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
Street Outlaws: Memphis
Street Outlaws: Memphis
Fast N' Loud
Fast N' Loud
Bitchin' Rides
Bitchin' Rides
Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers
Texas Metal
Texas Metal
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
The Devils Ride
The Devils Ride
Garage Squad
Garage Squad
Mecum Auto Auctions
Mecum Auto Auctions
Car Fix
Car Fix
FantomWorks
FantomWorks
King of Cars
King of Cars
Big Time RV
Big Time RV
Mighty Cruise Ships
Mighty Cruise Ships
Detroit Auto Show
Detroit Auto Show
Restoration Garage
Restoration Garage
PowerNation: Truck Tech
Misfit Garage
Warlocks Rising
Flippin' RVs
Four Wheeler TV
My Classic Car
Madhouse
Indiana Sprint Cars
Kings of Crash
Classic Cars
The Smoking Tire
The Curator's Vault
Corvette Nation
Review: Car Reviews - SavageGeese
Le Mans: Racing is Everything
Magnificent Motorcars
Ford GT
American Muscle Car
Mud, Sweat, and Gears
Ferrari Challenge
Formula Drift
Roadkill Extras
The Amazing World of Automobiles
Car Reviews
Top Gear Top 40
Barrett-Jackson Automobile Auction
Going RV
All Girls Garage
American Hot Rod
Pass Time
The Car Show
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Vegas Rat Rods
Carfellas
Orange County Choppers
Mecum Motorcycle
Extreme RVs
Trick My What?
Lucas Oil Off Road Racing
The Car Chasers
Won & Done
Sturgis Raw
Counting Cars
Hard Parts: South Bronx
Top Gear, The Specials
Volvo Ocean Race
Diesel Brothers: Keep on Trucking
Howe & Howe Tech
Junkyard Empire
Celebrity Motor Homes
PowerBlock
Performance TV
Motor City Masters
Legendary Motorcar
Flipping Ships
How It's Made: Dream Cars
Car Matchmaker
PowerNation: Engine Power
PowerNation: Detroit Muscle
Misfit Garage: Fired Up
The Cars That Made America
Inside Michael Waltrip Racing
Trucks!
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race
Peak Stock Car Dream Challenge 2
Unique Autosports: Miami
Wide Open Road
Top Gear: Top 41
Extreme Auto Hunters
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
Top Gear Sampler
Heavy Metal Monsters
Fast N' Loud: Revved Up
Top Gear At the Movies
Turn & Burn
Top Gear: Top Fails