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
Top Gear
Top Gear
Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers
Bitchin' Rides
Bitchin' Rides
Misfit Garage
Misfit Garage
All Girls Garage
All Girls Garage
Car Fix
Car Fix
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Garage Squad
Garage Squad
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
FantomWorks
FantomWorks
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot
Extreme RVs
Extreme RVs
Car Matchmaker
Car Matchmaker
Vegas Rat Rods
Vegas Rat Rods
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
Cuban Chrome
Cuban Chrome
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
Formula One Racing
Formula One Racing
Big Time RV
Big Time RV
Naked Speed
Naked Speed
How It's Made: Dream Cars
How It's Made: Dream Cars
Jay Leno's Garage (2013)
Jay Leno's Garage (2013)
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Let It Ride
Let It Ride
Rods N' Wheels
Rods N' Wheels
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
Wrecked
Wrecked
Madhouse
Madhouse
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Kings of Crash
Kings of Crash
Mecum Auto Auctions
Mecum Auto Auctions
Warlocks Rising
Warlocks Rising
Flippin' RVs
Flippin' RVs
The Car Chasers
The Car Chasers
My Classic Car
My Classic Car
Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
PowerNation: Detroit Muscle
PowerNation: Detroit Muscle
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
NASCAR Race Hub
NASCAR Race Hub
The Devils Ride
The Devils Ride
Motor Trend Video
Motor Trend Video
Livin' the Low Life
Livin' the Low Life
PowerBlock
PowerBlock
JGTC The Official Guide
JGTC The Official Guide
The Car Show
The Car Show
Pass Time
Pass Time
RV
RV
International Isle of Man TT Race
International Isle of Man TT Race
NASCAR Countdown
NASCAR Countdown
Indiana Sprint Cars
Indiana Sprint Cars
Overhaulin' Top 10
Overhaulin' Top 10
Performance TV
Performance TV
Indiana Bike Week
Indiana Bike Week
PowerNation: Engine Power
PowerNation: Engine Power
PowerNation: Truck Tech
PowerNation: Truck Tech
Geneva Supercross
Geneva Supercross
Lucas Oil Modified Series
Lucas Oil Modified Series
Extreme Auto Hunters
Extreme Auto Hunters
Best of American Hot Rod
Best of American Hot Rod
Mud, Sweat, and Gears
Mud, Sweat, and Gears
Junkyard Empire
Junkyard Empire
NASCAR Racing K&N Pro Series
NASCAR Racing K&N Pro Series
Going RV
Going RV
Airplane Repo: Wheels Up
Airplane Repo: Wheels Up
Four Wheeler TV
Four Wheeler TV
SPEED Test Drive
SPEED Test Drive
King of Cars
King of Cars
Howe & Howe Tech
Howe & Howe Tech
Civic Type R Returns
Civic Type R Returns
Car Czar
Car Czar
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
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
Rocket Rotary
Rocket Rotary