A city that has seen it fortunes rise and fall, now has its close-up. Detroit is ready to show the world that its still got muscle in Motor City Motors. As founders of Detroit Bros. Custom Cycles, Dave and Jamie Kaye are renowned fabricators and imaginative builders. With dad John, the brothers tap into other Detroit-based talent to assemble builders and specialists to push the boundaries of automotive engineering and create one-of-a-kind vehicles.

Motor City Motors - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2009-12-28

Motor City Motors - Traction motor - Netflix

A traction motor is an electric motor used for propulsion of a vehicle, such as an electric locomotive or electric roadway vehicle. Traction motors are used in electrically powered rail vehicles (electric multiple units) and other electric vehicles including electric milk floats, elevators, conveyors, and trolleybuses, as well as vehicles with electrical transmission systems (diesel-electric, electric hybrid vehicles), and battery electric vehicles.

Motor City Motors - Automatic acceleration - Netflix

On an electric train, the train driver originally had to control the cutting out of resistance manually, but by 1914, automatic acceleration was being used. This was achieved by an accelerating relay (often called a “notching relay”) in the motor circuit which monitored the fall of current as each step of resistance was cut out. All the driver had to do was select low, medium or full speed (called “series”, “parallel” and “shunt” from the way the motors were connected in the resistance circuit) and the automatic equipment would do the rest.

Motor City Motors - References - Netflix