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
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
The Grand Tour
The Grand Tour
Bitchin' Rides
Bitchin' Rides
All Girls Garage
All Girls Garage
Misfit Garage
Misfit Garage
Cuban Chrome
Cuban Chrome
Car Fix
Car Fix
How It's Made: Dream Cars
How It's Made: Dream Cars
Junkyard Empire
Junkyard Empire
Garage Squad
Garage Squad
Fast N' Loud Demolition Theater
Fast N' Loud Demolition Theater
AmeriCarna
AmeriCarna
Formula Drift
Formula Drift
Dallas Car Sharks
Dallas Car Sharks
Street Outlaws: Memphis
Street Outlaws: Memphis
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Texas Metal
Texas Metal
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Leepu & Pitbull
Leepu & Pitbull
Kings of Crash
Kings of Crash
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage
The Devils Ride
The Devils Ride
What's In the Barn?
What's In the Barn?
Vegas Rat Rods
Vegas Rat Rods
Mecum Auto Auctions
Mecum Auto Auctions
Formula One Racing
Formula One Racing
Corvette Nation
Corvette Nation
Ford GT
Ford GT
Mud, Sweat, and Gears
Mud, Sweat, and Gears
Ferrari Challenge
Ferrari Challenge
Roadkill Extras
Roadkill Extras
Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race
Flippin' RVs
Flippin' RVs
Carfellas
Carfellas
Classic Cars
Classic Cars
The Smoking Tire
The Smoking Tire
Grand Prix Driver
Grand Prix Driver
Review: Car Reviews - SavageGeese
Review: Car Reviews - SavageGeese
Le Mans: Racing is Everything
Le Mans: Racing is Everything
Texas Car Wars
Texas Car Wars
American Muscle Car
American Muscle Car
Going RV
Going RV
Four Wheeler TV
Four Wheeler TV
My Classic Car
My Classic Car
Top Gear Top 40
Top Gear Top 40
The Amazing World of Automobiles
The Amazing World of Automobiles
Car Reviews
Car Reviews
Restoration Garage
Restoration Garage
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
NASCAR Race Hub
NASCAR Race Hub
Madhouse
Madhouse
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
Rusted Development
Rusted Development
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
Warlocks Rising
Warlocks Rising
American Hot Rod
American Hot Rod
Fastest Car
Fastest Car
The Cars That Made America
The Cars That Made America
Pass Time
Pass Time
Trucks!
Trucks!
Extreme RVs
Extreme RVs
PowerNation: Engine Power
PowerNation: Engine Power
PowerNation: Truck Tech
PowerNation: Truck Tech
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing
Jay Leno's Garage (2013)
Jay Leno's Garage (2013)
Buying RVs
Buying RVs
Won & Done
Won & Done
Fifth Gear
Fifth Gear
International Isle of Man TT Race
International Isle of Man TT Race
Drifting With the All Stars
Drifting With the All Stars
Hard Parts: South Bronx
Hard Parts: South Bronx
King of Cars
King of Cars
Wrecked (2008)
Wrecked (2008)
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
Be A Grand Prix Driver
Be A Grand Prix Driver
Naked Speed
Naked Speed
PowerBlock
PowerBlock
God, Guns & Automobiles
God, Guns & Automobiles
Backroad Gold
Backroad Gold
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying
Performance TV
Performance TV
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
Flipping Ships
Flipping Ships
Livin' the Low Life
Livin' the Low Life
FantomWorks
FantomWorks
Car Matchmaker
Car Matchmaker
Legendary Motorcar
Legendary Motorcar
Misfit Garage: Fired Up
Misfit Garage: Fired Up
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