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
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
Jay Leno's Garage
Jay Leno's Garage
Fast N' Loud
Fast N' Loud
Top Gear
Top Gear
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Leepu & Pitbull
Leepu & Pitbull
The Devils Ride
The Devils Ride
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying (ABC)
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying (ABC)
Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers
PowerBlock
PowerBlock
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
FantomWorks
FantomWorks
PowerNation: Engine Power
PowerNation: Engine Power
Madhouse
Madhouse
Trick My What?
Trick My What?
Mecum Auto Auctions
Mecum Auto Auctions
Flipping Ships
Flipping Ships
My Classic Car
My Classic Car
Bitchin' Rides
Bitchin' Rides
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot
Formula One Racing
Formula One Racing
Roaring VTEC
Roaring VTEC
Top Gear, The Specials
Top Gear, The Specials
What's In the Barn?
What's In the Barn?
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
NASCAR America
NASCAR America
Flippin' RVs
Flippin' RVs
Mud, Sweat, and Gears
Mud, Sweat, and Gears
Going RV
Going RV
Wrecked
Wrecked
SPEED Test Drive
SPEED Test Drive
King of Cars
King of Cars
Livin' the Low Life
Livin' the Low Life
Nismo Beast Unleashed
Nismo Beast Unleashed
The Car Show
The Car Show
Dallas Car Sharks
Dallas Car Sharks
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
Vegas Rat Rods
Vegas Rat Rods
ARCA RE/MAX Series Racing
ARCA RE/MAX Series Racing
Magnificent Motorcars
Magnificent Motorcars
The Curator's Vault
The Curator's Vault
Fifth Gear
Fifth Gear
Extreme RVs
Extreme RVs
RV
RV
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing
Won & Done
Won & Done
NASCAR Nationwide Series
NASCAR Nationwide Series
Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
PowerNation: Extreme Off Road
PowerNation: Extreme Off Road
Rods N' Wheels
Rods N' Wheels
Legendary Motorcar
Legendary Motorcar
All Girls Garage
All Girls Garage
NASCAR Race Hub
NASCAR Race Hub
Car Fix
Car Fix
Highway To Sell
Highway To Sell
Car Matchmaker
Car Matchmaker
Fast N' Loud Demolition Theater
Fast N' Loud Demolition Theater
Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race
Junkyard Empire
Junkyard Empire
Motor Trend Video
Motor Trend Video
Four Wheeler TV
Four Wheeler TV
American Muscle Car
American Muscle Car
Porsche 996 Turbo: The King?!
Porsche 996 Turbo: The King?!
Trucks!
Trucks!
Japanese Muscle
Japanese Muscle
Car Warriors
Car Warriors
Car Science
Car Science
Carfellas
Carfellas
Top Gear Top 40
Top Gear Top 40
Top Gear Sampler
Top Gear Sampler
Pass Time
Pass Time
Hard Parts: South Bronx
Hard Parts: South Bronx
Celebrity Motor Homes
Celebrity Motor Homes
Texas Car Wars
Texas Car Wars
Nissan GT Academy
Nissan GT Academy
Top Gear At the Movies
Top Gear At the Movies
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage
Top Gear Apocalypse
Top Gear Apocalypse
Kings of Crash
Kings of Crash
R U Faster Than a Redneck?
R U Faster Than a Redneck?
The Car Chasers
The Car Chasers
International Isle of Man TT Race
International Isle of Man TT Race
How It's Made: Dream Cars
How It's Made: Dream Cars
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Buying RVs
Buying RVs
Let It Ride
Let It Ride
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
High Tech Rednecks
High Tech Rednecks
Corvette Nation
Corvette Nation
Overhaulin' Top 10
Overhaulin' Top 10
Barrett-Jackson Automobile Auction
Barrett-Jackson Automobile Auction
American Hot Rod
American Hot Rod
Sturgis Raw
Sturgis Raw
PowerNation: Truck Tech
PowerNation: Truck Tech
PowerNation: Detroit Muscle
PowerNation: Detroit Muscle
Lords of the Car Hoards
Lords of the Car Hoards
Classic Cars
Classic Cars
Best in the Desert Racing
Best in the Desert Racing