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
Top Gear
Top Gear
Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers
Bitchin' Rides
Bitchin' Rides
The Grand Tour
The Grand Tour
All Girls Garage
All Girls Garage
Misfit Garage
Misfit Garage
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
The Devils Ride
The Devils Ride
Street Outlaws: Memphis
Street Outlaws: Memphis
Vegas Rat Rods
Vegas Rat Rods
Cuban Chrome
Cuban Chrome
How It's Made: Dream Cars
How It's Made: Dream Cars
Garage Squad
Garage Squad
Texas Metal
Texas Metal
Formula Drift
Formula Drift
Restoration Garage
Restoration Garage
Car Fix
Car Fix
Dallas Car Sharks
Dallas Car Sharks
Car Matchmaker
Car Matchmaker
AmeriCarna
AmeriCarna
Junkyard Empire
Junkyard Empire
King of Cars
King of Cars
Wrecked (2008)
Wrecked (2008)
Fast N' Loud Demolition Theater
Fast N' Loud Demolition Theater
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
God, Guns & Automobiles
God, Guns & Automobiles
Mecum Auto Auctions
Mecum Auto Auctions
Leepu & Pitbull
Leepu & Pitbull
FantomWorks
FantomWorks
Legendary Motorcar
Legendary Motorcar
Trucks!
Trucks!
Formula One Racing
Formula One Racing
Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
Kings of Crash
Kings of Crash
Going RV
Going RV
Warlocks Rising
Warlocks Rising
NASCAR Race Hub
NASCAR Race Hub
Flippin' RVs
Flippin' RVs
Big Time RV
Big Time RV
American Hot Rod
American Hot Rod
Madhouse
Madhouse
Pass Time
Pass Time
Top Gear, The Specials
Top Gear, The Specials
PowerBlock
PowerBlock
Fastest Car
Fastest Car
Misfit Garage: Fired Up
Misfit Garage: Fired Up
The Cars That Made America
The Cars That Made America
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
Trick My What?
Trick My What?
Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
Turn & Burn
Turn & Burn
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage
Motor Trend Video
Motor Trend Video
Jay Leno's Garage (2013)
Jay Leno's Garage (2013)
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
Corvette Nation
Corvette Nation
International Isle of Man TT Race
International Isle of Man TT Race
Geneva Supercross
Geneva Supercross
Hard Parts: South Bronx
Hard Parts: South Bronx
Top Gear Apocalypse
Top Gear Apocalypse
Idris Elba King of Speed
Idris Elba King of Speed
What's In the Barn?
What's In the Barn?
Be A Grand Prix Driver
Be A Grand Prix Driver
Mud, Sweat, and Gears
Mud, Sweat, and Gears
Naked Speed
Naked Speed
My Classic Car
My Classic Car
Backroad Gold
Backroad Gold
Roadkill Extras
Roadkill Extras
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying
Mighty Cruise Ships
Mighty Cruise Ships
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
Flipping Ships
Flipping Ships
Livin' the Low Life
Livin' the Low Life
Sturgis Raw
Sturgis Raw
Carfellas
Carfellas
Classic Cars
Classic Cars
Inside Michael Waltrip Racing
Inside Michael Waltrip Racing
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
Top Gear: Top 41
Top Gear: Top 41
Extreme Auto Hunters
Extreme Auto Hunters
Mecum Motorcycle
Mecum Motorcycle
Fifty Years of Bond Cars: A Top Gear Special With Richard Hammond
Fifty Years of Bond Cars: A Top Gear Special With Richard Hammond
Behind the Smoke - Dai Yoshihara Formula Drift 2011/2012 Season
Behind the Smoke - Dai Yoshihara Formula Drift 2011/2012 Season
Extreme RVs
Extreme RVs
The Brake Room with Heather Rae Young
The Brake Room with Heather Rae Young
PowerNation: Engine Power
PowerNation: Engine Power
Civic Type R Returns
Civic Type R Returns
The Car Show
The Car Show
Top Gear Sampler
Top Gear Sampler
Heavy Metal Monsters
Heavy Metal Monsters
PowerNation: Truck Tech
PowerNation: Truck Tech
Top Gear At the Movies
Top Gear At the Movies
PowerNation: Detroit Muscle
PowerNation: Detroit Muscle