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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
The Grand Tour
The Grand Tour
Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers
Top Gear
Top Gear
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Misfit Garage
Misfit Garage
Going RV
Going RV
FantomWorks
FantomWorks
Graveyard Carz
Graveyard Carz
Bitchin' Rides
Bitchin' Rides
Garage Squad
Garage Squad
Street Outlaws: Memphis
Street Outlaws: Memphis
Junkyard Empire
Junkyard Empire
Wrecked (2008)
Wrecked (2008)
Restoration Garage
Restoration Garage
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
Texas Metal
Texas Metal
Car Matchmaker
Car Matchmaker
Car Fix
Car Fix
Big Time RV
Big Time RV
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Wheeler Dealers: Trading Up
Mighty Cruise Ships
Mighty Cruise Ships
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
All Girls Garage
All Girls Garage
The Devils Ride
The Devils Ride
Vegas Rat Rods
Vegas Rat Rods
Texas Car Wars
Texas Car Wars
Warlocks Rising
Warlocks Rising
Mecum Auto Auctions
Mecum Auto Auctions
Top Gear, The Specials
Top Gear, The Specials
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying
Formula One Racing
Formula One Racing
Flippin' RVs
Flippin' RVs
Fastest Car
Fastest Car
Extreme RVs
Extreme RVs
RacerTV
RacerTV
Motor Trend Video
Motor Trend Video
King of Cars
King of Cars
PowerBlock
PowerBlock
Madhouse
Madhouse
Misfit Garage: Fired Up
Misfit Garage: Fired Up
Classic Cars
Classic Cars
Pass Time
Pass Time
The Car Show
The Car Show
Let It Ride
Let It Ride
Jay Leno's Garage (2013)
Jay Leno's Garage (2013)
NASCAR Race Hub
NASCAR Race Hub
Kings of Crash
Kings of Crash
The Cars That Made America
The Cars That Made America
Indiana Sprint Cars
Indiana Sprint Cars
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Barrett-Jackson: The Auctions
Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race
What's In the Barn?
What's In the Barn?
Legendary Motorcar
Legendary Motorcar
Flipping Ships
Flipping Ships
Extreme Auto Hunters
Extreme Auto Hunters
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
Fat N' Furious Rolling Thunder
PowerNation: Engine Power
PowerNation: Engine Power
How It's Made: Dream Cars
How It's Made: Dream Cars
Top Gear: Top Fails
Top Gear: Top Fails
American Icon: Muscle Car
American Icon: Muscle Car
Dallas Car Sharks
Dallas Car Sharks
Velocity Presents
Velocity Presents
#bikerlive
#bikerlive
Fifth Gear
Fifth Gear
Geneva Supercross
Geneva Supercross
Mega RV Countdown
Mega RV Countdown
RV
RV
NASCAR Racing K&N Pro Series
NASCAR Racing K&N Pro Series
American Muscle Car
American Muscle Car
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot
Ferrari Challenge
Ferrari Challenge
Breaking Barriers
Breaking Barriers
Celebrity Motor Homes
Celebrity Motor Homes
My Classic Car
My Classic Car
God, Guns & Automobiles
God, Guns & Automobiles
Celebrity Rides
Celebrity Rides
Detroit Auto Show
Detroit Auto Show
Motor City Masters
Motor City Masters
NASCAR America
NASCAR America
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour
Naked Speed
Naked Speed
Carfellas
Carfellas
Inside Michael Waltrip Racing
Inside Michael Waltrip Racing
Trucks!
Trucks!
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
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
The Brake Room with Heather Rae Young
The Brake Room with Heather Rae Young
Civic Type R Returns
Civic Type R Returns
Trick My What?
Trick My What?
Top Gear Sampler
Top Gear Sampler
Heavy Metal Monsters
Heavy Metal Monsters
PowerNation: Truck Tech
PowerNation: Truck Tech