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
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Street Outlaws: Memphis
Street Outlaws: Memphis
The Grand Tour
The Grand Tour
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
Fast N' Loud
Fast N' Loud
Vegas Rat Rods
Vegas Rat Rods
FantomWorks
FantomWorks
Garage Squad
Garage Squad
Texas Metal
Texas Metal
Legendary Motorcar
Legendary Motorcar
Misfit Garage
Misfit Garage
Bitchin' Rides
Bitchin' Rides
All Girls Garage
All Girls Garage
Fast N' Loud Demolition Theater
Fast N' Loud Demolition Theater
AmeriCarna
AmeriCarna
Leepu & Pitbull
Leepu & Pitbull
Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers
Cuban Chrome
Cuban Chrome
Restoration Garage
Restoration Garage
Flipping Ships
Flipping Ships
God, Guns & Automobiles
God, Guns & Automobiles
Top Gear
Top Gear
How It's Made: Dream Cars
How It's Made: Dream Cars
Junkyard Empire
Junkyard Empire
The Devils Ride
The Devils Ride
My Classic Car
My Classic Car
Extreme RVs
Extreme RVs
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
The Cars That Made America
The Cars That Made America
Rusted Development
Rusted Development
Grand Prix Driver
Grand Prix Driver
Car Matchmaker
Car Matchmaker
Kings of Crash
Kings of Crash
What's In the Barn?
What's In the Barn?
Big Time RV
Big Time RV
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage
Race Night at Bowman Gray
Race Night at Bowman Gray
Rods N' Wheels
Rods N' Wheels
King of Cars
King of Cars
Carfellas
Carfellas
Trucks!
Trucks!
Naked Speed
Naked Speed
Formula Drift
Formula Drift
Detroit Auto Show
Detroit Auto Show
Top Gear, The Specials
Top Gear, The Specials
Going RV
Going RV
Mecum Auto Auctions
Mecum Auto Auctions
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Warlocks Rising
Warlocks Rising
Car Fix
Car Fix
Motor Trend Video
Motor Trend Video
PowerNation: Engine Power
PowerNation: Engine Power
PowerNation: Detroit Muscle
PowerNation: Detroit Muscle
Flippin' RVs
Flippin' RVs
Madhouse
Madhouse
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
Extreme Auto Hunters
Extreme Auto Hunters
Dallas Car Sharks
Dallas Car Sharks
Hand Built Hot Rods
Hand Built Hot Rods
Barrett-Jackson Automobile Auction
Barrett-Jackson Automobile Auction
Fast Machines with Funk Master Flex
Fast Machines with Funk Master Flex
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
Fastest Car
Fastest Car
Livin' the Low Life
Livin' the Low Life
Misfit Garage: Fired Up
Misfit Garage: Fired Up
Pass Time
Pass Time
Mecum Motorcycle
Mecum Motorcycle
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
NASCAR Racing
NASCAR Racing
The Car Show
The Car Show
Top Gear Sampler
Top Gear Sampler
PowerNation: Truck Tech
PowerNation: Truck Tech
Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
Let It Ride
Let It Ride
The Curator's Vault
The Curator's Vault
Indiana Sprint Cars
Indiana Sprint Cars
Jay Leno's Garage (2013)
Jay Leno's Garage (2013)
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
Velocity Presents
Velocity Presents
Car Czar
Car Czar
Won & Done
Won & Done
Sturgis Raw
Sturgis Raw
International Isle of Man TT Race
International Isle of Man TT Race
RV
RV
Car Warriors
Car Warriors
Top Gear Apocalypse
Top Gear Apocalypse
Wrecked (2008)
Wrecked (2008)
American Muscle Car
American Muscle Car
101 Cars You Must Drive
101 Cars You Must Drive
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Nationwide Series
NASCAR Nationwide Series
Idris Elba King of Speed
Idris Elba King of Speed
NASCAR Race Hub
NASCAR Race Hub
Mud, Sweat, and Gears
Mud, Sweat, and Gears
Breaking Barriers
Breaking Barriers
Philly Throttle
Philly Throttle
PowerBlock
PowerBlock
NASCAR Nationwide Series Qualifying
NASCAR Nationwide Series Qualifying
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying