Discovery Channel reality TV show following the life of Adam Cramer, a vintage motor cycle restorer who runs Liberty Vintage Cycles in Philadelphia. With demanding customers and a perpetual conflict between his desire for absolute perfectionism and the need for profitability, Adam faces many challenges as he and his mechanics do what they do best: build bikes.
Tough deadlines tight budgets tricky customers and even trickier employees – motorcycles really are dangerous! Philly Throttle follows the turbulent lives of vintage bike builder Adam Cramer and his motley crew of mechanics as they restore repair and flip motorcycles at Liberty Vintage Cycles in Philadelphia. Pressing deadlines finicky customers tight budgets and new employees all add to the chaos as Adam navigates the perils of owning a small business in one of the roughest corners of Philadelphia – Fishtown. Adam is an artist and an intellect not a businessman. Juggling the dual roles of ownership and artistic integrity always collide and threaten to sink Liberty Vintage forever. The only thing keeping him afloat is his dedicated group of mechanics who have bought into his dreams – it helps that they are as crazy as he is. And it’s never a dull moment as they pound hammer grind and ultimately convert rusted-out bikes into true works of art. Unlike the new choppers of today each of Adam’s creations comes with a unique history and Adam celebrates that history in the meticulous detail he puts into his restorations. Before each project he creates a vision of the perfect bike in his mind’s eye. But executing his dream vision is a battle against available parts time and customers’ tight budgets. And for Adam the bike always wins.