The Best Car TV Shows on Free Services
Finding a good Car TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Car TV shows of all time streaming on Free Services.
1. Knight Rider
What it's about: Michael Long, an undercover police officer, is shot while investigating a case and left for dead by his assailants. He is rescued by Wilton Knight, a wealthy, dying millionaire and inventor who arranges life-saving surgery, including a new face and a new identity--that of Michael Knight. Michael is then given a special computerized and indestructible car called the Knight Industries Two Thousand (nicknamed KITT), and a mission: apprehend criminals who are beyond the reach of the law. The series depicts Michael's exploits as he and KITT battle the forces of evil on behalf of the Foundation for Law and Government.
Where to Watch: 89 episodes (97%) are available to watch free online (NBC). 84 episodes (91%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz). 92 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).
2. Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
What it's about: Jerry takes his comedy pals out for coffee in a selection of his classic automobiles. Larry David sums it up best when he says, 'You've finally made a show about nothing.'
Where to Watch: 1 episodes (1%) are available to watch free online (Sony Crackle). 72 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).
3. Hawaii Five-O
What it's about: Hawaii Five-O is an American police procedural drama series produced by CBS Productions and Leonard Freeman. Set in Hawaii, the show originally aired for 12 seasons from 1968 to 1980, and continues in reruns. Jack Lord portrayed Detective Lieutenant Steve McGarrett, the head of a special state police task force which was based on an actual unit that existed under martial law in the 1940s. The theme music composed by Morton Stevens became especially popular. Many episodes would end with McGarrett instructing his subordinate to "Book 'em, Danno!", sometimes specifying a charge such as "murder one".
Where to Watch: 12 episodes (4%) are available to watch free online (CBS). 283 episodes (99%) are available to stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access). 284 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).
4. Counting Cars
What it's about: When Rick Harrison and the rest of the Pawn Stars gang need to restore a vehicle they're buying, they turn to Danny "The Count" Koker, who runs Las Vegas auto shop Count's Kustoms. The Count now gets his own half-hour show that showcases his ability to restore and customize classic rides. When he sees a vehicle he wants, whether it's at an auto auction or at a roadside diner, Koker does all he can to acquire it. When successful, he and his team then work to restore and modify the cars and motorcycles in order to quickly flip them for a profit. From classic cars like Thunderbirds and Corvettes to sidecar motorcycles and everything in between, if it has wheels the Count's Kustoms team can make it look spectacular.
Where to Watch: 4 episodes (2%) are available to watch free online (History & YouTube). 153 episodes (84%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (History). 173 episodes (95%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).
5. Fifth Gear
What it's about: Fifth Gear is a British motoring television magazine series. Originally shown on Channel 5 from 2002 to 2011 and Discovery since 2012, the show is currently presented by Tiff Needell, Vicki Butler-Henderson, Jason Plato and Jonny Smith. Fifth Gear's rival show is BBC Two's Top Gear.Fifth Gear was first broadcast on 8 April 2002 as 5th Gear, and as a continuation of the original incarnation of the BBC show Top Gear, which was cancelled in 2001. Top Gear was relaunched later that year; Channel 5 originally wanted to carry on using the Top Gear name, but the BBC refused. Several of Top Gear's ex-presenters, including Quentin Willson, Tiff Needell, and Vicki Butler-Henderson were hired by Channel 5 to present Fifth Gear. The show was renamed as Fifth Gear in 2005.Repeats of Fifth Gear also started being broadcast on UKTV channel, Dave in April 2008 and later on Discovery Turbo.
Where to Watch: 52 episodes (19%) are available to watch free online (YouTube).
6. Knight Rider
What it's about: On the heels of NBC's hit movie, the iconic 1980s television classic comes roaring back to life as a reinvented, updated and super-charged action series showcasing the new KITT (Knight Industries Three Thousand). Absolutely the coolest car ever created, KITT is equipped with an "AI" (artificial intelligence) that is capable of hacking almost any system. Its weapons systems match that of a jet fighter, and its body is capable of actually transforming into other vehicles and using sophisticated holographic imagery to elude villains.
Where to Watch: 17 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (NBC). 17 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (NBC). 17 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).
7. Detroit Steel
What it's about: The Motor City, once the Mecca of American auto manufacturing, is making a comeback and classic car builder Adam Genei's leading the charge. Born and bred in Detroit, Adam and his team at Mobsteel turn worn out, rundown rides into full throttle, high-end masterpieces.
Where to Watch: 3 episodes (38%) are available to watch free online (History). 5 episodes (63%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (History). 8 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).