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
Fast N' Loud
Fast N' Loud
Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers
Top Gear
Top Gear
The Grand Tour
The Grand Tour
Bitchin' Rides
Bitchin' Rides
Car Fix
Car Fix
The Devils Ride
The Devils Ride
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
All Girls Garage
All Girls Garage
Misfit Garage
Misfit Garage
Street Outlaws: Memphis
Street Outlaws: Memphis
Cuban Chrome
Cuban Chrome
How It's Made: Dream Cars
How It's Made: Dream Cars
Garage Squad
Garage Squad
Dallas Car Sharks
Dallas Car Sharks
Texas Metal
Texas Metal
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
FantomWorks
FantomWorks
AmeriCarna
AmeriCarna
Leepu & Pitbull
Vegas Rat Rods
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Fastest Car
Formula One Racing
Junkyard Empire
Going RV
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Volvo Ocean Race
Madhouse
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage
Motor Trend Video
American Muscle Car
Ferrari Challenge
My Classic Car
Roadkill Extras
The Amazing World of Automobiles
Mecum Auto Auctions
Barrett-Jackson Automobile Auction
Flippin' RVs
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying
Mighty Cruise Ships
Classic Cars
The Smoking Tire
Restoration Garage
Jay Leno's Garage (2013)
Grand Prix Driver
Corvette Nation
Review: Car Reviews - SavageGeese
Le Mans: Racing is Everything
Ford GT
NASCAR Racing K&N Pro Series
Mud, Sweat, and Gears
Warlocks Rising
Four Wheeler TV
Formula Drift
Top Gear Top 40
Car Reviews
Pass Time
Let It Ride
King of Cars
Kings of Crash
Misfit Garage: Fired Up
Trucks!
PowerNation: Truck Tech
NASCAR Now
Celebrity Motor Homes
PowerBlock
Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
Orange County Choppers
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
Grass Roots Racing TV
Texas Car Wars
Top Gear, The Specials
NASCAR Nationwide Series
NASCAR Race Hub
Big Time RV
American Hot Rod
SPEED Test Drive
Motor City Masters
NASCAR America
Car Matchmaker
The Cars That Made America
Top Gear At the Movies
Fast N' Loud Demolition Theater
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