His name is The Count, and his game is one-of-a-kind, customized classic cars and motorcycles. Danny “The Count” Koker doesn’t just love hot rods and choppers. He lives for them.
Whether it’s a ’63 Corvette, a classic Thunderbird, a muscle-bound Trans Am, or a yacht-sized Caddy, he knows these high-performance beauties inside and out. What’s more, he’ll do anything it takes to get his hands on those he likes – he’s known for pulling over cars he passes on the road and offering cash for them on the spot, or for using a retailer’s PA system to lure a car owner back to the parking lot to make a deal and then “flip” them for a profit.
Danny and the crew from Count’s Kustoms, his Vegas-based auto repair business, are behind the wheel again for a new season of COUNTING CARS, premiering Tuesday, April 9 at 9pm ET on HISTORY.
The heat is on as the boys buy, trick out and re-sell classic cars, bikes and more. Danny is obsessed, so the more rides he buys, the faster they have to move to keep Count’s Kustoms in business.
This season’s projects span all eras of cars, trucks, bikes and trikes. They’ll be working with Ziggy Marley to restore and customize Bob Marley’s last car, a 1980 Mercedes 500SL Euro; and customizing a soap box derby car for a youngster. The Count also takes on several jobs that honor our troops, and tricks out a motorized wheelchair. Every episode features stories behind vintage vehicles, striking before-and-after transformations, and Danny’s relentless compulsion to find and flip the greatest rides of all time, at any cost.
A self-taught mechanic, Danny currently owns 58 cars and another 78 motorcycles. His bottomless knowledge about anything on wheels made him the go-to restoration expert on the hit series Pawn Stars before HISTORY gave him his own spin-off series.