Cars have been the most used mode of transportation for people since the 20th century. Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot was the first man who made a mechanical, self-propelled vehicle which we can call the early prototype of what a car could be. Since Karl Benz first made the petrol car, things have never been the same. Now cars have become an essential item of transportation for most people, and one’s car has become the projection of who he/she is as a person.
Cars have fascinated and caught our eyes and interest always. But there are some people who live and breathe cars. They put pin-up pictures of the latest models on their walls; some keep a journal, and some just like to watch. So for all these car geeks out there, car shows started coming up. Some shows like ‘Top Gear’ have become truly iconic and a television staple. To tap into this popularity of car shows, Netflix, too, has started streaming such shows on their platform. So, here’s the list of really good car shows on Netflix that are available to stream right now.
8. Paul Hollywood’s Big Continental Road Trip (2017- Present)
Paul Hollywood is a celebrity chef from England. You probably know him better from shows like ‘The Great British Bake-Off’. He only started taking a keen interest in racing and cars since 2015, when Hollywood participated in the Britcar Trophy Championship. Later, his desire to explore the world and various cultures led Hollywood to try and understand how one country’s cars represent their core values led him to bring out this show. This show finds him out of the tents when people cook unevenly baked cakes for him to try out, and here Hollywood is having fun, meeting new people, and driving around in supercars. It is a unique show in the sense that a TV personality who has become famous in an entirely different kind of show takes us on a ride in the cars, thus we get to see a completely fresh look at car shows through his perspective.
7. Deals Wheels and Steals (2015 – Present)
This show provides a really unique perspective to cars and how we see them. The highlights of the show are six car dealers — Melody Munday, Manny Hayre, James Lewis, Scott Mahoney, Paul Wenham, and Walter Chrobok. What these people usually do is they buy an old model, redesign and refit it with new parts and machines, and then sell them while keeping a profit. The challenge in this show is to do exactly hat. Each of the six dealers has to find one such vehicle, remodel and sell it. The one who gets the best bargain is adjudged the winner.