Producer Tom Beers think that that Detroit’s rusty aesthetic has a large audience appeal and that the city has a lot to be proud of regarding everything on wheels. And I agree. It’s official, the Discovery Channel is going to run a 13-episode series on James and Dave Kaye, the 2 brothers who founded Detroit Bros in 2002. You wonder: will the show concept be closer to “American Chopper” or to “Biker Build-Off” or “Monster Garage”?
The answer? Different, of course. Because a TV reality show is about personalities and attitude, and memorable designs can take very different roads depending of who you work with, where you work, the tools you use and…the editing. As a matter of fact, Beers love so much to produce “tough guys” series that the show was not shot in the 2 brothers shop, but on a rusty warehouse with a leaky roof tucked along a side street in Southwest Detroit. I guess to look more real because it is a REALITY show… I have no doubt hat James and Dave are working hard, have talent, are sincere at what they do and do it well, especially metal shaping that seems to be their forte. Will we see both cars and motorcycles? It seems so. In addition to boosting their own business I hope that this TV show will help re-promote the city of Detroit as the heart of the US automotive industry. The first season 13-episode “Motor City” TV show starts in January 2010. Detroit Bros (top picture Bart Madson, lower Detroit Journal)