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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The Grand Tour
The Grand Tour
Top Gear
Top Gear
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers
Fast N' Loud
Fast N' Loud
Bitchin' Rides
Bitchin' Rides
Garage Squad
Garage Squad
Misfit Garage
Misfit Garage
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Car Fix
Car Fix
FantomWorks
FantomWorks
Vegas Rat Rods
Vegas Rat Rods
Wrecked (2008)
Wrecked (2008)
Junkyard Empire
Junkyard Empire
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
PowerNation: Detroit Muscle
PowerNation: Detroit Muscle
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
Dallas Car Sharks
Dallas Car Sharks
The Devils Ride
The Devils Ride
Big Time RV
Big Time RV
American Muscle Car
Mecum Auto Auctions
Le Mans: Racing is Everything
Ferrari Challenge
NASCAR Now
Formula One Racing
Going RV
Classic Cars
The Smoking Tire
The Curator's Vault
Corvette Nation
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Magnificent Motorcars
Ford GT
Mud, Sweat, and Gears
Four Wheeler TV
Formula Drift
My Classic Car
Roadkill Extras
Top Gear Top 40
The Amazing World of Automobiles
Car Reviews
Breaking Barriers
NASCAR Race Hub
The Cars That Made America
Restoration Garage
Car Matchmaker
Legendary Motorcar
How It's Made: Dream Cars
God, Guns & Automobiles
Pass Time
Extreme RVs
PowerNation: Engine Power
The Car Show
The Car Chasers
Fifth Gear
Barrett-Jackson Automobile Auction
Car Warriors
NASCAR Nationwide Series
Flippin' RVs
American Hot Rod
Leepu & Pitbull
All Girls Garage
Cuban Chrome
Rusted Development
King of Cars
Misfit Garage: Fired Up
Carfellas
Inside Michael Waltrip Racing
Trucks!
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race
Peak Stock Car Dream Challenge 2
Unique Autosports: Miami
Wide Open Road
Top Gear: Top 41
Extreme Auto Hunters
Mecum Motorcycle
Fifty Years of Bond Cars: A Top Gear Special With Richard Hammond
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
Behind the Smoke - Dai Yoshihara Formula Drift 2011/2012 Season
The Brake Room with Heather Rae Young
Civic Type R Returns
Trick My What?
Top Gear Sampler
Heavy Metal Monsters
PowerNation: Truck Tech
Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
Top Gear At the Movies
Turn & Burn
Top Gear: Top Fails
Translogic
First Crush
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage
Car Science
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing
Let It Ride
Motor Trend Video
Secret Life of Formula One
The Racing Insiders
Indiana Sprint Cars