“Gear Dogs” premiered recently on Discovery, Mondays at 10 p.m. et. In this new addition to Motor Mondays we get a great look at a community created by Nate Boyer, a car fanatic who will build and customize anything that moves. He’s the proprietor of Kultured Customs, a thriving hot rod and car resto-mod shop.
Nate did something for his fellow auto enthusiast, while opening up a new revenue source for himself. He created The Doghouse – a community garage that’s open to hobbyists and auto mechanics (aka ‘Dogs’) looking to test their build skills. That doesn’t mean he accepts anyone who walks in the door. Oh no, my friends, Nate rigorously vets candidates that will use his space, equipment, and brains in exchange for a cut of their final flip.
Tonight, in the “Gear Dogs” second episode of its inaugural season, titled “A Dog Flees”, a Dog named Chris Goodall camps at night and by day builds a ’70 Chevy C-10 with a pal; when his partner leaves, Chris must finish and flip the car with Nate. Wonder how that goes down with Nate? Maybe he’s got to take a bigger stake in the project.
Nate and his team work day and night with ambitious ‘Dogs’ who bring their old cars and big dreams to the collaborative workspace. Together, Nate, his team, and the Dogs all help each other as they tag team to build the coolest custom rides, including a ’67 Plymouth Belvedere, 1980 Jeep Honcho, and a 1956 Chevy Nomad, among others.
But, can Nate balance two shops to make the Doghouse a success – and create a whole new business model for building cars?
“Gear Dogs” is produced for Discovery Channel by Coolfire Studios. Jeff Keane, David Johnson, Steve Luebbert, Emi Macuaga and Graham Hughes serve as executive producers. For Discovery Channel, Craig Coffman is executive producer and Todd Lefkowitz is producer.
It airs Mondays on Discovery Channel beginning at 10 p.m. ET/PT Image credit: Discovery Communications, used with permission