Take a walk back in time with the first MotorWeek show

(April 29, 2020) Most people who have an even passing interest in automobiles have watched at some point over the past 39 years  MotorWeek — "Television's original automotive magazine" — and host John Davis, who originated the show and remains the host and executive producer.

MotorWeek is produced by Maryland Public Television and is seen nationwide on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), the Motor Trend network, V-me and internationally on the American Forces Network.

Each year, MotorWeek puts more than 150 new cars, trucks, and SUVs to the test, providing consumer-oriented vehicle reviews. Its video Road Test segments focus on performance, technology, practicality and dollar value, and feature MotorWeek's exclusive energy efficient rating system which compares each vehicle’s fuel economy to the best-rated vehicle in its class.

We found it extremely interesting to watch the first show in October 1981 and compare it to today's program. We think you might also find it interesting and very entertaining.