Last updated on August 4th, 2023 at 05:59 pm
Hot-rod hunter Richard Rawlings is one of the popular automobile entrepreneurs. He is the mogul of the car business. Rawlings buys vintage cars, re-works on them, and sells them for a good price. He has been doing his business through Gas Monkey Garage for a long time. He is the proprietor of the Gas Monkey Garage. Rawlings gained more fame after the Discovery Channel created a reality tv show about him and his garage. The series titled Fast N' Loud chronicles Rawlings and his crew from the Gas Monkey Garage from Dallas, Texas. The series started in 2012 and has already completed its 15 series. The 16th series of Fast N' Loud is set to premiere in March 2020. The show helped Rawling gain more fame and grow his business. To date, he as bought, renovated, and sold several vintage and classic cars. The popularity of Rawlings and his show led to several spin-offs such as Misfit Garage and Fast N' Loud: Demolition Theater.
What is Gas Monkey Garage?
Gas Monkey Garage is an automobile garage opened by Richard Rawlings that creates and sells automobiles for customers worldwide. Rawlings launched his garage in 2002. The garage has created automobiles and sold numerous cars worth millions since then. They search for old cars and Rawlings buys it. In their garage, they revive the car they bought. Since 2012, Rawlings and his Gas Monkey Garage have been chronicled in the Discovery Channel reality series, Fast N' Loud. The series completed its 15th season in 2019. Gas Monkey has successfully established itself as one of the popular brands regarding cars. Gas Monkey Garage is now a multi-million dollar brand. Gas Monkey is not only about cars, it has been established as a brand. Besides tv shows, Rawlings has also launched several restaurants under the brand name Gas Monkey in Dallas. Rawlings now owns Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill and Gas Monkey Live music venues in several parts of Dallas. He has released his first biography, Fast N' Loud: Blood, Sweat, and Beers in May 2015.
How Many Cars Does Richard Rawlings have?
Richard Rawlings is an automobile freak. He does not only sell cars, but he also collects them. He has an extraordinary car collection to his possession. His car collections consist of vintage cars from the 50s to the modern luxurious ones. It is not certain that Rawlings keeps a specific collection of cars, but he would have over 40-50 cars in his garage. Sometime, he would have only 5-6 cars in his collections. These 5-6 cars are some of his personal favorite which he will never sell to his customers. The rest, he sells for a good price.
- 1974 Mercury Comet: At 14 years of age, he bought his first car, a 1974 Mercury Comet. He regrets selling his first car as it has become rare to find another.
- 1952 Chevrolet Fleetline: The first car built in his shop. He sold and bought it back four times. He claims this car has brought luck to his business.
- 1932 Ford Roadster: His dream car, a rarest Ford model of that time.
- Lamborghini Miura: He has made several unsuccessful attempts to buy this specific car.
- 1968 Shelby Mustang GT350 H: Fan favorite car from season 1.
As of June 2020, his inventory consists of several vintage cars. They are
- 1976 Chevrolet G 10 4*4 Tequila Van
- 1969 Ford F350 Koenig Utility
- 1986 Zimmer Quicksilver
- 1969 Ford F600
- 1936 Ford Convertible Rumble Seat Roadster
- 1933 Chrysler Royal 8 Coup Ct Imperial
He also had 2019 Mercedes-Benz SL450 Roadster, 1978 Ford Fairmont, 1970 Dodge Challenger, 1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster, 1968 Chevrolet Impala Custom Hardtop, 1967 Pontiac Firebird, 1976 Chevrolet C-10, 2015 Dodge Ram 2500, 2005 Ford GT Custom Coupe, 1998 Chevrolet Crew Cab-Dually, 1966 Saab 96 Monte Carlo Sport, 1991 Ferrari F40, 1989 Volkswagen "Shorty", and 1989 Lamborghini Countach among others.
What car does Richard Rawlings Drive?
Richard Rawlings has several cars to his possession. Being an automobile entrepreneur, he collects several cars, renovates it, and sells it to his clients. However, he keeps some of the cars he really fancies. The hot rod hunter has earned his fortune from his business. He not only sells the best cars but also rides them. He drives the 2015 Ram 2500 ton diesel truck. He also drives his 1932 Ford Roadster. There are some of his favorite cars that he uses for his own ride.