“Wrench Against The Machine” – A Bike Show Worth Watching!

Introducing “Wrench Against The Machine”

Updated August 14, 2018

Well, if you’re into custom bike building, that is. Even if you’re not, it’s still refreshing to watch a show that’s all about motorcycles, that doesn’t have anything to do with Orange County Choppers… This one is called “Wrench Against The Machine” and you can watch it on the Esquire Network from November 15th 2016.

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So, what’s the point of the show? It’s a bit like “Junkyard Wars” but it’s a little more refined. Two teams are given a wreck of a motorcycle, a budget of $3,000, and three days to turn it into something awesome. Turning a bike from a piece of scrap into a work of art in such a short time could be seen as a bit of a struggle, but it’s not a bad idea for a show – and it’s one we’d love to take part in!

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The team’s bikes are then judged by three judges. And these judges aren’t just your average TV presenters/actors, they’re the real deal: Roland Sands, of Roland Sands Design; Mike “Woolie” Woolaway of Deus Ex Machina Venice; and Alan Stulberg, of Revival Cycles fame and the founder of the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show. This isn’t your average Discovery Channel fictionalization/dramatization. It’s a genuine competition, with real industry names thrown into the mix.

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And the prizes? Well, apart from the prestige of winning and getting the seal of approval from such big name builders, the winning teams will also be able to keep their winning motorcycle, and the losing teams attempt too. Not a bad prize at all.

The show is set to start on November 15th on the Esquire Network, which is the new name for the old Spike TV. If you can’t find any details about it, your best bet is to head over to the Esquire TV website, type in your ZIP code, and find out how to get yourself connected. And once you’ve done that, try and find the details to the people in charge and get a team together. From the amount of emails we receive on a daily basis, it’s clear that the Gearheads: Motorcycles community is full of talent in the custom department… It would be great to see some of our readers winning!


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Joe Appleton
About Joe Appleton

I’ve done a bit of work here and there in the industry – I’ve even ridden a few bikes for actual money but what it comes down to is this: I ride bikes, build bikes and occasionally crash ‘em too. I like what I like but that certainly doesn’t make my opinion any more valid than yours…

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