Other than the Motor City, name a place where cars are appreciated for the full scope of their impact on society.

A cable network may not be a geographic destination, yet the History Channel certainly fits that bill.

“”I mean, who doesn’t love the auto? Certainly, History does. It’s the perfect vehicle, no pun intended to deliver the juicy, wow facts that our audience really leans into,” says Mary Donahue,  senior vice president of development and programming for the channel.

On Sunday, History will premiere a two-night documentary special titled “The Cars That Built the World.” It’s a lively journey through the creative engineering, intimidating leaps of faith, fateful missteps and ferocious rivalries behind global brands like Mercedes Benz, Rolls-Royce, Porsche, Toyota and Honda.