rocket Rotary
Rocket Rotary
Car Warriors
Car Warriors
Car Science
Car Science
Fifth Gear
Fifth Gear