Esquire takes “Wrench Against the Machine” for a spin

The NBCU cable net will be premiering Coolfire Studios' motorcycle build competition series in the fall.
May 27, 2016

NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s Esquire Network is revving up a new motorcycle build competition series.

Wrench Against the Machine will be hosted by motorcycle aficionados Brian Schaffran and Dani Pajak, and will pit bike builders against each other in hour-long episodes, during which they’ll be challenged to build a range of bikes.

Judges hailing from the motorcycle build world include Roland Sands of Roland Sands Designs, Alan Stulberg of Revival Cycles and Handbuilt Motorcycle Show, and Michael “Woolie” Woolaway of Deus Ex Machina.

While an exact air date is to be determined, the Coolfire Studios-produced series will launch in the fall.

“It’s a competition series that showcases the very best builders in the world and celebrates their craftsmanship, design skills, and ingenuity. What these teams can accomplish with these bikes is pretty badass,” said Matt Hanna, executive vice president of original programming for Esquire Network, in a statement.

Jeff Keane, David Johnson, Steve Luebbert, Adam Vetri, Tim Breitbach and Aaron Bowden are executive producers for the series.

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