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
Street Outlaws: Memphis
Street Outlaws: Memphis
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
The Grand Tour
The Grand Tour
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Vegas Rat Rods
Vegas Rat Rods
Fast N' Loud
Fast N' Loud
Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers
Texas Metal
Texas Metal
Garage Squad
Garage Squad
Misfit Garage
Misfit Garage
Top Gear
Top Gear
FantomWorks
FantomWorks
All Girls Garage
All Girls Garage
Legendary Motorcar
Legendary Motorcar
Leepu & Pitbull
Leepu & Pitbull
Bitchin' Rides
Bitchin' Rides
Flipping Ships
Flipping Ships
Restoration Garage
Restoration Garage
Fast N' Loud Demolition Theater
Fast N' Loud Demolition Theater
Cuban Chrome
Cuban Chrome
God, Guns & Automobiles
God, Guns & Automobiles
Junkyard Empire
Junkyard Empire
How It's Made: Dream Cars
How It's Made: Dream Cars
Top Gear, The Specials
Top Gear, The Specials
AmeriCarna
AmeriCarna
Race Night at Bowman Gray
Race Night at Bowman Gray
Car Fix
Car Fix
Going RV
Going RV
Car Matchmaker
Car Matchmaker
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage
Grand Prix Driver
Grand Prix Driver
Review: Car Reviews - SavageGeese
Review: Car Reviews - SavageGeese
The Devils Ride
The Devils Ride
Mighty Cruise Ships
Mighty Cruise Ships
Secret Life of Formula One
Secret Life of Formula One
Hand Built Hot Rods
Hand Built Hot Rods
Wrecked (2008)
Wrecked (2008)
American Muscle Car
American Muscle Car
What's In the Barn?
What's In the Barn?
Big Time RV
Big Time RV
Motor Trend Video
Motor Trend Video
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
Pass Time
Pass Time
PowerNation: Engine Power
PowerNation: Engine Power
Rusted Development
Rusted Development
Mecum Auto Auctions
Mecum Auto Auctions
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Fastest Car
Fastest Car
The Cars That Made America
The Cars That Made America
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot
Warlocks Rising
Warlocks Rising
American Hot Rod
American Hot Rod
Madhouse
Madhouse
Carfellas
Carfellas
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
King of Cars
King of Cars
Flippin' RVs
Flippin' RVs
NASCAR Nationwide Series Qualifying
NASCAR Nationwide Series Qualifying
Misfit Garage: Fired Up
Misfit Garage: Fired Up
Inside Michael Waltrip Racing
Inside Michael Waltrip Racing
Extreme RVs
Extreme RVs
NASCAR Racing
NASCAR Racing
The Car Show
The Car Show
Trick My What?
Trick My What?
PowerNation: Truck Tech
PowerNation: Truck Tech
Top Gear At the Movies
Top Gear At the Movies
PowerNation: Detroit Muscle
PowerNation: Detroit Muscle
Indiana Sprint Cars
Indiana Sprint Cars
High Tech Rednecks
High Tech Rednecks
Corvette Nation
Corvette Nation
Screen Machines
Screen Machines
Sturgis Raw
Sturgis Raw
#bikerlive
#bikerlive
Overhaulin' Top 10
Overhaulin' Top 10
Magnificent Motorcars
Magnificent Motorcars
Geneva Supercross
Geneva Supercross
Top Gear Apocalypse
Top Gear Apocalypse
Texas Car Wars
Texas Car Wars
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
Idris Elba King of Speed
Idris Elba King of Speed
NASCAR Race Hub
NASCAR Race Hub
Kings of Crash
Kings of Crash
Mud, Sweat, and Gears
Mud, Sweat, and Gears
Hole Shot
Hole Shot
PowerBlock
PowerBlock
Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
Roadkill Extras
Roadkill Extras
Detroit Auto Show
Detroit Auto Show
Motor City Masters
Motor City Masters
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
Livin' the Low Life
Livin' the Low Life
Top Gear: Top 41
Top Gear: Top 41
Le Mans: Racing is Everything
Le Mans: Racing is Everything
Classic Cars
Classic Cars
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