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
Top Gear
Top Gear
Fast N' Loud
Fast N' Loud
Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
Bitchin' Rides
Bitchin' Rides
The Devils Ride
The Devils Ride
All Girls Garage
All Girls Garage
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Texas Metal
Texas Metal
Misfit Garage
Misfit Garage
Top Gear, The Specials
Top Gear, The Specials
Restoration Garage
Restoration Garage
Car Matchmaker
Car Matchmaker
Mecum Auto Auctions
Mecum Auto Auctions
Corvette Nation
Corvette Nation
Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race
Classic Cars
Classic Cars
The Smoking Tire
The Smoking Tire
The Curator's Vault
Review: Car Reviews - SavageGeese
Le Mans: Racing is Everything
Magnificent Motorcars
Ford GT
American Muscle Car
Mud, Sweat, and Gears
Ferrari Challenge
Four Wheeler TV
Formula Drift
My Classic Car
Roadkill Extras
The Amazing World of Automobiles
Car Reviews
Trick My What?
Garage Squad
Geneva Supercross
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Warlocks Rising
Car Fix
Top Gear Top 40
The Cars That Made America
Pass Time
PowerNation: Truck Tech
Let It Ride
Indiana Sprint Cars
High Tech Rednecks
Formula One Racing
NASCAR Now
Fast Machines with Funk Master Flex
Kings of Crash
Flippin' RVs
Naked Speed
Diesel Brothers: Keep on Trucking
Junkyard Empire
RacerTV
Big Time RV
American Hot Rod
Madhouse
Celebrity Rides
Detroit Auto Show
Mighty Cruise Ships
R U Faster Than a Redneck?
PowerNation: Engine Power
Rusted Development
Best of American Hot Rod
Fast N' Loud Demolition Theater
FantomWorks
Flipping 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
Orange County Choppers
Top Gear: Top 41
Extreme Auto Hunters
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
Extreme RVs
The Brake Room with Heather Rae Young
Civic Type R Returns
The Car Show
Top Gear Sampler
Heavy Metal Monsters
Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
Top Gear At the Movies
How It's Made: Dream Cars
Turn & Burn
PowerNation: Detroit Muscle
Top Gear: Top Fails
Translogic
First Crush
Jesse James: Outlaw Garage
Car Science