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
Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers
Fast N' Loud
Fast N' Loud
Misfit Garage
Misfit Garage
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
Top Gear
Top Gear
The Grand Tour
The Grand Tour
Bitchin' Rides
Bitchin' Rides
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
FantomWorks
FantomWorks
The Devils Ride
The Devils Ride
All Girls Garage
All Girls Garage
Cuban Chrome
Cuban Chrome
Vegas Rat Rods
Vegas Rat Rods
Dallas Car Sharks
Dallas Car Sharks
Fast N' Loud Demolition Theater
Fast N' Loud Demolition Theater
Leepu & Pitbull
Leepu & Pitbull
Wrecked (2008)
Wrecked (2008)
Garage Squad
Garage Squad
AmeriCarna
AmeriCarna
Texas Metal
Texas Metal
Car Fix
Car Fix
How It's Made: Dream Cars
How It's Made: Dream Cars
Restoration Garage
Restoration Garage
God, Guns & Automobiles
God, Guns & Automobiles
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
Fastest Car
Fastest Car
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Legendary Motorcar
Legendary Motorcar
Junkyard Empire
Junkyard Empire
Car Matchmaker
Car Matchmaker
Mecum Auto Auctions
Mecum Auto Auctions
Street Outlaws: Memphis
Street Outlaws: Memphis
Top Gear, The Specials
Top Gear, The Specials
Flippin' RVs
Flippin' RVs
Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race
Warlocks Rising
Warlocks Rising
Formula One Racing
Formula One Racing
Pass Time
Pass Time
Going RV
Going RV
The Car Show
The Car Show
Le Mans: Racing is Everything
Le Mans: Racing is Everything
King of Cars
King of Cars
Big Time RV
Big Time RV
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying
Performance TV
Performance TV
The Cars That Made America
The Cars That Made America
Mecum Motorcycle
Mecum Motorcycle
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
Extreme RVs
Extreme RVs
PowerNation: Engine Power
PowerNation: Engine Power
Trick My What?
Trick My What?
Let It Ride
Let It Ride
Corvette Nation
Corvette Nation
Texas Car Wars
Texas Car Wars
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
Kings of Crash
Kings of Crash
Madhouse
Madhouse
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
Flipping Ships
Flipping Ships
Carfellas
Carfellas
Classic Cars
Classic Cars
Extreme Auto Hunters
Extreme Auto Hunters
PowerNation: Detroit Muscle
PowerNation: Detroit Muscle
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing
Jay Leno's Garage (2013)
Jay Leno's Garage (2013)
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
Grand Prix Driver
Grand Prix Driver
Velocity Presents
Velocity Presents
Review: Car Reviews - SavageGeese
Review: Car Reviews - SavageGeese
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
#bikerlive
#bikerlive
International Isle of Man TT Race
International Isle of Man TT Race
RV
RV
Best of American Hot Rod
Best of American Hot Rod
American Muscle Car
American Muscle Car
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot
NASCAR Nationwide Series
NASCAR Nationwide Series
What's In the Barn?
What's In the Barn?
Mud, Sweat, and Gears
Mud, Sweat, and Gears
Ferrari Challenge
Ferrari Challenge
Naked Speed
Naked Speed
Philly Throttle
Philly Throttle
Formula Drift
Formula Drift
My Classic Car
My Classic Car
American Hot Rod
American Hot Rod
Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
Top Gear Top 40
Top Gear Top 40
NASCAR Nationwide Series Qualifying
NASCAR Nationwide Series Qualifying
Detroit Auto Show
Detroit Auto Show
Motor City Masters
Motor City Masters
NASCAR America
NASCAR America
R U Faster Than a Redneck?
R U Faster Than a Redneck?
Mighty Cruise Ships
Mighty Cruise Ships
Misfit Garage: Fired Up
Misfit Garage: Fired Up
Inside Michael Waltrip Racing
Inside Michael Waltrip Racing
Trucks!
Trucks!
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race
Peak Stock Car Dream Challenge 2
Peak Stock Car Dream Challenge 2