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Gas Monkey Garage is giving away a Hot Rod - need your help

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Hi Everyone,

Richard Rawlings of Gas Monkey Garage is giving away a hot rod. We need your help in 2 ways.

1. We need a worthy charity that we can raise money for. We aim to sell T-Shirts in order for people to go into the draw. We want to give the profits to a good charity. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

2. We are going to be documenting the build out and posting the film on you tube - The first video is posted. What would you like to see in the build out - specifically???

Check out the video here:
Gas Monkey Garage Hot Rod video

I am adding a couple of pictures of the 31 etc.


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Not true. If it is licensed in Texas as an Antique car, there is no inspection requirment. No seat belts, mirrors, windshield, lights, suspension, or good taste required.
Gas Monkey is an old, well respected Hot Rod shop. I think they got caught up in the bad boy, biker, rat rod craze because of the money. Just like the rest of them on TV, they give the public what it wants.

Any of you ever see anything worthwhile on Coddington's TV show? How about "Pinks"? This stuff is produced by non Hot Rodders for non Hot Rodders. Their stupidity for promoting their production on a Hot Rod web page.

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:pimp: If the car is licensed in Texas it has to pass an inspection that is pretty thorough so the car is safe, you might not like the suspension travel or clearance but the government passes it and it has to be able to stop and steer safely too.. and safe for the bystanders too. but you are entitled to your opinion like I am mine, personally I'd rather ride in the sedan that feels the bumps down the road than ride in a rod that rides like a Cadillac and is painted and upholstered like a Caddy. If I ever wanted that I'd buy a Cadillac or Mercedes. It's individuality that makes this sport fun. :sweat:
 

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Jon, I'm in agreement somewhat with Tbucit. After you get this off your chest and have spread this as far as can be expected, kill it before it it reflects on you and gives a couple of jerks more publicity and credit than they deserve.

Jon said:
Thanks Tbucit for expressing your opinion respectfully. If more people agreed with you, we might consider changing our position.
 

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Honest Charlie was one of the first Hot Rod parts mail order warehouses. He sold parts mostly by ads in Hot Rod, Car Craft and the other few original magazines in the fifties. These Magazines then were 6" X 8" inches printed on news print pages in black and white. Honest Charley gained a reputation of shipping you what you ordered promply. Most was COD and pay up front with a cashier's check. Some of the other advertisers were Moon Equipment, Isky and Chet Herbert cams, Edelbrock to name a few. Reputable parts suppliers were few. People were used to adds promising the moon because there was no "Truth in Advertising" laws then.
I know this stuf because I started reading Hot Rod in 1956.


Jon said:
Thanks Choctaw Bob.

I would love a straight answer from GMG, Coker, or SEMA. It's so insulting to me, and to all of us, that they would try to pull this: "It looks like my brother just had these guys build a car for him." If someone doesn't see why it's insulting, take another look at this parody page: It Looks Like....

By the way, I want to re-post Frisco's comment from a short while back:



People really need to think about that one. I wasn't even an embryo during the era that he's talking about, so I will need to research it. However, any purchase of the "Honest" name, and the repetitive use of it on the Coker blog, definitely raises an eyebrow.

Also, mosstrooper -- I'm not ignoring those dodgy pics, I'm just working on something else right now. Thanks again for helping out with research. Personally, I think dodgy needs to get his head examined, possibly even x-rayed.
 

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You are right Jon, there is something very destructive about this. Eventually this imiage will kill hotroding like it killed motorcycling during the 60s. People will get to the point they don't want to be around or associated with people like this.

I was at a Harley dealer(one of the nation's largest) last week with my son. I was amazed at the middle aged fat guys, corporate types, with shaven heads and all dressed up in roll playing bad boy biker outfits. A 45-50 year old biker chick appropriately dressed for Sturgis started pawing on me, I guess to see if she could sell me a bike. After I blew her off, I started watching what was playing out as about 30 guys were looking at bikes. They were buying into a lifestyle, rather than just a bike. I think that is what is happening with the rat rodders. It is mostly a bunch of rich ******* trying to change their image.

It is my guess that Corky will weigh his options and make a business decision.
Our problem is that we don't know how deep this culture has invaded Hotrodding and SEMA. I saw a bunch of photos taken at the SEMA convention and a lot of them had evidence of this kind of stuff. They have removed the link so... The porn, sex and homosexual industries have been for years trying to get inside legitimate business. It may be too deep rooted within the corporate structure to do anything.

An example is Ford Motor Company Chairman (Ford) has gone to war with the American Family Association that has organized a boycott of Ford over Ford's support of the homosexual adgenda. This has driven Ford to the verge of bankrupcy. I guess that Ford is so involved that they won't back off without a management change.
 
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