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
The Grand Tour
The Grand Tour
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Fast N' Loud
Fast N' Loud
Vegas Rat Rods
Vegas Rat Rods
Top Gear
Top Gear
Garage Squad
Garage Squad
Bitchin' Rides
Bitchin' Rides
Leepu & Pitbull
Leepu & Pitbull
Street Outlaws: Memphis
Street Outlaws: Memphis
Top Gear, The Specials
Top Gear, The Specials
Misfit Garage
Misfit Garage
Junkyard Empire
Junkyard Empire
Going RV
Going RV
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
FantomWorks
FantomWorks
Legendary Motorcar
Legendary Motorcar
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
Fast N' Loud Demolition Theater
Fast N' Loud Demolition Theater
The Cars That Made America
The Cars That Made America
Car Matchmaker
Car Matchmaker
The Devils Ride
The Devils Ride
Car Fix
Car Fix
King of Cars
King of Cars
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
The Car Show
The Car Show
How It's Made: Dream Cars
How It's Made: Dream Cars
All Girls Garage
All Girls Garage
Big Time RV
Big Time RV
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying
Fastest Car
Fastest Car
Formula One Racing
Formula One Racing
What's In the Barn?
What's In the Barn?
Warlocks Rising
Warlocks Rising
Madhouse
Madhouse
Mecum Auto Auctions
Mecum Auto Auctions
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Fifth Gear
Fifth Gear
Texas Car Wars
Texas Car Wars
Kings of Crash
Kings of Crash
Flippin' RVs
Flippin' RVs
RacerTV
RacerTV
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
Pass Time
Pass Time
PowerNation: Engine Power
PowerNation: Engine Power
Restoration Garage
Restoration Garage
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
Dallas Car Sharks
Dallas Car Sharks
Grand Prix Driver
Grand Prix Driver
NASCAR Race Hub
NASCAR Race Hub
Carfellas
Carfellas
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
Extreme RVs
Extreme RVs
PowerNation: Detroit Muscle
PowerNation: Detroit Muscle
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing
The Racing Insiders
The Racing Insiders
#bikerlive
#bikerlive
International Isle of Man TT Race
International Isle of Man TT Race
Cuban Chrome
Cuban Chrome
Wrecked (2008)
Wrecked (2008)
Idris Elba King of Speed
Idris Elba King of Speed
Naked Speed
Naked Speed
Texas Metal
Texas Metal
Formula Drift
Formula Drift
My Classic Car
My Classic Car
God, Guns & Automobiles
God, Guns & Automobiles
Roadkill Extras
Roadkill Extras
Top Gear Top 40
Top Gear Top 40
Detroit Auto Show
Detroit Auto Show
Mighty Cruise Ships
Mighty Cruise Ships
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage
Rusted Development
Rusted Development
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Misfit Garage: Fired Up
Misfit Garage: Fired Up
Classic Cars
Classic Cars
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
Unique Autosports: Miami
Unique Autosports: Miami
Wide Open Road
Wide Open Road
Top Gear: Top 41
Top Gear: Top 41
Extreme Auto Hunters
Extreme Auto Hunters
Mecum Motorcycle
Mecum Motorcycle
Fifty Years of Bond Cars: A Top Gear Special With Richard Hammond
Fifty Years of Bond Cars: A Top Gear Special With Richard Hammond
Behind the Smoke - Dai Yoshihara Formula Drift 2011/2012 Season
Behind the Smoke - Dai Yoshihara Formula Drift 2011/2012 Season
The Brake Room with Heather Rae Young
The Brake Room with Heather Rae Young
Civic Type R Returns
Civic Type R Returns
Trick My What?
Trick My What?
Top Gear Sampler
Top Gear Sampler
Heavy Metal Monsters
Heavy Metal Monsters
PowerNation: Truck Tech
PowerNation: Truck Tech
Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
Top Gear At the Movies
Top Gear At the Movies
Turn & Burn
Turn & Burn
Top Gear: Top Fails
Top Gear: Top Fails
Translogic
Translogic
The Smoking Tire
The Smoking Tire
First Crush
First Crush