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
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
NASCAR Nationwide Series
NASCAR Nationwide Series
Mecum Auto Auctions
Mecum Auto Auctions
Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers
Jay Leno's Garage
Jay Leno's Garage
PowerBlock
PowerBlock
Wrecked
Wrecked
What's In the Barn?
What's In the Barn?
101 Cars You Must Drive
101 Cars You Must Drive
Motor City Masters
Motor City Masters
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
SPEED Test Drive
SPEED Test Drive
My Classic Car
My Classic Car
Texas Car Wars
Texas Car Wars
The Car Chasers
The Car Chasers
American Hot Rod
American Hot Rod
Formula Drift 2005
Formula Drift 2005
American Muscle Car
American Muscle Car
Livin' the Low Life
Livin' the Low Life
Hard Parts: South Bronx
Hard Parts: South Bronx
Car Warriors
Car Warriors
Tuner Battle Royale
Tuner Battle Royale
BMSE Drift Bible
BMSE Drift Bible
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
R U Faster Than a Redneck?
R U Faster Than a Redneck?
Pass Time
Pass Time
Carfellas
Carfellas
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
Lords of the Car Hoards
Lords of the Car Hoards
iKuztom - America's Sexiest Kuztom Bikes
iKuztom - America's Sexiest Kuztom Bikes
History Made Now: Wheels of Fortune
History Made Now: Wheels of Fortune
NASCAR Race Hub
NASCAR Race Hub
Top Gear, The Specials
Top Gear, The Specials
Vegas Rat Rods
Vegas Rat Rods
Kings of Crash
Kings of Crash
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage
NASCAR Countdown
NASCAR Countdown
ALMS Undercover
ALMS Undercover
Wide Open Road
Wide Open Road
The Car Show
The Car Show
Super Battle
Super Battle
All Girls Garage
All Girls Garage
Madhouse
Madhouse
Trucks!
Trucks!
Civic Type R Returns
Civic Type R Returns
God, Guns & Automobiles
God, Guns & Automobiles
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
Four Wheeler TV
Four Wheeler TV
Extreme Auto Hunters
Extreme Auto Hunters
Geneva Supercross
Geneva Supercross
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
Let It Ride
Let It Ride
High Tech Rednecks
High Tech Rednecks
Racing Green
Racing Green
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing
Dallas Car Sharks
Dallas Car Sharks
Buying RVs
Buying RVs
Drifting With the All Stars
Drifting With the All Stars
How It's Made: Dream Cars
How It's Made: Dream Cars
Philly Throttle
Philly Throttle
Warlocks Rising
Warlocks Rising
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
FantomWorks
FantomWorks
Won & Done
Won & Done
Classic Cars
Classic Cars
PowerNation: Extreme Off Road
PowerNation: Extreme Off Road
Indiana Sprint Cars
Indiana Sprint Cars
Sturgis Raw
Sturgis Raw
Grass Roots Racing TV
Grass Roots Racing TV
Corvette Nation
Corvette Nation
American Car Prospector
American Car Prospector
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
Overhaulin' Top 10
Overhaulin' Top 10
The Amazing World of Automobiles
The Amazing World of Automobiles
Ferrari Challenge
Ferrari Challenge
Rods N' Wheels
Rods N' Wheels
NASCAR America
NASCAR America
Legendary Motorcar
Legendary Motorcar
PowerNation: Truck Tech
PowerNation: Truck Tech
PowerNation: Engine Power
PowerNation: Engine Power
Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
Backroad Gold
Backroad Gold
AmeriCarna
AmeriCarna
Turn & Burn
Turn & Burn
Barrett-Jackson Automobile Auction
Barrett-Jackson Automobile Auction
International Isle of Man TT Race
International Isle of Man TT Race
Motor Trend Video
Motor Trend Video
Fuji Fast
Fuji Fast
Roaring VTEC
Roaring VTEC
Car Science
Car Science
Fifth Gear
Fifth Gear
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race
JDM Racers
JDM Racers
Speed X
Speed X
Trick My What?
Trick My What?