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
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
Misfit Garage
Misfit Garage
Top Gear
Top Gear
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers
FantomWorks
FantomWorks
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot
Car Fix
Car Fix
Car Matchmaker
Car Matchmaker
The Devils Ride
The Devils Ride
Top Gear, The Specials
Top Gear, The Specials
My Classic Car
My Classic Car
Bitchin' Rides
Bitchin' Rides
Big Time RV
Big Time RV
Junkyard Empire
Junkyard Empire
How It's Made: Dream Cars
How It's Made: Dream Cars
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
Cuban Chrome
Cuban Chrome
Jay Leno's Garage (2013)
Jay Leno's Garage (2013)
Legendary Motorcar
Legendary Motorcar
Vegas Rat Rods
Vegas Rat Rods
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
NASCAR Nationwide Series
NASCAR Nationwide Series
Mecum Auto Auctions
Mecum Auto Auctions
Formula One Racing
Formula One Racing
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying
Going RV
Going RV
Flipping Ships
Flipping Ships
NASCAR Race Hub
NASCAR Race Hub
Flippin' RVs
Flippin' RVs
Wrecked
Wrecked
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Fifth Gear
Fifth Gear
Top Gear Apocalypse
Top Gear Apocalypse
Kings of Crash
Kings of Crash
International Isle of Man TT Race
International Isle of Man TT Race
Warlocks Rising
Warlocks Rising
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing
American Hot Rod
American Hot Rod
Classic Cars
Classic Cars
Leepu & Pitbull
Leepu & Pitbull
King of Cars
King of Cars
Madhouse
Madhouse
Fast Machines with Funk Master Flex
Fast Machines with Funk Master Flex
Enduro Challenge
Enduro Challenge
The Car Show
The Car Show
Cars.TV
Cars.TV
Pass Time
Pass Time
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
AmeriCarna
AmeriCarna
PowerNation: Engine Power
PowerNation: Engine Power
NASCAR America
NASCAR America
Geneva Supercross
Geneva Supercross
Best in the Desert Racing
Best in the Desert Racing
Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
Screen Machines
Screen Machines
RV Nation
RV Nation
Rusted Development
Rusted Development
Ford GT
Ford GT
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
What's In the Barn?
What's In the Barn?
Naked Speed
Naked Speed
Hard Parts: South Bronx
Hard Parts: South Bronx
Texas Car Wars
Texas Car Wars
Buying RVs
Buying RVs
Corvette Nation
Corvette Nation
Magnificent Motorcars
Magnificent Motorcars
The Curator's Vault
The Curator's Vault
Fast N' Loud Demolition Theater
Fast N' Loud Demolition Theater
Motor Trend Video
Motor Trend Video
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
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
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