Shifting Gears with Aaron Kaufman will see the former Gas Monkey Garage mechanic and Fast N’ Loud star return to Discovery on his own terms.
Now his own boss, the series will follow Kaufman as he takes on concepts and builds that he’s always dreamed of working on but never previously had the time or opportunity.
He’ll also work on projects that will take him outside his comfort zone. The aim around each build will be test it in the harshest possible conditions, even if that means destroying the vehicle if it doesn’t come up to scratch.
What date does Shifting Gears with Aaron Kaufman start?
Shifting Gears with Aaron Kaufman will premiere on Monday, March 5, at 10pm ET/PT. It follows Discovery’s Motor Mega Week which starts on February 26.
Who’s in the cast
The new show will center around Kaufman’s new shop Arclight Fabrication, in Dallas, Texas, through which he works on builds and provides aftermarket parts for the F100 market.
It will also feature his hand-picked builders who each bring a different set of skills to the shop. They are Josh Freeman, Jonathan Rodriquez, Jason Bowman, Jeremy Webster and Jonathan Mansour.
The series will also see Aaron get help from some of the top automotive experts from around the country.
What will they build?
Not much is yet known about what the builds will entail, apart from the first one of the season. That will be turning an International Scout into one of the toughest ever Ultra4 trucks with the ultimate aim of competing in the toughest one-day off-road race in the world, King of the Hammers.
King of the Hammers combines racing at high speed through desert conditions with the technical ability of maneuver the vehicle over inhospitable rocky terrain.
How to watch the show
The new show will air Mondays at 10/9c on Discovery from Monday, March 5, and will also be available on the Discovery GO app.