You love cars and are curious to know what’s hot on the tele, right? Here are some TV shows that have come a long way in the recent years. There’s a lot more entertaining stuff on American TV now with many incredible and focused automotive shows. Some focus on road and track testing, some on adventures and some on the popular resto-mod template. Finding out what’s best if you are a real car enthusiast can be tricky. They take long to film, are expensive to produce and edit, and generally are nowhere close to being as popular as TMZ and other rubbish. To help you car guys find the best way to see all the latest cars being driven to the max, here are some programs to watch on your tele. You have the all new seasons on the air and you can expect some exciting new content to digest.
Top Gear now has new episodes on BBC America just a week after they air them in the UK The ever popular program seems to simply increase in popularity each year. Honestly, no other car show on television brings as many stunning adventures, all the latest exotica, playful jokes among the three hosts, and of course the wild inventions and crazy challenges. The UK show is also a great general entertainment program that is fun to watch even for those other than car freaks. The production values are excellent, and there’s always the element of surprise of what the producers will have for you crazy bunch next.
Fifth Gear has long been seen as the near second to Top Gear in the UK. Without the wide loyal audiences and the mammoth funding like the BBC global distribution system, the show has worked the hard way up to reach where it has. With marked superior camera work and a home base of a massive auto testing center, the show is an hour-long program that is neck and neck with the top two for originality and entertainment value.
If you prefer something humorous and interesting in the automotive makeover genre of shows, try Fast N Loud. It’s about a custom resto-mod shop in Dallas run by a pair of crude dudes. One is the money man, always maximizing profits with a huge markup at sale time or a hard bargain when buying classics out in the country. Overall, compared to the several other resto-mod shows, here’s one for real car guys. The detail and execution may at times fall short, but there’s a lot of great car action here.
Wheeler Dealers is a show that takes a much more detailed approach to selecting classic cars to buy and restore. The hosts, Mike Brewer and Ed China might seem just as greasy as the Fast N Loud guys, but their silky smooth English accents make it a lot easier to watch. With over 10 seasons, the guys are busy breaking down and rebuilding dozens of amazing machines like Porsche’s, Lambos, Range Rovers and many more.
If you are more into off-road and adventure, One Car Too Far and Car vs. Wild are two incredible shows for you. They take you someplace totally desolate and remote like Chilean jungles, Desert Mountains or even glaciers to keep you busy and the show fun to watch.