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
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
Fast N' Loud
Fast N' Loud
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Jay Leno's Garage
Jay Leno's Garage
The Devils Ride
The Devils Ride
Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot
PowerNation: Engine Power
PowerNation: Engine Power
Misfit Garage
Misfit Garage
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
PowerBlock
PowerBlock
International Isle of Man TT Race
International Isle of Man TT Race
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying (ABC)
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying (ABC)
Bitchin' Rides
Bitchin' Rides
Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race
Flipping Ships
Flipping Ships
Mecum Auto Auctions
Mecum Auto Auctions
NASCAR Nationwide Series
NASCAR Nationwide Series
Junkyard Empire
Junkyard Empire
Madhouse
Madhouse
Rods N' Wheels
Rods N' Wheels
Flippin' RVs
Flippin' RVs
Top Gear, The Specials
Top Gear, The Specials
FantomWorks
FantomWorks
How It's Made: Dream Cars
How It's Made: Dream Cars
What's In the Barn?
What's In the Barn?
ARCA RE/MAX Series Racing
ARCA RE/MAX Series Racing
NASCAR Race Hub
NASCAR Race Hub
Mud, Sweat, and Gears
Mud, Sweat, and Gears
Formula One Racing
Formula One Racing
Top Gear Apocalypse
Top Gear Apocalypse
Kings of Crash
Kings of Crash
Magnificent Motorcars
Magnificent Motorcars
Wrecked
Wrecked
Four Wheeler TV
Four Wheeler TV
King of Cars
King of Cars
Trick My What?
Trick My What?
Top Gear At the Movies
Top Gear At the Movies
RV
RV
The Car Chasers
The Car Chasers
Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
American Hot Rod
American Hot Rod
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
All Girls Garage
All Girls Garage
Vegas Rat Rods
Vegas Rat Rods
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
Garage Squad
Garage Squad
Car Fix
Car Fix
Highway To Sell
Highway To Sell
The Smoking Tire
The Smoking Tire
Motor Trend Video
Motor Trend Video
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
American Muscle Car
American Muscle Car
Trucks!
Trucks!
Japanese Muscle
Japanese Muscle
Extreme RVs
Extreme RVs
Pass Time
Pass Time
Celebrity Motor Homes
Celebrity Motor Homes
R U Faster Than a Redneck?
R U Faster Than a Redneck?
My Classic Car
My Classic Car
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing
PowerNation: Truck Tech
PowerNation: Truck Tech
Legendary Motorcar
Legendary Motorcar
Best of American Hot Rod
Best of American Hot Rod
Fast N' Loud Demolition Theater
Fast N' Loud Demolition Theater
Top Gear: Top Fails
Top Gear: Top Fails
Restoration Garage
Restoration Garage
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
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
Rotary Reborn
Rotary Reborn
350Z Shock
350Z Shock
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