You might be wondering, “Does the Discovery Channel really need another hot rod show?” With countless custom car programs featuring crew interactions and drama, it seems like we’ve seen it all. So, what sets the network’s new show Gear Dogs apart, and is it worth tuning in for? Our enthusiastic answer is a resounding yes, and we’re here to tell you exactly why.
Location, Location, Location
First and foremost, let’s talk about the setting. When we say that every car shop is unique, we truly mean it. Kansas-based Kultured Customs is the perfect example of this. Run by Nate Boyer, a character in his own right, Kultured is all about the Kansas car community. Boyer is also passionate about high-end custom builds – we’re talking six-figure-type high-end. The company typically works on cars built before 1980, including classic race cars from the 50s and 70s. Kultured Customs is also connected to The Doghouse, a community garage that serves as a car aficionado’s clubhouse. Essentially, it’s a car restoration co-op. If that doesn’t pique your interest, we don’t know what will.
Nate Boyer: The Man Behind the Magic
Boyer could probably carry the show all on his own with his cool bearded look and fascinating car history. He bought his very first car, a 1959 Volkswagen Beetle, when he was only 13 years old. Boyer paid $1,000 out of his savings to buy the classic, with a simple goal in mind: to restore the car. With the help of family, neighbors, and local businesses, he achieved his goal, transforming the Beetle into something that not only he was proud of, but the rest of the community as well.
Since then, Boyer has been tirelessly transforming and building custom cars. He was only 21 when he launched Kultured Customs, and now at 29, he’s got a TV show to go along with it. When asked about doing the show, Boyer had no hesitation whatsoever. He wanted to bring his art to millions of viewers worldwide, taking the opportunity to showcase what his company is truly capable of. It might’ve been easier for Boyer to do since he’s no stranger to cameras, having been featured on MavTV as he customized a 1972 Chevy K10.
The Doghouse: A Community Garage Dream
With everything mentioned, the biggest draw for us is The Doghouse. The concept of a community garage is simply awesome, and we’re looking forward to seeing plenty of entertaining characters along the way. Who knows? Maybe we’re sitting on an interest in customizing cars ourselves. While that may be the case, there’s really no need for us to rent a weekend space to build our dream car. People like Boyer are just born to do these things, and who are we to interrupt such a creative process?
You can watch Boyer and his team of dogs on Gear Dogs, airing every Monday at 10:00 pm ET on the Discovery Channel.
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