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Horny Mike and His 3-D Printer Are Making Magic on ‘Counting Cars’

On June 3, Historical past Channel’s insanely in style actuality collection, Counting Automobiles, returned for a ninth season. However throughout the premiere, some followers expressed concern over the noticeable absence of airbrush artist Mike Henry (aka “Sexy Mike”). Did he grasp up his instruments and stop Depend’s Kustoms?

Is Sexy Mike nonetheless on ‘Counting Automobiles’?

To not concern, Mike remains to be right here! It took the customized automobile fanatic practically 20 minutes to make an look within the first episode of the season, however when he lastly did present up, lead painter Ryan Evans wasn’t too blissful to catch him messing round with the auto store’s new 3-D printer.

“When are you going to get to automobile elements… like sprint items, consoles?” the graphic artist requested as he watched the machine assemble a helmet. “One thing you may present [owner] Danny [Koker] to justify this [expensive piece of equipment]?”

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Mike reasoned, “I had to determine the way it labored! It’s not simply plug and play… I’ve to observe first.”

The likable technician has been with the collection since day one, and beforehand defined how he got here to work for Danny’s Las Vegas-based restoration and customization firm.

“I’m a unclean white man who used to stay in a trailer park in Michigan,” Mike advised Manila’s The Philippine Star in 2017. “I lived in a van after graduating highschool.”

He tried to start out his personal automobile and bike restore enterprise, “however I ran it badly,” Mike confessed. “It didn’t work out. I needed to transfer on. You be taught as you go.” The misstep led him to relocate to Nevada. 

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“Earlier than Counting Automobiles, I used to be merely airbrushing T-shirts and license plates for vacationers on Fremont Road in outdated Las Vegas,” he shared. “I’d put goofy hearts and draw these issues even in jackets. However heck, it was paying the payments. Then, Counting Automobiles took place and that could be a a lot better gig.”

Mike admitted that even after eight years, he hasn’t been capable of wrap his head across the degree of success the present has achieved. “I can’t imagine that I’m identified everywhere in the world now,” he mentioned, including, “We’re having a blast… I didn’t notice simply how many individuals really see us and know us.”

Sexy Mike revealed that capturing ‘Counting Automobiles’ is extremely exhausting.

The Midwest native advised The Philippine Star that the strain to finish sure initiatives for the collection, coupled with the store’s regular workload might be overwhelming. “You’re not simply filming the present and the stuff we get to work on,” Mike famous. “We take all day. It’s like doing three jobs.”

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“The precise work that goes into getting the present achieved and the timeline, that’s the toughest to fulfill,” he continued. “Typically, now we have to complete in three months as a result of we have to get the episode achieved.”

Mike additionally isn’t a giant fan of shoppers who’re unwilling to compromise on their designs. “Typically, the client needs one thing that’s nasty and won’t look good essentially,” he lamented. “You got here to me for a cause. We’re good at what we do. Let me take your concept, tweak it somewhat bit and I assure you’re going to like it.”

New episodes of Counting Automobiles air Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on Historical past Channel.

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