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
My Classic Car
My Classic Car
Top Gear
Top Gear
Fast N' Loud
Fast N' Loud
Bitchin' Rides
Bitchin' Rides
Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
Restoration Garage
Restoration Garage
All Girls Garage
All Girls Garage
Big Time RV
Big Time RV
Garage Squad
Garage Squad
PowerNation: Engine Power
PowerNation: Engine Power
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
The Devils Ride
The Devils Ride
Car Matchmaker
Car Matchmaker
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Top Gear, The Specials
Top Gear, The Specials
Car Fix
Car Fix
Texas Metal
How It's Made: Dream Cars
Legendary Motorcar
Orange County Choppers
Trick My What?
Cuban Chrome
PowerNation: Extreme Off Road
FantomWorks
Mecum Auto Auctions
Flippin' RVs
Classic Cars
The Smoking Tire
The Curator's Vault
Corvette Nation
Review: Car Reviews - SavageGeese
Le Mans: Racing is Everything
Magnificent Motorcars
Ford GT
American Muscle Car
Mud, Sweat, and Gears
Ferrari Challenge
Warlocks Rising
Four Wheeler TV
Formula Drift
Roadkill Extras
The Amazing World of Automobiles
Car Reviews
Vegas Rat Rods
Madhouse
Pass Time
Indiana Sprint Cars
King of Cars
Kings of Crash
Going RV
Howe & Howe Tech
Junkyard Empire
American Hot Rod
Detroit Auto Show
Top Gear Top 40
Mecum Motorcycle
The Car Show
Let It Ride
The Racing Insiders
Jay Leno's Garage (2013)
Grand Prix Driver
Texas Car Wars
NASCAR Race Hub
What's In the Barn?
Diesel Brothers: Keep on Trucking
AmeriCarna
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying
Motor City Masters
The Cars That Made America
Top Gear: Top 41
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
PowerNation: Detroit Muscle
Misfit Garage
Mighty Cruise Ships
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
Fifty Years of Bond Cars: A Top Gear Special With Richard Hammond
Behind the Smoke - Dai Yoshihara Formula Drift 2011/2012 Season
Extreme RVs
The Brake Room with Heather Rae Young
Civic Type R Returns
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