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
The Grand Tour
The Grand Tour
Fast N' Loud
Fast N' Loud
Top Gear
Top Gear
My Classic Car
My Classic Car
Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers
Bitchin' Rides
Bitchin' Rides
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
Jay Leno's Garage (2013)
Jay Leno's Garage (2013)
The Devils Ride
The Devils Ride
Car Fix
Car Fix
Vegas Rat Rods
Vegas Rat Rods
Misfit Garage
Misfit Garage
FantomWorks
FantomWorks
Garage Squad
Garage Squad
Car Matchmaker
Car Matchmaker
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
All Girls Garage
All Girls Garage
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Big Time RV
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying
Classic Cars
Formula One Racing
Flippin' RVs
Four Wheeler TV
Top Gear Top 40
Corvette Nation
The Amazing World of Automobiles
Ferrari Challenge
Formula Drift
Magnificent Motorcars
The Curator's Vault
The Smoking Tire
Mud, Sweat, and Gears
Car Reviews
Ford GT
Roadkill Extras
Review: Car Reviews - SavageGeese
Madhouse
PowerBlock
Going RV
Wrecked
Pass Time
Mecum Auto Auctions
How It's Made: Dream Cars
NASCAR Race Hub
Junkyard Empire
Leepu & Pitbull
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Car Warriors
Texas Car Wars
RV
International Isle of Man TT Race
What's In the Barn?
Warlocks Rising
NASCAR Countdown
Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
Indiana Sprint Cars
PowerNation: Engine Power
PowerNation: Detroit Muscle
NASCAR Nationwide Series Qualifying
Fast N' Loud Demolition Theater
Legendary Motorcar
King of Cars
PowerNation: Extreme Off Road
AmeriCarna
Naked Speed
Motor Trend Video
SPEED Test Drive
Howe & Howe Tech
Livin' the Low Life
Civic Type R Returns
Car Czar
Unique Autosports: Miami
American Muscle Car
Fast Machines with Funk Master Flex
101 Cars You Must Drive
Nismo Beast Unleashed
Rally EVO vs Tuner S2000
Nissan GT-R Loaded
Carrera Invasion
EVO IX The Next Evolution
Factory Fighters
Enduro Challenge
Skyline GT-R the Prodigy
Super Battle
Porsche 996 Turbo: The King?!
Type R Legend
BMSE Drift Bible
Tokyo Auto Salon
JDM Racers
Tuner Battle Royale
Fuji Fast
Roaring VTEC
Trucks!
Rotary Reborn
350Z Shock
Japanese Muscle