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The Five Best TV Shows for Car Fanatics

The Five Best TV Shows for Car Fanatics

Sometimes, attending car shows and cruising around in their own vehicles aren't enough to satisfy a car fanatic's love for the coolest rides. Those who crave more should tune into these shows.

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
A car engine being displayed under a hood

Aptly described by its title, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee features car fanatic Jerry Seinfeld riding around New York City while chatting with other comedians. Each episode features a different car, and Jerry tells viewers about its history and custom features before he picks up his guest. From a '71 Ferrari Daytona to a '50 Citroen 2CV, the show is filled with hot rods and quirky rides.

Jay Leno's Garage

Jay Leno's success as a late night talk show host provided him with the funds to pursue his true passion: cars. When he left The Tonight Show, Jay announced that his new project would be aimed toward gearheads like himself. In this show, Jay reviews and drives restored, vintage, and custom cars while showing off his famed sense of humor.

Counting Cars

The car market is constantly in flux, and Counting Cars provides a unique way to follow it. Car expert Danny Koker, aka "The Count," buys and sells some of the most amazing rides in Las Vegas, with many of them featuring custom installations. When he spots something truly unique, he's been known to flag down the owner to try to convince them to sell their car on the spot.

Top Gear

Top Gear has been one of the most well-known car shows since its inception in 2002. Its initial run in the U.K. was hugely popular, and it was revamped for release in the U.S. and other parts of the world. Each episode features exotic cars, which can range from classic coupes to off-road vehicles. The hosts put them through the paces by breaking speed records on closed courses, testing out futuristic features, or trying any other stunt they can think of.


Overhaulin' is a car show with a twist. At the beginning of each episode, the show’s hosts steal a car with the permission of the owner’s friends and family. Then, they take a week to remodel the car with a new paint job, spoilers, strobe lights, and other details. The end products are a custom masterpiece and a flabbergasted but grateful “mark.”

These car shows are a great place to start, but there's nothing like adding custom details to a car in real life. If you're a car fanatic who’s looking to get started on a project, contact the Oracle Lighting team by filling out our form or calling us toll-free at (800) 407-5776 or at (504) 835-0055 in the New Orleans area.
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