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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The Grand Tour
The Grand Tour
Street Outlaws
Street Outlaws
Top Gear
Top Gear
Fast N' Loud
Fast N' Loud
Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers
Misfit Garage
Misfit Garage
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Texas Metal
Texas Metal
Bitchin' Rides
Bitchin' Rides
Extreme RVs
Extreme RVs
PowerNation: Engine Power
PowerNation: Engine Power
Big Time RV
Big Time RV
FantomWorks
FantomWorks
All Girls Garage
All Girls Garage
Texas Car Wars
Texas Car Wars
King of Cars
King of Cars
Leepu & Pitbull
Leepu & Pitbull
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race
Formula One Racing
Formula One Racing
Ferrari Challenge
Mecum Auto Auctions
Counting Cars
Graveyard Carz
Classic Cars
The Smoking Tire
The Curator's Vault
Corvette Nation
Review: Car Reviews - SavageGeese
Le Mans: Racing is Everything
Magnificent Motorcars
Ford GT
The Devils Ride
American Muscle Car
Mud, Sweat, and Gears
Four Wheeler TV
Formula Drift
My Classic Car
Roadkill Extras
Top Gear Top 40
The Amazing World of Automobiles
Car Reviews
Top Gear, The Specials
Carfellas
Orange County Choppers
Fifth Gear
Kings of Crash
Going RV
Warlocks Rising
Car Fix
Madhouse
Trucks!
Extreme Auto Hunters
PowerNation: Truck Tech
How It's Made: Dream Cars
The Car Chasers
Garage Squad
PowerNation: Extreme Off Road
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot
Car Matchmaker
NASCAR Nationwide Series
NASCAR Race Hub
Best in the Desert Racing
Mighty Cruise Ships
NASCAR America
Vegas Rat Rods
Junkyard Empire
The Cars That Made America
Top Gear: Top 41
AmeriCarna
Misfit Garage: Fired Up
Pass Time
Inside Michael Waltrip Racing
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race
Peak Stock Car Dream Challenge 2
Unique Autosports: Miami
Wide Open Road
Mecum Motorcycle
Fifty Years of Bond Cars: A Top Gear Special With Richard Hammond
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
Behind the Smoke - Dai Yoshihara Formula Drift 2011/2012 Season
The Brake Room with Heather Rae Young
Civic Type R Returns
The Car Show
Trick My What?
Top Gear Sampler
Heavy Metal Monsters
Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
Top Gear At the Movies
Turn & Burn
PowerNation: Detroit Muscle
Top Gear: Top Fails
Translogic
First Crush
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage
Car Science
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing
Let It Ride
Motor Trend Video
Restoration Garage