The innovative and one-of-a-kind show trucks being produced by the Mendez family at the Texas Chrome Shop has caught more than the eyes of truck show attendees and Pride & Polish judges in recent years: The family and the custom truck builds at their shop are the subjects of a new documentary-style show on Discovery En Espanol.
The show, called “Texas Trocas”, will be a spanish-language show and will premiere on Sept. 15. Texas Chrome Shop is promoting the show this week at the Great American Trucking Show.
Raul Mendez, co-owner of Triple R Diesel and the Texas Chrome Shop, says each episode will show the transformation of a custom truck from start to finish. The other element of the show is the family’s interactions during the custom builds.
“Texas Trocas” will feature Raul and his brother Roland, along with their parents and their wives.
In each episode, a customer will come to the shop, present their ideas and needs for their truck, along with their budget and deadline for completion, and the shop will tear it down and build back the custom rig.
Sol Colom, director of communications at Discovery En Espanol, said film crews were at the shop every day for about 6 months filming for the show.
The first season will have eight episodes and will air on Sunday nights at 10 p.m. Eastern.