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Wrench Against the Machine

Wrench Against the Machine

  • Premiered: 
    November 15, 2016
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  • Network: Esquire
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Game Show & Contest
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Talent
  • Tags: motorcycle

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Plot Synopsis

Hosted by Dani Pajak and Brian Schaffran, each hour-long episode of WRENCH AGAINST THE MACHINE features two teams of three expert builders battling head-to-head with only three days and $3,000 to transform basic stock motorcycles into rowdy, riding works of art, as they try to impress a panel of judges that includes: Roland Sands, founder of the highly esteemed motorcycle and apparel company Roland Sands Design; Michael 'Woolie' Woolaway, U.S. Director of Motorcycle Design for Deus Ex Machina; and Alan Stulberg, Co-Founder and Chief Designer of Revival Cycles and the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show. At the end of the three days -- and after the fabricators are tasked with building cafe racers, choppers, bobbers, and beyond -- the expert judges test and evaluate the custom rides, crowning the winning team with the coveted "wrench" and the losing team's bike. In the series opener, David Mucci's Draft Studio from Chicago, IL takes on Michael Mundy's Steel Bent Customs from Tampa, FL. Expecting to build a vintage motorcycle, both teams have 72 hours to tackle the challenge of customizing a brand new bike with computer-driven mechanics. One misstep could turn these performance bikes into nonworking duds on two wheels.
On Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT, Esquire Network premiered the season finale of WRENCH AGAINST THE MACHINE. In the season ender, "Shock n' Roll," the competition returns to its roots in Cleveland, Ohio and Skidmark Garage, where friendly boasting between builders ultimately became a 72-hour test of endurance and craftsmanship. James Vann and Bedlam Werks from Athens, Georgia take on Cameron Jones and LA-based Lucky Wheels in a showdown heavily affected by wintry Midwestern weather and riding conditions.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Coolfire Originals (as Coolfire Studios)