TV The Best Car TV Shows  

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List Rules No planes or trains on this list. It's all about the automobiles.

The very best car shows on television, ranked from best to worst by hot rod fanatics like you. This list of the greatest car TV shows is a compilation of all the best car repair shows, the top factual car shows, the best sitcoms featuring cars, and the greatest DIY car shows. Automotive TV series have been a television staple for years, so there are plenty of great car TV shows to choose from when selecting what you consider to be the best car TV show. This list of the top car TV programs is made up of long-running car series like (British favorite) "Top Gear" and "Wrecked" – "Life In The Crash Lane" as well as car related sitcoms like "Car 54, Where Are You?" and "Home Improvement." 

What are the top TV shows about cars? What are the most informative car shows? What are the most entertaining car shows? Since this list is ranked best to worst by other car TV show enthusiasts like you, it should be a good staring point to answer those questions. If you don't see your favorite car TV show on the list, make sure to add it to this list of the greatest automotive series.

If all this car talk has you in the mood to look at more cars, skip the Netflix binge session, and first check out the worst cars ever (which have probably been featured in some kind of "Top Gear" demolition derby at some point) and the worst race car crashes of all time to see what they likely looked like after.

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Top Gear is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
Top Gear BBC Two, BBC HD Top Gear is a British television series about motor vehicles, primarily cars, and is the most widely watched factual television programme in the world. It began in 1977 as a conventional ...more

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Overhaulin' is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
Overhaulin' Velocity, TLC Overhaulin' is an American automotive reality TV show that ran for five seasons between 2004 and 2008 on TLC. After a four-year hiatus, Season 6 premiered on October 2, 2012 on Velocity and

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Fast N' Loud is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
Fast N' Loud Discovery Channel Fast N' Loud is a reality styled Discovery Channel TV show featuring Richard Rawlings, 45, and Aaron Kaufman, 33, from the Dallas, Texas-based Gas Monkey Garage as they search for run-down cars, ...more

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WheelerDealers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Car TV Shows

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Counting Cars is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
Counting Cars Counting Cars is an American reality television series, shown on History, and produced by Leftfield Pictures. The series, which is the third spinoff of Pawn Stars, is filmed in Las Vegas, ...more

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motorz added Motorz Youtoo America, TUFF TV, REV'N

Motorz is an Automotive Improvement® TV series hosted by Chris Duke and Alan Taylor. Learn how to install accessories and maintain your vehicle in a typical garage setting using common tools. See exclusive interviews, new vehicle test drives, and some of the world's top automotive events.

Motorz is an American television series seen nationwide on Youtoo TV, The Family Channel, Untamed Sports TV, Biz Television, Tuff TV, Roku, and globally on YouTube and iTunes. The automotive ...more

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Chasing Classic Cars is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
Chasing Classic Cars Discovery Channel Chasing Classic Cars is a US television documentary series starring Wayne Carini who finds and chases classic cars from all eras, focusing on finding and getting cars running, with the option of ...more

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Gearz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
kathryn-dixon-david added Stacey David's Gearz

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Xtreme 4x4 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
Xtreme 4x4 Spike Xtreme 4x4 is a half hour series airing on Spike TV that began in January 2005 as part of Spike's weekend Powerblock line up. The show uses a how-to format, where the hosts build or modify ...more

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MuscleCar TV is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Car TV Shows

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Monster Garage is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
Monster Garage Discovery Channel Monster Garage was a television show for the Discovery Channel hosted by Jesse James. Each episode was an hour in length and was conceived and produced by Thom Beers. The show aired the series ...more

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Street Outlaws is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
RichardShumack added Street Outlaws Discovery Channel

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MotorWeek is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
MotorWeek Public Broadcasting Service MotorWeek is an American automotive television series. The program premiered on October 15, 1981 and is hosted by respected automotive journalist John H. Davis, who is also the series’ creator ...more

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Pimp My Ride is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
Pimp My Ride MTV, Speed Pimp My Ride is a TV show produced by MTV and hosted by rapper Xzibit. Each episode consists of taking one car in poor condition and restoring it, as well as customizing it. The original ...more

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Fifth Gear is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
Fifth Gear Discovery Channel, Channel 5 Fifth Gear is a British motoring television magazine series. Originally shown on Channel 5 from 2002 to 2011, Discovery from 2012 to 2014 and History since 2015, the show is currently presented ...more

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Jeremy Clarkson's Motorworld is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
Jeremy Clarkson's Motorworld British Broadcasting Corporation Jeremy Clarkson's Motorworld was a BBC television series about the car and motoring cultures of various countries. The show was presented by Jeremy Clarkson and consisted of two series of six ...more

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Top Gear US is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
stewart.c.randall added Top Gear US

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Horsepower TV is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
Horsepower TV Cable's highest rated and longest running auto how-to show, HorsePower TV targets street machine owners, hot rodders and racers who modify and tune for performance. The show backs up it's ...more

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My Classic Car is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
My Classic Car Spike, Speed My Classic Car is a television show about classic automobiles, hosted by Dennis Gage. It was originally broadcast on TNN, and Speed Channel. MAVtv currently airs the show and Velocity will also ...more

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Car Crazy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
Car Crazy Speed Car Crazy is a Velocity Channel television series about automotive enthusiasts, hosted by Barry Meguiar, President and CEO of the Meguiar's car care product empire. Each episode features various ...more

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Trick My Truck is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
Trick My Truck Country Music Television Trick My Truck is an American reality television program that premiered on February 3, 2006 on Country Music Television. Created by Varuna Entertainment, the series features a group of vehicle ...more

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American Hot Rod is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
American Hot Rod TLC, Discovery Channel American Hot Rod is a reality television series that originally aired between 2004 and 2008 on The Learning Channel and Discovery Channel. The unique series documented the crew at Boyd ...more

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Two Guys Garage is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
Two Guys Garage Speed Two Guys Garage is an American reality television series on automobile repair and customizing, hosted by Kevin Byrd and Willie B. The series is based in Tampa, Florida. Two Guys Garage covers ...more

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Misfit Garage is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
LisajohnSroczek added Misfit Garage

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Hot Rod TV is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
Hot Rod TV ESPN2

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Truck U is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Car TV Shows

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Home Improvement is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
Home Improvement American Broadcasting Company Home Improvement is an American television sitcom starring Tim Allen, that aired from September 17, 1991 to May 25, 1999. The show was created by Matt Williams, Carmen Finestra and David ...more

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Desert Car Kings is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
Desert Car Kings Discovery Channel Desert Car Kings is a show on Discovery Channel. Desert Valley Car Kings was a reality television show that debuted on the Discovery Channel on January 26, 2011. It is based on the McClure ...more

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Jay Leno's Garage is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
mihai-ionescu added Jay Leno's Garage

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Graveyard Carz is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
Graveyard Carz Graveyard Carz is a reality television series that currently airs on Velocity. The show documents the select crew at Mark Worman's collision shop Welby's Car Care and their restoration, research ...more

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Pinks is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
Pinks Pinks is a franchise series of television programs on MavTV based on street racing, held at legal closed drag strips with a theme around drag racing. The original aired from 2005 to 2008, with ...more

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How It's Made is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
How It's Made Science, Discovery Channel, Discovery Channel How It's Made is a documentary television series that premiered on January 6, 2001 on Discovery Channel in Canada, and Science in the U.S. It's also being aired on Discovery Family. The program ...more

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Top Gear Motorsport is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
Top Gear Motorsport British Broadcasting Corporation Top Gear Motorsport was a British television programme, covering various forms of motor racing, broadcast on BBC Two from 1994 to 1998. It was a spin-off programme from the popular motoring ...more

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Top Gear Australia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
Top Gear Australia SBS One, Nine Network Top Gear Australia is an Australian-British motoring television series based on the BBC series Top Gear. The show premiered on SBS One on 29 September 2008 at 7:30 pm AEST, with its first season ...more

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Wacky Races is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
Wacky Races CBS Wacky Races is an American animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera. The series, inspired by the 1965 slapstick comedy film The Great Race, features 11 different cars racing against ...more

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Chop Cut Rebuild is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
Chop Cut Rebuild Fox Broadcasting Company Chop Cut Rebuild is a 2013 Telly Award winning TV program.

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Rides is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
RogerGrenon added Rides TLC Rides is an automotive reality TV show produced for the TLC Network. The show's host is automobile enthusiast and amateur racer Jason Priestly. Rides debuted in the Summer of 2004 and became ...more

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SuperCars Exposed is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
SuperCars Exposed Speed SuperCars Exposed is a weekly television show featuring supercars. Hosted by road rally and drifting racer Tanner Foust, the host tests drives the vehicles to test their limits against vehicles ...more

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Dream Car Garage is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
RogerGrenon added Dream Car Garage H2, Speed Dream Car Garage is a weekly television show produced by Westward Wind Productions for 11 seasons. The series is produced in Halton Hills, Ontario. Its host is Peter Klutt, a car enthusiast and ...more

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AmeriCARna is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
americarnavideos added AmeriCarna Velocity AmeriCarna takes viewers on a tour through American culture through the lens of one of its greatest inventions: the automobile. Three-time NASCAR champion crew chief and ultimate car guy Ray Evernham hosts a cross-country trek, chasing down cars that had a profound impact on shaping our national identity. From the inception of American racing at the turn of the 20th century, to the Woodie Wagons that defined California culture in the 1950s and '60s, to the infamous drag strips of the '70s. AmeriCarna lifts the hood on legendary four-wheeled treasures that continue to have a profound influence on our cultural DNA.

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Trucks! is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
Trucks! Trucks! is an American television program that airs weekends as a part of Spike TV's Powerblock. It is hosted by Kevin Neils Tetz and Ryan Shand. The program focuses on automotive mechanics ...more

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Barrett-jackson Auction Compan... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
THEBIGDADDY3000 added Barrett-jackson Auction Company - the World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions

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Used Car Roadshow is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
Used Car Roadshow ITV4 Used Car Roadshow was a car programme that was originally aired on the Men & Motors channel, but now it is also shown on ITV4. The show is presented by Penny Mallory and Jason Dawe. The show ...more

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My Mother the Car is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
My Mother the Car NBC My Mother the Car is an American fantasy sitcom which aired for a single season on NBC between September 14, 1965 and April 5, 1966. A total of 30 episodes were produced by United Artists ...more

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All Girls Garage is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
All Girls Garage Velocity All Girls Garage taps into the expertise of three women working behind the gears at an automotive shop. In each episode, the women approach complex projects that rival those undertaken by their ...more

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Unique Whips is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
Unique Whips Speed Unique Whips was a television show that aired on the defunct Speed Channel from 2005–2008. The show follows the work of Unique Autosports based on Long Island, New York as they customize ...more

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Pinks / Pinks All Out is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
Pinks / Pinks All Out

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Wrecks To Riches is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
RogerGrenon added Wrecks to Riches Discovery Channel Wrecks To Riches is a television show shown on Discovery channel. The show focuses on Barry White and his staff buying old cars for little money and turning them into Super Muscle cars. Wrecks To Riches is a television show shown on Discovery channel. The show focuses on Barry White and his staff buying old cars for little money and turning them into Super Muscle cars. There is ...more

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Petrolheads is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Car TV Shows
Petrolheads British Broadcasting Corporation Petrolheads is a BBC panel game presented by Neil Morrissey, with team captains Richard Hammond and Chris Barrie. The show pitted motoring wits against each other and included car stunts shot on ...more