Street racing in the U.S. is the subject of this docu-reality series, which purportedly provides an inside look into the action both on the road and behind the scenes. In Oklahoma City, for example, racers boast having the fastest street cars in the country, and the racing, they say, comes first -- before family, before friends and before work. From a 1969 Chevy Nova to a race-ready farm truck, the vehicles -- and their drivers -- come in all shapes and sizes and have one thing in common: the need for speed.
"Street Outlaws" is awful even by Discovery standards...It's not real street racing, either: competitors attest that there are fire and medical crews on site and filming locations get shut down just as they would for any other TV show using a public stretch of road. There's still the issue that using a regular road doesn't have all the safety precautions that a purpose-built drag strip has, but competitors appearing on the show aren't completely stupid. Many of them even wear a lot of the safety gear for their runs anyway, TV show with lax requirements or not. For those appearing on the show, "Street Outlaws" is a controlled environment and an opportunity to promote themselves as racers. As flawed as the show's concept may be, it still reaches a wide audience on a major cable network. If you're looking for sponsors, here you go: instant publicity.--Stef Schrader, Black Flag, February 27, 2015
Auto Racing, Documentary, Reality
Street Outlaws is a highly successful series. This was Discovery’s 98th Tv Show. Street Outlaws was one of this most popular pieces. You can also watch other Tv Show from that genre such as Street Customs, Top Gear, and American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior: A Crew Divided.