Parents' Guide to

Motor City Motors

By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Reality show features custom cars, economic woes, and hope.

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The mechanics' personal stories are what make Motor City Motors better than the average automotive reality series. Sure, it's plenty interesting to see the skilled workers in their element, debating the merits of cut-outs and chopped cabs and air scoops and then turning a totally ordinary vehicle into a high-performance ride.

But there are many shows that let viewers see all that. This series turns the city of Detroit into an unofficial cast member -- and not an especially upbeat one. The slumping auto industry has taken a toll on both the city's economy and on the show's participants. Though all of them are very good at what they do, several are struggling. Some are unemployed, and all of them seem worried about their future prospects. Even the Kayes' highly regarded custom shop is on the verge of failure. Watching these talented people at work is a treat, but it's a sad testament to the global economy that their valuable skills might not be enough to earn a living.

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