Hanson Mechanical in Westminster, MD Is Featured In A New Show – Throwing Wrenches


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    Merlin Hanson and Mike Gardner

    Throwing Wrenches is a new show about working on vintage Willys jeeps. Viewers learn interesting tips on what to do, and what not to do, when restoring Willys Jeeps. The show is hosted by Merlin Hanson, owner of Hanson Mechanical, and Mike Gardner, vintage Jeep expert,  Joe Beadenkopf, master mechanic, as well as a cast of jeep mechanics and enthusiasts. Throwing Wrenches is filmed on location at the Hanson Mechanical Garage in Westminster, Maryland.

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    The owner of Hanson Mechanical, Merlin Hanson, is a school librarian holding a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology and is also a passionate Jeep enthusiast.  Merlin combines his interest in history and his love for teaching with the joy he takes in working hands on with antique machinery. Merlin has worked on antique cars since the age of 17.

    In 1999, Merlin purchased his 1941 Willys MB, which he drives regularly on and off road.  Merlin believes that Jeeps are for driving, not for sitting in garages and car trailers. Jeeps are even better when they become a family experience.

    At Hanson Mechanical, they have vintage specialty tools, a variety of parts connections, and the experience of years of driving and caring for antique vehicles. They get the job done right, do not cut corners, and are happiest hearing about or seeing their customers driving their babies. Most of all, they build drivers, not untouchable concours show vehicles.

    Hanson Mechanical has been featured on the National Geographic channel on a show called Family Guns and more recently has been featured on the new show, Throwing Wrenches.  The show is produced by eBranding Group Productions.



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