Just when you thought you’d seen it all when it comes to extreme automotive design, Discovery en Español introduces MEXICÁNICOS, a series starring renowned restorer and mechanic Martín Vaca, who has spent more than 50 years transforming the world’s most astonishing limousines. Starting March 2, MEXICÁNICOS (#mexicanicos) will air Mondays at 10PM E/P as part of the network’s popular ‘Lunes de motores’ block.
Filmed entirely in Guadalajara, Mexico, MEXICÁNICOS profiles the engineering and creative challenges Martín Vaca and his collaborators encounter in the process of renovating unique and surprising vehicles. All eight episodes of this docu-reality take place at “Vaca Limousines,” one of the country’s largest conversion workshops, which specializes in creating customized limousines, hearses and hot rods. As long as it has wheels and an engine, no vehicle is off limits for Martín and his team, whose creations include a Boeing 727 converted into a limousine, a giant limo shaped like a vintage ocean liner, and a car in the shape of a chili pepper to promote a local distillery.
Each episode of MEXICÁNICOS follows the work on each vehicle from beginning to end, from the initial conversation with the client through delivery of the surprising final product. Viewers will witness the renovation of the Mustang Mach 1 belonging to Jesús and Francisco Elizalde, the sons of singer Lalo “El Gallo” Elizalde, who travel to Guadalajara to restore their father’s old car; as well as the restoration of the ’57 Chevy owned by actor Édgar Vivar, known for his role as Señor Barriga on “El Chavo del Ocho.”
Martín Vaca’s workshop is famous throughout Mexico for the limousines and hearses it produces. The team has participated in numerous international events in Las Vegas and the prestigious LCT in New York, and U.S. Hispanic audiences will now have a chance to appreciate the creativity of its exclusive restorations.
MEXICÁNICOS is a production by Discovery en Español under the supervision of Michela Giorelli, Discovery’s Vice President of Production and Development, and the Executives Producers Rafael Rodriguez and Irune Ariztoy; with the assistance of Drako Media, under the supervision of Gerardo Brandy, in co-production with High Noon Entertainment.