Skip to main content

Discovery en Español Revs Up Auto Programming

Discovery en Español has fueled up its “Lunes de motores” Monday-night automotive programming block, bringing back its original series Mexicánicos for a third season.

Starring mechanic Martín Vaca, Mexicánicos puts the viewer directly into Vaca’s Guadalajara, Mexico-based automotive workshop, known for extreme car customization. New episodes began May 9 at 10 p.m.

Among the special guests included in the series’ third season is Mexican singer and comedian Lola Cortés, who visits Vaca with a special request: to transform her 2000 Corvette 2000 into a 1950s-style model. In another episode, boxing champion Ana María Torres, “La Guerrera,” asks Vaca to personalize her 1954 Ford Customline by adding a boxing glove emblem on the front of the car and an image of the World Boxing Council’s Diamond Belt under the hood. 

Mexicánicos is produced for Discovery en Español by Drako Media, under the direction of Gerardo Brandy, in co-production with High Noon Entertainment.

Meanwhile, automotive series Texas Trocas has ramped up production of its first season. Filming of the Discovery Studios reality show began during the final week of May.

The reality series centers on Raúl Méndez Sr. and his wife, Lupita, who operate Texas Chrome in the San Antonio suburb of Atascosa, Texas. In tandem with their sons Raúl and Rolando, the Méndez family has built a successful truck renovation shop that employs dozens of people and owns close to 100 trucks.

New episodes are expected to debut on Discovery en Español in the fourth quarter.