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
Street Outlaws: Memphis
Street Outlaws: Memphis
Top Gear
Top Gear
Grand Prix Driver
Grand Prix Driver
Fast N' Loud
Fast N' Loud
Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers
Bitchin' Rides
Bitchin' Rides
Le Mans: Racing is Everything
Le Mans: Racing is Everything
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
All Girls Garage
All Girls Garage
Texas Metal
Texas Metal
Restoration Garage
Restoration Garage
The Devils Ride
The Devils Ride
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Misfit Garage
Misfit Garage
Big Time RV
Big Time RV
Car Fix
Car Fix
PowerNation: Engine Power
PowerNation: Engine Power
Garage Squad
Car Matchmaker
Vegas Rat Rods
My Classic Car
How It's Made: Dream Cars
Cuban Chrome
FantomWorks
Mighty Cruise Ships
Mecum Auto Auctions
Corvette Nation
Flippin' RVs
Warlocks Rising
Classic Cars
The Smoking Tire
The Curator's Vault
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Magnificent Motorcars
Ford GT
American Muscle Car
Mud, Sweat, and Gears
Ferrari Challenge
Four Wheeler TV
Formula Drift
Roadkill Extras
Top Gear Top 40
The Amazing World of Automobiles
Car Reviews
King of Cars
Pass Time
Kings of Crash
Going RV
Junkyard Empire
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
Extreme RVs
The Car Show
PowerNation: Detroit Muscle
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing
The Racing Insiders
Jay Leno's Garage (2013)
Car Warriors
NASCAR Nationwide Series
NASCAR Race Hub
Diesel Brothers: Keep on Trucking
AmeriCarna
Celebrity Motor Homes
PowerBlock
American Hot Rod
Madhouse
Motor City Masters
The Cars That Made America
Orange County Choppers
Top Gear: Top 41
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
Wrecked (2008)
Top Gear, The Specials
Legendary Motorcar
Misfit Garage: Fired Up
Carfellas
Inside Michael Waltrip Racing
Trucks!
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race
Peak Stock Car Dream Challenge 2
Unique Autosports: Miami
Wide Open Road
Extreme Auto Hunters
Mecum Motorcycle
Fifty Years of Bond Cars: A Top Gear Special With Richard Hammond
Behind the Smoke - Dai Yoshihara Formula Drift 2011/2012 Season
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
Top Gear: Top Fails
Translogic