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
Top Gear
Top Gear
Fast N' Loud
Fast N' Loud
Le Mans: Racing is Everything
Le Mans: Racing is Everything
Wrecked
Wrecked
Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers
The Devils Ride
The Devils Ride
Vegas Rat Rods
Vegas Rat Rods
Car Fix
Car Fix
Big Time RV
Big Time RV
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
Junkyard Empire
Junkyard Empire
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
FantomWorks
FantomWorks
Misfit Garage
Misfit Garage
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
Car Matchmaker
Car Matchmaker
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Naked Speed
Naked Speed
NASCAR Now
Classic Cars
Formula One Racing
Roadkill Extras
International Isle of Man TT Race
The Smoking Tire
The Curator's Vault
Corvette Nation
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Magnificent Motorcars
Ford GT
Ferrari Challenge
Four Wheeler TV
Formula Drift
My Classic Car
Top Gear Top 40
The Amazing World of Automobiles
Car Reviews
Mecum Auto Auctions
How It's Made: Dream Cars
Flippin' RVs
PowerBlock
Mud, Sweat, and Gears
Pass Time
Trucks!
PowerNation: Engine Power
The Car Show
Let It Ride
Indiana Sprint Cars
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Won & Done
Fifth Gear
Barrett-Jackson Automobile Auction
King of Cars
Top Gear, The Specials
NASCAR Race Hub
Kings of Crash
What's In the Barn?
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
Bitchin' Rides
Dallas Car Sharks
Idris Elba King of Speed
All Girls Garage
Misfit Garage: Fired Up
Carfellas
Inside Michael Waltrip Racing
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
Extreme RVs
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
PowerNation: Detroit Muscle
Top Gear: Top Fails
Translogic
First Crush
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage
Car Science
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing
Motor Trend Video
Restoration Garage
Secret Life of Formula One
The Racing Insiders
Rusted Development
American Icon: Muscle Car
Jay Leno's Garage (2013)