Content of the material
- 1. ‘Comedian In Cars Getting Coffee’
- 2. Rust Valley Restorers
- 8. Inside West Coast Customs
- 7. ‘Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father ‘
- #4: Fast Furious Spy Racers
- Best Car Shows on Hulu
- Diesel Brothers (4 Seasons, Hulu)
- Fast N’ Loud (Seasons 13 & 15, Hulu)
- Best Car Shows on Discovery+
- Bad Chad Customs (2 Seasons, Discovery+)
- Street Outlaws (17 Seasons, Discovery+)
- What Car Movies Do You Like?
1. ‘Comedian In Cars Getting Coffee’
This show has everything. Coffee. Cars. Comedians. Comedians in said cars getting various kinds of coffee. Netflix’s sleeper hit stars famous comic Jerry Maguire as the creator, star, and interviewer in this reality show. But just because you’ve read the premise doesn’t mean you’ve watched the show. Every episode is a new comedian and a new coffee. But the best change in the show is the cars. Each episode features a new vintage car gorgeously detailed, fully restored, and ready for the open road. Maguire manages to weave his comedic genius perfectly with that of his guests, creating a genuinely amusing and interesting 20-minute episode every single time. The guests range in age and status, from Gen-Z favorite John Mulaney, to legend Jerry Lewis. The best part? This Netflix original is in its 11th season, meaning you can use it as your next binge or make it your morning routine for the rest of quarantine. Either way, Maguire and your favorite comedians are just one click away.Watch Now
2. Rust Valley Restorers
Writer: Mathew Shewchuk, Tyson Hepburn
Director: Tyson Hepburn, Matthew Shewchu, Jereme Watt
Cast: Mike Hall, Avery Shoaf, and Connor Hall
IMDB Rating: 7.8/10
Rust Valley Restorers is a Canadian documentary series based on four seasons, started in 2018. Michael (Mike) Hall, a rock blaster by profession, loves to collect cars and has a great collection of some old cars.
Michael opened his restoration workshop in the rocky mountains. He and his son, Connor Charman-Hall, restored rusted cars and gave them some amazing new classic looks.
8. Inside West Coast Customs
Writer: Ryan Friedlinghaus
Director: Rory McKellar
Cast: Ryan Friedlinghaus, Hunter Clancey, Wilee Delarosa
IMDB Rating: 6.9/10
Inside West Coast Customs is a reality television program located in Burbank, California. The show is based on eight seasons. The main host is Ryan Friedlinghaus, a car customizer, and his group members at West Coast Customs. Ryan, along with his staff, transforms ordinary and factory-modeled vehicles.
They turn those ordinary-looking vehicles into customized cars by adding many features and making them look extraordinary. Several episodes of the show have featured celebrities like Justin Bieber, Shaquille O’Neal, Conan O’Brien, and Mark Wahlberg.
7. ‘Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father ‘
Ok, so hear me out. While Travels With My Father doesn’t feature cars in its pitch deck, nothing beats the way this comedic duo teams up on cars. The premise is simple. Jack Whitehall, a British comedian, and general American best friend, wants to complete the gap year he left behind in 2009. But this time, he’s bringing his father along with him, in the hopes to celebrate life and bond in a way they never have before. And on the way, the Whitehalls get to their next travel spots using the most incredible of cars, making this a fun, and truly amusing ride.Watch
#4: Fast Furious Spy Racers
Now, stay with me here. Sure, it’s not the highest of highbrow faire, but it’s good for a laugh and really good if you have kids. Fast & Furious Spy Racers is an animated spin off of The Fast and the Furious movies, centering on Tony Toretto, Vin Diesel’s cousin.
Young Tony, voiced by Tyler Posey, is recruited by a government agency, along with his friends, to infiltrate an elite racing league that’s a front for a crime organization called – get this – SH1FT3R. They are, of course, bent on world domination!
Fast & Furious Spy Racers is as nutritious as a bag of potato chips, but just as bingeworthy.
Go undercover with Toretto and his friends: Here is season one.
Best Car Shows on Hulu
Diesel Brothers (4 Seasons, Hulu)
If you’re a truck fan, this show celebrates the diesel truck lifestyle. Profiling friends David “Heavy D” Sparks and David “Diesel Dave” Kiley, owners of the fit-it shop called Sparks Motors. Here, they customize diesel trucks for clients, flips trucks for profit, and even sets some up for giveaway.
The owners are charismatic and clearly love what they do. The show follows the buddies as they turn everyday trucks into high-powered behemoths. The two principles, combined with a team of characters helping run the business, form a charismatic team with plenty of knowledge and expertise. The crew blends low-brow humor with a high-brow blend of historical and mechanical knowledge. Combine that with a variety of wild truck stunts that they film for their social following, and you’ve got a well-rounded, entertaining mix of brains and brawn.
Fast N’ Loud (Seasons 13 & 15, Hulu)
Season 13 of Fast N Loud starts out with donuts in Kenny Roger’s car from the film Six Pack, a step-van converted into a hot rod, and purchase of a super rare 1965 Shelby GT350 Mustang. And that’s just the beginning!
This show follows Richard Rawlings and his team at Gas Monkey Garage as they seek out and restore run-down vehicles for profit. The show is a mix of an auction show, American Pickers-style treasure hunting, and a killer auto show. The characters are entertaining and the vehicles are, as the title says, fast and loud.
Best Car Shows on Discovery+
Bad Chad Customs (2 Seasons, Discovery+)
While there are tons of auto custom shows available, Bad Chad customs is a standout. This is in part because Chad Hiltz, the proprietor of Bad Chad Customs, creates his custom hot rods using only whatever scrap metals are available. And in the small town of Canning, Nova Scotia, that’s no small feat.
Hiltz takes these scrap materials and builds junked cars into award-winning works of art, using parts from boats, planes, RV’s, and even home furnishings to build out his creations. For more information on the show and its start, check out our interview with Chad Hiltz here.
Street Outlaws (17 Seasons, Discovery+)
This docu-reality series follows the world of street racing in Oklahoma City, which claims to have the fastest street cars in the United States. The racers customize a variety of vehicles from classic muscle cars and imports to race-ready farm trucks, all in an effort to rise up in the ranks of their top ten list of the fastest racers. The show follows the culture of illegal street racing, although the races in the show take placed on closed roads and in a controlled environment.
The participants are passionate and charismatic, and the rids get lighter and faster with each season. Even though the races are controlled, the sense of danger and drama is palpable in every episode.
What Car Movies Do You Like?
So there’s five gearhead-focused joints from Netflix to keep you entertained for a bit. Let us know what car movies or shows you are watching and if you have any suggestions for our list on Twitter. Until then, stay safe, stay home, and wash your hands!
Tony Borroz has spent his entire life racing antique and sports cars. He is the author of Bricks & Bones: The Endearing Legacy and Nitty-Gritty Phenomenon of The Indy 500, available in paperback or Kindle format. Follow his work on Twitter: @TonyBorroz.
Cover Photo: From The 24 Hour War via Chassy Media.