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
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
Top Gear
Top Gear
American Muscle Car
American Muscle Car
Fast N' Loud
Fast N' Loud
Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Garage Squad
Garage Squad
Big Time RV
Big Time RV
Bitchin' Rides
Bitchin' Rides
FantomWorks
FantomWorks
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
King of Cars
King of Cars
Wrecked (2008)
Wrecked (2008)
The Devils Ride
The Devils Ride
Misfit Garage
Misfit Garage
Vegas Rat Rods
Vegas Rat Rods
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying
Classic Cars
Classic Cars
The Smoking Tire
The Curator's Vault
Corvette Nation
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Magnificent Motorcars
Mud, Sweat, and Gears
Ferrari Challenge
Four Wheeler TV
Formula Drift
My Classic Car
Roadkill Extras
Top Gear Top 40
The Amazing World of Automobiles
Car Reviews
Mecum Auto Auctions
The Car Chasers
Going RV
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
Flippin' RVs
Madhouse
Car Matchmaker
Le Mans: Racing is Everything
Ford GT
How It's Made: Dream Cars
Pass Time
Unique Autosports: Miami
Orange County Choppers
Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
PowerNation: Detroit Muscle
Rusted Development
Indiana Sprint Cars
Fifth Gear
Geneva Supercross
Graveyard Carz
Formula One Racing
NASCAR Race Hub
Kings of Crash
Volvo Ocean Race
All Girls Garage
Junkyard Empire
PowerBlock
American Hot Rod
Naked Speed
Flipping Ships
PowerNation: Engine Power
Restoration Garage
Texas Car Wars
Car Fix
Velocity Presents
Cuban Chrome
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot
Misfit Garage: Fired Up
Carfellas
The Cars That Made America
Inside Michael Waltrip Racing
Trucks!
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race
Peak Stock Car Dream Challenge 2
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
The Car Show
Trick My What?
Top Gear Sampler
Heavy Metal Monsters
PowerNation: Truck Tech
Top Gear At the Movies
Turn & Burn
Top Gear: Top Fails
Translogic
First Crush
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage
Car Science