Tv-shows about cars

by parlapiano | created - 31 Jul 2014 | updated - 08 Sep 2019 | Public

A list of reality tv-shows about cars. Most of them are about car restoration. Some just funny shows with cars in them. These are the ones I have watched, so more to come. If you know of any more shows please leave a comment.

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1. Fast N' Loud (2012– )

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Reality-TV

These guys cruise for the classics. Meet self-described petrol-sexual motorhead Richard Rawlings and mechanical prodigy Aaron Kaufmann as they search far-flung corners of the country for ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Rawlings, Aaron Kaufmann, Christie Brimberry, K.C. Mathieu

Votes: 2,643

The best of them all. Funny, entertaining and cool American cars.

2. Graveyard Carz (2011– )

60 min | Reality-TV

The world is littered with the decaying uni-body's of former muscle cars, but at Graveyard Carz, no classic Mopar is too rusted for it to not get restored. These blue-collar technicians live by the motto: it's Mopar or it's No Car.

Stars: Mark Worman, Royal Yoakum, Allysa Rose, Will Scott

Votes: 454

These guys only deal with Mopar cars, but they do factory restorations. Funny people ( If you like their special kind of humor). You can get a little tired of the constand plugging of free stuff they get.

3. Misfit Garage (2014– )


As things went in the workshop at Gas Monkey there was conflict and disagreements... Some which got certain guys either fired or forced them to take the road. But no, they aint giving up ... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Smith, Thomas Weeks, Jordan Butler, Scot McMillan

Votes: 637

A spin-off from Fast N Loud, with the guys who has been on the show before. Really good.

4. Fat N' Furious: Rolling Thunder (2014– )


Four brothers in the Youngstown Ohio area run a mechanic shop

Stars: Tommy Christmas, Chuck Kountz, Steve McGranahan, Andy Pivarnik

Votes: 255

Really like this show, funny guys and really nice cars.

5. Bitchin' Rides (2014– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Reality-TV

Dave Kindig and his crew in his Salt Lake City shop builds and restores classic vehicles from a '33 Ford Tudor to a '69 Camaro.

Stars: Dave Kindig, Bryce Green, Kevin Schiele, Will Lockwood

Votes: 343

Nice cars, nice restorations.

6. Mobsteel (2015– )


Mobsteel is based in Detroit, Michigan. Adam and his wife Pam own the company. The shows follow an update to a client's car to be faster and better looking than when it rolled off of a ... See full summary »

Stars: Ron Coan, Adam Genei, Pam Genei, Doug Hanes

Votes: 60

Good show about a garage in Detroit. Very scripted but nice cars.

7. FantomWorks (2013–2019)

TV-14 | 60 min | Reality-TV

As a former test pilot, Dan Short hopes that FantomWorks will become a classic car restoration shop that runs with military precision. Instead, he is finding out that when making old cars 'better than new' - nothing goes according to plan.

Stars: Dan Short, Audrey Sickles, Allan Alvarez, Rob Dietzel

Votes: 394

Good show, nice cars

8. Counting Cars (2012– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Reality-TV

Danny aka "The Count" and his skilled staff restores and modifies classic automobiles and motorcycles.

Stars: Danny Koker, Ryan Evans, Rick Harrison, Roli Szabo

Votes: 2,590

Alot of nice cars on this show. Unfortunately they show you almost nothing from the car restoration, just the final result. A lot of bikes too which im not really into. Does feel scripted at times.

9. Iron Resurrection (2016– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Reality-TV

It doesn't matter whether it's a busted out bike or a rusted out roadster, Joe Martin and his crew are hard at work giving vehicles another chance in life.

Stars: Joe Martin, Amanda Martin, Javier 'Shorty' Ponce, Jayson 'Shag' Arrington

Votes: 301

Nice cars!!!

10. Highway to Sell (2014– )


Two car enthusiasts in Florida seek out tired-worn out-beat down classics and muscle cars to transform for auction using a unique business plan.

Stars: Slick, Jerry Ocasio, Dennis Pittsenbarger, Patrick O'Carroll

Votes: 48

A new concept of restoring old cars by forming a sort of partnership with the owner. Nice American cars.

11. Desert Car Kings (2011– )

60 min | Reality-TV

The McClure family is passionately restoring American glory, one classic car at a time. Their family business, Desert Valley Auto Parts, houses over 10,000 rust-free vehicles over 100 ... See full summary »

Stars: J.K. Simmons, Barry Jaggers, Jason McClure, Ron McClure

Votes: 119

I like this because they show you alot of the actual restoration. And they keep the cars looking somewhat original.

12. Vegas Rat Rods (2014– )

42 min | Reality-TV

Welder Up's Steve Darnell and his band of oddballs and misfits are the Picassos of automotive fabricators. They work out of a sprawling garage on the outskirts of the Las Vegas Strip - ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael T Deeter, Steve Darnell, Dave Breckon, Dave Lefler

Votes: 229

Also known as "SIN CITY MOTORS". Entertaining show, really ratty rods.

13. Big Easy Motors (2016– )

30 min | Reality-TV

There's undiscovered treasure in the bayous of Louisiana and Charles Handler knows how to find it. From a 1957 Chevy Bel Air convertible to a 1967 Shelby Mustang GT, Handler and his team ... See full summary »

Stars: Austin Naulty, Benny, Charles, Devin

Votes: 74

14. Restoration Garage (2013– )

60 min | Reality-TV

It's all about shop floor drama, gas fueled egos, and millions of dollars at stake. An oil drenched, history soaked, paint splattered garage where the dreams of lofty aficionados and grease... See full summary »

Stars: David Grainger, Peter James Haworth, Paolo Pininfarina

Votes: 95

Canadian tv-show but they have quite a few american cars on the show. Ok show.

15. Overhaulin' (2004– )

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary, Reality-TV, Sport

People trick unsuspecting car owners into thinking their car was towed and instead fix them up.

Stars: Chip Foose, Lee Reherman, Craig Chaffers, Chris Jacobs

Votes: 1,476

I haven't seen all of this, alittle too much flames and stuff on the cars for me, but sometimes its good.

16. Extreme Car Hoarders (2014– )


This could be the last chance for car guru Rick Dore and ex WWE wrestler Chuck Palumbo to rebuild the lives of the hoarders they work for, and to find the type of success that eluded them ... See full summary »

Stars: Rick Dore, Chuck Palumbo, Jason Hildebrandt, Joe Petralia

Votes: 236

Also known as "Rusted Development". Really weird show, but some nice American cars.

17. South Beach Classics (2011– )

60 min | Reality-TV

Husband and wife business partners Ted and Robin Vernon, along with the eclectic crew they've affectionately dubbed 'the gargoyles', buy, sell, trade and exchange some of the most unique classic automobiles on the market.

Stars: Ted Vernon, Robin Vernon, Marcus Ameneiro, Lucy Clarkson-Demeo

Votes: 95

Entertaining show, nice cars and nice wife.

18. Jesse James: Outlaw Garage (2012– )


The master fabricator is back! Jesse has closed West Coast Choppers and sold everything to do with it. Jesse, tired of California and no longer happy living there, has moved himself and his... See full summary »

Stars: Jesse James, Kail Withers, Bob Merkt, Jeff Peterson

Votes: 179

Nice show but it was cancelled after just a few episodes. Jesse is kind of a tool but they make nice cars.

19. Rods n' Wheels (2014– )

Rods N' Wheels follows certified car doctors and lifelong buddies, Billy Derian and Steve Reck as they diagnose, treat and restore classic hot rods that might otherwise not survive.

Stars: Mike Dade, Billy Derian Jnr, Billy Derian, Shane Derian

Votes: 62

Very scripted but really nice cars, very nice restaurations.

Funny guy, entertaining but some questionable restorations.

21. God, Guns & Automobiles (2013– )

60 min | Reality-TV

Follows Mark Muller and his brother and business partner, Chicago radio personality Eric 'Mancow' Muller as they run their throwback auto dealership, Max Motors.

Stars: Jason Claspill, Amy Muller, Eric Muller, Mark Muller

Votes: 185

Revolves around a car delership. Not so much about the actual cars more about the guys working there.

22. Garage Squad (2014– )

22 min | Reality-TV

"Garage Squad" rescues weekend mechanics who perhaps lack the time, resources or simple know-how to get their "project" autos road-worthy again.

Stars: Ron Gregurich, Cy Kellogg, Bruno Massel, Joe Zolper

Votes: 229

Ok show. They help people fix their cars in the garage.

23. Lost in Transmission (2015– )


Top Gear co-host and automotive aficionado, Rutledge Wood and his friend and fellow car fanatic, George Flanigen, are on a mission: to rescue America's greatest rides from barns and ... See full summary »

Stars: George Flanigen, Rutledge Wood

Votes: 140

Ok show with the guy from Top Gear. Not always american cars! So I skip over the episodes with Toyotas and stuff.

24. Diesel Brothers (2016– )

42 min | Reality-TV

A group of friends in Utah own and operate a business that specializes in all things diesel. These guys don't just sell parts for diesel trucks and jeeps, they also design and build some of... See full summary »

Stars: Diesel Dave, Heavy D, Muscle, Red Beard

Votes: 537

25. Texas Car Wars (2012– )


Texas restoration garages compete at car wreck auctions in winning the bid on cars they restore to sell in for the biggest profits.

Stars: Bama Brown, Stephen R. Howard, Bobby Rose, Bridgette Trevino

Votes: 117

I little entertaining, but I really only like Rodriguez. Feels very fake at times.

26. Dallas Car Sharks (2013– )

30 min | Reality-TV

4 car dealers outbid each other on a car each, restore it, and sell for a profit.

Stars: Jd Cole, Martha Davis, Andy Dunning, Ash Rabah

Votes: 61

Not really restorations, but hey, its about cars.

27. R U Faster Than a Redneck? (2013– )

30 min | Reality-TV

Racing against rednecks. That is it.

Stars: Jon Reep, Nick DeKay, Ken Squier

Votes: 87

American cars racing against imports. A liltle entertaining.

28. Cuban Chrome (2015– )

43 min | Reality-TV

Automobile enthusiasts discuss classic cars that are kept and restored in Cuba.

Stars: Fernando Barral, Alberto Gutierez, Dayan Gutierez, William Levy

Votes: 58

Dont really know what to think about this, American cars that they keep alive, barely.

29. Top Gear USA (2008– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary

The hosts Adam Ferrara, Rutledge Wood and Tanner Foust talk about what ever you need to know about cars and in every episode they go through a list of challenges to know who chose the best ... See full summary »

Stars: Tanner Foust, Adam Ferrara, Rutledge Wood, Eric A. Stromer

Votes: 5,918

Can be funny at times. Too bad they reck most of the cars.

30. Wheeler Dealers (2003– )

22 min | Documentary

The hosts team up to find and flip serviceable used classic cars. Mike scours the Internet and local trade rags for bargain-priced modern classics needing attention. Edd China (and in later... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Brewer, Edd China, Ant Anstead, Marc Priestley

Votes: 2,991

Show from the UK so you know that means boring european cars. But in season 12 they go to the US and fix real cars.

31. Carfellas (2011)

30 min | Reality-TV

In the ever-expanding desire for shows about cars, it's only natural that eventually a show was going to be made about used cars. It's called "Carfellas".

Stars: Tommie Romola, Mike DeLucia

Votes: 152

Corny but somewhat entertaining.

32. Car Warriors (2011– )

Reality-TV, Sport

Car Warriors is a competition unlike any other. Every week, two of the country's most talented and colorful local garages will have one crazy challenge: Build an ENTIRE CAR from a piece of ... See full summary »

Stars: Jimmy Shine, Bradley Fanshaw, Ray McClelland, Ryan Ryno Templeton

Votes: 112

Entertaining. Two teams in the same room compete against each other restoring a the same type of car.

33. Leepu and Pitbull (2015– )


Building custom cars affordably. Leepu designs the body and pitbull handles the motors.

Votes: 120

Leepu is a horrible car designer, I dont like how these cars look at all. But I watch it anyways because its about cars :)

34. Car S.O.S. (2013– )


Meet car enthusiast and TV presenter Tim Shaw and master mechanic Fuzz Townshend as they join forces to rescue rusty classic vehicles from their garage prisons

Stars: Tim Shaw, Fuzz Townshend, Phil Cornwell, Jim Smallman

Votes: 633

A very lowbudget british version of Overhaulin. Boring cars and questionable restorations.

35. Chrome Underground (2014– )

Drama, Reality-TV

Two international classic car dealers search the world for diamond in the rough vehicles they can flip for a profit. After being ripped off in Mexico City they are forced to team up with a mysterious mercenary named Andrew McLaren.

Stars: John Beach, Antonio Brunet, Yusuf Johnson, Andrew McLaren

Votes: 157

HORRIBLE!!! Never seen a show as FAKE as this. STAY AWAY!!!!

36. Rust Valley Restorers (2018– )

TV-14 | 38 min | Documentary

A restoration shop run by a team of colorful and charismatic characters use their impressive skills and experience to restore, trade and sell classic cars - transforming piles of rust into collectible car treasures.

Stars: Michael Daingerfield, Connor Hall, Mike Hall, Avery Shoaf

Votes: 2,525

Canadian, nice cars

37. Car Masters: Rust to Riches (2018– )

TV-PG | 40 min | Reality-TV

The colorful crew at Gotham Garage overhauls an eclectic collection of cars and trucks, trading up to a showstopper they can sell for big bucks.

Stars: Constance Nunes, Shawn Pilot, Michael 'Caveman' Pyle, Tony Quinones

Votes: 9,604

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